Like most Marshall amplifiers, this one is built like a tank and the reliability is outstanding—perfect for the gigging musician! Try one out and I think you would agree!. The new series basically utilized the previous 50- and 100-watt chassis with a few important tweaks. Dave has created his own production amp line utilizing his sought-after skills and talents. Now the volume is usable under 3, the guitars volume knobs really become more useful. Better to have more power and not use it than to have less power and need more imo.
Looking to sell so that I am able to pick up something smaller for home use. It's a technical issue, and I don't think people would be happy with the sound. I use it both just plugged straight in, and with pedals. It's not just a giant diode overdrive pedal, lot's of tube mojo going on in there. Also had the first tube stage cathode bypass cap increased from 0. If you must play at low volume but need all the crunch try a Power Brake or something similar.
You don't find yours to sound tinny on the gain channel and to have completely pointless and unuseable channel switching due to the inability to balance volumes and gain levels satisfactorily between the two modes? Each individual amp seems to behave slightly differently, according to reliable sources I have spoken to. The SmallBox 50W guitar head features two footswitchable channels with separate gain and volume controls. It really sounds awesome, and just is awesome. Not much more I can say. However, I will say that with the gain turned up, there is some hiss and buzz with single coils.
To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Can't comment on your Peavey question. You can get a 20w el-34 amp, but it will be running in triode operation rather than pentode and again, people will be unhappy with the sound. When he got it home it sounded different. This is a lot of amp in a 50-watt package. It's a more simple, single channel amp, but the tone is fat and huge.
What say you's , 20w jcm800,answer to your prayers or neutered 800. As much as people think it's awesome, I don't think it's the future as far as amps go. Isn't it better to just get a 50w clone that you can drop to 25w and still get the marshall thump. . I have found that I like the little Marshalls much better, especially for overdriven sounds. From what I hear, it will be released last, possibly in 2013. After that happens I would play around with different speakers, like some of the other guys have mentioned.
The guys at Marshall must have hit themselves in the head with a hammer when coming up with the prices. I run my preamp dimed or just backed off of dimed to deal with that bright cap. His exposure to the performing arts early on helped foster his love for music and attention to detail, and upon receiving his first guitar at age 15, he became hooked. You should pay more for a better tool, based on the job to be done. I grew up with that British rock guitar sound a la Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. Yep, and I'm not sure why anyone would realistically expect them to be, either.
Hey there, I just saw these heads and they really grabbed me. I did not miss the clean 'channel'. This is kind of crazy. Sources: Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers, 3rd Edition, by Zachary R. I eventually modded and gutted mine and rewired it to a early plexi spec.
I tried the combo version but didn't like it, the 8 inch speaker just didn't cut it. My main amp for the better part of my guitar playing years has always been a 2204 through a 4x12. It was just a deal i couldnt pass up. Very clean when clean and monster gain when wide open. Volume attenuation can muffle the tone.
In this case, it is pretty obvious that the cabinet is the big change, but don't ignore cables, guitar, effects, etc. Weight too for some people. If the cab was running vertically, you have a quasi-full stack. At low power it doesn't move a lot of air, even through a 4x12, so getting feedback can be difficult at lower gain settings. I know alot of guy's are waiting to see if marshall comes out with a low watt jcm800 ,like 20w. I'd also mirror others thoughts on modding.
I am happy with my current setup. I don't like the look of wood guitars. Good Luck Click to expand. Guys, with all due respect I have to make a comment. Overall, it is great for low volume practice or home recording and can cover classic rock through metal territory with ease. It may be in their best interests to gradually introduce some stock while they recoup production costs of their other offerings. It's my most played amp, by far.