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1 hour ago, ZoSoRose said:

Marshall is coming out with a 20 watt Plexi and JCM800 5th complement the 2525. God Damn, thats awesome

pretty cool. happy with my mini jubilee. Gonna try the Plexi though there are already plexi-ish low wattage available that are killer. Was pretty stoked about the suhr badger and the TAD 18watt head

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3 hours ago, ZoSoRose said:

Marshall is coming out with a 20 watt Plexi and JCM800 5th complement the 2525. God Damn, thats awesome

I'm not convinced. The price is $1,300 and you can get a real deal 70s JMP or 80s JCM for that money, usually in solid condition. The lower wattage may appeal to people. but 20w is still very loud. For home playing, 20w is still too much IMO, may as well have the real thing in 50 or 100 watts. Also worried about how power section changes to accomodate the lower wattage will affect the tone/feel.

For the mini Jub I think this price point makes sense because you can't get a real Jubilee head at $1,300 unless it's in awful condition. Although now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure I've seen the original 50w Jub combo go for $1,300 - $1,500 in the past (yup one on Reverb now for $1,500).

So I guess people will buy these regardless. 

 

 

 

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On 1/24/2019 at 2:27 PM, OmarBradley said:

I'm not convinced. The price is $1,300 and you can get a real deal 70s JMP or 80s JCM for that money, usually in solid condition. The lower wattage may appeal to people. but 20w is still very loud. For home playing, 20w is still too much IMO, may as well have the real thing in 50 or 100 watts. Also worried about how power section changes to accomodate the lower wattage will affect the tone/feel.

For the mini Jub I think this price point makes sense because you can't get a real Jubilee head at $1,300 unless it's in awful condition. Although now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure I've seen the original 50w Jub combo go for $1,300 - $1,500 in the past (yup one on Reverb now for $1,500).

So I guess people will buy these regardless. 

 

 

 

I hear you but within a year the used prices will drop to a grand or under. I think 20 watts is still a big difference, anyways. Maybe not in volume but getting good saturation in a band setting will be easier. Especially with the Plexi. These also have a built in attentator which is good for home use (maybe not apartment use)

If I was getting an amp I would strongly consider one of these. Probably the 1959SLP

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People are starting to receive these. The clips I've heard sound good, but some techs are not impressed with the components/layout Marshall used - quite a few are saying these heads should be selling for about half as much as Marshall is charging. In a band setting these studio heads would be pretty good, I agree. I think my preferences are due to style. Lower wattage amps just don't get me the same dynamics and gain structure as 50 or 100 watters. A lot changes in an amp when you take a 50/100w model and try to lower it. But mini heads are clearly selling and they do sound good, so it makes sense Marshall is jumping into this realm.

If I were to spend ~$1,300 on a low wattage non-used amp though, it would be the Friedman JJ Mini.

Think I'm going to snag a 50 watt Katana within a week or two though.

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I played the mini Plexi and JCM800 at a local store this past week.

The Plexi, just like the full version, you have to crank up. I could probably sort of get there in my band, but couldn't in the store really on the 20 watt mode. Sounded good, reminded me of my old Class 5. The built in attentator sounds fine but at 4 watts, it still gets very loud. They should have added a master volume.

The JCM 800 sounded great at low volume with the master down and preamp gain cranked. I've played a 100 watt one before and this reminded it of me well enough.

If I had to choose Id probably get the Studio Vintage/1959SLP but I liked both. I think the "trick" to good tone is volume, though. Honestly they werent that much better than the Marshall models in my Helix. Those sound best cranked, too.

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Picked up a kit for a really good price, it's got some dings and scratches but it sounds soooo good - a big, boomy, heavy arena rock sound. The kick is a 26" beast:

 

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Once I replace the heads and clean it up a bit, it's gonna be a great kit.

It's not a big brand-name either, it's from a custom shop near Atlanta. 

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got a new distortion pedal. it's the JHS Andy Timmons plus version of the Angry Charlie I think. I love it.

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Got hold of a nice gram of Gear about 2 weeks back now of a mate of mine who deals that really good stuff where you can taste the chemicals dripping from the back of your throat sorta stuff.

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