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The Marshall SC20H/SV20H/2525H 20 watt owners club.

Discussion in 'Amp Owners Clubs' started by KelvinS1965, Feb 12, 2019 at 11:12 AM.

  1. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Tele-Holic

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    Apr 9, 2014
    Wokingham England
    I know there are already plenty of these out in the wild, judging by some other forums, but I didn't see an owners thread on here yet.

    I've owned the 20 watt Mini Jubilee head and matching 2x12 cab for about 2 years now (which is also part of this new range, they've just changed the front panel labelling). I also have one of the 1 watt JMP1-H heads and matching custom made 1x12 cab. However, the 1 watt isn't loud enough to rehearse with or gig (obviously) so when I saw the new 20 watt SV20H (aka 'Plexi') I knew I'd want one to replace the 1 watter.

    Mine arrived today; managed to find a B stock for sale at one of the few shops that had stock available. Supposed to be a mark on the front panel, but I'm blowed if I can see it. It wasn't a huge discount, but more that I could have it without waiting (most shops seem to show another month before deliveries are due). As a side advantage; last night I noticed that most UK dealers have put their prices up by about £26 as both the Classic and Vintage heads are now mostly advertised at £875 up from £849 at launch.

    I'll take some photos later and post back on this thread...for now I'm off to try it out. Tomorrow night I'm at the rehearsal studio, so will get chance to crank it a bit more than I will at home; my neighbour plays guitar with me anyway and our house is detached anyway. :)
     
  2. Whatizitman

    Whatizitman Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 18, 2018
    WV
    What if you don't like it? Will you quit the club? ;)

    I'm sure you'll dig it. The reviews are mostly positive so far. Congrats!
     
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  3. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Tele-Holic

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    Apr 9, 2014
    Wokingham England
    Well I've got 2 out 3 of them, if you count my 2525H (that isn't labelled as a studio since it's 2 years old) so I reckon I'll be OK. :)

    It's very loud even in 5 watt mode; I use my 2525H in the living room all the time in 5 watt mode, but it has a master volume of course. The 'Plexi' won't be loud enough to distort at home, so I'll have to wait until the studio tomorrow night to hear it distorting.
     
  4. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Tele-Holic

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    Apr 9, 2014
    Wokingham England
    Took some photos:
    Plexi 1.jpg

    This is where my 2525H usually lives, no problem with cooling as I always play with the door open, before anyone worries. ;)

    Plexi 3.jpg

    There is a 2x12 Greenback loaded cab behind the projector screen (approx behind where the photo is):
    Plexi 2.jpg
     
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  5. Bluey

    Bluey Tele-Meister

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    I was thinking SV20 combo but ordered the SV20H today after watching this review. I have a 1x12 closed back cab that will suit perfectly & I know its not a bedroom amp which some refuse to acknowledge or understand.
     
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  6. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Tele-Holic

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    Apr 9, 2014
    Wokingham England
    Yes, definitely not a bedroom amp (unless you want to use it clean I guess). I found that even 5 watt mode was loud in the studio the other night and not much quieter than 20 watt subjectively. At least the tone seemed to stay the same between modes. I've ordered an attenuator as I want to be able to play it in the studio at slightly more managable levels, then turn it up more for gigs. If it works well enough I can play it at home, but I gather too much attenuation can kill the tone.
     
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  7. tce63

    tce63 Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    Which attenuator did you order ?
    I need to get one also i think, But I haven´t got the amp yet
     
  8. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Tele-Holic

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    Apr 9, 2014
    Wokingham England
    I've ordered the Palmer PD106 which is the 16 ohm version (since my cabs are 16ohms). I've got a 30 day return option if it really doesn't do what I expect, though having watched a few videos one thing they seem to say is how transparent it is. I'd just like to be able to shave a bit off the level when we're one of the smaller studios like Wednesday night and if I can play it at home too, then that is a bonus.

    https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Palmer-PDI06L16-Power-Attenuator-16-Ohms/R1M

    They do an 8 ohm model as well.
     
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