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    Marshall Origin SOS

    Bad preamp tube. Once I actually checked, one was badly microphonic. Got a replacement EH tube for $15 from the local tech. Back in business. All is well in the world.
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    Orange Micro Terror and other amp questions

    This raises an important question: forgetting cab sim for a minute, what is the difference between a 1/4” headphone output and a “line out” or DI?
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    Orange Micro Terror and other amp questions

    Any Rocker 15 Terror supporters out there? There is a used one in my area. Curious enough to maybe try that out.
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    Orange Micro Terror and other amp questions

    This thing’s features are crazy but I didn’t think it sounded as good. Although I can’t entirely rule out that it wasn’t just my bias against/anxiety about stepping on my amp.
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    Orange Micro Terror and other amp questions

    What I really want is an Orange Micro Terror with an effects loop and a line out. If it had a second channel and a 16-ohm out option, that would be even better. I don’t need the higher gain of the dark and some other orange amps. I love what the micro terror does (everything I miss about my...
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    I present….the Bellacaster

    Love that. Bravo!!
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    Strat partscaster

    Your guitar, but those are the last two changes I’d make if trying to warm up a guitar’s tone. I’ve had a lot of success adjusting pickup heights. Strings make a big difference. If decked, you could float the trem a little (though this seems to cost you some sustain, at least unplugged). I’d...
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    Marshall Origin SOS

    And just like that, it’s a real problem now. Played great the last couple days, then this morning while playing at just a basement volume, a very loud noise, a lot like a wild distortion pedal but without any notes ringing through, came blaring out. Tried to turn gain and master volume all the...
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    Marshall Origin SOS

    From what I know of the scheme for the O20, V1 is glowing a little brighter than V2, and V3 brighter than the other power tubes. But, V3 is for the effects loop, and I’m not even running anything through that. Didn’t seem to change after running for 5-6 minutes on low power. While I let it sit...
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    Marshall Origin SOS

    I had another tube amp a few years back with JJ’s, and they were fine, but that was a very different circuit. From what I have read, the stock Origin tubes are rebranded, MIC JJ’s. Those are not hard to be found and would be among the cheaper options for trying to diagnose by trial. On another...
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    Marshall Origin SOS

    Thank you. Any recommendations on where to buy? I have seen re-tube kits for the Origins listed on Reverb, but they're not cheap. And forgive my ignorance, but I would need a matched set of EL34's for the power section, correct? Or is it safe to replace just one? A step further, if my goal was...
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    Marshall Origin SOS

    I have a 20-watt combo Marshall Origin. Little over a year old. Have not had any issues with it. Only play at home and only a couple times per week with this particular amp. Generally, for 20-30 minutes at a time at mid-power and with volume 1-2. Has not left my basement since I got it new...
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    Give some recognition to someone here!

    I’ve enjoyed the work of many of you. Thanks for that. Special shout-out to @moosie though, who has helped me out of at least a couple of wiring jams. Cheers!
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    Lucas Nelson POTR

    Their stuff isn’t exactly my style of music - at least, the more country-rooted stuff (sorry), but I saw them live backing Uncle Neil in 2015 on the Monsanto tour and Lukas was a standout, for sure. Really great voice and guitar player. And they have full command of Neil’s catalog at this point...
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    After $60+ of lacquer and 10+ hours, ready to give up

    It needs a neck and strings, probably pickups. But it looks pretty great to me. In all seriousness, I’d buff until I was happy with the top and move on to making music. Good luck!




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