Marshall SC20C JCM800 - opinions?

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  1. mkdaws32

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    Not in the market for a new amp right now, but I plugged into one of these last week at Long and McQuade and was pretty blown away. Store was pretty empty so they let me crank it pretty good for a couple minutes. It sounds and feels like a JCM800 should but lower power and more portable. Possibly my dream amp - I may have to get in the market for a new amp :). This could turn me back off of modelling and onto tubes again ;). I could not believe it was a 10” speaker.

    Anyone else have any experience/thoughts on these?
     
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    I'm loving the Silver Jubilee version of this amp. Been a bit superceded by my Superchamp. But the JCM or JTM versions of this are cool.
     
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    Ya, looks nice. That and the mini-silver jubiliee
     
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    Yeah - I saw that one there too - gotta go back and try the Jubilee this week. I admit I like the plain-jane JCM800 2204 more than the full size Silver Jubilee, but that may not be the case for these lower power models.
     
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    The SJ is a bit more versatile - you can get a nice Marshall woody JCM vibe going as clean, then have a gonzo singing lead. Crank mids and bass all the way up. But that JCM800 is a great sound all by itself.
     
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    Yes. It’s real. If you live the JCM800 thing, the Studio Classic nails it. Even in a single 10 combo.

    Definitely a live (not home) amp though. It has tons of output and needs the Master and Gain cranked to get that full sound.

    I find it to be much more lively, punchier and outright louder than the mini-Jubilee.

    Here’s a couple pics rocking mine at a large outdoor festival. Amp is mic’d but only for the crowd. No problems with the Studio Classic serving as my monitor on a good sized stage and covering the stage, wherever I roamed.


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    Cool - yeah I’m my context it would be for live - probably cranked on the 5 watt setting. It would always be backstage and mic’d up. We use in ear monitoring exclusively.
     
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    A 2203 or 2204 would be way too loud, but is my holy grail amp tone. I was surprised how well this 10” 20watt combo could nail it!
     
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