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GAS has beaten me yet again... NAD!

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by Cold Shot, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. Cold Shot

    Cold Shot Strat-O-Master

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    So I have a few amps lurking around; A Fender HR DeVille 410, a Marshall DSL40C (Not CR), a Peavey Ultra 112, Classic 30, and Classic 50 212 combo, as well as my Gen 1 Line 6 Spyder 50W. I can nail just about any tone I want, but there was something missing. I couldn't figure out if it was a Vox-ish clean/dirty sound I was missing, or a truer Marshall Plexi-ish sound I was missing. I YouTube-d the crap out of AC15C1, AC10C1, Marshall Class 5 combo, and Marshall Origin 50C videos.

    I like combo amps, so I was trying to keep heads and external cabs out of the equation. I hit GC Used every single day trying to find the right deal on the right amp, meanwhile narrowing down my focus onto either an AC15C1 or a Class 5 combo. GC has a Class 5 combo for $319.99 plus shipping and tax, which is pretty good, but I've always liked higher wattage amps, with my Classic 30 being my lowest at... well... 30 watts. However, I have heard that the AC15C1 is a blisteringly loud amp for its size (totally giggable) and I can't afford nor need the weight of an AC30C2. I love the looks of the Class 5 combo, but it, although exceptionally loud for it's size, doesn't have much clean headroom. I prefer 12 inch speakers in most combos (I realize the AC10C1 and Class 5 both have 10's, but I was willing to make an exception.), so the only Origin amp I would want is the 50C (Also, the 20C has a fixed bias and I prefer to adjust my bias manually.), and the CHEAPEST one I found was $469 (+ shipping and tax), which is just a bit too much.

    A deal came out on an AC15C1 last night on GC Used for $399 in Great condition and I almost jumped on it, but I stopped and listened to some really good AC15C1 videos again and I realized something. The Vox clean isn't what I was looking for. The OD tones are fantastic, but the Vox cleans are just a bit too chimey for me. I like my cleans to be equal parts treble-y and mid-y. And my Hot Rod DeVille does that in spades. And when I A-B'd the Vox dirty tone and the Marshall Plexi-ish dirty tone, I preferred the Marshall. Well, this morning, the GAS gods smiled upon me. I typed in "Origin 50c" in the search bar just for kicks and found THAT deal I was looking for. Y'all know the one. The one that makes you go "HOLY ****!!" The GC in Chattanooga, TN was selling a Great condition Origin 50c WITH the footswitch for $349.99 (Again, +shipping and tax) and I couldn't order it fast enough. I called the GC to make sure it was still there and not claimed yet and he told me there's a minor ding on the left side. I realize it's not an English made Marshall, but neither is my DSL40C and it RIPS. I'm hoping for my shipping confirmation in the next couple of days and I hope to be jamming on it early to mid next week sometime. I can't WAIT! Only picture I have is the one provided by GC, but I'll get some real pics once I bring it home. download (1).png
     
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  2. CigBurn

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    Yeah...I'd take that deal any day of the week. Congrats!
     
  3. Cold Shot

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    It's actually the second time I came across this deal. Another Origin 50C was dropped to $350 about a month ago and I ordered it, but had to cancel it immediately because I needed the money elsewhere for more important matters at the time and it slipped my mind. Not the case this time. This one's MINE.
     
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    Great deal, CONGRATS!
     
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    Thanks, I just bid on some gear. o_O
     
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    Can't have too many amps.
     
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  7. Jesse414

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    Cool amp your getting. I like those origins alot better then the dsl line they just sound much better to me. Congrats :)
     
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  8. Cold Shot

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    Happy to help!
     
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    My amp GAS has been absurd lately. I'm on a mission. LOL
     
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    I personally feel like I'm at the ceiling of gear. Ive got a jp2c, a vh4, a George allasandro super reverb, and a bludotone Mordecai (on order, arrival Sep. '21)

    My wife feels id light a stack of cash on fire if i thought it would sound good.
     
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    Congrats on your purchase, Hope you enjoy it!
     
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    I'd like to get an HX Effects after this Marshall, but honestly, I think I'd rather just build an actual pedalboard. I've already got the delay, chorus, and a good OD. If I had a compressor, an octave pedal; a fuzz, a phaser, a boost, and a good reverb pedal, I'd be set. My old Digitech RP155 is doing a fine job holding me over in the meantime.
     
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    Congrats on finding your “precious”. HNAD!
     
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    I actually think I saw that amp when I was in GC Chatt last week. It looked nice. I was too enamored with a really beat up Super Twin to give it a close look...finally deciding I could buy something new and better suited for me than what it would take to buff that one up (truth be told, I have plenty of loud amps :rolleyes:).

    HNAD!
     
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    LOL!!! I see what you did there.

    Small world!
     
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    A lot of people slam the Marshall origin for some reason (not sure why).
    Honestly I have never played one, so I only have YouTube demos to go on....
    They sound like a Marshall to me.
    Like a jtm.... kind of clean and round.
    They can crunch up pretty nice, but not dsl territory.
    To me.... the cleaner Marshall sound is more desirable than the high gain Marshall sound. I like the old Marshall with a tube screamer in front type of vibe, or just an old Marshall cranked full tilt (when possible).

    I think the origin series tries to Capture that. Should be a good amp purchase.
     
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    The boys at the Marshall Forum praise it... mostly. You always have those one or two guys in every crowd that have to find something wrong with it. I have heard that it's not a plug and play amp and that I'll need to tweak it, but I do that anyways. And, because it's essentially a Plexi style amp, it needs to be cranked up to sound its best. Works for me!
     
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    Oh my, the Peavey Classic 30, and Classic 50 212! They were the "ones who got away". Actually preferred them over all my previous amps. Dang that 50/212 weighed a T-O-N! I had to put casters on it.

    Now my KPA (Kemper Profiling Amp) gives me all that without the weight LOL.
     
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    Congrats, hope you enjoy it when it arrives. Sounds like a heck of a deal.
     
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    The Classic 30 was bought from a good friend for $150 and it is in stunning condition for its age and the Classic 50 was received in a trade for my Peavey 212-6 cabinet. I liked the cabinet quite a bit, but I just prefer combos. I wanted to run the cabinet with my DSL40C at the same time, but the resistances just didn't agree with each other and I'm not a fan of blowing stuff up out of ignorance. They're both 90's amps and both, because of that, Meridian made. Funny thing is, I got them literally a week from each other. What are the odds?


    I have no doubt I will. My expectations of this amp are right where they need to be. Old school 60s and 70s Marshall cleans and grit. A lot of people who hate the Origins have the idiotic expectation that just because it's a Marshall, it's supposed to be able to play metal.

    It's like buying a Silverado and expecting it to perform like a Camaro or Corvette just because they both say Chevrolet. I'm buying a Silverado because I need a truck, if you catch my drift. :D