NAD: Marshall SC20C JCM 800 Combo

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  1. Corporal Scratchy

    Corporal Scratchy Member

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    The actual New Amp Day was last Sunday, when I took ownership of a Marshall SC20C JCM 800 Combo. It was not cheap, a little under £1000 but putting it through its paces over the last few days has convinced/reassured me that this has been money well spent.

    I’ve been a Marshall user for the last 30 years. In my gigging/recording period, it was JCM 900s and JCM 2000s in various permutations. When I quietened down (so to speak) and retreated into being a home player, I settled on a JCM 2000 DSL 401 combo. This did me very nicely until a change in financial circumstances obliged me to sell it along with much other gear :(

    Greatly improved finances :smile: plus offers from bands to play with them got me thinking about getting another DSL 401; it was great sounding, versatile (3 foot-switchable channel options, reverb etc.) and very portable. There existed the opportunity to buy my old one but before doing so, I took a step back and looked at my real needs. These boiled down to only requiring a single channel (I’m a rhythm player, no lead stuff) and I require an over-driven sound but a limited one where individual note clarity remains when playing arpeggio/ picked chords.

    The new SC20C delivers the sounds I want in spades. It is easy to “sweet spot” and once done, the sounds and tones are all I could ask for. The single channel is simplicity personified and I am now adept in setting/changing levels and tone using the controls on my guitar. The build quality is first class and it is as portable as I could wish for. Its ability to switch output from 20 watts to 5 works really well, preserving all the punch, presence and vibe of the amp firing at full throttle, but at a family-acceptable sound level.

    To summarise then……

    Marshall SC20C JCM 800 + SG Standard T = Loud Noises = Deep Joy!
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  2. DanB

    DanB Active Member

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    Congrats on the purchase, your amp goes well with your guitar both in looks and in sound!
     
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    plankton Well-Known Member

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    Glad you like the new amp. Those new 20 watt Studio Marshalls seem nice. I need to check out the "Plexi" one soon.
     
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  4. Corporal Scratchy

    Corporal Scratchy Member

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    Thanks Dan
     
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    Go for it! Good luck; you may well like it but your wallet might not..... :smile:
     
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    plankton Well-Known Member

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    I'll probably try the Marshall, like it, and then just buy a Laney. :thumb:
     
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  7. Clifdawg

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    Gibson and Marshall, man. They're just like peanut butter and chocolate... Happy NAD!!

    +1 for the 40-watt DSLs!
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  8. Corporal Scratchy

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    Thanks.

    The one thing I miss from my DSL which is not on the SC20C is the reverb facility. I solved this with a Boss RV-6 reverb pedal which is doing the job nicely.

    Finally, SG Guitar + Marshall Combos = Great avatar photos!
     
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