Marshall Origin Series

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Re: Marshall Origin Series

Post by JVG » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:34 am

Interesting that they've only gone for a 8" speaker on the 5 watt model. Thought it could be worth at least a 10" to fatten things up.

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Re: Marshall Origin Series

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:25 am

Agreed. I'm not a fan of smaller speakers usually. 10" is about as small as I'd go. Considering the size of the cabinets on these (none of them are tiny cabinets), the 5W should be 10", the 20W should be 12", and so on.
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Re: Marshall Origin Series

Post by Arthon » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:23 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:25 am
Agreed. I'm not a fan of smaller speakers usually. 10" is about as small as I'd go. Considering the size of the cabinets on these (none of them are tiny cabinets), the 5W should be 10", the 20W should be 12", and so on.
Yes, but for playing in a appartment, a 8" are better. So it can be a logical choice for a 5 watts amp.
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Re: Marshall Origin Series

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:08 am

I could see that. I mostly just wish the Origin 20 was a 12" speaker. Haha.
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Re: Marshall Origin Series

Post by SAVEStheDAY » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:22 am

At least they don't have plastic corners.

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Re: Marshall Origin Series

Post by Mojambo » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:43 am

My only concern is what the build quality will be like considering the price point. They're very cheap...hopefully not in terms of construction. We'll have to wait and see.

I'll definitely be trying one out, as having a 'real' Marshall has been out of reach until now.

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Re: Marshall Origin Series

Post by Stosh221 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:04 pm

Mojambo wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:43 am
My only concern is what the build quality will be like considering the price point. They're very cheap...hopefully not in terms of construction. We'll have to wait and see.
For sure. I recently got a Princeton (reissue), and it's pretty solid. Great for practice, but I'm a little skeptical that it's going to have enough clean headroom when playing with a drummer and other instruments, short of miking. The Origin 50 is looking pretty interesting to me. I'm not a big fan of over-the-top Marshal distortion, but I think their clean sound is underrated. So looking forward to giving one of these a tryout.

Buy yeah, a little dubious as to construction quality at these prices. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Marshall Origin Series

Post by Mojambo » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:53 pm

Stosh221 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:04 pm
Mojambo wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:43 am
My only concern is what the build quality will be like considering the price point. They're very cheap...hopefully not in terms of construction. We'll have to wait and see.
For sure. I recently got a Princeton (reissue), and it's pretty solid. Great for practice, but I'm a little skeptical that it's going to have enough clean headroom when playing with a drummer and other instruments, short of miking. The Origin 50 is looking pretty interesting to me. I'm not a big fan of over-the-top Marshal distortion, but I think their clean sound is underrated. So looking forward to giving one of these a tryout.

Buy yeah, a little dubious as to construction quality at these prices. Fingers crossed.
Over the band, the Princeton most likely won't be clean enough although it will still be heard. They're still pretty damn loud for 15w. And that tone... :?

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Re: Marshall Origin Series

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:11 pm

Stosh221 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:04 pm
...I think their clean sound is underrated. So looking forward to giving one of these a tryout.
I realized that all my favorite bands use Marshalls for cleans, some closer to the edge of breakup, but I LOVE that sound.
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Re: Marshall Origin Series

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:35 am

interesting idea in theory. i do agree that i like the sound of a marshall clean more than the rawk set. to me, it's a very focused sound in a way that a fender (outside the bassman) cant be. however, i cant help but think marshall have been trying so hard to be both retro and modern at the same time. the problem i always had with the DSL is it seemed like it was trying to please everyone but all i thought was it lacked a sound of it's own. i kinda feel the same about the blackstar ht series.
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Re: Marshall Origin Series

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:32 am

I agree. I like the sound of most tube Marshalls, but I hate most of their aesthetics, especially the combos. Much prefer the vintage aesthetics for their combos like the Origin series or the Class 5.
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Re: Marshall Origin Series

Post by Grey » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:47 pm

I agree that the Origin series does have that classic Marshall look. I also like those "offset" amps they did at one point, I swear that and my guitar preference is just a coincidence.

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Re: Marshall Origin Series

Post by Haddock » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:38 am

My favorite home amp is my JTM-1 1W head, usually played through an open-back 2x12 cab (G12M + G12H) unless I want to move it around the house and put it back on the standard small cab.

This new series seem to have a similar voicing, with 3 power levels, an effect loop, and a drums-compatible level of power ... (I don't gig these days but my son is learning drums).

So ... a looooot of interest here for the Origin 20W head. :-*
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