The Marshall Vintage Modern 2266C 50 Watt 2 x 12 is an all-valve single channel amplifier with a choice of two dynamic ranges selectable by footswitch. The Low range equates to the performance you wou... Read More
The Marshall Vintage Modern 2266C 50 Watt 2 x 12 is an all-valve single channel amplifier with a choice of two dynamic ranges selectable by footswitch. The Low range equates to the performance you would come to expect from a stock vintage Marshall amplifier in terms of tone and available gain. The High range adds an extra preamp valve into the signal path, facilitating those classic hard rock tones of the seventies. Add to this the ability to dynamically interface with your instrument's Volume and Tone controls and the experience translates into a truly expressive and organic feel in performance.
Two frequency selective Pre-amp Volumes (Gains) - Body and Detail - facilitate greater flexibility of tonal shaping for individual guitars and styles while the power amplifier is heavily based on the first Marshall amplifiers to be produced, with two KT66 output valves yielding that substantial fat and smooth tone. A MID Boost switch on the front panel fattens the tone even more while a traditional Marshall tone control circuit enables fine tuning of your sound.
A master volume has been included in order to practically manage the output levels at all venues. This is implemented after the phase splitter in order to fully exploit maximum preamp drive when the master is turned down low. A reverb level control mixes the on board plate reverb with the direct signal to whatever degree the player chooses. The reverb can be toggled on and off via the footswitch.
Finally, a series FX loop is provided for those players who wish to use outboard effect to further enhance their sound. Loop levels of —10dB and +4dB are catered for via rear panel switch as well as the option to completely bypass this feature if it is not required.
The Combo comes fitted with two Celestion G12C 25 Watt greenback speakers enabling stand-alone performance. There is a facility for using an extension cab if required.
The cosmetics are also a carefully crafted hybrid of old and new styles — made even more dramatic by the deep purple vinyl that covers the entire series.
Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.
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The Vintage Modern Series is billed as a single channel amp; but don't let that fool you into thinking this is a one trick pony. I've been using Marshall amps for fifteen years, and this is by far the best sounding amp I've played through. I use Gibson Les Paul guitars, and the Vintage Modern 2266C brings out tones I've never heard from my guitars before. The low dynamic range is pure Plexi; thick and smooth as silk. The high dynamic range will give you anything from 70's rock to metal....yes metal. This thing will crunch, and I mean crunch. The two preamp controls give you a wide variety of overdrive tones. If you dial back your guitar's volume knob, the amp will be sparkling clean. There is nothing you can't find with this amp. I'd recommend the Vintage Modern to any guitar player, regardless of their style of music!
I've owned this amp now for about 6 months and I understand what the guy who didn't like it when playing it at the store is saying. It took my amp a while to break in and some time for me to dial in the sound I wanted but eventually I got it and more. You are not going to get it in 10 minutes at a music store if you have a certain sound you want beyond what it does out of the box. Like any new Marshall I've ever played you need to dial it in and pay some dues on it and maybe even find the right OD pedal for it to find what you want, but once you do it will fast become your go to amp.
I played one of these a few months ago at a local shop. I couldn't get a decent tone out of it! It didn't sound like a Marshall to me, not even close to a vintage Marshall! I thought it had a real grainy, nasty overdrive that honestly I have never heard from a Marshall before... I was expecting some growl or some sizzle... no such luck. The reverb was very poor as well and is digital (and sounds it). I don't recommend it, if you don't believe me, try one! You might be dissipointed.
I just got this amp at a guitar show in Dallas. When people say there is nothing like a Les Paul through an all tube Marshall, they know what they are talking about. It includes stunning reverb, and is very easy to tweak. You don't really need the half stack if you play in a house, or even if you do play gigs. A t 3 stuff was falling off of my walls. Marshalls retain there value, so if you feel you would ever need the half stack, you could just sell this and almost have enough for another Marshall.I definitely recommend this amp!
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