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Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head Black

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The Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head is an all-valve amplifier with a choice of two dynamic ranges selectable by footswitch. The Low range equates equates to the performance you would come t... Read More

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Overview

The Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head is an all-valve amplifier with a choice of two dynamic ranges selectable by footswitch. The Low range equates 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 in tone shaping for individual guitars and styles while the power amplifier is heavily influenced by the first Marshall amplifiers to be produced, with four 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 effects to further enhance their sound. Loop levels of —10dB and +4dB can be controlled via a rear panel switch as well as the option to completely bypass this feature if it is not 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.

Features
  • 100-Watt valve head
  • Valve compliment: 4 x ECC83 (12AX7s) in preamp, 4 x KT66 in power amp
  • Master Volume with two Gain Controls — Detail (highs) & Body (lows)
  • Two footswitchable Dynamic Ranges — Low & High
  • Mid Boost switch
  • Footswitchable Proprietary digital Plate Reverb
  • Series FX loop with level switch and bypass
Specifications
  • Dimensions: 29-1/2" x 12" x 9" (750 x 310 x 230 mm)
  • Weight: 49.6 lbs (22.5 kg)
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4.8

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Best amp i've ever played

You know i'm usually harsh when i write a review, but this amp is seriously nothing less than a five star all the way across the board. The genius design with two gains,...Read complete review

You know i'm usually harsh when i write a review, but this amp is seriously nothing less than a five star all the way across the board. The genius design with two gains, mid boost, and dynamic ranges, allow you to get basically any sound you want. The low range is a little cleaner sounding, but the high range has that classic Marshall overdrive sound. I plan on buying this amp as soon as i can, and I can't find a single flaw with it. Some people have said the reverb is weak, but I usually don't play with any reverb, so it doesn't bother me. I'm not telling you to go out and buy it right this second, but definitely play this at your local guitar center.

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Too harsh for my ears

I bought this amp because I read how versatile it was for many different styles. I also wanted something that would complement both Les Paul and Strat-style guitars. I have to say that I...Read complete review

I bought this amp because I read how versatile it was for many different styles. I also wanted something that would complement both Les Paul and Strat-style guitars. I have to say that I was pretty disappointed with the sounds I got from the Vintage Modern. The high's are really too high and tinny, but when turned down a notch it kills the tone altogether, as well as any respectable crunch when in High Gain mode. I just found that it involved way too much tweaking for my liking...a guitar player should be able to spend his time playing and twiddling knobs between songs. The mid-boost is really the only thing that saves this amp. With this, you can get some decent crunch...but it still requires some tweaking. Plus, the reverb is weak, as I'm sure you've read in other reviews. All in all, nothing to write home about.

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5.0

Ausgezeichnet!!!

By Mark Teague

from Johnson City, TN

Not much else to say beyond fantastic! Pretty much the quintessential "vintage" rock tone in a wall reverberating, chandelier shattering, punch you in the chest low to mid range monster. With body and detail tone/gain controls in the preamp section you can dial in just about any classic rock tone your heart desire and adjust the equalization to compensate for whatever guitar/pickups that you plug into it. For classic rock at realistic volume levels I have heard no better! Mark

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5.0

My first Marshall now I'll never use another amp

By William Selk

from Bill berwyn IL

I've playing for 40 yrs and this is my first Marshall I got it because Robin Trower use's them .Now I hear every tone I've been look for I can use this amp for everything it's sounds that great.It likes pedals too get a good overdrive and some modulation pedals and you can do it all. U must also use guitar volume and body and detail pots and you can find anything and most important it has vibe. Buy itnow

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(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Too harsh for my ears

By NKD

from San Jose, CA

I bought this amp because I read how versatile it was for many different styles. I also wanted something that would complement both Les Paul and Strat-style guitars. I have to say that I was pretty disappointed with the sounds I got from the Vintage Modern. The high's are really too high and tinny, but when turned down a notch it kills the tone altogether, as well as any respectable crunch when in High Gain mode. I just found that it involved way too much tweaking for my liking...a guitar player should be able to spend his time playing and twiddling knobs between songs. The mid-boost is really the only thing that saves this amp. With this, you can get some decent crunch...but it still requires some tweaking. Plus, the reverb is weak, as I'm sure you've read in other reviews. All in all, nothing to write home about.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best Amp I've Ever Played

By James Naprawa

from NJ

I've been looking for a really good amp for years at this point, and I must have tried them all. Other Marshalls (which were pretty good), Orange (my second favorite), pretty much every Mesa in existence (not a big fan), and even a few Engls (which are pretty good depending on the model). It seemed like no amp I could find to play had that vintage AC/DC or Zeppelin-like tone that I was desperately looking for. Eventually I heard about the Vintage Modern, and a s soon as I found one a t guitar center and tried it out, I was blown away! The tone was absolutely incredible, exactly what I was looking for and more. The feel of the amp was incredibly organic (having only 2 channels and 1 3-band EQ), which was a welcome relief from those other 4 channel 12 mode amps. I love the simplicity and how I have to fiddle with the knobs between songs to dial in the perfect tone. This amp has that classic fat marshall crunch that I love so much, and is cabable of genrating some of the best cleans I've ever heard. Play with it enough, and you can even get some good higher gain tones as well, though nothing rediculous. Over all, with the two preamp controls, the two channels and mid booster switch, this amp is all you need to create the tones you've always been dreaming about.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Has a lot of potential

By joe adrion

from long island, new york

This amp is just as amazing as $4000 dollar amps. I own a jcm 800, a dsl 100, and I personally like this amp the best. I like how it gives a sweet tone and how it has great clarity and definition. For a cab, I actually recommend the matching Marshall Vintage Modern Cab that helps give the clarity from this amp. For EQ settings, I recommend Treble-8 Bass-6 Middle-6 Gain-4. Some might be scratching their head at my gain setting but if you turn the volume up and the gain down, I personally think you get a better crunch.

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

one thats worth a lifetime

By M2266

from Virginia Beach

I just got this amp a few days ago and it is very good. it may sound kinda junky when u first bring it home but u just gotta tweak to get a really good tone. I also got a good hendrix tone and a good randy rhoads sound with the mid boost on and its awsome!

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(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sound like Jimmy Page!

By Steve

from Massachusetts

I recently tried this amp and was amazed - you can get EXACTLY the overdrive sound Jimmy Page often used to perfection (can be heard in their live stuff)!! This is the penultimate pre-Spandex-era sound. This amp has more punch than crunch - its power is more due to volume and overdrive than to pure distortion (i.e doesn't sound like a wall of static at high volume but retains the notes). Anyone not old enough to remember Ronald Reagan probably won't be impressed, but any guitarist over 30 would probably gladly sell a kidney to buy this amp.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Easily The Best Sounding Amp Made!

By BenVM2466

from Wisconsin

The Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 head is easily the best sounding amp made today. The tube configuration in this amp is the smartest way to produce the classic rock sound that is sought after by many musicians. If you want to produce a sound that is comparible to Hendrix, Zeppelin, The Who, than this is your amp. Do not buy this amp if you are going to use it for metal, it would be a waste seeing as how metal doesn't have any tone whatsoever.....if you are playing metal get a Krank head. The Vintage Modern is a tone tweaker's dream. After using every brand of amp on the market, this amp is easily the most flexible and adjustable. Adding the dynamic range switch was a genious move by Marshall, it really lets you dial in that perfect sound. I have found that running this amp through a Marshall 1960 Lead Cabinet will create a much cleaner and deaper sound that running through the Vintage Modern Cab. The 300 Watts handling ability by the 1960 cab is uncomparable to anything else. Buy this amp and you will definately understand all the positive hype that surrounds this new series of Marshalls. Not to mention the purple LED lights look really cool too....

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best amp i've ever played

By Gibson and Marshall

from Riverside, CA

You know i'm usually harsh when i write a review, but this amp is seriously nothing less than a five star all the way across the board. The genius design with two gains, mid boost, and dynamic ranges, allow you to get basically any sound you want. The low range is a little cleaner sounding, but the high range has that classic Marshall overdrive sound. I plan on buying this amp as soon as i can, and I can't find a single flaw with it. Some people have said the reverb is weak, but I usually don't play with any reverb, so it doesn't bother me. I'm not telling you to go out and buy it right this second, but definitely play this at your local guitar center.

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(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

5 stars

By Jaybocca

from Oklahoma

Where to start. One should definitely try an amp out at a store or friends house before buying it if possible. While tone is really up to personal prefrence, this amp through four G12H30 celestion speakers can get a tone that will have most people dropping their jaws. I love this amp because of the options that make it so versatile, the mid boost, and two gain knobs, really allow you to have a wide array of available tone. I have also used this amp for professional recordings, and as you might know, sometimes what sounds good live may not be best in the studio, and so this amp was great for dialing in a great rock tone in the studio. I would agree that it may not be best for hard metal, in which case a peavey 6505 might be better, although this Marshall with both gains turned up will get a suitable metal tone, as I said it is very versitile.

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