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Old 04-23-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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NAD! 1 channel, 0 BS

I have joined the ranks of amp *****s here at UG, and over the past couple years I have had the chance to get my hands on some real nice stuff, but never a decent Marshall. When I first started posting here I saw one of these, and I have wanted one ever since.


SLX 2 by bllyfen8, on Flickr


SLX by bllyfen8, on Flickr

One Marshall JCM900 SL-X!

This is one seriously sick amp. It is definitely a real fire-breather, with the preamp volume and sensitivity control on half I can get as heavy as I would ever want.

For those who aren't familiar with the amp, it is single channel, about as simple as it gets, BMT controls along with presence and two preamp gain controls, one (preamp volume) goes from 0-10, the other (sensitivity) picks up from 10-20, the latter acting like a boost to the first. It also has to footswitchable master volumes, very useful for getting the perfect amount of volume boost for a lead section.

This amp is very, very similar to a JCM800, it is pretty much a home-brewed hot rod from Marshall. As I mentioned earlier, it is definitely aimed at higher gain tones, I mainly wanted it because I am chasing the Heartwork recorded tone. It is pretty much what most people would expect from a Marshall, mids for days and a great punchy sound that knocks right through the mix.

What surprised me about this one was how much low end it put out, I am running it at 10 o'clock at the moment, any further and it gets a little too loose for those tight lead runs you need for melo-death. It doesn't have as much low end as my old Rectifier, but it definitely has more than enough to get a fat, thumping sound.

I haven't gotten too far up the dial, only to 11 o'clock so far, so I can't comment on that sweet Marshall power amp distortion, but I have some fresh power tubes coming in so after a bias I will be crankin' her up!

Overall, I am happy, I have my Marshall fix.

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Old 04-23-2013, 02:58 PM   #2
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Nice one!

HNAD!

Now you have an amp that goes to 20!
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:58 PM   #3
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Yeah, I've wanted one of those for a fair while also. Great metal amp.

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Old 04-23-2013, 03:07 PM   #4
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:34 PM   #5
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I think Derek is just about the only one to have earned that title so far.

Nice score though. SLXs are fun.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:45 PM   #6
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I think Derek is just about the only one to have earned that title so far.

Nice score though. SLXs are fun.

There is at least one other person I know that has earned that title
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:32 PM   #7
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The SL-X is pretty awesome, but I like the DSL for versatility. You would love the Laney GH series since you like the SLX.

Is that s friggin MG on top? I'll kill you
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:58 PM   #8
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The SL-X is pretty awesome, but I like the DSL for versatility. You would love the Laney GH series since you like the SLX.

Is that s friggin MG on top? I'll kill you


Naw, it's a VS100, that was my first "real" amp Definitely not a JCM, but it kept me happy for a little while.

I was in between this and a DSL for a bit, but I really missed the simplicity of the Chadwick, and I didn't want cleans or anything for what I'm going to be using this for.

And fair enough guys, I admit I'm no Ippon or Derek, but I think it's more the spirit of amp whoring that makes you one Since I have joined here I have went through 13 different amps, and I don't see myself stopping any time soon. I know I don't compare to some of the folks, but I think I can at least call myself a student of the ways.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:59 PM   #9
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:04 PM   #10
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Sweet! Congrats!



But, would Cath approve?
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:10 PM   #11
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I was the one that recommended it to him - so yes.

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There is at least one other person I know that has earned that title


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Almost forgot about our friend on the left coast.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:50 PM   #16
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Thanks guys, working on getting a clip uploaded. What's the procedure again? is it best to make an account with a hosting site or what?
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:09 PM   #17
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https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/SL-X...RV 7wwArnrljZA


Let me know if there is an issue, this is the first time that I have used dropbox, so there is a possibility I screwed up.

I was playing through my 6505+ combo speaker (Screamin' Eagle) for this, I didn't adjust for the setting from the 412, so there is a severe lack of bass on the clip. Forgive the sloppiness, I'm lazy and don't practice
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:11 PM   #18
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You need to click "get public link" or similar. As is, you're linking us to your admin version.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:13 PM   #19
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HNAD! Enjoy it! A Marshall through a 4x12? Your neighbors must hate your guts by now!
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:13 PM   #20
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/wp8tgdx3x...SL-X%20Clip.mp3


Is that one better? still has the secure on it....
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