Any 18w fans here?

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  1. Family Man

    Family Man Senior Member

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    Experience with a Marshall 18w or clone? Post below!

    I've got a Trinity 18w head and 2x10 cab arriving today. Can't wait! Should be a nice contrast to my BDRI.
     
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    CONGRATS. I have 1 15 watter (OR15) and 2 20 watters (Friedman PT 20, Dr Z Monza)
     
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    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Love the 18 watters! My 18 infatuation gets itched by my Phaez Gemini.....:dude:
     
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    X–Ray Cowbell by Misadventure

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    Love my Marshall 1974X
     
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    Family Man Senior Member

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    Yep, that's the one. This is the SIII version with upgraded transformer, VRM and SOZO caps. I bought it off a TGP member. It comes with a Sour Mash 2x10 cab and the lot looks the part.

    I'm hopeful it'll be a great amp.
     
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    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Oh man, I think y’all are gonna have some fun with that baby!! Still want a rundown and possibly some clips/vids:fingersx:
     
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    I'll see what I can do. Got lots going on with a newborn in the house, and between the VRM and two blendable channels on this amp, I think it'll take some time to really test out all its sounds!
     
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    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Shewee, y’all got yer hands full with the youngin!! Take your time,brother....just don’t forget about this. After looking it over,I’m really interested in this amp. Dammit,it’s an addiction :laugh2:
     
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    Family Man Senior Member

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    No kidding. I feel your pain.

    If you think about this at a later date and I haven't posted anything, PM me to get me back on track!

    I love to do this stuff when I can make the time.
     
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    I have an 18w head. I initially played it through a 4x12 but decided to run just on 12" speaker instead. it's still a bit too loud.
     
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    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    That’s the beauty of them buggers!! Like other amps, One can set’em for Stun and turn down the ole volume knob on the guitar to reign it in. However,the killer part of that equation with the 18s is the portability. I have had some fun at open mic nights with mine and had a good laugh when I hit the gas!Just beautiful,man!:dude:
     
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    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    I love my 15W Orange Tiny Terror and VOX Night Train! Plenty loud for stage volume, they never let me down. Pop a mic in front and they'll be good in any venue.
     
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    I'm really gearing this thread toward the 18w Marshall design, but I suppose all amps are welcome :yesway:

    Have you tried an attenuator or a voltage regulator? The amp I just received has a voltage regulator built in, so I'm hoping I can dial in some great sounds a low volume.
     
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    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Ya know brother, I can’t remember if I asked you this before....have you ran the Orange and Vox at the same with the ole A/B box?
    I love to run my Mesa TA-15 with the Phaez. Guaranteed to blow the balls off a rhino at 60 paces,:laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::dude:
     
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    my amp has a half power switch but it's way more dynamic at full power even at lower volumes. the amp is based on the jtm45.
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    Ahh,okay brother..... I was going for the whole tamale with 18 watters. My Phaez Gemini is based around the JTM-45. Fabulous ole Marshall goodness.
     
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    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    I use my two tube heads with one cab using a Radial Headbone VT. It's basically a power-soak for the amp not being played. I use the TT for tube crunch and the VOX for cleans. I did try the 'tone-stacking', but realized my needs are too simple for such a thing.
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    I see. Do you ever get a chance to play it at an ideal volume?

    Hey, no worries. I'm open to hearing about all amp experience! The amp I just got is based around a plexi/bluesbreaker combination. Can't wait to get it fired up!
     
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    I'd say so but it depends on your idea of ideal volume. I rarely ever go past 8 o'clock on the volume at full power but even at 8 o'clock I get good head room and nice distortion and it's still really loud. at that point earplugs are a good idea. I would say the volume peaks around 11-12 o'clock and then it begins to compress.

    at half power I can crank the volume all the way.
     

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