Demo of the new Origin heads

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  1. Guitar Rod

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    From Andertons.

     
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    Well listening through headphones they have the exact same tonal characteristics of the DSL range.

    I dont hear any classic Marshall dynamics like you would expect from a JTM or Super lead.

    It is the usual affordable Marshall tone. Just with lower gain it seems.
     
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    Yeah, there is a part of me that wants to REALLY dig that amp, but from this video I am not feeling it. I bet, if given some serious volume it would kill. The vibe I am getting is that the speaker is barely moving any air.
     
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    This is definitely the case, they generally demo amps at fairly low volume
     
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    ...................every freaking time I see the Video's with "The Captain" I want to throw up.

    What bloke (other than a real Captain) calls himself the Captain?

    :cheers2:
     
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    Who's the real captain?
     
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    it'll be interesting to see what these look like on the inside...
     
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    Sounds very good and the price point is great. The question for me is how does the 50w combo sound versus the classic channel on the new DSL40cr. DSL has more options, reverb, and weighs 10lbs more but Origin has the looks and possibly the tonal advantage. Too bad there is no DSL 40 2018 head.

    Nothing about this excited me


    11:24 clean, 7:29 and 19:34 gain on the Andertons demo



    Per usual I will bet both will sound better with non stock tubes and into a nice cab
     
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    I thought the 50 sounded pretty good. Especially for it's price point. They all sounded better (for leads) with the drive pedals engaged and with the LP, not so much with the Tele. But I won't be buying one cause I already bought the DSL20HR. And I'm glad I did. It's plug and play, no BS which was exactly what I was looking for in a amp like that.

    I think Marshall is going to do well with both lines as it seems there's an amp being made for every situation.
     
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    I liked how well these took pedals. Also liked how (over here) they're priced directly against Fender's Hot Rod series. And that they have heads, as well as combo amps (I wish Fender did this).

    Very interested in hearing them directly against the new DSL series, for pedals. I think they've got the potential to become the go-to amp recommendation for pedals.
     
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    A captain of industry. He’s the head guy there, right?
     
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    They sound very good to me.. i think the only criticism I have is the 10-inch speaker instead of the 12 on the 20 watt combo..
     
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    They sound a little buzzy to me, but that’s just my personal opinion. I used to think that distortion equals sustain but now I can’t stand playing with distortion at bedroom volume. I wonder what these sound like at gig volume with some power tube saturation.
     
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    Lee Anderton is said to be one of the nicest, most down to earth guys in the industry. "Captain" is a nickname that he didn't choose, he just ended up embracing it when people kept calling him that.


    Now that's funny, I don't care who you are.
     
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    I watched the video - not one of their best, but it was interesting to hear the tones. I am wondering if these will actually resonate with people who love old JTMs and Superleads. I will grant that Marshall seems to be trying to listen to what enthusiasts want - classic looks, EL34s, competitive price point. I'll look forward to some comparisons to old amps to see how these stack up.
     
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    Yup. Chapman gave it too him. Figured he needed a nickname because Rob was called Chappers. So he called him Captain because he's the Captain of the ship and it stuck.
     
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    I just placed my preorder for the 20 watt head through GC. I’m really looking forward to seeing what can be achieved with it. I plan on pairing it with a quality 2x12 cab once I determine the direction I’m headed with my new setup - this will be a good platform to build off.

    I do think the DSL can achieve these tones, as mentioned before both amps share tonal characteristics but I opted for the Origin over the DSL mainly because it can be knocked down to lower wattage than the DSL.
     
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    My local dealer has a Marshall demo night planned for mid-April. I popped in this morning, and suggested that they might want to include an 'Origin vs DSL' A/B comparison. I'll let you know how that goes (if they do it).
     
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    The Origin sounds more Marshall than the DSL's Classic Gain channel....
     

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