O.M.G. I love my amp . . (Marshall 6100 appreciation Thread)

Discussion in 'Tonefreaks' started by Mike_LA, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Mike_LA

    Mike_LA Silver Supporter

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    Well, I got my 6101 back from a tune up and WOW I still love this amp.
    I had to test it out but the family was asleep so I plugged into the preamp out, shut the speaker off and played for a couple of hours.
    Crystal cleans and sustain for daaaaays
    (7) 12AX7s just ROCK ! ! !
    I brought my other 6101 in for biasing of a new set of Mullard EL34 in that one.
    Putting the combo head in a separate cab was a stroke of genius, the whole combo is really heavy.
    Now, it's easier to handle than the full sized head as well.

    I had to do a gratuitous tone post . . . .

    Marshall 6101 Combo 6100 Head
    30th Anniversary, 1995
    (4) 5881 Power Valves (some versions have EL34s)
    100Watts/50Watts/25Watts
    (7) 12AX7 Valves 6 Preamp 1 PI
    3 Channel with separate High/Mid/Low
    High/Low/Volume/ Compensation switches
    Bright/ Mid/ Gain/ and Contor Switching
    Midi switchable
    Series/PArralle FX loop
    Line Out
    Auto damping
     
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    bulletproof, Rocco Crocco and Stuff like this.
  2. Mike_LA

    Mike_LA Silver Supporter

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    Ok, so I got home and my gal was at a concert and my kid was at a sleep over.
    I REALLY LOVE the RED channel tonight.

    It is an often misunderstood channel on this wonderful amp.
    The next time you play, Dime the volume, and add gain to taste.
    THEN push the GAIN Button OMG . . . . .. . Awesome sauce.
     
  3. Gtarzan81

    Gtarzan81 Senior Member

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    I do quite like mine.

    What settings do you use for channel 3? I've never been able to make mine sound decent. I use channels 1 and 2.
     

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