Marshall Mini Jubilee 20W

rjwilson37

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Yep, give it a good run before you can't return it anymore. I loved it at first, sounded great for sure. But after a week or two of trying to get some different tones from it, I felt it was not versatile enough for me and returned it.

It just may be your cup of tea though, and you can always return it if not. Good Luck!
 

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Yep, give it a good run before you can't return it anymore. I loved it at first, sounded great for sure. But after a week or two of trying to get some different tones from it, I felt it was not versatile enough for me and returned it.
Me as well. It sounded great, though!
 

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Yep, give it a good run before you can't return it anymore. I loved it at first, sounded great for sure. But after a week or two of trying to get some different tones from it, I felt it was not versatile enough for me and returned it.

It just may be your cup of tea though, and you can always return it if not. Good Luck!
I was on vacation for the last 2 weeks so I really haven't had much of a chance to play around with it. I played it for about 30 minutes the other day and my first impression is essentially what everyone else has said. It has one really awesome sound but lacks versatility. I haven't tried it with any of my OD pedals yet though. I don't plan on returning it for now. I have an Xotic BB Preamp stored away in a box somewhere and it may sound spectacular with this amp. The JCM800 Studio is also loud as hell for 20 watts. I barely had the volume turned up and it was too loud for me, and I like to play at moderately loud volumes.
 

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I was on vacation for the last 2 weeks so I really haven't had much of a chance to play around with it. I played it for about 30 minutes the other day and my first impression is essentially what everyone else has said. It has one really awesome sound but lacks versatility. I haven't tried it with any of my OD pedals yet though. I don't plan on returning it for now. I have an Xotic BB Preamp stored away in a box somewhere and it may sound spectacular with this amp. The JCM800 Studio is also loud as hell for 20 watts. I barely had the volume turned up and it was too loud for me, and I like to play at moderately loud volumes.
Okay, using the Xotic Preamp in front of the amp makes a huge difference (in a good way). I liked how the amp sounded without the pedal, however it was impossible to get the sustain I wanted for leads/solos. The OD pedal fixes this without changing the tone. I wonder what a BE-50 pedal would sound like with this amp:hmm:
 

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Interesting to hear how you're getting on with the SC20H. I have an original 2525H from before they renamed them 'Studio' and I also bought the SV20H when they came out. I keep thinking about trying the SC20H to complete the set, but maybe I've got enough already...

The Jubilee and Plexi have such a wide range of sounds/eq, so if the SC20H is more of a one trick pony, then it will really depend on whether that particular trick suits what I need.

FWIW I find my Jubilee sounds better in 20 watt mode, even if I turn the master volume down lower to match the 5 watt level. I have the matching 1x12 with a 'V type' speaker and also the matching 2x12 with UK made Vintage 30s in it, plus a custom made 1x12 for the Plexi with a Greenback in it. They all sound different, though look a bit odd if I use the Jubilee on the Plexi cab, but it's a useful change of sound. I usually use the 1x12 V Type with the 2525H for band rehearsals as it's easier to carry. If we play larger venues I can use the 2x12, but it's quite heavy (and I'm getting old :oops: :)).

This is my SV20H stack:
Mini Plexi Stack Edit.jpg


My Mini Jubilee 1x12 stack:
Jubilee Stack crop.jpg
 

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So I was still a bit on the fence about keeping the JCM800. Yesterday I got a Friedman BE OD pedal and the fence is no longer in existence. It's like this pedal was made for this amp. I'm a picky guy when it comes to pedals and amps, and can say with confidence that the BE OD is the real deal. I had an actual BE-50 and I like the pedal installment better LOL. This is how I imagined a pushed JCM800 to sound. The JCM stays!
 


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