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Marshall Vintage Modern 2266C Amp : Review

Marshall Vintage Modern 2266C

Front Panel Features

It provides only one channel, but with a complete control of the signal. Two push buttons and two pre volumes allow a good flexibility. The equalization section is complete. Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence. More, the Master Volume and a Reverb knob.

Power and Standby

If you make breaks during playing, use the standby, instead of the power. This will prolong the life of the tubes.

Reverb

It adjusts the level. If the footswitch is not connected, it is always on, and the only way to disable it is to turn the knob completely counterclockwise.

Presence

If you want a more open sound, turn it clockwise. It will add high frequencies.

Bass, Middle and Treble

With these three knobs you can drastically modify the tone.

Dynamic Range

It allows switching between two dynamic ranges: High and Low. It adds or cuts Gain. The low dynamic range will create a sound similar to a classic vintage amplifier, while the high dynamic range will add extra gain so to generate an Overdrive.

Mid Boost

The name says everything. It boosts mid frequencies. It can be used to fatten a thin single-coil.

Body and Detail

These two controls for the pre volume can really change everything. It's difficult to explain how they work. Simply experiment and you will always found the tone you need. They are much effective, but perhaps not extraordinary like Marshall says. But it depends on your taste.

Rear Panel

Very simple. 2 jacks for the Series Effects Loop and 1 for the footswitch.

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