Finally tried a Code 50 locally

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Finally tried a Code 50 locally

Postby Blues_N_Cues » 14 Sep 2016, 19:47

not that impressed.
some good potential & yeah the standard factory presets sucked except for the JCM 800
everything else was trash through an ESP double cutaway w/ SD 'vintage" pups.
granted, I'll have to try again w/ mush more time w/ MY LP, the Yammy 335 clone,Jackson HSS,& Fender Standard strat.
I diddled & found a few good tweakable tones.
one thing I DIDN'T FIND was any kind f roll off to clean.........not on any Preset or other.
it's SS so I never expected it to but I heard demos of so-Chris.. show me how.
the 50. I see potential.
I also see hours to tweaking & that could be cut down to 10 minutes by a simple 1/4" Spkr Out.
my local guy wants to give me this amp for $235 w/ a LIFETIME MARSHALL DEALER SERVICE (OFFSITE) WARRANTY............yet I'm waiting for the 100H (March 2017.. maybe.......?)
all in all.. .great amp but I have a serious & light rig w/ the JMP-1 Pre & I've found nothing this amp can repace or reproduce whether it be recording,live,or for practice,
not to mention the USB issues.

Sorry,Marshall just calling it like it is.

I will give it this- if you would have just put a dedicated spkr out...........or two..
I can totally se this amp running through a BandMaster Jense 2x12 & Marshall Celestion G-65 4x12 w/ a Compressor- Dokken Tooth & Nail all day long...
oe even my JMP-1,Rane EQ,Alesis verbs,& a 6l6 power section w/ an Altec 417-h 4x12 & Peavey 1x15" low end ALA LEMMY OR dIMEBAG/rANDY rHOADS..
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Re: Finally tried a Code 50 locally

Postby surfnorthwest » 15 Sep 2016, 05:27

I think you will find the 100 watt version very interesting over the combos. Attached to a good cabinet the amp should sound good. Those 100 watt heads should be available by next month from what I am told.
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Re: Finally tried a Code 50 locally

Postby Cousin Muely » 15 Sep 2016, 06:02

That's a great rig you have anyway BnC.
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Re: Finally tried a Code 50 locally

Postby Blues_N_Cues » 15 Sep 2016, 06:29

surfnorthwest wrote:I think you will find the 100 watt version very interesting over the combos. Attached to a good cabinet the amp should sound good. Those 100 watt heads should be available by next month from what I am told.


ya know,I only had about an hour with it & I haven't even touched my gear in a month,not to mention no pick handy & some jackwagon (but a good player though) came in & was wanting a loudness war while trying a Supro 75 in the next spot...I just couldn't really get into it.
but yeah,the 50c could really benefit from dedicated dual 1/4" spkr out jacks.

I'm totally suprised my guy had one since SW is out again & MF never got them to my knowledge.

either way,I don't think the thing can duplicate my rig's tones,but if it can I'm all over it. I think after the 100's come out I'll have to have an in-home 30 day deal so I can tweak in peace.lol

did you miss the Marshall Memo that said they are having to redesign the power section & it wouldn't be "out" until the 1st Quarter of 2017 depending on parts sourcing?
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Re: Finally tried a Code 50 locally

Postby Blues_N_Cues » 15 Sep 2016, 06:31

Cousin Muely wrote:That's a great rig you have anyway BnC.


thanks. it's kind of a pain to set up for live use & it's a lot to move but I seriously doubt I could replicate it tonally w/out going to something like a Kemper& spending all that money,& even then, it wouldn't smell like vintage 80's/90's rock & roll dust. lol
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Re: Finally tried a Code 50 locally

Postby Blues_N_Cues » 15 Sep 2016, 06:54

and one more thing,
I'm damned near 50,still own an antiquated flip phone, & can't be buggered to hunch over the thing w/ reading glasses on for hours.lol
get the PC editor done & done right.
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Re: Finally tried a Code 50 locally

Postby Cousin Muely » 15 Sep 2016, 07:36

Blues_N_Cues wrote:and one more thing,
I'm damned near 50,still own an antiquated flip phone, & can't be buggered to hunch over the thing w/ reading glasses on for hours.lol
get the PC editor done & done right.


Totally get that. I'm 49 and damn glad for the L6 Helix Editor. I run my laptop out to a flat-screen TV. Never going back now. Haha
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Re: Finally tried a Code 50 locally

Postby Blues_N_Cues » 15 Sep 2016, 07:41

Cousin Muely wrote:
Blues_N_Cues wrote:and one more thing,
I'm damned near 50,still own an antiquated flip phone, & can't be buggered to hunch over the thing w/ reading glasses on for hours.lol
get the PC editor done & done right.


Totally get that. I'm 49 and damn glad for the L6 Helix Editor. I run my laptop out to a flat-screen TV. Never going back now. Haha


speaking of which, I normally run mixing & tracks out to the HDTV w/ a wireless mouse when I'm doing drums but now it's NFL season & 38" just ain't cutting it. gotta go 60 or 72" (max wall length)
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Re: Finally tried a Code 50 locally

Postby noise5150 » 19 Sep 2016, 12:19

I would consider buying the 50c and throw in a better speaker like a Veteran 30 (which I have in my DSL40)

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Re: Finally tried a Code 50 locally

Postby noise5150 » 23 Jan 2017, 12:31

BTW....has anyone else tried any of the code series? Im thinking about a CODE50 or a MG50CFX as a companion to my DSL40. How is it that the CODE50 is only $250 but a MG50CFX, which is much more limited, is $400?

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Re: Finally tried a Code 50 locally

Postby jeffsmusic4919 » 23 Jan 2017, 18:39

I have played the code50 locally. It was much louder than I would have expected. I am not totally sure it would be a great bedroom amp. Maybe the smaller one would do. I thought I did some rolled back volume knob stuff, If I remember it worked for me. The best settings were the 800 as Blues said. It had some digital sort of sound to it at low volumes, surprising because I own the JMD and would never sell it. I think for the price it is worth a buy for sure. Even without all the USB issues the value is there. It would take some tweaking but well worth the time, I think.

As far as the carbon fiber one goes, I never played one. The price difference could be just the carbon fiber if it is real, the MG is not built in as high of numbers, or just artificially deflated prices on the Code Series. If your wallet size isn't an issue, just use your ears.

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