Unboxing my new Marshall

Here’s the first link to one of my videos on YouTube!  I recently bought a Marshall Mini Silver Jubilee 2525H, and this was the first of several videos that I intend to make demonstrating this fine amplifier.

Until recently, I’d never played through a Marshall amplifier, and on a recent trip to England I took the opportunity to visit a shop where I was staying.  They had several Marshalls in stock, both new and secondhand, and I tried a number of them.  I was not looking at the handwired ranges as those are too expensive, and I really liked the sound and the flexibility of the DSL40C – an amp which is generally reckoned to be an excellent option in that price range.

However, the DSL40C is a combo and I really wanted a head, since I already have a 1×12 cab and I might buy a 2×12 cab in the future.  The DSL15 comes in both combo and head versions, but the DSL15H is poorly specced in comparison to the DSL40C, with neither reverb nor an FX loop.

A little while later I had some good news financially, and so I decided to celebrate by buying a Marshall.  Although I hadn’t had the opportunity to hear it, I decided to take a chance on the new Mini Silver Jubilee head.  It’s a 20W head, switchable to 5W in low power mode, and the circuit is based on the JCM800 with some modern tweaks.  It has an FX loop; no reverb but that’s not a problem as I can stick a pedal in the loop (it was the lack of both that really killed the DSL15H for me).  It’s a bit more expensive than the DSL amps but I’ve a feeling that this will be a modern classic for Marshall, and that it will be a worthy investment.

More about this amp in future posts!

Author: gloopyjon

I grew up in England, attending school in Gloucester and then reading Classics at Peterhouse, Cambridge University. After working in London for three years, I moved to Belgium in 1993 where I have lived ever since. I played the piano as a child and also started playing the guitar, but never took it seriously until 2012, thanks to Rocksmith. I've also done a lot of singing, including over 30 amateur shows. Since 2012 I have been avidly accumulating guitar-related information as well as guitars and related gear, and I decided to create this site to share some of my knowledge, experiences and opinions with anybody who might be interested.

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