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C45 and C40

Seektone

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Sure. Why not! Just got a Germino c45 2x12 the other day and it is insanely delicious, But it can't really do what most people think of as the "Plexi" thing - the crunchy tightness that is the classic Marshall sound with a SS rectifier.

For me, they sound like different beasts.
 

fusionbear

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Each amp is voiced differently and feels different. If you have the scratch, why not?
 

Seektone

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Here's a question for you guys: Can the Club 40 still do the looser blues feel of the Classic 45 on the tube rectifier setting? Or is all Rock and Roll?
 

Kief

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I bought a Club 40.

What is the plate voltage, and where do you guys bias?


According to the Germino site, the plate voltage for the C40 is 410 v in the tube rectifier setting and 425 for SS.


I'm having serious C40 GAS!!!

Can anyone comment on the use of 6L6's in this amp?
 

Fifthstone

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I run 6L6's in my Classic 45. I'd say it gives it a more neutral frequency response than KT66's. I like it this way. It's a great platform for pedals, which is nice, because this is not a high gain amp, especially running single coils. I get the Marshall grind running a Fulltone GT-500. It takes fuzzes very well too. The Fulltone 69 and MJM London Fuzz sound great through this amp.
 

riffmeister

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I had 'em both at the same time. A lot of sonic overlap.....but I was running the C45 with EL34's. The C40 had a bit juicier/earlier OD tone to it.
 

Hand of Doom

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I think I am having a problem with the C45. When I bias the amp the plate voltage is mismatched. A reads 540 and B reads 470, This happens no mater what tubes I try.

Any input?
 

Hand of Doom

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He said it was the Bias Rite, says there is no way that amp would have 540. The bias side works fine.

On a side note, my Club 40 will be in today.
 

Spinoo

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sandre azul,

How does the C40 handle low volume situations ? Most Marshall amps I've played thin out and loose a lot of gain...
 

Roe

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on my jtm 50, I use low bass but turn up all the other controls quite a bit. sometimes I lower presence though
 

JonnyAlright

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According to the Germino site, the plate voltage for the C40 is 410 v in the tube rectifier setting and 425 for SS.


I'm having serious C40 GAS!!!

Can anyone comment on the use of 6L6's in this amp?
I have 6L6GC's in my Club 40, and it really just took an already stellar amp over the edge for me. Cleaned it up a hair, gave it a little more punch and tightness, which is what I needed. I think it still retains the balls that the amp will always have, but gives it a touch more clarity. It has less compression in the mids, but I think you can find a good middle ground by boosting the mids on the amp a bit and lowering the presence.

That's just what's worked for me, but I've always been really curious to hear KT66s in there!
 




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