A newer Marshall Factory Tour - Its Interesting

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by aryasridhar, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar New Member

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  2. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar New Member

    Few things Phil mentioned in the video are really interesting

    1) He says, both the hand wired and the PCB based amp sounds the same, but some claim they hear a difference.
    2) We build these (hand wired) amps as there is market for these amps and as long as we have a market for these we will keep making them.
    3) Parts we use for these amps, we ask our dealers who provide these parts, these are modern parts but we ask for covers for these parts to look vintage. and the dealers say, as long as you order enough, we will make it looks whatever you want it to look.
    4) Both hand wired and PCB units use the same parts, with a different looking cover on the parts.
    5) All of their cabs are made of plywood, 94 percent or so, IIRC.
    6) The cables used in YJM, AFD, JVM are Molex connectors, and as far as reliability is concerned these are as reliable if not more reliable than the handwired or PCB based amps.
    7) In his view, JVM 410H is more versatile and can be played at really lower volumes than the JCM 800 or other amps, and it can really get the tones the other amps can do as well.

    Just mentioning the points i found interesting
     
  3. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Ofcourse.
    Why would hand wiring sound preceivably different from PCB?

    In audio industry placebo plays the biggest role ...
     
  4. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    If you want to know how far they take it just watch the link someone had posted recently in the which mic+interface thread.

    Audio Myths Workshop - YouTube
     
  5. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    I think hand wired is advantageous as it is easy to repair and modify.. But there should not be much/none sonic difference between them..
     
  6. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar New Member

    +1, and time consuming to build, hence the price. In this case (of Marshall HW Amps), It was clearly mentioned that the parts are modern and not even close to the one that were used when these same amps were built in the 60's and so on. They ask the parts maker to make these parts look like the old ones.....its a Rip off really
     

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