Marshall Vintage Modern 2266C
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Marshall Vintage Modern 2266C

Vintage Modern 2266C, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Marshall in the Vintage Modern series.

iamqman 06/24/2011

Marshall Vintage Modern 2266C : iamqman's user review

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I have gotten some time to spend with this amp and it really isn't my cup of tea. I am not really impressed with the tone of the amp first of all and second the color of the tolex is hideous. It is this purple/black color that is just goofy looking to say the least.

The tone of the amp is ok, but ok just isn't that good. I much more prefer the tone and the features of the Marshall JCM2000 DSL. That amp kills this one in my opinion.

Marshall 2266C Vintage Modern 50-watt, 2 x 12" Combo Amplifier Features at a Glance:

Cabinet color: Black
Output: 50W
Speakers: 2 x 12" Celestion Greenback, 25W each
Preamp tubes: Four 12AX7/ECC83
Power amp tubes: Two KT66
Includes footswitch

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Tube
Number of Channels 1
Power 50W
Speakers 2 x G12C Celestion Greenbacks
No Effects
Reverb
EQ Treble, Middle, Bass
No Amp Modeling
Preamp Tubes 4 x ECC83
Power Tubes 2 x KT66
Inputs 1 x Instrument
No Outputs
Footswitch I/O
No Effects Loop
Height 22.4"
Width 27.17"
Depth 10.63"
Weight 66.14 lbs.

SOUNDS

This amp is really just a mediocre amp. They are trying to mix the modern style tones with the operation of the vintage amps and I just can't get into it. The amp is not appealing in any way. I spend a good amount of time trying to get a tone that I like but it was not going to happen. I have never had this much trouble finding a usable tone with a Marshal before.

I used a PRS guitar and a Suhr modern guitar and neither one of them sounded good through it. It could very well be just my ear because a lot of guys like this amp. It just wasn't for me I guess.

OVERALL OPINION

At new these amps come in at around $1599. That is about the right price for this amp. It has a decent tone but nothing really special to my ears. I would much rather go for a Splawn Streetrod or a Budda over this amp any day of the week.

I would only recommend someone trying this amp out first before they buy. I see these a lot on the classifieds ad it seems there is a lot of turn over with these amps. Which tells me either they are flooding the market or a ton of people just don't jive with it as much as other Marshall amps.

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