Marshall 4001 Studio 15 [1985-1992]
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Marshall 4001 Studio 15 [1985-1992]

4001 Studio 15 [1985-1992], Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Marshall in the JCM800 series.

91frusciante 12/19/2010

Marshall 4001 Studio 15 [1985-1992] : 91frusciante's user review

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All-tube amp. 2 6v6.
One 15-watt output, one 1-watt output for headphones and one 2-watt output for recording.
1 gain, 1 treble, 1 medium, 1 bass, and 1 volume control, all very effective.
I jack input.
1 channel.
1 greenback.
Simple but effective.

USE

It couldn't be easier to use.
You plug in and it sounds.
The attenuated outputs are very practical to drive the amp.
User's manual?
What user's manual?

SOUND

It's perfect for the music I play: From blues to Van Halen.
Clean, you can get very nice sounds like the Red Hot Chili Peppers on bssm, or Hendrix on Bold as love.
Distorted, it goes from a light bluesy crunch to fat Slash-like distortions and even more with a boost.
I play strat and tele.
I like everything about this amp.

Edit: I just added a 2*12 to it: It rocks.
It's equipped with a v30. You gain a lot in terms of depth, precision, in foundation in the lows and, unlike what I used to think, the speakers don't sound stiff at all, once you've broken them in.
Everything is fine.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had it for some days and I'm thrilled!!
It's a very good value for money.
I tried lots of amps, from vox to mesa, but this one is the one that convinced me.
As I already said, I like everything about it, especially the speaker, which is excellent.
With hindsight, I would surely buy it again, unless I found a jcm800.