Marshall Vintage Modern
Amp Review! 50 Watt & 100 Watt Amplifier Series
Marshall Vintage Modern Amp Series
All new equipment that sounds like it’s something from the past is the definition of retro.
And if you want 1960s-era British blues-rock sound from your electric guitar, one of Marshall's Vintage Modern series amps just might be the best way to get the retro sound you crave.
When you and your audience crave something a bit harsher and a little harder than that, though, don’t worry.
A Vintage Modern can help you with that, too.
Along with retro, this currently available amplifier line brings with it another adjective: versatile.
Simply put, Vintage Modern amps offer you a complete range of classic Marshall tone from one brand-new unit.
Their name is their only weakness. It may confuse some people, but there’s no reason to let it confuse you.
They’re called Vintage Modern because they give you vintage sound choices from a modern amp.
While amplifier tastes have changed through the years, this series rocks old-school.
Marshall Vintage Modern amps are available as a 50-watt head, a 100-watt head or a 50-watt combo unit.
Of course, matching 4x12 speaker cabs are available to go with the heads.
If you want to go with the 50 watt option, the 2266 Tube Amp Head is for you.
Like the other two offerings in this series, it’s an all-valve (or tube) amplifier with two dynamic ranges that can be selected by a footswitch.
Low gives you a sound similar to a classic Marshall amp of the 1960s.
High adds a preamp, giving you the harder Marshall sound of the 1970s.
Bump up to the 100-watt 2466 Tube Amp Head and double your power.
Just remember: Marshall amps come with more power than you’re expecting built right in, so think carefully before you upgrade to this 100-watt model.
For a simpler and more portable choice, the 2266C combo is a 50-watt amp with everything you need in one cabinet.
In addition to the two dynamic ranges selectable by footswitch, you get two 12-inch Celestion Greenback speakers inside.
As is the case with most Marshall amps, reviewers seem to unanimously speak highly of this model series.
One reviewer known for his harsh criticisms in other products reviews called this amp line the best he’s ever played.
And he’s not alone, actually.
Whether you’re known to be harsh of tongue or just a brash electric guitar player, the Marshall Vintage Modern series might be enough to sweeten up both your disposition and your playing.
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