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Marshall SL-X Question

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Lasse Lammert, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. jeid

    jeid Terribad

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    POST BR00TZ CLIPS N00B!

    Seriously, that's a lot of odd mods. Glad you've got to the bottom of the issue now.
     
  2. Sloan

    Sloan Sounds like shit!

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    I had one of these i bought off a friend because it kept having trouble. I don't have my notes here but I believe it was a rectifier issue. Something to look into and keep an eye on. I eventually sold it cause between it and a jcm2000 that was constantly a problem I just didn't want the threat of failure during a show.
     
  3. Lasse Lammert

    Lasse Lammert HCAF Blitzkrieg

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    EMAHG, this amp is awesome for death metal!
     
  4. StoneLord

    StoneLord LurkMachine Pete

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    I've had one for ages. Never could quite get the gain out of it that I wanted. Are you using a boost Lasse? Also, what tubes you using?
     
  5. Lasse Lammert

    Lasse Lammert HCAF Blitzkrieg

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    odd, this one has more than enough gain for anything.

    I run the two gain knobs at around 6 do get full on distortion (like 5150 red channel on 5, mesa on 7 etc)
     
  6. Sloan

    Sloan Sounds like shit!

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    Followup:
    I looked at my notes and the problem was a bridge rectifier (BR3) getting too hot and melting it's solder joints, thus breaking the connection. I was able to fix it with a higher rated rectifier. I also have mention of replacing a capacitor as well, but no specific notes, so I'm not sure which one.

    This is apparently a common issue with these amps.

    http://forum.metroamp.com/viewtopic.php?p=197932

    I think for studio use, it would be great, they sound pretty damn rad.
     
  7. Lasse Lammert

    Lasse Lammert HCAF Blitzkrieg

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    yup, same thing happened to this amp...
    someone "fixed" it though.....well, looks like shit, but at least it's working;)


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  8. Sloan

    Sloan Sounds like shit!

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    As long as the connection is good and it doesn't melt etc, it's alright!
     

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