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Marshall Valvestate 8100 Metal Clippage

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Lasse Lammert, May 2, 2012.

  1. sprack

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    You can run it into a 8 Ohm cab.
     
  2. mickrich

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    As far as I know a solid state amp like the 8100 doesn't need a speaker load.
    Could be wrong though.
     
  3. Genius Gone Insane

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    I have a 16 ohm cab...would that work as a load or am I going to start blowing shit up?

    Can anyone confirm that you don't need a load for a solid state amp?
     
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    Yes. The VS8100 can run without a load. No load on this kind of SS amp means no current and no OT to fry.
     
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    My Valvestate VS100R combo comes with a Celestion Gold Back 12" @ 8 ohms and it is Made in England.
     
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    Here is my chain, does this make sense? I've never chained (slaved?) two amps before, want to make sure I'm not fucking anything up
    Reamp out -> TS9 -> 8100 input -> 8100 send -> 5150 return

    8100 boost channel volume is around 4, not too loud. Sounds pretty cool upon first listen, will post if I still think so later on ; )
     
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    Yup, that's right, would love to hear it!
     
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    Man I gotta get an od820 asap! My buddy has one of these amps, they're awesome
     
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    Here is 8100 into 6505 power amp.
    Mesa os cab>57>API

    Clip features in order:
    8100
    8100send>6505 return
    6505
    triple recto

    Thought it would be good to hear a comparison of all these,
    The 8100 is super bright and present compared to the 6505 and recto.
    I used the Lasse/Mago DI set for this.
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2133088/8100-8100>6505-6505-Triple Recto.mp3
     
  10. Rex Rocker

    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    You mention it being pretty bright and Lasse mentions it having a spike at 4KHz...

    ... doesn't just lowering the treble and/or presence help?
     
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    The 8100 through the 6505 sounds really good to me. I think I even prefer it to the 6505 and triple recto.

    I just picked up a 8100 myself for 125 euro :hotjump:, might use it on some reamps next month. Probably going to try the 5150 power amp route as wel.
     
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    what you think about the sound?
     

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