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DV Mark Maragold Greg Howe Signature 40W All Tube Guitar Head   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Get the signature sound of Greg Howe and his hard-rocking band Maragold.

The Maragold Greg Howe signature model head is named after the band for which is supplies all its awesome tone. It not only suits his needs and taste, but is a great choice for every guitarist who needs a two-channel 40W all-tube head with an amazing clean and pure tone on channel one and mild to heavy distortion on channel two, while retaining note definition and punch.

This amp also features a Dual Voltage Switch 120V/240V to use the amp in countries with different voltages, without having to carry an external converter.

FEATURES
  • Power: 40W (tube)
  • Tubes: three ECC83 (preamp); two EL34, one ECC83 (power amp)
  • Two channels
  • Controls: gain, bass, middle, high (independent); presence (universal)
  • Impedance: 4?, 8?, 16?
  • FX loop with level switch, -10dB/+4dB
  • 120V/240V switch
  • Dimensions: 18.3" x 8.3" x 10.35"
  • Weight: 27.11 lb.

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DV MarkMaragold Greg Howe Signature 40W All Tube Guitar Head
 
3.0

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4.0

Beautiful sound, lightweight, and LOUD!

By Chris

from Malibu, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about DV Mark Maragold Greg Howe Signature 40W All Tube Guitar Head:

    First off, after having this amp for the last few months, I am surprised to see so many mediocre reviews were written about it. It is a stellar sounding instrument when dialed in properly, and used with the right guitar. It tends to respond better to guitars which have less bass response, like Strats, super strats, and Telecasters, etc., versus Les Paul type guitars, which naturally have a lot of bottom end. For example, my Suhr Modern sounds absolutely incredible through the lead channel, while my LP Custom sounds a bit on the muddy side. All the guitars I have sound great through the Clean channel.

    The clean channel is very clean, with an immediate attack. It doesn't really break up much, and it's not overly bright, which makes it a fantastic pedal platform. I've run several drive pedals through the front of it, and I have yet to find one that doesn't sound good with it. It is also significantly louder than the lead channel. I rarely have the volume above 9:00-9:30 through a Bogner OS 2x12 for live gigs, with the gain set at about noon, and that is pretty loud.

    The lead channel is a bit heavy on the low mids, and has a thicker and darker overall sound to it, but still cuts well through a mix. There is plenty of gain on tap, with good sustain and punch, which makes it feel very easy to play leads through it. It's definitely voiced more for lead playing, rather than rhythm playing, but still has a good overall British crunch vibe to it. This channel does get noisy with the gain past noon, but I've gotten great results with the master volume dimed, and bringing the gain up just enough to get the amp singing, which is about 10-11:00. There is a bit of hiss, but the amp really comes alive at that point.

    I do run a delay and reverb pedal through the loop, and have not had any issues with volume levels. It sounds very clear and quiet.

    Overall, the amp has great tone and is ultra light weight, making it very easy to gig with.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Just what I needed, but too many issues

    By metricman

    from Barker, Idaho

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Limited Functions
    • Limited or poor effects loop performance
    • Noisy gain channel

    Best Uses

    • Band practice
    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about DV Mark Maragold Greg Howe Signature 40W All Tube Guitar Head:

    I really was hoping that this amp would be the ticket for me but it had a couple of issues that I just could not live with. I had been looking at these online for some time and then I watched the Greg Howe promo video and was sold. I was looking for a moderately powered head with a clean and gain channel that I could grab and take to practice that would cut through the mix. I will first admit that I bought this used in 'Excellent' condition and indeed when it arrived it didn't look to have been played much. I also needed a effects loop in order for this to work in our band. This is where I noticed some issues. I have a moderate effects board running two delays, one chorus and a volume pedal through the loop. I have three other high power heads that this works great on. With this head though, I noticed when I engaged the FX loop the overall volume of the amp dropped significantly. At first I thought it might have been my volume pedal so I removed it from the loop but still the volume of the amp dropped a lot. I also tried engaging the disengaging the db switch for the loop and that just decreased it more. Additionally I tried just one delay in the loop - same problem, so strike 1.
    Secondly, with the gain channel master on about 2:00 o'clock and the gain on 12:00 the amp was just really noisy and hissy. Strike 2.
    Other things: I opened up the amp to try replacing the V1 pre-amp tube with one that I know is a great tube from my collection of tubes but that made no difference with the noise issue. I will admit that this is a very finely constructed unit with a lot of apparent attention to detail including ceramic tube sockets, Ruby tubes and leather corner covers. I am disappointed that this amp did not work out as it is exactly what I needed but with a noisy gain channel and effects loop issues I had to return it. Hopefully this is just a rare exception with this amp.

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