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Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 Tube Combo Amp  
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The perfect marriage of classic, vintage rock tones with modern features.

The Marshall Vintage Modern 2266C 50 Watt 2 x 12 is an all-valve single channel amplifier with a choice of two dynamic ranges selectable by footswitch. The Low range equates to the performance you would come to expect from a stock vintage Marshall amplifier in terms of tone and available gain. The High range adds an extra preamp valve into the signal path, facilitating those classic hard rock tones of the seventies. Add to this the ability to dynamically interface with your instrument's Volume and Tone controls and the experience translates into a truly expressive and organic feel in performance.

Two frequency selective Pre-amp Volumes (Gains) - Body and Detail - facilitate greater flexibility of tonal shaping for individual guitars and styles while the power amplifier is heavily based on the first Marshall amplifiers to be produced, with two KT66 output valves yielding that substantial fat and smooth tone. A MID Boost switch on the front panel fattens the tone even more while a traditional Marshall tone control circuit enables fine tuning of your sound.

A master volume has been included in order to practically manage the output levels at all venues. This is implemented after the phase splitter in order to fully exploit maximum preamp drive when the master is turned down low. A reverb level control mixes the on board plate reverb with the direct signal to whatever degree the player chooses. The reverb can be toggled on and off via the footswitch.

Finally, a series FX loop is provided for those players who wish to use outboard effect to further enhance their sound. Loop levels of —10dB and +4dB are catered for via rear panel switch as well as the option to completely bypass this feature if it is not required.

The Combo comes fitted with two Celestion G12C 25 Watt greenback speakers enabling stand-alone performance. There is a facility for using an extension cab if required.

The cosmetics are also a carefully crafted hybrid of old and new styles — made even more dramatic by the deep purple vinyl that covers the entire series.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features
  • 50-Watt valve 2x12" combo
  • Valve compliment: 4 x ECC83 (12AX7s) in preamp, 2 x KT66 in power amp
  • Master Volume with two Gain Controls — Detail (highs) & Body (lows)
  • Two footswitchable Dynamic Ranges — Low & High
  • Mid Boost switch
  • Footswitchable Proprietary digital Plate Reverb
  • Series FX loop with level switch and bypass
  • Celestion G12C 25 Greenbacks*
  • Made in England
  • *Note: the speakers developed especially for the Limited Edition Jimi Hendrix Super100JH stack

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Vintage Modern 2266 Tube Combo Amp Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 27" x 22-1/2" x 10-1/2" (690 x 570 x 270 mm)
  • Weight: 66 lbs. (30 kg)
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MarshallVintage Modern 2266 Tube Combo Amp
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

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33%

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A different Marshall

When I first saw this purple amplifier, I thought it was just some cheap gimmick to make it seem like an amp from the 60s and make people think of Purple Haze. However,...Read complete review

When I first saw this purple amplifier, I thought it was just some cheap gimmick to make it seem like an amp from the 60s and make people think of Purple Haze. However, I did think it was cool looking, and it made it stand out. I did try it out and was not happy at all, so I bought the JVM 100 watt half stack. I eventually sold the JVM (too big) and wanted a 50 watt. The girl at the shop asked me if I wanted the Vintage Modern and convinced me to try it again. Oh, it seems it was not set up properly the first time! The Body and Detail controls need to be set at at 12 o'clock at first, and then you can start playing around with it. Being a classic rock kind of guy this amp suited me perfectly. I read that somebody else said t was noisy and had a hum to it, must have been a defect with his because mine has no such issues. Also, it does work great with pedals, no issues whatsoever. So if you really want a classic sound with modern features, this amp's for you. I have had it for three years and plan on holding on to it. Go purple!

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VintageModern below average for Marshall

This amp sounds great but it is noisy. Lots of hum. If you want to add some pedals forget it. For a gig you won't notice it too bad but for home use...Read complete review

This amp sounds great but it is noisy. Lots of hum. If you want to add some pedals forget it. For a gig you won't notice it too bad but for home use it's unbearable. The other thing is when switching between dynamic modes the level jump is crazy. This is ok if that's what you want. I believe that's what is was designed for but it would be nice if you could use it as a seperate channel. Overall too noisy for me. Especially for the price.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A different Marshall

By SoundChaser

from SE Asia

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 Tube Combo Amp:

      When I first saw this purple amplifier, I thought it was just some cheap gimmick to make it seem like an amp from the 60s and make people think of Purple Haze. However, I did think it was cool looking, and it made it stand out. I did try it out and was not happy at all, so I bought the JVM 100 watt half stack. I eventually sold the JVM (too big) and wanted a 50 watt. The girl at the shop asked me if I wanted the Vintage Modern and convinced me to try it again. Oh, it seems it was not set up properly the first time! The Body and Detail controls need to be set at at 12 o'clock at first, and then you can start playing around with it. Being a classic rock kind of guy this amp suited me perfectly. I read that somebody else said t was noisy and had a hum to it, must have been a defect with his because mine has no such issues. Also, it does work great with pedals, no issues whatsoever. So if you really want a classic sound with modern features, this amp's for you. I have had it for three years and plan on holding on to it. Go purple!

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      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Gone are the good ole days

      By All Night jammer!

      from Every where

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality
        • Weak

        Best Uses

          Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 Tube Combo Amp:

          Marshall was the amp to have in the 60s 70s and 80seven thought they were unreliable then oh but the tone, the ultimate in rock tone! But they got greedy and even made them even cheaper and the tone, gone! I cant imagine a Marshall amp made anywhere else but the U.K if its not made there its not a Marshall. RIP Marshall good while you lasted, now if you find a JCM800 in good condition get it and dont let it go!

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          VintageModern below average for Marshall

          By Boomer

          from Florida

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

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          Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 Tube Combo Amp:

          This amp sounds great but it is noisy. Lots of hum. If you want to add some pedals forget it. For a gig you won't notice it too bad but for home use it's unbearable. The other thing is when switching between dynamic modes the level jump is crazy. This is ok if that's what you want. I believe that's what is was designed for but it would be nice if you could use it as a seperate channel. Overall too noisy for me. Especially for the price.

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          (5 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Vintage / Modern 2266

          Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 Tube Combo Amp:

          Overall Im exchanging it back for my 5150 III. One of my two Fenders that I should have never gotten rid of!
          It's features don't really do much. As there arn't too many options with an amp that doesn't have enough gain or tone to go with it's crunch channels.
          It's features don't really do much for me. Marshall recommends that you take the Bass,Treble, and Mid knobs to 12 0 Clock. Then adjust the other two color knobs until your satified, then go back to fine adjust your Bass Mid and treble knobs. Overall the amp has a nice clean sound but for an amps natural distortion I found nothing beats my 5150 III by Fender. So Im taking this Marshall back to Guitar Center and paying the difference to pick up another 5150 III to go with the one I already have.
          Man even on clean channel with those 5150 III's hands down it beats this Marshall big time. For me anyway. I couldn't lie to myself. They cost more. Marshall still has a special place in my heart though. The Vintage / Modern also requires Bias Voltage adjustment when changing it's KT-66 tubes. The amp is made superbly but it's tone, though used by guys like Trower and blues legends alike ...thats just what it is. A Bluemans amp to me. But I can do that easily with what I have. In the gain department it lacks and it's gain is just a crunch anyway.
          This is it's value only to me. Others would give it a 10. For more gain you will be running some kind of overdrive pedal or something through it's loop. If you want more gain that is. Or better gain.
          But thats just my story.

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Marshall Vintage Modern Combo

          By Lombo

          from Clearwater Florida

          Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 Tube Combo Amp:

          I,ve beed playing guitars for over 30 years. My first Marshall purchase was a 1971 super lead 100 watt full stack with greenback bottoms. This combo has that sound and playing quality. The Vintage Combo is old school (KT66's) playing your guitar using only the volume and tone controls with a straight through guitar cord. Thanks Marshall for a fine product this amp is all one needs to capture that vintage Marshall tone hands down.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Most Versatile

          By TheBay

          from Corona, CA

          Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 Tube Combo Amp:

          I admit I own too many amps - if that is possible. I purchased the Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 when it was first released here in the States. The first blew within 15 minutes. The replacement did not work at all. That was the bad part. They were replaced immediately from Guitar Center with zero hassle. Here's the good part... Out of all the Marshall amps I've owned, and there have been many, including real vintage collector pieces, the Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 is by far the most versatile amp I've ever had the pleasure of cranking up. The vast tonality at your disposal is very impressive if you take the time to play around with it and learn to use your volume and tone controls on your guitar. It is absolutely fantastic. From early Clapton to Hendrix to even an almost Twin Reverb clean is easily attainable. The mid and high gains provide even more delight and versatility not available in and all-tube amp. For gigs I ABY the Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 with a Fender Custom Shop '64 Vibroverb with both amps on a custom dual amp rack with results that would give any guitar player chills. In my book the Marshall Vintage Modern is a must have for the serious player. I can also use it at very low volumes in practice environments due to the two pre-amp circuits and master. That won't work with most any other amp out there. Can't say enough good things about it even though the first two were duds. In my opinion it is the Marshall's Marshall. Absolutely amazing amp no matter what the price tag.

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          (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sweet amp

          By heatherWV

          from Morgantown, WV

          Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 Tube Combo Amp:

          I would love this. I am saving up to get it. I have played on this and it has the best tone I've ever heard from a combo amp. Also, to the person who said that everything made in England is overly expensive and poorly constructed -- I own a Triumph Bonneville and it is the best value on the market and cheap. So I have faith in the Brits based on everything I have seen firsthand, Marshall amps are one of the best.

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Vintage Modern

          By musicman69

          from spartanburg, SC

          Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 Tube Combo Amp:

          This amp has the true fat, vintage Marshall sound. Dynamic and with plenty of kick, the vintage modern really captures that classic rock tone. Hopefully I will be able to get one of these soon.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          This is it

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 Tube Combo Amp:

          This amp has the sound I have been in search of for 25 years. Really brings out the individual tone of the specific instrument. None of my 4 Stratocasters have ever sounded better through any other Fender or Marshall amp EVER!! If you are plug and play like me and don't really care about the versatility of the effects loop, you cannot top this amp! Throw a wah and an overdrive pedal in front of it, and you are good to go. I bought the combo version as a practice amp. Now it is the only amp I want to play through. My Mesa and my old 100W Marshall stack have become dust collectors. As with everything else made in England, it is overpriced and poorly constructed. Can you say Land Rover? The tolex covering on mine has huge bubbles under it where they missed with the glue. The speaker magnets each had 50 or so lock washers stuck to them right from the factory and the factory speaker cord was bad and had to be replaced. You have to overlook this stuff and buy the amp for the TONE!!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Now THIS is a Marshall!!!

          By Mr.Beast

          from Tacoma, WA

          Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 Tube Combo Amp:

          So, basically, this amp is what Marshalls SHOULD sound like. The KT66 tubes are fuzzier and more loose sounding than Marshall's usual EL34s, and I find myself getting a total Hendrix sound going with my strat through the High Dynamic range. The Mid Boost is cool, but unless you're using single coils, it muddies the sound up. The only problem is that the reverb sucks. But, then again, who buys a Marshall for its reverb? The amp is basically perfect. The only things it needs are a real spring reverb, a volume knob for the effects loop, and the ability to activate mid boost from the footswitch. Also, the ability to footswitch the effects loop on and off would be nice, too. But, really, those are the ONLY problems, and they're not really a big deal when you're playing. So, if you're into British blues, classic rock, or even 90s alternative (I've found everything from Nirvana to Placebo), this is the amp for you. No modeling, no 8 billion channels, no crushing super-gain: Just pure, beautiful, classic tone.

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