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Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head  

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Overview
  • 100-Watt valve head
  • Valve compliment: 4 x ECC83 (12AX7s) in preamp, 4 x KT66 in power amp
  • Master Volume with two Gain Controls — Detail (highs) & Body (lows)
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If you're looking for the perfect marriage of classic, vintage rock tones with modern features and levels of gain, your search is over!

The Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head is an all-valve amplifier with a choice of two dynamic ranges selectable by footswitch. The Low range equates 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 in tone shaping for individual guitars and styles while the power amplifier is heavily influenced by the first Marshall amplifiers to be produced, with four 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 effects to further enhance their sound. Loop levels of —10dB and +4dB can be controlled via a rear panel switch as well as the option to completely bypass this feature if it is not 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
  • 100-Watt valve head
  • Valve compliment: 4 x ECC83 (12AX7s) in preamp, 4 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

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Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 29-1/2" x 12" x 9" (750 x 310 x 230 mm)
  • Weight: 49.6 lbs (22.5 kg)
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MarshallVintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head
 
4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

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You're search for classic tone ends here

I have been playing for over 30 years and have owned all sorts of Marshalls, Mesa's, and boutique type amps. Like many of you I change speakers, try different tubes, make mods...Read complete review

I have been playing for over 30 years and have owned all sorts of Marshalls, Mesa's, and boutique type amps. Like many of you I change speakers, try different tubes, make mods to my pedals and guitars to dial in "the tone".By chance I got to play the 50 watt version of this head and was immediately blown away with the simplicity and pure tone of the amp, it came home with me. While the 50 watt head sounded great it did not have enough headroom IMO to push two 4x12 cabinets. So I sold it and got this amp, the 2466. If you are simply recording, playing at home, church or smaller venues the 50 watt 2266 will suit you. However if you play loud, need headroom, and are going to push two 4x12 cabinets the 100watt 2466 version is a must.Once home it took only minutes to find that sweet spot. This amp is much like the 1959SLP but I truly like this tone more. Wonderful musical harmonics sustain and classic 70s tone. Best way to describe it is to listen to some early Bad Company or early AC/DC and you got it. I played my single coil American Strat and tones such as Trower and Blackmore came real easy. My Les Paul has '57 pickups and will also easily reproduce Jimmy Page's sound. The foot switch controls the reverb and kicks in another preamp tube. There is plenty of gain in this head and IMO putting any distortion stomp box in front of this thing would be a crime. The matching cabinet has a special speakers voiced for this amp that are wonderful, but I am using Vintage 30?s in my cabs and a stack will rip your face off.It is about time that one of these amp manufactures builds a players amp, one that is no frills, easily controlled at your guitars volume and picks up the subtle picking and fingering to turn it into to cream. This amp is not for you metal heads or players that don't know what great tone is. However if you have been searching for years for that perfect sound with no added effects that can give you classic clean and crunch and even a bit of modern gain, than the Marshall Vintage Modern has to be on your list.Thank you Marshall

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Ex-Marshall fan because of this

Just purchased the 100 Watt version of this head and cabinet. Loved the tone and amp until I got it home and it blew up within 3 days!. No kidding. Blown tube and...Read complete review

Just purchased the 100 Watt version of this head and cabinet. Loved the tone and amp until I got it home and it blew up within 3 days!. No kidding. Blown tube and transformer! I am so bummed out!

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5.0

Just keep building them Marshall

By Marco

from Baltimore

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head:

    Marvelous amps. One channel and a simple front panel. They are definitely Marshalls with plenty of grind but they also have the soulful tone of the old Bluesy JTM's. These amps are kind of like a "what-if" alternate history. What if Marshall had kept a product line on the JTM path when they began developing the ever brighter, EL34 equipped Lead and Super lead models, which culminated in the JCM800,which is the foundation for all modern Marshall amps since 1981. The Vintage Modern is the logical end result of that wish fulfillment exercise. I guess I should try to find something wrong with them. Some dont like the Dynamic Range feature because it boosts the volume too much to use for soloing. (But its not a lead boost, that's why its called a "range" switch. Use one of your 20 distortion pedals for that).

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    KIck Butt Tone !!

    By Zach Attack Taylor

    from Chicago IL

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • I Dont Have Two

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head:

    Ok this amp is great if u want the plexi or a modded plexi it gives you both and the tone is awsome your pickups will play a big part on your tone so find ones you like if you want a metal tone just add a metal muf and a xotic booster the booster alone make it just so much fuller at bed room levals for clean and overdrive. its the best sounding marshall i've played!! but there all great Rock ON!!

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    (3 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Planning on adding something for gain

    Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head:

    Overall this Marshall lacks gain. But many people will do many different things for Gain via Loop or instrument input with probably over a million options out there for doing such a thing. For me I like what Im doing because I don't really need nothing else. The Marshall just didn't cut it next to my 5150 III because I needed more gain and it also has nice suttle channel switching as opposed to any other Amp switch box from any amp I have ever delt with on that note. Even when I was at GC I tried the Marshall 2000 out. Very nice head. This amp had more gain but it still lacked the gain tone and actually didn't have as much gain but it was getting pretty close. Much more than this Vintage / Modern I can say.
    I originally got this Marshall to blend a cleaner tone with my Fender 5150 III. But I felt like something was just missing. And then I learned that my fender 5150 III can also do that too. So I took it back to trade it in for the Fender 5150 III.
    But if this Marshall is enough gain and tone for you... it is a beautifully built amp and made very well.
    The features are some simple tone adjustments. This amp lacks gain unless your running something separate in the front or the loop for gain. If you want more gain this is what you will need to do. It has a beautiful clean tone though. Marshall suggests that you set your tone controls (Bass Mid Treb), all to 1200 straight up. Then adjust your DETAIL and BODY knobs for a sound you like. Then after you do this is when Marshall suggests fine tuning your Bass Mid and Treb adjustments. It has a Reverb that in my opinion is out dated. It works but I really like my Lexicon reverb better. But for the sake of the amp it is pretty nice. The foot control box is alright. it works and is loud. I didn't even use it. I didn't really like it. Mainly because it didn't blend in a suttle way. It will change so much when you step on it no matter how you try to adjust your volumes. The amp is equiped with KT-66 tubes. Like the old vintage Plexi heads. And the Bias Voltage will also need to be adjusted when replacing power output tubes. I don't feel like doing this. I have done it before with my older Marshall JCM 800's and even earlier Models from the 70's when thats the only way it could be done. Not user friendly.
    It's quality is fantastic. I notice little things like the tube sockets have drilled and threaded screws with nuts for the tube sockets in the event you need to replace a tube socket. In my Fender 5150 III and in most of the newer modern heads the tube sockets are rivited in. To replace one of these you would have to carefully drill it out and replace it with one and then use little screws and nuts to screw it back in place. I just notice that Marshall does build a beautiful head. There is a quality. For the name Marshall and the way they do manufacture an amp I give them a 10.
    I give it's Value a 5. But this is based on my needs. I used to run two Fender 5150 III's. On two 4X12 EVH Cabs with G12T Old Low wattage celestion speakers. Best set up I ever had. I sold one of my heads. Big mistake as I learned after buying this Marshall Vintage / Modern Head to replace one. The marshall has a great clean sound. But the Fender on Channel 1 (Green Ch), has even a better clean sound and even more gain on just channel 1 if I want it that way. So I had to be honest with myself and take my Marshall back to GC and get credit and purchase another 5150 III to get back where I started. So for me I give it a 5. For me, the amp of my choice will do anything and then more than what this amp will do. And changing tubes is just a matter of pulling the old ones out and putting new ones in unless there is something else wrong.

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    5.0

    Unbelievable!

    By Carl DeWitt

    from Virginia

    Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head:

    If you're looking for an amp with all the bells and whistles, this isn't it. If you're looking for an amp that will capture the great overdrive, deep and rich tone from the late 60's to early 80's, look no more - this is definitely it! Sure, you'll have to spend a little time figuring out how to get different tones using the volume knob on your guitar and the amp, dialing in contour, body settings, etc. And yes, you can even get clean tones. Need it to break up just a little bit? Absolutely. If you want to sound like Hendrix, Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Poison and so on, here you go. This is one amp I will never sell.

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    5.0

    Love this amp

    Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head:

    As the title says. I love this amp.
    This has been the best of all my Marshall from the last 40 yrs. I play it with my Ibanez vintage TS808 in front and can play anything.
    Great amp
    I've had a few bum Marshall heads in my day, but this has been reliable for the past year.

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    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best in Show

    Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head:

    I gave the title of my review a phrase from the kennel club show because im doing all dog themed reviews this week. First let me state the obvious. This is a Marshall Amp. I felt that might be a good place to start because some other reviewers seemd to think they were getting a Randall, or a Fender. And come on other reviewer,.. "Its Marshall so you know your getting quality, but it lacks features and its overpriced Junk"..What am I supposed to do with that? Im really glad im old enough to know how to use a Marshall, and what to use it for, cause they really are the best at what they do. What they do is loud, overdriven British "brown" sound.They do it witout breaking down for a loooooooong time and this Marshall does it better than any of the new Marshalls (new being anything since 1990), better than anything since the 2203. I think good tube amps specialize. Thats why they are irreplaceable. I own a great sounding VOX AC15, a Great sounding 20 watt Fender Blackface and this is my current Great sounding Marshall. Its true that another Well known amp maker has a modular preamp system, and that for the price of this 1 ("high quality") Marshall amp, you could buy 3.5 semi disposable preamp modules, but i would rather just save for another really good amp.

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    5.0

    an added bonus

    By wolf-zEiN-

    from mid west

    Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head:

    this is a great amp and i have but one thing to add to the other positive review: this things sounds fantastic when paired with a tube screamer pedal. if you are an old school player and you understand the subtleties of tone this is a great amp for getting that "feeling" thing going via your volume knob, fingers and select pedals. big muff pie sounds real bad ass through this baby too.

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    (1 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Well......

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head:

    It is an o.k. amp but.... The randall rmc100c1 is the other amp my guitarist has. Just buy 1 of the randalls and get modules for it.... Its just better... My guitarist made a stupid decision buying this and he could have every randall module there is instead of this. Now for quality this is a marshall.... Come on its gonna be great quality but.. its lacking features and it is way overpriced i think...

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    (2 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Don't waste your money

    By B.C.

    from Nevada

    Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head:

    Marshall junk...I have the 100 watt version. I bought it 3 years ago, and I have replace the tubes twice, and the transformer just went bad. Buy an Engl for dirty, and keep your Fender Twin for clean. Overpriced garbage. My tech said the transformer came from the factory that way, but it's out of warranty.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's in there!

    By Majicman-KYZXD

    from Van Isl. Canada

    Comments about Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head:

    This amp reminds me of a vox head I have.....It took a wee while to dial it in but once you spend some time and play around with it you'll get it. Once you do you'll be a very proud owner.Its not as loud as some 100watt marshall heads out there,but this is a good thing.I use it with the master volume at full tilt where as some marshalls are already to loud at 2! I use the 1960tv cab with mine,25 watt greenbacks as well. Great amp!

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