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

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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
3.6

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Portable (4)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

    (3 of 4 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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great cleans! Sparkling pretty overdrive!

    By Ern

    from TX

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Perfect detailed tones
    • Portable

    Cons

    • NOT for anything above the gain of classic rock

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

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

    I have lots of amps and guitars. I needed a amazing clean tone and a overdrive the has a rich beautiful sparkle for a Christian band I was helping. Nothing I had nailed the tone I wanted just right. I had an orange OR15 which didn't do what I wanted. I tried other amps more suited to higher gains but they did not get the dynamics I needed. I found the dynamics I needed with the DV mark! The clean channel was amazing, and the overdrive channel had that sparkle! I run a bit of pedals with this....Eventide H9 max, bigsky, möbius, flight time delay, EQ, etc. I usually run it paired with its neoclassic matching cab or direct using a Mesa Cabclone. Everyone that hears this rig loves its tone. I am very happy with it!

     
    5.0

    Correction to my Previous Review...

    By Aaron

    from Chico, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        This is an addendum to my previous review in which I described some switching/problems.
        After receiving a replacement, brand new Maragold, I was setting the new one up to try it out. When I was plugging in the AC power cable to the amp, I noticed a voltage selector switch next to the mains power input.
        It was set on 230-240 volts (for European power). This did not catch my eye when I was plugging in the first open box model I got. I immediately switched it to 120 volts for USA power. I continued to try it out and everything worked fine.

        I'm not sure if the original head's voltage selector was set on USA or Euro voltage, but I suspect it may have played a part in the amp not functioning properly. So I may have had a perfectly good open box head that just had the wrong voltage selected.
        Oh well, I have the new one and a couple hundred dollas less than I would have...

        Sounds great, though, and loud for 40 watts.

        But Greg is playing a new prototype DV Mark, now. A single channel (essentially) 25 watt tube head. So you may want to wait a bit for that.

         
        2.0

        "Mint Condition" Open Box Special was Defective

        By Aaron

        from Chico, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

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

          I ordered the Maragold head to replace an order I canceled for the Little GH 250 Head.
          The Maragold Was Listed as a "Mint Condition" Open Box deal and the price was about 41% cheaper than the regular M-F price, so I grabbed it quick.
          The price almost seemed too good to be true for a mint condition head, and yes,...it was.
          The outside condition of the head was mint condition but the channel switching switch was malfunctioning. It would not switch to the drive channel, and the clean channel would intermittently not work, too.
          I called and arranged to get a brand new Maragold which required paying a difference. At least there was a coupon for 20% off that I was able to apply. That took away a little of the price sting.
          But I can't help but wonder if the open box one was so deeply discounted because of the problems.

          The replacement will be arriving in a few days, so I will post a review after I try it out.

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