The Marshall JCM800 2203 is a certified beast — it’s the tone that defined heavy metal. The Studio Classic takes that incendiary tone and packs it into a 20-watt combo. It conjures up everything from rich and full cleans to high-gain mayhem, but in an amp you can carry with one hand. The Studio Classic is loaded with all the player-friendly features you need, including a master volume, 3-band EQ with Presence control, preamp volume, effects loop, and DI output. You also get a power reduction circuit for attaining cranked-up tones without violating a noise ordinance. When you want JCM800 tone but aren’t rocking in an arena, reach for the Studio Classic — it delivers the goods.
The Studio Classic is a low-watt version of Marshall’s coveted JCM800 2203. So who loves the Marshall JCM800 2203? More guitarists than we could ever name, and some of the most famous guitarists of all time would be on the list. Angus Young of AC/DC, Kerry King from Slayer, and Zakk Wylde are just a few of the hardest rockers on earth that chose the JCM800 2203 for its tonal tenacity. If you’re looking for an amp that will deliver clean tones, look elsewhere. If you want maximum tonal aggression, plug into a Studio Classic — it delivers true-to-life JCM800 tone!
Consider yourself lucky, because the Marshall Studio Classic sports features not found on the original JCM800. An effects loop makes integrating your pedals and external processors a breeze. Attaining cranked tones at listenable volumes is a breeze thanks to a power reduction circuit. You also get a DI output for easy recording or routing to a PA. You’ll value the Studio Classic’s modern flexibility almost as much as you appreciate its vintage tone.
The Studio Classic features a 10" Celestion V-Type speaker. The V-Type gives you classic British tone with a warm body and distinctive growl. It has a ceramic magnet that gives you warm and balanced tone. Its expressive low end, clear midrange, and chiming highs are perfect for rock, blues, and all other music styles. Guitarists at Music Experience love how responsive and articulate this speaker is — it’s an important part of the Studio Classic’s vintage musicality.
Jim Marshall didn’t start out building great amps. In fact, his entry into the amp world came about in part because the drummers that visited his music shop for equipment and lessons often brought along their guitar players. Conversations about their amplification needs led to the birth of a line of amps that would eventually change the sound of music. From those first humble creations to Pete Townshend’s first monster full stacks; from the mid-’60s combos to Hendrix to backlines of multiple Marshall rigs, there’s a reason why so many guitarists (including quite a few here at Music Experience) swear by Marshall amps. Try one out and see for yourself!
We're bringing back the classics, in a smaller format. Some of the most infamous sounds of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s housed in a 20W amp. For the musicians that want to recreate nostalgic music memories in your own home or studio. With power reduction that helps you switch between 20W and 5W power without any need for an attenuator, making the amp your safest bet for huge tone at home, studio or stage.
The Studio Classic SC20C combo effortlessly replicates that definitive Marshall JCM800 2203 roar, all packed into a portable 20W for today’s player. Originally introduced in the 80’s, the JCM800 2203 established itself by uniting iconic Marshall design with that genre defining heavy rock crunch. Already played by guitar heroes the world over, but now remastered for the modern day with power reduction from 20W to 5W, letting you take your tone to the home.
Just like the original that kicked off the Marshall crunch revolution and changed the face of modern amplifiers forever.
Iconic tone scaled down into an easily movable frame.
Switch between 20W and 5W power to capture that huge tone at home, studio or stage.
Featuring the master volume control and series FX loop, so you can recreate that signature sound.
|Number of Channels||1|
20W (5W power settings)
1 x 10" Celestion V-type Speaker
3 x 12AX7
|Power Tubes||2 x EL34|
2 x 1/4" (high, low)
1 x 1/4" (16 ohm internal), 2 x 1/4" (single 8 ohm or 2 x 16 ohm), 2 x /14" (single 4 ohm or 2 x 8 ohm), 1 x 1/4" (DI out)
|Construction Material||Black Tolex|
|Power Supply||Standard IEC AC cable|
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