Ask any amp aficionado which amplifier led the rock revolution, and you’ll get a near-unanimous response: the Marshall 1959 Super Lead. The Studio Vintage takes that legendary tone and packs it into a 20-watt combo. Plug in, and you’ll experience saturated blues grit and biting leads — the iconic Plexi tone. The Studio Vintage has plenty of player-friendly features on tap, such as four separate inputs, high- and low-sensitivity loudness controls, a 3-band EQ with Presence control, an effects loop, and a DI output. Worried about disturbing your neighbors? Don’t — the Studio Vintage’s power reduction circuit takes its wattage down to a bedroom-friendly five watts. If you want cranked Plexi tones from a compact, studio-sized amp, Marshall’s Studio Vintage absolutely nails it.
The Studio Vintage is a low-watt version of Marshall’s 1959 Super Lead, a.k.a. the coveted Plexi. Townshend, Clapton, and Hendrix, to name a few, all played the 1959 Super Lead. This is the iconic amplifier that defined the sound of rock ’n’ roll for generations of guitar players, and it can be seen on countless stages of yesterday and today, including Woodstock. If you want the tone that inspired generations of iconic guitarists, plug into a Studio Vintage — it delivers true-to-life Plexi tone!
Consider yourself lucky, because the Marshall Studio Vintage sports features not found on the original 1959 Super Lead. 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 Vintage’s modern flexibility almost as much as you appreciate its classic tone.
The Studio Vintage 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 Vintage‘s classic 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 SV20C combines the raw power of the 1959SLP and authentic voice of classic rock in a new portable style. The amp that first defined rock ‘n’ roll in the 60s has been revised for the present day, whilst remaining faithful to the original with its Plexi design and all-valve tone. Still considered a classic by scores of legendary guitarists, the SV20C lets you play like your heroes on stage, in the studio and at home.
The SV20C is an all valve handbuilt amp designed and built in the UK, to accurately recreate the classic Marshall tone.
From saturated blues tones to biting leads for classic rock, this is unmistakably a 1959SLP.
Portable and adaptable, the Studio Vintage Combo is suitable for the home with the option to switch between 20W and 5W at any time.
The amp that inspired generations of guitarists immaculately recreated for the modern day.
|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 treble input), 2 x 1/4" (high/low normal input)
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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