Hello, Marshall forum family. I just purchased the CODE 100H (head only). I have a Marshall cabinet with 4x12 MG series, and I hate the sound of this combination! Does anyone have advice for a replacement speaker?
Thank You All
What do you mean "sound of this combination"? CODE series has 6 clean preamps (and a couple of overdriven or distorted), 4 power amps and 8 cabinets - I can't believe you are not able to find a setup that sounds OK with your hardware.
And forget about factory presets. Most of them are done to show the possibilities of this device. If you need the sound that fits your personal preferences - create your own.
I bought the matching 4x12 and found it too 'harsh' without a lot of tweaking.. Curiously i tried tapping in to the G12-75 in my 8080 valstate combo and wow what a difference! I was advised to turn the cab simulator off but found by using this seting i got even better sounds/tones. For example i use the Clean American and Plexi settings using the 1912 cab setting.... works for me. I even plugged in to the Bass players Laney 1x15 cab and got some decent tones with the cab sim on! Now looking at getting either a real 1912 or similar 2x12 (or even a 1x12) for gigging.
For reference, i'm using an LTD EC-1000T with Seymour Duncan Humbuckers.
Hope this helps
Troy (near Lincoln UK).
I tried to connect a 4 Ohm HiFi loudspeaker to my Marshall Code 25 to the external loudspeaker connection that was easily built in later. Without loudspeaker simulation, the HIFI Speaker sounds like a piezo loudspeaker from a cheap children toy. It sounds much better with the Code speaker simulators. Well done Marshall! However, it sounds still too much like baby squawking and there is not enough pressure on it. In any case, it's not much fun. It really sounds good with my 4x12 Vintage30/Greenback Mixture Cabinet. Just as I expect when I compare it with my 1987x or JTM45 with THD Hot Plate attached. Well, you need good speakers. If the Marshall Code cabinet is good enough, I can't answer. But I'm sure HIFI speaker were not used by Marshall.