I try all suggestions in FAQ Support until "Last resort" But ..... nothing, I can't see the CONNECTED red button.
So the gig me and my band are about to play is getting closer and closer. 10 more days and I'll be on a stage again after 7 years. Seven years of playing by myself in my bedroom.
I got to the point where my approach would be to set my amp to a crunchy sound ala AC/DC, then kick on my SD-1 with the volume pushed and the gain turned up just a wee bit to tighten the low end and saturate a bit more. Use an EQ pedal in the loop to boost the volume for solos.
Now last rehearsal I turned up with only my guitar and my EQ pedal for the volume bump for solos. I couldn't be bothered to carry my heavy ass all analogue pedalboard with me and wanted to see how things would go. My JCM 2K DSL 100 was at the rehearsal space waiting.
Without my SD-1 I had to turn up the gain on the amp quite a bit more and change the EQ as well, cut more bass, kick in more mids and I was obviously missing some saturation.
So whilst it was harder to play and I lacked the distortion I also noticed that the guitar sounded way better and I cut through the mix easily. My other guitar player uses an ENGL Powerball MK2 through an oversized ENGL cab with V30s without any pedals, I have my DSL through a Marshall cab with G12-75s (cab belongs to another guitar player sharing the rehearsal room with us)
Now the obvious problem here is that I am competing with a V30 loaded cab whilst using the mid scooped G12T-75 Celestions, but if you ignore that for a minute my observation is the following:
Without a boost pedal my guitar sounds bigger and fits into the mix better. I have to be more accurate with my technique and my playing has to be tighter. More volume means less need for saturation and compression that a boost pedal usually provides yet it asks for a tighter picking hand.
I guess what I am trying to say or rather ask: Have you had the same experience? A boost pedal is brilliant when playing by yourself to get an amazing guitar sound, once the whole band is involved the pedal only buries you in the mix?
I think I finally understand how desirable it is to have an amp that does not need any additional help from an OD pedal. My DSL can sound as heavy as a Mesa Rectumfrier, but only when pushed by a TS-9 or SD-1. With the band it sounds better when no pedals are involved.
I came to the conclusion that I need to toss the gadgets and work on my technique more. Only use the boost pedal for solos and get to the point where my right hand will sqeeze a tight low end even out of a JTM 45.
Or I'll just bring my V30 loaded cab to the gig, kick on my SD-1 for my rhythms too and see how that goes
What are your observations folks? Do tell, cheers!
I accidentally plugged my footswitch into input for guitar. What could've happened to the FS? It seems like it doesn't work. Thanks
I have downloaded the gateway app on my phone, however it loads but i have no graphics to show what I am changing.
Operating system is huawies own emui 9.0.0
is there anything i can change in the setting etc to make this work?
My code 50 is muted after a while
I need to hang up and wait a while to call
I'm from Brazil help me please
i try to make my code sound like that approximately :
but i don’t release this sound...
if someone can help me... please...
hello, been trying to get a good steely dan 'reelin in the years' tone. Anybody else fancy giving it a shot Or give any tips on getting it. Thanks.
Hi, I’m in New York and I wanted to buy a Marshall DSL 20C, but ANY store keeps one new, so I wanted to know if you recommend me to buy a code 50, a origin 20, a dsl40c or any other?
I wound up settling for a Code 50 because I searched the internet and several music shops, both in person and online, the only place I found the Code 100 was a shop in the UK. The Code 50 is great but I would have liked to have the Code 100.
After installing the latest Firmware update my Marhsall code 100 will not respond. The screen on the amp says USB not connected and I cannot do anything. I have tried a factory reset but that not working either. Help.
My footswitch stopped responding under the following scenario.
Marshall Code 50
Four button footswitch
Macbook pro connected via USB
Sound output set to Marshall Code
Playing Youtube videos through the amp and playing along
After a while, the footswitch stopped responding. I couldn't change banks or position within a bank.
Unplugging the USB cable seemed to get things going but footswitch stopped responding again shortly after.
Turning the amp off an on again resolved the issue.
when I bought the amp, some of the pots were scratchy as hell. I cleaned them all with contact cleaner and replaced the od channel gain pot. When I use any sort of gain, or even an od pedal through the clean channel, there is a slight crackling noise in the ‘background’. Lets say I strum a chord using gain, as the notes are dying out I can hear, what can only be describes as a crackle, almost like a crackle on a radio station that isn’t quite tuned in.. The less gain I use, the worse it is.
any help appreciated!
I would like to use my fractal Fx8 as a channel switcher but first I must know if the amp uses "short to sleeve" switching. Could someone give me a definitive answer to what kind of channel switching the Mg50fx uses? I wouldn't want to risk the potential damage to either pieces of gear. Thanks in advance.
I was wondering if the creator of the KASHMIR preset would be interested in also creating the FLANGER part for KASHMIR using all the current preset settings (amp, cabinet, speaker etc) as a complimentary preset for the turnaround section of the song. I believe, from forums, that a preset will switch better (Marshall CODE footswitch) if the preset has the same amp, speaker and or cabinet setting as it takes away the millisecond delay of switching between amps in a particular preset. Look forward to your answer and or creation of said beasty.
Just last week I purchased a brand new Marshall DSL40cr, and after playing through it for some minutes I noticed a "wind blowing on a microphone" sort of noise coming from it. I did some research online and found out that quite a few people have had the same problem with this amp. I'm guessing you must be aware of this by now and must also have the solution to this problem.
I live in Brazil, so I'd rather not have to send my amp back to where I bought it in the US, but instead take it to a local tech here in Brazil. I just need to know how to solve this problem. I've already talked to two technicians here, but they don't seem to know what to do about it. What have you found out about this "wind blowing sound" problem? How can I fix it?
I bought a Marshall Code 100H about a month ago. (The cabinet also)
Now what i ask myselfe is. I have a strange cracking sound when I play with the Bridge Pickup. This only happens when I play a distortioned sound. All the clean sounds are perfect. Bus as soon I activate a distortion pedal, or put the gain up, there is this strange cracking. It's like an oversteering of distortion.
I tried with different cables, resetting the amp, with headphones, other guitars and another loudspeaker, but it's always the same.
Since I live in switzerland and I had to buy the amp in germany, it's kind of difficult to go to the dealer, because he's four hours driving away from my home.
Or do I have too high expectations on this amp, and this is totaly normal?
I recorded a sample of it, but I don't know where to upload.
Many thanks for your help.
I ve got a helix hx I am trying to use for channel swap on the amp.
For all of the above the following applies:
- JVM footcontroller is disconnection
- JVM midi has been reset: its on MIDI channel 1
Boss ES5 (works)
I can get it working using a Boss ES5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YI65cgA4XI
Midi cable setup: Boss ES5 (out) > JVM (IN)
Also going from Boss through the helix (midi passthrough works).
Midi cable connection: Boss ES 5 (out) > Helix (IN) > Helix (out) > JVM
However, this is using Midi patch panel change. Not sure how this differs from MIDI CC?
Helix HX (not working)
For Helix im following this video : https://youtu.be/simaPS7dzLw?t=55
Midi cable connection: Helix (out) > JVM
Im using MIDI CC and following the table in JSH User manual.
channel : 1
Function: CC: 16
= clean channel, Orange mode.
I set the amp up so that the midi controller is BLINKING and it doesnt stop blinking: its not receiving the signal?
I feel like Im close to getting there.