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I recently bought a marshall code 50 and I am really dissapointed. Any tips for making it sound better? I have spend ages on it trying to get a good high gain tone but it just sounds 'boxy'. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

edited 14 Apr 2021 at 01:55 PM

edis onkeith

asked 01 Apr 2021 at 01:52 PM

edis onkeith
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Does anybody have a list of the cabs and descriptions, and also more detail on the effects options? Perhaps I am a loser because I don't know all the historical Marshall speaker cab configurations or know what CLS means on a chorus effect :-)  But I don't. A list would be helpful.

I just replaced my old Line 6 Firehawk setup with a Marshall Code 50. I am still figuring out the settings and how they interact but it is definitely an upgrade and a bargain for the money. Line 6 did publish a comprehensive list of amps, effects and cabs though, with detail on what each model was based on, and this was both interesting and helpful. 

This has been asked before and the answer was to search the marshallforum.com, and I did but found nothing.

asked 31 Mar 2021 at 11:23 PM

Tom Joyce
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I have tried using a Boss DD-3 in the effects loop but I can hear a significant drop in volume and tone when the loop is engaged. If I remove the pedal and just have a patch cable going from the send to return, there is no volume or tone loss when the loop is engaged. If I move the DD-3 to the front of the amp there is also no volume or tone loss. Why can't I use this pedal in the effects loop?

edited 30 Mar 2021 at 11:57 PM

Chris Rossi (1)

asked 30 Mar 2021 at 11:55 PM

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I have an issue with tap tempo on the Code 25 with 1.45 firmware and wondered if anyone else has the same issue.  The manual says you should "press MOD and DEL selection switches together". When I do that the amp does indeed go into tap tempo mode (tap the selector switch to set tempo), but regardless of how quick I press the buttons or if I hold down one and then hit the other it always switches on the MOD module too. The other double combination switches (tuner and bluetooth) dont do this and work as expected and only switch on those functions without switching on or off any other modules.

edited 31 Mar 2021 at 12:47 PM

Joliet Jake (13)

asked 30 Mar 2021 at 10:34 PM

Joliet Jake (13)
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Many people are talking that the new CODE products with current manufacturing dates are already coming from the factory with the new Firmware 1.45, and that it brings many improvements and the equipment sounds better than with the 1.44 which is the last officially launched.

Please release this new 1.45 as soon as possible or at least let us know when its release is estimated on the official website Thank you

asked 30 Mar 2021 at 04:20 PM

Sebastián Mancipe (2)
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Hi,

How do you control system sound (power on & shut down) volume on Emberton?

The system sound is VERY loud, and aggressive sound. 

It's silly when you hear relaxing yoga music, and then you're forced to hear very loud guitar sound at the end of the meditation session.

Thanks.

edited 29 Mar 2021 at 12:19 PM

John Doe (1)

asked 29 Mar 2021 at 12:18 PM

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I need to change the order of the presets as needed, but the Gateway application does not allow changing the position of each preset in memory. 
I don't want to overwrite presets by saving to other stots, I just want to change the order of each preset.
Is there another way to perform this operation?
MyGateway does not synchronize with the hardware, it only sends it to the hardware.
My CODE presets do not appear on MyGateway.

edited 28 Mar 2021 at 11:05 PM

Paulo Crush

asked 28 Mar 2021 at 10:20 PM

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Hi, 

I have a CODE50 (1 week).

After editting a preset, I click and hold the exit/store button to save the changes I made.   The changes are stored but the CODE then "freeze"..  no sound, no change possible,...    After switch off/on, everything is back to normal.  The preset is updated.    

Same thing is happening when I store the preset in the footcontroller...  

Is that "normal"?   Am I doing something wrong?   I presume that I'm not supposed to do a switch on/off everytime that I want to store a present change...   

Thanks

 

asked 28 Mar 2021 at 06:56 PM

Pierre Deb
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I seem to be having the same issues that a lot of people have reported, where I cannot get the Marshall Gateway app to connect to my Code 25. I've only had the amp for about a week and I cannot get the app to see it.

I can connect to the amp via Bluetooth using my phone (Pixel 3a, Android 11) and whilst connected, can use it as a BT speaker to play music from Spotify. However, nothing I do seems to get the app to connect to the amplifier.

-I've updated the amp to the latest firmware using my laptop/web browser. 
-I've followed all the instructions in the Bluetooth Connectivity Troubleshooter to the letter (CODE - Gateway Bluetooth Connection Troubleshooting - my.marshall.com)

No matter what I do, or what order I install/uninstall/connect, the app will not see the amplifier. Everything works otherwise - I'm able to apply Patches from ? using a USB connection - and the amp sounds great. I'd just like to be able to control it from my phone.

asked 28 Mar 2021 at 10:54 AM

Andrew Jarvis
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I suddenly have this problem with my Code 50 and my Lenovo tablet. It did work with the Gateway app until today, and it is connected via bluetooth and it will play music from the tablet, but the Gateway app doesn't even see the amp. I tried uninstalling it, reinstalling it, clearing the cache and storage, no joy. Oddly, it works fine still from my LG phone.

asked 28 Mar 2021 at 04:16 AM

Barry Rich
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Hi there,

Great sound in the speaker, untill the problem drops my mood by constantly losing bluetooth connection


When playing music by radio or spotify, the Stanmorgen is constantly ínterrupted by the and losing repeatedly conntection and then repeates starting/pairing sound (e-guitar chords) which now is changed into an annoying repeatedly sound.
Feels like some device is trying to connect with the speaker.

Checked al the diveces nearby and turned them of which should / could be the slolution

Problem is still there and is more than annoying.!!

The Stanmore II at firtst returned to the store and the send it back for repare, but not sure if there was repared anything?

Again sound is great, need you help

Henny

Netherlands

asked 27 Mar 2021 at 05:52 PM

henny de Jong
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No question, just saying: I love my new Monitor-II-headphones!

asked 27 Mar 2021 at 02:37 PM

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Hello, . . . im new to guitar and this is the first amp i have bought with my own money.

I have a 100h that says version 1.11 when i turn it on. I am happy with the sound for the most part but wish there were some improvemnts to the software   

Due to marshalls apparent lack of interest in the software, and peoples stories on here of updates making their amp worse, I am afraid of "bricking" my amp if i try to upgrade the firmware so wondering if anyone really noticed much of an improvement from updating the firmware, and if it was even worth it?

My two biggest software issues are:

1.when i connect my phone the amp automatically reverts to the first phone presets so if i am in the middle of playing with a certain preset and my phone decides to dissconnect and reconnect it will change the preset, or if I walk out of the room  . .. ... .which is  really, f8king, annoying.

2.the mute lag when switching between presets,  . . . . seems pretty useless and lame to play live if there is a big silent gap between switching tones

Can anyone confirm if the firmware update fixes either of these? Thx!!!!

edited 26 Mar 2021 at 07:24 PM

Kevin sukh

asked 26 Mar 2021 at 07:03 PM

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Well as per title, one ear is giving me extreme levels of noise when I am starting the active noise cancelling feature. The right ear  is giving me so much noise it's actually hurting my ear.

 

How can I fix this? It started happening when I took my headphones running, and i received a call during that time. But now even after putting the headphones off and back on the noise starts. Even when not connected to anything, and even in a room that is fully quiet (or noisy).

asked 24 Mar 2021 at 08:37 PM

Paul Weijtens
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Ok.  A couple questions I'm sure can be answered here.

I just bought the DSL40CR less than a week ago.  It's awesome for something smaller.  Great at home amp.

However, the first clean channel is very low on volume, while if i switch to the other clean its 3 times as loud or more.  Is something wrong here?  One clean channel  can be cranked to max volume which would be the equivalent of the other clean channel at maybe a 2.

Second question, I'm hearing a lot of talk of people swapping out the speakers in these amps.  Is this always recommended?

Third question, I desire more reverb.  Is getting a pedal the answer, or another Marshall amp altogether?  Would a JVM be any better in the reverb category?

Fourth question, would getting different tubes change any of the previous concerns?  Would getting different tubes make the amp better?

Im new to valve amps, and I'm struggling to answer all these questions.

 

Thanks

 

 

asked 22 Mar 2021 at 11:55 PM

Robert Kortekamp
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I have 2 cabs,   2x12(16 Ohms 100w) and 4x12(8 Ohms 240w).

In Code 100h manual, says the speaker output is MINIMUM 8ohms load. I can use my 16 ohms cab without harm the amp head or the cab itself?

I'm getting trouble in the 4x12 transportation, the 2x12 is way lighter. Until now I'm only using the 8Ohms cab in the code 100h.

asked 22 Mar 2021 at 02:04 PM

Gabriel Salvi
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My Stanmore 2 speaker keeps turning off & back on again (sound plays and indicator lights go on & off) when playing vinyl through the RCA or AUX. Very annoying. No problem when playing on Bluetooth through my iPhone. Any ideas please?

asked 21 Mar 2021 at 08:10 PM

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Need to figure out why channel 2, the instrument and mic channel is not working. Channel 1 and mic only channel are working fine. Opened it up and took out the chassis and there is nothing obvious. The basic schematic shows the Channel 1 and 2 share the instrument input on the ring cable input. Not much info out there which is good news considering this amp has been in production for a while so it doesn't seem there was on going  issues. Any ideas? Thanks 

asked 21 Mar 2021 at 06:19 PM

Brad Kenyon
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Hi. I have a JMD1 50 COMBO and i'll swap the original speaker that is 16 Ohm. Can i use a 8 Ohm speaker instead ? The back of it we have 1 slot for 16 ohm and other two for 8 Ohms. Can i change the original ohms? Thanks a lot.

asked 21 Mar 2021 at 04:34 PM

Roger Kamei
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Here are a few things I would suggest as improvements to the Marshall Code series. I have a 25 so some things may be specific to that amp. I have stuck to things that could be improved only by software or firmware as these are improvements everyone can have simply by updating the firmware rather than modifying the amp itself.

1. Reduced power mode to switch between full power and lower power mode. This would fix the volume control issue everyone complains about.  Maybe this could be a global setting in the firmware ?

2. USB audio Volume level setting (e.g.  -3dB, 0dB, +3dB etc). This could also be a global setting in the firmware ?

2. Normalise the volumes of the models, some are way too hot (British class A power-amp), some are way too low (Natural pre-amp). I beleive this is the reason why some models have strange low frequency distortion (50s British, OD DSL).

3. Show the configuration of the Cab models, not everyone is a Marshall fanboy and I have no idea what cab a "1960X". even if it was displayed as "1960X (4x12)" I would at least know what the configuration of cab the model is.

4. Fix the spring and hall reverbs, they sound very cheap, like the "echo" you would get on a cheap karaoke machine, certainly nothing like a spring reverb.

5. For god's sake release an official desktop editor!!! with the option to save/restore/edit patches.

6. A sync button to sync the amp presets with your gateway. It you want to rearage the patches online in gateway, you have to manually save all the patches one at a time to the amp using the phone app. So if you add a new patch at position 0, you have to manually save all 100 patches one at a time in order to match your gateway sounds!

 7. Fix the tuner, it is pretty bad on both the amp and the app. It's slow to respond and not very accurate (at least thats what its like on mine). Ive no idea how well it works on the foot controller.

8. If possible add a Fuzz pedal model, even at the expense of removing another model (I wouldnt miss the pretty poor Acoustic simulator for instance).

These are just some suggestions that I feel would make the amp just a little bit better, but in general I'm having a lot of fun with this little amp, and love the sounds and features it has. It is way better sounding than some of the negative reviews online would suggest.

Maybe other people can suggest firmware updates too?

 

edited 22 Mar 2021 at 11:39 AM

Joliet Jake (13)

asked 21 Mar 2021 at 09:37 AM

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