I've finally had time to sit down and play properly with my new Code 25. There is a lot of fun to be had with this thing, however there are a few things that have became apparent with some of the models.
Pre-amp models "50s British" and "OD DSL" have really odd low frequency harmonics. To the point where both these pre amp models are pretty much unusable. The default patches that use these settings are proof of this. To me it appear that its these patches that certain Youtuber's concentrated on when bad mouthing the amp online (and I can understand why). All the models have some amounts of digital artifacts, but these 2 models are unbeleivably bad.
Power-amp model "British Class A" seems too hot to me, not that I have an expert ear, but it is almost impossible to get a clean tone with that power amp regardless of what pre-amp you put in front of it and how low you set the pre-amp gain.
I understand that no modelling is perfect, but in general these 3 models just don't respond the same way as the other models on the amp.
OK. I'm aware that the Code 25 is a low cost practice amp, and I am fully prepared to just pretend these models dont exist and live with the other much better models on the amp. However in the spirit of reporting issues with the potential of improving the product then if these models can be fixed in the next firmware update (if there is one) then that would be great.
There seems to be some Marshall Code 25's with a power transformer in the bottom of the cab and some without. What is the story, What is the difference and which is the newer model?
At some point Marshall will give up on Code and move on to something else (and by past experience it may not be that far away). I would have liked some way to backup and restore patches to the amp once there is no more Gateway or online storage (this happened to Fender Fuse)
I cant believe that after 5 years Marshall dont have even a basic PC application to perform the simple task of saving and loading patches. Even the most basic of multi FX have that functionality these days.
Its clearly hoping for too much to get an editor, you can do that on the app, or even on the amp itself fairly easily anyway. I'm more worried about managing patches if Marshall shut down the Code servers. Without a way to backup and restore what happens if you have to reset your amp. You have lost everything. After spending a lot of time getting all our sounds just right, I for one would probably give up at that point.
I'm not asking for much, save a patch from the amp to a file, load a patch back from a file to the amp!
I have my gate way set upand would like to store it to my foot switch. How do I do that. I can get bluetooth to connext and it will show my gate way but will not store to foot switch
Hi, I just recieved my Code 50 yesterday "bought brand new" and the amp sounded great until i hooked up to my pc this morning and downloaded a featured preset not a communiy preset. I am running usb not bluetooth and its my studio setup. Now all the distortion and gain sounds like the input gain is wide open clipping the signal coming in at all volume levels, and on all distortion and od gain presets. I tried to reset the amp and did a firmware update now its litterally so bad you cant play it. This is certainly a software issue cause the effects and clean tones sound fine. This happened immediatley after i sent the preset usb from the website to the amp from the pc. Also i tried several guitars, usb cables, guitar cables and even my mac. just dont know wether i should send it back or if thiscan be fixed with a firmware patch or something , Thanks
I would like to use the preamp on a dsl40, and the output stage on a DSL5CR , so I have the preamp features of the dsl40, and the low power of the DSL5CR. Is it safe to use the Dsl40 effects out into the effects return on a dsl5cr? Would it be harmful to either amp?
How do I clear all presets from code 50 foot switch and go back to the fatory ones
Hello Marshall Support Team,
I consider buying a Marshall Code 25 or 50, but I'm really concerned about the master volume problem with these amps, which has been discussed in length in this forum (see ? ? ? or ? ) [sorry, seems the URL-links to the topics are deleted, the topics were "code-25---master-volume-issuses", "code-50-master-volume", "code-master-volume-issue" and "master-volume-marshall-code-50", all about the master volume knob, which goes from very low immediately to very loud].
In one of these threads you seem to acknowledge the problem and state, that your R&D team will look into this.
So here are my questions:
Is this problem solved with newer versions of these amps?
Does the problem show up regularly with all amps or does it affect only some devices?
Is there any chance to replace the Master Volume pot by myself if the problem shows up after some time?
Thx in advance for you reply.
With regards - snoopy
Hallo ich habe das Problem das sich der Footswitch ab und zu wie aufhängt, verdrücke ich mich fängt er an die Banks durchzuzählen und hört nicht mehr auf, oder wechselt auf eine zahl und lässt sich nicht mehr zurückstellen, so das ich wieder zu den Presets komme.
Nur ein Neustart des AMPs hilft das er wieder funktioniert.
Sprich AMP ausschalten warten bis die Lichter des Footswitches ausgehen, und dann wieder Einschalten.
Habt ihr solch ein Problem auch schon einmal gehabt oder eine Idee was das sein könnte.
Dr. Google mag mir da leider auch nicht weiter helfen.
Mein AMP Marshall Code 100 Head
I have an issues when sometimes saving an editted patch on the Android gateway app V1.5.5.
Sometimes some settings (noticibly the gain and volume) do not save and those settings revert back to the previous settings for the patch you are overwritting.
It doesnt seem to matter if you are editing settings in Preset or Library mode. When you click the Save button those settings dont always save and instantly jump back to the previous settings.
I have a Valvestate VS100 but it came without a footswitch. I bought a PEDL-90010 but the switch doesnt actually switch it from O/D to clean - I have to keep my foot pressed down to get the cleant channel - if I lift it it reverts to the overdrive channel. Is this because the PEDL-90010 is not compatible with the VS100?
Thanks in Advance...John
1. Tilt knob - does it affect Treble (above 4khz frequencies) or Upper Mid (1khz - 3 khz) frequencies?
2. Does Master volume knob on this amp, if set to 10, actually produce power amp (EL34s) distortion or is it just a control for the overall volume output (loudness) with no influence whatsoever on power amp distortion ???
Just bought a brand new Marshall SV20H 20/5 head. The item came from Europe and has the two pronged Euro mains lead cable. Amp power rating is 230V.
I used a regular US grounded three pronged cable into my power regulator at 125 volts.
I then went and bought the little plastic 2-pronged Euro to US converter and plugged that into my power regulator with no change.
The power output from the amp is very weak and fizzy/thin. on the high setting?
Is my 125 US Power rating and cable at fault?
How do I use this amp here in the US with a 125 regulated power supply?
I'm looking forward to a firmware update. Is it gonna happen in the near future?
Hola, hace unos dias mi CODE 25 dejo de sonar. Lo prendo, las luces se encieinde, se conecta a Gate, suena por escasos segundo y luego deja de sonar. Lo apago, prendo y lo mismo asi sucesivamente. Alguna idea?
I've tried every type usb cable i got. Could someone please tell me what type of cable i need. I'd like to hook it up to my computer.
I have re downloaded the Marshall Gateway app and once its installed i open it and the following message is displayed....
Context 3D not available: Possible Reason: Wrong render mode or missing device support.
Any ideas Marshall Support????
Hiya, I have the Code 25 Amp and have for the last couple of years. I have recently updated my phone to an Iphone 12 pro.
The Gateway App has installed on my phone. My setting are saying the Code 25 is connected via bluetooth, but the Code 25 and the Gateway App are not connecting.
I have removed the Gateway App from my phone and re-installed it as advised and have re-connected the Bluetooth from the phone to the Amp once again as advised.
I try to scan for the amp but it will not connect via the bluetooth.
Can you please help with a solution.
I have just bought a CODE 25 amp and i am having trouble pairint it with the Gateway app.
I have done all the suggested processes, reboot, re install etc etc...
It was working yesterday afternoon, then in the evening it just will not connect?
The amp connects to th iphone 7 plus, finds the amp in the menu but wont connect, just keeps saying Connection Rejected!
So frustrating, please can you help?
I have a Marshall Origin 50H, its about 7 months old and I've used it perhaps maybe 10 times total for some pretty low volume playing and never used on anything but the lowest 5w setting. I'm using it with a proper 16 ohm Celestion cabinet and proper cables and playing for about 40yrs so know what I'm doing, well, most days that is lol! :)
Anywho, after about 10 minutes the volume drops WAY off and I'm assuming its a power tube since the level of gain doesn't change at all, just the volume and it gets real compressed.
Since I've only had the amp 7 months, would the tubes be covered under warranty in any way? I would hope so due to how little I've used it, thanks for any insight.