I brought it home yesterday and hooked it up in the studio, started going through the channels starting at 00, got into the teens before I even found one I could stand. Every single one was way too bright. I turned the treble down on those and they were almost acceptable until I started playing with enthusiasm, then way way too sharp again.
I tried 5 different guitars, all of which sound great with the orange and vox amps I have already in the same studio space, nothing sounded good.
I got into the 30's and was so dissappointed, I was going to take it back - just couldn't deal with it even though the power, range and flexibility was so cool. I finally through a thick sweatshirt over the front (double thickness) and tried again. Everything was fixed.
So my question is can I open it up, put a double layer of material between the speaker and grill so I can stand it and cose it back up without voiding the warranty or do I just have to deal with an amp covered by a hoodie?
I am currently owning a Marshall CODE 50. I was wondering if I could bypass the amplification section and just use it as a speaker for my Williams Allegro 2 Plus Digital Piano, which is an electric keyboard. I ask the tech in the shop if I was able to plug the keyboard into a guitar amp and he told me that it would fry the keyboard. I figure may be if you plug the keyboard into the amp using the Hosa 1/8" TRS to 1/4" TRS cable or just use an instrument cable and plug it straight into the input jack with the power and the pre fx section turned off. Any opinion?
In the manual is told not to use the Code 100 head without a speaker? Why?
I think it's not a valve amp.
I’ve recently purchased a code 50 and I’m fairly happy with it but not 100%.
I do have a issue with the delicate volume control, which has been raised by a few people on here - but I can live with that.
My main problem is some notes sound real muffled when I kick in any thing over a clean present. I seem to be loosing clarity on a distorted chord especially the low end and even more so around the 12th fret. This is made even worse when using the bridge pickup.
So a power chord on the 12 sounds ok when picked but as a chord, by the strike of the D string there’s hardly anything there.
I’ve tried the speaker and headphones but all feel the same. I playing a Gibson SG straight in with no other effects.
Does any one have any suggestions?
I’ll try and put up some recording, as I don’t have any other guitars or amps to compare against.
Hello guitar players,
today I got my new Code 100 head and connected it with my 2x12 speaker 1936 from marshall. I tried the presets and they sound very cool but the sound is in my opinion a little bit to muffled and not clear enough.
So I kicked out the cabinet in the settings and then the sound is very clear and cool for me. But whats exactly the sense of the cab when it sounds not good in my opinion. Do I really need them?
Thanks for your answers! :)
Does the low end of this amp get better after the speaker gets broken in. I don't get to do a lot of high volume playing right now so, how can I speed the process if that's even going to help?
Presets need to flow easier between the different management areas.
(Reading the following is really only cumbersome, because that's how cumbersome it is to manage CODE.)
Copying one by one between amp and phone is really cumbersome.
How about an option to copy all 100 presets (or sections) between amp and phone? Both ways.
I want my amp to have the same presets as my phone.
(Others can still have the option the way it is laid out, but I don't see how managing amp and phone separately is useful unless someone really needs 200 different presets in one session.)
I like to have my preset sequenced in a way that makes sense. Artists, cleans, crunch, OD, Amps, or new additions squeezed next to existing ones. Others may sequence by set list or bands. If I shuffle presets on the computer/gateway, then the phone syncs this new sequence, and the amp does not match. Gets confusing.
Additionally, if the footswitch is assigned from the amp, then I have to copy new presets from phone to amp and even reassign to footswitch. Too many steps.
"Just use the presets on the phone and forget amp presets" would be an answer, but what about footswitch? and what about dead or forgotten phones?
Easy (automatic?) sync (with on/off for this auto/sync) between phone and amp, would allow everyone to use the amp (and footswitch) without constantly pulling out the phone and pairing to have presets from the phone available. Bluetooth drains batteries.
Btw, any phone sounds come on the speaker when playing because my iphone6 sees the amp as a headphone. So the presets need to be on the amp for any gigs.
Another footswitch suggestion:
A setting or function where the first 30 presets (01-30, without 00) are loaded into the 10 banks on the footswitch automatically? Then I only have to manage my presets within the 100 and everything else is assigned automatically?
Hello, can anyone tell me which brand / model of speaker is used in code 25?
This really stinks...
I have a brand new Code 25 and it stops playing through the speaker after a few seconds. The output is always there when I plug in a headset, but the speaker plays for a few seconds then goes quiet. I redownloaded and installed the firmware. I tried different settings and different presets. Nothing works. Any other advice before i talke it back to the Guitar Center?
I'm curious to hear about anybody experimenting with removing the back on their Code to see what it sounds like.
I'm not a big fan of the closed back sound, especially on small combos. I've noticed my Code vibrates like crazy even on low volumes and I swear I can feel air puffing out of the headphone and/or pedal jacks. The speaker seems stifled closed inside that little box like it can't move or "breath". I'm wondering if that is causing the boomy vibrating noises this amp likes to make.
I did find one forum where someone mentioned taking the back off their 50 and they were amazed at how much it opened up the sound and it removed some of the feedback these amps seem prone to. I'm a little worried about voiding the warranty on the amp, but am real curious about what it would sound like if I made a 1/3 back like a standard combo or something along those lines.
I just bought a code 25, downloaded the app and tried to pair my amp to my phone which is a One Plus 3t.
However it doesn't pair like my Bose speaker, it only associates but nothing more, then in the app I can't manage to connect to the amp. Is my phone the problem?
Hi. First just to say that a am generally very happy with the CODE50 & it is definitely filling a gap to provide great practice tones with aux input from LickLibrary & my son's vdrum set to jam along! I have a coupe of items I wanted to put out there to the forum:
So the fizz - has anyone else noticed a very high end (treble) fizz or harsh crackle to the tone on most 'unsaturated' presets? It almost sounds like a digital clipping at the high end of the spectrum to my ear. It is definitely worse when using my 2015 Gibson Les Paul Less+ (which has the brass zero fret nut) like the amp is reacting to some of the pronounced higher frequencies on this guitar but it is also noticable with other guitars using a standard nut material.
The cabinet resonance I guess is due to the relatively light weight MDF that the cab is constructed of which appears to vibrate a little too readily has the master gets to about 1.5 / 10. I have dabbled a little with the resonance / presence settings under the speaker cab which has helped control it a little but I would be interested in any other ideas for reducing that boooom that can wash out the tone. I do have a 4 ohm Celestion G12T-75 from a long broken Marshall SS 50w combo which I am thinking of trying out - it is a physically heavier speaker than the CODE one pre-installed but I don't think structurely this will be a problem for the cabinet. I would appreciate any other ideas - anyone added noise suppression foam to the inside of the cab (as used in noisy PC towers) or anything else?
Why don't the Code combos have speaker out jacks?
This is incredibly frustrating and made more so due to the nearly year long wait for the Code head to be available in the US. I am very interested to hear the modeling through 1960 cabs, and it simply doesn't make sense to have a completely closed system on the combo amps.
Please consider this option in subsequent versions.
My Marshall code 50 suddenly stopped working while playing. I heard a little "click" sound an the power went of on the amp. I did not blow the speaker. Spoke to a friend that suggested that the amplifyer fuse was the problem, as it was nothing wrong with the power outlett i used. Is this a problem i can fix myself? is it likely that the amplifyer fuse are the problem?
sorry about my english, i´m Norwegian ;)
How far can you turn this up wihtout blowing it up!? Code 50
Ive got a main Heavy Metal Tone I use all the time. The volume in the preset is set to 1.8. I have it that low so it doesnt blow my Clean sound away when I click between the two.
I was playing with a drummer the other day and I had the master volume up to maybe close to half and I was worried I was going to blow the speaker.
So How far up is safe?
Oh Im using a Code 50.
So I just got my Code 25 amp and my guitar will show up in a couple days.
Even though my guitar isn't here yet I thought I would have a little bit of fun with it tonight. One of the features that I really liked about this amp is being able to play music like from your phone through the amp either via Bluetooth or hardwired mini jack. I did this tonight and to my surprise it sounded horrible! I tweaked the settings on the amp and of course it made no difference because those settings would only affect the guitar input. I played the music through the music app on my phone then also through the Marshall Gateway app and got the same results. I thought maybe it was because I was doing it via Bluetooth? But then I hardwired into the amp and it was the exact same issue. I guess there are other ways to listen to music while playing the guitar along with it but I just thought it was a pretty neat feature to have both sound sources coming out of the same speaker but there's no way that's going to happen. Unless I'm doing something wrong?
Hi there. Just bought a code 50, and I'm really enjoying it. A request! any chance of getting A dot icon on the speaker selection part of the app to show wether you are selecting a 4, 2 or one speaker cab, rather than havig to go to the manual to check.
1) CODE 50 occasionally locks up when changing speaker cabinets (no sound). Must reboot.
2) sound gets progressively "muddy" when tweaking controls. Must reboot to get the sound back.
3) Cannot update: CODE connects to PC, but app generates error saying it cannot get information from the CODE.
Is there any way to reduce the wattage on the code 50. 50 watts is tremendously loud and I can not get the "sweet spot" with out rattling the windows. I know the alternative is the CODE 25 but I am hesitant with the 10" speaker. Any suggestions?
The Code 25 makes a strange sound when letting a plucked guitar string sound die out, only when "amp" is selected (might be digital artifacting?) I saw one question about this via USB, but what I hear is not via USB, just out of the amps own speaker, no USB connected!