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.
When will there be a firmwear upgrade to correct the bluetooth connection problems ? I have followed all the instructions on the forum and still only occasionaly manage to get a connection before it disconnects or freezes at rehearsals which is very frustrating to say the least.
Using an Iphone 6s and the latest firmwear version with Code 25
Come on Marshall this is becoming a big issue
Can you explain a simply way how to download presets to Code amp and updates (automaticly?) What those symbols like phone, Code amp with cross over mean? Is really so that Safari does not support downloads, updates?
As pointed out in these blogs the Code series locks up during editing and doesn't have an app for Mac users. These issues go back to al least June of this year. When is Marshall going address these issuse other than saying "a solution is coming soon?" I recently purchased a Code 50 but I am not going to hold on to it if Marshall is not going to support it.
I own my Marshall Code 50 for one week now and are pretty happy with it. Still exploring the endless possibilities.
Also downloaded the gateway app. Happy with the new feature to select the location for the edited patch. You should be able to do that on the amp but I did not manage to do it...
What I miss in the app:
1. Create a favourite list.
2. Save edited presets in a user library so you can upload them from there to the amp.
Hopefully the pedal will be available soon. For gigging this is a must have.
Greetings and keep up the good work!
I am experiencing terrible interference when trying to use my Code 50 via Bluetooth / Gateway (Apple) App while recording on my Mac in Logic Pro X. I am using a microphone to record the Code 50 and using the Bluetooth to change patches. The clicks/pops/noise/interference is loud enough to interfere with the recording process. Perhaps a DESKTOP (Apple) Gateway App via Code USB might be a solution for all users experiencing similar issues? I am running the most current Firmware. Any current solution to my noise issues? Thank you.
When will Marshall post a downloadable list of presets and settings for the CODE Series amps. It would make initial preset comparison, selection and change notation much easier.
Also, why are there are no "blank presets" available on the amp so that one does not need to overwrite a stock preset? Is it assumed that saving can be done to a tablet or phone?
Has the support team for marshallamps.com gone on summer recess like the politicians perhaps - I've been trying to get an answer to a question on 3 year registration of my amp for about a month now.
I bought a Code 50 today and I'm very pleased with it apart from one thing – I downloaded the Gateway app (1.2.7) for my iPhone 6 running the latest version of iOS (9.3.3) and no matter what I try, I can't get the app to connect to the amp. The amp is set up in bluetooth pairing mode, I've hit the "scan for amps button" on the app so many times my finger is about to fall off! I've restarted the phone numerous times, restarted the amp, you name it. It won't find it. Any advice appreciated!
Does anyone know a way to combat the huge jump in volume when switching from Clean to Crunch on the Classic Gain channel? I’d like the switch to be as simple as pushing the button without the need to alter volume settings.
Yes, yes I know....Windows Phone lol. But will there be a Gateway port for the windows phone?
So I have had a new CODE25 for about four months, and two weeks ago it suddently started to go silent after playing a few minutes. No sound at all, very suddenly. Lights all still on, screen on (though maybe dimmed), and it won't recover until I power it down and restart--and then it may or may not play for a few minutes more after that. Didn't seem like an overheating issue (I rarely play that loud, and at the time I was using a sweet clean preset).
I've updated the firmware and still have the problem. I'm in Hawaii, and I'm not sure there's a Marshall warranty place here to do any work on it. Am I stuck returning it? Is this a common problem?
I absolutely love this thing, I'd hate to have to abandon it for poor dependability reasons.
Bought a new DSL40CR in December of 2020 and last month it blew the 630 MA fuse on the PCB. Replaced fuse and swapped out all tubes. Now amp only works on 40 watt but has a lot less volume and does not sound like it did. The PCB has spots around CAPS that look burnt. Any suggestions? Can you purchase the PCB?
Dealer where I purchased not very helpful when I went to them to question about warranty, they kept trying to sell me a new amp, not Marshall and said I would have to pay any and all costs if it was repairable.
Really liked the amp when working correctly but am concerned that this would happen again if I purchase another one. 1 year and 3 months and total failure????
Marshall has restored my confidence in their product. They contacted me same day and gave me a list of where to take my amp for warranty repairs. The amp has 3 year parts/5 year labor warranty. Will update again when repairs are complete.
I purchased a second DSL40cr amp and got my originalback from the shop. Took my repaired amp home before Memorial Day Holiday and so far it is doing great.
Again want to thank the people at Marshall for making this happen once I explained the problem.
I have several custom presets in my Gateway (via my PC at my.marshall.com). I synchronized my PC with the Gateway App on my Android phone and all the new presets show up (so far, so good). The problem is that when I turn on the Code 100 amp, all of my presets (in the Gateway Library on my phone) get reset to the default presets.
If I turn off the amp and re-sync, all of my custom presets show up again. When I turn on the amp, they all get reset to default values.
I updated the firmware on my CODE 100 and tried several different startup configurations, but nothing works.
Why is the amp overwriting the presets on my Gateway App?
Is it possible to put castors on code 100 combo? If so what type?
Hello all. I am sorry for what is about to be a redudant and maybe to some, stupid question. I just got my dream amp, the JVM 410h. This is also my first tube amp and I want to care for it for long term use. For silent recording, I am running the line out with an xlr cable from my JVM head to my Scarlett interface, which I connect to my DAW and use cab modelling their for recroding. Do I lieave my standby switch on or off? The STANDBY/ silent recording notation is a little confusing to me. So should switch be pushed up or down? Also, should master volume be set to 0? Thanks in advance
Hi Marshall Support,
After buying Marshall Code 25 yesterday, I feel something is wrong with it. My Marshall Code 25 suddenly muted randomly, even sometime in the beginning I try to power on. I already updated the latest firmware, but it still happen.
What can I do with this situation?
Que tal' soy nuevo en el uso del ampli y según veo tiene detalles interesantes como el almacenamiento de presets en el movil, pero aún tengo unas dudas.
Hello - After really enjoying the Kilburn II speaker, I bought two Acton II speakers to couple them for ambiant sound when not using traditional speakers since you can't couple Marshall's wireless speakers. The Acton II is fantastic for sound and range individually *before* my attempt to couple them. I've had many complex compatibility issues with products over the years, but in this case, it's most puzzling why two same-model "coupled" speakers can be controlled via the iPhone/iPad I paired with them, as well as with the Marshall app (volume/sound settings) but cannot in any shape or form maintain simultaneous outputs even when they're placed right next to each other (well within the 10-meter Marshall spec). So before returning them back to store, I wanted to check with other customers if they've ever truly achieved the goal of coupling two Acton II's with both of them continuously and consistently playing in tandem without streaming drops. Thank you for letting me know,
What I've tried to so far:
- Followed Marshall's pairing/coupling intructions word-by-word. Though their instructions are incomplete and way below their reputation.
What's more disappointing is the prompt you get in the app to "stay connected to Acton II but disconnected from Acton II in Bluetooth settings." Anyone know what that means?
- Tried two iPhones and an iPad (all latest iOS).
- Deleted, rebooted, and re-installed the Marshall Bluetooth app (v1.3.1) for iOS.
- Moved the speakers next to each other to eliminate distance argument.
- Tested each speaker with direct Bluetooth to iPhone/iPad source without any issues. In fact, range is so much more when not using the Marshall app to stream to the speaker.
- Factory-reset the speakers.
- End result: The only way I was able to have them coupled was ignore their instructions, couple the speakers and then completlely shut down their app. after they show as coupled . However, there's no way for them to continuously and play in tandem (even sitting right next to each other with source iPhone/iPad next to them). They continue to switch between each other.
- Also, Marshall needs to be clear that a "couple" can only function with one lifetime source. As soon as you try to use the speaker "couple" on another source device, you lose everything on the previous device and need to de-couple, forget speakers, re-add speakers to your device's Bluetooth, and then pray that the Marshall app will allow you to couple them again. Most of the 18-20 times I tried the whole process, I needed to uninstall their app, reboot device, and re-install their app. :(
Any help deeply appreciated before I return these speakers.
I’m trying to decide which amp to get. My ultimate goal is to get out there and start gigging. I love big, dumb rock songs and have more or less narrowed down my search to a JCM 800. Here’s where my dilemma comes in.
For the same price, I can get either 1990 JCM 800 (50 watt) and a 1960A cab of indeterminate year or the little SC20 amp and cabinet.
Since I want to start gigging out, I am leaning toward the full-sized amp, with worries that it might be too loud even. However, since most of my playing is at home, I like the idea of the lower powered SC20. The one I played sounded super good at around-the-house levels. I am worried it won’t suffice if I try to gig with it. I have never played through an 800. (Or any half stack, for that matter. Right now my main amp is a Deluxe Reverb.)
So I guess what I want to know is which one is the better option for me? Do I prioritize stage volume or home volume? Does anyone even need a big, loud amp nowadays, or is a smaller, miked-up amp better in the long run?