I purchased an AS50D amp a while ago, and while I've otherwise been extremely happy with it, when it arrived the caps fell off many of the knobs, which is obviously annoying since I can't see what the current settings are.
I contacted the (Swiss, German-speaking) vendor, who contacted Marshall, and they shipped me a baggy of replacement knobs.
Naively it appears that I should be able to pull the old knobs off and push these on (as I see no evidence of a set-screw anywhere). However, applying reasonable force with my hand or even prying with a screwdriver, I can't get the old knobs to come off. I don't want to risk applying a large force until I'm more confident that I'm following the correct procedure and won't break anything.
So, my questions are
- are these in fact the correct replacement knobs?
- what is the recommended procedure to replace the knobs?
- if I am supposed to simply pull the old knobs off, should I expect to apply a lot of force?
- if not and these are the correct knobs, what is the recommended procedure to replace the knobs?
What setting do you use to get the Code 50 to act as a amplifier/speaker with no modeled effects?
Not that I use the Gateway App. much but I'd still like to make a suggestion (below). There's usually a fair number of posts where people say they cannot save or transfer to or from the amp. (don't understand how to do it) and maybe this would make things a bit easier.
That little "Save" button / icon only appears if you make change to a preset. So if you just want to copy a single preset to or from the amp. then you have to make a change, change the change back to original (if that makes sense), and then hit the little "Save" button / icon that has now appeared. Suggestion: make the little "Save" button / icon PERMANENTLY visible in the app. This way you can then simply call up a preset (from amp. or Marshall Gateway), toggle at will, and simply save to your selected or preferred destination.
I own a Code100 2x12 combo, and after a couple of months of use I am now dealing with some very noticeable fuzz and crackling. It does not matter what volume I am at...
Things that I have tried...
*Using a distortion pedal and changing my preamp to clean as well as acoustic.
*Performing a factory reset
As you can imagine I am pretty frustrated... Has anyone else dealt with this issue? If so...what is the solution, please and thank you...
Yeh. I'll bet the title of THIS post caught the attention of a few folks!!! LOL!!! Sorry. It's not an effects loop as you would know it!!!
As you all know: there's no effects loop on the CODE 25 and CODE50. I've not found this to be an issue but I would like to try and hook up an equalizer (Boss GE-7) to try out. I've have tried putting the pedal in the front but with high gain amps. like the JCM800 the noise levels lift WAY too much especially if you're using PRE FX like distortion (and REVERB and DELAY make the situation worse). In addition to this there are certain pedals that just should be in an effects loop and not in front e.g. TC Electronic's MIMIQ.
So here's my plan (which requires two amps.) (and which is the reason I said "it's not an effects loop as you would know it!!!" above):
1 - Guitar straight into amp. 1 (say a CODE 25).
2 - On amp. 1: ONLY PRE FX and PRE AMP are turned ON i.e. everything else is turned OFF.
3 - From amp. 1: take the LINE OUT (HEADPHONE) to a REAMP box (this to reduce the output level from amp. 1 from a line level signal back to an instrument level signal) (and this so as not to blow up your pedals or second amp.).
4 - From the REAMP box: to pedal (or pedals i.e. however many you want in your "loop").
5 - From pedals: into amp. 2 (another CODE 25 for example) and on amp. 2 PRE FX and PRE AMP are turned OFF and everything else is turned ON.
Can anybody think of any reason why this would NOT work???
It IS INDEED an effects loop i.e. your effects are now sitting between the ouput stage of a PRE AMP (amp.1) and the input stage of a POWER AMP (amp. 2) which is indeed a normal effects loop as we all know it (this just being a very long winded way of accomplishing the same thing).
Yeh. I know. I could just try it but I'd rather get some outside input before I go blasting my amps. because there's something I've not thought of here. Oh and don't worry: I won't hold anybody responsible if things go wrong!!! LOL!!! Oh and don't worry Marshall i.e. if memory serves me correctly all but one of my amps. are out of warranty!!! LOL!!!
If Marshall would be so kind and forthcoming so as to give us a clue as to where the effects loops connections are on the CODE 100/100H??? I've a feeling that a "proper" effects loop could very easily be "installed" on a CODE 25 / CODE 50 IF you know where to splice into the internal connections!!! I say this because bear in mind that ALL of the CODE range use the same firmware and the front panels on the CODE 50 and CODE 100/100H are pretty much identical. And I also believe there is already a clue in the sense that on the CODE 100/100H: the LINE OUT (HEADPHONE) socket disables the effects loop. Hmmmnnn... Unfortunately I don't have access to a CODE 100/100H (at least not the type of access that will allow me near one with a screwdriver in hand!!! LOL!!!).
When I download presets from the My Marshall website, how can I then transfer/import them to either the Gateway on my iPad, or to the Code 25 amp itself?
I can control the amp from the iPad, but it will only let me use the 99 presets already loaded.
Please read this post in the spirit in which it is posted.
I monitor these forums regularly as I have five Marshall CODE amps. and I guess I like to see what's going on and stay up-to-date. And I suppose I enjoy sharing my knowledge and helping others where I can. I must also note that I've not had any of the issues described on these forums with any of my CODE amps. And I must also note that I think they're the best modelling amps. around i.e. they're Marshalls and enough said.
But what concerns me (and hence this post) is this: there really does seem to be a lack of interest on the part of Marshall Amplification when it comes to the CODE range (at least here on the forums i.e. if emailing Technical Support yields different results then I do apologise) (and given the fact that I've had no issues at all with any of my CODE amps., as noted above, I've never had to contact Technical Support so I would not know). It's almost as if Marshall regret the day they got into this modelling business (and if that's not the case: sorry but that's my personal impression at the moment after, what, around eighteen months or so of monitoring these forums???). I mean to say: there are so many posts around here (dating back) asking for feedback re: apparent bluetooth issues, projected dates for new firmware updates, etc. etc. etc. And no answers. There's even been one or two posts asking if Marshall is going to continue with the CODE range or if it's something they want to get away from. No answer. I think you get the picture.
The above being said: I do understand how frustrating it must be to be asked the same old questions over and over and over again ESPECIALLY when a forum member couldn't even be bothered to search the forums for an answer before posting and asking a question or before reading the manual. Hell: if I had a few USD or GBP or EUR for every time I've answered a question on here re: standalone software to control these amps. well, then, I'd probably buy some more CODE amps.!!! LOL!!! Point is and all jokes aside: I do get it. But it's no excuse for a lack of response on some very key issues (like those mentioned above). And what's more: for some they're not asking for favors i.e. they're quite willing to help themselves but need a little bit of input (the Master Volume issue comes to mind here) and they just don't get that input. And (back to the firmware issue): some are even prepared to roll back their firmware to a previous version as (apparently) some issues were not issues in previous versions i.e. they're not even insisting that a new, immediate, firmware update with fixes is made available. Fairer than that I don't think they could be. But: no response (or, in some cases, a very non-committal response anyway).
In closing: I don't know if I'm correct in my assumption that Marshall isn't too interested in this CODE range of amps. I also don't know if, maybe, this (perceived on my part anyway) lack of interest is because this particular market is quite tough nowadays (what with other modelling amps. and a plethora of plugins and the rest of the junk out there) and maybe the core business (the more expensive and professional products) is being conentrated on and these CODE amps. are just an irritation. But you need to know this (as I have noted already): they are STILL Marshall amplifiers. And there is nothing on the market (whether it be another modelling amp. or a plugin) that sounds like these amps. (or, at very least, comes as close to emulating the more expensive and professional Marshall valve amps.). So they are actually something to be proud of Marshall. Just bear this in mind going forward.
As I said: please read in the spirit in which this is being posted.
No response is necessary either. But please do take cognisance of what I've posted above going forward.
Does Marshall have a customer service number? Problems with a code 50 amp cutting out..been doing it since a week after i couldn't return it.
please help me! i've tried asio4all spend hours to try but always that anoying latency
Looking for a tone close to guitar in No Doubt "Im Just a Girl". Any ideas.
I have a Marshall MG15 FX amp. The Volume potentiometer is defective. Which potentiometer to buy for subsitituition?
Thanks A Lot
Is there any news of a new preset package getting released by Marshall. Surely someone around the office tinkers with the code amps and has some nice usable patches to release :)
The 02 Slapback is not functioning. When I chosen, I must turn guitar volume to maximum and you can barely hear it. This is the only preset that has this issue. Please help! My Code 50 is less than a year old.
I've connected my Code Head 100 to my computer but it wont let me play through Ableton?
The video on my Marshall website seems easy enough to follow but it just won't work!
The CODE 100 isn’t have a line out ????
I see just Send/Return, the out 8Ω and the F/C I believe only to footswitch..
I have noticed that when playing my amp at low volumes, the volume starts to drop out. I thought it was a temperature thing as it started in june when it was really hot. but it is still doing it.
Most noticeable on OD1 and 2.
I visited the dealer recently and tried another CODE 25 amp in the shop with the same latest FW version.
The same bluetooth behavior was observed (as described in many threads here, for example this ).
If you insist that it's a HW problem - please make an official statement that CODE 25 amps with serial numbers XX-XX have faulty Bluetooth Modules and you would like to recall/replace it. I think you can easily check your production and make a quality check on this case.
I think there are only few ways forward:
- a FW update with a fix, promised a long time ago. Is it really so hard to rollback a piece of code, revert some changes from the latest FW update?
- official recall, so that we just return it and get a 100% working unit instead.
- make the firmware code open source, so that we could fix it ourselves and make further improvements.
Ny date of birth a weiting weong, how can I change it?
Everytime i go to upload a preset it comes back with an internal server error? It publishes to my library but not the user preset section. Whats the go there?
Is there a available dust cover for a Marshall Origin 50H head?