The Studio Classic is a mini version of one of the most popular guitar amps in history: The famous JCM 800!
The original was used by countless rockstars such as Billy Corgan, Jeff Beck, Tom Morello and more spanning many different genres of music proving just how versatile the amp circuit is. It's now available in this 'Studio Classic' format which is switchable between 20w and 5w depending on where you're using it. The lower wattage (compared to the original 100w head) allows you to drive the tubes at lower volumes and capture those classic tones easily.
DI Output & Effects Loop
It's also got a DI output which allows you to plug it directly into your recording interface and capture the sound of the amp with an emulated mic'd up cab sound. This is what makes it so versatile and useful to have in the studio - you don't even need to mic it up!
It's also got an effects loop so that you can choose where the preamp saturation is in your signal chain, making this JCM800 style amp more versatile than ever before.
Here's what Marshall say about the Studio Classic 20
Inspired by arguably one of the most successful guitar amps in Marshall’s history, the JCM800 2203. The Studio Classic delivers the full spectrum of JCM800 2203 tone from rich and full cleans to heavier driven aggressive sounds in a portable format. It has a master volume, versatile EQ settings including presence control, a preamp volume control, an added effects loop and DI out.
- Valves: 2 x ECC83, 1 x ECC83 (phase splitter) and 2x EL34
- Channels: Single channel with high and low sensitivity inputs. Preamp and master volume controls
- Power Control: 20W or 5W
- Equalisation: Treble, middle, bass and presence.
- Speaker Outputs: 5 x 1/4” jack sockets
- Outputs: DI output