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2204 None cascade master

Post by Ralle » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:48 pm

Hey guys. I just came across a schem of a 2204 master head ( 50w )... NON cascade... Anyone know anything about this amp?
I tryied in one of my heads, and it actually sound amazing... tight and compressed. Not that much gain but it feels great to play it. The first stage is pretty much the same as any super lead ( split cathod, with 2.7k/.68nF in the lead, as usual ). The fun part is in the "mixer"; instead of running to the pots after the signal caps, it runs directly to the mixer... and the mixer it self is not what we're used to; one resistors from each signal cap, joined together and straight to a 1M pot with 500 pF across, from there straight into the seccond stage... Any one seen this?

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Re: 2204 None cascade master

Post by gluke » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:37 am

This one?


It's pretty much a SL with a standard MV. I believe the very first 2204s were like that for a very short time, before they went to the cascade. Does sound supricingly good as you say, but does not have much of a reputation compared to the PPIVMV.

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Re: 2204 None cascade master

Post by JWR » Sun Aug 29, 2021 12:05 pm

The 1976 jmp 2204. Best looking, black elephant Tolex, gold piping, small logo, bat switches. Worst sounding stock Marshall I ever bought.

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