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Marshall 2061X 20 watt.Thoughts/opinions

Sean French

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Been without an EL-84 amp for far too long.Been hearing good and sometimes not so good things about the 2061X.OT issues etc.
If I get one it will be used as they go for under 1K.
I have not played one yet as my local GC doesn't have one.
Let me know the scoop.
Thanks.:salude
 

BrickwallJackson

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Great amps. They sound like a 50 watter, but at a lower volume. Plus, they have enough ass to drive a 4x12 no problem. They are kind of picky about the tubes you use, I tend to like JJs for the outputs. I think the stock tubes that come with them are JJ tubes, though they are marked "Marshall".

Email me at jfhudak@gmail.com if you are interested in more info. I know where you can get one at a good price.

I've had mine for over a year, and I've driven it HARD with no OT issues whatsoever. Only thing I've had to do is put tubes in it.
 

lpcust

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I've heard great things about these, and would like to add one to my ordnance.
I love my 1974x, which sounded great even before the GDS transformers (even better now).
When I'm better equipped to stimulate the economy I intend to get a 2061x and have Mr. Stuckey work his magic. :3zone Or better still, the GDS version!
But like the 1974x I'm confident the 2061 will sound good even with stock transformers.
 

BrickwallJackson

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But like the 1974x I'm confident the 2061 will sound good even with stock transformers.


Word up. I was all set to change mine out, but I decided to stick with the stock arrangement and I am happy with it. One thing I did do, which was cheap and easy, was to change the signal caps out to the Sozo Premium Vintage, and that really smoothed things out and made it sound much more like a good old one. I can only imagine what a transformer change would do but for now, I'm leaving it alone.
 

j45

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My 2061x is one of the few amps I let go of that I miss. There are several clips on my Soundclick page with the 2061x. I liked it infinitely more than the 18w Marshall. The only reason I sold it is it sounded almost identical to my 50w plexi, only lower volume. I didn't like the bright channel but the dark channel gave me a perfect sound every time, Fender or Gibson. I'm sure each amp varies a little in sound. If they all sound anything close to mine I'd highly recommend a 2061x. They are not a great amp for some modern music but for vintage type sounds they give you what you are looking for.
 

rockbutt

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The 2061x is capable of producing a loud pristine clean sound through the Bass ch. !
 

Wayne Alexander

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Compared to the 1974x type of 18 watt Marshall clone, the 2061 is tighter and possibly louder, more of an in-your-face ROCK amp. Part of that is due to the solid state rectification in the 2061 as opposed to the tube rectifier in the 1974 type. The 1974 type can be Voxy sounding at low volume, and is bluesier sounding at high volume than the 2061 . The 2061 has to my ears more of a 50-watt type sound as the other posters have said.
 
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