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Help identifying an Amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by i_got_a_mohawk, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. I was playing a Marshall amp at practive today, i cant find it on thier site, it had "BUG" on it, and had a solid state and valve blend dial

    Was about 3 rack units in size (was in rack specifically for the head by the looks of things)

    Also had a 2x15 speaker cabinet

    I just really liked the sound, first time ive gotten to try a mix of ss and tube pre, and i liked it! (bar the fact the pre tube was crap/noisey/possibly microphonic [a cross between a quiet sqeal and background hum whenever i wasnt touching the strings] )

    I took along my BDDI, as i always do, but didnt need it, was really impressed with the amp
  2. dood


    Dec 9, 2004
    hmmm, sounds a bit like one of the DB series amps. I think they were the rack ones with a valve in the preamp.
    Black and Gold colour?

    http://www.marshallamps.com/downloads/files/DBS hbk Eng.pdf is the manual for one, but it doesnt show a clear pick of the amp.

    Apparently *these* amps had a special poweramp that was rated at say 400Watts RMS, but was able to peak much higher than a standard power amp.. .. something daft like 4k heh heh!

    ah! found it here:-

    this the one?
  3. dood


    Dec 9, 2004
    yup, thats the bit i was looking for!
  4. Woah, yeah thats it, it was a 7400 with a 7215 cab, damn, pity they dont make them anymore, was a really nice rig, gonna have to book that room more often, the "Bug" bit must have been a band logo that was sprayed on or something, but yeah, very nice amp, thanks for helping ID it!

    Very interesting bit on the power section!

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