One of this year’s most exciting amp announcements was the unveiling of Marshall’s new Origin series, an all-new, five-strong range of lower-gain heads and combos that aim to capture the company’s early EL34 magic while retaining headroom for pedal users.
MR’s dynamic demoing duo Simon Arblaster and Michael Astley-Brown got their hands on the 20H, possibly the series’ most sought-after configuration, which packs power scaling, a DI out and a nifty tilt control in place of old-school Marshall input jumping.
Best of all is the price, which clocks in at a tidy $549/£459.
Here, Si and Mike put the amp through its paces, demonstrating the clean and dirty tones on offer, as well as how the Origin handles drive pedals.
- PRS S2 Singlecut
- Marshall 4x12 cab
- TC Electronic Hall Of Fame 2 Reverb
- Seymour Duncan Forza
- Boss JB-2 Angry Driver