Marshall Origin50C Guitar Combo Amplifier (50 Watts, 1x12")

Loaded with a single Celestion Midnight 60 speaker, the Origin50C slings classic, all-tube Marshall tone with high, medium or low power scaling options.

$799.00

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    $66.58
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    $99.88
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    $133.17
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    $199.75
Overall User Ratings (based on 6 ratings)
  • Overall:
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sound:
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Features:
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Ease of Use:
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Quality:
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Value:
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Manufacturer Support:
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  • The Wow Factor:
    5 out of 5 stars
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Submitted May 22, 2023 by Ralph M in New York, NY

"An affordable Plexi with controllable volume"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Over the years, I’ve owned JCM 800s, JCM 900s, JCM 2000s and a 50 Watt Plexi. I’m mostly influenced by Page, Clapton, etc. and this amp got that sound for me. Easy to dial in a good tone and the stock speaker sounds surprisingly good. This mostly sounded like my 1987X 50 watt Plexi except the tilt control on the Origin 50 helped me dial in the right amount of high end and I’m able to play it at home without my neighbors hating me. If you’re after the classic Marshall sound from the late 60s/70s, this is probably the amp for you. If you need more gain, then you’ll need to use an overdrive or distortion pedal which will sound great with this amp.

Musical Background:

Rock, blues
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Submitted April 1, 2024 by a customer from outlook.com

"This thing gets LOUD!"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I had been looking at the 20 watt combo version but I saw the 50 watt at a great price and figured for the few extra bucks why not, it's got the power cut right? So I kinda set it at noon straight down the line, and after giving it a thorough visual inspection, mainly making sure the tubes didn't get knocked loose in transit. So I power on, let it warm up as I get my cables sorted, and finally, I strum a chord an instantly jump back because it was so loud it literally scared me. This was with it on the medium power setting and with the master at no more than 4. To even play the high power setting comfortably I had to go all Paul Gilbert and slap on the ear protection.So it's loud, even at the 10 watt setting, but does it sound like a Plexi? I don't know, but it sounds pretty darn good. My feeling is that it's more of a pedal platform as it has quite a bit of clean headroom, especially for a Marshall. While it may not rip like a Super Lead on it's own, giving it a little kick in the face with a boost pedal, Screamer, or even a good Fuzz Face and it's got all the character anyone could need. If you don't care about sounding like someone else and you are willing to look at the Origin series as it's own thing, then there is much to love.However, if you think you are going to get JTM45/Super Lead tones out of it, you may want to save your money and buy the real thing. If there is any real weak point in my view it's that the speaker sounds a bit harsh. While this may subside with breaking in, I plan on replacing the speaker with a vintage Jensen that has a much warmer curve and ultimately will be slowly modding it for durability.Frankly it's a fantastic amp for the money, but you have to keep your expectations realistic and you will be very pleased as I am.
Sound
The Origin 50 has a crisp, clear tone that can border on abrasive. I find the Tilt is better left closer to the "Normal" side and the Presence best left almost off. Now in a gig situation this treble will be needed to project through a room, but for practice it's way too much.
Features
This is a fairly simple amp that has just the right combination of features to make it versatile without being loaded down with excessive knobs and switches which just present more potential failure points.
Ease of Use
If this is your first valve amplifier, you may need to fiddle about to find the sweet spot so to speak, but you will find it. Just don't get discouraged if it doesn't radiate beams of light the first time you hit a note.
Quality
As an electrician by trade with years of repair experience I can say it's made reasonably well. It's actually quite servicable, despite what so many ampfluencers would have you believe. The truth is any competent tech can make reasonable repairs if needed. It's actually designed in such a modular way that it's quite nice to work on. Anyone who has ever tried to repair a Mesa Boogie will tell you that much more expensive amps can be that much more in furiating to work on because there is no consideration given to ease of servicability.
Value
Absolutely worth the price. Compared to some of the similar sized EVH and Fender options in the same, if not somewhat higher price range, I would pick this any day of the week as it easily matches the quality of constructiuon at half the price.
Manufacturer Support
I have not had an issue where I had to contact the manufacturer.
The Wow Factor
The amp has the classic Marshall look. That's all it needs, but it fortunately has the tone and performance to back it up. Many a gearfluencer will bemoan the "cheap PCB construction" or the fact that it's not made in their nation of choice, but the fact that there is an actual all tube Marshall that has solid performance at a price point below $800, or $600 in my case, is absolutely amazing.

Musical Background:

Semi-profesional.

Musical Style:

All.
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Submitted February 4, 2024 by a customer from yahoo.com

"DYNOMITE COMES IN A SMALL PACKAGE"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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We've only had this amp for two days. It's loud AF and is very pedal friendly. I've had other tube amps in the past, Peavey Windsors (which are close to this), Valve Kings, and a few others, but nothing like this one. For such a small package (50w combo amp), It can handle just about any club job. Took it on gig last night and thought I'd drive it a bit and was asked to "turn down" a bit. If you might be looking for a Plexi amp, this is as close as one could get. It does have a few differences like the "tilt", effects loop, gain boost and attenuator switch. A plus for me is the direct out. Best $700 we've ever spent on an amp.
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Submitted March 22, 2024 by Joe Faraldi in Maplewood, NJ

"Simply gorgeous Marshall tone"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I've had this amp for about two years now and have really enjoyed it. Tones are genuine, vintage Marshall and this amp provides a lot of flexibility. Ultimately it's a very clean amp that puts out a signal that sits perfectly in a mix. Bring up the gain and / or boost and you're in absolute classic rock land. Push it with a quality overdrive and she screams. I have this amp set up with delays, reverb and modulation in the pristine effects loop and drives out front. The tilt function is a huge benefit which takes the jumpered input concept to a level where it can be finely adjusted. I find that single coils do great with the tilt before noon and humbuckers at or past noon. As for output volume, this amp is all you'll ever need. Huge volume on tap and the attenuation switch can get your output tubes cooking faster (yet still, lots of volume there as well). I paid more than the current price and have no issues with that. Totally worth it. If you're going to have just one quality amp, this could be it.

Musical Background:

40 years, guitar and bass, sessions and live

Musical Style:

I play across numerous genres.
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Submitted March 31, 2024 by a customer from gmail.com

"Love everything about this amp, except…….."

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Classic Marshall plexi in a combo. Sounds amazing, has all the early Marshall goodness. You might want to purchase a variable attenuator because it’s loud even on the lowest setting. Here’s the bad news…the effects loop is useless. I believe it was placed in the wrong portion of the amps electronics because nothing sounds good hooked up to it. Tried reverb, and delay pedals mainly. I know the old Marshall’s didn’t have reverb but it would’ve been nice if this feature worked out.
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Submitted January 12, 2024 by Timothy L in Millville, NJ

"Origin amplifier review"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Inspiring to learn about these newer cersion of the Marshall line. After Using a 1987x was what sold me .It does have quality tone Timothy

Musical Background:

Musician / Trumpet ,Guitar. Drums harmonica

Musical Style:

MID 60s - 90s Rock Blues SmoothJazz
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