I recently bought a Marshall Origin 20C. Nice tube amp, with a beautiful (clean) sound. It's a single-channel amp, with 3-way EQ, volume and gain pots, brightness pot (called 'tilt') and a 3-lever power output, as well as a "boost" setting.
I can get a very nice clean sound out of it, but if I try to overdrive it, I can't seem to.
I don't gig, and I practice in my bedroom, so I use these settings:
- power output set to "low"
- "gain" all the way to the max
- boost enabled
- "volume" down to 1 or 2 to avoid annoying my neighbours.
- Using a single-coil strat
Is there something else I can try? Or should I just try to replace it with a 5W tube amp instead? The issue is that the Origin 5C does not seem to have a "gain" control.
Edit: I'm aware I can use an overdrive pedal. I want to get the O/D sound from the amp as well!