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Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555

Guitar Amp Emulation Plugin by Softube
Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555
Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555 by Softube is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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In 1987, Jim Marshall celebrated 25 years as a guitar amp manufacturer with the very limited release of the Silver Jubilee series of amps. The Silver Jubilee 2555 amp became a big hit among high-profile rock guitarists and quickly became a rare collectors piece.

Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555 is a super accurate component modeled plug-in version of the real thing, produced in partnership with Marshall from the reference 2555 amp in the Marshall museum. The plug-in version was component modeled down to the smallest details, resulting in flawless sound quality that will take you down to paradise city.

The Silver Jubilee is an important amplifier in the Marshall range because it enables such a wide range of sounds from relatively clean through to downright nasty. This makes it a difficult beast to pin down but I really feel we have captured the outright flexibility of the amplifier whilst keeping it raw.

Tony Platt - Producer/Engineer (AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Foreigner)

Created as a 25th anniversary celebration and highly collectible, the Silver Jubilee is now available as a precise emulation of the original.

Set up the mics exactly the way you want to get the great sounds you need from this legendary amplifier. Welcome to the jungle of endless creative possibilities.

Masterfully Captured Speakers

The speaker cabinet was recorded by Tony Platt, who is famous for having recorded AC/DC's landmark albums Highway to Hell and Back in Black.

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A Rare and Special Amp With Marshall Heritage

The amps in the Silver Jubilee series were based on the 2203 and 2204 models of the JCM800 series but with a variety of clever new features. The Silver Jubilee 2555 had an innovative and unusual preamp section that gave it higher gain and a somewhat darker and smoother sound than the JCM800. The preamp circuit had three gain modes: Clean, Rhythm Clip, and Lead.

The EQ section also set the Silver Jubilee apart from other Marshall amps with its much wider range of tonal variety. It was the first Marshall amplifier with power amp tubes that could be switched from their normal pentode operation mode into triode mode. The power amp's output was cut in half with the power amp tubes working as triodes, making the power amp distortion silkier and less aggressive. All of this has been modeled with the highest precision in the plug-in.

Engineered by a Legend

Producer and engineer Tony Platt, who recorded some of the best Marshall tones ever committed to tape on some of the most rocking albums of all time – AC/DC's Highway to Hell and Back in Black – masterfully captured the sound of the 2551AV Silver Jubilee series cabinet equipped with 4X12" Celestion Vintage 30 speakers.

Platt recorded the cabinet with classic dynamic and condenser microphones, all carefully selected to give a wide variety of tones and positioned to sound fantastic when used in combination with each other. Nothing comes close to the mix-ready magic of these sounds.

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Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review
Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555

Reviewed By Faydit [all]
February 9th, 2023
Version reviewed: 2.5.55 on Windows

I had owned a real Silver Jubilee from 1987 for almost 20 years and had some sort of love-hate relationship with it. Mostly, because it sounded much too scratchy and sharp to me, the clean channel also disappointed me, it was clear that it would not sound like a Fender or Vox, but it also did not sound like a clean Plexi, unfortunately.

The crunch and lead tones sounded ok, if you looked for knife-sharp Metal tones at this time, but this amp was not the best choice, if you looked for typical AC/DC or ZZ Top tones.

The fact, that Slash started to use alnico II pickups with his Silver Jubilee, says all. They can compensate some of the treble overload and also the - in my opinion - more intense mid scoop, which the Silver Jubilee also offers, if compared eg. to a 1959.

Really good it only started to sound at very high Master Volume levels, which means, on a big stage. (Despite of even separate Input Gain, Lead Master plus Output Master controls.).

In comparison the Softube plugin reproduces this typical Silver Jubilee character very well, for my taste it even sounds much better than my own one ever did. This glassy treble scratchyness, which I also never liked on JCM's, is still existing, but at the same time is also has some decent sweetness, which I hardly noticed in reality. Nice programming job, obviously.

The Silver Jubilee never will become one of my favorite Marshalls, but the plugin itself is well made and also in comparison most probably the most authentically sounding Silver Jubilee simulation, which I have heard up to now.

If you like these - sort of hot-rod JCM800 - tones with some additional features, is a personal question.

If you do, this plugin will do the job excellently.

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