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This item runs exclusively on an operating voltage of 230V and therefore requires a voltage transformer to run in your country of United States of America.

Tube Amp Head for Electric Guitar

  • Gain boost function
  • Two voicings (Normal, High Treble), which can be mixed steplessly via the Tilt control
  • Switchable power reduction for full sound in any environment
  • 1 Channel
  • Power: 20 watts
  • Preamp tubes: 3x ECC83 (12AX7)
  • Power tubes: 2x EL34
  • Controls: Gain - Tilt - Bass - Middle - Treble - Master - Presence
  • Switches: Power On / Off - Output Low / Mid / High - Gain Boost (Pull Volume)
  • Series effects loop
  • Connections: Input (6.3 mm Jack) - DI Out (6.3 mm Jack) - FX Send & Return (2x 6.3 mm Jack) - Footswitch (6.3 mm Jack)
  • Speaker outputs: 3x 6.3 mm Jack (16 ohms / 8 ohms)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 520 x 225 x 220 mm
  • Weight: 9.4 kg
  • Including footswitch
Power 20 W
Power Amplifier Tubes EL34
Channels 1
Reverb No
Footswitch Yes
Item number 431630
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An affordable Rock classic with modern enhancements

With the Origin 20H, Marshall has gone back to what it does best – and has put it all into a budget-friendly package. This puristic 20-watt single-channel amp is fitted with two EL34 power tubes and delivers a sound reminiscent of the legendary JTM45 and JMP Super Lead 1987 amplifiers whilst offering contemporary features such as a master volume control, a gain boost function, and an effects loop. A footswitch for switching the boost and effects loop is also included.

Dynamic preamp and power amp crunch

Plenty of output from the power stage and a perfectly matched preamp stage, both equipped with all-tube technology, are at the core of any Rock guitarist’s needs. The straightforward circuitry of the Origin 20H head is aimed at musicians looking for that classic Marshall crunch at an affordable price. The level of gain can be controlled independently of the output volume and can be further enhanced using the switchable boost function, conveying a genuine “Vintage Rock” spirit. In addition, the Tilt control allows you to blend in a second, more treble-rich voice with the normal one, which was achieved on the classic 1987 and 1959 models by bridging the inputs. The Origin 20H also gets its overdriven sound from the power amp, however – and since the output power can be reduced from an already-moderate 20 watts to 5 watts or even all the way down to 0.5 watts, you can now get that sought-after sound without peeling the paint off the walls in the process.

For musicians, not collectors

Rare vintage models or even current reissues of Marshall classics, which are often hand-wired, seldom fall within the budget range of most beginners or up-and-coming players. Thankfully, the Origin series now delivers that classic Plexi sound at a much more affordable price. The Origin 20H head caters to guitarists who appreciate British Rock sounds and the purist single-channel concept. With its potent EL34 power stage and compact, lightweight design, this amp head is ideally suited to use in the rehearsal room and on stage, but can also be used in the living room by lowering the output power to as little as 0.5 watts.

About Marshall

Marshall, the manufacturer from Milton Keynes in Great Britain, is an indispensable figure in the world of electric guitar. The tube amplifiers of company founder Jim Marshall († 2012) have been writing Rock music history since 1962 with names like Pete Townshend, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton. The classics of the JTM, JMP, and JCM 800 series are still highly sought-after today, as they shaped the sound of overdriven and distorted electric guitar more than any other product. To this day, the combination of the amp and 4x12" cabinet - the "Marshall stack" - is synonymous with the energy and power of the Rock music genre. Alongside these landmark achievements, however, Marshall has always kept its finger on the pulse of the times and a close eye on the needs of up-and-coming musicians.

True Marshall tone for every application

For an all-tube amplifier, the Origin 20H is compact, lightweight, and affordable. The focus here is on that dynamic crunch for which Marshall is known and loved. For an extremely fair price, you’ll get that typical Brit Rock sound in your living room, on stage, and of course in the studio. Its variable output power, power amp saturation capability, and useful extras such as a foot-switchable boost and an effects loop certainly add value to the package. Put simply, the Origin 20H is practical and to the point!

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The perfect amplifier for garage rehearsals
__YoungBoy__ 04.10.2021
I bought an amplifier on September 16. The first thing I saw when I opened the box was the quality of the product, it's really cool. Plus, the amplifier itself is very beautiful, no one said this in the reviews, but I will say it. I like origin a lot more than dsl. All the handles of the potentiometers look laconic, they spin perfectly. I was pleased with the presence of an attenuator, for playing at home, this is the very thing. The only thing that upset me was the presence of only 1 channel, although this is not always a minus, for someone it is a tribute to the old fashion.
As for the sound, he is always on top, Marshall knows how to make a quality product. It sounds rocknroll, everything is in the spirit of the 70s. The amplifier is an excellent base for effects pedals and will suit any guitarist, even the sophisticated one. The amplifier mixes perfectly with the band, it's fun to play in the garage.
In general, it's amazing that Marshall released such a great playing amplifier for such little money. For a student, this is really good thing


Great sounding marschall amp!
gooseffsake 01.05.2019
I've had this amp for a while now, and have it paired with this marschall cab : Marschall mg412bg.

The amp sounds lovely, if you're looking for classic marshall tones i'd recommend it personally.

I would also recommend to try it out yourself before buying tho, because the opinions on this amp vary wildly online.

The amp is great sounding but I would have loved to see some built in referb, but a good referb pedal goes a long way.

Overall though, love the amp!


Warm and firm clean tones
Sean65 17.07.2019
Great amp. Very pleased. The power attenuation works well. It is a bright but warm amp and you have presence, treble and tilt to control the high frequencies.

I have found the amp sounds best with the boost on and the gain at about 2 o’clock. This produces a solid firm clean platform that responds well to boosts.

I run an EP Booster(always on), Boss DM2w, Boss RV6 and a JHS Black Box into the loop and hit the front end with an Xotic AC/RC Oz.

Quick delivery and well packed.



Best of budget pure tube amplifiers.
Janvit.P 23.02.2020
I in Thailand. I get Marshall Origin 20H Head from Thomann few week.
Thoman sale this amplifiers cheaper in Thailand. When I tried use with Celestions V30 speaker and compare with another tube marshall.
Sound is clears , bright same like high model of marshall.
It have vintage sound like the old amplifier.
I think it the best quality of all tube amplifier when compare with All in this price range.


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