Marshall JCM2000 DSL100

Made by Marshall

Description Absolutely the best amp I have ever had the pleasure to play through!!!
Posted By Wyatt Page (42)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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Overall Rating: 4.7 (of 5)
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On 4/5/2005, Kevin Browder (132) posted:
Overall Rating:
There is no other amp. I wish I had started on this thing. I'd have twenty by now, and I wouldn't have gone through hundreds of guitars to get this sound. Any guitar would have worked through this thing.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $0.00
Where Obtained: Hot Licks Guitars
Features:
4 band (pres, treb, mid, bass) classic gain with clean/crunch, ultra gain with lead1/lead2. bass boost, mid cut, serial effects loop, dual reverb, etc. I wish it had a little meat to it. That was a joke. It's got plenty of juice. 4 ecc83's, 4 el34's. I've got a 1960B lead cab because I like the in your face g12t75's with it as opposed to the darker (tonally) vintage cabs.
Sound Quality:
This is THE amp. Touch response, sustain (as in perpetual notes), versatility, plenty of gain, killer cleans, etc, etc. I use an LP studio and a strat with it. With or without rack delay and chorus. This amp is the best sounding amp that I've ever heard, and only one of two that I've heard the perpetual note from (from my own fingers, the other was a soldano slo100). Beautiful full range of drive sounds.
Ease of Use:
After my Fender Blues Deluxe, I had to do a double take at all the knobs on this one. It's not hard to get a sound on, but there's so much on it. I have trouble deciding on which sound to use. They're all so good and so useful. Amount of knobs drops it to a 4. At least it's easier than the TSL, and sounds better to.
Durability:
Well, let's see? How many pros use this amp daily? I think it just might be reliable enough for me. If you drive it hard you'll be changing power tubes about every other year. If you don't drive it hard??? You'll drive it hard! It begs for it.
On 9/6/2002, Robert Page (5) posted:
Overall Rating:
Its a Marshall anyone who loves playing guitar has wanted one at some point in there lives.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $989.00 (new)
Where Obtained: guitar center
Features:
This amp rocks!! that is all there is to it. If you want balls out crunch or crystal clean and anywhere in between this is it.
Sound Quality:
Play a couple of strats and a ESP with emg's, strat sounds great distorted or clean and esp is for the heavy rockin. A very quiet amp considering the volumes that are played. Both channels crank whether hi gain classic gain or icy clean.
Ease of Use:
Just turn it on take it off standby and start turning knobs to the right.
Durability:
A very reliable amp at least in my case, never repaired or re-tubed since bought. Takes a lot of extremes and just keeps rockin.
On 4/25/2001, Rik Lewis (67) posted:
Overall Rating:
This amp has a great clean tone but the modern distortion is not very applicable unless being used for 80's metal.
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Ease of Use:
The only distortion that I think is good can only be attained by using a button thus it ties the hands up if you want to go from clean to distorted or vise versa.
Durability:
Like a tank
On 1/4/2001, Bruce Maag (15581) posted:
Overall Rating:
I have always gone Marshall hunting, and their JCM series is a replica of the older Marshalls. Which are hard to find at a reasonable price.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $800.00
Where Obtained: Friend
Features:
Two channels - Classic Gain and Ultra Gain. Crystal Clean to massive Crunch switching on the Classic Gain channel. Lead 1 to Lead 2 switching on the Ultra Gain channel. Tone Shift switch to reconfigure the way the tone section [particularly the Middle control] works. Deep Switch which introduces unique Marshall resonance circuitry for increased bottom end. Effects Loop with level selection switch.
Sound Quality:
Crybaby wah and Digitech chorus/flanger. Blues, Rock and Metal. Any style would run nicely through this amp. Top of the line. No unwanted noise. Nothing compares to Marshall amps. Very clean when you want it to be, and has that classic Marshall crunch.
Ease of Use:
Very easy to use. Not too many knobs to fool with. I like that in an amp.
Durability:
Will last a lifetime. Tube changes - thats all.
On 3/8/2000, Wyatt Page (42) posted:
Overall Rating:
You have to try one, regardless of the type of music you play.
Model Year: 1999
Features:
Sound Quality:
Clean channel is crystal clear regardless of volume and the deep switch provides some awesome gut-wrenching lows.
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