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
Where Obtained: Hot Licks Guitars
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Just turn it on take it off standby and start turning knobs to the right.
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.
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
Where Obtained: Friend
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.
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.
Very easy to use. Not too many knobs to fool with. I like that in an amp.
Will last a lifetime. Tube changes - thats all.