Marshall JCM800

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Polarbear
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Marshall JCM800

Post by Polarbear » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:08 am

Who has one?

I'm GAS'ing for one really badly.

t.olsen

Post by t.olsen » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:39 am

There are a few in ebay.uk

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Post by Paladin2019 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:17 am

Had one a few years back, mine was one of the dual channel combos.

The single channel models have a better rep, but it was an awesome amp and that classic look just can't be beat.

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Post by Skybone » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:17 am

Had a single channel 50w 2x12 (4104?) for a while, nice sounding amp, but needed a lot of maintenance. When it had just been serviced, it sounded sweet as anything, but after a couple of months, the overall output level would drop off slightly, and continue to drop over the period of a few months. Budget for servicing/biasing every 6 months.

With it being a combo, it had both original speakers when I bought it. On the first service, the tech told me that one of the speakers had blown, replaced it with a V30. With the V30 & 1 original speaker (G12-75M?), it sounded fantastic, I tried it with 2 V30's in, and it sounded absolutely dreadful.

Got sick and tired of all the maintenance it needed, and sold it to get a Matamp, that's been ultra-relaible ever since.

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Post by Halley68 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:59 pm

Great idea.
XFE

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