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bob311
05-04-2006, 07:38 PM
I NEED HELP NOW! i just found a Marshall JCM 900 Lead-1960 Stack with 2 cabs, each 4x12, and a head. all in great condition and i need to know how much this stuff is worth right now becuase i need to make this guy an offer in the next 2 hours! its in great cond. and i really need to know how much this stuff is worth!


EDIT: THE HEAD IS A JCM 2000 TRIPLE SUPER LEAD, NEED MORE INFO ON IT

bshizzle911
05-04-2006, 07:53 PM
alot, i mean the head alone will go for around $1000 so then the cabs are like 600 a piece, id say $2000. but why do u need two cabs?

bonchie1
05-04-2006, 07:53 PM
1500 bucks...the jcm900 heads go for about 800-1000 on ebay...add in 2-300 bucks for each cabinet and there you have it.

bob311
05-04-2006, 07:56 PM
i dont need 2, the guy refused to sell it unless you take it together. also is it really from 1960 or just a remake from some time ago or newer stuff, like 1970, 80, 90, 2000's?

bonchie1
05-04-2006, 08:03 PM
it could anywhere from the 70's to the 90's...but i think most jcm-900s around are 90's models. they are none for a more modern sound vs the jcm-800s.

either way it doesn't matter. any marshall tube amp is gonna be good quality and sound great no matter the year.

gpderek09
05-04-2006, 08:10 PM
eh, i'd say about $1300 - $1500.

jcm's are hit or miss. marshall started making them in the early 90's as a higher gain version of the jcm. but they used a diode, and lot of people dont like that. so then marshall took the diode out and added another gain stage in the pre-amp or something like that.

but yeah $1300-$1500 for the full stack.

That_Pink_Queen
05-04-2006, 08:30 PM
JCM's weren't being manufactured in the 60's.

Gutch220
05-04-2006, 08:40 PM
the cabinets are just called 1960.....they aren't from 1960................

on ebay id say $750 for the head and $500 for each cab..............since your buying everything I think $1500 is a fair price (for you)





if I were the seller I'd sell each thing seperately

bob311
05-04-2006, 10:42 PM
ok thanks alot guys, im going to try to get it for under a grand(us dollars) but up to 1500 is fair? and i play music thats a cross of the muse, thrice, pink floyd, and 30 seconds to mars, i have quite a few petals to so that doesnt matter, but will it give me that tube sound i love so much with the possiblility to play my style(s) of music?

gpderek09
05-05-2006, 08:04 AM
under a grand is seriously lowballing that guy. $1500 is the average fair price for it being in decent condition. $1300 if it's pretty thrashed.

bob311
05-05-2006, 08:41 AM
but will it fit my styles is what i need to know

joel_grieve
05-05-2006, 09:00 AM
yeah it should cover those tones pretty nicely.

bonchie1
05-05-2006, 09:23 AM
alot of people prefer the jcm-800 over the 900 but even if you don't end up liking the sound you'll get your money back plus some on ebay. theres always someone who loves the tone on there. for the modern stuff you like it'll do fine, but for the pink floyd solos you may not get the exact tone but i think it'll work out.

bob311
05-05-2006, 12:18 PM
ok thanks alot.

R_H_C_P
05-05-2006, 02:13 PM
You should at least have an idea of how the amp sounds before you spend that much... And I wouldn't buy another cab you don't even need.

jpetrucci5655
05-05-2006, 02:17 PM
he can sell it though, and maybe even get money out of it.

xxgenocide98xx
05-05-2006, 02:56 PM
1500 bucks...the jcm900 heads go for about 800-1000 on ebay...add in 2-300 bucks for each cabinet and there you have it.


Uh.. no? Last time I checked JCM900 heads are about 450-700 on ebay depending on the model. Cabs are 300 bucks a pop. Its only worth about 1000-1500 at the most... If you buy the whole stack at once the guy should probably be giving you a pretty big deal on it, too. Considering you're taking a head and two cabs off of him, not just one cab, or the head, etc. So about a 1000-1200 is what I'd pay for the stack, depending on the condition and if the tubes are new.

bob311
05-05-2006, 05:38 PM
well, how much would it cost to replace the tubes, i cant personally see the head and cabs, becuase the guy lives 3 hours away and i cant drive, but i have about 200 pictures from all angles of it and he has sent me a sound clip of when he plugged his guitar in and just played a little riff. so yea, how much would that cost to get new tubes, and theres one cab on ebay for 600 dollars right now and someones bidding on it just so you know.

xxgenocide98xx
05-05-2006, 05:42 PM
600 bucks for a used 1960 cab is a bit high. You can usually find them locally for around 300-400.

Tubes will cost you between 70 and 300 depending on the exact version of the amp (because different versions have different numbers of tubes) and which tubes you select (some are expensive as hell)

I don't think www.eurotubes.com sells retube sets for the JCM900, but their sets for the 800 are between 70 and 90 dollars.

bob311
05-05-2006, 07:08 PM
ok thanks alot, and one last question. i really dont have alot of money, but my parents are willing to pay up to what i think this thing is worth to get it. ok, im not the only one trying to get this amp. so what is the most money would you guys pay for this amp, and im considering selling one of the cabs( and again, hes only selling it together) so what is the most i should offer just in cause i need to.

xxgenocide98xx
05-05-2006, 07:14 PM
1500 if its in great condition with new tubes... Thats as far as I would go, then again I don't want a JCM900 too badly ;)

bonchie1
05-05-2006, 07:16 PM
Uh.. no? Last time I checked JCM900 heads are about 450-700 on ebay depending on the model. Cabs are 300 bucks a pop. Its only worth about 1000-1500 at the most... If you buy the whole stack at once the guy should probably be giving you a pretty big deal on it, too. Considering you're taking a head and two cabs off of him, not just one cab, or the head, etc. So about a 1000-1200 is what I'd pay for the stack, depending on the condition and if the tubes are new.

do a little research before you attempt to make someone look stupid.

http://search.ebay.com/jcm-900_W0QQfkrZ1QQfromZR8

every head on the list almost starts bidding at $600 and after a few bids thats gonna be upwards of $800 if its in decent shape. almost all the buy it nows are 700-900 bucks. so i'm not saying i'm dead on but you sure weren't right either.

there are several cabs listed too. starting at about 200.

xxgenocide98xx
05-05-2006, 07:34 PM
do a little research before you attempt to make someone look stupid.

http://search.ebay.com/jcm-900_W0QQfkrZ1QQfromZR8

every head on the list almost starts bidding at $600 and after a few bids thats gonna be upwards of $800 if its in decent shape. almost all the buy it nows are 700-900 bucks. so i'm not saying i'm dead on but you sure weren't right either.

there are several cabs listed too. starting at about 200.

Well, I have researched? I've purchased TWO JCM900s for ex bandmates of mine.. and I bought both for under 550 each.

I hate to make you look stupid, but BIN prices don't reflect the buyer's market. As far as I know.. a 'few' bids. few being, five? isnt going to make a price jump up $200 at that level. Maybe if it was 300 to 500 or 550, or to 600, but definitely not an already average six hundred to eight hundred dollars for a basic marshall JCM head that you can walk down to a pawn shop and buy for less.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Marshall-JCM-900-Model-4100-100-Watt-Head_W0QQitemZ7411508205QQcategoryZ38075QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Marshall-JCM-900-Hi-Gain-Dual-Reverb-Model-4100_W0QQitemZ7411996209QQcategoryZ38075QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Marshall-JCM-900-4500-High-Gain-Dual-Reverb-JCM900_W0QQitemZ7412846026QQcategoryZ38075QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

It seems to me that they vary depending on year features and tubes. So, the most sought after JCM900 with two channels and reverb and new tubes.. would go for 700. The used, needy single channel channel JCM 900s go for under $500.

Usually buying locally you can get a steal, I don't see why not. If you walk up to the guy with cash generally people can't say no. Why? Because so many buyers flake off.

I'd say that $1500 at the very most for a JCM900 stack is a pretty fair estiamte. In fact, its probably alittle too much.


Some people don't understand how ebay works. Prices on there fluxuate quarterly. One minute your item can be worth $500, then three months later people only want to give $250.. So saying that just because a JCM900 is going to go on ebay for an extremely high price of $900 doesn't mean it will in 8 months from now.

bonchie1
05-05-2006, 07:43 PM
Well, I have researched? I've purchased TWO JCM900s for ex bandmates of mine.. and I bought both for under 550 each.

I hate to make you look stupid, but BIN prices don't reflect the buyer's market. As far as I know.. a 'few' bids. few being, five? isnt going to make a price jump up $200 at that level. Maybe if it was 300 to 500 or 550, or to 600, but definitely not an already average six hundred to eight hundred dollars for a basic marshall JCM head that you can walk down to a pawn shop and buy for less.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Marshall-JCM-900-Model-4100-100-Watt-Head_W0QQitemZ7411508205QQcategoryZ38075QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Marshall-JCM-900-Hi-Gain-Dual-Reverb-Model-4100_W0QQitemZ7411996209QQcategoryZ38075QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Marshall-JCM-900-4500-High-Gain-Dual-Reverb-JCM900_W0QQitemZ7412846026QQcategoryZ38075QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

It seems to me that they vary depending on year features and tubes. So, the most sought after JCM900 with two channels and reverb and new tubes.. would go for 700. The used, needy single channel channel JCM 900s go for under $500.

Usually buying locally you can get a steal, I don't see why not. If you walk up to the guy with cash generally people can't say no. Why? Because so many buyers flake off.

I'd say that $1500 at the very most for a JCM900 stack is a pretty fair estiamte. In fact, its probably alittle too much.

5-10 bids would easily drive up a price $200 on something that starts out at $550-600 like almost all the jcm900's currently listed on ebay. i'm glad you bought some for $400 bucks, you got a great deal (although i much prefer an 800), that doesn't mean thats the going price.

xxgenocide98xx
05-05-2006, 07:48 PM
ten bids is a huge difference than five. I'm not seeing a bunch of thousand dollar JCM900s like you're insisting. I've been keeping an eye on marshalls on ebay (and locally) for about a year and a half, they fluxuate between 450 and 800 pretty much all day long.

Gutch220
05-05-2006, 08:06 PM
^ +1

The most valuable ones are the early (cir. 1990) mint condition, all original ones and they go for about $800

I bought a 1990 all original (EL34's) 4100 with some bumps and bruises about 4-5 years ago for about $700

bonchie1
05-05-2006, 08:09 PM
ten bids is a huge difference than five. I'm not seeing a bunch of thousand dollar JCM900s like you're insisting. I've been keeping an eye on marshalls on ebay (and locally) for about a year and a half, they fluxuate between 450 and 800 pretty much all day long.

it depends on the model...your not gonna begin to get a jcm-800 for 450 bucks. an old beat up jcm-900...maybe. and when did i ever insist jcm900's cost 1000 dollars...i just said they've been selling for 800-1000 on ebay which is a fact. i'll admit 1000 was a high number to put...but the 800 is accurate. you can easily go search them...click watch on a few on ebay and see what they go for. i gurentee its for more then 450 dollars.

bob311
05-07-2006, 12:50 PM
ok i need some more help, the head i just found out is a jcm 2000 triple euper lead, how much is this worth and is it better than the 900 i thought it was, and hows its sounds, ex. thanks alot and just so you guys know, i have to make a decisision in the next 5 hours so all help is greatly appricatied.
p.s. i searched ebay, theres one for 1500 dollars

gpderek09
05-07-2006, 02:09 PM
they're nice. sound much more modern than the 900. i'd say go the 900 if want early 90's tones. the TSL if you want to touch on all the jcm tones, and do some pretty nice modern ones. the guy from hatebreed uses it as his main amp (with a mode four in the mix also), and i quite like his tone. so it can do metal and what not.

bob311
05-07-2006, 02:16 PM
ok cool, yea i play alot of modern stuff so thats good, but does anyone know how much this baby is worth, cause i really need to know really soon!

gpderek09
05-07-2006, 02:20 PM
ah, check musicians friend and ebay for new and used prices.

bob311
05-07-2006, 02:22 PM
yea theres just one on ebay for 1500, but ebay prices arent always true value, so what do u think is a fair price for the head, plus the 2 1960 cabs(4x12) thanks.

edit: on musiciansfriend.com theres the head and just one 1960a cab for Sale Price: $2,134.99, and this comes with another cab too.

gpderek09
05-07-2006, 02:26 PM
i'd say about $1800 for a used TSL full stack.

bob311
05-07-2006, 02:49 PM
well, the cabs are slightly used, the the head isnt really, used twice, so does that make a difference in the price that much, and how does it compare to the jcm 800 and mesa dual r.?

gpderek09
05-07-2006, 02:51 PM
in that case i'd probably say about $1950.

bob311
05-07-2006, 04:11 PM
ok thanks alot, now im just pressing my dad go lend me the other couple hundred i need to buy it, thanks alot guys i really appricaite it

sHieZaN
05-08-2006, 01:20 AM
yea tsls are really nice. especially after you retube them with jj's.
for classic rock mine is ok but for anything else its really good