#1
Hi there.

I've decided I want to play 70/80's rock and therefore I have decided that I need an explorer and a marshall.

Now, should I buy an Epiphone Explorer and put alot of money into a good Marshall
Or should I buy a Gibson Explorer and buy like a JCM900?

By the way; I will change the pickups to JB ones no matter what I buy.
Last edited by Danyg at Jul 4, 2009,
#3
If a JCM900 isn't a good Marshall, what is?

I'm really asking this, i've always knew the JCM900 was an excellent Marshall amp.

EDIT: reading about JCM900, i learned about the stigma it carries
Last edited by ezequielgdl at Jul 4, 2009,
#6
What's your budget? You could get a used Gibson Explorer and a JCM 800 which would do you just fine... don't bother with the new Marshall stuff, it's awful - especially when you pay 2K for a new JCM 800 when you could get an actual '80s one for less than half the price.
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#7
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what gear have you got already?


+1

If you have a decent guitar, I would say get the nice amp. A good guitar won't make as much of a difference as a good amp will.
#8
Where I come from (Denmark) there are no used explorers.

The dream is Gibson Explorer coupled with an old one-channel JCM 800 (2203 I guess?)

Problem is the overprice on everything here in Europe. My budget is 1875$ (1350&euro
#10
I havn't really used an amp so far. Headphones through a POD. I'm selling my current guitar to afford a new guitar + amp (my current one is a JEM7VWH which I bought second hand for an excellent price)
#11
I just read the title and i think that you should put money in neither of the two, put your money in a wallet.
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#12
right, so amp is essential.

Are you gigging at all? or do you plan to be?
#13
what is your total budget??
im sure i can balance it out
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#14
I've done some gigs (5-6 over 2 years) but I've always lend an amp and micced it.
#15
Go for the amp. You can play what you want easily with your current guitar.
#16
You have a ****in JEM keep that baby.

Get a nice amp and you'll be set. Then get another guitar. Just don't sell the guitar!
#17
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You have a ****in JEM keep that baby.

Get a nice amp and you'll be set. Then get another guitar. Just don't sell the guitar!


I've been thinking that too - The guitar itself is awesome. Awesome playability, look, feel and sound. The problem is that the tone is not what I'm looking for, and I can't get myself to change the pickups
#18
Well in my experience, I've regretted most of the guitar gear I've sold... even my Epiphone Les Paul.
#19
Quote by Danyg
I've been thinking that too - The guitar itself is awesome. Awesome playability, look, feel and sound. The problem is that the tone is not what I'm looking for, and I can't get myself to change the pickups


When you get a good amp it probably won't make nearly as much of a difference.
#20
Oh man, I'll never afford a new amp :/ Oh well I think I'll keep the JEM then.

Thanks for all the helpfull advice people. UG ROCKS!