#1
which of these amps will suit me best? I'm looking at the 2 channel JVM vs the Vintage Modern 50w head. I play classic rock, hard rock and a little classic metal. (think everything from Queen, Beatles and other 60s brit stuff to Metallica, Van Halen and some Brit hard rock)

Anything else in that price range to recommend and I'll consider it
#2
played them both a while ago and ended up with the JVM
in my opinion it is more versatile and you don't have to turn it up that loud to get a good sound.
but as always, play both and see what you like best.
#4
Not a fan of either really, but the VM sounds better to me than the JVM

Many other amps I'd rather have for the money though. There's 2 6100s on HC right now that will completely destroy either one and you could probably pick them up from either of them for ~$800. I'd start there.
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#5
Mark IV head or combo used. Should be able to find one for around the price of a used JVM. But, if your only looking at those two, bump up and get the 410h. I will warn you, the build quality is pretty bad in new Marshalls, especially the JVM. But it has plenty of gain, but with the JVM gain > tone.
#6
i didn't like the vintage modern when i tried it, it sounded horrible unless it was really cranked, and even then it was ridiculously hard to dial in a tone which wasn't either too bright, or too muddy.

The JVM is a lot more versatile, and I preferred its tone, too.

The valvepower cahum suggested would be nice, but would need some serious persuasion to do those heavier tones. you'd probably need a couple of boosts, or a good distortion pedal combined with an overdrive. something like that, anyway.

what kind of budget do you have? around a grand, i guess? you've probably got quite a few options, but a lot of things have been going up quite a bit, recently, unfortunately.
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#7
I think he's in the UK
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#8
I prefer the JVM, it's really a very underrated amp, does a lot of sounds really well imo.
#9
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I prefer the JVM, it's really a very underrated amp, does a lot of sounds really well imo.



+1.

I like the VM more though
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#10
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I prefer the JVM, it's really a very underrated amp, does a lot of sounds really well imo.

Completely disagree. I think it's a very overrated amp, but to each their own
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#11
Quote by al112987
I prefer the JVM, it's really a very underrated amp, does a lot of sounds really well imo.


same here.

the VM didn't quite do it for me, but its still sounds pretty decent
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#12
jvm!
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