Hey guys

I've decided to sell my Orange in favor of a Marshall as I'm really missing that British EL34 sound.

The two amps at the top of my list are the JCM2000 and the JVM410

Just wondering if anyone here owns either of the amps and has an opinion?

Here are the marshalls i have access to

Ibanez PGM301 signed by Paul Gilbert
Ibanez PGM 500
Ibanez Fireman custom
Saving for a GH100L/VH100R
Orange PPC212 2X12
I own the lowest of the low.. the combo version of the JCM2000.

It's a great amp. I use a 4x12 Peavey extension cab when I play on stage and it's definitely loud enough to gig with.

It has a good clean channel, an OK OD1 channel, and a good OD2 channel. It's good for classic rock and hard rock. I play Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Black Crowes, and Velvet Revolver songs and this amp is a good fit. The reverb is not very good though.
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Boss DS-1 Distortion
Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor
Marshall JCM2000 DSL401
I got a bugera 1990, clone of the jcm 900, el34's, i know it's not the same amp, but it does sound similar, and in my opinion sound's great. It like the marshall's has that crunch sound that no other amp has, high enough gain for anything short of uber hardcore metal, and get's as clean as you want. it's great for hard rock/metal, to classic rock and even country and southern rock
My youtube channel

Epiphone Korina explorer, Fender MIM Strat, Ibanez GSA60, Ibanez AEG25
The amp: Bugera 1990
Pedals: Ibanez Tubescreamer,wylde od, wylde wah, Tc electronic g major,
I own a JCM2000 TSL60 head going through a 2x12 marshall 1936 cab. Good sounding crunch and lead channels and cleans are decent (sounds nice with the spring reverb built into it). You'll need to mess around abit on the crunch and lead channels to get a sound you want, the presence control is important in this respect but you can get good classic rock tones from it which i really like since im a fan of midrangey crunchyness.
I love my tsl 100. honestly with the right eqing you can do everything from great cleans, acdc crunch, jcm 800 crunch to balls to the wall gain.

IMHO the stock tubes were ok at best. I changed my tubes to EH el34 and Tungsol 12ax7s and the amp really shined.

All in all its a great amp that will do everything you could want in an amp
My Gear
-Gibson Les Paul Tribute (Bare Knuckle Nailbombs)
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul (Seymour Duncan Pegasus and Sentinent)
-Ibanez S470 (Dimarzio D-sonic and Humbucker from Hell)
-PRS SE Custom (Guitarforce Black Diamond and Lord of the Blues)

Marshall TSL100
EVH 5150III EL-34 50w
Marshall 1960a cab

Dunlop 535q wah
Boss Super Chorus
Bogner Uberschall
Ibanez DE7 Delay
Electro-Harmonix Power Booster
Fender PT100 Pedal Tuner

Ernie Ball Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom 10-52
Little bit of a thread hijacking here, but does anyone know if the DSL 401 is still in production? I can't find it on any of the major sites.
08' Gibson Les Paul Studio
Peavey Valveking 112 w/ Vintage 30
Peavy Vypyr 15 watt
MXR 10 Band EQ
MXR EVH Phase 90
Boss DS-1
Dunlop 535Q Wah

Death to all butt metal.
Make you own mind up about it. I personally think the TSL is a better amp than the JVM.

I'm a big Marshall supporter,

Here's some youtube clips, but most importantly, go play it yourself.

Can do anything from this:


To this:


Edit: Personally, for the slipknot cover, i would have EQ'd some more bass into is so it was a little smoother and less crunchy, that's just me
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Explorer New Century
Gibson RD Artist
Fender American Standard Telecaster


Framus Cobra
Marshall JCM800 2203 - 1960A


Crybaby 535Q
Rockbox Boiling Point Overdrive
Last edited by R.D at Oct 30, 2009,