#1
I'm buying a Marshall jcm 800 through eBay it's 50 watts and is from 1987 and in wondering if this amp has enough distortion for van halen, guns n roses, aerosmith and bands like tht? Or would it be better to have a distortion pedal in front
#2
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#3
It is pretty much THE AMP which everyone would recommend you to get for the tone you want.
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#4
I don't think I really need a distortion pedal right? I was just playin it safe and asking still not sure tho and does anyone know what the mkII stands for? Cuz this is a jcm 800 mkII
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I don't think I really need a distortion pedal right? I was just playin it safe and asking still not sure tho and does anyone know what the mkII stands for? Cuz this is a jcm 800 mkII

You won't need a distortion pedal but an Overdrive pedal might be worth having. MKII just means it was the second incarnation. Like Mesa Mark I, II, III, IV, V.

Killer amp...have fun.
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#7
what do you mean by second incarnation? are the mkii okay or would it be better to get the other ones
#8
It means that it's a second generation. It's a great amp.

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#10
Quote by GibsonSG25
I'm buying a Marshall jcm 800 through eBay it's 50 watts and is from 1987 and in wondering if this amp has enough distortion for van halen, guns n roses, aerosmith and bands like tht? Or would it be better to have a distortion pedal in front

It'll be great for that.

That's crazy! I have a 2210 from 87. Is yours a 2204 or 2205?

But most people always have a OD pedal to tighten it up.

Edit: I'm pretty sure mine is an MKII but it might be a MKI.
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#11
i see, is there really much of difference? cause for example the older 80s jcm800s r amazing while the reissues rnt really the same n dont sound somewhat different is it like that?
#12
Quote by GibsonSG25
i see, is there really much of difference? cause for example the older 80s jcm800s r amazing while the reissues rnt really the same n dont sound somewhat different is it like that?

Anything from 1995 back is going to sound amazing. (Generally)
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Marshall 1987 JCM-800 2210 100W

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