#1
Hey guys,

I am in the market for a new tube amp head, and I loved the JCM 2000 DSL. However, a new part-time job has come my way, and they carry the Marshall JVM410H, which means nasty discount. I personally have never played on the head. From the demos and product reviews I have seen, it seems pretty complicated to operate, but once you get it down it seems to have alot of options for sounds/tones.

Have you guys had any experience with this head? Is it able to produce JCM 800-like sounds?

The guitars I currently own are a Jackson SL2h with passive SD JB and '59 pups, and a Jackson Dinky with the EMG 81/85 combo in it.

Thanks!

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#2
900s are cheaper and much easier/convenient to operate... alot of people give them a bad wrap for heavier sounds but a 900 biased correctly will blow your mind.

but as far as the Jvms go, i was going to buy one because i have a buddy that works at best buy (they have a FILTHY discount) but when i plugged into it, there was just too much going on. I had a very hard time operating the thing and finding a sound that i liked. Theres just too much going on with those amps. so i settled on a 900
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#4
it was $2,199.99 marked down to ~~$1250 bucks... I dont remember the EXACT number because this was about a month ago, but its a sick deal! the amp was just too complicated to operate for me.

my 900 is like a hot-rodded 800 but with the available footswitchable channels, which the 800 lacks. it is absolutely sick, it has that legitimate marshall voice that i think they failed to capture with the JCM 2000's IMHO
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#5
Thats not too shabby price wise- does the JVM head have the ability to sound like the JCM's though?
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#6
if you mess with it enough im sure you can get it to sound CLOSE, i just didnt have the patience to sit and **** around with the dials to find a sound i liked. i cannot imagine it being a convenient amplifier to gig with.


But yeah man, go try one out and see if it's for you, because theres nothing worse than taking a dive on a purchase and ending up getting something you didnt want.
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#7
get an SL-X ( pretty cheap, usually go for 500-600 USD) or JCM 800 I play thrash and Mastodon Stuff and I nail those tones with the JCM 900 SL-X with EL34
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get an SL-X ( pretty cheap, usually go for 500-600 USD) or JCM 800 I play thrash and Mastodon Stuff and I nail those tones with the JCM 900 SL-X with EL34



listen to this dude, i got my head for 500 even... though mines a 4500 dual reverb with 6L6's. it was the best 500 dollars i can ever remember spending, aside from my camaro!
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#9
Thanks for the responses guys-

I've tried looking for the SL-X before, but there aren't alot of used ones that crop up in NY.

Does anybody here in the forum own the JVM and have any experiences with it??
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#10
the JVM is really a great amp. You would have no problems getting the tones you want with it.
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#11
I dig mine also! great classic rock and metal amp!
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#12
Well, Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) has used one for the past two albums. Watch stuff from Symphony of Instruction to get a decent idea of the tone.

I've messed around on one in a store, and I'll admit, I was very impressed. I haven't played any true vintage 800's, but I was able to get a decent early Metallica-Megadeth sound out of it. I'm willing to bet that if I'd had the money on spot and didn't have JCM2000, I'd have gotten it with no regrets.

And yeah, the cleans and OD channels get a really nice classic rock/hard rock tone, so there's a bonus.
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#13
I've spent a good bit of time with both the JVM and my buddies DSL50. Make no mistake about it. The JVM TOTALLY SMOKES the DSL!!!! Everything about it just kills the DSL. The cleans and reverb are the best I've ever heard out of a Marshall (and I'm 44, I've heard a ton). The drive channels can do pretty much anything and do it WELL. It seems a bit complicated but it's not a big deal, you'll have it figured out in no time. If I were you, I'd jump on that JVM while you can.
#14
If you're looking for a thrash tone, Megadeth recorded United Abominations and Endgame exclusively with the JVM series amps (despite Chris Broderick's ENGL Powerball endorsement), and they at least toured for Endgame exclusively with JVMs (I didn't see them on the United Abominations tour).

So check out those albums. If you like the tone Dave, Glen, and Chris got, try a JVM out, maybe you can get somewhere close.
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If you're looking for a thrash tone, Megadeth recorded United Abominations and Endgame exclusively with the JVM series amps (despite Chris Broderick's ENGL Powerball endorsement), and they at least toured for Endgame exclusively with JVMs (I didn't see them on the United Abominations tour).

So check out those albums. If you like the tone Dave, Glen, and Chris got, try a JVM out, maybe you can get somewhere close.



Hmm the fact that Megadeth uses the JVM makes me want to sit down with it and really try it out...

Thanks for the info guys!
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#16
yeah, its a sick buy for your money if you can get it discounted! seeing what it retails at and all
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If you're looking for a thrash tone, Megadeth recorded United Abominations and Endgame exclusively with the JVM series amps (despite Chris Broderick's ENGL Powerball endorsement), and they at least toured for Endgame exclusively with JVMs (I didn't see them on the United Abominations tour).

So check out those albums. If you like the tone Dave, Glen, and Chris got, try a JVM out, maybe you can get somewhere close.
Actually Dave recorded United Abominations with a custom Line 6 amp.

I also thought that live Dave used an EL34 100/100 Marshall Power Amp, with a Digitech GSP1101, though I could be wrong.

I don't know what Dave used for Endgame, but I'm guessing a JVM.
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Actually Dave recorded United Abominations with a custom Line 6 amp.

I also thought that live Dave used an EL34 100/100 Marshall Power Amp, with a Digitech GSP1101, though I could be wrong.

I don't know what Dave used for Endgame, but I'm guessing a JVM.

Did he really?
I read an article online quite recently that said Dave used JVM amps for United Abominations, though perhaps they were mistaken.
I don't know what Dave used on the UA tour, but I just saw them on the 7th, and he and Chris both plugged into a JVM, and I know for a fact that they used them on Endgame. So if TS liked that tone, the JVM is worth a try.
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900s are cheaper and much easier/convenient to operate... alot of people give them a bad wrap for heavier sounds but a 900 biased correctly will blow your mind.

but as far as the Jvms go, i was going to buy one because i have a buddy that works at best buy (they have a FILTHY discount) but when i plugged into it, there was just too much going on. I had a very hard time operating the thing and finding a sound that i liked. Theres just too much going on with those amps. so i settled on a 900



the jvm is easy to operate. it does death metal and thrash well. enough gain for sure. i would enjoy owning one.
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#20
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the jvm is easy to operate. it does death metal and thrash well. enough gain for sure. i would enjoy owning one.


yeah but im a newb with tube amps, i just recently purchased my first one and so far i am extremely satisfied

but threadstarter.... definitely jump on that deal
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