#1
i imagine the JCM900 can handle modern stuff relatively well but i'm wondering how it handles the classic rock and hard rock of the 80s?
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#4
Quote by stephen_rettie
mine is great for all those styles. id say for classic rock the dual reverb would be better but the SL-X is still great.

^wrong

SL-X is a much nicer amp in my opinion. Every high gain dual reverb I've played sounded pretty brittle, due to the diode clipping in the preamp. The SL-X sounds much closer to that oldschool Marshall roar. Sounds very similar to a JCM800 2205/2210 actually.
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#5
Actually, it's probably better for classic rock and hard rock from the 80's. For more modern higher-gain stuff, you'll probably need an OD to boost it. What exactly do you mean by "modern music"?
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#6
Quote by R.D
^wrong

SL-X is a much nicer amp in my opinion. Every high gain dual reverb I've played sounded pretty brittle, due to the diode clipping in the preamp. The SL-X sounds much closer to that oldschool Marshall roar. Sounds very similar to a JCM800 2205/2210 actually.


This.

SLX good. Dual reverb iffy.

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