#1
So I found a jcm900 on craigslist for an absolute STEAL. The guy said its about 20 years old so I'm assuming its one of the earlier models from the early 90's. Does anyone know much about these? Are they better/worse than the ones that have been in production in recent years? Any big issues that they had? Any info would be great!
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#2
how much is he selling it for? I'd say go play it and see if its good. The Jcm900 were a response to all the jcm800 getting modded for more distortion. I dont really know the difference between the old ones and new ones

I bought a Jcm800 for 600 off of craigslist from the 80s and came out amazing id say go for it
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#4
Yeah I'm definitely interested in buying it if its in good condition. I just wanted to make sure the older models didnt have any massive flukes.
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#6
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if anything the older ones are better



+1. the older the 900 the better imo. especially if it has 34's in it

whats the price?
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#7
$350, like i said, it practically constitutes theft.
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#8
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$350, like i said, it practically constitutes theft.



offer him $300. I have never heard of any big reliability issues with 900s. and I own one and the worst that has happened is it blew fuses and redplated tubes due to user error (biased wrong)
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#9
The only real design flaw regarding reliability is the PCB mounted pots but all 900s have those. Not a biggy really.
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#10
well id check it out, there were numerous models of 900s, including single channel models, which now adays most players dont want a single channel master volume amp, i actually had a master volume 900 called the SLX if i remember, i played in a hardcore band then, so i only used distortion, with OD it was beastly though, i guess i did use a volume pedal to clean up a tad sometimes
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#11
Agreed, the SL-X has better distortion but the Dual Reverb is more versatile because it has two real channels and not just two Master Volumes. If all one is playing is metal then the SL-X is the way to go but not if you have a wider repetoire.
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