#1
I'm picking up a used jcm800 and have the chance to test it, what do I look out for?

Thanks guys


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#4
-Ask if it has been retubed and how long ago if so
-Scratchy pots, dead indicator lights
-If it's the 2205 model, see if the reverb works
-Cracks or any microfractures in the tubes
-Tubes that may heat up to an extremely hot temperature when they're not being pushed past 5 or so

For my final advice, try it out playing at around 6 - that's the sweet spot in those things. Anything below won't truly open up the tubes until you reach that level.
#5
Thanks dude I'm trying to bring my guitar teacher with me but at the moment it's looking not so applicable so I need all the advice I can get!


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#7
Make sure all the transformers are Drakes and that there's no extra holes in the chassis, indicating somebody's mucked around with it.

Check for scratchy pots and bad switches/inputs.
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