#1
Does this amp have alot of balls? I know the JCM 800 does and it shows through alot of clips that I have heard, but I have not been impressed by many clips of the JCm 2000. They just sounds weak and unremarkable. Will the 2000 have balls like the 800 or is it rather thin sounding?
#2
I myself found it to be rather thin sounding . I'm sure you can do better for the price of the, unless you buy used of course.
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#3
I've never thought so, though I've never gotten to mess with the eq on one.
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#4
They are not as good as an 800 obviously but can hold their own, especially with a boost, the right cab, and the right guitar.

what are you going after tone wise and what is your budget? Closest city. Current gear? Etc.
#5
Tone wise I'm going for a Marshall. An awesome marshall. Plain and simple. I don't need too much gain, I would say no more than slash. I have a Gibson LP Studio and soon to have a Gibson SG. I live right next to memphis.
#6
hmmm...

well, my gut reaction is to not buy a Marshall just to have a Marshall. There are plenty of amps out there that do the traditional Marshall tone better than today's Marshalls.

For example, I'd probably rather have an Egnater Renegade, Mesa ElectraDyne, or a Splawn Quick Rod......oh wait....

Seriously though, there are a boat load of MGs on Memphis craigslist. What's up with that?


can you get this?
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PS: A DSL will do the basic Slash type gain with no problem.
#7
The Green channel on the DSL is very nearly as good as an 800. If you don't mind the inferior construction and can get one for a good price, I'd hit it for sure.
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#8
the dsl is an awesome amp.

I wouldn't say it is anywhere near thin sounding.

it will have more than enough gain for what you want.
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#10
The DSL is closer to an 800 that a TSL. They claim the DSL has the same "heritage" as an 800. If you want an 800 look for an 800 I say.
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#11
Well, I know Nile manages to get a good sound out of them in the studio. Don't know how much trickery they needed, though.
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#12
If you like the 800, go for that. I found the DSL thin sounding and the ultra gain channel (I believe thats what its called, correct me if i'm wrong) sounds like a cheap solid state amp. I was very unimpressed by it. The cleans were nice though.
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#13
i got a dsl and i love it! Cheap solid state? **** that guy. it sound pretty lame in bedroom volume but cranked it's huge!
#14
Quote by baf250
If you like the 800, go for that. I found the DSL thin sounding and the ultra gain channel (I believe thats what its called, correct me if i'm wrong) sounds like a cheap solid state amp. I was very unimpressed by it. The cleans were nice though.

Try turning it up. Amps like these aren't meant to be played with the Master at 1>.
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#16
^ You play your VTM at less than 1?
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#17
Well, no. I would have just written it:
"Amps like these aren't meant to be played with the Master at > 1" (which is actually kind of confusing with the symbol > here...)
or
"Amps like these aren't meant to be played with the Master less than 1"
or
Amps like these are meant to be played with the Master greater than 1"

#18
Wow, I never knew people hated the DSL so much. As much as I personally just don't like Marshalls that much it really isn't a bad amp - at all.

It will do what you're asking for if that's all you needed to know. Sure you could do better, but you can almost always do better.
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#20
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^I'd rather have your JSX.


Nah it's been broken for awhile It's an excellent amp though.

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#22
Quote by forsaknazrael
Well, no. I would have just written it:
"Amps like these aren't meant to be played with the Master at > 1" (which is actually kind of confusing with the symbol > here...)
or
"Amps like these aren't meant to be played with the Master less than 1"
or
Amps like these are meant to be played with the Master greater than 1"


That's greater than 1.
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#24
You've been sniffing too much solder.

It is leadless, right?

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#26
It's a nice amp no great shakes though , Jcm 800 much better all the way around.