#1
I've been interested in an old school Marshall super lead for a while (yes, Randy fan boy, guilty as charged) but while on my weekly ebay torture-thon looking up equipment I can only dream of having smith money to buy eventually, when I saw a Marshall JCM2000 Dual Super Lead DSL100...
Now I like the reviews (and let's face it, the PRICE!) of the JCM, but will it get me in the same zone, tone wise, that the old super leads could get me... And I assume this newer one has higher gain as well
#2
If you want an old school Marshall Super Lead then get one.

A DSL, as good as it might be for the price, is no Super Lead. I think long term you will be dissapointed. Personally, I think that there may be some better options out there.

With that, I present you with the GGnA Amp Hunting List:

Budget?
Genres?
Home or Gig?
Closest City?
New or Used? (check)
Current Gear?

Please expand on genres past the simple Randy Rhodes.

Also, there is a Look Up Link in my sig that you can search on gear - but it won't get you to where all the action is like say on Rig-Talk's classified section.

Good luck and welcome to GGnA
#4
Eh, these two amps aren't much alike. If you're located in Europe, a DSL might still be an okay substitute as they're priced reasonably here, but elsewhere in the world, I wouldn't want to pay for one.
#5
Budget - well, i'm going through university so i'm kinda on a budget but if it's a high priced head, it would be good to keep in mind for the future
Genre - Thrash... 80's metal...
Gig
Salt Lake City
Prefer used but if there is a hot new Randall or something, i'm not closed to that option
Right now I have a Dean From Hell (eventually getting a Jackson KV1 or 2) through an MXR distortion + and Dunlop Crybaby 535q into a Spider 3
#6
Quote by IWasMaiden93
Budget - well, i'm going through university so i'm kinda on a budget but if it's a high priced head, it would be good to keep in mind for the future
Genre - Thrash... 80's metal...
Gig
Salt Lake City
Prefer used but if there is a hot new Randall or something, i'm not closed to that option
Right now I have a Dean From Hell (eventually getting a Jackson KV1 or 2) through an MXR distortion + and Dunlop Crybaby 535q into a Spider 3


Thanks! That is much more helpful.

You're still killing me with the budget though. You could get a Peavey Windsor head for $250 and be very passable or you could something really nice, flexible and valuable for $2,000 like a Bogner.


hold please
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Jun 14, 2011,
#7
Haha... Right now I need something cheap until I can get a plexi... Just to get a stack, ya know? So the closest I can get tob one for... Let's say less than $500
#8
Do you own a cab already? Because if you don't and you're on a tight budget, you're probably better off looking at combos. Stacks below a certain price point tend to suck. Hard.
I couldn't find any good heads for a decent price on CL. :/
#9
Randy Rhoads's amp isn't anything like a stock super lead. It's more like a JCM800.
#10
Marshall Vintage Modern head. $900. Never played one. Would work 'ok' for thrash I bet.
http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/msg/2433988266.html

Mashall DSL combo. $500. I probably would not buy this.
http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/msg/2406263585.html

Egnater Renegade 212 combo $900. Now this I would buy. Without question. Very versatile too
http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/msg/2402760403.html

Bad Cat Black Cat 212 combo $1400. Worth playing/considering
http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/msg/2399516551.html

Mesa Roadster 112 combo $1200. I never played
http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/msg/2397518275.html

Marshall JCM 900 4100 $700. ehhh
http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/msg/2364256457.html


Quote by IWasMaiden93
Haha... Right now I need something cheap until I can get a plexi... Just to get a stack, ya know? So the closest I can get tob one for... Let's say less than $500

oh....I see.

Well. Never mind then. Maybe look at Vypyr 60, Bugera 1960, Peavey Valveking, JCA2112, Marshall Class 5, Peavey Windsor, etc.
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Jun 14, 2011,
#11
I saw the Egnater and JCM900, too, but that's too much money for either I think. I mean, a new Renegade is like 200 bucks more. The DSL401 is bleh. I think the Vintage Modern is nice... not the heaviest of tones, but for an RR type sound it should be good.
#12
i'd go with the vintage modern honestly.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#13
How about that Peavey Ultra? Forgot if it was tube or not but could that be a somewhat suitable replacement for a little?
#17
So the Marshall Vintage Modern... They're all above 5, what are they usually well priced at?
#18
i've seen the VM as cheap as $550 in beat up condition. $700 for a good one is fair imo.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#19
Dunno really...

if you've got time, keep an eye on this, maybe noone else will bid on it and you can get it for a good price:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Tweed-Peavey-Classic-50-Tube-guitar-Amp-head-/330576934129?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf7ebb4f1#ht_557wt_1139

Also keep your eyes peeled for used Peavey VTM60s or a Laney GH50L/GH100L. There's a couple of these on the bay right now, but either the prices aren't good or you're getting screwed over postage costs. But they're common amps, so better deals will come along.