#1
Hey guys, I'd like your opinions here. I thought this would be a good neutral site to ask this question (coughcoughmarshallforumcough). I'm looking for my tone, and I've narrowed it down to these two amps, but I'm having trouble deciding. Yes, I know it's up to me, and I should listen and play them, but I want some opinions. If I could describe what I'm looking for, it'd be a kind of GNR-ish tone mixed with some Metallica and Maiden. Maked sense huh? Well, I'd appreciate anyone's help.
#4
While I am not a fan of all the fiddling that needs to be done with Mesa's, they are without question more versatile. You can get awesome Maiden and GNR tone from the Marshall, but not Metallica. The gain on the Jubilee just isn't tight and focused enough. For that reason I lean toward the Mesa. But...buy a solid distortion pedal as well so you don't have to blast the amp to get the tone you want.
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#5
I've never played a Stiletto so I can't really give an opinion on the two, but damn do I love me a Silver Jubilee.

Not even a GnR fan but those amps are just beautiful.
#6
I love Mesa Stilettos so much it hurts. The Silver Jubilee's okay.
I'd go with the Mesa.
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#10
I loved my Stiletto 1 of the best built amps ive owned. Mesa
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#11
Isn't the Jubilee worth like $2500 though? I'd think there's a pretty huge price leap between a Stiletto and a Jub.

If you can get them for a similar price though, I'd go for the Jubilee because of their value. If I didn't like it then I'd re-sell it, I suppose.
#12
Doesn't the Jubilee have a fairly dark voicing? Or is there more than one kind?

Anyway, I've some experience with the Stiletto, and I can definitely say it's a great amp. It's a very very bright amp (hence the name) and can cause ear fatigue very easily if you're just using it to play at home. With a band though it really is something else.
#13
The Mesa is superior to the Marshall. A Stilleto is basicly a recto and a marshall combined sound wise, but it doesn't have the "bigness" in the lowend that a recto has. It is also more articulate than just about any marshall I have ever tried.
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#14
Quote by KG6_Steven
The Mesa.


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Quote by Robbgnarly
The Mesa is superior to the Marshall. A Stilleto is basicly a recto and a marshall combined sound wise, but it doesn't have the "bigness" in the lowend that a recto has. It is also more articulate than just about any marshall I have ever tried.


This applies almost anytime someone compares a Mesa to a Marshall
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#15
Go with the stiletto. Amazingly versatile and it takes pedals very well. I love mine so much.
#16
The Jubilee is pretty expensive and won't get you anywhere near an AFD tone if that is what you are looking for. I find most of the people on the marshall forum who diss the JCM 900 and praise the Jubilee very hypocritical. They both have diodes in them. Not the same sound but they blame it solely on the diodes. I would go for the Mesa for the good tones and it's cheaper.
#17
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The Jubilee is pretty expensive and won't get you anywhere near an AFD tone if that is what you are looking for. I find most of the people on the marshall forum who diss the JCM 900 and praise the Jubilee very hypocritical. They both have diodes in them. Not the same sound but they blame it solely on the diodes. I would go for the Mesa for the good tones and it's cheaper.

There is a lot more to the JCM900 than just a few diodes - it has 15 op-amps doing most of the work in the preamp. Maybe you should know a bit more about what you are talking about before you call people hypocrites.

TS: I'd go for the Mesa.
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#18
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There is a lot more to the JCM900 than just a few diodes - it has 15 op-amps doing most of the work in the preamp. Maybe you should know a bit more about what you are talking about before you call people hypocrites.

TS: I'd go for the Mesa.


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#19
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This applies almost anytime someone compares a Mesa to a Marshall
I would take a Marshall JTM45, 50 watt JMP, Super Lead or Super Bass over any Mesa 10 times out of 10.
#20
I love the Mesa vs. Marshall arguments.

OT, I'd go with the Stilleto. Way more versitle than the Jubilee, which helps if your tone tastes change later on. And I trust Mesa's reliability way more than I do Marshall. They're both great amps, but I'd choose the Mesa

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