#1
So I was reading an interview with Dave Baksh of Sum 41 and he said he got his tone by combining a Soldano SLO-100 with a Marshall JCM 2000 so he had that mix of EL34 British tone and 6L6 American tone. Using that concept, would modding just a JCM 2000 to run both 6L6s and EL34s get just about the same tone? I've always really liked the sound that Sum 41 had back then. It was really crisp but still had a lot of depth.
#2
It won't make much difference. The difference between a SLO and a JCM2000 is mostly about the preamp, a 6L6 does not a SLO make. The only time the power tubes really make a difference is if you are diming the amp for power amp distortion and even then it's marginal. What you want to do would require more work than it's worth. Don't bother, experiment with different preamp tubes instead. The power tubes have **** all to do with it.
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#3
Quote by EFlatBrian
So I was reading an interview with Dave Baksh of Sum 41 and he said he got his tone by combining a Soldano SLO-100 with a Marshall JCM 2000 so he had that mix of EL34 British tone and 6L6 American tone. Using that concept, would modding just a JCM 2000 to run both 6L6s and EL34s get just about the same tone? I've always really liked the sound that Sum 41 had back then. It was really crisp but still had a lot of depth.


if you want to really know about Sum 41's guitar tones then don't listen to the guitarist, find out what his amp tech has to say.

but i agree with cath, boiling down the difference between an SLO and jcm2000 to it's difference in power tubes is like comparing a car to motorcycle based on the number of wheels it has.
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

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#5
If you want a thicker sound buy JJ preamp tubes. If you want to go NOS, hunt down some RFT's. Selecting the correct tubes and speakers will probably be all you need to do without any actual modding.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#6
If you want to get the SLO/JCM2000 tone use your JCM2000 and buy a Jet City JCA 50/100/100hdm to run in stereo.
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