sean1784
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Join date: Aug 2008
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#1
Hey guys,

I've got the option to trade my 1982 JCM 800 2203 for a Hayden classic lead 80.

Does anyone have any experience with the Hayden and would you say its worth the trade?

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Amps
Jcm 800 2203 '82

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John bull jr overdrive
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Boss CH1

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GaryBillington
Last of a Dyin' Breed
Join date: Nov 2001
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#2
No experience with that particular model, but I tried Hayden's Mofo 30 a while back & thought it was awesome.

Before you make your decision, check where it was made. Hayden moved their manufacturing to China from Britain a while back, and apparently the quality control on the Chinese ones is pretty poor, but the British ones are OK.
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#3
isn't the 2203 the sought-after 800? if so, i'd hang onto it. Aside from which amp is better (i haven't tried the lead 80; i have a little petite 5 which is pretty nice, but it has a slightly unique tone), the marshall is gonna have better resale etc. If you really wanted to try the hayden you would likely get a better deal by selling the marshall separately and then buying the hayden...
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sean1784
lycra boy
Join date: Aug 2008
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#4
It is the "sought after" but they really don't sell as well as people think. Its handwired in Britain bassically the top flight haden amp.

Guitars:
Fender American Standard Strat 2009 Limited Edition
Ibanez Gak30

Amps
Jcm 800 2203 '82

Pedals:
John bull jr overdrive
Boss Equalizer GE-7
Boss TU-3
Boss CH1

My Band
http://www.myspace.com/hereliesnuggetband
FatalGear41
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Join date: Oct 2009
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#5
Quote by GaryBillington
No experience with that particular model, but I tried Hayden's Mofo 30 a while back & thought it was awesome.

Before you make your decision, check where it was made. Hayden moved their manufacturing to China from Britain a while back, and apparently the quality control on the Chinese ones is pretty poor, but the British ones are OK.


I tried the Hayden MoFo some time back, and thought the same thing. But I did not know they moved their production to China, so I would be cautious. Oddly, I have never seen a Hayden in L.A. that was not the MoFo. Hell; I wasn't sure they made anything else.
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GaryBillington
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#7
^ yeah, I know some are made in britain, some in china, you just have to check which is which. I think the older version of the mofo is british & the newer version is chinese, but not 100% sure so its worth checking before buying.
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Dave_Mc
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#8
i think some of the older mofo 30s were chinese, too. only the earliest mofo 30s were UK-made, as far as i'm aware.
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#9
Hold onto the jcm. They are getting harder to find and is and would sell for more.
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