#1
Hey guys,

There's a super old Marshall JTM60 at my local Guitar Center; no price that I saw. It makes a lot of popping noises and fades in and out with a few volume drop issues. My question: does anyone have any experience with it or think it could be worth the money to fix?
#2
Sounds like there aren't any issues worth noting. It sounds like it needs new power tubes, as those are all of the symptoms. That is standard maintenance in owning tube amps, not a point of concern.


That said, I don't know if the JTM60 is actually a good amp or not. I have read mixed things about it. Cath should know more, I'm sure he'll be in here sooner or later.
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#3
I tried one once and it sounded good, but I've heard there are some overheating issues. Wouldn't think it's nothing a fan couldn't handle
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#6
i wanna say the JTM60's were made in like the 80's or so.

people don't talk too bad about them except that the early ones overheated a bunch, there seems to be some reliability issues with them. people also don't talk to great about them, the most common thing i heard about them is "they aren't a bad amp".
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#7
Okay. I guess my question is more in, will it do what a JTM45 will do in terms of tone and capability for those Cream/Hendrix era tones?
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#10
The JTM60 was a budget model that was notorious for overheating.
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#11
Okay.

So for $400, is it worth it, or should I save up for something better and just forget about it?
#12
I wouldn't touch one with a barge pole. Find yourself a used JTM45 or a clone thereof and a nice overdrive.
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#14
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Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
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Atomic Amplifire
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Boss GT-100


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#15
Yeah the JTM60 was also know as the JCM600 for a while. They had over heating issues far worse than the DSL401 ever did
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#16
And they're full of op-amps.
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#17
I always wondered what the hell the JCM600 was, and why they are never ever mentioned.
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