Poll: JCM 800 or JCM 900
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View poll results: JCM 800 or JCM 900
JCM 800
5 100%
JCM 900
0 0%
Voters: 5.
#1
Last edited by kaiburns1 at Dec 26, 2016,
#2
I wouldn't pay that much for a JCM 800 2205 in combo form. JCM 900 is a good price, but, they are a love / hate amp for most people.

You'd be better off looking at some used Marshall JCM 2000 amps for Muse stuff.
Gear: Gibson Les Paul Studio, Gibson SG Special, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Fender Jazzmaster, Gretsch Pro Jet, Carvin C350, Epiphone ES-339 P90, Epiphone ES-335 Pro. Peavey 6505, Sovtek MIG-100, Vox AC30, Peavey XXX.
#3
ThunderPunk

I see what you mean about getting a JCM 2000, but I've heard that they have many reliability and durability problems.

A few people have said that a JCM 900 would nail this tone on a low gain crunch setting. Right now, my three options are the JCM 800, JCM 900, and the JCM 2000.

Here's a better price for the JCM 800 50W Combo: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Marshall-JCM-800-50-W-model-4212-Combo-Amplifier-/222243725677?hash=item33bec2216d:g:bd0AAOSw-kdX0ZOu
Last edited by kaiburns1 at Dec 26, 2016,
#4
Some of the JCM 2000 amps had reliability issues.

Some 30 year old amps need a recap job done as well. Not sure how much that would cost you where you are... but, something worth considering either way.

Best bet is to buy from somewhere that has a decent return policy so you can put the amp through the paces and even get it looked over by a trusted tech.
Gear: Gibson Les Paul Studio, Gibson SG Special, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Fender Jazzmaster, Gretsch Pro Jet, Carvin C350, Epiphone ES-339 P90, Epiphone ES-335 Pro. Peavey 6505, Sovtek MIG-100, Vox AC30, Peavey XXX.
#6
kaiburns1

JCM 800 or 900 isn't going to sound like a Matchless DC-30 either. JCM 2000 is an amp that Muse used live during that time period. If you want a Marshall, that will get you close to some of Muse' live tones from that era.

For that tone on that specific track I wouldn't be looking at a Marshall JCM series, unless you also need a Marshall to do Marshall things with. I'd be looking in the realm of AC-30, Classic 30, Laney VC-30, or a Bassbreaker.
Gear: Gibson Les Paul Studio, Gibson SG Special, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Fender Jazzmaster, Gretsch Pro Jet, Carvin C350, Epiphone ES-339 P90, Epiphone ES-335 Pro. Peavey 6505, Sovtek MIG-100, Vox AC30, Peavey XXX.
#7
ThunderPunk

I've already got an AC30, so here's my plan.

I'll use just my AC30 cranked to a crunch sound for now (with a mid boost from an MXR 10 Band EQ) and use a Pro Co Rat as a boost and a Moog MF Drive for heavy distortion.

Then, I'll get a JCM 2000 and apply all those pedals to that amp, and just use the AC30 for cleans.

Does that sound like it'll work well?
#8
Some of the JCM 2000 amps had reliability issues.

Just about any of the modern amps today have reliability issues, Unless of course your looking at the Mesa, Matchless and other high dollar amps you get what you pay for so to say, So if you have Marshall on the brain then just pony up for the JVM series, That 410 ought to do the trick, Its nice just not my cup of tea, More of a made in USA kinda guy, Peddle? Why would I want to do that? That's just silly,