#1
how come when ppl ask about marshall people always say ethier the jcm 2000 or jcm 800? what about the 900. i was thinkin bout one. fer about 500 or 800. i know they can do mcr but can they do stuff like a7x,trivium,metallica,turbonegro,the 69 eyes
#2
the 900 series are the weaker of the jcm bunch. its rather thin and nasally and most would agree that the jcm800/2000 are better. for 800 you'd get much better results with a used dsl.
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#3
I disagree to a point, try comparing a 900 SLX model to any 2000 then try saying they're thin and nasal! Reason being, they are essentially "Hot rodded" 800's - an extra pre-amp tube instead of a diode (like the 900s and 2000s use).
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#4
Quote by Funky P
the 900 series are the weaker of the jcm bunch. its rather thin and nasally and most would agree that the jcm800/2000 are better. for 800 you'd get much better results with a used dsl.


this is a common opinion that i think is slightly skewed...jcm 900 weaker then an 800...maybe...but a 2000...i do'nt think so.

but even still the 900 is a higher gain amp with better cleans then the 800...its unfair to compare them although a 900 with el34's i've heard will get close to an 800 and sound really good...they are two totally different kinds of amps.

the 900 is a perfectly fine amp...if you can get a deal on one grab it, put el34's in it and jam away. actually since your doing MCR and all that poppunk/emo music you listed the tubes in it will do fine since they are made for higher gain tones. (i think they are called 6L6's or something)
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#5
god... the 2000's just suck. the 800 and 900, i would say the 800 is better. but... dont go for 2000's especially the TSL, it has too many gay and crappy effects on it lol. dont ever trust the effects on the amp. just get a killer clean sound and work with FX pedals.
#6
Wise words, find an un-molested JCM 800 2204 (50w 1ch) and you're sorted. However, you can pay up to £500 for these now yet you can pick up a JCM 900 4500 Dual Gain Reverb or 2500 SLX (50w) for about £300 if you're lucky.

When buying 900s check to see what tubes are in them, some later period 900s have 5881 tubes rather than EL34s - these are the 900s that people refer to as "nasal". The tubes in them sound far brighter, giving a more "fendery" sort of sound - not what you want from a Marshall really...
#7
i was specificly lookin at the dual reverb 4100 version. but i think it's the high gain dual reverb. and if i put 6l6's in it will it get the sound i want?
#8
it's mostly a false pre-conceived notion. The JCM900's are really good amps, especially with EL34's. Another thing people don't know is that JCM900's are almost the same things as later 800's (2205,2210's) with slight differences. I would personally take a JCM900 before a JCM2000 anyday. Also, The 900's are pretty new when it comes to guitar amps so they haven't had a chance to stand the test of time. Another thing is that music was changing alot when the 900's first came out and that "larger-than-life marshall stack tone" wasn't really in favor. All-in-all they sound great and people that say they are nasaly must be doing something wrong because set-up right they have massive balls