#1
Which of these is a better deal?

I definetly need to purchase one of them, so which Price is Right.

1) JCM 900 100 Watt Half Stack purchased in 1992-93, two channels, played briefly, a few scratches on the cabinet: going anywhere from 900-1000$

2) JCM 900 50 Watt Half Stack, bought in 1996, barely used, slanted cab, 800-900$

I'm a poor college student hoping to step up to a big amp, so $1000 is my spending limit. I play gigs anywhere from 40-150 people, mostly in the 75 person range. Which should I get?

I have to drive a decent distance to get either.
#2
the 100watter is a better deal

but id personally go with a 50watter. How many freakin watts do you need?
#3
I would go for #2.
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#4
JCM 900 100 watt for about 925$ sounds reasonable
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#5
50w is enojugh but may aswell get the 100w
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#8
well the 50 watts will be crankable, while the 100 probably won't...
(I know a guy who turns his 100 watt peavey 5150 up to only 4 at gigs, it's that loud)

I'd go for the 50 watts (and it's newer too).
#9
i'd go with the 100 watter 'cause its a better deal - but never take it off the 50 watt setting (switch on the back if you didn't know)
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#11
oh so there's a switch on the 100 watter to reduce it to 50 watts?

mmhh, if that doesn't affect the sound, then go for the 100 watts of course, that way if you'd ever need 100 watts, you'll have it!
#12
yea there is - the 50 has a swith to take it to 25 (i have one - never had the need to take it off 25) and the 100 has a switch for 50. it also has a feature which the 50 does not have that allows you, if whilst in a gigging situation and you have a valve failure, to continue running at 50 watts.

so with all thisconsidered, i'd deffinately say the 100 isthe better deal.
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