#1
is there?
Im buying off ebay and
I have these options

Marshall JCM2000
1)How old is the head? Approx 8 years old
2)When was the last time the tubes were changed? 10 months
ago
3)Any blemishes, tolex rips etc? no
4)What model is this head? ie reverb head? has reverb
5)Does it include a footswitch? no
6)Have you had any problems with it? No problems apart from
getting a
service and replacing tubes
7)gigged? No, but was used weekly for jamming
with no problems. Hasn't been used for about 8 months

Marshall JCM900

it's a 1997 head and the tubes are about eighteen months old but plenty of life yet as it hasn't been used very often. Used for only one or two gigs, otherwise only for practise sessions.

Sovtek 5881/6L6 valves
Drake transformers
Setup

Ibanez SZ320
Randall RD75
EHX METAL MUFF
Mesa boogie single recto series 2
Line 6 Toneport
Mesa boogie single recto series 1
Digitech GNX4
Last edited by gface at Sep 18, 2007,
#3
I may not know as much as some of the other guys around here, but I'll tell you what I DO know so you get a better response than the gem posted above me.

If I remember right, the JCM 900 has a few different models, and the High Gain Dual Reverb (combo version) is supposed to be the weakest sounding and the Mk.something-or-other is supposed to be amazing. I think I remember reading somewhere about them being designed like the JCM 800, just with cleans and more gain because that was what shredders were wanting.

The JCM 2000 is a more modern version of the same amp. I've played a DSL 50 through a Marshall 1960A at a shop and its tone sounded . . . uninspiring, if that is any description at all. That said, it wasn't fully cranked. However, I've heard a few others say that the JCM 2000 isn't an exceptional amp overall.

If I was you, I'd try to find a JCM 900 head. Hopefully this bumpage will attract the attention of somebody who knows Marshalls better than me.
#4
i've heard the 900 can hold up pretty well against the 2000
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#5
The JCM900 is the only Marshall that's ever impressed me. That being said, it really depends on what series it is. Some series are crap, while others are very nice and are much more desireable.

As said before, I'll go with what papersun said, as it's a very good description and I couldn't have said it any better, but the JCM2000's tone, to me, was very uninspiring.
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#7
800>900>2000
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#8
what about a tsl 60
Setup

Ibanez SZ320
Randall RD75
EHX METAL MUFF
Mesa boogie single recto series 2
Line 6 Toneport
Mesa boogie single recto series 1
Digitech GNX4
#10
i like the distortion of the valvestate so which one would suti me better?
Setup

Ibanez SZ320
Randall RD75
EHX METAL MUFF
Mesa boogie single recto series 2
Line 6 Toneport
Mesa boogie single recto series 1
Digitech GNX4
#11
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800>900>2000


I have to agree. I really want a JCM 800.
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