#1
Help my decide which option to go with, get a JCM 800 2205, which has 2 channels or go with two separate heads, one for clean and one for crunch/lead (jcm).

I'm asking because I heard the JCM 800 2205's cleans aren't to great.
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#2
your mom gave me good clean head last night,

sorry, somebody was gonna say it, i couldnt resist
#3
Quote by metallicock
your mom gave me good clean head last night,

sorry, somebody was gonna say it, i couldnt resist

...
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#4
Quote by metallicock
your mom gave me good clean head last night,

sorry, somebody was gonna say it, i couldnt resist

Now that that's out of the way... (it really was inevitable)

If you have the budget, two heads would definitely better than one...

Ugh, this thread is just full of bad word play...
#5
Quote by T!AN
Now that that's out of the way... (it really was inevitable)

If you have the budget, two heads would definitely better than one...

Ugh, this thread is just full of bad word play...

Yeah I need to know a good clean head, I really like the Fender Deville's, but I'm talking a good head, I don't know much about heads with good cleans, and it must be able to do jazz.

Or is the 2205 good enough to do good cleans?
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Jackson SLSMG Soloist
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#7
idk maybe a 900? i've heard they have better cleans
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#8
Yeah I've heard the 900 is a lot muddier and a lot heavier (I only want as heavy as Metallica).
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#10
Roland Jazz Chorus is built for cleans with LOWS LIKE A BURNING WALRUS!
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#11
Quote by Say Ocean
The clean on the 2205 is fine. Try it out for yourself.

Yeah, I thought they would be decent, it's an 80's Marshall lol, but I can't try it, I want to get one used, and there are hardly any used places to buy/try amps here, and ebay is **** here lol.
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Ibanez Rg 150R w/ Duncan 59s
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Marshall 1960a Cab w/ Vintage 30s
Ibanez RG1570 Prestige w/ Duncan 59s
Jackson SLSMG Soloist
Currently in Ontario, Canada.


#12
Quote by DSchmitty
Yeah I've heard the 900 is a lot muddier and a lot heavier (I only want as heavy as Metallica).


you would have to elaborate on that, are we talkin kill em' metallica, the black album, load/reload, garage inc., or st.anger, [they all see to have a distinct distortion to them]
#13
If you want clean, you'll want a Hiwatt. Simple as that.
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#14
Marshall cleans are not great for most things. They are good for some stuff though. You can get a very warm 30's jazz tone if you turn your master 3/4 of the way up and turn your drive way down and then turn the treble way down and the midrange to about 5 or 6 with the bass at 10. You can get a brighter Jazz tone by turning the treble to about 7, mids at around 4 and bass at around 8.

The problem with the JCM800's clean tone is that it doesn't bass. The amp really only has treble, upper midrange, and lower midrange. Many people don't want the bass anyway so they can still get the tone they are looking for. Others find they need a more substantial low end. You need to go to a music store and play with it to see if it'll work for you. If it doesn't then you are going to be stuck getting another amp for cleans. Most modern tube amps don't have any more bass (some even less) than the JCM you are looking at so you may just want to get a good solid state.
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#17
I'm probably just going to use the 2205 for gigs, and then have a Fender Blues Deville for Jazz and other things (and take it to some jazz gigs, at churches and stuff).
Live Rig:
Ibanez Rg 150R w/ Duncan 59s
Marshall JCM2000 TSL60 Head
Mark IV Combo
Marshall 1960a Cab w/ Vintage 30s
Ibanez RG1570 Prestige w/ Duncan 59s
Jackson SLSMG Soloist
Currently in Ontario, Canada.


#18
use your volume knob. It will help clean it up a little too
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#19
Get a roland JC-120 (the revered Jazz Chorus) and then run it into your cab, although it's a 2x12 and at 120 watts is plenty loud for most things.
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