#1
What's the difference between the old 80's used jcm 800 2203 and the new reissue of the jcm 800 2203? I heard the reissue sucks, but is it REALLY that different?
#6
The 2203 reissues I hear aren't so bad.

Its just the plexi and JTM45 reissues that tend to put many people off.

Regardless, the originals cost about as much anyway.

Look for something like this, I think these have the Drake transformers that most MV Marshall aficionados are always raving about (unless they came on slightly later models).

http://cgi.ebay.com/1976-Marshall-JMP-2203-100wt-Excellent-all-around_W0QQitemZ220279472670QQihZ012QQcategoryZ10171QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Last edited by al112987 at Sep 11, 2008,
#7
Well, it's probably going to make a difference what year the reissue is. I think they started doing reissues in the 90's, so i'd think the later the better. I would almost rather take a reissue because of the FX loop.
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#8
^Problem is that the FX loop in the reissues are crap. People generally recommend you to get the ones WITHOUT an FX loop, because the loop is quite bad.

The reissues suffer from the fact that they have changed the amps. For an example, the transformers aren't at all very close to the originals. Also there are many component chagnes and so on. Also reliabilty issues. Worst part is that you can get a WAY better original than a soso reissue.

Check out these:
www.ceriatone.com

Much higher quality and also cheaper. And he can put in an FX loop too!
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#9
Quote by Gabel
^Problem is that the FX loop in the reissues are crap. People generally recommend you to get the ones WITHOUT an FX loop, because the loop is quite bad.

The reissues suffer from the fact that they have changed the amps. For an example, the transformers aren't at all very close to the originals. Also there are many component chagnes and so on. Also reliabilty issues. Worst part is that you can get a WAY better original than a soso reissue.

Check out these:
www.ceriatone.com

Much higher quality and also cheaper. And he can put in an FX loop too!
yeah, that happens with pretty much every reissue unfortunately. They change crap that shouldn't be changed.
Is the FX loop really that bad?
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#10
also post '85 2203s were crapier because of the solid state pre amp. So any pre- '85 2203 should be amazing.
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#12
Quote by DerekTheDominoe
They put an SS preamp in those? How bizarre.

i dont think they did. Maybe SS components. Definitely preamp tubes though.
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#13
Quote by kool98769
i dont think they did. Maybe SS components. Definitely preamp tubes though.



all i know is that 81-83 are the best years
87-89 2nd best
and 84-86 suck balls

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