Poll: Which one?
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Marshall JTM 30
21 49%
Peavey Classic 30
22 51%
Voters: 43.
#1
Which one is closer to the tone you would get from a Plexi, or JCM 800? I'll be adding an overdrive to it. Playing an Epi Les Paul, I need it for blues and rock, and to gig with. Thanks
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#3
You do realize that the JTMs basically ARE Plexis, right?
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#4
They are? I played my friends JTM 60 the other day, after his gig and it sounded amazing. I've only played a Classic 30 once in guitar center so i just wanted to get some opinions though
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#6
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You do realize that the JTMs basically ARE Plexis, right?


No. That's the 2245, it's not in the JTM series.


The JTM series were a early nineties designed amp. It came in the JTM30, and the JTM60.


the JTM 30 will be a bit more 'Marshally' compared to the Peavey.


Mind you, you aren't going to reach Plexi territory with it. Not really a JCM 800 tone either. It's got a character of it's own.
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#7
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You do realize that the JTMs basically ARE Plexis, right?

The JTM30 and 60 are not the same as the JTM45 that gets such high praise.


I like both of them, but the Classic 30 will be more reliable, the JTM30 and 60 are notorious for overheating very quickly, of course, this can be fixed with a fan.
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#8
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The JTM30 and 60 are not the same as the JTM45 that gets such high praise.


I like both of them, but the Classic 30 will be more reliable, the JTM30 and 60 are notorious for overheating very quickly, of course, this can be fixed with a fan.



I apologize for my misinformation.

Thanks for correcting me, I'll make note of it for next time.
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#9
So which would be better if i did want to get those Plexi/JCM 800 tones? Think Gn'R, Van Halen, Wolfmother, Hendrix for the tone's I want to be able to get. I know those aren't the amps all those band use but they'll be the best i think
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#11
Well how much is the ceritone? I have 400 usd tops and i've seen both the JTM 30 and the Classic 30 for 350 on ebay. I'd like a DSL but I don't think i have enough
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#13
yeah. i plan on buying a 400-ish combo, thats still really good, and then maybe a year and a half from now getting a JCM 800 or Plexi half stack. i simply don't the time to wait for one of those now though, i'll have a job then, unlike now so it'll be faster, and i need to gig soon, too.
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#14
JCM's go for like 700. It would really be worth it to save up. But if you just cant, well, the Peavey has a more Voxy sound then Marshally, so the JTM would probably be you best bet
#15
I have a Classic 30 and a JTM 30.

The JTM might be a better idea for those tones. Beware though... it sounds quite bad at low volumes. It has diode based distortion so it doesn't sound good until you crank it. It sounds great when those EL-34's get driven though. The EL-34's will make for a good JCM800 tone. With the clean channel dimed you should be able to get a Plexi-ish tone. This amp is really bright though.

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#16
ok cool. thanks! any last opinions? sounds like i'll go for the JTM, i do have a practice amp
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#21
I wouln't get the JTM30. There are A LOT of reliability issues and the amp has a tendency to change tone after about 30 minutes, because it overheats. Actually it is an amp that could be dadngerous playing for extended periods, since it sometimes breaks down because it overheats.
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#22
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I have a Classic 30 and a JTM 30.

The JTM might be a better idea for those tones. Beware though... it sounds quite bad at low volumes. It has diode based distortion so it doesn't sound good until you crank it. It sounds great when those EL-34's get driven though. The EL-34's will make for a good JCM800 tone. With the clean channel dimed you should be able to get a Plexi-ish tone. This amp is really bright though.


Man, the JTM30 doesn't have EL34 tubes. It has 5881s.


I don't even think there's enough room to fit EL34s in that amp.
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#23
ive played a classic 30 multiple times, and i own a jtm-30. a jtm-30 is very jcm-900ish ive heard. i have heard they have overheating issues, but i must have gotten lucky cause mines fine. the jtm-30 is more british, but it sounds terrible at really low volumes. cran it though, and youre in marshall tone heaven. if it werent for potential reliabilty issues, id say jtm all the way, but the classic 30 is a fine amp too.
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#25
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Man, the JTM30 doesn't have EL34 tubes. It has 5881s.


I don't even think there's enough room to fit EL34s in that amp.


They didn't start shipping with 5881's 'til after '95. The earlier ones, like mine, had EL-34's.

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#26
Well as said the JTM30 isn't really very close to a Plexi or a JCM800. I think a Classic 30 would be really good.
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#27
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Well as said the JTM30 isn't really very close to a Plexi or a JCM800. I think a Classic 30 would be really good.
So a Classic 30 is closest to Vox, but it is still british like the El34 marshalls? i haven't played a vox or marshall so i'd like to know. THanks
#28
Both vox and marshall have a british, midrangy roarish tone, however their textures are different.

The classic 30 will be perfect for what you are playing and it does have a very british bite to it. JTM60 I tried i did not necicerrily like. so I'd try before you buy.
#29
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They didn't start shipping with 5881's 'til after '95. The earlier ones, like mine, had EL-34's.


They made ones with EL34s? Damn? How does it compare to the standard ones?
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#30
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They didn't start shipping with 5881's 'til after '95. The earlier ones, like mine, had EL-34's.


Are you sure? I know the JTM 690's shipped with EL34's, and some people have retro fitted EL34's into the 30's ...but I don't think they ever shipped out NEW with stock EL34's ...interesting though!


Back on topic, what did you end up getting? the Classic 30 or JTM 30?
#32
You could buy a 1959 used on eBay for around $1,100 and have a Metroamp board, power transformer, and output transformer installed if you really want that Plexi sound.