Price paid: £ 750
Purchased from: Local guitar shop
Sound — 10
This is what its made for! I play White Stripes, Led Zeppelin and Hendrix mainly as well as making many songs alike. Chuck a Big Muff or OD in there and you are there with my prefered settings of: Bass -9, Middle -6, Treble -7, Presence -8. It gives the perefect tone for Hendrix but for White Stripes, turn them all to 9/10! I use Gibson LP Custom, a Fender Eric Johnson Strat, a Gibson ES-335 and a Danelectro U2 with various OD, fuzza and modulation pedals. Get the Hendrix tone!
Overall Impression — 9
The amp is genius in a simple way! I've practiced non-stop for 3 years and gig occasionally and this raises some proffesionals faces, its that nice! It suits my raw rock style perfectly! It is in need for reverb but I am not too bothered about using my Boss RV-5. You must chuck a overdrive in there for low volume break up but its worth the dosh! I also have a Cornell Romany Pro which I do prefer only because it has reverb but definately check the blues sounds out of these!
Reliability & Durability — 9
it is very reliable but as you will have guessed, very heavy!
Features — 8
This is a reissue of an original JTM45 of which mine was made in the late 90's. It is quite simple along the top but the Tremolo effect is available with Intensity and Speed knobs. A very handy feature are the 4 available in puts and so I like to have a short cabpe diagonally across 1 and 4 and place my output jack in 3. A nice setting but as usual for Marshall, relatively straight forward. The amp is very versatile qnd can handle all the sounds perfectly which is why I bought it! The only thing I beg for is reverb!