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Discussion in 'Amp Owners Clubs' started by Carzee, Jun 14, 2009.
Ok, the Marshall Mania Club is officially powered up... plug in!
All new members get a free cap!
Just got online after 2 hours playing my latest amp, a JTM45 by Weber via my builder in Canberra, Derek Lark.
Its great! EL34s rule!
Marshalls and Teles
Marshall Amp Kit Suggestions
Marshall JTM45 - JCM800 versions
I love this post (from this thread on Clean vs Overdriven) by SatelliteOrders -nominated for Post Of The Year:
"For every tone, there is a season, and a time for every effect under heaven.
A time for clean, a time for dirt
A time to phase, a time to flange
A time to stomp a Small Stone
A time to chain Tube Screamers together"
The Mighty Marshall MS-4!!!
I've been known to use a Marshall or two..
I built myself a 50w plexi (the classic #1987 circuit) and put a PPIMV in the back - housed in a Mojo orange colored smallbox cab:
I also built a 50w JCM800 (#2204 circuit) punched the chassis for an extra 12AX7 preamp tube, installed 12 volt DPDT relays (as well as a 120-12v transformer) and a footswitch on the back, and now have two seperate preamps that I can footswitch. The two channels are nearly identical, but one has a slightly fatter cathode bypass for more bass and each channel has their own Gain and Master Volume controls. I call it a dual JCM800 (again, in a Mojo smallbox head cab):
Wow, welcome to MM! Great pix here already. The "Collection" pic is amazing.
Johnny, love the JCM800 dual -monster ideas. Very creative. Sounds like you are the go to guy for techy questions!
I have an Orange 2x12 cab that would go well with your orange head too. Pity I just got my JTM45 absolutely stock and I am fishing for a Mesa 2x12 cab new or used to use with it.
My back story: this amp mania got going back in march when I went to Australia's first "National Amp & Guitar Show" -it was held here in the aussie capital (and in my suburb too) so I had no defences -I just had to go and get gassed up! I found the local kit expert Mr Lark there demo-ing some Princeton clones and they were built beautifully, like artwork, every solder, every wire.... and besides vintage Fender I also drooled over vintage Marshall, Vox, Ampeg etc (with !!! price tags but loads of mojo) -classic rock guitar! I found out I am just as sucky even on a early 70s vintage Strat priced at about US50,000 thru a vintage amp. Oh well.
Anyone else found their Marshall GAS at a show? Or maybe a gig where someone used a Plexi that grabbed you?
I may trade my AVT100 in on one of those new 40 watt Haze combos if they sound as good as some folks are saying.
Does it go to 11?
The front of my JTM clone looks almost the same as yours Johnny.
Mine will have some small differences. For cosmetic reasons only I have ordered some bits on feebay...
A 6inch plastic logo painted gold.
Fender feet, genuine parts. I don't like the rubber things that came in the kit -I like the feet on the Fender Supersonic head I have.
Also I ordered some Fender lean-back legs for the cab. Now I have to find a set of Fender head/cab "piggy back" attaching brackets with the metal (same as Tele) knobs.
Yeah, I'm a dag. I shouldn't bother... but I do.
no pics but i own a jcm 900,and a jcm 2000 dsl 100
"DSL 100" does that mean dual solo lead or what?
-ok I found out its Dual Super Lead
This is a fav youtube ref to the DSL 100, from Steve Tones of The Pistols:
I used to have a DSL100... actually a lot nicer than most post-JCM800 Marshalls.
I sold it since I have so many amps I built already... but it was still a great amp that got a lot of use!
On the new Weber JTM amp this arvo and 2 little faults popped up.
1. The little red light (power on) starts flicking and dimming and even turned off about the 2 hour mark.
2. The inputs (but mainly the guitar input ch1 top) feel loose, aka a wimpy grip, with no positive click/grab.
More work required I think.
And I'd like metal corner protecters for the box, screw in.
I used a Weber JTM45 kit as the foundation for my build. I was shocked how cheap EVERYTHING was. Fired it up, it worked fine for a few hours - then the PT blew... dead.
I had already replaced the caps with proper multi-section cans, the jacks, the entire bias circuit's parts, and a few other of the cheapest/lamest things. So after replacing all of that and the PT I realized such a cheap kit ended up costing me as much as if I woulda gone with a better kit.
Another major irritation was the filter caps on that standup board. It would have been difficult to get to if I needed to resolder anything, it took up too much space inside, and some of the eyelets were close to either the chassis bottom or the top (where most folks lay metallic shielding in the cab).
I've since replaced even more of the cheap parts and with Hammond OEM style transformers the thing is MUCH better.
I did a scratch build on my orange 50w plexi. Mojo chassis and faceplates, drilled/staked my own board, and went from there.
You may want to check all of your heater wiring as well as your power section.
Just in case
I have 2 questions... So I made the "mistake" of buying a JCM2000 TSL100 and a 1960B cab. First, I love the way the amp sounds with the exception of the fact that it's noisy, not the signal, but the head itself rattles or buzzes a bit when the amp's on... any ideas why that might be, is it a common thing, is there a fix? Second, I've realized that if I ever want to gig the thing, I'm gonna have to drop $900 in cases for it! Is there some insider trick to getting cheap road cases for this kind of amp or should I have just accepted the fact that I'm not playing arenas and gotten a combo?
Could be a microphonic preamp tube. I used to have a TSL60 before I had the DSL100. No noise issues whatsoever.
Road cases? Unless you're going from Boston to Tulsa in a VW bus, a Marshall can take quite a beating - more than quite. Squirel away a few bucks a month and once you have to fly to Hawaii for a gig, then invest in a road case
It'll be fine.
That there's my 50w JCM800 under my homebrew semi-hotrodded 50w '800 clone in its temporary clothes (I'm in the process of building a combo cab for it now). Also visible are my Tele (MIM Tele Special) and Gretsch (Historic Series Streamliner). Both sound great through my beasts.
I've been known to play through two JCM800 halfstacks live. Monster sounds there.
I love my Marshalls.
"I love my Marshalls" -yep! I have been catching up on the TDPRI Marshall threads to see just what info is in here -its pretty bloody huge! I'm learning a lot here...
Here is a Marshall info list I've worked up - Marshall threads up to about 2007. I'll complete the list to June 2009 in 24hrs when I'm off work again.
*Marshall Mania* TDPRI thread links:
Comments - Marshall classic tone - ACDC
Marshall AVT20 - any love here?
Pros and cons -Marshall 6100 LM 30th Anniversary
My Marshall JCM-800 is mushy (models 2204 and 2203 content)
Falling in love with a Marshall DSL100 and 1960A cabinet
How rugged are Marshall tube combos?
Comments about the Marshall JTM30 please
My first Marshall amp clip! Need Advice!!
Changed tubes on Marshall DSL-401 = WOW!
New tubes needed in my Marshall DSL-401?
What styles do you play on your Marshall?
Marshal 4x10 cab (model 1965A) and Fender 5E3 -do not mix
Fender Power Tranny in a Marshall?
Marshall 1960AV cab speaker advice
Ridiculus Marshall JVM410 -the '410' stands for how many knobs it has
Marshall MG50DFX D.O.A.
Help with amp dilemna -Marshall TSL-60/100
Attenuator for a 100 watt Marshall?
Rather than hauling a Marshall 2x12 cab to a small gig..
Nice and easy Ceriatone clone -Marshall JCM-800 (model 2204)
Wow - maybe I do need a Marshall 18w clone
Marshall 18w tone (hand-wired model 1974x clones) -what you think?
Anyone here tried a Marshall "Vintage Modern" head/combo?
Pawnshop Marshall 1x15 Cab -info please
Searching for Marshall MG100HDFX wiring schemematic
Marshall AVT-50 head good, combo bad
Marshall late 1970's combo -speaker question
Celestion vintage 30 and Marshall DSL-401: harsh and trebly?
I am a Marshall DSL-401 guy now!
Comments on Marshall Lead12
That Classic Marshall Tone... 50w vs 18w vs 100w
After a year with my Marshall JCM-2000 DSL-50 Head/1960A Cab
Need a big favor from someone with a Marshall 1974X
Marshall 6550 to EL34 valve conversion
Marshall JVM 2x12 combo -wonderamp- Fantastic! Heavy! Expensive!
Marshall Studio 15 love
Marshall Bluesbreaker: final verdict!
Can I plug my Deluxe Reverb RI into my Marshall 4x12 cab? (model 1960)
Is the ultimate Marshall the plexi? (model 1959 100w)
Finally got my Marshall DSL-100
Marshall 2x12 cabs -comments?
Marshall parts source -nuts needed
Marshall JTM-410 & Traynor SS combo
What to expect with a Marshall 18w 1x12 combo
My Telecaster loves my Marshall JTM-610 3x10
Just got a Marshall Bluesbreaker Reissue
Marshall Studio 15 Amp -comments
Volume pot info -Marshall JCM-800 (model 2204)
The last salvagable Marshall (model 4210 mods)
Any comments on Marshall clone vendors?
Tell us about your favorite Marshall amp
Dating a friend's Marshall plexi 100w head
Marshall DSL-401 all tube combo 1x12
Dating my Marshall amp -2002?
Marshall AVT-150 combo question
Just got a Marshall DSL-100 amp
Marshall AVT-20 reverb parts needed
In the market for a Marshall amp
My Marshall JTM-610 combo has microphonic problems...
Opinions on Marshall JCM-600 and JCM-800
Freak Marshall 18w clone with 6V6 valves
Peavey Classic 30 into Marshall cab (model 1960)
Marshall JTM-610 combo serial number info
Speaker options for a Marshall clone
Should I get a Marshall Major 200w?
Various Marshall amps & setups -TDPRI member opinions
Marshall JTM-610 3x10
Help -Marshall 50w MK II head (early '70's)
Marshall AVT100X & other combo amps
Telecaster played thru a Marshall Amp
Gig advice - A/B switching from Marshall (grind) to JC120 (clean)
Marshall Artist head (model 3203) -any comments?
Marshall JMP impendance choices on a 2x12
Trying to get a clean Tele tone thru a Marshall stack
Advice on Marshall cabinet tolex & piping?
Ideas? What has a great Marshall tone besides a great Marshall?
Marshall JTM-60 valves not lighting up
Marshall TSL 100w or DSL 100w -comments please
Marshall 4x12 cabs & speakers
Marshall Bluesbreaker 2x12 combo, JTM-45 head, Lead & Bass model 2100 combo...
Marshall MG15 DFX -opinion?
Marshall Bluesbreaker Reissue mods
Marshall 6100 head effects loop
Specific techy talk on valves, fuses and a Marshall JCM900 (model 4100)
Can I use my Marshall MG15CDR as a head?