Sounds like success on multiple levels. Nicely done my man.
I wish I had my first Marshall head back. I bought it for $350. JCM800….
Ah, I love a good Marshall story.I wanna say that’s about what I paid for the JCM800 2205 (Tom Morello amp) that I used to have. I sold it for six or seven hundred? I don’t even wanna look at what they’re going for now.
My very first ever Marshall was a ‘76 50 watt JMP head and matching 4x12. I bought the whole half-stack in a pawn shop for $300. I kept it for years, but finally let it go when it was worth a whole lot more than I paid for it, and there was just no place to play it anymore. We didn’t know about things like attenuators back then. The only ones were the Scholz Powersoak and the Marshall Powerbreak. And they both sounded like doodoo.
I distinctly remember buying the 100 watt 4102 to have a “small” gig amp with a master volume. Lol.
My 800 head was a 1987 Model I think.Ah, I love a good Marshall story.
My first tube amp was an '85 2205. Got it for $500. Traded it in at a loss if I recall. Yeah...they sell for a lot more now.........
And probably the best amp I ever had was a '79 JMP 2203 in white tolex. Gain on full, and roll back the volume on the guitar for one of the best clean tones I've ever heard, and turn it up to rock. Should've held onto that one.
Got a JCM 800 Studio now. It's a great compromise in usable size, weight, and wattage, and still has the classic tone in spades.
Congrats on reuniting with your amp. Marshall for life!
I am glad you got the amp back. The reason why many people don’t care for the Dual Reverb JCM 900 amps is that the entire preamp as well as the reverb are in the solid state domain…and one can hear that. If one likes it, then it is an amp for them. It has a Marshall logo, but it does not sound like a 5F6A-based Marshall…which is what all great Marshall amps are, ime/imho.It sounds exactly like I remember it. I can’t for the life of me figure out why 900s still get a bad rap with a lot of Marshall people. No, it doesn’t sound like a Plexi. But it’s a killer sounding amp. The only real downside to these is that the reverb is nothing to write home about. But duh, it’s a Marshall.
And… She’s home. For good.