Hello everybody. Here, u can hear two 100W amps of the same series (JCM800). A "metal panel" Superlead 1959 vs the Master Volume 2203.
There's just one clip, because I could play the 2203 for 10 min before it started makign soem crackling noise (the tech is already informed). So sorry, but just oen clip for now. More will come as the issue is fixed.
Both clips were recorded with the same guitar (Parker Fly Mojo), the basketweave with Pre-Rola Greenbacks (how they sing!!!) and the same EQ settings on both amps:
Bass 1 Middle 4 Treble 6 Presence 8
The only difference is, of course in the gain controls. I set the 2203 with Master 6 and Preamp 5. However, I had to crank the Volume I of the 1959 up to 8 to get the same distortion.
you'll notice how the 1959 sounds ruder, rawer, more "in your face", and if u want, less polished, less defined, eventually losser and more uncontrollable. The 1959 has less gain on tap (no cascaded preamp), and has to be pushed hard to distort (roughly, the 2203 has the 1959 sound with master on 10 and pre on 2 or 3!). However, in my opinion, it's more touch sensitive and has a better clean sound when rolling back the volume of the guitar.
This is the nature of the beast. No EQs, no pedals, nothing. Just guitar, amps and.. Pre-Rolas.
I hope that is may help peopel who wants to buy a vintage Marshall and are undecided between these two.
Here are the sound bites, enjoy!
(click on QUI if Altervista shows up)
2203 Master Volume: http://pregnosplatter.altervista.org...ojo%20demo.mp3
1959 Superlead: http://pregnosplatter.altervista.org...9%20crunch.mp3
EDIT: health warning!
I recorded thse sounds at bedroom volue, but I sue a dummy load setup. Be aware that they are both insanely
EDIT 2: sorry for the clic at the beginning of the 2203 clip. It was very probably a glitch by the MP3 encoder. Don't bother it.