Originally Posted by watchtheskies
Hi MonstersOfTheMidway, this comment is not directed at you particularly but
why do people find it so surprising that guitarists like to use a JVM410H?, it's almost like the JVM's have some kind of sub-standard reputation
these amps are stellar and I can't think of any reason why any kind of player wouldn't find it a joy to plug into one, just ask Joe Satriani, I'm not surprised at all that Joe Bonamassa uses a JVM
there seems to be a lot of snobbery regarding "real players only use vintage amps" bullcrap and I just don't get it,
am I missing something here
I know what you mean, because I have noticed it too. I remember walking into a music shop a few years ago looking for a new Marshall, and the JVM was pointed out to me. Immediatly I said "no too much going on there", so I took home a DSL. To cut a long story short I eventually went with the JVM410. One thing that I can say, being the owner of some older amps too, is that the JVM will need to be matched with the right cab for individual taste.
It does alot, and can miss the point on someone who doesnt know their stuff. At least let the thing warm up before you make an opinion.
We're in a 'Vintage is best period', but there are some many great new products that may take decades to be realized.
My opinion (just an opinion of course) is that the JVM was released in the face of Marshalls whole history of amps. It is a new amp standing amongst the idea that 'My jcm800 or Jubilee is best'. Of course its will get knocked around amongst the older amps.
Give me an amp that has midi, two effects loops, heaps of grunt, versatility infinitum,screams at low and high volumes, and can replicate alot of Marshalls history, anytime!
The only thing better than the JVM is two JVM's in stereo!