Re: JTM 45 Questions
I'm assuming when you say the "original Marshall," you mean a reissue of one. It looked like it was new in the box, something I doubt any of the original ones still do, even if they never left the box since they were made.
The Premier Guitar article was interesting, especially since it was difficult to tell the difference between the vintage amp and the clones after listening for a while.
I do have several amps that work well for bedroom use/low volume practice, and I'm not sure if I really could use a JTM 45. I guess it is the thought of actually owning a Marshall JTM 45 so that I have a better comparison tonally for the other amps I have. In the times that I do get to crank it, such as when getting together with my friend in his large home in the mountains, this seems like it would be a killer amp to have. I don't know when or if I would be gigging.
I'm thinking it would be a good match with the Sourmash Bluesbreaker-style 2X12 cab I have, loaded with Scumback H55/H75 speakers. Everything that has JTM attached to it seems to sound excellent, though it was not a good choice for the JMP-1H.
However, when the newness factor wears off I may struggle with the amp just being too loud for most of what I do. Still, everything I read and hear of a JTM 45 makes it hard to get out of my head. This one was $999 and looked like it had never left the store, and from what I could find online this seemed like a reasonable price. Maybe someday...
Thanks for the feedback to those that replied.