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Unread 01-08-2013, 06:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Heavily Modified Marshalls

What are your thoughts on Marshall that have been heavily modified?

I've come across a JCM800 2004 head from 1988 which has been modded with an extra channel for clean with it's own preamp tube & it has also had an FX loop added, the seller says the work was done in Germany to a good standard. Unmodified 800 heads typically go for about 500, this one is going for 450ono, do you think that's about right price wise or do the mods devalue it?
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Unread 01-08-2013, 07:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Heavily Modified Marshalls

i never ask that kind of questions on an "old" amp's.
what matter to me is; if its in a good shape cosmetics and sound wise and if i Dig the changes they did.
if so, and the price looks right to you and in with your budget- buy it with a smile.
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Unread 01-08-2013, 08:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Heavily Modified Marshalls

I work on amps myself, and adore finding cheap heavily modified Marshall tube amps. They are not too difficult to restore to a mainly stock configuration, as long as the boards aren't hacked up too much and the transformers are OK. All that is needed is a good source for replacement front and rear panels.
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Unread 01-08-2013, 09:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Heavily Modified Marshalls

Great answers guys.
if it sounds good with the mods then it's a winner.
If it doesn't, then original/replacement/upgraded parts for JCM800's aren't hard to come by.
(450quid!? Yahoorsur!)
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Unread 01-08-2013, 10:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Heavily Modified Marshalls

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Unread 01-09-2013, 04:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Heavily Modified Marshalls

Thanks for replies guys, I'll just need to get the funds together, classic example of don't look til you have the cash.
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