MarshallForum.com
 
Go Back   MarshallForum.com > The Amps > Marshall Amps
Heritage Guitar Talk - Click here! LIKE MarshallForum on Facebook FOLLOW MarshallForum on Twitter
  
Like Tree3Likes
  • 2 Post By MKB
  • 1 Post By Clyde Billt

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 01-08-2013, 07:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Mosher Zone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Glenrothes, Scotland
Posts: 871
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?
Mosher Zone is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-08-2013, 08:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
byrdparis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Israel
Posts: 280
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.
__________________
AMPS and CAB:
Marshall JVM 410H
Marshall YJM100
Mesa Boogie Mark V
Marshall 1960B w.Celestion G12T-75 & V30
Guitars:
-Fender stratocaster FSR -Gilmoure custom.
-Fender stratocaster JB sig'
-Vigier Excalibur Shawn Lane sig'
-EBMM John Petrucci 6 (Piezzo, matching headstock)
-PRS SE Semihollow natuarl color - bareknuckles
-Ibanez SV5470 Desertburst - Suhr ssh+\ssv pups
-Yamaha CG100 classical guitar
byrdparis is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-08-2013, 09:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
MKB
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,268
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.
MKB is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-08-2013, 10:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 72
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!)
80sTone likes this.
Clyde Billt is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-08-2013, 11:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
TwinACStacks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: DETROIT Suburbs
Posts: 14,822
Re: Heavily Modified Marshalls

Is there any other kind?

TWIN
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by triftstrassa View Post
Are you retarted?
Quote: longfxukxnhair
I knew they were wrong. I can find my ass with both hands

Jm D1 Trusted by more musicians than Fed Ex

Want to make GOD laugh? Tell him about your plans.
TwinACStacks is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-09-2013, 05:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Mosher Zone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Glenrothes, Scotland
Posts: 871
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.
Mosher Zone is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:52 AM.


Find us on Facebook!   Follow us on Twitter!

Our Network: PRS Guitar Forum | Luthier Forum | SG Guitar Forum | Les Paul Forum | Music Gear Forum | 7 String Guitar Forum | Acoustic Guitar Forum

MarshallForum proudly supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Copyright © 2005-2014, MarshallForum.com. All Rights Reserved.