1977 JMP 2x12 Combo help

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  1. h45

    h45 New Member

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    I am looking at a late 70's JMP combo. The guy says "no mods", but it has new tubes, grill cloth, logo and Celestion Heritage speakers.

    Would those "mods" hurt the value at all? I'm guessing not much, but wanted to hear your guys' opinions first.

    I had a 70's JMP head in the late 80's I loved (but sold in 1989) and now have a DSL 40 with Celestion 12M-65 (which I really like).

    Since the guy lives 80 miles from me, I would like to hear your opinions on the combo. I'm just looking for another amp with that 70's vibe to keep upstairs.

    Thanks for your help!
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    Mine was a 1978 MV 2104, should have never sold it.
     
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    I wonder how many times guitarists say those 5 words Mitch?
     
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    Depends on your intent, will it be merely for light playing and an investment? Or are you looking for a workhorse with tone and mods that were done correctly? I guess at some point the caps and stuff need to be updated. I bought a 4211 jcm 800 combo 2x12 and i love it. Gain for days and just a great sounding amp.
     
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    Mor gadam times than we care to admit :agreed::cheers:
     
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    Keep looking Mitch. Someone somewhere will part with one soon.
     
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    Yea that they will, but at 3x the amount I sold mine for. That was the reason I bought the last dsl40c was because it reminds me of my old amp, lol . Cheers Mitch
     
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    Keep focused like a laser on those speakers buddy! :agreed:
     
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    Oohh my brother I am.
     
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  10. h45

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    Light playing and investment. Don't plan on gigging.
     
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    I think it should be an enjoyable investment you should move forward. I plan on keeping my classics ,consigned to my posterity, who might develop a desire for wielding loudness.
     
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    Every amp needs new tubes eventually. Grille cloth can be inexpensively changed back with reissue checker cloth. Celestion 'Heritage' are great speakers for replacements in a classic JMP combo whose original speakers might have been worn out, or ruined, IMO.

    So it all boils down to what his asking price is. I'm in the process of fixing up my own JMP 2x12 combo, & though it's not there yet, I'm optimistic, & happy to own a piece of Rock history.
     
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    Mine's been modded a bit, but nothing horrific that can't be changed back. Instead of restoring it to a 'Lead & Bass' like a museum piece, I'm swapping out the few board components to run it as a 'Lead' 'model 1987' spec. Same exact circuit architecture, just a few alternate component values. All the 'Lead & Bass' combos I heard on YouTube were a bit weak/tame compared to the 'Lead models'.

    It's at the thread: 'My 1976 Lead & Bass Combo'

    http://www.marshallforum.com/threads/my-1976-lead-bass-combo.100156/page-2
     
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