About Integrated Bass System amps...

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  1. Stracci

    Stracci New Member

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    The Integrated Bass System line of amps contains the...

    3510 (100W) bass head
    3520 (200W) bass head
    3530 (300W) bass head
    3540 (400W) bass head
    3560 (600W) bass head

    Now aside from the obvious power differences, I've seen photos of all these models of IBS amps and I've noticed that some have more features then others.

    I've heard the 3530 and I love it, I want to get one but they're hard to find. I've seen the other models floating around so if they produce the same sound Im definitely going to get one.

    So my question is do all the other models sound like the 3530? Or is every single one unique?

    And if they are all the same, at what level does each amp break up? I want to get a mid ranged overdriven distortion sound, and to do that I need to get the amp loud enough that its no longer clean and breaks up. I want the amp to break up in a normal band situation, so 120db break up point is not ideal.

    Any help at all is very appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. DSL100 Dude

    DSL100 Dude New Member

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    ? Are we talking Marshall's?

    I am only aware of the mighty VBA and the MB series.
     
  3. Stracci

    Stracci New Member

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    yeah, we're talking about Marshalls.

    The Integrated Bass System series was part of the solid state amp line, they came out soon after the JCM800 series.They where like an evolved version of the solid state JCM800's.
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    800's were solid state?
     
  5. Stracci

    Stracci New Member

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    There are 800 series tube amps and 800 series solid states. Tube came first though, pretty sure the solid states where less popular.
     
  6. AdamR

    AdamR Active Member

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    I had one of these years ago. I believe it was 400 watts, It was solid state. Had just an EQ and volume knob if I remember. I ran it through a pair of Carvin cabs,. It was loud and sounded great.
     
  7. Stracci

    Stracci New Member

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    Im guessing not much is known about these amps?
     
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    There are no JCM800 solid state amps.
    I have a JCM800 Bass Series.
    It's a great amp for both bass and guitar.
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I didn't think JCM800's were ever solid state...
     
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    These are kinda like solid state JCM 800's

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    Hi, I really need some info. I am repairing an IBS 5510 for a customer. It's got a blown transformer (Drake 7-200/6). Since it's an 80s model, I need to find a suitable replacement.
    Could anyone tell me the secondary voltage of the tranny and also the power rating required (VA)?

    Appreciate any feedback and many thanks.
     
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  12. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands Well-Known Member

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    Well, since this thread is bumped, might as well join in...

    From what I believe, the Mosfet 100 was part of the SS JCM800 line.
     
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    I've got a 3505 (microstack bass version-30 watts) and i can't get shit for breakup. it's cool for slaving a Lead 12 micro into so i've got more power, and ok for me practicing bass, alone, but great tone with gritty breakup? fogittabottit. if the ibs stuff is anything like this (looks about the same, has a 35xx model #, so...) then i'd say if you want dirt for your bass, get an ampeg svt.
     
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    I'm currently selling my Marshall 3520 head (1 knob missing). Marshall 1518 2x8" 100w at 16 ohm and the 1550 15" 250w at 8 ohm speakers

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    Devon UK £250 ono if there's any interest
     

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