First Post: Wanting to get a Marshall Finally!

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  1. Simmons67

    Simmons67 Member

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    So always been more of a Gilmour type tone guy, clean amp with pedals for dirt. My amps seem to be more of the Fender BF or Tweed type. Right now I have a 67 Deluxe Reverb and a Swart SST 30 head. But I have always wanted a Marshall for that good old fashion rock n roll tone straight through the amp.

    So I have been looking at the JTM 1987 early models and have had people say the pre 73 ones should be had for under 2,000 yet everywhere I look it is much higher. Then I am considering the 1987X and via Reverb have found some more in the 1,500-1,900 range. Just having that analysis paralysis in regards to which way I should go if you know what I mean. Even considered the 1959 as well or boutique as well. I know this is a LOUD amp but I would use a UA OX with it.

    I have been wanting to maybe occasionally move from my Helix to a real amp on stage when I play on Sunday in the PW band. I love to bring out a little more harder edge tone sometimes from the typical PW tone you usually hear just to keep it fresh.

    I do have a great amp tech guy here in Austin so I am not scared to get the older vintage ones but really don't want to pay the high high prices if a reissue is not much different.
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Welcome aboard new MF'r and good luck deciding on your new Marshall amp!!!
     
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    Ufoscorpion Well-Known Member

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    Vintage modern worth considered, not too many sheets either .
     
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    marshalltsl Well-Known Member

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    :welcome: To the forum
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    Take a look on the Marshall VintageModern range. Seems a JTM but It has more features.
     
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    :welcome: to a great Place

    Take a look at the SV20 series , Not a JTM but Close enough
     
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    This rules out the non master volume early 1987's in my opinion. "I have been wanting to maybe occasionally move from my Helix to a real amp on stage"
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum
    I am biased but I would go with the 1987X.
    Good luck on your amp choice, most Marshall amps will give you the edge you are looking for.
    Cheers
    Mitch
     
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    Welcome a board, mate!

    I'd look into a vintage 2203 or 2204...M2C.
     
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    Hello !!!
     
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    2203X, just plug and play, no pedals needed for dirt, fx loop usage optional.
     
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    Rumor has it some old guys on this forum are hoarding a pile of old Marshalls, making it harder and harder to get them, so the prices have been skyrocketing.............

    Nothing wrong with some of the newer amps. But, I'm pretty sure the sound guy will no longer like you when you show up with a 1959.
     
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    48 Marshall amps is not an UN-reasonable number, no hoarding here...:lol:
     
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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    Wanting to get a Marshall Finally!

    Try to be less irrational. :drunk: Geth yer compultions undr cntroll!
     
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    If you're looking at the 1987x, I'd recommend going with a newer one. I've had older ones, and aside from them not having an FX loop, they didn't sound "better" (IMO). If you go with a newer JTM, they still do not have FX loops. I added a Metro zero loss loop to mine, because I wanted a loop. Also, as already mentioned, you might look at the SV20, which is a 20w version of a 1959. It has a decent FX loop and sounds very good, only on a smaller scale than the 1987x.
     
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    Welcome aboard :yesway: Considered boutique? You gotta try a Carr Mercury V.
     
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    I would love to have a Carr Mercury V amp.
    But unfortunately I can not afford at it the moment
     
  18. Kelia

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    Welcome to the forum,:welcome:
    Such a great place with awesome members !

    I would go with the JTM50 reissue , it has a loop, tube rectifier and master volume !

    Oh my bad !......thought they reissued that one ! :confused:
    Oh well.
     
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    The first one is the hardest
     
  20. pulsonicsound

    pulsonicsound Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!

    I’d go Vintage personally, the resale is a little easier if you want to change your mind/want a different amp.

    The later(mid to late 80s) jcm800 amps are still really affordable, the 2210 or the 50w version of that can be had for £600/£700 I bought one for £700 fully serviced a month ago(see photo below), it doesn’t cost that much to send them out to the states if that’s where your based, the jcm800 combos are also pretty good bang for buck!



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