More JVM questions

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  1. Adrian R

    Adrian R Well-Known Member

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    Red channel on the DSL (OD1) has plenty of gain..no pedal needed, but then I have no solo channel from there without boosting from the loop which I do not like doing. With the 205 I can only assume that it's red channel has to have as much gain as the DSL...but then it has the separate master volume like an older 900 (21/2500).. should work fine. I will be curious to see how this stands up to my modded DSL 100 which to me is one of the best sounding Marshalls I ever heard...especially the red channel one...with the master volume up. No pedal required. I will be curious to see how it stands up to my DSL 100.
     
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    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Yep, can do it by staying on channel 2 and using MV2. I didn't care for the fact that I wouldn't use channel 1 much so I went with the 4 channel.
     
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    A delay is beautiful on this amp also I agree
     
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    I find a DSL a little fizzy sounding like the JCM’s were on higher gain compared to a JVM series. Not that it’s a bad thing just a characteristic of the family line I think.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    I never found the DSL fizzy, I had 2 complaints I didn't like about it the biggest being the shared EQ I could never dial in the channels so I could switch between them, the second was the tone was too scooped for my liking.
     
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    I found this video last night and liked what I heard. It is probably the only video I've found of the JVM that I liked
     
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    Adrian R Well-Known Member

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    Common complaint with the DSL.... easily fixable with a cooler bias.
     
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    Even with the tone shift not engaged?
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Yup
     
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    I would expect so, and will be going for that with my JS, but up front? I thought that would be better in the FX loop.
     
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    I just don't seem to get anything nice out of the FX I might have it too dry on the amp.
     
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    I have no experience with them sadly. It was a toss up between a JVM and my 2203KK at the time of purchase, but I went with the 800 because that was the core sound I really wanted.

    I have played a lot of other heads such as the JCM900, TSL, DSL, 6505+, EVH, Mesa, and Carvin. For a good metal tone they all benefited from an overdrive/boost/EQ depending on the amp. For mellower stuff they are all fine without. So it really just depends IMO what the OP is trying to get it to do.
     
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    I think the JVM probably has more gain than any of the amps you mention! A boost/EQ etc is usually added to drive the amp harder and add more clipping ("gain") - believe me, the JVM OD channels do not need any extra gain! An EQ in the loop is always a good idea, to shape/fine tune the overall tone of the amp - but I do not believe the JVM needs one in front to "push" the amp!
     
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    Make sure it is in the effects loop (not the serial loop) and that the +4/-10 db switch is set correctly for your FX Unit/pedals, Set the "Mix" pot on the amp at 100%, and adjust the mix on the FX...
     
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    So Spacerocker. When you say adjust on the FX - you mean the pedal plugged in to the FX in put?

    Also a Boss delay is that +4 or -10 and how would I know?

    G
     
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    Ok. I did not know a pedal is an FX devise. We live and learn.
     
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    MonstersOfTheMidway Well-Known Member

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    From JVM manual:

    The +4dBu/-10dBV switch allows you to configure the loop for its use with either
    professional equipment (+4dBu setting) or with guitar level effects like effects pedals (-10dBV
    setting).
     
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    Out back always
     
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    Make it wet, no one likes it dry..... are we still talking about amps here?
     
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    Dammit Jim, I'm just a doctor. You can't expect me to read the manual. What's next, stopping to ask for directions ?!?!?
    (Thanks)
     
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