NAD: ‘80 Marshall JMP 1987 50 Watt Head

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  1. WholeLottaGlove

    WholeLottaGlove Active Member

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    I’ve been eyeing this amp for a while and finally pulled the trigger. I was between a Bogner Shiva, Orange Rockerverb and a 2204, but decided on this. Haven’t had a chance to play it yet but it looks amazing. To my eye, it looks pretty stock. Maybe someone could chime in, if not. I’m mainly looking to use this for cleans (ducking ;)) and a pedal platform, but will most likely get a master volume installed through tone of the speaker outs. From most accounts, this head is loud and could probably benefit from a MV. I have one night shift to get through then I’m going home to wake some neighbors!!!
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    HNAD, looks great, Congrats
     
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    HNAD, that is a bad ass amp, I love the 4 hole 50 watters, my reason for buying an origin 50H, then I had to grab a spare.:fever:
    Cheers Mitch
     
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    Cool! Congrats and HNMAD! :applause: :rock: :dude: :headbanger:
     
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    Congratulations! Beautiful amp. Looks to be in very fine shape.
    :headbanger::jam:
     
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    I just noticed the four hole input. I have a '79 and a '77 but both have only two inputs. Whats the difference between the two ? Did they come from the factory that way ?
     
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    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    I use the first tube version with my VOX and Ampeg non-master volume amplifiers. Awesome pedal!

     
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    Very nice, happy new amp day!
     
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    You lucky dog! Congrats on landing the amp of all amps.
    BP
     
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    One is master volume, one is not
    other then that I cannot elaborate on! But both excellent amps!
    Cheers Mitch
     
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    Beautiful amp! It looks completely stock to me but better to hear from some of the more knowledgeable folks here. I had a 1980 2204 that sounded fantastic. Though a reversible MV won't hurt the amp, if you're going for a pedal platform, you might find the amp adequate as is. Getting it to the verge of breakup and pushing it with a good overdrive and boost yields great results with these circuits. Yes you won't be slamming the PI and output stage so it's a bit different, but still very much Marshall flavor. Either way you go you won't be disappointed.
     
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    Thanks guys! Gotta chance to play this morning.. hands down the best clean of any Marshall I’ve ever played. Maybe the best clean I’ve ever played, including the Shiva and a Twin I’ve owned. Just fat, complex cleans. This is going to be a fantastic pedal platform.

    My TS style pedal sounds great, but I need a great distortion pedal for this amp. @67Mopar mentioned the Zen.. any others?
     
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    BE overdrive, SD1, joyo ultimate drive,, and believe it or not a mxr 10 band eq!
    Cheers Mitch
     
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    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    Crowther Double Hot Cake.
     
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    I ended up going to the local Guitar Center and seeing new MXR Super Badass pedals on sale for $79.99. Picked one up and it sounds really good! I might buy a Friedman DS pedal used locally, but I thought I’d try the Badass first. It lives up to its name... badass!
     
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    Hate myself for saying it but I would've gone for the Shiva. Sorry...... Then again if the Marshall does just what you want fine. With the Bogner you just get more options is all.
     
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    Very nice
     
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  19. The Dose of Harmony

    The Dose of Harmony Well-Known Member

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    Hey Mitch the BE + Mxr 10 its bad ass combo weapon you can so much with those two .

    I took of the BE and put a Booster Friedman too very good tones too . I am gonna try soon those on my JMP
     
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    The Dose of Harmony Well-Known Member

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    I only have two days with this amp and the cleans are very good for some reason i like more the low input.

    What tubes are you running El34 or 6550?
     
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