Nad : 1964 Marshall Jtm45 Replica! Best One You've Ever Seen! (pic-heavy)

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  1. Beano Addict

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    Full disclosure, I'm SO stoked about this I just had top register on this and another forum to share this one with my fellow gearheads!

    This project has been a whole YEAR in the making! Before anybody asks, the builder wishes to remain anonymous as he's a good friend of mine.

    Why did it take so long? Firstly, I wanted this to be as accurate (within reason) and therefore wanted to get the most specific parts possible, down to the right color of the turret board. Some parts were so scarce that it took quite a bit of doing to get a hold of them.

    Below is a list of its components ;

      • Phenolic turret board material
      • Pink wire where vintage correct
      • NOS Philips Mustard capacitors
      • NOS Piher resistors & carbon comps
      • NOS McMurdo tube sockets
      • NOS Belling Lee fuse holder
      • RIFA capacitors
      • Vintage LEMCO capacitors
      • Cliff Jacks & PEC pots
      • Period-correct black V knobs
      • Custom-made head cabinet with replica Radiospares "Vynair" fabric and smooth "Morroco" tolex
      • ANOS GEC KT66 mid-50s grey glass tubes
      • ANOS RCA grey long plate 12AX7 (V1)
      • ANOS RFT 12AX7 (V2)
      • NOS Mullard Blackburn 5AR4/GZ34 rectifier (JJ in the pic but it's changed)
      • Larry Grounding scheme
      • Marshall "coffin" logo (dull)
      • Period-correct handle & brackets
      • MetroAmp JTM45 Aluminium Chassis
      • Alumimark Custom-Built Metallic face and backplates with proper logos
      • Merren Drake OT
      • Merren PT
      • Marstran 20H choke (period-correct)
    Now, onto the pics! I'm no pro photographer,but I gave it my best shot. Even added a closeup of the cloth. To see all of the pics including some of the inside, click on this link ;

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/144376522@N02/sets/72157674459456260

    Here are some samples.

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    How does it sound? In a word, AMAZING! Glorious is another one I'd use. It's the type of sound that just excites you about playing. All of those classic sounds are in there. I'll be picking up some recording gear in the near future so I can make recordings of this beast. For now, you'll just have to trust me.

    What a beauty inside and out! Haven't been pumped about gear like this for a loooong time.
     
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  2. stickyfinger

    stickyfinger Active Member

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    Sorry, the replica one post below this is slightly better ;) !! All kidding aside wonderful build enjoy!
     
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  3. Beano Addict

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    Beautiful amp that looks REALLY familiar :). Good for you, I bet it does sound great...
     
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    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to say the amp is gorgeous. Why I was on the thread to begin with. Love vintage Marshall.
     
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    neikeel Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is a beautiful piece of work with high quality components with a hybrid of early cosmetics (63/64) and later spec iron (66) with modern appointments of decent output selector and modern IEC plug. With Larry grounding there are no safety concerns as the mains and HT are tied.
    Play and enjoy!
     
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    Absolutely beautiful! Congrats. :applause:
     
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  8. Beano Addict

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    I'd love to make a matching cab but the chances of landing enough cloth to make one is next to nil.

    If anybody has any contacts in that regard, please PM me!
     
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    That's why I used the EC Collins cloth. I have an original piece of Vynair for a headbox, but it wouldn't match up with my cabinet, so..
    I still have it.
     
  10. Beano Addict

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    If you'd like to sell it, PM me. I have a couple of friends who might nevertheless be interested in buying it from you.
     
  11. Beano Addict

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    It was brought to my attention that only external shots were visible to most people.

    I've fixed this. Feel free to look at the internal shots, now!
     
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    I was gonna point that out, but didn't want to mention it :)
    Ray D. did my headbox. Great guy, too.
     
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  14. Beano Addict

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    While I appreciate this being brought up, the difference is so microscopically minute that I'm OK with leaving it as-is. I'll keep that in mind for my next build, though. ;)
     
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  15. S.Marshall

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    Very Nice!!
     
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    Just looked at the internal pics; wonderful job!
     
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  17. soundboy57

    soundboy57 Well-Known Member

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    Mine has all that stuff, and the serial number is my birthday....but I have half the thread views...

    Mods....can I rewrite my title to say mine is the super duper nicest you have ever seen? :lol:

    Just kidding:)
     
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    Easy goes it my friends. Each amp was built as requested and they are both top notch work. Each person had things that were important to them and both are absolutely phenomenal. Unique, one of a kind and tone nirvana.
     
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    I totally agree, just poking fun:)
     
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    You know. I have to say, the build replicas that Mike has done just may be the next Blockheads someday.
    These amps are just a work of art. Neater than Marshall ever did, but so what.
    I would love to hear your amp someday, but pretty sure we are many states away. It would be fun to crank yours and mine and compare the chime and dirt.
    These amps are just begging for a good pedal, too. I use a Lovepedal Purple Plexi on mine, or Rockcrusher attenuator.
    The pedal is the best I have heard for nailing the old tone with girth and dynamics. Just insane fun to let it wail.

    Beautiful amps for sure.
     
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