Sold the Jubilee....

Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by Adrian R, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. plexilespaul

    plexilespaul Well-Known Member

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    never A B 'd them ...heard them individually. the caps were changed to F&T five yeas ago . Santiago says the trannies are the same but he means they same specs and I believe him from an electrical point of view but still they are a different beast in my book.
    I sold my jubilee head and cab not long ago so I am not biased towards them and IMHO they are one of the best marshalls out there..
     
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    Just got through with a 2 hour session on my Jubilee. It's not going anywhere. :uk:
     
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    The SJ can do Hot Rod Plexi and JCM 800 tones? I always thought the SJ was a little dark to do 800 tones and never heard anything that sounded like hot rod Plexi. However, if it can do both then this would be the perfect amp for me.
     
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    Think Guns and Roses tones:) also 70's crunch rhythm clip
     
  5. wolfpack

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    Yep, I have that same thought every time I plug into the 2555x.
    It just delivers something unique none of my other amps has.

    Bogner Helios 50
    Budda Twinmaster
    Fender Brownface Deluxe
    Hiwatt DR103
    Komet Constellation
    Marshall DSL50
    Marshall JCM800 2203x
    Marshall JCM900 MKIII
    Marshall '72 JMP50
    Marshall JTM1
    Marshall Major
    Marshall Origin 50
    Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555x
    Marshall '71 Super Tremolo
    Mesa Mark III Coliseum
    Mesa Tremoverb
    Orange OR80
    Orange Rocker 30
    Supro Black Magick
    Vox AC30 TBX
     
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    nix_gibby Active Member

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    Oh my God, how you use all these amps
     
  7. Goldfinger

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    The SJ has a plate-driven tone stack, which makes a difference. The SJ is one amp - the JCM800 is another. Choose the one that works best for you. The SJ has a low-mid character that you may not like. If you're playing 80's type stuff, you may prefer something with upper-mid character. The JCM800 is one of the greatest amplifiers ever built. If I had the space, I would own a JCM800, a '72 Super Lead, and my SJ. :)
     
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    JacksonCharvelAddict Well-Known Member

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    I think about selling my 2555x. Not because I don't like it but because I could use the money.
     
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    That is partially why I sold mine. Needed to feed other hobbies. Plus I made about $400.00 on it. It was the amp I played through the least. Plus, it didn't sustain like my DSL does in it's lead channel. The DSL was a more modern in which I prefer for gigging.
     
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    The only thing that really annoys me about the 2555x is the shared gain and eq. There are work arounds but if I ever played a gig I would probably just run a kemper profile through the loop. The thing is when I hit the lead channel with a boost I get that old school thrash sound effortlessly. That was a sound I was not able to get out of the DSL.
     
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    The big difference in all these new amps is diode clipping . Tube clipping is softer than diode.
     
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    Dude. with the new iron and choke, the right tubes/bias the DSL's red channel is better then the Jube man... imo...with a boost..more gain, bright, fast and intense... The green crunch channel with boost is similar the 2204.. You can't beat a DSL 100 set up right...HP organic tone.
     
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    no way! not my old dsl 40, jubilee is voiced much better and a better crunch/red channel.
     
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    Dude. with the new iron and choke, the right tubes/bias the DSL's red channel is better then the Jube man... imo...with a boost..more gain, bright, fast and intense... The green crunch channel with boost is similar the 2204.. You can't beat a DSL 100 set up right...HP organic to
    For you perhaps, but keep in mind I am speaking about the 100w head... It may be different, and with the upgraded transformers and choke...makes a difference. The DSL is warmer and has more clean gain, assuming it is set up right.
     
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    Hate when that happens...lol
     
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    I didnt read about the mods sorry:)
     
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    Dude, I was using the Jube as a two channel I amp. I would run the amp in comp mode, or whatever they call it, knob pulled out. I'd boost that mode, and then switch to the lead channel only for solos with the lead master set up higher for more volume. I could find a comfortable compromise, but it wasn't ideal. I did the same thing with the DSL, but with the DSL it is a true two channel amp with a separate master volume. It works better in that configuration, and with the mods, sounds every bit as good.. The JVM is even more suited for live gigging two master volumes per mode... The Jube had to go. I tried boosting through the loop, which worked great with an eq, but I don't like using an FX loop..just more cables to step on while on stage...
     
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    On the jube combo output master maxed or at 8 worked great crunch and lead. Lead master at 7
     
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    I love my 2555x but if i was playing out i would more than likely default to the 6100 just for the ease of having three independent channels with separate eq's. In my jam room it's Jube most of the time lately.
     
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    Think I like the lead master cranked for the neck pup on my Hendrix strat, its more dynamic loud:) output at 9 what are you guys running these at?
     

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