Sorry, have to exhault!

Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by Adrian R, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. Adrian R

    Adrian R Well-Known Member

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    Damn I LOVE this amp... 86' 2204/50w. So crisp, clear, crunchy and LOUD! Amazing the stones this thing has for only a 50 watter. This probably one of Marshall's greatest amps ever. Such a simple circuit....

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    Yep.lol.:applause:
     
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    Start the reactor... Free Mars!
    Yes the 2204 is one of the best sounding amps ever made.
    Which is why just about everybody copied it (insert competitor name here) :lol:.

    Everybody from Fender to Boogie to Bogner copied this design, and when you hear it you will know why they copied it.
     
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    Adrian R Well-Known Member

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    What's so funny Gunner??? lol
     
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    jmp45 Well-Known Member

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    I have an 88 2204, it is what you say.
     
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    Gunner64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    It wasn't too long ago when I was bragging on my 2204 and you were saying your dsls were pretty much the same, but better. Here I have a new found repect for a properly functioning dsl, and you're loving the 2204. We have come full circle it seems..:)..but my 2204 still kills my dsl..the futtin rawk that comes out of a 2204 is hard to duplicate. And myself, I'd take a 2204 over a 2203 everytime..and I have. Rock on Adrian. Beat that bitch brother.
     
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    Adrian R Well-Known Member

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    I still love the DSL, I'm tellin' ya, the mods made a big difference man..seriously...Hopefully one day you add a choke, and replace the O/T....you'll be sayin the same as me... But what I love about the 2204 is the simplicity...and that it's nice and light, unlike the Jube which weighs a ton...cheap to retube, and easy to work on. It also works really well with pedals and differing preamp tubes really impact the tone...I paid allot of money for this amp..probably more then I should have, but man it's worth it... I will not leave it anywhere, and when I play out with it..it'll never leave my sight. You just cannot easily replace it!
     
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    ^^^^^^^ Uh Yuh! ^^^^^^^ To all posts above!

    Just Sayin'
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    I could see where Adrian’s coming from on the dsl vs 2204. I’ve had a 83’ 2204 and currently have an 84’ 2204. I also have a 2004 jcm 2000 dsl 50 i always felt like the jcm 800 was just ok kinda like chicken and needed pedals whereas the dsl 50 has it all right there. I think I would probably prefer the late 70’s jmp 2204 . Little more warmth with the lower plate voltage.
     
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    I love me some 2204's. Less is more design and sounds like a fire breathing machine. Marshall couldn't have done it better.
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    I'm on board with the 2204. 20181207_083747.jpg
     
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    Gene Ballzz Well-Known Member

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    Well!

    I'd bet that setup can peel the frown off of anyone and replace it with a big ole smile! :dude: Especially the guy playin' that P-90/Marshall goodness! :agreed: It don't get much better than that! :cool:

    As Said, "Less Is Often More!" :cheers:
    Gene
     
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    I’ve got an 87 2204. Fantastic amp.
     
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    Y'all keep exhaulting yourselves like you are is gonna cause me to have GAS again.

    Stop it! :applause:
     
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    I sure like mine :)
     
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    King of crunch
     
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    Agree with everyone. Here's my 90 2204.

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    Yes that's a great amp, looks to be in top nick as well. Its good to see all the 2204's:yesway:

    I love mine too, 1981 2204.
     
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