The best Marshall amp ever....

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  1. Paramedic006

    Paramedic006 New Member

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    I thought this would be an interesting thread. What does everyone consider the best Marshall amp ever made and why? Are some better than others? I have a JCM2000 2003 model DSL100 and I think its a great amp. I have also seen on the threads that it depends on numerous things such as tubes, tube combos, transformers, ptp, pcb, mods. That you can have the same model amp but from from one to the other they are different. Also seems that I have seen that most Marshall amps have issues that are common to their respective model.
     
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    I like the DSLs. Great amps. My favorite? I just have a list of amps I like. The DSL is up there with the Jubilee, JCM800 2204, JTM45.
     
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    That's because in they buy in bulk and use what is there and those components can vary in value ratings but still be within a usable range. where as some Boutique guys check every component that will go on the board
     
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    LPMarshall hack Well-Known Member

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    Oh that's easy...a JCM 900 2500 w/ EL34's.
     
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    rockinr0ll New Member

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    Early Marshall amplifiers all the way! W00t!
     
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    thrawn86 Well-Known Member

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    I'd be pushing it to say the DSL line is the best, over the 800's, so probably the 800 and the DSL second for versatility. 800's are in so much rock music.
     
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    EVHs old plexi...
     
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    Page's SLP-1959 which was modded with KT-88's so he could have 200 watts.

    I like my DSL. Its not the worlds number one amp, but I really like mine. You can get a lot of desirable tones.
     
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    Best for what? The little battery amp is best for picnics.

    I love my DSL 50, but the 800 series are great, the VM's are great, plexi's are great..."best" is a silly notion. You're better off asking which Marshalls to avoid....like a Mode 4 if you play in an apartment or an SLX if you play country music.

    Ken
     
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    I play a DSL100, but for all time...

    JCM800 for lower/medium gain rock tones.
    Jubilee for higher gain rock tones.

    The JCM800 just has that perfect crunchy but round Marshall tone that you hear on so many great recordings; everything from Guns N' Roses to Thin Lizzy.

    The Jubilee has that great JCM800 reminiscent sound but takes it into the stratosphere. The JCM900 does a great job also, but it just doesn't have the balls of a cranked Jubilee ;)
     
  12. Paramedic006

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    You are right Ken. I forgot about the battery powered Marshall. Its great when I am on duty and can't bring a big amp. Also correct in the rewording of which Marshall's we should stay away from.
     
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    I'd say the 6100 30th anniversary series is the best sounding versatile marshall, at least a hell of a lot better than the DsL. Just my opinion though

    as far as "the best one" for my style it is definitely the JCM 800 2203 with 6550's. After that I'd have to say the Vintage Modern 2466. I love the sound of the plexis also, but just way too damn loud an unpractical for a player like myself.
     
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    JMP-1 xD
     
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    The Jubilee sounds nothing like a JCM800.... nothing.
     
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    jcmjmp Well-Known Member

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    Yes, great to have the opinion on the best Marshall from someone that has never even played through the one he thinks is the best! :lol: or even ever played through a Marshall.:confused:
     
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    dude, I have played through marshalls before xD DSLs TSLs and just a little on the jmp-1 but only on the clean channel.

    The worse one was the TSL
     
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    Yes, of course... What was I thinking?!
     
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    I'm sure a TSL that's defective (way out of bias) sounds like crap..but a propertly set up TSL is a great professional amp.

    Ken
     
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    better than those 900's at least, huh, Ken?!:)
     

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