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    Not an easy one this but I would never sell.

    My estimate is £1000 - £1500

    JMP Mark 2 Master Model MV100

    Had it since 1984 and was gigged to death and in poor nick cosmetically and electronically.

    Think it is 1976 (may be 75 or 74). It looks like the Lizzy Jailbreak amp and sounds like it.

    I am told that Marshall were fishing about in the parts bin making amps in the 70's. Mine has the little metal switches not the rockers and the gold metal vent grille on top instead of the black plastic one and no plastic corner piece protectors, so cosmetically it looks about 1972 or 73.

    I had it fully restored 10 years ago by a local lad Martin Ballinger. Martin is a time served Milton Keynes trained Marshall engineer and has set up his own business since then, Stoneham Amplification building bespoke, hand wired, high quality early Marshall inspired amplifiers. So I know that my amp restoration ticks all of the right boxes.
    It sits in pride of place in my music room, for convenience I gig a nice early AVT150 combo, really nice tone for a solid state power amp

    More gain for an old Super Lead or early MV?

    Simple, just add a 70's or 80's Tube Screamer. Amp gain on 5 + the TS. Fab fab , raunch and Bonnamassa/EVH levels of sustain and tonal control. Maxon made them for Ibanez. I had the TS808 as a kid but the footswitch broke. still have the TS9 and TS10
     
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    PS - the gaffa tape is a bit crude I know but those impedance selector plugs used to rattle around and fall out mid song leaving you red faced ha ha :D The voltage selector to the right is hardwired to 240 as sadly I never got successful enough to go to the States :(
     
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    Thank you sir....
     
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    Mmm.. lovely. The sweet TS9, perfect garnish for any vintage Marshall :):)
     
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    We're collecting history, that amp goes into the book.
     
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    Thank you so much young man. It has a history of being a bit of an unloved cobbled together thing using old bits from the back of the warehouse thing when Marshall were a bit on their uppers in the mid 70's before the comeback with JCM800. But you know what? I love it. It has all of the clean natural raunch of a Superlead 100 Circa Hendrix and can blow a wall down from 400 yards. TS9 is it's perfect natural partner
     
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    Well actually I'm the 2nd oldest guy in the forum :lol:
    But we love these transition amps, they are 1/2 + 1/2.
    It is 1/2 super lead and 1/2 800.
    I'm not sure how much it's worth but pretty hard to find one.
     
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    EL34's and ECC83's I believe? you will know better than me. Not a fan of "replacement" valve "upgrades" if I am honest. Changes the bias and ruins the natural tone IMHO
     
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    I'm not sure if it's EL34 or 6550, need to open it up and see.
     
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    Don't care about it's value, never let it go
    Funnily enough, I was never really a fan of JCM800's
    I know that they are revered as a classic by modern rock players and have gain and sustain in abundance but I just found them a bit "fizzy" with respect.
    Perhaps I am just a bit of an old fart! ha ha :)
     
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    Also, I picked up a very early JCM900 100W twin channel head mint in 1990 for £150 and gigged it for a year but had to sell when I was broke.
    Damn that was a brilliant amp ! bummer :confused::confused::confused:
     
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    The great thing is that Martin wanted to keep it as original as possible. Everything on the fascia apart from the knobs are as when it left the factory. The Tolex, the gold piping, the switches, the original logo, the lettering, the little on off light, the plastic screws surrounding the inputs, ALL ORIGINAL
    Happy days :):):):)
     
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