Worth a shot?

Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by Easton55, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. Easton55

    Easton55 Member

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    Just wondering if anyone else would risk buying a head that they cannot actually try out first. I have a shot at a JCM2000 DSL100w, used of course but it's an online deal quite a ways away from me. So therefore, no returns on any problems. They're asking around $1000 CN, while new of that caliber is almost 3 times that. Need some opinions from anyone. Thanks!
     
  2. marshallmellowed

    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    No, never buy and amp without trying it, unless it's from someone you know that can guarantee the amp works, or unless it's through a system that includes buyer protection. Just my opinion, but you asked.
     
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    If they say money back if DOA.
     
  4. LP121

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    See if you can get them to post a demo on YT or something.
     
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    jimmyjames Well-Known Member

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    I'd leave that one alone :hmm:
     
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    Ghostman Well-Known Member

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    If you want to drive 16 hours I know of a great JCM2000 DSL100 for sale. ;)

    lol
     
  7. Easton55

    Easton55 Member

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    Thanks all. The YT idea I never thought of, may be a way to go. Will think on it some more.
    And thanks Ghostman, if I ever head your way I'll be sure to give you a shout, lol.
     
  8. spacerocker

    spacerocker Well-Known Member

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    No - never buy an amp without trying it!

    I bought my JVM based on the rave reviews I had heard about it. I plugged it in and was pleased with the versatility, the separate channels, the buldt-in reverb - and was reasonably pleased with the crunch tone - until I did a back to back comparison with my 2203!.....

    I have since spent several years tweaking and modding it to make it sound like the 2203 (which it now does - only more so!....)

    But would I have bought it if I had played through it first? Hard to say - possibly not?......
     
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    El Gringo Well-Known Member

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    no no no , only from a trusted source with a return policy ,there is so much that can happen and you have to protect yourself .
     
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    Unless you can fix it yourself. :hbang:
     
  11. soundboy57

    soundboy57 Well-Known Member

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    Don't waste your time. Been there. DSL 100 looked mint, had runaway
    bias issues and had neither the time or patience to mess with it. Sold it to a tech at a loss to get rid of it.

    At the price he is asking, that is crazy without a return policy.
    If it was $400 or less, might be worth a risk.
    I paid $400 for mine, and it still wasn't worth it...

    If you don't care about a few tolex scuffs, those heads are still
    available for $500 all day long in perfect working order.
    They made a bazillion of them.

    My two cents.
     
  12. dreyn77

    dreyn77 Well-Known Member

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    do you let numbers control your life?

    extra thinking because of numbers and systems?
    no thanks!
    that's not living. eventually the numbers are still here in existance and your not.
    have a think about it.
     

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