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    The service guy f*cked up my JCM 800

    remove the reverb tank from the amp (unplug it) and see what happens. it's possible a spring came loose in his horse & buggy. if you need to replace the tank, this is an easy/cheap swap.
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    ‘78 JMP 2203 Impedance Selector

    based on your 3rd photo (as I see it, upside-down)......connecting the center to the 12:00 input is 8 ohms..........center to 8:00 is 4-ohms.......center to 4:00 is 16-ohms. It makes more sense with a window on the knob to see the number. Of course, this all assumes the internal wiring is correct.
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    WTB: Dagnall Choke

    as an off-topic, can somebody explain to me like I'm a 5-year old, what's the difference between a choke and a transformer?
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    Variac safety

    Can you turn on an amp without any power tubes and/or pre-amp tubes and do damage? (both, or just power tubes, or just pre-amp tubes) What would happen if you just removed either type?
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    Variac safety

    Why would you want to remove the tubes first? Is this 'needed' If so, just the power tubes, or the pre-amp tubes as well?
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    A question for the older folk

    and yet somehow, MTV out-did themselves and become worse (aka irrelevant)
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    Having bad luck

    you might have a damaged ulnar nerve in your elbow that affects your pinky finger and pinky-side of your ring finger. https://www.verywellhealth.com/ulnar-nerve-conditions-overview-4586755 This will likely go away by itself over time but it'll take a while.I have/had the same thing and it...
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    Hello, I'm James.

    Hello, I've been a big fan of your berries for a long time. 🍓
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    This ought to piss a few of you off…

    I hate when people start talking about pulp variations........but completely ignore the fact that they are 40+ year old speakers which have all been broken in differently. I'd think broken-in versus non-broken-in would sound WAY more different than pulp. I can confirm that the blackbacks have...
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    HELP THIS IDIOT

    it's good that you fixed it, to see if you can, but I'd personally never put this is any amp, or at least any decent amp of value......especially if a new one can be obtained for $15.
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    Marshalls JCM800 2203/2204 or dual channels 2205/22010?

    this is true, but I don't think it's a bad thing to have this discussion saved for years & years, for posterity. Maybe somebody 14 years from now will stumble upon this. I've already searched for things that turned out to be from forums form the early 2000's and the information was still useful.
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    What ODs Are You Guys Using in Front of Your Marshalls

    Strictly overdrive speaking (no true distortion or fuzz), I like using a Maxon OD-9, and a Boss Blues Driver, but I think a lot of people are talking about using a transparent overdrive that doesn't color the tone. There are lots of those out there. I've heard good things about the MXR Sugar...
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    Sound difference between 900 DR and SL-X

    yea, I've owned one for decades, keep fresh, properly-biased tubes, and play through several different speaker pairs, and it's great, very versatile. I can't believe they came out 30 years ago, that's about the same time when the first marshalls came out relative to the release of the JCM900...
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    I want to fatten up the tone of my stock 2203.

    If you don't want to mod anything......try using different speakers, this will make a difference. A darker speaker would be a Celestion Redback. They're definitely darker than greenbacks, or especially Vintage 30's, g12T-75's, etc.
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    Humans on the Moon again?

    i can't believe it takes them years to do something that was already done 50 years ago. maybe the next test is to see if ants can sort tiny screws in space.


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