1980 JMP 2203 vs Mesa Dual Rec Multi Watt

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  1. em07189

    em07189 Active Member

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    Yes i think that with chinese preamp tubes the mesa can sound like this, i have tryed them in my DR, but I didnt like in the DR, the best tubes for the DR and Marshall amps also, was electro harmonix 12AX7 from the early 2000 production dates.

    My DR preamp is like this, and i iked a lot:
    V1-Electro harmonix 12AX7
    v2-Mullard reissue 12AX7
    V3 -RFT 12AX7
    V4- the stock Mesa labeled JJ 12AX7
    V5- Elctro harmonix 12ax7
     
  2. Kelia

    Kelia Well-Known Member

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    There is something wrong with that Marshall?!.......man this is one of the best Marshall I have ever heard !.....it has an awesome tone and Blake is a member here and you can hear the same amp here below with no pedals and hear for yourself how good it sounds !......I'd be on my knees to buy this head really!

     
  3. Bxlxaxkxe

    Bxlxaxkxe Active Member

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    RFTs are nice and gainy. But I will also say that it’s a very responsive amp so it’s all about your hands, especially your picking hand. Play aggressively and you get aggression coming out. Finesse it and it purrs right back.
     
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    SonVolt Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    So does that extra gain stage and Jose clipping mod :cool:
     
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  5. proxy

    proxy Well-Known Member

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    When I think about JMP 2203 i think more like this sample...
     
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  6. Matthews Guitars

    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

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    The Rectos were designed from the start to pick up where the Marshalls left off. And they do that, very well. I have a Dual Rec and there are times when it's the amp I wan to play, when I'm in a very high gain mood. But I'm more likely to plug into my 2203 at any given time. It's just a friendlier, happier amp and much more responsive to guitar volume adjustments and playing feel.

    I respect both for somewhat different reasons.
     
  7. Kelia

    Kelia Well-Known Member

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    I respect your taste and the one you posted is a fine amp for sure but the low mid bark the other one has is what I prefer but it may be just me !........perfect place to share our taste ! thanks for posting !
    :cheers:
     
  8. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I prefer this one, the one @proxy posted. More organic and articulate to my ears.
     
  9. proxy

    proxy Well-Known Member

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    Marshall JMP just like any other Marshall must have a crunch.
    In original post here Marshall sounds like Mesa packed up with mud lost in it with no crunch.
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  10. NMV87

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    Both sound great to me, just slightly different flavours. Also there is nothing wrong with using a slight boost on these amps, definitely helps tighten the low end for that type of music. Especially if using single coil pickups.
     

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