Check this out: A *1997* JCM 800 2203

johan.b

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Simply put, I never knew these amps existed!

Man, I'd love to get one!!

A 1997 2203 that is NOT a reissue!

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What says it's not a reissiue?
... just when i left my tech job at the Scandinavian agent summer of -96 we got a shipment of the first reissues of 2203... I'm not arguing with you, just wondering what make this different?
J
 

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What says it's not a reissiue?
... just when i left my tech job at the Scandinavian agent summer of -96 we got a shipment of the first reissues of 2203... I'm not arguing with you, just wondering what make this different?
J

It's a final production run of the late 80s 2203. The Xers are reissues of the early 80s 2203s...but equipped with an FX loop...and a few other small changes namely the transformers. Imo the originals are better...
 

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According to the "Jim Marshall: The Father of Loud" book by Rich Maloof:

"In 1997, 200 virgin 2203 circuit boards were discovered - and used for limited amp run for the Guitar Center chain. Each head bore a plaque with the GC logo, Jim's signature and the legend "1997 LIMITED EDITION JCM800, FINAL PRODUCTION RUN OF MODEL 2203."
 


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