Check this out: A *1997* JCM 800 2203

Adrian R

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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."

They must of had the correct speced transformers of that era too. The problem with the 2203X is cheaper transformers..hence the hum reducing control pot...of which blows up..
 

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Yep. I clearly remember in the 90s..man u couldn't give those things away, now? Crazy...
I sold my '84 2204 for less than 350 Euro (calculated from Belgian Frank) in 1998. My 2203 went for a bit more. And that first guy complained afterwards that the tubes were not fresh... Go figure..
Damn, I should have kept the 2203. I have seen my amp reappear on 2 occasions with two different bands on stage (I recognize it from a mile away because of some leftover traces where I assembled a TC Electronic parametric eq to it.
 
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GC was around in 97?
I used to shop at Guitar center in 1980 they had been around for a while then they may have been around since the '60s I don't know but like I said I started in 1980 and used to shop their exclusively obviously they didn't have the internet or anything then
 


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