Getting antsy to let my ‘78 JMP 2204 go....

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  1. shooto

    shooto Well-Known Member

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    Thinking about Friedman Dirty Shirley 40...maybe because it walks the JTM line a little more

    Anyone gonna talk me out of it?

    anything else that should be on my radar?

    thanks!
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Whats the Friedman do better than the Marshall?
     
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    It’s based on the JTM...like a hot-rodded JTM...it’s looser, saggier...from others experiences and my own...I’m kinda looking for that...

    I have more of that in the VM, but that’s a 100w that I don’t want to deal with on a daily basis...plus the DS has a better MV than the VM
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Easy decision, keep the JMP, get rid of the VM, get the DS. Thank me later.
     
  5. MonstersOfTheMidway

    MonstersOfTheMidway Well-Known Member

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    Dump the JMP, do whatever you want with the VM, and get the DS; it sounds like you'll be happied with the DS.
     
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    Wrong answer.

    Correct answer is keep em all, buy the friedman as well.
     
  7. Buzzard

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    This. Cause you’ll regret getting rid of the Marshall’s. Or buy a used ds 40. The twin sister will be out soon also. I get REALLY close to a ds 40 with my 84’ 2204 jcm800 with a fulltone 70’s fuzz believe it or not. It gets that squishy sag just like the ds40 has. It doesn’t sound at all like a fuzz. Experiment with the high and low inputs.
     
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    I just looked up the Friedman...don't yell at me but...that thing is butt ugly. It fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. And what's with the angled guitar inputs? Okay that amp is on my list of amps I wish I could un-see.
     
  9. shooto

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    I get what sounds like the same effect from my Supro Drive...squishy sag I love ...and fuzzy if I turn it up
     
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    Dont do it, the JMP is "vintage" no longer produced. The DS40 is a modern production amp and will be around for awhile. Wait, save and get the DS40... Patience grasshopper...
     
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    don't do it dude ,there's lots of money in the world but less marshalls like yours .if u do it ,u will regret it ,so much so in a few years u will be searching really hard to find another one just like it . hold onto it ,go to it look it in the face kiss it take a photo with it and apologize for even thinking about it :agreed::ohno::nono::photos::realmad::run::scream::scratch::uk::usa::wallbash::wtf:
     
  12. Biff Maloy

    Biff Maloy Well-Known Member

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    In my experience, if you're asking others this means there's doubt. I wouldn't risk a classic piece of gear on a decision that has a higher than average chance of regret.
     
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    :dude::cheers:
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    everything.
     
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    ouch...but, I can see it
     
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    Check out the Friedman pedals. The BE and Dirty Shirley pedals are "supposed" to make a clean amp sound pretty damn close to either Friedman amp. This is according to Dave Friedman, himself.
     
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    I have the DS pedal...and it DOES have the tone...but not the package, you know?
     
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    my BE does a damn good job of it i think.
     
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    Tbh seems like the DS is very similar to the VM... I think they both have the concept of a hot rod JTM45 style. I've listened to a lot of clips/demos and I haven't heard anything I really couldn't achieve with the VM.

    So since you say you have a VM, I dont think it's worth selling the JMP. One of the points in the description of the DS "Based on the brutish amps of the 60s and 70s"... Well you own the real deal!
     

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