I played the coolest amp ever just about an hour ago....

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    jvm210guy New Member

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    I finally tracked down a Marshall Bluesbreaker today in Worth Illinois. I was able to check it out with my 08 Traditional Plus (Dimarzio 36th Anniversary PAF's). First I tried it at about a quarter on the volume. It has the sweetest smoothest clean tone I've ever heard on any amp EVER. It blow my ass away. So, from there I cranked it to about 60 percent. It didn't break up like I thought it would (I wanted it to), but it was an absolutely astonishing thing to experience.. It was love at first listen.

    I couldn't afford it unfortunately, and I wish I could have put an OD pedal in front of it, but now I am 100 percent in the process of trying to acquire one. I got to tell you guys in all honesty I've been a bit disappointed with a lot of Marshall amps I've tried and owned lately, but I'm really happy that MY holy grail amp is a Marshall and one that won't burn my wallet (used of course).

    Wish me luck...
     
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    where is the YJM? ;)
     
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    The YJM, I don't know lol..


    I'm not an amp guy at all, I'm all about guitars. I love guitars! I've NEVER been floored by an amp before. This amp is just COOL though, it got some "mojo" I guess.... That's the best way I can explain it...
     
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    i thought you were gonna say Framus Dragon. for shame!


    seriously though those are cool little amps. very fendery.
     
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    You might be able to find a used one in Chicago. It's a pretty popular amp with the blues players.
     
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    i was really impressed with the 1974x. Sam Ash had one used for $1500. I played it for about 10 minutes; sounded fantastic. I can only imagine was the BB sounds like cranked up.
     
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    The guy was selling his for 1300, ya I should have got it. I'm going to check out one tomorrow in valparaiso Indiana. Wish me luck there, he's selling his for 1250, but he wants to trade one of my Les Paul's for it. I don't know if I'll be able to resist. In fact, I'm 80% sure I'm going to do it...... Help me... :)
     
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    Really great to hear. I would suggest that you also try out the re-issue JTM head and the Plexi's with effect loops. And the real originals as well. The tube rectification on the JTM and Blues Breakers are nice and forgiving though. Adding a 4 x 12 1960BV just KILLS!!!!


    David ♫
     
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    Thanks David, I'm looking at alternatives now (jtm models of course).
     
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    If the 1974x is your cup of tea.....,
    You might want to at least try a JMD. It's got a 1974 preamp that's dead nuts. I've A/B'd them side by side, and was floored ! :)
     
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    NewReligion Well-Known Member Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    Here ya go.

    GC Indianapolis (Castleton Square), 1959SLP = $899 (wow). I believe it is a re-issue. You will have to call. I am fighting the Gas on this killer deal.

    Item # 108692023

    Phone: 317-578-9570

    Guitar Center
     
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    What do you guys think about the Vintage Modern (50w combo) over the Bluesbreaker?
     
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    (Breathing a sigh of relief) I almost thought this was gonna be another YJM100 post.

    Bluesbreakers are cool. If that's what you like, be patient and save up for one. Maybe expensive, but it'll only hurt once if that is the amp you intend to use extensively. I've played a couple and was impressed. They do the jazz, blues, and classic rock thing pretty well, especially when you put a overdrive pedal with some not-too agressive settings.

    Vintage Moderns are very cool. I like the heads and the combos. The VM do have a little break up depending on your settings, including the high/low dynamic range your choose. The G12C speakers in the combos and cabinets sound great; they have a big ass magnet that's decked out in a classy green, black, and gold dust cover. They can produce a really agressive, thick, full sound when you drive the preamp hard.
     
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    not as smooth, slightly more agressive and can have more gain avilable to use but personal preferance. definitely play it first but me personaly being a rock to prog/metal/shred guy the VM is the only one that would work for me and it's still too limited for a lot of what i do. for a couple of things in the studio (as it's a one channel amp with a boost) it can be sick. add a boost and set properly it can do close to an 800 boosted tone. darker but otherwise very similar to a 2203. it's a jtm style amp but gets JUST into 2203/2204ISH territory basicaly. i liked the purple ones better. they were way more agressive tonaly imo. much brighter but i also like purple a lot.
     
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    With over 3000 posts in an amp forum?? :thumb:

    I've never tried a Bluesbreaker but you have me curious now!

    Ken
     
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    and the Sam Ash next door has this one:

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    If someone wants to pay for it, I'll go pick it up :naughty:
     
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    Re-issue?
     
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    yeah, August 1993
     
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    Les Pauls are easy to find..
     
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    Didn't like my VM so got a JVM, for me its better than the VM. if you like the Bluesbreaker get it, If that's the tone for you. you will be sorry if you don't and will always want one.
     
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