Jcm800 1959 Super Lead (100watts)

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  1. scozz

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    I think, tone-wise, they're pretty much the same as a 1959 SLP, the main differences being cosmetics. There could be some minor variations, but nothing major. Very clean amp, for an 81.
     
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    That's a pretty good price isn't it?
     
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    Wow, first I've seen one of these for sale!

    I love that it's an 800 series 1959 4 holer... very very cool in my eyes and the price seems completely reasonable... If I had the dough I'd be impulse buying that right this second.
     
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    Sorry about that ^
    I thought it was a good price too, but I don't know anything about them really. :shrug:

    How many were made and what years would be a good place to start.
     
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    ...and now it’s sold, shame: it looked very clean.
     
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    Also. The 800 series was launched in March 81, after Rose Morris was over: it was a few different amps, the 2203 and 1959 were but two of a larger set.
     
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    Haha I had a feeling it wouldnt last long, specially getting posted here. Like I said, if I had the dough I would have jumped on it soon as I saw this post.
     
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    One of the first Marshall's ever owned was an 800 1959. It was a loud mother fuxker that's for sure.
    Built like a tank. Wish I still had that amp, headroom for days.....

    You still see them on the market 2nd hand here in Oz, but they don't seem to fetch good prices and the listings can tend to sit for a while before they sell. I guess people either don't know what they are or opt for the Super Lead version.

    YMMV

    Peace
     
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    My 2 jcm 800 1959, 1983,1984
    They were from 1980 to 1986 i think
    I use them in stereo sometimes
    Speakers g12h100 mixed with v30
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    If it sold, it wasn't sold through Reverb. Reverb listings say "Listing Sold" when an item sells. They either ended the listing because they changed their mind, or they sold it outside of Reverb (ebay, locally...).
     
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    Nice rigs no doubt but what's with your pick guard?
    BP
     
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    Great deal . Never Sean that model before
     
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    I'm a good but rare one
     
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    Well it appears these amps, (Jcm800 1959 SL), were a transitional amp,...from the Jmp SL to a classic Jcm800.

    As all gear manufacturers do when rolling out a new product, Marshall used left over Jmp SL parts and put them in the new build cabinet of the newly released Jcm800.

    These transitional amps must’ve had very low production numbers.

    I’m curious just how many of these were actually made, but I’m sure the actual numbers were never recorded.

    I think this amp has a very high cool factor.
     
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    I read somewhere that they don't distort very well but why I can't remember. No master volume I think ? Way back in the day a friend of mine had one and the only way he could get his to sound like my 2204 was to hit it with a dirt pedal
     
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    Yeah, it’s more like a Plexi circuit than a cascaded 2204.
     

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