Hey all, My user name says Joe, but my name is Dave. The username is a carry over from many many years ago setting up an eBay account...rather boring story, but I do use it on a few other guitar forums (Strat, Tele, Hamer) Anyway, this Marshall forum keeps coming up on searches I do and since picked up a proper Marshall again the other day I thought I'd join in the fun. I was in bands in mid 80's thru late 90s and owned a JMP-1 preamp from about '93 to '14 and at the time I sold it didn't think I'd use ever use it much, and hauling a rack unit to play at church seemed like overkill. So I sold it...ugh.. Fast forward a couple years and I'm back into playing out in bands and have cycled through a number of different pieces of gear. My primary patches on my Vox Tonelab are all JCM800 based. In January I took a chance on a inexpensive Park G25R to use around the house, I think it's excellent. Just yesterday I grabbed a Lead 12 - 5005 super cheap (storage unit find by seller) that sounds excellent thru a ext 12" but needs a speaker repair and the gain pot replaced. It's broken off, but turned up, which is rather convenient. Anyway, long time player and may have a question or two and possibly a couple answers as well. Rock on.