Marshall JCM 800 2210-1986

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Hi guys, can someone please give me an advice about this legendary guitar amp.
I have a Marshall JCM 800 2210 from 1986. I played on it for years, it worked perfectly. But due to personal reasons I didn't played on that amp for about 5 years, and now I have the opportunity to use the amp again. I must say that I don't know anything about electronics and I hope so someone could help me. So my question is: Since the amp wasn't powered on for that long time of period, should I have some precautions about firing it up? I am afraid that maybe it could blow up since I didn't played on it for a long time.
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I know you soon going to get a answer from members on the forum that know more then me

Just like to say :welcome: to the forum
 

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Hi guys, can someone please give me an advice about this legendary guitar amp.
I have a Marshall JCM 800 2210 from 1986. I played on it for years, it worked perfectly. But due to personal reasons I didn't played on that amp for about 5 years, and now I have the opportunity to use the amp again. I must say that I don't know anything about electronics and I hope so someone could help me. So my question is: Since the amp wasn't powered on for that long time of period, should I have some precautions about firing it up? I am afraid that maybe it could blow up since I didn't played on it for a long time.
Cheers
As long as it didn't get wet or has a mouse nest hanging out of it, let her rip! I would just make sure your plugged into the right speaker cab, volumes at 0 tones at 5 and std. by on. Turn it on, wait 3-4 min., take it off std. by and slowly raise the volume. If all is good, tie a necktie around your head like a bandana, lock the doors so the cops can't get in, dime everything and blast the hell out of it! Welcome to the forum!
 

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Hi guys, can someone please give me an advice about this legendary guitar amp.
I have a Marshall JCM 800 2210 from 1986. I played on it for years, it worked perfectly. But due to personal reasons I didn't played on that amp for about 5 years, and now I have the opportunity to use the amp again. I must say that I don't know anything about electronics and I hope so someone could help me. So my question is: Since the amp wasn't powered on for that long time of period, should I have some precautions about firing it up? I am afraid that maybe it could blow up since I didn't played on it for a long time.
Cheers

Should be fine.
Plug it in, turn it up really loud and show the neighbors some love.
 

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my vote goes to cleaning it first (sockets, pots, switches) assuming it has been kept "dry and rodent-free". you could also check to see if any of the caps have burst (bursted?). If you had a variac, you could slowly turn up the voltage. Some people do this with really old amps. i think you'll be fine though.
 

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As long as it didn't get wet or has a mouse nest hanging out of it, let her rip! I would just make sure your plugged into the right speaker cab, volumes at 0 tones at 5 and std. by on. Turn it on, wait 3-4 min., take it off std. by and slowly raise the volume. If all is good, tie a necktie around your head like a bandana, lock the doors so the cops can't get in, dime everything and blast the hell out of it! Welcome to the forum!

hahaha excellent, will do
 

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my vote goes to cleaning it first (sockets, pots, switches) assuming it has been kept "dry and rodent-free". you could also check to see if any of the caps have burst (bursted?). If you had a variac, you could slowly turn up the voltage. Some people do this with really old amps. i think you'll be fine though.

good idea, thanks.
 

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