Modded to death 2203

Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by Nevertooloud, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. axe arsenal

    axe arsenal Well-Known Member

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    For me as I am a hard rock /metal guy, a 2203 /2204 just wasn't enough. You have to boost it with some pedal or mod it to get extra gain out of it.
    So "defined the guitar tone for 40 years"....
     
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  2. JacksonCharvelAddict

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    Most of the Marshall tones I grew up listening to were from modded amps or at the very least boosted amps. Generally when I compare a modded JCM800 to a modern Marshall like a DSL or JVM I generally always think the modded JCM800 sounds better. However the JVM seems to be a really popular mod platform and some of those JCM800 could be done on the JVM with some changes to voicing.
     
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    Not sure I get your point. 99% of players can get by with a Marshall and a pedal or two. Is this a bad thing in your mind?

    Only amp I dont use pedals with is my Mesa Mk V.....not because I dont want to...but because it shits all over itself with most pedals.
     
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    Let's put it this way,.. I want my hardrock /metal sound straight out of the amp, no boost pedal...
     
  5. 67mike

    67mike Well-Known Member

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    JVM series, 6100, any of the DSL amps gotcha covered.
     
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    axe arsenal Well-Known Member

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    LOL. Which brings us to my first post whichyou obviously didn't read.
    I'm happy now with my modded 1959 after several Marshalls. In fact it is my only Marshall left.
    I must say I never had or played a 6100. Almost bought one but opted to mod the 1959.
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    6100 is way more versatile than a 59. But it all depends on what you need.
     
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    Because its 2020 and your idea of "defined tone" is your's, not everyone's.

    Because people keep saying these old amps are rare, yet everyone has one.

    Because for most players, we don't care about gut shots or how perfectly they've wired everything, or if its all original....we care simply about the way an amp plays and sounds and its usability.
     
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    99% of players huh?

    You need to get out of your house once in a while lol...
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I am the old fart with all the Marshall's, all the guys younger than 35 around here are playin Mesa, EVH, and Peavey.
     
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    Offer seller $750 and negotiate from there.....good project if you want to restore to historical specs. :2c:
     
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    Most whores here seems to come from Eastern Europe or South America...

    This amp has been for sale for a while, it was 1800€ before on another site. I'm checking the ads daily, some people are just delusional. Maybe because the shop (VHM) who did the mod is also servicing famous local artists...
    I always ask for pictures of the inside and sometimes when the seller refuses, I ask if he would buy a used car without looking under the hood.
    Here you can see that the blue filter cap is from 1997 and that the power tubes still have the VHM sticker, so we can assume that the tubes are from the same period. There have been 2 tubes added, one for the loop and one for extra gain and there are push-pull on the volume and gain pots. One master volume per channel. I'm not crazy about the mix of switches types at the front, visually it is not appealing.
     
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    Talk about jamming everything and the kitchen sink into the guts . Think of how much fun ( not ) it will be when this expletive needs service . Good Luck with that , because only the genius ( idiot) that came up with this harebrain will know maybe what to do . That's why it's always best to keep at as simple as you can because of Murphy's law . They should knock off a grand off the price as it looks pretty ridiculous with the 12% drop in asking price . Hey you know what ? someone will buy it !
     
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    I'd be interested to try it, see what they mean by "Clean". But if it's all about "more more more!!" then count me out.
     
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    Exactly because the way of the world is once you start altering stuff the price is reflective of that . I do not begrudge anyone of there right to modify anything as that is there right within reason . That is a slippery slope though . If you plan on making it a keeper that mod away , but if your intention is to flip said object at some point maybe that should be a footnote filed away in the back of your memory as the "get" will be reflective of any and all alterations . Now there are those that make improvements that are discrete and not really seen and are very helpful and useful and those I believe are valuable as some members of the forum here actually provide excellent upgrades .
     
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  18. Marshall Boogie

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    Modding was good enough for Jose Arredondo, Randy Rhodes, Eddie Van Halen, Reinhold Bogner, do I need to go on.
     
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    Hell No! Shine.
     
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    what's wrong with it ? why don't they want it anymore? how did they come by it?

     

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