If you weren't impressed with the JVM and prefer your 2204, maybe invest in a Bad Cat Unleash so you can utilize your 2204 for gigs and have an outboard lead boost for it. Alot cheaper than a JVM.
Its not that I dont agree which to buy, its I dont agree in using one at all. The Bad Cat I suggest for the lead boost capability not the attenuation ability. But yeah Weber makes a great product I used to have one, I just dont feel the need to use one for what I do.I agree with @pedecamp @Adrian R,...the 2204 is a great amp, with an attenuator it will be much more useable. Where pedecamp and I disagree is which attenuator to buy
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Its not that I dont agree which to buy, its I dont agree in using one at all. The Bad Cat I suggest for the lead boost capability not the attenuation ability. But yeah Weber makes a great product I used to have one, I just dont feel the need to use one for what I do.
Hey, are u still using that MP Underdrive pedal? MF stopped selling them. Still kinda curious, but I have my doubts.
There may be some deceptive practices out there, but I'm sure the vast majority is nothing more (or less) than ineptness usually driven by laziness.Exactly, I cannot believe their still in business...talk about deceptive practices, or just plain operational ineptness...pathetic....
As far as the deception part of GC. I totally agree. I have a 2061CX and was kind of looking for another a little while back. Every time I got to searching for one GC would pop up. The page would have something like "Order Now. Expected Ship...." I got to noticing the ship date would roll over a day each day plus i knew the cabinet had been discontinued. I finally called and asked them why. I thought maybe they had a special deal with Marshall like some stores do with certain items. Nope, they acted clueless and came across as what i said was BS.
This is what I mean by "understanding how they work". You can call it deception, but there really is no intention to deceive, they just have a system that sucks. Here is how this works:
When they are out of something, they place an order for replacements, make (as in make up) a tentative date and post it. They don't know whether it will be filled or not. Sure, usually it it. Sometimes not. Ever. Happens in the cases where it is discontinued and they don't know it. So the date is pushed out numerous times until either they are notified or someone finds out it is discontinued and cancels the orders they have. Sometimes it is pushed out numerous times and eventually delivered.
What their system lacks are either a lack of order acknowledgements from vendor or a lack of tying them into their system.
What that all mean to us buyers is that if we place an order for something that gets back-ordered, understand that it may delayed more that the initial date given or may even be cancelled. And act accordingly. It is that simple. Buy elsewhere if you can't work with that.
I'm with you on that and feel your pain. Sad to see the changes for the bad. But don't let yourself be victimized. Realize that is the way it is and we aren't going to change it. Either use it the way it is, or don't use it. I don't blame anyone for not using it. I get it. But I have my sights on getting what I want and don't lose sight of that.Let me clarify then. My opinion of GC goes way beyond my casual search for a 2061CX. First off, that product had been discontinued for a while with every online dealer showing discontinued. That is the only reason it stuck out. I wanted a new one so that was why i inquired. Maybe the could still get one. I live in Georgia. While some have good people to deal with just about every store is a huge disappointment with stock for a guitarists with as many years under his belt as i do. I also realize I'm in the minority though as there are kids out there who'd love a transistor combo for $99. Fair enough. What did it for me was after making multiple trips over time around the Atlanta area to get away from online sales, i had grown to use that quite often and wanted to support these stores for a change, only to never see in stock what i was looking for yet i could order it. The kicker was when i had a new Les Paul on my mind. One store up there had the exact model i was looking for in stock. I drove my ass all the way up there and there it was on the top row. I'm ready to buy if it passed the play test. I walked and stood around there for almost 45 minutes and I'm telling you there wasn't an employee nowhere. If not for camera security i easily could've walked out with it. I wasn't the only one in there with his jaw hanging either. I finally walked out done with the idea and i saw them all gathered up in the side ally vaping.
As far as supply chain management and material support, that is a big part of my job I've been doing for 33 years. I know how it works.
Yeah, deceit was too strong a word for my description i agree. I guess what it boils down to is i remember when there weren't Guitar Centers or anything like that. You went to Atlanta and every place had pro gear and very little else. Now, there's a lot of filler and i feel like I'm going into a Wal-Mart where most of it is budget junk. I went back to online sales. I did try.
Few years ago I got a VM 2466 used from their website. Thought I scored a great deal. Amp was packed really well. Plugged it in and worked fine, really exceeded my expectations for the VM. Couple weeks later it just start randomly making weird noises and cutting out but sometimes worked fine. I decided to return it since I could. They were pretty cool about it, I just showed up the local GC, explained what it was doing, they wrote me a check. They had the same VM(it had a cut in the tolex in a certain spot) back up for sale the next day. So for a few months I'd watch for it. It would sell, then be back on the website for sale in a week. It changed hands atleast 3-4 times in different states. I've since decided not to buy used amps from them. I don't believe it was a tube issue with the amp, I also don't think they spent any time troubleshooting it either.
Also suddenly have G.A.S. for a VM.