New JVM205C or used TSL601 Combo?

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  1. G3Ordy

    G3Ordy New Member

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    Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum and I would like some advice. I have the opportunity to buy a brand new JVM205C for $1350 or a used TSL601 combo with hardly any use for $850. It's my first Marshall. Which route should I go? Thanks!
     
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    Personally I'd go for the JVM, even though it is more expensive.

    I generally dislike multi-channel amps, but if I were to pick one, I'd definetly pick one of the JVM series.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the JVM. :)
     
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    I am a huge JVM fan but I also like the TSL but not for the same styles.

    JVM=Great tone at every genre, especially high gain

    TSL=great tone at classic rock and blues-I don't care for the high gain stuff the TSL puts out

    Hope this helps!
    Let us know what you pick!
     
  5. spikei

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    JVM, Owned a TSL 60 head and disappointed me.
     
  6. G3Ordy

    G3Ordy New Member

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    On a JVM combo, would I be able to run the speakers that are in it and use a 2x12 cab at the same time?
     
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    Yes, the JVM has several options on the amp, i run a 1936 cab and the internal speaker.
     
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    G3Ordy New Member

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    Ok guys, I took your advice and scored a SWEET deal on a JVM 410H today. I got it brand new for $1578.00! I can't wait to get it! My first Marshall as well! :slash:
     
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  9. alpha0steel

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    Cab as well?
     
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    G3Ordy New Member

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    Nah. I wish! I bought a barely used 1936 2x12 on eBay. I'll be all set when the head gets here!
     
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    Dude sounds awesome! You'll loooove it! Congrats!
     
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    Thanks alpha. I'm psyched!
     

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