Question for fellow 2204 owners

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  1. 67mike

    67mike Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering if your 2204 has ghost notes at very low volume ie/0.5....but sounds great/as expected with some volume ie/over 1
     
  2. Kelia

    Kelia Well-Known Member

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    No ghost notes on mine but a tiny bit of high note splitted fizz when leading and this is probably due to the bright cap .

    Someone here mentioned that he puts UF5408 diodes in every amps he opens and the top fizz is less and the amp feels softer , might try this .

    Edit ..... @wakjob said this
     
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  3. pedecamp

    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Its probably your guitar.
     
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    coolidge56 Well-Known Member

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    Ghost note free here. I do have a .001 film cap that slams the input jack shield directly to ground to obliterate local radio station interference. An Aiken Amps trick.
     
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  5. GT08

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    When people only quote numbers to name/describe an Amp, well I'm pretty much fcuked.

    Rock n' roll
     
  6. Far Rider

    Far Rider Hendrixian VIP Member

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    Marshall JCM 800
     
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    South Park Well-Known Member

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    So let’s ad to the confusion . A weak filter caps on the power supply can cause this . frequency’s With a log of 60 can ring out with the power supply ripple . You can change out the bias caps and lower the pick ups hope that helps
     
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  8. GT08

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    Then why not just say JCM 800?
    50 watt 100w?
    Combo...Head?
    Plus a number if required?

    Rock n' roll
     
  9. coolidge56

    coolidge56 Well-Known Member

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    Because there's a dozen or more different model JCM800's. That's like saying Ford truck vs Ford F150, 250, 350, etc.
     
  10. GT08

    GT08 Active Member

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    Then just say what it is........we should not have to research to find out!

    Rock n' roll
     
  11. 67mike

    67mike Well-Known Member

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    If you do not know what a 2203 or 2204 is. Well, I will leave it at that.
     
  12. pedecamp

    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Google is your friend.
     
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  13. 67mike

    67mike Well-Known Member

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    My amp is a 1986 totally stock with original tubes (except v1).

    I dont want to do caps if i dont require them, i am not in the replace every 10 year fan club.....the stubby f&t look like ass imho......lol

    Sounds glorious turned up.
     
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  14. GT08

    GT08 Active Member

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    As I said, you should not have to google to find out.
    So YOU have a JCM 800 and know it....but can you play it and even SOUND GOOD?
    You can SOUND GREAT on a cheap DSL, or even a MG DFX.

    Rock n' roll
     
  15. 67mike

    67mike Well-Known Member

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    You made my ignore list. Get a grip buddy....you remind me of this crazy guy who posted here before....name rhymed with crayon77
     
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  16. GT08

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    As you have now resorted to 'name calling', I think most of us know your argument has lost!

    Rock n' roll
     
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    Things haven't changed around here much. :facepalm:
     
  18. Matthews Guitars

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    Has it ever been recapped? Depending on its usage pattern, those caps may be due for replacement.

    Feel free to post a chassis photo showing the capacitors clearly. There are some definite visible telltales when the caps are very much due for replacement. The shrink wrapped label shrinks too far. Easy to see it once you know what to look for.
     
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    67mike Well-Known Member

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    Not sure how to post pics
     
  20. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    If one said a JCM800 50 watt head, that also encompasses a split channel version. How to tell the difference? Model number.
    2204 is very accurate amd beats " JCM800 single channel, 50 watt head". That is frankly a ridiculous way to do it.
    EDIT - I own a JCM 800 too. A single channel 50 watt, 1x 12 combo. Or, I own a 4010. Look it up.
    You play a Silver Jubilee, don't you?

    Which one?

    I think it is completely acceptable on a Marshall amp forum to use model numbers. At some point one recognizes some model numbers.
     
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