- Jul 24, 2014
- Reaction score
- Naples, Florida
Jethro Rocker is right. I own both a 2203X and 2555. The 2555 is a little darker and smoother. Not as aggressive as the 2203X. The 2555 does have a very responsive EQ. Both sound amazing to me and they are my two favorite amps. I still own a 1987XL, but I really like the 2203X and 2555 more. I used to own an original 1980 un-modded 2204, a 2210 and a 6100. All fantastic amps in their own right. I couldn't justify 6 heads, so I kept my 2 favorites and one Plexi.
Here are two clips of the same song. Please excuse the playing....it was a one take comparison. I did use a BB Preamp with the gain off and the volume at around 3 PM just to push the front end of the amp since it is a lead solo. At the end of the song, around 3:10, I just mess around with some chords and riffing....gives you a comparison between the 2203X and 2555 (with a boost). Hope this helps....
Yes, you both are right. To my ear, the Jubilee always sounded very saturated in all demos, including yours. It's a very refined type of distortion. It does sound similar to the JCM800, but is definitely darker, more saturated, and just a little more polite sounding. Thanks for taking the time to put the demos together. I'll be studying them in more detail in the coming days.