What Marshall's have/do you own/ owned

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  1. dptone5

    dptone5 Well-Known Member

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    1990 Jubilee 2555
    JCM 800 2203X (early 2000's)
    Plexi 1987XL (early 2000's)
    2525C Jubilee Combo
    1936 2 x 12 cabinet (Greenbacks)
    1960BX 4 x 12 cabinet (Greenbacks)
    1960B 4 x 12 cabinet (2 G12M Greenbacks, 1 G12H-30 55 Hz, 1 G12H-30 75 Hz)

    Sold:
    2006 DSL-50
    1980 JMP 2204
    1989 JCM 800 2210
     
  2. Geeze

    Geeze Well-Known Member

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    All except one in figured wood cabs.

    JCM 800 4210 [2205 in combo] - gave to my mom *first Marshall for me*
    JMP 2104 [2204 in combo] now a head
    2500 MKIII - sold
    1987 clone
    2555X
    1959X
    JMP 2203 [6550] - tolex holdout
    JMP 2203 [EL34]

    Other -
    Satellite Barracuda [JTM45ish]

    1960A - sold
    B52 with V30's gave away
    2 1960B
    2 1936
    2 TL806 1x12
    TL806 2x12
    1x12
    1x12 OS

    Russ
     
  3. bblooz

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    Current:
    2009 Marshall Class 5 Head (future mod platform)
    2009 Marshall Class 5 Combo Black Tolex w/Plexi Mod
    1998 Marshall JTM 45 Head Black Tolex w/KT66 pwr tubes, Sourmash cab
    1965A 4x10" cab
    1936 2x12" cab

    Past:
    1977 50 watt Trem head (wish I never sold that one!)
    1960A 4x12" cab
     
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  4. FogDweller

    FogDweller Active Member

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    OWN:
    1976 JMP Non-MV 50 watt (1987)
    1981 JCM800 2203 (6550s)
    1987 JCM800 2204
    1991 JCM900 4100
    JCM900 1960A

    SOLD:
    JCM2000 DSL100
    1985 JCM800 2205
    JCM800 1960A
     
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  5. Dean Swindell

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    '73 Major w/ Blackmore mod
    two 2204's
    Vintage Modern 100

    Cab I can't identify; TV cosmetics but regular height and modern wiring, wrong cloth for AX, and Zakk Wilde didn't come in slant (or did it).
    But I reloaded it with Mojotone Watchtowers (rebranded greenbacks) and all my heads love it.
    Just got a Parsons 2204 as a project; built inside like a ceriatone but cheap pots and the chassis is crap. Going to try a low input mod I thought up and put in a better master, triode switch and maybe later a Greer FX loop.
     
  6. Ruster1

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    Newby here.. this is a died and went to heaven pic.. lol..

    My list is short:

    Lead 12C - 1982 ish
    MG15dfx - was cheap for practice
    Major model 1967 - 1970 vintage..
    JCM 900 Cab with 2 x GT12-75 2 x EVM 12L

    Funny thing about the Major, purchased it from a bouncer in college who needed cash for $ 150 in 1986 and never had a cab to run it through until 1990.. was never touched, tolex horrible but made a great piece of art in the corner.. was too effin loud as i did not understand this thing turned up would not distort until I read more about it.. Finally had some cash and sent it out West to David Bray and had him put a grounded plug on it.. sent the head cab to Mojotone for a makeover while he replaced all caps, gutted the trannys and put in a 1959 superlead circuit with cascading mod and post PI master. I asked him to split the bias to run 2 x EL-34 and 2 x KT-88 for big fat sound.. he loved it.. Got her back and she rips.. I run her dry with a SPLAWN quickrod I picked up for $ 800 with wet signals.. Interesting point was David Bray told me that was still to this day the loudest amp he ever worked on.. Even sounds good at bedroom levels now.. (well.. near bedroom levels)... have all the orignial parts in a box.. but this Major has bonded with me..
     
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  7. jmp45

    jmp45 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ruster and :welcome:. That is a cool story makes it much more usable too. My 72 Major is stock now, there was a master volume which I removed. I think the previous owner used it as a bass head. It's a shaker when I bring it in along side of the SLP.
     
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  8. SlyStrat

    SlyStrat Well-Known Member

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    Too many to remember.
    But every model made.
    From '69 Super Lead to JVM's.
     
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  9. Bundle

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    Owned and regret selling
    JCM 800 2204
    JMP 2203

    Own
    1988 JCM 2550 Silver Jubilee
    late 70's A cab w/ blackback speakers
    mid 70's B cab with pulsonic cone speakers

    2203 is probably my favorite amp/tone, but so loud. I really miss the 2204 because with the gain up it was so pissed off and out of control. Found my perfect amp (for now) in the SJ 2550. Of course it's amazing with the volume cranked, but I can get very nice low volume lead tones. Played all of these amps through various cabs. Never selling either of these cabs as they make everything sound great. Probably the most critical part of my tone.
     
  10. Ruster1

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    I never realized how rare the Major is.. ~ 1200 ever made perhaps.. and when KT88 became impossible to obtain they just stopped making it.. I know Blackmore did not record with Majors, even his were modded at the factory.. but most likely ran them as a slave for a VOX AC30 which he was fond of.. quite the pedal format however being so clean.. and LOUD.. I'm glad to own one for posterity.. after being all in at about $ 800.. I cant complain.. I like the Quickrod as well as it covers vintage and modern Marshall voicings very well.. But I do want to improve my marshall collection into the vintage ACDC era or JTM50 (black flag) as well.. should be fun..
     
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  11. lespaul339

    lespaul339 Well-Known Member

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    I currently only own one Marshall. An MG10 practice amp. But I have my JTM 45 that I built that is my main amp now. It's technically not a Marshall, but I consider it my Marshall.

    Marshall's I've owned in the past.

    JCM 800 2203X
    Class 5 Head
    AVT 50 Head
    MG30

    I've also owned many different models of Marshall 412 cabs that have all been sold.
     
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  12. jmp45

    jmp45 Well-Known Member

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    Another good reason to hang on to the Major manufactured from 1967 - 1974, 1200 of them.
     
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  13. Point 2 Point

    Point 2 Point New Member

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    Lead 10 combo
    VM 2446 Head
    JTM 2245THW Head
    SV20H
    2061CX Cabinet
    ‘74 1960A Cabinet
    425A Cabinet

    SOLD
    2061x Head
    2558 Jubilee Combo
     
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  14. Ruster1

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    Exactly, I'll keep my /A xxxx A Lead .. just had a look at the back.. little EL-34's on the outside and hulking KT88's in the middle .. sounds great.. was a great mod keeping the flavor of the original KT88 and the early breakup of the EL34..
     
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    That is an interesting configuration, new to me.
     
  16. 80sTone

    80sTone Active Member

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    Just the 2204 in my pic is all I have ever needed. I have tried and considered some others and own some other great amps - but I somehow only remember how to turn this one on :)
     
  17. rwe62

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    2/1967 JTM 45/100 Black Flag Super Bass
    3/1969 Super Bass
    6/1969 Super Lead
    1978 2203
    1978 2204
    2000ish JTM45
    1st Gen 1959HW (I pre-ordered one before production)
    EL 34/34 Power amp w/JMP-1
    9200 Power Amp w/JMP-1 & 9001

    1967 1935 (Pinstripe with "Bass" logo T1511s)
    1968 1960 (Black-Green w/T1221s)
    1969 1982 (Basketweave "100" G12H T1281s)
    1976 1960 (Black-Green w/G12M Blackbacks)
    1978 1960B (G12M Blackbacks)
    1978 1960A (Recovered & Metal Handles installed with 1967 15ohm 20W Celestions) I'm told there actually 25watts
    I have 2-3 modern 1960s w/75W celestions

    Looking for a '66-early '67 1960B (Tall) cabinet
    Unmodded Marshall Major
    1965 JTM45
    1967-69 50W
     

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  18. turfdoc

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    late 80's jcm 800 4211 100 watt combo / don't call me, Im deaf
     
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  19. jazzdj

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    Hmm ..... Except for the one remaining Marshall combo I have, Marshall's just aren't my "go-to" amp for a broad range of recording work as a studio musician. Too narrow a range of music genre.

    But I've had a few, all combo's. If I needed a "Stack" for some odd concert gig I rented one.

    I had this Solid State combo for a dozen years, very very clean sound but I was constantly fixing the damn thing, so I sold it.

    A Marshall 2199 30W Master Lead 2x12, light weight and easy to haul to a studio. Yeah the damn cat did the grill damage, I recovered it with identical cloth when I sold it.
    Marshall 2199 30W Master Lead front sml.jpg
    My favorite Marshall of all time and I still own it. It weighs a Blue Whale's worth and a B***h to move to a studio or even a live venue gig, but supremely versitile, has an effects loop. 50 RMS Watts, 2x12's and 100% reliable. 1981 JCM800 4212 Tube Lead Series Combo, bought it new in Hollywood.

    Marshall 81 JCM800 Lead Series 50watt Combo 2x12 4212 -1.jpg
    Marshall JCM800 Lead Series 50watt Combo 2x12 4212 -2.jpg
    However, this "stack" I've had since 1966 and it's my "go to" live gig monster. 1965 Bassman head modded to a master volume and 2 original Fender Bandmaster 2x12 cabs loaded with 1965 JBL's Master Series speakers. I use a 1964 Fender Reverb Tank with it.
    bassman_stack.jpg

    Sorry, Fender is better.
     
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  20. Ruster1

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    I have renewed interest in the JTM 45 and the JTM 50 black flag versions.. and I also hear the Super Bass versions are quite good.. Very nice collection you have there..!!
     

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