For his two-amp lineup, Kelliher went with a ’80s Marshall JCM800 and a Marshall Kerry King 2203KFK JCM800, the latter of which has KT88 tubes that crank out “a chunkier, fatter, heavier sound than the standard JCM800.” The heads blast through two Mills Acoustics 4x12s loaded with Celestion Vintage 30s and a Marshall 4x12 equipped with 75-watt Celestions.more
Kerry King’s Signature Marshall JCM-800 Amps are shown at 7:35 in this video interview. He describes the amps saying “The one that this is based on is called the beast and I had it sent to Marshall to find out what was so great about it and see if anyone modded it over the years before I got it. The reason that head was so good, Marshall has parameters, and every transistor, everything has to be within this range. My entire head, everything was straight up. It was the perfect head. It’s how it was supposed to be and they don’t all come out like that, but that was the perfect one and they based this off of that. He continues “It’s got the beast button which engages the assault mode and the assault mode’s got a built in gate because it’s basically taking my 10 band equalizer with a decimal boost and putting it in the head. And you can’t change the parameter, but it’s the parameter that I always had set. And you can add more or less of it. It’s really cool. I could go anywhere in the world and if this rig didn't show up, I don’t care, I’ll play through a cable if I have to. But if I have one of those heads, you wouldn’t notice any difference in my sound because I go directly into that.”more
For quite a while now I have been using the Marshall JCM800s, the re-issues and even some old ones if I can get my hands on them. We have been using the Kerry KIng JCM800s as well, just for the clean setting. It has just a little bit of a different sound, but it’s really cool. Joel has been using the 1959 SLP and the re issue one, plus we take a couple of DSLs on the road with us too.more
This 2007 photo shows a young Ohmura standing with his THEN new ESP Ohmura Custom Snapper in Royal Silver and his Marshall stack which features a Marshall 2203KK Kerry King Signature JCM800 Guitar Amp Head. The largest giveaway of this signature model is the grey tribal pattern woven into the speaker mesh.more
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