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the sound i ear in my head, my soul mate
After trying out many amps over the years i couldn t find a amp that better mirrors the sound i ear in my head like the jcm 2000. The clean just sound like a plexi, the crunch like the jcm 800. 2 awsome classic sounds in one. On the second channel u got on lead 1 the sound of a hot rodded jcm 800. Perfect, you dont have to buy a jcm 800 and modify it. Lead 2 is just the same plus more mids and more gain. This channel is in my opinion to much. I ve got no need for it, exept maybe in the studio for freaky stuff. These 3 sounds i descriebed are probably the most recorded amps in history, no wonder there what i have in my head. I think this will be my main amp for the rest of my life. I found my soul mate
Perhaps the last best Marshall.
The JCM2000 100 Watt is supposed to be a two channel amplifier with the RED channel being a hot-rodded JCM800 and the GREEN channel a 1959/1987/Plexi vibe. While it is really neither, it is close enough for any working pro. These exact heads were used by everybody from Jeff Beck, Iron Maiden, to Slayer. They are 100% Marshall - British made with the look and tone. Surprisingly it can clean up well but is more for classic and hard rock. Later Marshalls changed things a little, but this one gives you the nice combo of the classic throwback amps they made in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
By far, the best amp I have ever owned. 100 watts of Marshall goodness in a clean, classic chassis. Two channel, each with two voicings, provide a huge pallet of sounds from a useable clean to that punishing thunder that you buy a Marshall for in the first place. It has other features like separate reverb for each channel, and an effects loop.I have been abusing mine for years now and it never gives me any problems. If were to ever die, I would be online to order a new one that very day.
Great Marshall sound, too much of a good thing
I really like this head. I am hardly a Marshall connoisseur, but I think this nails that sought-after tone, if you can play it loud enough. And that's the rub, all these 100W heads are just too much--unless you are playing large gigs without PA support, which doesn't happen much anymore, and regardless, is certainly something I will never do.
Versatile but need upgrades
With this amp, you can do so much different styles... all you need to have the real deal is to switch both preamp and poweramp tubes, with a tranny upgrade (Mercury magnetics is expensive but massive, ClassicTones is a bit cheaper but works great too). Install a choke to get the nice tone smoothing you'll find in a vintage stuff... please use EQ pedals to achieve YOUR tone !