Before switching to a Diezel amp, Matt Bellamy used a Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 100 Amp. He says "I just use[d] a two-channel amp, one full on. A lot of people switch between channels for crunch sounds or clean sounds but I tend to stick to one channel 90% of the time, which is volume on full, with the gain really low. You get this really attacking, clean sound which I use quite a lot."more
As mentioned on the article by MusicRadar: "A JCM 2000 head provides the juice for Sambora's high-octane hard rock tone.". Besides, "all three Bon Jovi guitarists use Marshalls". "I wanted people to react when the first chord hit them. It’s a combination of my ’60 Les Paul doubled through the new 100-watt Marshall JCM 2000 Dual Super Lead head and a Mesa/Boogie Rectifier head through a 4×12 and a talk box." - [Vintage Guitar.](https://www.vintageguitar.com/2911/richie-sambora/)more
In this Q&A with Seymour Duncan, Alex Skolnick was giving answers to fan's questions. One fan asked him what amps he was using: > **Paul Guerra:** What amps are you using? > > **Alex Skolnick:** As far as amps- a signature amp that I’ve been designing for years with Budda is coming out soon, debuting at NAMM. Very psyched about it and that’ll be my main amp. Previously I’ve used Marshall Mode IV’s, JCM 900’s and 2000’s. But this has what all those have and more.more
In this interview Baksh said that he sometimes uses this amp beside the Solando, he said "I'm also using a Marshall JCM2000 DSL because it has less knobs and I don't think an amp should have that many knobs. It has multiple channels, but I don't really need them that much. I switch between clean and dirty channels, that's about it. I use a distortion pedal for leads and stuff like that."more
I use the same thing as in Dead Kennedys. Right now, I’m putting together a Stratocaster-style guitar, although there’s not many Fender parts left on it. I like Seymour Duncan pickups and I’ve been using a Schecter S-1, Marshall 2000 DSL amp, Echoplex tape unit and Line 6 DL4. I don’t use a lot of pedals and I don’t use channel switching in Dead Kennedys, but sometimes in Killer Smiles.more
In this video, Syu demos 8 different Marshall Guv'nor overdrive pedals to see which of them performs the best clean boost possible for his personal taste. At 0:08, we can see that for the video, he used a Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 100 amplifier head's crunch channel with a light gain. At the end of the demo, he opts to go with the 3rd Guv'nor Overdrive.more
Nick Bowcott turned me on to the DSL 100. And they are probably the most equivalent to the JCM800s. And I love it. I love the DSLs. They're just big, beefy. You get that JCM800 hiss out of them when you crank the pre-amp on it. And they sing! You can hold and sustain the note for a week. They're one of my favorite amps that I've played in years and years.more
Mike says this amp was "gutted and modified". "I run two different setups in one: 'A' is the tsl and Peavey together, run through a tuner, a 'red threat', a Digitech Whammy, a Memory Boy delay, into a Twin City aby. 'B' is the dsl into a tuner, an octave, a loop station, a delay pedal and into the twin city aby."more
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
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.
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.
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.
Super versatile tones. Amazing for hard rock and, with an overdrive pedal thrown into the mix, you can easily get heavy metal tones out of this amp. Has a very good clean tone as well!
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 !
When I'm not abusing my Rocktron Piranha that's run through some Marshall 9200 power amps, I'm using this. It has a fantastic distortion tone as well as a killer clean tone. I love this amp and if you want a good punk sound without using Dual-Rectifiers or Diezels, this is your best option.
played through a 4x12 the sonic spectrum is amazing along with the accompanying floor reverberations ., goes from a whisper to a beauty Marshall roar just with different picking hand approaches / attacks .,