The 100 watt Marshall JMP was given to Ted Templeman by Steve Stevens during the NYC recording sessions for “Eat Em and Smile.” The amp was then modded to Steve’s liking by Lee Jackson, famous for performing sought after custom modifications to Marshall amplifiers for top artists in the 1980?s and 1990?s. The 100 watt plexi head features an extra gain stage, frequency adjust control, effects loop & master volume. The head has been well maintained in Los Angeles and features matching Drake transformers, KT88 quad-matched power tubes & hand-selected pre-amp tubes to Steve’s liking.more
"Malakian’s main guitar for distorted tones was a 1962 [Gibson SG](https://equipboard.com/items/1962-gibson-sg-reissue-electric-guitar) through a 100-watt Marshall JMP100 amp and a single 4x12 cab. One channel of the Marshall is stock, but the second has been modified for extra gain. This very basic rig was recorded via an unusual room-miking technique." - [*Guitar World*](http://www.guitarworld.com/daron_malakian_21st_century_schizoid_man?page=0,4).more
Excerpt from his Music Radar interview says : “Over the years, I’ve chased my tail trying to get the right 100-watt amp, and in the last few months, I’ve pretty much realised I need a Marshall JMP 100-watt [not pictured] running a 200-watt cab. That allows me a serious amount of headroom, but I want to get that crunch coming in at lower volumes over the acoustic. With the 100watts, it gives me the head room to get the frequencies to the right place when I need them. When you go through the right amp, in the right situation, it’s a magical thing."more
> I used it on the early recordings, but switched over to Marshalls when we started playing bigger places; I had a 100-watt JMP and a 50-watt MKII. The 50-watt didn’t have a Master Volume and was louder than the JMP by far. Anything with the Volume knob past 4 was lethal. I used Marshalls from then on.more
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