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Fullmetal_Tmd
post Jun 25 2008, 01:51 AM
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... to finally buy some new gear tongue.gif
I've been away for the past few weeks working to get some spare cash in my wallet, and i've finally got enough for some new (used) gear!!!! I've been looking at some used Marshall JCMs online recently, and i'm pretty sure everyone knows how essential they were in the 80's.

Currently, my only choices are between a JCM 600 Combo and JCM 2000-TSL601 Combo. Both are 60W and both have new tube installed and everything. What I wanna know is what is the tonal difference between the 600 and 2000? Do either of them have decent cleans? Also, do they sound good with drop tunings? (I usually play in Drop B when jamming with some friends to play some Isis songs we learned)

I know they get some heavy distortion, probably not enough for modern anymore, but i've got a few pedals to fix that.
If it helps, I tend to play Doom metal, Atmospheric Black Metal, Post Metal, and Sludge metal. Is either one of these amps right for me, or should i keep looking?

(BTW, i'm buying a new guitar too, most likely a C1 Hellriaser)


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post Jun 25 2008, 11:23 AM
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I think you should keep looking because neither of the amps you wrote have enough distortion. I would say it is safer bet to go for the TSL, and buy a pedal if you really like the marshall sound tho.


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post Jun 25 2008, 11:52 AM
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I used to have a JCM800 from around -85 and I'll list a couple of problems you might run into with an old Marshall
- It has Marshall cleans (i.e. not the best)
- It only sounds great when cranked

The newer tube amps can sound good at low volumes, but the older ones won't.


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post Jun 25 2008, 07:12 PM
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i had a Marshall TSL60 head that I sold not too long ago because i started playing more metal music and it just wouldn't cut it for that style of music, even with overdrive pedals and such in front of it. So i suggest you keep looking for somthing else for that metal sound.


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post Jun 25 2008, 10:33 PM
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Yeah, I don't think i'll be going for the JCMs anymore. Instead, I could possibly go for a Genz Benz El Diablo 60w Combo, a Mesa Boogie Rectoverb head, or a Peavey 5150 head.

I've had my eye on for a while on the Genz Benz, but looking at some of the reviews on various sites say its not good for metal, while others say they do. I've tried out a 5150 head before and i know it delivers in the distortion area, but i really don't need something with 120W. The Rectoverb might be my best bet , but i don't know how long it'll stay in my price range.
(Btw, i'm looking at this stuff on eBay tongue.gif)


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post Jun 26 2008, 05:14 AM
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Yeah, I don't think i'll be going for the JCMs anymore. Instead, I could possibly go for a Genz Benz El Diablo 60w Combo, a Mesa Boogie Rectoverb head, or a Peavey 5150 head.

I've had my eye on for a while on the Genz Benz, but looking at some of the reviews on various sites say its not good for metal, while others say they do. I've tried out a 5150 head before and i know it delivers in the distortion area, but i really don't need something with 120W. The Rectoverb might be my best bet , but i don't know how long it'll stay in my price range.
(Btw, i'm looking at this stuff on eBay tongue.gif)



For your style of music, a 5150 maybe be your best bet. Don't worry about the power, yeah it will be loud as crap, but then again so is a 60w tube amp. Plus you can always get a power attenuator. however rectoverbs are nice, either way i don't think you can go wrong.


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