I think most guys that don’t like Marshalls haven’t had the opportunity to play a real Marshall at volume. Then you’d get it. Even a great 2203 doesn’t measure up to an older metal face JMP Superlead…I’ve had plenty stock/modded 2203s and they are killer until you play a stock vintage Superlead + a boost.
There is just no substitute for that tone. My 72 made my C+ Coliseum sound small.
Accurate and I'll never play one more than likely. If I was going to get one it want the old kt66 or whatever and those are impossible to find.
Even if I did get the other, for $2k-$3k I just feel they're so old they're ready to fail. Cant see myself spending so much on something that old and heavy.
Hey Maddnotez - good to see you gain.
I've never played a legacy 70's Marshall JCM/JMP at volume. Maybe I'd be blown away A lot of my fav tunes from the 70s/80's was most likely the bark out of one of these
Being a bit knew to all of this, I was skeptical of trying to secure one of these and for similar reasons. I don't know how to work on it if something blows up. No clean channel (which ultimately I rarely use). No FX loop, kind of fun - but not required. And a perceived lack of low end / brittle highs. Hence the Splawn acquisition. Now that I know more - my mind is more open