If you thought a Marshall Super Lead was already too loud. XD). But Fil’s Metro is a reproduction of this very same amp, so you might be familiar with it by now. K = 1978 S/ or S/A 50 Watt So… How does it sound like? R = 1983 © 2013 - 2017 Positive LLC. M = 1980 Here is a link to a Marshall forum page. AFD was recorded with this amp. Then, a misinformed roadie returned it a year later (and was probably fired afterwards). Another player that acquired some of those was Eric Clapton, who used them to tour with Cream. So, if you find a weird looking 1976 – 1977 JMP, it’s probably just because they were using some old parts to assemble them. 12au7). L = 1979 http://www.marshallforum.com/marshall-amps/23862-jmp-2203-speaker-outs.html, The guy here states that the U.S. variants 161 — 4x12 5153 4047 G — 4x12 EVH 5150 III … 160 — 4x12 5153 121 G — 4x12 EVH 5150 III cabinet, Royer 121, UltraRes (Cab Pack 14). Malcolm Young said his favourite amp is an old Super Bass amp, probably from this period too (it could be an early Metal-Face as well). I’m not sure what recordings this amp was responsible for. Orange AD 30. Amp. The back of a Marshall Major. making these slightly more “modern” sounding amps. F = 1974 Just get two cables and plug them into both inputs of the amp. It was basically a copy of the 1959 Fender Bassman. Note: 8 knobs instead of 6. “horizontal input” JCM800 Master Volume. This means there were other models. By mid-1977, they were over and only new parts were used. The JTM-100, now with four EL-34s too, also gained a proper 100w transformer. Marshall Silver Jubilee * * Super Jimi Clean: Marshall Super 100JH * * Dual Rev: Fender The Twin CH2 * 1968 Crunch: Marshall JMP Plexi 1968 * Overdriven Vibro: Fender Vibroverb w/ TS808 … album, and I hear the sweet tone of that Les Paul through his Super Leads, I feel I’m in “tone heaven” 😛. This was actually good for most guitar players, since they wanted more and more gain. The extra knob probably is a Master Volume mod. Marshall JCM800 Super Lead #1959 (non-MV). They were changed to KT66 shortly after. A/ or /A 200 Watt Before starting, I must warn you that acquiring vintage gear can be really risky. The first one was the creation of the first 100w amp. So, the only way to tell them apart (besides the model written on the back, and the number of power tubes) is by looking at the top. Marshall then “hot-rodded” the JTM-45 using four KT66 and two 50w output transformers to handle the extra wattage. … The JCM800 series (Models 2203, 2204, 2205 and 2210) is a line of guitar amplifiers made by Marshall Amplification.The series was introduced in 1981. P = 1982 Line 6 Spider Jam Classic 15. Interestingly, the amps for the Canadian market kept the EL-34 tubes and the old toggle switches. The closest thing to what most regard as "The Plexi" (Marshall Super Lead 1959) Would be either the British Lead S100 that models and early (pre 1966) 1959 JTM100 Super Lead (Which uses KT66 Power Tubes instead of EL34s), or the JH Gold that models … The PA and Super PA heads were discontinued around 1975. Don’t ask how that’s even possible. When they got into the studio to record the Let There be Rock album, they already had brand new JMP “rocker switch” amps. A larger headbox was also used. The result was the JTM-45/100 (JTM-100, for short). With more power tubes, the amp had more headroom, a tighter bass response and more definition. This plugin boasts the worlds largest collection of amps, with 203 models … SIR studios declined all the offers they received for it. Welcome to The Fender Amp Field Guide. In 1976, Marshall decided to try something new. Canadian version of a late 70’s non-MV JMP, [Thanks to KyleSG for the information 😉 ], While the sales of the non-MV volume amps continued steady and well, Marshall faced a serious problem with their new product: Most people didn’t like their Master Model amps (this refers only to the 2204) because there was no enough gain at lower volumes. Yes. They are as reliable as the PTP Marshalls. He discovered that, by playing really loud, it would start to “break up”. (SoloDallas’ note: it is with pleasure that I introduce to you our already very well known friend Andrè, aka  Jaiminho Pagina: he’s now a contributor of SoloDallas.net! ST/ or ST/A Tremolo – 100 Watt Fender 5E3 Deluxe. It was a disaster: After 14 years selling non-MV amps, always relying on the power amp saturation, Marshall, the company that made the best RnR amps in the world suddenly had an amp with “no enough gain?”. SP/ Super PA Pete Townshend and John Entwistle of The Who needed amps that could overpower the noisy and energetic crowds. Only the 2204 (50w) suffered from the lack of gain at low volumes. The two extra jacks that appear on this head are actually STOCK! Some really great amps (I may not have names right): Hamiltone six string slinger, dumble sss, two rock silver sterling signiture, two rock classic clean, two rock akoya, two rock ts1, standel 25L15, ’59 fender baseman, vintage blackface fender super reverb, ’58 fender twin, carr skylark, carr mercury V. Then, this amp was used on the rehearsal sessions of Guns ‘n’ Roses’ Appettite for Destruction album. Because of rumors that Slash was going to steal the amp (and legend says he did it! J = 1977 When I listen to the Free Live! Related to the #1987 and the #1959 respectively, they were designed for bass players. The amp was desired by every musician that rented it. This is the reason why Marshalls of this early era (up to 1968) are known as “Plexis”. There weren’t much changes afterwards. For this reason, this amp is known today as the JTM-50. Theorically, if you get sound only from one input, this means you have the cascaded circuit. This is a photo of a JTM-45/100, but it’s the same headbox used for the early Super Leads, I think you are all familiar with this amp. Did it affect the tone? This is a sweet modeling amp that puts classic line six effects neatly … These amps would blow because they were already working at critical point without anything, so if you plugged something to make them run even hotter… well…. Specifically intended to be used in mixes in the box. They can easily be converted into Lead circuits as well. The combo versions of these amps are really interesting too. Altough rarer, the non-Master Volume amps (#1959/#1987/ #1992/ #1986) were still being made under the JCM name. Although models 1959 and 1987 had been in production since 1965 and the 2203 and 2204 had been in production since 1975, they were redesigned and introduced as JCM800 amplifiers … An important note is that, by 1968, there were some changes on the circuits that made the amps more aggressive. That’s a great idea, I second that!! If it has a top vent, then it’s a 100w. If it doesn’t, it’s a 50w. Yes and no. There also … Z = 1991-92, http://www.superiormusic.com/page024.html, http://www.legendarytones.com/marshallshoppers1.html, http://www.legendarytones.com/marshallshoppers2.html, http://www.legendarytones.com/claptonearly1.html. By late 1966 – early 1967, Marshall stopped using the GZ34 tube rectifier in all the models and started using a solid state rectifier instead. ), SIR studios switched amps, and Slash ended up “renting” #36 instead: a late 70’s JMP, also modified like #39 (He didn’t notice the difference?). SVT Nrm - Ampeg® … 😀. MODEL LIST. I will also try to give examples of where they were used.. One of the most confusing things concerning these vintage amps are the model numbers. Y = 1990 It could also work as a “Plexi-style circuit”, by keeping the Master on 10 and working with the pre-amp volume. A last important note: Avoid the JCM800 2203 and 2204 amps with “horizontal inputs” (made after 1986). The front panel has “Presence”, “Bass”, “Middle” and “Treble” controls, as well as 2 volumes and 4 inputs. This is the part you wanted to see, right? Here is what he found out: “I started looking around right after I posted this (a little chat on the comments of this page regarding this same subject) and I believe I found the answer to confirm my thoughts. – My opinion is that maybe he did that around 1974, since his tone was a lot different in the 1975 tour, but, of course, I might be wrong. 😛. Join Solodallas.com for free and gain access to premium content, featuring full length high quality videos and lots of articles. The site is still in beta, some functions might not be fully implemented and a lot of things require polishing, but the basic functionality of creating and sharing Marshall … The first Marshall ever made. Early version of the JMP Master Model #2204 (no top vent = 50w), 1979 Marshall JMP Super Bass 100w #1992, So… Here we are. There were no new interesting “simple circuit” amps launched during this period. Welcome to Marshall CODE Tools. So, if you are looking for a late 70’s JMP, always look at the number of inputs so you don’t end up buying a Super Bass thinking you’ve just got a 2203! Full Compass is proud to carry the tune by offering Marshall Guitar Amplifiers and Amplifier … 2203/ 2204 (MV): 2 inputs, Pre-amp and Master Volume, Model of the amp in handwriting letter style at the back. If you don’t have much experience (myself included, to be honest :P), I recommend asking help from the members here of the community. Some amps with JMP style will surface there and there during the 80’s too. Well… Here we got to the end of the line. But it also had the characteristic smoothness of the tube rectifier. So… This is it. I hope you liked this…. No other company has produced so many great sounding, well built and reliable amps. T = 1985 In 1981, Marshall launched the JCM800 series. Looks like it was that way from the factory. This is a trebly sound suited to hard rock. These amps weren’t much popular and were discontinued in 1973. The JTM50 now definetly turned into the JMP incarnation of the 1987 model, although the “formal” name ramained the same. The flagship amplifier, the 'Number One', had 23 orders on its first day in production--and the rest, as they say, is history. The Marshall Major 200w has a different circuit than its “little brothers”: the pre-amp has two ECC83s, but the third tube (the “driver tube”) is an ECC82 (a.k.a. This is why I called it “Rocker Switch Era”. Around mid-1979 there was another minor circuit change. Turn to this Amp Model to conjure up tones of the coveted JCM 800, one of Marshall's most universally acclaimed modern amps. I would say “crispy” too. They are simply extra outputs. The JTM-45 was now called Marshall Lead 50w #1987. The Marshall Super PA 50w #1963 and the Marshall Super PA 100w #1968 amps may scare you a bit when you look at them. These amps had two “sections” (The most common thing to do was to set one section to Lead specs and the other one to Bass specs). The Bass section sounds like a Bass circuit… duuuhhh 😛. It’s indeed, a lengend on it’s own. The result was, as you expected, more agressive amps. And now, we are oficially into the JMP era. In this article, I’ll try to cover the more “desirable” Marshall amps that were built since 1962 up to the JCM800 series, wich most consider to be the “last” great Marshalls produced (That until Marshall released the Vintage Modern series. Coincidence? Around this time, Marshall decided to upgrade the cosmetics of their amps. In 1965, the plexiglass faceplates were introduced. MV or non-MV? … E = 1973 Another example of this amp can be heard on AC/DC’s Ballbreaker album. Clean. After many blown tubes, they decided to try something really different this time: to cascade the pre-amp to get extra pre-amp saturation. Stay away from this thing. Black Duo. The different position of the inputs meant a change in the circuit. So, it was more of a “brand” renewal. And once that … Continue reading "Boss Katana sneaky amps and the original amps" It is just as good as the other (probably even more versatile), but the “weird looks” probably scare people a bit and they think this is not a good amp. For that reason, these amps are less expensive and are a really great deal (if in good condition, of course). Post a link of the desired amp on the “Ebay Watch Post”, so we can help analyzing it. Front panel was also identical. G = 1975 😀. Let’s take a look at what we still have here. They were a bit smoother and had a tad less gain than their Lead counter-parts. After receiving many complains, they decided to put a Master Volume on their amps. ), (NOTE – I did some updates at the 2203/ 2204 section of the article ~JaiminhoPagina). This updated version of the Plexi continued Marshall… Free’s debut album Tons of Sobs was probably recorded with a JTM-45 too. The Vintage Amp Room Bundle is based on vintage Marshall, Fender, and Vox amps. Download, create and share patches for all Marshall CODE amplifiers. Ah… Did I mention that Free used a lot of Marshall Super PAs on stage? They were. It’s important to note that from 1972 onwards, Marshall amps that were shipped to America had 6550 power tubes, because american dealers said EL-34s were breaking too much often inside the warranty time. So, just to make sure you won’t get yourself into trouble: Anything different from that (3 inputs, extra knobs, etc) is a modded amp. A note here is that the name “JCM800″ itself is, many times, related just to the 2203/ 2204 models, but the JCM800 was a series. Another good side here is that amps made after 1970 doesn’t have so much collectible value as the early “Plexi” amps. But wait a minute… The old non-MV were still being made with the new cosmetics? You can also look at the back. Marshall currently produces a number of amplifiers, which are a mix of modern designs and vintage reissues. Of course, it also had a unique and distinctive voice. Inspired by. Ritchie Blackmore was a famous user of the Major, but they were heavily modded at the Marshall factory (as said in an interview) and later by a man called John Dawk. This change didn’t affect the tone directly. What happened is that there were more changes in the components and the amps became even more aggressive: they were brighter and had a more drive than before. D = 1972 Marshall Amplification Amplifier User Manuals Download ManualsLib has more than 374 Marshall Amplification Amplifier manuals Click on an alphabet below to see the full list of models starting with … I just want to say hello to everyone, my 1st day and comment. Well… The heads at Marshall worked with the volume on 11 to find a solution. And on late-1976 or early-1977 the magic happened… It was an instant success! Yes: On Van Halen’s debut album, a 100% stock 1968 Marshall Super Lead #1959 was used. With a thing called variac, he was able to kind of “attenuate” the amp and obtain more gain.  So, this means the U.S. export versions had 6550 tubes AND the two extra output jacks. In 1976, AC/DC launched the international version of the High Voltage album, wich actually was a mix of songs from the Australian High Voltage and TNT. So, always keep your eyes open for “fishy” deals, look for information, and always ask for high definition photos (especially from the interior of the amps – the circuit, the tubes and transformers) to make sure everything is right. Both amps never were seen again. This amp is basically the 50w version of the Super Lead, so the sound is really similar to it’s “big brother”. heads and later the 200 watt Marshall Major. On a side note, a faulty Marshall Super Lead #1959T was modified by Tim Caswell (he used the extra 12ax7 as another gain stage on the pre-amp), and it became the legendary #39 of SIR studios in California, USA. Model Code Explanation With a standard eq (presence, bass, middle, treble), a total of 8 inputs (4 for each “section”) and 4 volumes, this thing is a real Frankstein monster. 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