'72 Marshall JMP50 on a '69 Marshall Bass 4 x 12

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  1. procos

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    The best Marshall amp I have ever owned or heard just got better today. I bought a 1972 JMP50 from a buddy of mine in the fall. He had a 1969 Marshall Bass 4 x 12 with Celestion Greenbacks from '69 with the 014 cone codes. The cab and amp were meant to be played together. I hounded him for many years to get the amp from him and he finally sold it to me in the fall. However it never sounded as good with my Germino 4 x 12 as it did with his '69 cab. It sounded great with the Germino but with the '69 it sounded glorious. So I have been wanting to buy the '69 cab since getting the JMP but never could justify the money. Well I had a great quarter and called him up last week and he still had the cab. So today I paid him and brought it home. Now I can honestly say this is the best sounding Marshall combination I have ever heard. This setup just rips. I am so happy. So here are some photos.

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    And a few obligatory photos of my amp collection. A lot smaller than it was back in the mid 2000's but it is just about perfect. Only thing I think I'd like to add is a Tone King Sky King.

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    Very happy!!

    Chuck
     
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    Chuck, congrats! Those 014 Bass Cones are amazing and really allow you to open up the treble and presence on the Marshall. I had two '69 cabs with those and sold them both, I'm stupid!
     
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    I totally agree. As far as I am concerned they are the holy grail of cabs. I bet a SLO would sound heavenly through this cab as well. It takes any fizz right out of the equation and all your hear is fat, thick Marshall goodness.
     
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    Been there, done that with too many pieces of gear. Still trying to get back a Suhr Tele I sold back in '05. That is the one that got away. As far as amps I don't really feel that I let any one amp get away. I did have a killer '62 JMI Vox AC30 that was incredible that I sold mid 2000's. Only reason I don't regret that sale is I doubled my money on that amp. And to be honest I prefer my Kanewrecks to that AC30.
     
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    I tried Jim S's SLO through my old cabs and it sounded great, and I'm not an SLO fan.
     
  6. Geetarpicker

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    Very cool cab. You just don't see many "Bass" logo cabs. Nice looking TW clones by the way, and mirror image control layouts too. I need to try an Alex ATT (I have a Hotplate, and a Faustine) on my original TWs some day.
     
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    Thanks!! Yeah the mirror image layout is cool. And those Kanewrecks sound even better than they look. The Alex ATT is the only attenuator I have ever played that to my ears didn't degrade the tone. Now I haven't tried them all but have owned the Z, Bad Cat leash, Komet Airbrake, Aracom and Faustine and sold them all. However the Alex is the **** and will own one as long as I am playing guitar.
     
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    Amazing rigs! That cab is badass.
     
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    Very nice, Chuck. Enjoy!!
     
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    Really nice collection, Chuck.

    Nothing like those old speakers, they have a certain growl to them, enjoy!

    Bt
     
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    Are the speakers Ms or Hs? I have a similar '69 cab with G12H55s that has the "100" logo. I also have a '69 straight cab with M75s. Different sounding cabs (the "100" cab is brighter even with the bass cones, and punchier) but both make any good amp sound great.
     
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    What type of Vox Cabinet is that on the right..?
     
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    Bass cone speakers? I love that with an SL.
     
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    I can totally relate to this.... I had g12h30s from 1972 that I paired my 68 bass spec plexi which is tube rectified. I played them every day until they farted and died and I have NEVER been able to replicate that sound and experience up to this day...

    Well I recently bought a bass spec pre rola 4x12 so hopefully this latest purchase can get me back on track.
     
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    They are the 25 watt G12M's.
     
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    Just a standard 2 x 12 open back Vox cab loaded with Celestion Heritage G12H speakers. Sounds awesome.
     
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    Warm and woody...
     
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