Early Marshall JCM 800 Not Master Volume!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Big Norm, Jan 30, 2008.


  1. Big Norm

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    I was offered a really nice JCM 800 today, its all original but hasnt got a master volume on it.
    I thought they were all master volume but apparently not
    Is it rare and if so whats it worth?
    Im trying to decide if i should buy it or not.
     
  2. madstrat

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    a four hole nmv model 1959????

    in production from '67- '81

    so yes there were jcm800 model 1959s

    rare? you do'nt see alot of "em

    value? depends on condition

    what i've never seen is a model 1992 super bass jcm800
     
  3. SatelliteAmps

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    Not extremely rare, but not as common as the standard MV models. Price wise they aren't that much more than a MV version. Be prepared to play a loud amp.
     
  4. Big Norm

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    Apparently it was made in 1983 and it is the 4 hole 50watt model
     
  5. Red Planet

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    That is a cool amp. If you decide you dont want it would you send it to me?:D

    You dont see many of the 4 holer JCM 800's at all and when you do its a 100 watter. You see even less of the 50 watters. These amps arent super collectors items but I predict one day they will fetch a kings ransom.

    I would think a 50 watt 1987 4 input JCM 800 in excellent condition would bring as high as $1500.00 but thats just a guess. Thats US Dollars.
     
  6. mesanatic

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    The JCM 800 1987(50w) and 1959(100w) were made until 1991 and actually were the last of the JCM 800 series made while the MV series changed to the JCM 900.
    Not much different than a JMP non master 4 hole from '74 on and virtually the same PCB parts as the 1979 and later years.

    The JCM 800 Super Bass 1992 and Bass 1986 were not the same as the JMP's though and can't be converted to lead specs.

    As far as price it should be less than the MV models for now. I'd say $1000 or less.
     
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    i owned a jcm800 100w 4 holer and it was a just bloody awful....my friend owns a 50w jcm800 4 holer and it smokes
     
  8. Big Norm

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    Its amazing how different each amp is
    I had a DSL100 it was horrible, all fizz and no balls or tone.
    My mate has a DSL50 and it sounds great

    I now have a master volume JPM100 with two matching cabs all bought in 1976.. I love it
    It has tone, balls and best of all it looks awesome
     
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    I saw Thin Lizzy a couple of years back and they had a couple of those JCM800 4 holers on stage. They sound great.
     

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