If you were me....would you trade....

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  1. JoshuaTSP

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    a 1987 Marshall Silver Jubilee 2x12 combo for a 2000-2001 Matchless Clubman 35
     
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    Depends on what your wanting that the Marshall isn't giving.
     
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    Let's just say....value...first?

    I actually love the clean channel on the Marshall.......What I'm looking for is less gain, and natural OD on the dirty side of things.
     
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    Seems like a fair deal. I don't know exact Matchless prices but I think you come out even or ahead. Matchless stufff is expensive.
     
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    Matchless guy wants me to add $100.
     
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    Matchless seems to hold their value. I can't say whether I would do it, never played a Matchless. I have a 77' Marshall JMP Combo MkII (fawn tolex) that I was considering trading or selling for a Matchless, but changed my mind.
     
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    In the grand unfolding of humanity, what's $100.
     
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    I'm supposed to trade tomorrow and I'm starting to get cold feet.

    I've never played one either....
     
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    I'm not complaining....just giving the details.

    I'm just trying to get other people's opinions.....
     
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    Do already have a cab for the Matchless? I'd hate to have to buy a cab. Good thing is that you can probably sell the Matchless and come out ok because of their rep.
     
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    Yeah, I have a Marshall 1960A (x pattern), avatar with WGS greenbacks, and a open back vox with WGS CL80s. I'll be glad to get rid of the heavy combo....that's for sure.
     
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    Heard that....thankfully I'm not having to haul mine anywhere at the moment.
     
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    I know. It's just hard to know the value of a $1,500 amp down to the last $100. Good luck in your quest.
     
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    I like the 4x12 but that really isn't any better....other then two people can carry it...and it has wheels.

    I'd like to downgrade to just a head, and 2x12.....

    I was playing the Marshall this afternoon......and the clean is just amazing!
     
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    That's REALLY risky. While they have a great rep, if you have no idea what it sounds like, you maight be one very sorry puppy. Better cold feet than buyer's remorse.
     
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    Do you think the Jubilees will continue to go up in price? As in a lot?
    They've doubled in the last 10 years.
     
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    I've heard clips....that's the extent to my knowledge.

    they sound real good to me.....

    I'm not currently even using my Marshall......just jamming in my basement every once in a while. Otherwise I'm using my old traynor or Rocktron Vendetta (tube).
     
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    Then go for it. Even with the $100, you must be very close value wise. So to get an opportunity to try a quality amp without getting hurt $$ and moving out an amp you don't play? Why not. Maybe the Matchless will become your #1.
     
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    Those are my thoughts......too........the only thing that I flinch about is that the Marshall is a "collector amp".....

    I think a Marshall jubilee 2x12 just went on ebay for $1500 with road case....and there's a matchless on ebay now at $1375 with a day left.
     

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