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Impressed with Marshall JVM

cg

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Checked one out at the local guitar center. I used a Nocaster and pretty much stayed on one channel, dialed the gain in at 11:00 or so and used the volume knob on the guitar to go from clean to scream. I was very impressed with range of tones I was getting. This particular amp and guitar combo worked really well together.
(side note - Nocasters are indeed very special guitars.)

The boutique market has been amazing for years. I am realy impressed with the stuff coming out of the non-boutique shops. My 62 Hot Rod Strat is amazing. IMO the JVM is the best master volume amp to come out of Marshall in a long, long time.

Cool amp!
 

arcguitaro

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I love my JVM. Versatile, with a great footswitch design, reverb if you need it, perfect live amp.
 

straticus

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I tried one just last night. It was a combo. Not sure what the speaker config was but it sounded great. Not thin like so much of the recent Marshall stuff. Had a nice feel too.
Things I look for in an amp are nice cleans and "in-between" tones. The JVM had both. I didn't get around to checking out the reverb.

Seemed like a nice amp. But there sure are a lot of knobs!
 

Drew68

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Over on one of the Marshall forums there's speculation that the JVMs are replacing the JCM2000 series as the new JVMs are more cost effective to produce.
 

Jay Strange

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Marshall has a two channel version now with three modes per channel.
I wonder if this amp will sound better due to less circuitry?
 

The Pup

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One of my all-time favs (out of my 27 amps...as of today):

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I dropped my head onto the floor (a six foot drop) and tore the front fabric...so I changed out the head shell to better match my favorite JVM friendly cab (1960BHW with Heritage G12H-30 speakers).
 

vinney57

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Marshall has a two channel version now with three modes per channel.
I wonder if this amp will sound better due to less circuitry?

Huh? The individual channels have the same amount of circuitry. You are getting a selection of 6 channel modes of the 12 available on the 4 channel amp. The master and reverb circuitry remains the same.
 




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