Sold JCM800 2204 (50w) Handwired

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  1. Mattbedrock

    Mattbedrock Silver Supporting Member

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    JCM800 2204 clip added below

    The amp is a handwired version of the 50 watt JCM800 amp (2204 circuit) that was the signature sound of 80's rock. The vertical high and low gain inputs and master volume allow you to get a big sound at any volume. In addition to above, the amp features a pine cabinet covered in British emerald green bronco tolex with bronze piping and plexiglas front and back panels. The back panel includes dual speaker outputs with switchable 4/8/16 ohm output, an effects loop and a stereo 1/4" bias jack and external bias pot on the top of the chassis. The back plexiglass panel is cracked around the second speaker jack. Oops.

    The amp features U.S. made Classictone transformers, Mallory 150 coupling caps, Koa Speer carbon film (signal), Vishay metal film and Xicon wire wrap (power) resistors, Alpha potentiometers and ceramic tube sockets. It's built with brazed aluminum chassis and eyelet board. The amp comes stock with JJ ECC83 and EL34 tubes. The amp includes a lifetime limited warranty for labor for any repairs for the original owner. If it breaks, I'll fix it.

    The amp is offered at $700 + $40 domestic (U.S.) shipping via PayPal.
    Here's a link to a clip:
    https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13691131
    Here's the build thread:
    https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/jcm800-2204-build-thread.1422923/

    Sorry, the fine folks at photobucket are blocking the pics. Here's a link to the album:
    http://s270.photobucket.com/user/Mattbedrock/library/JCM800?sort=3&page=1

     
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  2. Lkdog

    Lkdog Supporting Member

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    Looks cool.
    Any clips of this?
    What type of effects loop? Is effects loop quiet?
     
  3. Mattbedrock

    Mattbedrock Silver Supporting Member

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    It is pretty cool. The effects loop is passive and implemented like the Ceriatone 2204 handwired layout, in between the master volume and the phase inverter using shielded wire, so it is quiet.

    If I get some time, I can record a clip of it. It sounds like a JCM800. I built two, keeping one for myself.
     
  4. mmunguia

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    Cool amp was trying out my friends 2204 last week. Sounds really good. Can’t wait for the clips
     
  5. Mattbedrock

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    I mashed together a clip - kind of clunky but I was working fast.
    https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13691131

    All controls were on noon except for master volume around 9:00. Playing through a 2061 2x12" slant cab with Celestion Greenbacks close miked with a SM57. Guitar 1 is a Gibson Les Paul Classic with '57 Classic HB's, guitar 2 is a '79 Strat.
     
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    LPMojoGL Music Room Superstar Supporting Member

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    Clip sounds great!
     
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    Nice! Already own an '82 800 combo, but this tempts me. :)
     
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    Mattbedrock Silver Supporting Member

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    It's all yours - pm sent.

    Thanks!
     

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