just cranked the jtm 45 up to 10 for the first time

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  1. wildshoetwt

    wildshoetwt Member

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    let's just say that you need a full stack or a 4x12 to make any use of this type of circuit past 6 on the dial for single notes, for pure classic rock crunch my 2x12 sounded good

    but theres too much speaker distortion going on with a 2x12

    lesson learned
     
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    my jtm 45 went from sounding like a marshall jtm 45 bluesbreaker to sounding like the grittiest tweed deluxe on the verge of meltdown, but i think alot of that was speaker distortion

    who knows?
     
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    Well, I suppose. But when are you really going to be using it running at 6 or higher? On 3 those things are outdoing most drummers.
     
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    Naaah, they're not that loud, realistically they're about 35 WRMS. Mine scopes at 34 watts w/ NOS GEC KT66's. That being said I rarely turn mine up past 7 or 8...it gets too flubby even with the bass on 2...
     
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    I agree. They're not as loud as a lot of people think. My '66 JTM45 actually sounds fantastic through a Bogner 212 with V30s. Clapton's sounded great through 2 12s as well!
     
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    I don't turn mine up past 6 or 7 very often. Just don't need to. Usually less than that...
    I agree though, a pair of 12's is pretty killer.
    I debated a 412 when I got my 212. But there really is no need for what I do with it.
    I've played it through a 412 though. It'll crank...
     
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    i was getting too much speaker breakup in my 2x12, sounded more fenderish because of that, but that was with the bass channel cranked, i cranked the treble channel today and it sounded much more marshall and jtm like, very glassy, very smooth, very fat

    so yeah, if you wanna crank the bass channel on your jtm 45, you better have a 4x12 if you dont want a mushy cranked bassman tone


    next up: running stereo out from my blue sky reverberator into the treble and bass and cranking them both? should i do it :? LOL?
     

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