Looking for a JTM45 only better does it exsit?

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  1. skunizzi

    skunizzi Member

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    I've had a hard-on for a great sounding JTM45 except I don't want a super loud amp that is not practical to use at home. A typical JTM45 Also I do like to have the ability of using effects loops and possibly to have access to a switch that will allow me to step down the power.

    Does anyone make something similar to what I am searching for? Or should I just be happy with what I already have?
     
  2. pbmw

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    I have a JTM45 built by Will Robermann in California. KT66's. MM iron. Buffered loop and a PPIMV.
    I can play it when the grandkids are asleep.
    And it sounds good doing it
     
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    I've heard the Friedman Dirty Shirley 40 is based off a JTM45. All I know is that it is the most flexible and dynamic amp I own. Also the best master volume I've tried.
     
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  5. big mike

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    Dirty shirly is cool but the JTM45 thing is more about the feel than the tone.

    I'd probably hit up David Bray and see what he thought since you want a master and loop.
    greg will never do a loop. LOL

    Park maybe a good option there too. Both great amps.
     
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    Germino Master Lead 55. Sounds great at bedroom levels. Sounds awesome loud.
    No f/x loop but I don't miss it. I have a Barber DD/SS that I use if I need od/dist before modulation .
     
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    A great M-style amp, but def not very JTM-ish.
     
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    Id avoid a loop in a 4 hole Marshall. Not enough gain in the preamp to warrant adding all the extra circuity (tube or SS).

    If your dead set on a loop on one of these NMV Marshalls just get a Powerstation.
    Kill two birds with one stone.
     
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    A Metropoulos Super-Plex
     
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    Bogner Telos is what you’re describing
     
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    :agree:agree
    I have one, extremely versatile, a great master volume, 50/100 switch and power transformer attenuation.
     
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  14. skunizzi

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    I also have one and it's a great amp for sure but it does have a different tonality IMO than a JTM45.
     
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    I'd ping Mitch Colby (Colby and Park Amps) and see what he suggests. He may be able to tweak one of his existing models to do what you need. He's friendly and accessible.
     
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    Mitch is a peach of a guy for sure.

    Another option if you have and like a JTM45...is to get a fryette powerstation.
    It'll reamp what you have and give you an FX loop and volume reduction options.
     
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    Does he have a website? Where can I hear some clips?
     
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    Maybe I should jus consider getting a reissue Marshall JTM45. Its much less expensive than the other suggestions on this topic so far and I can always get a power soak. Would it not be a good choice?
     
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    They're fine, but they do not sound like a JTM45 to me. It's more like an underpowered 50 watt bass spec.
    It is a nice amp though, if you can get one used sub 1K you'll be good to go. As long as you understand it's not a true reissue.
     

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