This video made me rethink about all the boutique choices out there .. Now to find a clean 76 jmp 50 watter ..
The 76 with the toggles was the desirable one I believe ..Just do your homework before your buy a 76. There were 2 versions of the master volume 2204 circuit in 1976. One that was liked a lot and the other not so much. The one that stayed was the same as the master volume 2203.
What's a good price for a minty 76?Best way to know for sure though is to have the circuit guts verified. The outwards cosmetic changes are not always a dead ringer as to what is inside the amp as those changes were more directed as to which country the amps were being sold in. There are a bunch of 76 2204 models that were converted by tech to be the more common circuit as well.
This video inspired me as well, and I ended up getting a '78 JMP 2204. The '78 has the cascading gain circuit, whereas most '76s don't (so the '76s don't gain up as much). Either way, they're beautiful sounding amps, but I'll probably end up selling mine because of the low volume gigging world that we now live in. I don't want to sell it, but it's tough for me to keep gear that doesn't get used enough. By the way, last year I located the guy in the video, and he messaged me on Facebook and gave me a rundown of his current rig and guitar setup. He now plays a 100 watt '73 Marshall Superbass through a 2x12.That's the video that made me buy one - a 1980 50w.
Turns out in person I didn't like it much.
But that video really does kick butt.
No, it was in fantastic condition. In the end it just didn't work for me in a gigging situation. It sounded godly with just a Les Paul straight in - but anything more complex than that didn't work.What didn't you like about it ? Was it modded ??