Marshall JTM-45 vs Fender Twin Reverb 65

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by maromad89, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. maromad89

    maromad89 Member

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    Hello friends!

    I don´t know so much about amps, and less about tube amps, but I would like to go with one of them!

    I mainly play heavier rock-blues like Jimi Hendrix, Vaughan, Santana, Cream (Clapton), Jeff Beck styles.
    Would you recommend a Marshall JTM-45 or a Fender Twin Reverb Reissue for me? Or any other amp maybe?

    My guitar is a Fender American Standard Stratocaster.
    My OD-Fuzz pedals (If it is relevant) are an Ibanez TS9, a Fulltone OCD, and a Analogman NKT-275 Sunface .

    Thank you very much. I hope you can help me.
     
  2. hucklebee

    hucklebee Supporting Member

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    You're barking up Marshall territory...
     
  3. QRSS

    QRSS brutalist

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    rock/blues plus 30 reasonable watts....i'd go with the jtm45 also.
     
  4. hecticone

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    I used twins for years. They take pedals nice,wonderful cleans, will not break up, or at least till things are falling off the walls.You will not do the super heavy distortion thing with twins but just about anything else.
     
  5. billconnorsfan

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    Hey that's MARSHALL territory, for sure!

    Hendrix= JTM-45/100 stack(s)
    Vaughan= Marshall Major
    Clapton (Cream era)= JTM-45/100 stack with 20-watt Greenbacks
    Beck= 50-watt plexi
    Santana= Although not the tone he's known for, he played a Marshall stack on Love, Devotion, Surrender with John Mclaughlin

    Take care,
    BCfan
     
  6. maromad89

    maromad89 Member

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    And what about the clean tones like Little Wing, Castles Made of Sand, Riviera Paradise, Lenny and those ones. Can I get them with the Marshall JTM-45?
     
  7. Sam Cannon

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    JTM 45 no doubt. They take pedals great and there is a ton of great deals out there on the heads. You can try to find someone to build a Metropolious for you or check out Blockhead, Germino etc............Even Marshall if you can find one that's hand wired with good parts. I have a Metropoliou JTM 45 I built and it just sounds great.

    good luck
     
  8. billconnorsfan

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    Although most of those you just listed are blackface tones, they are for sure, achievable with a correctly biased JTM-45. The thing that probably wont sell you on recognizing them is the difference in tone between Jenson/JBL(Twin Reverb) and Celestion(JTM-45) speakers.

    Hope this helps,
    BCfan:phones
     
  9. jgyn

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    They sound more like a JTM-45 than a Fender BF, IMO, and I own both...
     
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    jiml Supporting Member

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    What would that bias value be? I have my JTM45 running 34ma on KT66's.
     

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