Marshall Mini 2204S?

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  1. monkeyodeath

    monkeyodeath Member

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    Anyone know anything about the Marshall 2204S heads? From what I gather, they are just a JMP 2204 in a small-size head, but I'm not totally sure. Anyone know how they sound, more JMP or more JCM 800? I'm seeing one for 600 bucks locally and I'm interested in what the deal is with this model.

    And how do you think it would compare with my Fargen Olde 800?

    Thanks fellas!
     
  2. rob2001

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    I'd grab it. It's electronicly the same as a 2204, just smaller and kinda rare. The fargen is a 2204 clone yes?
     
  3. SatelliteAmps

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    I think it is actually just the box being smaller. I've got one that I will go measure in the afternoon.
     
  4. QRSS

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    perfect fit with the 1965 cabs.
    i want one.
     
  5. Hackubus

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    $600? Grab it! The 2204S was a downsized head made to work with the 1965 cabs, which were 4x10s IIRC.
     
  6. mesanatic

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    $600 buy it. If you don't want it tell me where I can.

    As far as sound it will sound the same as the full size head version JCM 800 2204 (50w). Made in 1986 and 1987 I believe.
     
  7. bosstone

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    What is the letter in the serial number stamped in the back of the chassis? That will determine what year it is. No matter what year it will sound about the same and $600.00 for a untouched one in decent condition is a bargain.
     
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    I know this is a super old thread to be bumping, but can anyone tell me what tubes these ran on and what impedance speaker outputs it had? Thanks!
     
  9. schwa

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    I have one of these. It runs 3x12ax7 and 2xEL34. It's a proper 2204 in a small box. They were only made for a year or two (around '86) and not many. One funny thing about them that my tech pointed out - The box has been routed out on the top to allow the original Drake Transformer to fit inside! :banana

    Open it up and it looks just like a regular 2204.

    I love mine, and cant imagine selling it. Her it is on a Mojo 2x12 with G12-65's.

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  10. Gasp100

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    Want! Are you happy with the mojotone cab?
     
  11. Sam801

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    The 2204S heads were only made for a year-ish from '86-'87. It's a horizontal input 2204 JCM 800 amp in a smaller chassis to match the 4x10's and vertical 2x12's of the era. Very rare, but not really a master volume JMP, not even the most sought after JCM 800 circuit. But for $600, definitely jump on it. You can't find unmolested JCM 800's that cheap these days. It's a killer amp.

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    Damn, didn't realize someone bumped a super old thread. Oh well.
     
  12. freaksho

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    that's funny lookin'.
     
  13. schwa

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    Very happy with the mojotone cab. It's very well made, maybe a bit better than the similar Marshalls.
     
  14. jp1977

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    Yeah, chassis is same size just smaller box. Those have horizontal jacks with board mounted pots. I remember playing one that sounde killer. 600 is a nice price but not much different tones then u already can cop with your fargen olde 800 which is basically a tweaked 800 clone.
     
  15. LPMojoGL

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    Bumping this back up from the dead.
    I just played a 2204s, and a Fargen Olde 800 MkII, using a LP and a Friedman 4x12.
    The Marshall sounds kinda blah at 1 or below on the dial, which is decent house volumes, but not bedroom. Getting it past 2 on the master volume and it comes alive, up around half way and the power tubes are flexing their muscles. Cleans up well, sounds like rock n roll.

    The Fargen sounded darn near the same. A tighter low end, more gain, not as harsh on the top end. The Marshall sounded a bit more open or raw. Probably the wattage difference? The 25 watts of the Fargen are pretty loud, and close enough to the 50 watts of the 2204s.
     
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    You REALLY wanna hear the JCM in all its glory you gotta get that master to like 6/7. THATS when they come alive!

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  17. Schafrocks

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    With the gain all the way up into the high input, an 800 will rip your face off with the master past 3.
     

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