Marshalls

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  1. Paulstarr

    Paulstarr Member

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    Marshall and non Marshall dudes, I think we can all pretty much agree Marshalls are the most cited amps when we speak about 'classic rock n roll sound'.
    Just to start some conversation:
    What are to you the 5 five most iconic amps in the brand all time line up?
     
  2. Echoplexi

    Echoplexi Silver Supporting Member

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    1. 1959 super lead
    2. 2203 master volume
    3. JTM 45
    4. 1987 50 watt nmv
    5. 2204 50 watt mv
     
  3. andyk

    andyk Supporting Member

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    I would expand the list above to include:

    Jubilee 2555 25th Anniversary
    6100 30th Anniversary
     
  4. RayBarbeeMusic

    RayBarbeeMusic Member

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    I'd leave that one off and include the 2210/2205. Shenker, Morello, etc.
     
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  5. Dynation

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    For me it would be:

    1) JTM-45
    2) 1959 Super Lead
    3) JCM 800
    4) JTM-100 Black Flag
    5) Marshall 2555 Silver Jubilee

    A lot of iconic Marshall tones have been pumped out of those babies.
     
  6. ant_riv

    ant_riv Supporting Member

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    How about:
    -any Plexi
    -any JMP
    -any JCM800
    -the JVM series
    -the DSL series
     
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  7. Classic09

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    1. JTM45
    2. 1959 super lead
    3. JMP 2203 MV
    4. JCM800 2203
    5. JCM2555

    Most players or punters reference those amps. Anything out of that remit and most ask 'is it X?'
     
  8. Ilduce

    Ilduce And now for something completely different! Supporting Member

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    Can't speak for the rest, but I'd definitely put the Marshall Major on the list, ala Richie Blackmore!
     
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    Bluesbreaker combo
    JTM 45
    JTM 45/100
    JMP 1987 Lead
    JMP 1986 Bass
     
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    What, no love for the MA100? :rotflmao
     
  11. broken_sound

    broken_sound Silver Supporting Member

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    1. 1959SLP
    2. JTM45
    3. JCM800 2203
    4. 1987X
    5. 1974X
    I haven't been around all that long, but this is top 5 iconic IMO.
     
  12. wolfpack

    wolfpack Supporting Member

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    UFO & Early MSG Schenker tones were from a 1987x, not a 2205.
     
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    mattymel Supporting Member

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    Jtm45
    1959
    1987
    1962
    1974
     
  14. big mike

    big mike David Grissom Wannabee Staff Member

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    I think going 50 or 100 watt or derivatives is splitting hairs. IMO it's the iconic circuits.

    JTM45/Bluesbreaker
    Bass Spec lead or bass (1992/1986, JTM50 is a bridge spec between bass and JTM45.Early superleads were bass too)
    Lead Spec (1959SLP, 1987, etc)
    Cascaded gain 2203/2204 ( 2 holer master. JCM800, JMP, etc
    Jubilee 2550/2555

    I'd put the 2205/2210 in 6th position as their first true channel switcher, but the jubilee beats it IMO. I've owned both.

    Short version and I'll stick with most popular variant
    JTM45
    1959/1987 Lead
    1992/1986 Bass
    2203/2204 Master
    2555/2550 Jubilee
     
  15. big mike

    big mike David Grissom Wannabee Staff Member

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    Splitting hairs again, but X just means reissue.
     
  16. big mike

    big mike David Grissom Wannabee Staff Member

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    3 and 4 essentially the same amp with just a cosmetic change.

    See what I mean about splitting hairs. LOL
     
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  17. Echoplexi

    Echoplexi Silver Supporting Member

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    Mick Ronson too I think!
     
  18. Classic09

    Classic09 Member

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    Agreed. There may only be 4 truly iconic Marshall amps. Anything after the JCM800 era follow such a similar format that non guitar players would really notice.
     
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    big mike David Grissom Wannabee Staff Member

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    That's why I choose Jubilee over the JCM800 channel switcher.
    Not sure why, It's probably fair to choose either. But I love the jubilee so much more. :D

    Could be the Slash factor.
     
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  20. Classic09

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    How about:
    1. JTM45
    2. Blues breaker
    3. 1959
    4. JCM800 2203
    5. Silver Jubilee

    Whilst the Blues Breaker is essentially the same as the JTM45, it's different enough for the AC/DC fans and Clapton fans to co-exist in differing universes.
     

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