Played a Johnny Hiland PRS thru a YJM100 yesterday.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Axeplyr, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Axeplyr

    Axeplyr Supporting Member

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    Somebody loan me 4 grand!!! :eek:

    Unfreakingbelievable.

    First the guitar - first PRS I've picked up in a looong time that blew me out of the water. I was expecting something like my old Custom 22... lacking balls and touch. What a great guitar the Hiland is. Spend most of the time on the bridge pickup, fat, meaty tone with notes jumping out of the guitar.

    It helped though that the YJM was at the other end of the cord. I WANT THIS AMP!!! It's the perfect Plexi. Set stock with no buttons, it's the wonderful NMV plexi you heard on all the great records. Start engaging the various features - boost, noise gate, etc., and you get into killer hot rodded Marshall goodness. Exactly what I've been trying to boost my '79 into. And it really loved that Johnny Hiland PRS!

    Too bad it's $2500! If it was $2k out the door (tax incl.), it would be in my house right now.
     
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    There are three brand new sealed in the box YJM' available on ebay for $1999.
    $35 shipping.
     
  4. ufguy73

    ufguy73 Gold Supporting Member

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    i really liked the YJM but, ultimately, i ended up returning it after my trial period ended.

    depending on what you want, it is a cool combination of features and definitely one of the better marshalls to come out lately in my mind
     
  5. Axeplyr

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    Why did you end up returning it?
     
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    The Hiland is truly an extraordinary guitar! Their supply is limited to what has already been produced.





    ........after careful consideration I've decided that you should buy that guitar.

    :D
     
  7. Axeplyr

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    Well, if you say so. I'll go get it tomorrow. :aok
     
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    Make a package deal with the seller! I'll help with buying your 79 plexi. :D

    I still haven't tried a ymj, Sounds like I better get it into gear!
     
  9. Axeplyr

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    Hahaha, don't tempt me Rik! I'd almost sell the half stack to fund that YJM. :omg

    Both the guitar and amp are at the OKC Guitar Center.
     
  10. Deaj

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    How does th JH's top look? What color? Stain or sunburst?
     
  11. Axeplyr

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    Kind of a amber, not a sunburst.

    Like this one...

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  12. Deaj

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    Wow! I really like that finish!
     
  13. Axeplyr

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    It was a cool axe all around. They're asking $1499.
     
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    If it's in great shape that would be a fair price for it in todays market IMO.
     
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    for me it just wasnt quite what i wanted...

    in vintage terms, i thought i could get a more balls-on accurate tone (with much higher build quality, service, etc.) from metro/germino/suhr...for that 'pure' plexi tone.

    in modern tones, i found the boost on the YJM to be too metalish for what i wanted - yeah, you could dial it out some by blending and eq'ing and stuff but the base tone just wasnt what i wanted from the boost and i felt like i'd be fighting it...so, without the boost, it was back to a plexi head and like i said above i thought i could do better for a plexi head.

    in terms of the powerscaling, i get better results from the alex - so the powerscaling was out.

    so that left its distinguishing features as the loop, reverb and half watt switch (which although primarily a volume control feature also does impact the tone and feel some).

    i figure there are other vintage style plexi heads out there that can have loops (metro, for example) and i could run a pedal for reverb - or i could play around with a W/D setup. the half wattage feature is a little unique but didnt do too much for me - i could do a variac type thing to soften things up in its own way.

    anyway, dont know if any of that would be relevant for you but thats how it didnt end up working out for ME.

    it was a nice amp though - and definitely one of the better marshalls for me recently.
     
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    Axeplyr,

    It's a killer amp! I tested one at GC. Loved it. Wish my JVM had a channel that sounded like that, and with all those features, or wish the YJM had more than one channel. But still, great Marshall sounds on tap to cover pretty much all the great Marshall tones.
     

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