Question for JVM owners

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by vendo, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. vendo

    vendo Member

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    I'm looking to pick up a Marshall head and brought home a JVM410H home to demo. (with 3 guitars; humbuckers, mini-hums and P-90s through a Marshall 1960TV cab) Great amp I feel but the OD2 channel to me seems almost unusable, so much gain all I hear is fizz. Seems senseless to me to pay for all that amp and not use all of it...

    My question, is there another Marshall I should be looking at which will give me all the sounds of the Crunch and OD1 channels? Those are the 2 channels I LOVE. Should I look at a TSL, DSL, VM, etc.......

    I don't care if the tones are harder to dial in (though the JVM is pretty easy...), I just wonder if they exist in another amp. Hope that makes sense! Thanks.
     
  2. haslar

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    what about getting the JVM and just not bother using channel 4?
    :jo
     
  3. arcguitaro

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    I have the gain on my OD1 at 9:30 o'clock and my OD2 at 10 o'clock. No need to crank the gain. Works for me!

    :D
     
  4. Sniper-V

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    How about the new JVM2?

    Not many Marshalls in stock form will get you the gain of OD1 and OD2. The JCM2000 series, was the probably the next closest. I prefer the JVMs though...

    I was on the market for a new Hi Gain head but didn't want to get too Hi Fi and modern, plus i wanted to stick to a Marshall tone. I picked up a Cameron 2204 and it smokes! Has a ton of gain but in a good way. It was just perfect for me and it can nail the tones of the JVM but way better for me.
     
  5. Groovey Records

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    How do Marshall purists feel about the TopHat Emplexador II.

    Left to right it has a hi and lo input, a channel selector knob for classic or overdrive channel. Followed by Master Volume then a normal/fat toggle & a normal/boost toggle. Gain before the tone stacks and on the right a presence knob.
    For me without direct Marshall playing experience only a lot of listening this amp is the most versitile Marshall type amp I've heard, stopping only short of Metal sounds.

    Enjoy The Music
    Groovey Records
     
  6. Plexihacker

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    Why not try the "C83" mod on the JVM410 and see if that cuts down on the gain/buzz? Simply unsolder and lift one leg of the C83 capacitor - couldn't be easier.
     

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