Quiestion about my Marshall Jubilee. Need some help

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  1. wedewer

    wedewer Supporting Member

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    I have had a Marshall Jubilee half stack since 1990. It was my main gigging and recording amp until i joined TGP and came down with the disease. I found myself liking plexi circuits better and found my Jubilee had too much gain, sounded a little compressed and maybe a bit thin. When I played it I had to keep the gain around 4. My tech looked at it a couple years ago and said the tubes were biased poorly and adjusted that but it didn't do that much. I listened to the first CD I recorded with a Les Paul straight in and it sounded so much more open and crunchy. This was all confirmed at NAMM yesterday when I heard the reissue. That is what my Jube used to sound like. So other than obvious tube or bias issues, can it be something else? The amp is almost 30 years old. Could it be the caps? If they are due for a change, can that effect the tone?
    Are there any Jube experts on here that can help?
     
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    tone? Supporting Member

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    Caps can definitely affect tone.
    So if they are worn the amp can start being mushier and maybe even start having "ghost" notes.
    New Caps will tighten things up a bit.

    Component drift?
    If I were you I would send it to one of the best amp techs in the country.
    Look for someone that is an expert and knowledgeable on Marshalls.
    Roy Blankenship is one guy.
    talk to them over the phone or by email and see what they have to say.
    Most techs know how to do a few things pretty good and thats about it.
    Few REALLY good techs and to me that is important.
    You want someone who has heard that amp many times and KNOWS what it is supposed to sound like.

    Might want to shoot Greg Germino an email as well. VERY informed about Marshalls and super nice.

    Look for the best and ship your amp there.

    Thats my 2cents at least.

    Nick
     
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    That's sort of what I was thinking. But thought maybe I should see if there are guys that are more familiar with the Jube and have seen more than a few come across their bench. One that knows how the amp is supposed to sound.
     
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    tone? Supporting Member

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    Yeah its cool to get peoples opinion but until someone sees the inside of it and inspects it , you cant really know.

    Im pretty much done with local techs. I can do some stuff on my own now, but if there is an intricate amp like my VHT Pitbull etc.....its going to the original maker or the best.
     
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    Sorry, my response was confusing. I meant send it to a tech that is more familiar with the Jube. I didn't mean guys on here.
     
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    Oh sorry bout that.

    Well be straight up and ask the tech you are talking to.
    Remember its your money you are going to spend.
     
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