Thought on Marshall Vintage Modern?

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  1. ecbluesman54

    ecbluesman54 Member

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    Just curious what your thoughts are on the Marshall Vintage Modern. I had a chance to try one out at a local store, and thought it sounded good, now I have it stuck in my head that I want to pick one up. Just curious to find out the thoughts from some of you who have spent some time with it.
    Thanks!
     
  2. auraelux

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    Its definately one of the better modern marshalls, I tried one thinking it would be a good back up head. The cleans are cool, but the distortion seemed kinda cold to me. But nothing a couple of mods and a tube swap won't be able to fix. Maybe I played a bad one. My advice is if you like the one you played, buy that same exact one.
     
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    Thanks for the response. I was thinking of buying it as a nice modern backup as well. What were you thinking as far as tubes? Do you think they are bias'd too cold?
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  4. auraelux

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    That might be the case, it happens with a lot of the brand new more modern amps. Now, I don't know too much about tubes, but I do do know that a couple of the JJ E34Ls and ECC83Ss did the trick for my DSL 100.

    Bob is like the JJ king over at www.eurotubes.com

    Feel free to send him an email about what you would want out of your Vintage Modern and he'll be able to help you out no problem.
     
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    go here:

    http://vintagemodern.informe.com/index.php

    For lots of information on this amp. I have one and love it, but it's not plug and play. You gotta spend time dialing it in, use the right speakers, etc etc
     
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    Hey Andrew,

    Long time no see, :roll

    I have a Mint Marshall VM 100 watt head and matching 4x12 cab, pm me, maybe we can work something out on your ES-336.

    Brad
     
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    best marshall since the 2203/2204 :munch
     
  9. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

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    Is the JVM410H considered a Vintage Modern??
     
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    Vintage Modern and JVM are two different product lineups:

    Vintage Modern

    2466
    2266
    2266c

    JVM (V is for Victoria Marshall I believe)

    410H
    410C
    210H
    210C
    205H
    205C
    215C

    ~S
     
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    Be sure to try a JVM before you buy a Vintage Modern.
    I'm sure glad I did!
     
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    Tried them both. Thought the JVM was heads and tails better than the VM. I tested a Mesa Roadster and Fuchs Train 45 the same day. I didnt like the VM at all, to tell you the truth, compared to the others.
     
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    I tried them both, picked the VM heads and tails over the JVM. Warmer, fatter, more personality and definitely did not posess the constipated feel I felt was present in the JVM.
     
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    the cabs are much better than the heads IMO. I'd rather get a germino or a metro with a treble booster or a good pedal
     
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    Does the combo have an open or closed back?
     
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    Crap...maybe I should get a 50 head and cab then if I go that route.
     

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