Which type of Marshall do you prefer? JTM or JMP plexi type

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Sonic Reducer, May 2, 2005.


  1. Sonic Reducer

    Sonic Reducer Member

    Messages:
    1,566
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2003
    Let's say mid 60's JTM or clones (Germino etc.) or late 60's early 70's JMP 50 watt heads or clones (Germono etc.)

    Which do you prefer?
     
  2. Ed DeGenaro

    Ed DeGenaro Supporting Member

    Messages:
    18,616
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2002
    Location:
    Malibu
    JMPs
     
  3. pureoldsound

    pureoldsound Member

    Messages:
    749
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2004
    JMPs, my Voodoo amps V-plex ('68 clone)
     
  4. Deaj

    Deaj Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,650
    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    Location:
    Kingston, WA
  5. DestroyAllGuitars

    DestroyAllGuitars Member

    Messages:
    727
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Location:
    North Carolina
    1968 JMP 50 watter My personal favorite amp of all time.
     
  6. trisonic

    trisonic Member

    Messages:
    13,163
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2003
    Location:
    NJ out of England
    My favourite is the '66 JTM45 but I am not averse to the JMP up to about '69 (I think).

    Best, Pete.
     
  7. carlygtr56

    carlygtr56 Guest

    Favorite is a JTM-45/100

    First Marshalls I ever tried were 2 '68 JMP smallbox 50 watt heads- they were awesome
     
  8. Tag

    Tag Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    31,027
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2002
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Neither. :p
     
  9. meterman

    meterman Member

    Messages:
    7,199
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2002
    Location:
    ATL
    TopHat Emplexador has both sounds plus JCM800 in one amp! :p
     
  10. DestroyAllGuitars

    DestroyAllGuitars Member

    Messages:
    727
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Meterman,

    I have to agree with you on the Emplexador. My favorite
    Marshall as I posted earlier is the '68 JMP 50 Watter, but
    I'm currently using 50 and 100 watt Emplexadors and they
    do cover the JTM 45 to JMP 50 watt sounds plus some. The
    '68 Marshalls have become too pricey and are more of an investment piece as opposed to an everyday workhorse.
     
  11. rwe333

    rwe333 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    15,683
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2002
    Location:
    Canada's Capital
    Like 'em both...
    JTMs have more pristine clean tones, a little more in the Vox/Fender vibe. So, may suit a different range of styles.
    For rock/blues-rock tones, it's hard to beat the overdrive of the right JMP.
    YMMV...
     
  12. John Phillips

    John Phillips Member

    Messages:
    13,080
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2002
    Location:
    Scotland
    JMP - it's the definitive Marshall, to me.

    ... although I also like the JTM50. Early '67 only, steel chassis, EL34, GZ34. The very earliest JMPs used exactly the same parts - including the PT - but with solid-state diodes for the rectifier, so they run at higher voltage (over the filter cap rating!) and sound incredible.
     
  13. loverocker

    loverocker Member

    Messages:
    814
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2003
    Location:
    England
    <Pedantry alert> :) Actually, the very earliest JMPs were electronically identical to the JTM50.

    Back on topic... If I had to chose just one and for tone alone (no pedals), it'd be a JMP.
     
  14. bjm007

    bjm007 Member

    Messages:
    568
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2004
    Location:
    Way out west...
    JMP............ No contest ;)
     
  15. Kiwi

    Kiwi Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    3,749
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2002
    Location:
    In a white room
    Bingo. This is the old Marshall sound I wanted. So Greg Germino built me one. Stock it's got a GZ34, but I can also run a 5V4 for more sag or a SS rectifier plug-in for way more stiffness and headroom.

    Put me down for the JTM-50 sound (and feel).

    Kiwi
     
  16. IPlayHamers

    IPlayHamers Member

    Messages:
    1,223
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2004
    Location:
    Colesville, MD
    My 72' 50 watt head is hands down the best sounding Marshall I have ever played, so it would have to be JMP for me.....:D
     

Share This Page