Opinions needed@! Might trade my Orange for a '77 JMP UPDATE: Orange is gone!

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  1. Zeppelin Rules

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    Re: Opinions needed@! Might trade my Orange for a '77 JMP 2203

    Oh, there shall be pics aplenty.
     
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    Re: Opinions needed@! Might trade my Orange for a '77 JMP 2203

    [quote author=Zeppelin Rules link=topic=21380.msg256606#msg256606 date=1297362744]
    The other guy passed on it, so I'm going to go check it out tonight.

    Watch this space.
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    When I feel the earth shaking down here in the mid Atlantic, I will know you are trying out that beast. :D
     
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    [quote author=mdubya link=topic=21380.msg256613#msg256613 date=1297364303]
    When I feel the earth shaking down here in the mid Atlantic, I will know you are trying out that beast. :D


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    To keep the family happy, I have to run mine with an attenuator. If anyone is interested, *extemely* high marks for the Aracom PRX150-DAG!

    http://www.aracom-amps.com/products/prx150-dag.html
     
  4. Zeppelin Rules

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    I'm going to see what kind of lower volume sounds I can get out of it. Luckily I have the house to myself fairly often, so I can play nice and loud.
     
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    Re: Opinions needed@! Might trade my Orange for a '77 JMP 2203

    [quote author=Zeppelin Rules link=topic=21380.msg256618#msg256618 date=1297365646]
    I'm going to see what kind of lower volume sounds I can get out of it.
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    I'm curious about that too - I rarely hear Marshalls played at a lower volume level. It seems they are more well known for their tone opened up and roaring.

    I always thought Orange amps had a somewhat unique tone - unfortunately their particular tone is not to my personal taste.
     
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    [quote author=Zeppelin Rules link=topic=21380.msg256618#msg256618 date=1297365646]
    I'm going to see what kind of lower volume sounds I can get out of it. Luckily I have the house to myself fairly often, so I can play nice and loud.
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    I am pretty sure you can set those up to run with 2 tubes/50 watts. Still plenty loud.

    I use my 50 watter with the master barely on and the preamp up. It makes a pretty awesome sounding practice amp like that. Sounds better than any of the low watt amps I have tried.

    The economy has impacted the value of the JMP's, but they will only go up and up. And they sound bloody awesome. O0
     
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    Re: Opinions needed@! Might trade my Orange for a '77 JMP 2203

    [quote author=dbb link=topic=21380.msg256624#msg256624 date=1297369863]

    I always thought Orange amps had a somewhat unique tone - unfortunately their particular tone is not to my personal taste.
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    I think I'm finding more and more that although the Orange sounds great, the tone I've been looking for is to be found in a vintage-style Marshall.
     
  8. Tricone

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    Yes, a 50-watter can get ear-piercing loud. The nice thing about the attenuator is that you can dime the the master and take advantage of that awesome Marshall power tube distortion (as opposed to just preamp tube distortion).

    [quote author=mdubya link=topic=21380.msg256625#msg256625 date=1297369899]
    I am pretty sure you can set those up to run with 2 tubes/50 watts. Still plenty loud.

    I use my 50 watter with the master barely on and the preamp up. It makes a pretty awesome sounding practice amp like that. Sounds better than any of the low watt amps I have tried.

    The economy has impacted the value of the JMP's, but they will only go up and up. And they sound bloody awesome. O0
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    Re: Opinions needed@! Might trade my Orange for a '77 JMP 2203

    [quote author=guitarweasel link=topic=21380.msg256591#msg256591 date=1297340664]
    Sarge, orange you glad I didn't post more? ;D
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    Jaffa ask? ;D
     
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    Re: Opinions needed@! Might trade my Orange for a '77 JMP 2203

    50 watt marshall tube setups can get very loud. Its what I used to use back in our gigging days with a 4x12 cab and I had no problem with being loud enough.
     
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    50 watts of Marshall should be enough to melt anyone's eardrums! Nice that it sounds good with the master way down, too.
     
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    [quote author=Tricone link=topic=21380.msg256640#msg256640 date=1297376082]
    Yes, a 50-watter can get ear-piercing loud. The nice thing about the attenuator is that you can dime the the master and take advantage of that awesome Marshall power tube distortion (as opposed to just preamp tube distortion).

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    I think the way the JMP circuit works, you don't need to dime it to get a full sound out of the power tubes. But a 50 watter is pretty loud with MV on 4, and approaching "take your head off" at 6. I never ran mine at more than MV 6, that was plenty. And, yes, an attenuator would help if you want to practice with the MV up. But you can practice quite quietly with these amp. Is it a compromise? Sure.
     
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    I still have a 50 watt marshall head and my 1960 4x12 cab. Don't use it at home though as mine doesn't sound very good at low volumes. I think on mine the preamp just doesn't give it the same kick as really cranking it and getting that natural sounding crunch. I never had an attenuator though so maybe that is the ticket. I just use small amps at home and save the half stack marshall in case I ever join another band. Don't laugh... it could happen ;D
     
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    Re: Opinions needed@! Might trade my Orange for a '77 JMP 2203

    I could have bought either a '72 or '74 JMP off Craigs a couple of months ago for $950, but it understandably didn't last long

    D'oh!
     
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    [quote author=Zeppelin Rules link=topic=21380.msg256768#msg256768 date=1297536999]
    I could have bought either a '72 or '74 JMP off Craigs a couple of months ago for $950, but it understandably didn't last long

    D'oh!
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    Too bad! I saw one that seemed to be in nice condition on the Bay recently for $1200. Seller was from Los Angeles. I don't believe it sold, but it wasn't relisted. I almost went for it.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rt=nc&nma=true&item=330514734506&si=%252BKEbUKSiSmiHFNYgCalpcKIFYqc%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT#ht_500wt_1156
     
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    [quote author=Zeppelin Rules link=topic=21380.msg256768#msg256768 date=1297536999]
    I could have bought either a '72 or '74 JMP off Craigs a couple of months ago for $950, but it understandably didn't last long

    D'oh!
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    So what happened with the one you tested?

    BTW, I saw a JMP 50 watt 212 combo at my bud's used guitar emporium a month or two ago for $950. I still wake up in cold sweats for not buying it on the spot.
     
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    Scheduling got in the way so I didn't end up trying it out today and, welll













































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    The Marsnall is in the house!

    I met the guy at his place of work, brought my cab, my Strat and my SG. Plugged in the Strat first and was blown away. Instant Jimi/John Frusciante sounds, plus every other classic Strat into Marshall sound. Went for the SG and I was getting Zeppelin, AC/DC, Rush: EVERYTHING.

    This this is STUPIDLY loud. I think I'm going to have to get an attenuator for sure. I'm also thinking about maybe changing out one or both of the Vintage 30s in my cab.

    The amp has obviously seen some better days and some of the knobs, and maybe one of the pots has been replaced, but the sound is there and then some.

    The guy I traded with told me that the guy he had bought it from was in tears when he had to sell it. Apparently he had had a ton of interest, but the guy I got it from seemed to know what it was and what it represented. After I told him I was willing to trade he told me that the fact that I had come and played nothing but classic rock through it told him that I was deserving of it as well.
     
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    Congrats, Zep!! :D

    I told you they are LOUD! ( . . but you should see how loud my '73 HiWatt can get)!

    Check-out the Aracom attenuator. It is some piece of equipment!

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    congrats Zep!
     

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