Honestly I'm in agreement with Gtone on this. It really is hard to compare the newer amps to the JMP era stuff. They just aint the same beast anymore. As you can tell if you peruse my pics, I got a $#!Tload of vintage JMP Marshall amps & I have them for a good reason. They easily produce the power, response & tone I want from a Rock N Roll guitar amplifier. They do the job perfectly for my wants & needs in a Rock situation with the 50 watters getting preferrence over the Super Lead due to there quicker & thicker saturation & easier tube overdrive as well as their added harmonic richness when pushed past 10 O'Clock on the volume dial. But the 100 watters are beautiful at what they do too. Thats why one amp is never enough! I actually do not own a 50 or 100 watt DSL or TSL but have only read good things about them from those that do. I do own some newer Marshall 1 watt 50th Anniversary heads (a JMP 1C & a JVM 1H) & I like them both better than any newer Marshall head I have tried in the last 20 years including my own 50 watt Vintage Modern! But everybody's tastes are different. I get that & I'll never put someone down because they like something different than me or dont like what I like. I could see Smitty being quite happy with a JCM 2000. They seem quite versatile in their range of tones & textures despite (to my ears) none of them being able to replicate, respond or generate what the the old vintage JMP 50 watters could do, & to me thats true to a less dramatic extent for the 100 watters too for that matter. Kind of funny when you think about it but I really find that to be the case & honestly believe it to be true. I knocked myself silly a couple of years ago comparing, researching & playing the gamut of amplifiers available to me over a 3-4 year period & tried to make a bunch of amps work at gigs, weekly rehearsals & jams. I honestly found there is just something special about that JMP era 50 watt Marshall amplifier that my ears dont hear in anything else I've ever tried! But I was raised on JMP era Rock Guitar goodness so...that kind of makes sense when ya think about it that way I reckon. Now that really is a statement when you think about it fellas. But lets keep it our secret huh! I still pick up these amps when opportunity knocks & certainly dont need prices to go up any further or available inventory to dwindle so, sshhhh. Mums on the Marshalls! Turn it up!