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  1. #1

    Join Date: Nov 2012
    Location: Peg City
    ME: LTD Eclipse & Viper
    Rig: ENGL/VHT/Soldano/MESA

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    Picked this nasty thing up the other day. Marshall JCM800 2203KK.
    The thing is dead mint. Very little use, got it from the original owner who retired from playing seriously shortly after ordering this amp from Marshall.

    You guys probably know the specs already.
    Single channel JCM800 with Kerry King's Beast button which activates a noise gate and a boosted eq curve with added gain.

    I love the feel of the amp. It's aggressive, but not harsh. Great clarity too at all gain levels.
    Without the Beast engaged it is pure rock bliss. Throaty Marshall grind. The Beast adds a nice mid boost and high end cut. It gives the amp mega tight and fast tracking. I like setting the pre gain to about 75% and putting the Beast level control around the same. I get a great classic Marshall roar with a modern gain response level.
    Again not all Slayer here. For that you would probably max the Beast level and pre gain. It gets really evil and pissed off sounding that way.
    I also really like the eq sweep. The midrange dial sounds great particularly, as does the presence.
    The gate is pretty phenomenal too, every amp should have one. No choking off notes and no noise slipping through either. Transparent too, unless it's at an extreme setting, which isn't needed.

    I love the KT88's so far. They have such a powerful punch. I'm running the amp through a Krank 4x12 with V30's which handles that punch like a champ.
    I don't really mind the tribal graphic. In low light it all but disappears. The metal etched graphic on the front panel is kind of cool actually.
    The only thing I do not like are the flimsy feeling dials. The newer JVM410's and even the JMD1 have the chassis mounted, stiff, secure feeling dials. I wish this amp did too. Don't know what Marshall was thinking with these.
    Maybe I can get my tech to fix that.
    Otherwise, I'm very pleased. I haven't owned a Marshall in years, and almost got a JVM, but I don't want or need that many options. This is more my style. Plug in and play. Just straight up rock, with metal at the push of a button. No pedals whatsoever. Simplicity at it's best.

    Last edited by Van Wreckto; 12-12-2012 at 11:37 PM.
    Engl Fireball 100
    Marshall 2203KK
    Peavey JSX
    Mesa Single Recto
    Soldano Avenger
    Peavey 6505
    VHT Pittbull UL
    Marshall JVM 210H
    Laney GH50L
    Mesa 4x12
    Krank 4x12
    Randall 2x12

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL

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    Hell yes.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: London, Ontario, Canada
    ME: WarmothTele/SE245
    MA: Seagull S12+
    MB: Fender Jazz Bass V
    Rig: Egnater Renegade 65

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  4. #4

    Join Date: Jun 2010
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    ME: Ibanez RGs
    MA: Cordoba Custom Flamenco
    MB: Ibanez SRs
    Rig: XXX / 5153m

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    One of the amps I've always wanted to have. Congrats!

  5. #5

    Join Date: Jun 2006
    Location: Earth
    ME: 02 NAMM Jackson RR
    MA: Takamine 12
    MB: Spector Euro 5
    Rig: SLO|Road King|‹berschall

    iTrader: 10 (100%)

    That's a nice selection of amps you have there!!!

  6. #6

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Black Swamp, OH
    ME: Rich Mahogany
    MA: Godin A6 Ultra
    MB: SR500
    Rig: Massive/Boobies

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  7. #7

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Black Swamp, OH
    ME: Rich Mahogany
    MA: Godin A6 Ultra
    MB: SR500
    Rig: Massive/Boobies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt C View Post
    That's a nice selection of amps you have there!!!

    We're going to need a rig run-down!

  8. #8

    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Location: Los Angeles
    ME: Schecter
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    MB: OLP MM3
    Rig: V2 / Titan

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    hot damn.

    grats man!

    "The most important thing I look for in a musician is whether he knows how to listen." -Duke Ellington

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