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It all boils down to JCM900 SL-X vs. 5150 I/6505

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Torniojaws, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. Exocaster

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    That's got a nice growl to it. :kickass: I miss having a Marshall around. (And I love the Slaughter Of The Soul bit in the first clip. I used to soundcheck with those riffs all the time at gigs...)
     
  2. Mr. Brokenamp

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    Marshalls from that era are notorious for bad solder joints. Plus SLX models have a load of solid state garbage in them.
    On the other hand old 5150 heads are tanks.
     
  3. Torniojaws

    Torniojaws They call me Juha

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    Nah, it's the JCM900 Hi Gain Dual Reverb (models 4100, 4101, 4102 and 4500, 4502) that has diode clipping. SL-X (models 2500 and 2100) is the full tube one.
     
  4. Exocaster

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    This is correct. The SLX is one channel of tubey goodness, and pretty well regarded. It's the Dual Reverbs that most people dislike.

    I don't think it's even the diode gain stage that's the issue with the Dual Reverbs- the JCM 800 2205 and 2210 have clipping diodes, and nobody seems to take issue with those, and the Silver Jubilee has them as well, and a lot of people rank it among Marshall's best sounding amps, and everyone and their mother on here throws a Tubescreamer in front of everything- it's that the Dual Reverbs sound thin (especially compared to the single channel 800s), brittle, and overly bright.
     
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    Keessi Everything on eleven!

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    Wow! That sounds pretty fucking rad for a jcm900!! I've only heard that dual reverb bullshit amps that are fucking ear pearcing and overbright :S. That was great! I got myself a jcm800 2204 from 1986 ;) sounds pretty similar to your 900. maybe not that "gnarly".
     
  6. Mr. Brokenamp

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    Oh
    and at second glance watch the levels on your effects loop or you will destroy the solid state loop really quickly. The transistor right there at the loop is probably a BC184 which off the top of my head is the equivalent to a 2N2222A I think.
    But those parts are really common so are all those op amps, same ones used in MCI mixing boards for example.
    Personally I wouldn't go near an amp like that, from experience they turn into a headache.
     
  8. Torniojaws

    Torniojaws They call me Juha

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    Don't worry, I don't use effects :lol: I like to keep it simple when it comes to amps.
     
  9. Mr. Brokenamp

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    No problem there then
    BTW the clip does sound good.
     
  10. KeithRT99

    KeithRT99 BOOSH.

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    i like the clips, it has a nice mid range snarl to it.
     
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    1993 The introduction of the JCM900 SL-X amps. 1990 The introduction of the JCM900 MKIII amps.
    Necroticism was recorded and released in 1991
     
  12. ~BURNY~

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    I think they were used on Heartwork, not Necroticism and this thread is nine years old btw.
     
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    Who's more foolish, the necrobumper or the fool who follows him?
     
  14. ~BURNY~

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    Maybe the fool who follows the fool who follows the necrobumber or maybe not... I have no idea.

    Did you read my post or was it TL;TR?
     
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    It was a joke.
     

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