Down sizing from JCM 800

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Re: Down sizing from JCM 800

Post by zhivago » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:44 pm

I'd look for a used Zvex Nano amp and plug it into your speaker cab.

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Re: Down sizing from JCM 800

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:02 am

I loved the sounds I heard from the Class 5's, but they're getting harder to find. I ended up with a Marshall Origin 20 Combo, which is really killer so far. Might be a little more than your price range, but you might start seeing used prices soon?
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Re: Down sizing from JCM 800

Post by somanytoys » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:29 pm

threewordname wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:50 am
Does anyone have an opinion on the Bugera T5? An all tube amp for $150 makes me wonder. I've never seen one in a shop before either.
I have 2 of the T5's, I like them. I can't really say they're exactly Marshall voiced with the gain, but they're not Fender voiced. They seem pretty versatile, and respond to pedals well. They also only use a single preamp tube and poweramp tube, the tubes are not staged, so you won't get the same kind of growl. I actually swapped out the 12AX7's for 12AT7's, to get more headroom when using them clean with other ambient style pedals. When I want it distorted, I turn up the gain knob and push in the Phat switch, and on top of that I can use pedals to push the tubes harder, either lower gain or a hard gain pedal.

I recommend it, I like mine. There may be better out there, even for the price range, and it always goes to taste.
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Re: Down sizing from JCM 800

Post by somanytoys » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:38 pm

Also, it's not cheap, but Frenzel makes a 25 watt hand-made amp that has one preamp voiced as a Fender Deluxe side and a preamp voiced as a Plexi. It also offers an option where the Plexi voice becomes a JCM 800 voice. And you could Y into each input for both Fender and Marshall sounds, each preamp has its own gain knob.

It has an attenuator for (I think it's) 1/4, 1/2 and full power.

I've had one without the JCM option for a long time, and I just got another one (the Retro Deluxe version) with the JCM option. It's pretty nice having 3 amps in one.

It's about $700-800, but it's hand made to order. Nice amps.
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