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Axl_Rose
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01/21/2003 11:21 am
Hi, I have a Marshall AVT100 watt amp, hybrid.
But my dream amp has always been either a Silver Jubilee or JCM stack. I could get a JCM900 head off ebay for around £250. Do you guys think its a good decision. I read Marshall shocked themselves with how good the AVT range is, so is it possible my AVT is better? Just how much better are all valve amps?
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01/21/2003 1:42 pm
I heard that the AVT is better , but I haven't got a chance to try'em yet... And your model AVT100 should be big enough I think.

Anyway my advice is don't spend money on anything before you try it.


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01/21/2003 2:20 pm
i would personally stick with the AVT if i were you. the JCM900 would be really cool though. but i guess it's a preference of your desired sound and you willingness to spend that money.
Thanks for listening to this small piece of me.
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01/21/2003 6:36 pm
The AVT and JCM are totally different amps, so it all depends on what you need. I'd say 250 pounds is a pretty good deal though.(if the amp is working properly) With the JCM you end up with less features than the AVT, but an all-tube amp. You decide what's best for you.

Oh, and of course Marshall says their AVT series is great, how else would they sell that stuff? I wouldn't go near those amps myself, no matter how good they claim they are.

ps: all-tube amps aren't better by definition, but many people prefer them because they have a nicer/warmer sound.(I'm one of those people)
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01/21/2003 9:34 pm
Originally posted by trendkillah
I wouldn't go near those amps myself, no matter how good they claim they are.


Eh!! wots wrong with marshalls!!! surely you cant slag them?

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01/21/2003 10:47 pm
I had a Marshall VS65R and it was ...Hummm...very bad !

I do know two people who have had JCM900 and both loved them. One of those people used one (or 2 JCMs) as their principle amp(s) during a couple of world tours, so yes they can take plenty of punishment !

I totally go with try before you buy !

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01/21/2003 10:54 pm
If your dream-amp costs only 250£, buy it!
Thats not much money, when considering your wildest
amp-dreams will come true.
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01/22/2003 5:14 pm
Originally posted by Axl_Rose
Originally posted by trendkillah
I wouldn't go near those amps myself, no matter how good they claim they are.


Eh!! wots wrong with marshalls!!! surely you cant slag them?


Dude, chill! Please re-read my post. I never said anything was wrong with Marshalls, nor did I slag them.
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01/22/2003 9:13 pm
Wot, you dont like AVTs?
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01/23/2003 5:33 pm
Originally posted by Axl_Rose
Wot, you dont like AVTs?


Nope, don't like them. Don't like any Marshall amp for that matter.
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