An all-time classic. Used by both vintage and modern players, it is no secret that this Marshall amp has a tone that is the one of the most versatile ever. More specifically, the JCM 800 is the reason why many guitarists don’t like the JCM models that were released afterwards. For some, the JCM 800 is the absolute peak of the British sound (along with the 1959 and 1968 plexi). Also, you know that an amp has become legendary when you still see reissues of it been released even after decades have passed.
Unlike modern marshall amps, the JCM 800 features only one channel but with two inputs that differentiate each from the other. Low and High gain. Of course an FX Loop has been added to the reissue to make it more versatile. The low gain input works best for crystal cleans and crunchy overdrive while the high gain puts the amp to its limit producing a punchy almost hi-gain distortion.
The tone captures for the Marshall JCM 800 2203 include:
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