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    I haven't figured out exactly why the late 70's MV JMP Marshalls aren't a particularly desired commodity, but...

    It wasn't the nicest day today, but I was off work and it was nice enough to get some pictures.










    The PC board from the Park



    The PC board from the Marshall
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    Originally posted by Grumpy
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    Re: '81 Park '78 Marshall

    hey, cool marshall, i own a 1979 marshall JMP 50w...mine is like factory new with the matching 4x12 slant 1960 lead cab from '79 also...



    -Mike
    www.DAvanzoGuitars.com

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    • #3
      Re: '81 Park '78 Marshall

      Hey XSSIVE,

      That's a lovely chunk of Marshall there! Do you ever use it?

      As you can tell mine's been ridden hard and put away wet!
      *Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Man Of The Year" Award*
      Originally posted by Slash2987
      Oh c'mon man, quit being such a liberal and actually accept someone disagrees with you.
      Originally posted by PVFan
      I'm a good sex man.
      Originally posted by Grumpy
      I am just jug the merlot.

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      • #4
        Re: '81 Park '78 Marshall

        At the Marshall Arts page, there's a nice segment about about Jim and a quick history of Marshall. http://www.blamepro.com/mar/jim.htm

        From what it says, when Jim signed an exclusive worldwide distribution deal with Rose-Morris, his friend Johnny Jones lost his rights to distribute Marshalls. That is when Jim introduced the Park line of amps for Johnny to distribute as a favor.

        What those pics, that shows it perfectly. Just a rebadged Marshall. I'm sure it sounds great too.

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        • #5
          Re: '81 Park '78 Marshall

          Sweet! I never knew the Park amps were made that late - I always thought they were a plexi-era thing.

          I love those JMP MV amps - I've owned two, a 50 and a 100. Bought the 100 new at Manny's in NY and later replanted it into a combo cab with a pair of EVM-12's. I loved that amp.

          The JMPs are pretty close if not identical to JCM800's but a lot prettier. And that Park is a really cool variation on the theme. I'm jealous!
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          • #6
            Re: '81 Park '78 Marshall

            Originally posted by XSSIVE
            hey, cool marshall, i own a 1979 marshall JMP 50w...mine is like factory new with the matching 4x12 slant 1960 lead cab from '79 also...



            -Mike
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            • #7
              Re: '81 Park '78 Marshall

              Originally posted by The Golden Boy
              Hey XSSIVE,

              That's a lovely chunk of Marshall there! Do you ever use it?

              As you can tell mine's been ridden hard and put away wet!

              gotta be honest with you, i hardly use it anymore. my brother bought it new back in '79 and he used it alot but mostly in house use and the occasional battle of the bands or similar. then when he handed the amp down to me when he moved out...it was my first amp. he also handed down his '79 guild that was my first guitar along with the '79 MXR distortion + pedal (yeah he went on a gear buying spree all in one day so everything is the same year lol). so those three were my main rig from age 13 -15 then i got a new guitar but kept using the amp 'til i was about 19 or 20. once i got the peavey the marshall took a back seat but i still used the cab. then along came the engl powerball and splawn cab and now i hardly touch the marshall since my tone tastes have changed. i'm looking to get a good distortion pedal and a hot plate so i can push it a bit more and get some more gain out of it, then i can use it a bit more.

              shreder75...that's a powerball, not a fireball...i love this amp

              -Mike
              www.DAvanzoGuitars.com

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              • #8
                Re: '81 Park '78 Marshall

                Don't you dare sell that thing. I'd keep the Distortion+ too. Granted my amp is far from being vintage and may not ever have the value that yours does but I don't plan on parting with it.

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                • #9
                  Re: '81 Park '78 Marshall

                  If there was a decent bypass in that Distortion+... I had one of those and I despised it because it was never really "off." But it's effect is a nice distortion.
                  *Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Man Of The Year" Award*
                  Originally posted by Slash2987
                  Oh c'mon man, quit being such a liberal and actually accept someone disagrees with you.
                  Originally posted by PVFan
                  I'm a good sex man.
                  Originally posted by Grumpy
                  I am just jug the merlot.

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                  • #10
                    Re: '81 Park '78 Marshall

                    actually, my distortion plus is spina modded...so it's even better hehe. but i decided to skip the true bypass. i kinda regret it now but oh well, it's another thing i don't use too often. i rather use my home built "primal scream" modified 808 clone into the marshall or the wylde overdrive. but i found that after owning two amps that do amazing high gain (the peavey and the engl) the marshall just leaves me hunting for more and it can't do it. so i think a g2d morpheus pedal will fix that plus it is not a low volume amp at all lol. it doesn't sound full and "good" until your shaking down the house lol. thus why a hot plate should help alot.

                    -Mike
                    www.DAvanzoGuitars.com

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                    • #11
                      Re: '81 Park '78 Marshall

                      golden boy i just had my 1980 PARK apart and my pc board looks different than both of your different caps . it looks like your marshall has mustards in it does it sound better ? later scott
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                      • #12
                        Re: '81 Park '78 Marshall

                        Originally posted by The Golden Boy
                        The PC board from the Marshall
                        So what value is the resistor for the 6550's? I know I"m going to have to change them when I put in my KT88's.

                        BTW isn't this in the wrong room?

                        Luke
                        Last edited by Luke Duke; 10-20-2005, 02:38 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Re: '81 Park '78 Marshall

                          Originally posted by Luke Duke
                          So what value is the resistor for the 6550's? I know I"m going to have to change them when I put in my KT88's.

                          BTW isn't this in the wrong room?

                          Luke
                          I'll have to get back to you about the resistor values...

                          Remember "back in the day" there wasn't a dedicated amp forum? (I've been here a few months and I'm saying "back in the day.")
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                          Originally posted by Slash2987
                          Oh c'mon man, quit being such a liberal and actually accept someone disagrees with you.
                          Originally posted by PVFan
                          I'm a good sex man.
                          Originally posted by Grumpy
                          I am just jug the merlot.

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                          • #14
                            Re: '81 Park '78 Marshall

                            I think TGB just paid someone to bump this and piss me off in this part of the forum too
                            I'm an internet person. All we do is waste time evaluating things that have next-to-zero real world significance.

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                            • #15
                              Re: '81 Park '78 Marshall

                              Originally posted by JeffB
                              I think TGB just paid someone to bump this and piss me off in this part of the forum too
                              I was thinking the same thing.

                              But at the same time, I'm laughing over here at your response..

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