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  • Got my JCM 800 Modded

    I asked some questions about doing the mod a few weeks ago. I took it to a tech. My 800 now sounds 100% 80's metal. I did a Torres dual stage master mod. I now have the thickness and gain of the amp wide open at lower volumes. I can turn the gain on 2 and master on 6 and get great tone. It still rolls of with my guitar volume.
    Peavey Wolfgang(USA) EBMM pickups
    Meanstreet Exile (Wolfgang Copy) evh set
    Sterling AX40 stock (Fender Wolfgang bridge/AN neck)
    Epiphone LP Special w/JB
    Rouge P Bass SD Quarter Pounders
    Epiphone Acoustic with seymour woody
    1984 Marshall JCM 800 4010 Voodoo Modded w/EVH Greenback
    Peavey 6505+ combo

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    Re: Got my JCM 800 Modded

    Originally posted by Reckless Abandon
    I asked some questions about doing the mod a few weeks ago. I took it to a tech. My 800 now sounds 100% 80's metal. I did a Torres dual stage master mod. I now have the thickness and gain of the amp wide open at lower volumes. I can turn the gain on 2 and master on 6 and get great tone. It still rolls of with my guitar volume.
    Very cool buddy...Man I Miss my JCM 800 50 watter!
    Enjoy your amp and make some great music with it.

    John
    Amps: 66 Fender BF Pro Reverb Combo,1973 50 Watt Marshall Head,Marshall 4x12 A/V Cab,Vox ToneLab LE,Vox VTH Valvetronix 120 Head,Vox AD 2x12 Cab,Roland Cube 20X

    Guitars: Several Stratocasters,2 Fender Telecasters,Gibson SG Standard,Tokai Love Rock Les Paul,Dean Acoustic.

    Pickups: SD SSL2,SSL5,Twangbanger,Antiquity Surfers,59N,Seth Lover N/B,Dimarzio Fred,Dimarzio VPAF N,Fender Fat 50s,Fralin SP43 Bridge,Brobucker,Antiquity Texas Hot.

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    • #3
      Sound clips in the future? I'm considering having my 800 "beefed up", but I like the sound of it in it's stock condition. I'm kinda on the fence. Any links to the mods you spoke of?

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      • #4
        I was about to buy either a plexi or a jcm800 and get that done straight away, i still plan to in the future.

        Sounds like you're wrapped with the tone! Congrats
        My Soundclick page.

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        • #5
          I have an '85 50W JCM800 that I had some minor mods done to by Harry Kolbe, here in NYC. It sounds amazing. I'm having a new input jack put in it; as soon as I get it back, I'll post some clips for everyone.
          Why don't you take your little Cobra Kais and get outta here?!
          My collaborative PROGRESSIVE ROCK PROJECT, As Follows.

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          • #6
            As for a link. JUst go to www.torresengineering.com It is called a dual stage master. I had a tech to it so I cost me a bit. But the most is only $29. I will post some clips soon. But I have the guitars and pickups listed so I get way different tone with each guitar. The JB for pure 80's Motley Scops, etc. The A2 pro for guns and Demon or '59 for Ac/DC. I am finally happy for a while.
            Peavey Wolfgang(USA) EBMM pickups
            Meanstreet Exile (Wolfgang Copy) evh set
            Sterling AX40 stock (Fender Wolfgang bridge/AN neck)
            Epiphone LP Special w/JB
            Rouge P Bass SD Quarter Pounders
            Epiphone Acoustic with seymour woody
            1984 Marshall JCM 800 4010 Voodoo Modded w/EVH Greenback
            Peavey 6505+ combo

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            • #7
              Some of my favorite Marshalls are modded ones.
              I like the subtle ones, done by great techs, like master volumes,
              well done gain mods, and anything that improves the tone at useable volumes, without leaving holes or butchering circuits.
              I think Marshall's biggest mistake was ignoring those mods and scoffing at them. They coulda learned a thing or two, if they
              hired some of the better techs as consultants.
              I sometimes wonder what a new Marshall would sound like,
              if they had hired someone like Torres, Don Butler, or Reinholdt Bogner to redesign the preamp section of a new Marshall. Oh well, those guys are making a good living modding or starting boutique companies that steal business from Marshall.
              Last edited by Gearjoneser; 03-21-2004, 03:01 PM.
              Originally posted by Boogie Bill
              I've got 60 guitars...but 49 trumpets is just...INSANITY! WTF!

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