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JMP 2203 vs 2204 for AC/DC tone

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I'm on the prowl to buy a vintage JMP amplifier. Looking for closer AC/DC tone then my JCM 2000 can provide. Will also need to purchase a good attenuator and perhaps the Schaeffer Replica system. The JMP is the nicest looking Marshall head IMO. And they will only go up in value. You can't lose! [thumbup]

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I don't know that much about amps.. but surely for AC/DC tone a JCM 800 would be the go to amp ?

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Pretty much any air moving Marshall head about three quarters up on the volume, sitting on at least 4 12s will do the job. It is the baffle in front and the mic placement that makes him sound so gigantic.

 

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Not sure if you're aware or not; a JCM800 2203 model is 100 watts; and the JCM800 2204 model is the 50 watt version.

 

The JMP 2203 and 2204 are the same as the JCM 2203 and 2204; these have been in production since the mid-'70s, but in the early-'80s Marshall re-branded them as 'JCM's.

 

Just FYI :D

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No matter what amp and speaker you use, except for the Sennheiser MD 441 with built-in humbucking coil it is best to leave dynamic mics alone. They will also transduce the speaker voice-coil current through magnetic induction when used straight on axis and thus create a harsh sound.

 

Using a condenser mic right in front of the dome straight on axis is best for tone. Most famous guitar tones were recorded this way including those of Beatles and AC/DC.

 

This is how I record amp cabinets using SDC cardioid mics:

 

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This setup offers most flexibility during mixdown since all the tone is there, no comb filtering or the like.

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Not sure if you're aware or not; a JCM800 2203 model is 100 watts; and the JCM800 2204 model is the 50 watt version.

 

The JMP 2203 and 2204 are the same as the JCM 2203 and 2204; these have been in production since the mid-'70s, but in the early-'80s Marshall re-branded them as 'JCM's.

 

Just FYI :D

Fully aware of this. Either way they are both loud AF and will aquire attenuation for bedroom volumes. Just seeing if anyone preffers one over the other as far as tone

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