1963 Marshall JTM45 at FULL VOLUME

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1963 Marshall JTM45 at FULL VOLUME

Postby surfnorthwest » 26 Nov 2016, 19:57

The amp that started it all. In case you never heard what the first Marshall JTM sounded like, check it out. Hard to believe this tone could be had back in the early mid 60s. :drool :drool :drool

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Re: 1963 Marshall JTM45 at FULL VOLUME

Postby billy » 26 Nov 2016, 20:22

I hear that, Surf. Still my favorite amp. And I agree...so many years ago, to have had such beautiful, complex sound. Amazing.
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Re: 1963 Marshall JTM45 at FULL VOLUME

Postby Papus » 26 Nov 2016, 20:36

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Re: 1963 Marshall JTM45 at FULL VOLUME

Postby Marker » 27 Nov 2016, 04:28

I never had the chance to play a JTM45 but from the various demos I've heard, out of all the 4 holers the JTM45 is my favorite, even more than the 1959.
I wonder how diferent it sounds and feels from a VM on the LDR mode.

I would love to own a JTM45 but they're expensive; I'm considering buying a JTM45 kit and build my first amp, should be fun but I doubt it would sound the same as the one built from Marshall. The problem is I have many other projects ongoing and need to start finishing stuff first.

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Re: 1963 Marshall JTM45 at FULL VOLUME

Postby aristotle » 27 Nov 2016, 13:42

Just my opinion.... I've played several vintage JTM45's, have modern hand-wired versions (the awesome offset 35th anniversary is my favorite), and in my opinion, the 2466 in LDR on balance is better. I love the vintage stuff for what it is, and what it represents, and it's a ton of fun to play them cranked. But even with cost tossed out of the equation, if I had to have just one JTM45 variant, it'd be the 2466 in LDR.

Of course, I've been disabused of my JTM45 preferences lately as I haven't plugged into anything that doesn't have "Astoria" written on it since a year ago.

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Re: 1963 Marshall JTM45 at FULL VOLUME

Postby Dana,s blues » 27 Nov 2016, 16:34

Surf, wow! I don't know how you find the time to get all this stuff but awesome as usual. I had a chance to play with the JTM 45 and a blues beaker a number of years ago. One of my most favorite experiences. When I bought the V M 2266c it was in part because several members on this forum said that you could get Jtm 45 tones from it. I can say at least in my experience very close.

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Re: 1963 Marshall JTM45 at FULL VOLUME

Postby Peveo » 02 Apr 2017, 12:12

Always a pleasure to see some clips of Johan. Y do wander if al those amps he shows are his own...if so.....man o man what a life..
Amps sounds indeed really nice and it makes me think that why that sound was never to be heard in 1963 or 64 for example..?
The music from those days was so well behaved, so correct , it took awhile until things got shook up a little back then ....at least thats my point of view on the sixties

Although y do not own a old JTM i'm quiet happy with my JTM45RI and KT66's inside
JTM45, 1936 cab with v30 ,Vox AC15, Fender Blues de Luxe ,Strats, Tele, Les Paul, Seagull S6, Fender 12 string and a lot of stompboxes.
And i'm still collecting... :cowbell

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