Now i've found a used 1x12 50w JCM800 combo for £550...
It's in Leeds tho.
Help me out dudes. I want a giggable workhorse all valve 30 to 50w 1x12 or 2x12 combo. Preferably original handwired rather than modern reissue. Budget under a grand. Thinking SF Fender, 80s or 90s Marshall, maybe an Ampeg Jet? Doubt I'll find a Vox in budget.
I've had Peavey Classic 30s, SF Fender Twins and Pro Reverbs, Vibroverb reissues in the past but, have nothing giggable at the moment which is hampering my desire to rockthefuckout.
Not a bad price for the JCM especially if it's a 2 x 12 combo. Pretty sure they're PCB wired though.
Easy and cheap to convert SF Fender to Blackface Fender specs which I think sounds nicer. SF Twins are cheap (here at least) as they're so frigging heavy and loud no one wants them anymore. Bandmasters are worth a look - you can swap the solid state rectifier for valve simply to get that deluxe (reverb) sound. They're good value too.
Got to be some nice hand-wired tweed deluxe clones available under a grand secondhand too right? Loads of people make them. Dead simple, sound great. I know a fellow here with one set up with 2 x 10 instead of the 1 x 12 and it sounds fucking aces.
There were a couple of really nice looking Music Man amps on FB marketplace last week, needed new transformers so really cheap. I’d have been tempted if I wasn’t up to my eyeballs in ‘projects’ already.
They’re gone now, but there are a few nice MM combos around in the £500 area, if you were looking for a point to this post.
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