What's the consensus on the JMC800 series these days? I used to have a 2204 almost ten years ago, and had a 25/50 for a short while too, which is somewhat in the same league I guess.
I may be able to buy a 2205, which I know is generally regarded as a lesser version of the single channel 800's. But although I know for a fact I won't love the cleans, and won't need/use em a lot, I still kinda like the idea of having a clean channel at my disposal. I'm sure I'll manage to make good use of it with a dirt pedal or boost in front. The 2203/2204 may be more popular, but the dual channel version is used by a ton of great players with a great tone, so I'm sorta thinking the supposedly *slightly* inferior tone is worth having a switchable channel.
Couple questions though:
What would you guys consider a fair price for one these days? And with the "buyer's market" and all, where do you think they will go in the future, price whise? It seems like there might be a couple goodbrand new marshall amps these days that do a similar thing, if not better, and with more features and ins/outs and what not...Which makes me think they've gone out of fashion since the whole revival/myth/hype of the early 00's. Right?
Does the 800 series still make any sense, particularly the 2205, dispite it's flaws? Or have they become redundant, what with the vintage moderns and DSL reissues and whatever else I'm forgetting...?
I'd rather go with something that's more vintage/saggy/thick voiced, but unfortunatelly something like a used 1987x would cost me about $200 more, and the 2205 I found is alread at least $100 over what I wanted to spend:s