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  • MARSHALL JCM 900 SLX vs. MKIII

    has anyone played either of these jcm 900 models? im going for a punk/powerpop/rock sound and i heard these amps can really dish out some gain. Any opinions?

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    The SL-X is one hell of a distorted amp. Lots of gain on tap. The only issue is that they really don't have a clean channel at all. If you're only playing distorted, or can use your volume control as your clean channel, they are really cool.

    Depending on how my Zinky sounds (I'll find out this week), I may look into one for myself for high-gain.
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      jcm 900 series is crap..very metal..very scooped...

      mrk3 is real tone for cheap money..

      ive had both and i still have the mrk3...much better..

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        Originally posted by Dave Owens
        jcm 900 series is crap..very metal..very scooped...

        mrk3 is real tone for cheap money..

        ive had both and i still have the mrk3...much better..


        The SL-X is a much better sounding amp than a standard JCM900. And for punk/powerpop, it would fit the sound very well.

        Another amp to look at if you're on a budget is the Laney GH50L. A little bit more gainy than a Marshall, and much smoother. I used one in a punk/emo band for years, and I found it fit the sound better than my '83 JCM800.
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        Originally Posted by newholland


        good sense NEVER makes good sense when yer movin a mountain of stupid...









        Originally Posted by mseriously30


        I think some people have the "suck" knob on full bore.



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