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Marshall 2205 JCM800 Split Channel Reverb [1982-1989] : Not that great but decent

Marshall amplification has been the leaders in high gain amplifier since the 60s. They are the best and most heavily used rock tone machines in the world. Some of their famous examples of amplifiers are the Marshall plexi and the Marshall JCM 800 series amplifiers. Today they have gotten even more modern in their building and features.

They have such a great tone and classic tone that has been featured on almost every rock album since their inception. A lot of the original Marshall plexi and JCM 800 amplifiers were modded by many of the guitarist back in the 80s and early 90s. In the late 80s, Marshall decided to release a split two channel JCM 800 amplifier. This would give you the users a multi-channel amplifier to meet the new upcoming musical needs.

UTILIZATION

This amplifier is very easy to use if you spend any time with the new modern amplifiers built today. This is it two channel amplifier with its own separate EQ sections for dynamic Ewing of the channels. You also get a reverb section and at 50 W of power this is no week sounding amplifier. The tone is very classic Marshall sounding and it takes no time to dial in that sweet spot for your tone.

SOUNDS

This amplifier stays true to the JCM 800 tone but gives a more versatile experience for the new music at the time. This amp sounds very good when combined with a good Gibson Les Paul for a Gibson SG or even a Gibson Explorer guitar. Use that in conjunction with a nice chorus pedal and then you have a great 80s sound from the 80s amplifier.

OVERALL OPINION

This amplifier is no longer in production. You have to search the use market to find one of these if you wanted to get this tone. Many builders today build two channel 800 circuit amplifiers so that could be another option available to you.

These amplifiers I've seen on the used market in the classifieds for writer around $900. I would suggest getting a normal JCM 800 amp, as I never really cared for the two channel JCM 800 amps. This is a good amplifier for someone who wants versatility but there are other options to be considered when dealing with this type of amplifier.