Need help: used to JCM800 4010 combo, same sound but smaller size

bosnialove

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Hi guys,

I need some help. At home I'm used to the sound of a JCM800 4010 combo. Last week I found a band to try to gig with, but the amps at the place where they rent their gigging room are really shit.

I want to bring my JCM800, but it is waaaay to heavy to deal with every week.. Going downstairs multiple times with it.. And upstairs again.

I need something similiar to the JCM800 4010's sound quality, but in a smaller and lighter size. I would prefer a tube amp, but if there are very good Marshall solid states ones, I will consider them.

Besides the JCM800 4010, I own the first edition Lead 12 and 5010 solid states. They are okay, but they are stilll much worse than the JCM800 4010.

Any suggestions?

So far I know about the old Marshall Studio 15 and about the new Marshall SC20 Studio Classic and Marshall SV20 Studio Vintage, but these are all around the $1000,- mark and that is way more than I would like to spend. I'm thinking about $600,- max. Marshalls only.

 

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I use the Lead20 for practice and it works perfectly. Since you've got the 30 why not use it? Nothings going to sound like the 4010 unless you spend $. And afterall it's just practice! :naughty:
 

jaycoyoyo

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Maybe use the 5010 with a JCM800-style pedal? For example the JHS Angry Charlie.
 

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I have made my choice.. I live in the Netherlands and I have the 5010 in Bosnia. It has been so long since I used it and cant remember how it sounds.

Anyways, I will be looking for the following model:

- Mosfet 100
- Lead 30
- Lead 20

I think I just need to accept the fact that they will be big and heavy, no matter what I buy from Marshall.
 

bosnialove

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I use the Lead20 for practice and it works perfectly. Since you've got the 30 why not use it? Nothings going to sound like the 4010 unless you spend $. And afterall it's just practice! :naughty:
Can you gig a Lead 20? is it loud enough?
 




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