- Jan 24, 2010
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Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Jimi, Iommi, Rory Gallagher, Neil Young, Gilmour, Mick Ronson, SRV, etc - not old school.
DS-1 came out in '78, the head is a '79, so.....? I get it though, some people like to plug straight in. It's all good.Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Jimi, Iommi, Rory Gallagher, Neil Young, Gilmour, Mick Ronson, SRV, etc - not old school.
DS-1 came out in '78, the head is a '79, so.....? I get it though, some people like to plug straight in. It's all good.
I have always used a distortion pedal. My 1st real tube amp was a blackface Champ and it needed a pedal. I think this was the 1st one I ever had:
It was terrible.
Been looking a lot at the DS-1, including the Keeley mod version. I think I like the standard non modded one best. Might look for '80's vintage. Probably look into a RAT next. I had one I had bought new in the late 80's but sold it. Another gear regret.
Also, I've been running my JMP through my 1960 Vintage A cab with V30's. Sounds incredible but (I may have already said this) I might try swapping two V30's out for two G12H30-Anniversary's. I love that combo.
@mdubya what speakers/cab are you running your JMP through?
Those speakers are in another league. A couple years ago I hesitated on a '70's (maybe early 80's) 1960 A cab with black backs...$450. Kicking myself now.My cabinet is a JCM800 1936 2x12 with a pair of greyback G12M Pulsonics. I have a couple of 90s G12M reissue greenbacks also that get swapped in and out as maintenance is required.
I never liked V30s myself, but for some, that is the exact tone they are looking for.
As mentioned earlier, mine is a first year (1976), non-cascading model (quite different from all the subsequent 2204s - most much prefer the cascading ones). It sounds great on its own, but it comes to life with a classic fuzz, tubescreamer, or some type of vintage style drive pedal. It has also been converted to EL34s many years ago (just required a couple of resistors changed).
I've had my 2204 in the same room with a real 100 watt plexi, a 100 watt metal panel, and the most glorious sounding JTM 50 clone. I was considering commissioning a JTM 50 clone for myself, but realized I already had a capable classic rock tone machine. Any improvements would have been negligible.
never walk on broken heels, matey?
ok, I snagged one for $125. MIJ 1983.Forgive me. I don't think you should necessarily buy this, but....
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ok, I snagged one for $125. MIJ 1983.
I'll let you know when I get it.I am very interested to hear your thoughts.
My buddy had an Epi Valve Junior and we got him an old DS-1 for like $30. They sounded amazing together. Really good.