Marshall JTM310 [1994-1997] user reviews
- This is a 120 watt solid-state amplifier, open-backed combo with built in effects. It has twin 12" speakers. It has two channels and a switchable reverb/effect pedal. Connections are made through standard 1/4" cables and has an extra speaker out to connect an additional speaker cabinet and a headphone out. It does not have a means to easily disconnect the speakers in the combo, meaning it would be difficult to connect a talkbox.
- The sound is pretty loud, and not too bad. It is better at being loud than it is sounding good, although it's pretty easy to keep feedback under control on this amp. When I owned one, I used a Line 6 POD for my tone and played through the clean channel.
I can't ever remember needing or even using the manual. It is a pretty simply to use amp, and the effects are easy to engage, disengage, or switch through.
- I used this with my Line 6 POD with FBV controller for all my effects and distortion needs. It is capable of playing a decent sound on its own, but with only two channels, there's not a whole lot of room for switching between crunch and heavy lead. It's more like clean and crunch, or clean and heavy lead.
The effects are kinda cool, but kind of useless in a live setting since the user would have to constantly set up different effects for different songs. I could be cool to have such an effect in a studio, but again, it's kind of useless because any decent studio would have better sounding effects rather than built-in amp effects.
The effects section is a little strange to have, because this amp is way too loud to be a practice amp, yet those kinds of effects would be suitable to have in a bedroom practice amp.
As for the tones, it's a low-end solid-state amplifier. If you're looking for real tone, you'd have to step it up to a tube amplifier, a higher-end solid-state manufacturer, or at least an amp with some amplifier modeling on it.
- Overall Opinion
- It was a good first live amp and I did keep it for a few years until I eventually sold it. It never went down on me and for the price was the best and loudest I could afford at the time.
I play a bit more seriously now. If I were in the market for a similar sized combo, I'd probably go after some kind of Mesa Boogie 2x12.
- This is a great little combo amp that features two 10 inch speakers and 30 watts of power. It has the same great tone and features as the 60 wattage version but just half the power.
Back in the day when Marshall made amps that sounded good and took the time needed to build high quality amps not just fast quantity amps they build this little combo. This amp is a big surprise to me because I generally don't like the combos that Marshall has come out with. The sound is very sterile and boxy to my eras. However this amp sounds just as good if not better than many boutique amps out there today.
It boggles the mind why they decide to stop making amps like this and think that the MG series is much more worth the time and effect. Well the real reason is they make more money off the trash amps that fit to more people's budgets rather than sticking with quality amps and keeping their integrity.
- JTM 60 310 Valve Combos Features
Speakers 2 x 10 inch
EQ for Normal and Boost Channel Common
Emulated D.I. Output
Series Effects Loop
Pre-amp Valves (Tubes) 2 x ECC83 (12AX7A)
Power Amp Valves 1 x ECC83, 2 x EL34
- I love the way this amp sounds with a nice Gibson Les Paul or Gibson SG guitars. It fits the rock tone and compliments my playing very well. This amp sounds amazing with a solid classic rock tone that can get anything from the 60's and 70's rock tones.
The tone is warm and rich full of great harmonics. I like the tone especially playing songs from AC/DC or Led Zeppelin. This amp nails those tones without any problem what so ever.
Another interesting thing about this amp is the effects loop on the front of the amp much like some amps from Peavey. To me this it too much going to the front especially if you are micing it up.
- Overall Opinion
- Marshall has seriously got down he tubes in recent years...no pun intended. Their amps has a bland cold tone that sound harsh and flat whether its in your bedroom playing or even on stage. I have played most Marshall amps that are currently in production and only a few amps sound anything like the old ones.
These are not new amps so you'd have to find them on the used market. I have no idea what the going rate for one of these amps are used, but I highly recommend picking one up.
- The Marshall JTM 30 is a medium sized guitar combination amplifier. Like the name contains, the amp will deliver 30 watts of power, so while not suitable for live shows in larger venues or with a full band, the JTM 30 is great for practicing, recording, and smaller or stripped down live shows. The amp is valve based, and has 1/4" jacks for input, foot switch, and for a send and return loop. It has both stand by and power buttons.
- The make up of the Marshall JTM 30 is a very simple one, but still maintains access to a good amount of control over your sound. The amp contains a volume knob, and then three sections of parameters. The first section is for boost, which has knobs for volume and gain, the next is for tone which has knobs for bass, middle, and treble, and the last section is a master one, containing parameters for reverb and volume. I think that anyone who has even the slightest amount of experience with guitar amps, will be able to figure out how to use this amp quickly and without the assistance of a manual or any outside source. The parameters should certainly be familiar for experienced users.
- The Marshall JTM 30 has a very full bodied sound for an amp on the smaller side. I've used the amp for recording sessions, and although I was a bit weary at first, in the end I was very happy with the results. It turns out that even if you have this amp up only about half way, if you close mic the speaker using a good mic (like a Shure SM57 or Sennheiser MD 421) and run it through a good pre, that you can get some very professional sounding results. I was extremely happy with the crisp and full warm sound that we ended up getting with the JTM 30, even if it might not have been my desired choice at first.
- Overall Opinion
- I don't believe that they currently make the Marshall JTM 30, but you could probably find one used if you so desired, as they didn't make these all that long ago. However, if you can't find one I wouldn't stress too much about it, as although it is a very good sounding amplifier, there are definitely plenty out there that have a comparable sound quality of this size. Having said this, the Marshall JTM 30 is as good of a choice as any in it's class of amps, so if you come across one definitely don't over look it.
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- 30 watt all-tube amp simple and effective.
Note that the DI output can s'avrer very practical: I use it on scne when there is no microphone to dub the amp, in-home studio (I think more living a simulator or other type POD), and to play with headphones at night, through my little console.
This amp seems a small problem rcurrent the effects loop (I got it too): nothing serious, just one bomb found in contact all the correct hardware store stuff .
Otherwise, you must know that the grille lamps derrire the amp is suitable for short-base power tubes (Sovtek original equipment fitted to the amp). So if you want to change the lamps by other models base "standard" (most common in short), it will either do a little tinkering to extend the depth of the shield, or do without this plate (solution of simplicity that I adopted it must do some gaffe during transport, but never had a problem at the moment).
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- Yes the clean channel is trs trs well. It will be all styles, even if prdestin blues, blues-rock, rhythm n'blue, etc ... vintage stuff. You can also play jazz trs well, despite the sound a bit "grainy".
The sound of a gnral personality while remaining neutral enough to let the lights speak, I mean by that sound will be trs diffrent depending on the type of lamp that he will append.
No channel is not saturated unusable! I found trs well, it certainly is better at my Start that my sheraton in the saturation a bit more leves. Of course, unlike the clean channel, its use in terms of style of music is more limited. But for what it's done, I find many trs.
- Overall Opinion
- I bought this amp, There are long (12/13 years). In the era in France, I bought it for little prs 3500 ff (few prs 500). This is my only amp, never changed. I almost make a ball one day and sell it. Looking at what to replace the same price, I t quickly convinced to keep ....
This is a good amp.
- All tube amp
1x12 Celestion v30
- Trs good amp .. its a bit "fat" but lighter than the other marshall. Sounds 6O's blues rock typs.
- Overall Opinion
- Lightweight, power IDAL, FX Loop, Reverb HP celestion trs .... a good amp that is fairly versatile.
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- Found in a flea market zik, by chance, I try the trick, and he immediately attracted ... tweed look pretty, pretty class, casing has the old, beige facade .. but a very average distortion, unless the dust has 10 Paroutis, especially by lowering medium and treble to 3.
- The reverb is very discrete, see little effect, for or against the clean sounds are high-level crunch. it is very remarkable .. it does not blow, not heating, (2 large separate power supply 50cm!) and even after years of abuse (service) as said trust it, assures it sur.la quality the chassis is great, discrete components, MOSFET, lamps mounted push-pull (3ecc 83 and two 6L6 or el 34) the trick is that if you change brand of lamps, you spend walking his evil fender, mesa, peavey classic or see rivera .... and he likes that the guy! unique .. barely need to adjust the polarity ..
- The version with 2 2x12 celestion classic heritage is very rare, so if you see one for sale, go for it like ;;;;;; BUY NOW .. it is a 500th of 400 vds .. but it can increase its capacity yet seen .
- Overall Opinion
- 5 years. that's good, but its limited capacity (like 40-50W) with a crazy drummer. a hard cover .. but a good overdrive or distortion pedal of a quality that gives wings ..
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1 input "input" (the instrument)
1 input "footswich" (for PDAL that can switch from one channel to another, but you'll be sold in addition!)
1 volume for clean channel
1 volume + 1 saturated gain for the channel (Boost)
1 qualiseur 3 pots (Graves Mdiums Treble) for both channels
1 input and output ffects (send - return)
A global reverb (both channels)
A master gnral
derrire and the possibility to connect an additional cabinet
the amp is set up a speaker "Clestion Heritage" (equivalent of the TRS-known "Vintage") there are several versions JTM 310 (30 watt amp 10-inch HP) JTM 312 (30 watt amp HP 12 inches) and JTM 312 (version 2 HP 12 ")
- Configuration, although it is "simplicime" it connects you turn the pots up to have her "sound" and go!
the qualisation does his job, the sound is clear trs trs good, the channel is more saturated a "crunch" "attention" this amp is more dedicated to empower users guitar single coil pickups, for fans of Les Paul is a shame but make double the sound filthy but not as might have love! except for having to play with a telecaster I can tell you has come!
Uh, yes, the manual? y 'bein a good one but I think that it is served that matter!
I put 8 because it has a marshall super clear sound! really!
- This amp is built for rock, blues rock, all clear sound and a bit crunchy genre's clear boosts (the boogie man of AC / DC) for m ^ mtal is not me possible! possibly hard rock but we need to develop a good PDAL!
I play with a "Gibson Les Paul, but only in the clear as I said it well in Satue degueux) tlcaster one, and a Start in the clear," boost "it gives trs rsultats good! of his country, blues, rock, rockabilly m ^ m may have eventually try jazz sounds but not the where he excels!
I love it for its clear sound!!
I do not like the dirty channel cot "boost" with a double guitar pickups ...
- Overall Opinion
- I bought it in 1998 (sold in 2005) I change the lamps is only twice (and every time an amp is rcupre new!)
yes I have tried many models for the era I worked as a salesman in musical instrument and for a good rock sound (with a tite pedals as DS1, or a Tube Screamer, Big Muff) the ca ffective made it!
trs good one of the best tube amps for the era, what is more with characters and sound trs "bite"
yes definitely, and m ^ me if I could I would have not sold!
- 30W all-tube amp, 2 channels (clean and boost) ujn equalizer, reverb and master effective (very convenient for the roar lamps)
mine has a mesa in pramp ruby and power but I intend to put Sovtek or Electro Harmonix when they slam
- We can not do it + simple plug and play, we get easely sound we DSIR, 36000 knobs thee not, I have no manual and it would have served that cal e head of a rickety chair fawn ..
- Playing mainly blues rock is rather nerv amp is absolutely perfect, it has one of its pattate! The clean is exellent worthy of a good fender (I found the Peavey C30 molasson banal and c t from that of) the sound is really saturated trs good, we move from a big crunch bluuesy heavey saturated almost to the AC / DC or even Black Sabbath!
but it is to have a prfrable of distortion pedals in + for even the gain souus foot with my foot is ProCo RAT2 total EHJV what!
I use a telecaster highway with us, I think the microphones are best suited for simple this amp into distortion surtt a must if a little bavbr /> I like the grain trs "vintage" it is versatile trs, trs nn is perfect srieux.du good as Marshall does not know to do (the teasing I)
- Overall Opinion
- Hard to beat! It was worth more amp worth twice its price (it must be said that its new price of the silent era to about 850 euros)
- Marshall JTM 310, 30 watt all-tube 2 HP 10-inch Eminence, 2 channels: channel 1 channel 1 clean & overdrive / boost not too distorted, unless there lon Assistant PDAL of distortion, overdrive or booster. Without this gear, the natural, the kind plutt cest hot vintage overdrive the Bluesbreaker / JTM 45 with beautiful accents hendrixiens, at least mine is like a. The overdrive channel has a bad press sometimes, but I guarantee you quavec good lamps pre-amplification, 12x7, & Scheer prcises more than those lequipent dorigine & same for the 6L6 lamplification, it then finds its appeal without any restrictions, without being the sound of the stack 100 watt Marshall sound which is always associated.
As for the channel clear & warm, with jazzy low volume, it is also Designed, dixit the little booklet of recommendations provided, to give crunch LGERS more or less (very nice) if you push or boost, and after the output level of the guitar pickups volume & gnral, all the more clear that this channel also has linstar overdrive channel, dun appropriate r Gain adjuster. There is also an Accutronics Spring Reverb leffet lightweight but audible, deffets a loop, an XLR output for recording or simulation console with speakers and an output for 2nd quune external speaker.
Trs a good amp for blues more or less warm depending on the channel used the Texas blues, rock, 60s & 70s. As for more pop stuff, I dont ever really tried but it should be possible too. And I think if my sound is good for the blues, it is good for almost everything else! Unless of course the extreme stuff.
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- Overall Opinion
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- My opinion is on the JTM 310, EST to say the version with 2 HP 10 '
So we have a wonderful combo zici a very compact size, full lights (3 of prampli, 2 power) for a total of 30W. 2 channels, clean one that has the characteristic of fast super cruncher (yeah!) and a saturated are the opinions are quite controversial. I will come back.
Thank you Jim for having put a DI output connected to the preamp, and an outlet for a cab. an effects loop is also very useful. as an input for the footswitch and I think we went around.
Good afternoon, routine, an equalizer, reverb, we are happy to have a master volume (for beginners, it allows to saturate the preamp lamps without screaming beast).
I would have had a headphone jack, but a full 30W lamps that would have been difficult to conceive.
Purists will say that the lack of an equalizer and a separate reverb for channel 2 ... So in terms of features, it deserves a 9. Why not 10? because on one hand the original lamps (China) are not up, and it is blowing to have to change lamps when you buy an amp nine, although Desomer, we find that the market of opportunity, therefore, almost all are Retube. On the other hand, it is heavy, and it's really annoying to carry, especially since it is the carcass weight is 80%.
- The configuration is simple hyper. I do not take my head, I have used. anyway, a good amp, it feels right now, even when it is not resolved, it rings. is the case with this one. The sound is good right now, the sine qua non is that we can push a little machine. And yes, it's a tube amp, it is expressed only if it is pushed. Not ideal in my opinion the game apart, though it is possible, but in these conditions it will not benefit from the dynamics of the lamps and the wonderful crunch.
Boosted channel ... objectively say, if we can get something clear at low volume, channel saturation is poor under the same conditions. even with lamps top wig, there was a nasal sound, worthy of a bad amp transition. on the other hand, turn the volume up, it's still something else.
Marshall purists will tell you that this amp does not issue the Marshall's ... They are right. Others will tell you that the saturated sucks ... They are wrong. If the resulting sound is not really that of a JTM 45 or a JCM 800, it's just different, and it must be said, far from the taste of everyone.
- My style of music ... in fact I have not too, but whatever my delirium, the receiver follows me. Its limits, it will be the big trash metal (I do not play, the better: D) and, as silly as it sounds, clean sounds at high volume. This amp crunch so fast it is difficult to get clear sound when playing in groups. It's a shame, but hey, it's only 30W, so you can not have it all.
I use a strat US, and my favorite channel is the clear, with the volume (preamp) thoroughly, and the master of 8 or so. I do not use any of the other channel. The crunch is fabulous, the sounds are crying with happiness. I like to spend all my pedals and just play "like that". Otherwise, with a slight chorus with the crunch, yum: o).
I said that I put the lamps for the Elite and Svetlana preamp to the power (the EL34 orginelles were replaced by 6L6): delectable. I have not had a chance to try it with good humbuckers or P90. We remain in the minds of the bluesy vintage amp, the result can not be inherently bad.
The only concern of 2x10, it is that scalability is limited. In return, we would obtain a better definition sounds clear.
- Overall Opinion
- I use it for several months, at home and again with friends. There's no wiggle in it need an amp whip, low volume, except for clear, dynamic enough, we feel that it is not made for that. The feature that attracted me the most is its ability to quickly cruncher, I never tire of the sound that emerges.
I had fun comparing it with my Hughes & Kettner combo acien to transistors, the difference is impressive in terms of dynamics.
On occasion it is not too expensive for (- € 400) and has such a bad reputation because of its saturated channel that nobody wants: D great to buy!
So I think just for that one day I amused myself by buying another into a head (just transfer the HP and resize the box) and I connect it to a cab. I think the potential is enormous.
In conclusion, a clear sounding amp crunch wonderful, and saturated sound different from the standard brand. My philosophy is that it is better to buy an amp for his clean sound for his saturated sound, since one can always put a distortion pedal to get the sound you want. While a clear sound pedal, I never found
He deserves a 9 / 10 easily, I take a point because of its clear unobtainable volume medium / high.
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