Marshall 1960A JCM900
Marshall 1960A JCM900

1960A JCM900, 4x12 Guitar Cabinet from Marshall in the JCM900 series.

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Maélio 01/04/2014

Marshall 1960A JCM900 : Maélio's user review

«  A good speaker but no more »

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How long have you use it? What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Cla makes fifteen years that I have this cabinet. Used with various heads (Marshall, Engl, Mesa Boogie ...). I must admit it does work in all circumstances. Tough, tough, no surprises. Used in mono or stereo, 4, 8 or 16 ohms. A big advantage.
The structure is strong. The Tolex much less so. Grid, upholstery, wheels, get damaged very quickly, even being careful.

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
No, first baffle purchased new. This is probably the most accessible to all budgets model. Timeless, and above it is found easily on the market. Used and it is very affordable.

How would you rate the quality / price?
With experience, you do again this choice? ...
That is the crux of the problem. this cabinet does the job. But no more. It is found everywhere live in concert halls, rehearsal rooms, so you know what to expect.
At the same time, it is very versatile. Often loud, it can be a reliable friend as a cutter heads (!). If you put it on the ground, it will return a very serious and warm sound. However, at head height, it is full of sharp, drooling, screaming and quite inaudible. So live or in studio, careful where you place microphones!
For metal, there are so many other speakers, to much more expensive price. It is true that we have a chance of breaking this kind of cabinet when playing live. So much tame, it's simple. But for the price of nine, there are so many better speakers.
From secondhand, it is found at a very affordable price. I sold mine 200 euros. But I have tried many others. Other speakers have a much more colorful palette.
Everything depends on the style of music you make, but you probably find more suitable for little more expensive (for the metal, try more ...)