Marshall JTM310 [1995-1997]
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Marshall JTM310 [1995-1997]

JTM310 [1995-1997], Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Marshall in the JTM30 series.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 16 reviews )
 9 reviews56 %
 7 reviews44 %
Value For Money : Excellent
iamqman06/15/2011

iamqman's review"Not a bad pick up"

Marshall JTM310 [1995-1997]
The 312 features a combo cabinet with one 12 inch speaker. This is the most standard version of this guitar amp. This amp has a bit more of a buzzy sound in the distortion compared to the 60 watt models.

This amp is the same amp as the 60 watt amp but just in a 30 watt version. You get the same great tone and features as you would with just a slight variant in the tone since the wattage is cut in half. You powers tubes will be softer and springier since their is less 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.

UTILIZATION

JTM 60 312 Valve Combos Features

Twin Channel
ReverbEQ for Normal and Boost Channel Common
Emulated D.I. Output
Series Effects Loop
Speaker Outputs
Foot Pedal
Pre-amp Valves (Tubes) 2 x ECC83 (12AX7A)
Power Amp Valves 1 x ECC83, 2 x EL34

SOUNDS

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.
Audiofanzine FR12/13/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Marshall JTM310 [1995-1997]
(Originally written by hardbluesbreaker70's/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
- All-tube 30-watt amp.

- 2 x 10" speaker

- 2 channels: clean and boost

- Reverb

- FX loop

- Speaker output

- Footswitch input

- Master volume and dedicated volume controls on each channel

No unnecessary controls!

UTILIZATION

It's plug and play...

Effective EQ so you can easily find your sound

SOUNDS

I play pop music, country, blues and hard rock (Led Zeppelin, ACDC, Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul Gilbert, Buddy Guy, American Dog and many more!!!).

I own an Epiphone Standard Plus and a Marshall Bluesbreaker 2 overdrive pedal.

- Clean sound: It's the most Fender-like Marshall. It has a high dynamic range for funky rhythm parts. It provides the crystal-clear character of a Fender and the round and fat bottom of a Marshall. It allows you to play funk gimmicks and nice arpeggios, but also folk songs and wonderful blues licks with a bit of reverb. And it always has an indefinable vintage touch.

- Distortion sound: It all depends on the gain setting. At one quarter of the way, you get a Chuck Berry sound, at halfway you get a Led Zeppelin (think Communication Breakdown) and rock 'n' roll sound, and at three quarters it's ACDC (You shook me all night long and Highway to hell). At the maximum gain, you still get the typical ACDC sound character but with a bit more violence, ideal for hard rock (I personally love playing Deep Purple's Highway Star with this setting). The only con regarding this channel is the noise at full gain. I use my overdrive pedal which has a comparable gain character but without noise.

Note: the examples that I gave here you don't mean that you'll get exactly the same sound. It only means the character is very similar. At full gain, you get a fat overdrive but the sound is still accurate and clear with a vintage touch. Excellent!

- Reverb: I was very disappointed with the reverb because it sounds very thin and too weak. The effect is not clearly audible even with an extreme setting. A pedal surely provides better results.

- Output power: You could think 30 watts are not enough... but these will blow away your windows!!! The output power is enough to play in pubs and small concert halls! This amp is loud BUT its clean and boost channels don't provide the same output level so I use my overdrive pedal.

UPDATE: I just bought a Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty and I can say now that this amp is terrific! It rocks you off your feet. Don't hesitate to use high gain settings since the amp has a pretty good response. I think it doesn't have enough low-end for heavy metal, but it's perfect for high-energy rock and for clean or distorted blues sounds. Awesome!!

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using it for 2 months and I've played live with it.

I love it in spite of its technical problems, but considering the price I paid for it, I won't complain! One last thing: use it with a distortion pedal for soloing.
MGR/James03/13/2004

MGR/James's review"Marshall JTM30 Combo"

Marshall JTM310 [1995-1997]
I bought this amp second hand off a friend for £150 (Pounds Sterling). This amp is now discontinued but I figured its worth reviewing as on the second hand market these amps is pretty popular. I use it with a Epiphone SG400 with dual humbuckers.

What can I say? 3xEEC83 valves in the Preamp for that lovely vintage creamy Marshall overdrive. I like the fact it’s pretty versatile in terms of the sound but for me it suits my style perfectly, which is vintage rock/blues. I like the set up where the boost channel has a gain control and then its own volume control so you can crank up the preamps volume for seriously loose vintage sounding overdrive. I also like the fact the clean channel has its own gain control so you can go from a lovely clean bite to a vaguely aggressive marshall style overdrive. Coupled with a 1x12 speaker, reverb tank for nice sounding natural reverb this is a killer amp and a good introduction to more serious sounding guitar tones! I personally typically set my gain to 1/4 way and preamp volume to 3/4 of the way round and this gives a really cool vintage crunch. It also has a emulated D.I output which is great for recording.

I know I should be more helpful and say what I dont like about this amp, but there isnt really anything. Its only 30 watts so obviously someone who needed more power for large gigs would want something with a bit more welly but this suits my purposes fine.


Typical Marshall build quality. I know for a fact this amp had had its fair share of kickings and its held up fine. Mega sturdy casing and reliable electronics. Its a little on the tatty side but thats just general wear and tear thats pretty unavoidable if your gigging something.

This amp is best suited to vintage sounds I reckon because the gain it provides doesnt really go as far as metal. In saying that you can get a pretty cool modern sound by scooping the mids and using all the gain on the boost channel you can. Its fairly basic with just two channels and reverb.
This amp as I said is fairly versatile and I've used solid state amps that are meant to emulated the valve sound and I was convinced, until I heard the JTM30. A brill little combo with bags of bite and that all important Marshall valve sound. If your after proper tube tone then this amp coupled to a Les Paul of SG will really give you what your after and a second hand one shouldnt cost you nearly as much as the latest Marshall valve combos.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Anonymous07/11/2003

MGR/Anonymous's review"Marshall JTM30"

Marshall JTM310 [1995-1997]
I picked this up for a tidy £275 when looking for an amp that was loud enough to gig with and is valve driven. I got it second hand and it looked pretty old but that does not mean it was it bad condition - it felt very solid and durable. Its a all valve amp with reverb and a nice bluesy feel to it. Mine came with with two 10inch celestions that sound very nice.

The warm valve sound, ease and simplicity of controls. The reverb effect is very good (I have a POD2.0 and I reckon the reverb on the amp sounds much nicer than the POD reverb).
It can go very loud for only 30 watts and sounds really nice when its's been driven for about 20 minutes.
Clean sound is amazing and I cannot fault it.
Overdrive is also really good but does not provide much distortion, this doesn't bother me but nu-metallers may want something with a bit more drive.
It also offers many features like footswitch, extension cab socket, effects loop and an emulated output so you can plug it straight into a desk when recording instead of having to mike up the amp.
Overall this is a brilliant amp - get it.

in short - nothing for the price.

Very solid feel, mines pretty old and I've knocked it about a bit and the amp is fine with not a resulting blemish anywhere. Valves are tucked nicely behind a grille where they burn away nicely. basket weave front makes it look great and overall - a very high quality unit.

A brilliant amp for the price from one of the finest brands. If you see it, get it.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/JOHN E HALL07/02/2002

MGR/JOHN E HALL's review"Marshall JTM30"

Marshall JTM310 [1995-1997]
PART EXCHANGED MY JTM30 FOR A LANEY AOR50 & CAB(TOO HEAVY ROCK FOR BLUES!!) AT A GOOD SHOP IN FOLKESTONE, ENGLAND IN MARCH 2002.
NOT A VERY HEAVY AMP, WEIGHT-WISE. SUPERB SOUND ON CLEAN CHANNEL. IT OVERDRIVES BEAUTIFULLY WHEN CRANKED UP. OVERDRIVE CHANNEL IS FABULOUS. NOT A BAD SOUND TO BE HAD!! IT IS VERY LOUD FOR A 30 WATTER. I ALSO HAVE A PEAVEY CLASSIC 30 - NO CONTEST!! THE MARSHALL SOUNDS LIKE A SMALL STACK WHEN PUSHED. HAVE USED IT FOR A FEW OUTDOOR GIGS AND IT COPES EASILY. MY BIG RIG IS A LANEY WORLD SERIES 100 WATT BEAST. 30 YEARS OLD AND STILL STEAMIN'!!

ANYWAY THE JTM SOUNDS GOOD AT ALL SETTINGS AND VOLUMES A BARGAIN AT £350(INC. P/EX ON LANEY). IF YOU SEE ONE....GRAB IT!!!!!

DISLIKES..MMMM..DIFFICULT..MAYBE THE SINGLE EQ FOR BOTH CHANNELS. BUT THAT'S WHAT YOU WILL GET WITH MOST VALVE COMBOS UNDER £400

NOT TOO HEAVY BUT VERY SOLID. USUAL MARSHALL QUALITY. COVERED IN A BROWNISH/DARK GREY VINYL...VERY TASTY. CONTROLS EASY AND VERSATILE.

IF YOU BUY A SMALL VALVE COMBO, MAKE SURE IT'S THIS ONE!!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
philharmonique11/19/2010

philharmonique's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" EXCELLENT"

Marshall JTM310 [1995-1997]
Amp any lamp, see what has been said previously.

UTILIZATION

Everything is simple, the usual controls on this type of amp to 2 channels with tone control common to both.

SOUNDS

I agree with many previous opinions, the popping sound is average but perfectly usable, the reverb is very average but, BUT, what's clear, beautiful, a distortion pedal to C .. and there was an amp that is more than the road, apparently mine for 14 years!

OVERALL OPINION

Very nice amp, cheap second-hand and who, whether with my lespaul tokai, stratos my or my 335 copy Shumberg gives a clear lamp while well defined, although broad and supports impeccably od and the distortion coming out of the triac.
In short, I'll keep this one a while!
WILDROOTS12/13/2008

WILDROOTS's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall JTM310 [1995-1997]
30-watt all-tube amplifier
Speakers -2 10 "
-1 Channel and a clear channel boost
-1 Rverb
-1 Ball effect
-1 Exit baffle
-1 Between footswitch
-1 1 master volume and volume per channel

4000 no frills there's no buttons!

UTILIZATION

It's plug and play
The equalization rpond not need much to make the head too

SOUNDS

I play the varieties of the country, blues and hard rock (Led Zeppelin, ACDC, Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul Gilbert, Buddy Guy, American dog, Renaud and many other things !!!).
I have a standard piphone most overdrive pedals and a Marshall Bluesbreaker 2.

So, for sounds clear: I confirm that this is the most fendrien to marshall all, it has a lot of dynamics, cluck-cluck funky slap trs well but it's not a fender in fact c is between the lens and the fender round and fat funk marshall.Donc for his walk to the beautiful arpges its really good, for something a little more it's all good folk and blues as with hair and all its rverb hmmmagnifique with this lil trick vintage indescribable.

-Time to distorted sounds: So the whole is played with the gain knob, it feels the first quarter of Chuck Berry and duckwalk, half of knob you get kind of communication breakdown led zep, rock'n'roll and other pearls of its kind, with three quarters ACDC You Shook Me All Night Long, Highway To Hell and gain background ACDCien but it's still in a little over mchant, trs hardrock (personal love jou Highway deep purple star on this config). Just a pti his snoring problem drive on that channel when the gain is that it is the bottom and I use my pedals that has the same type of grain but without the hum (I think).
Note: the examples of music that I cit does not mean that you have exactly what it sounds but the grain approche.De when the gain is more background was a big overdrive but always with the characters prcis own vintage amp is excellent.

-The rverb: I t is trsdu trs slender one hears so little even the bottom may be a PDAL is not a luxury.

Level-power: 30watts is little ... o until the windows blew it! No problem to play in pubs and halls of FTEs for the wedding of Uncle! This amp has potato! but there is a big diffrence between the volume of the clean channel and boost so I use my pedals.

SMALL CHANGE: Just give me a gibson les paul black beauty and frankly I can say that the amp is hell Her explodes all do not be afraid to gain as follows (same for if he will miss the mtal low I think) but to burn its many rock and blues sends tortilla there's no clear or it is saturated it's good!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 2 months, I did some concerts with him.
I love it despite its small technical problem (which rgls t), all fawn considering the price (350 euros) eyeGO not complain! Just one thing prvoir a p dale of saturated to cover all the needs including the solos.Sinon anything.
Pat Vurden10/12/2008

Pat Vurden's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall JTM310 [1995-1997]
I will not repeat what has already been said ... clairemant

UTILIZATION

Could not be more simple ...

SOUNDS

Actually, I do not use in its clear, because the saturation does not suit me. It's too rough, too defined ...
For cons, the sound clear, wouahhhhhhh!! It is beautiful! High heat to go, good attack, the sound slap.
He said that this amp is the Marshall sound as Fender, and it is also my opinion.
For distortion, I pass by external pedals.
I put 8 / 10 because of the distortion, and the clear sound ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 11 years, 30 Watts can provide on stage next to a battery.
The advantage over a Classic 30 is that the lamps are very well protected on this amp.
The only downside, I had a problem with some time ago, the sound is cut off at times, I had an explanation on the web, it's a problem with these amps. This problem is solved by plugging in a jack made two loop effect. Since I did, I have not had any problems.
It was and remains my first tube amp before, I had a Marshall Valvestate 8080, and is not to say, but the heat lamps ...
I bought 4000 francs at the time, was in the price range of this amp.
If it again, I would do the same ...

You can hear the sound here: http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq5ZJHtVLJE
awks09/10/2008

awks's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall JTM310 [1995-1997]
Brief comment on comment Previous: The JTM is the MODEL 30-312 Mount with HP 12-inch Celestion Heritage G12 often-30. This is the JTM 30 (210 words) which is mounted with two 10-inch HP, most often in Eminence Heritage10 MODELS.
For the rest: 3 ECC83/12X7 conventional lamps, and two 6L6-5881 amplification for the part.

UTILIZATION

Simple configuration in simple,
In faade:
Between an input jack.
A standard footswitch between two switches for Marshall type channel / reverb. A switch replaces the faade default footswitch for channel switching between Clean and Drive.
Clean: volume
Part Overdrive: gain, volume (the rglage bass / mid / treble is common to both channels. (Plutt sound is fat and gain more for classic blues as heavy)
Clean.
Two jacks send / return for effects loop.
Part rglage band Bass / mid / treble, common for both channels.
Masters, a potentiomtre Reverb, Master Volume a

Rear panel:
16ohms output connects to the HP combo
Booth output 16ohms collection outdoor
XLR output listing the Tagus prampli output for Connextion table or power amp

SOUNDS

Let's be clear: this amp is a nice compromise, a spirit Marshall 100%, but not make sparks n'esprez hard rock with, as it is. Tagus the overdrive is not a MODEL of the genre, it remains in the plan-the plan bluesy Marshall. However, using a pdalier distos with beautiful or good amp drives / simulation, using the Tagus clean, sends a thunder, especially on a 4x12 cab collection outdoor. I myself even rcuprer amplification portion for sliding into a box format amp head, and gives good head 30 watt lamps, connects one or two in 4x12 cab. I also recommend the G12M Greenback plutt that Vintage30 or G12T75. And a ring!
Combo version as is, with 12 inches, it's nice spirit blues / rock amricain. (The version in 2x10 inch is much less, I think ..

OVERALL OPINION

In recent months ...
In combo is a bit lightweight for my style, but the amp part of a cab is the collection's outdoor walk ..
I made the lamp heads, which do not exist on the march (in 60cm wide)
fuzzstone11/09/2006

fuzzstone's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall JTM310 [1995-1997]
All-tube amp with 2 EEC83 (12AX7) in pramp EEC83 and 1 and 2 6L6 power WGC, originally up with Chinese lamps a little cheap but the majority of the amp does have an opportunity available in Retube. Electro Harmonix in the mine in the preamp and 2 TAD premium power.
JTM on 30 develops as the name suggests rather costaud.suffisant 30 Watts for a lumberjack or a repeated one small room.
It has an input and output effects loop and an XLR on the back and an output to connect an additional speaker in 16 Ohms.
the JTM 30 amp was a symbol of a homecoming for Marshall, not only the look of the cot (which personally I find mine in the most sublime setting with Tolex 2x10 beige), so no effect except a nice reverb and that's it!
To mark the cot remains of the beast, a comune in the two-channel EQ, a master volume convenient to play at home without waking the neighborhood and enjoy the crunch of natural lighting.
fine quality workmanship, made in england.

UTILIZATION

A 6 year old can use it. You branch, you scratch, and you got the sound is as simple as a. the manual is useless when the LED is green you're in the clear, when you saturate red, period. although a high volume (7 pass on the volume of the channel) you crunch a lot in "clear". LoL
the exact opposite of a modeling amp like Line 6 or the competitor's Valvetronic and 3000 buttons and combinations of sounds.

SOUNDS

The sound just because it's still has to buy an amp that in general, even when it is a lamp. So no mpris, it will not take a JTM 30 (or 60 for that matter) to have the JCM 800's! if you want the sound dsormais apparent JCM 800 Marshall like sound, it will buy one! although there is much to say about the ide that the REU is the sound of the Marshall JCM ... the seventies were lulled by the sound of a Plexi (no, not exactly the same something ..) and the noisy sound of the sixties by the JTM 45 Bluesbreaker common in both appeals (referring to clapton who used it in breakers blues of John Mayall ..). this is possible from me to sell you the ide that the JTM 30 is the reproduction of the legendary Bluesbreaker .. it is not the same but when it is his worthy offspring anyway. because if it was not the class of monstrous ancestor, he has in mind, and it is not so bad ...
then the sound ... the clean channel is a killer for blues, the sound of Love in Vain Stones Let It Bleed in your room, not less. Lower good bass, treble, which slaps, warm sound, a killer I tell you .. not crystal clear but no one bought a Marshall, not just beautiful.
voila, there it is derusted fingers, let's get more muscles then move on to boost the well-named channel. you go up a little sound and you turn the gain ... well, half of the knob is Premire the screaming sixties .. of the Bluesbreakers Mayall just a first period Hendrix Album. the creamy crunch that burned fat, who of the Magic Bus, The Yardbirds Train Kept A Rollin ', the stones still short, one size for the blues, garage, psych major barr .. YEAH! ! they grew bolder, and hop, second half of the knob, a starboard! His big, fat, well-hot, but still has the old, funny elsewhere to an amp not that old ... so all APRS, we swim the full glam trend Mick Ronson, punk the Heartbreakers hard rock, I mean hard rock (tendency AC / DC) and not heavy metal or ... because for those who want the sound back to the JCM paragraph ... for others it's all good, functional .
Personally, I play the blues angry white stripes tend to rock 70's Stones / Dolls, this amp is battery hair done for me ... my couple rivira signature it gives its best.
for I love all sounds with a slight downside for large saturations, it is really not for the cela.donc fan of metal, not too much for you, though with a good metal zone ... must see. .

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for one week and it's love at first sight ... you going to do a bit of road together, as I already said ais in other post, I try a lot of amp for the pass and that is part of the very best.
I love the most, well it sounds good on its look and its all the same.
The report price is exceptional quality at this time because a Marshall all-tube, with 2 HP 10 'celestion made in England for around 400 euros (market price + or - 10 %)!!! you just dug up an MG 100 DFX or 50 AD in the vox .... and, there's no photo, it's not the same class. hurry up it does not dureras can be
Of course, I look so ais (found on ebay in Germany for 390 euros with shipping) I do it again rather than twice, even if more money I would probably opt for a home Rockereverb 50 orange, but the price is four times as much!! so yes and yes again, I take it back.