All user reviews for the Marshall 4500 JCM900 Dual Reverb [1990-1999]
MGR/VIC EDEN's review"Marshall JCM 900 Model 4500"
I CURRENTLY PLAY IN A TOURUING METAL BAND AND I HAVE OWNED 13 DIFFERENT HIGH DOLLAR AMPS TRYING TO FIND THE PERFECT SOUND AND NONE OF THEM CAN GIVE ME THE LEAD TONE THAT A JCM 900 CAN.
I DONT LIKE THE FACT THAT MARSHALL DOES NOT MAKE A BUTTERY SOUNDING AMP LIKE THIS ANYMORE.
THE THREE THAT I HAVE ARE ALL VERY GOOD AND NEVER HAVE HAD MUCH IN THE WAY OF PROBLEMS
I GO THROUGH TUBES EVERY YEAR BUT I PLAY ALL THE TIME AND I PLAY LOUD.
I DONT JUST PLAY POWER CHORDS I PLAY SERIOUS LEAD AND KILLER POWER CHORDS,
I KNOW SEVERAL OF MY GUITAR HEROS HAVE RECORDED WITH THE JCM 900. I KNOW OF 12 TO 15 ALBUMS THE MODEL 4500 AND 4100 WERE THE MAIN AMP AND THESE PEOPLE OWN THE WORLD
THIS IS A GREAT TUBE AMP FOR ALL STYLES OF ROCK AND METAL.
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MGR/FRANK's review"Marshall JCM 900 Model 4500"
IT HAS 3 12AX7 PREAMP TUBES, 2 EL34 POWER TUBES, 2 CHANNELS, INDEPENDENT GAIN, VOLUME AND REVERB. SHARED QE.
CLEAN CHANNEL CAN BE PUSHED TO LIGHT OVERDRIVE SOUND, LEAD CHANNEL IS GOOD FOR CLASSIC ROCK.
IT IS NOT REALLY A "HIGH GAIN" AMP, THE GAIN ON LEAD CHANNEL WILL BECOME MUDDY IF IT PASSES 12 (IT GOES TO 20). HIGH IS TOO PIERCING. I SET THE BASS TO 5, MID TO 7 AND CUT THE TREBLE TO 2 TO GET A SOLID SOUND.
SOLID CONSTRUCTION. I HAVE BEEN USING IT FOR REGULAR GIG FOR 10 YEARS AND FOUND NO PROBLEMS. I HAVE ANOTHER MARSHALL HEAD, MODLE 2205, THAT IS STILL ROCKING AFTER 18 YEARS.
BY ITSELF, IT IS A ROCK AMP, NOT A METAL AMP. IF YOU PLAN TO PLAY METAL WITH THIS AMP YOU NEED TO HOOK UP A METAL DISTORTION PEDAL BETWEEN YOUR GUITAR AND THIS AMP'S CLEAN CHANNEL WITH GAIN SET AT 8. I MAINLY PLAY HEAVY BLUSE AND IT'S A PERFECT AMP FOR ME.
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Marty62100's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
It is mounted with EL34 Mullard in V1 preamp in a Golden Dragon 12AX7.
I did dozens of tests m'engistrant lamps for many realize and Chinese lamps sorted result is really what gives it its full potential.
To see the detailed characteristics with other opinions.
Everything is: loop with its setting, reverb, 2canaux ... it's all good.
But it is a must splittable 50/25W, ca ca does too.
For use, it sounds like that, any con. Not at all. You still have to know him well and I'm in my third year of discovery.
It has just been Retube and settings change the behavior too. The sound is more than improved short ... it's great a new amp every two years. A lamp is not a transo there in the consumable, which evolves. And who languished too ... think y. .. It can be found rotten if the lamps are dead ...
If have do not grow quite as well, because we do not say it enough it is a lamp to be pushed ...
In short, it's actually not that simple ... But I put 10 because it's what makes the charm of a lamp.
For sound, it is in line with Marshall's pretty versatile in all but it's frankly more oriented blues / rock / hard rock.
But fear not, I can tell you that the charges the big fat heavy too!
The clean sound is warm, you feel on what it has to do. When we lower the gain at its half and then you push the volume, ca compresses nicely and it's frissosn guaranteed! lol The sound is bright, round by round it, sweet.
If you push the grain was then a crunch that leaves a little to the overdirve but it is short. For more saturation, see Channel 2.
I love that sound, I stick a GE7 in the loop for more medium and it's really clean.
It's very oriented as the old Master and consors ... Perfect for AC / DC and others. He put an overdrive pedal is a good alternative, this can become your unique sound without the need for channel two without problem. You just have to push a little volume and play with that of the guitar to switch between clear and distortion.
The channel 2:
Immediately knock over the ca. Gain background and is already in Maiden that's gone! Od pedal and hi James Hetfield!
This channel is very versatile as the last. At first I was often with great gain and I did nothing but lead. Finally, lowering the gain, not only we will seek more power and thus colored lamp, but also allows for AC sound clearer, making cleaner if we look more than a big Od disto. and for solo hop a overdirve more and go!
The reverbs are nice, I like that used on occasion but I am not very expert ...
The strength of this amp is the switch and the volume pot of presence, for his work on the couple should use.
50W in the sound is more powerful more incisive. I use it in repeats when I need big sound. The grain is more ressere, more violent in bulk. The acute quickly become invasive if you put too much presence, but by repeating toujorus I leave a bit and I cut the treble, it helps out more in the mix. Effective.
In 25 it is softer and therefore more mild satisfaction. You lose a little sound projection and that is also the presence knob intervenes, I cut my home, to put the sound back. Except on Channel 1 Od that sound better with. It can be quieter for neighbors with bass hitting less. So here we just push a little more treble to make up the loss.
My game is based more on saturax and light blues sounds, the 25W position suits me perfectly.
Overall this is a super versatile amp with good sound. However, it asks to be helped to complete a sound equa nickel. It lacks a bit of medium I think.
But it is heavy rock without problem, it accepts all the effects pedals without complaint, solid, effective. it's really good stuff for cheap today as underestimated.
It is a very good choice with respect to the false pretense that the current dire need of that extra bit of experience and history ... And above all very good versatility.
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Higher Gain's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
this amp has only two channels: a light that goes to a crunch with the gain, a distortion, and then there's a little reverb.
The configuration is super simple, with a single against qualisation for 2 channels.
we get the sound very easy there is no sound 36.
So I play especially rock, metal. This receiver is suitable for rock but not mtal
I used a gibson sg standard, it was rock and roll sound good draft, not even one arrives at ACDC, too dgueu.
used with a marshall 1960a, the whole is more than baveu, the slurry is sound, it's really ingrable.
it is only exploitable clean and crunch, and as I am not fan of crunch ..
the knobs have little effect on the sound.
Finally really dung.
Really sound, including saturation, even that of my micro cube is better.
I had the 400th vieu of 13 years, I changed all the lights but nothing has to do is not the right vieu his marshall ==> rather see jcm 800.
edit 2009: APRS euphoria of the beginning, and more than a year of use, I changed my mind, a marshall stack what is more beautiful? OK but the sound was really clean except for the chi, one disto dribbling, pass the volume a 3, a slurry ingrable sound really dgueu, impossible to do anything especially in groups.
Has this amp up dgout me the guitar for several months, luckily I have since replaced.
I understand better why it is the cheapest jcm, marshall some are good yes but not the.
with distortion pedals is that huh, but it is useless to have a marshall amp crit.
my worst experience guitar.
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vz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Two channels lamps. Marshall's what!
Even easier than with a real CHARACTERISTICS equalo marshall: you turn the knobs and there's nothing that changes. But that's normal then 10!
Its clear they are useful but not really top it sorely lacking heat with low-trs mdium really ugly, but fawn all is not what is asked.
Crunch sound, rock and assimilated is his strong point, its register, which is why he does manufactured. Basically, it is turned on, the industry, we go in and lead channel is played, there's nothing else to do.
Drive sound loud and clear that I say can be good jou mtal large (heavy, black, trash, etc.) with this amp, for two reasons:
- It only 50W, that is, we enter the plateau phase of the lamps much faster than with a 100w (especially since it is splitable) and you do not have to put the volume too hard to have a grain INTERESTED.
- By a good compressor before prampli qualo and a good amp before the CJM, work the sound as you want and a blast, the grain remains well pais, with good sustain, a easy game ...
To be clear, for the price of the machine, it has a good head with, IMHO, indniable benefit: transparency.
With the exprience I have (more than 8 years of ownership) and prt have several people in situations Lives (rock bands, nu-mtal, trash, song ...), it's really easy to live an amp if you know how to take it.
I do not keep this amp for one reason: its simplicity
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slashafon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I bought it about 1400, and indeed, the JCM 900 SERIES of cardboard!
has heard the words, the jcm 900 would be just a good throw at BNS, but kan you want to do (no) mtal trash and all, that ben c on c con choosing this kind of amp!
Here's a good vieu the Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and another who!
ca mailing a lot, and rglages are so simple that even a kid could do it ten years ....
I use it to play Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin's, and found what the CHARACTERISTICS of the 70s!
as good, with a strat branch, on a 4 hp, c deadly!
in concert too, it has enough room to turn patatte!
The clear sound is to die ....! probably one of the best in Marshall! prcis, shiny ... well that happiness!
The lead sounds really good too. attention, no confusion here, no big distortion nag, but a fucking crunch of death, a powerful grain!
I love it!
Undoubtedly, this amp jcm 900 4500 is one of the best in Marshall!
far from Otres jcm 900, that the vritablement sounds good, even though trs, and if like me you are the good old rock, then no hsitation possible! is the one that you need!
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psychedelikgroove's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I connect a coprs 8410 12hp 4 *
There is a footswitch input and one for the guitar. There are both channels: clean and distortion, channel A and B. 2 rglages with master volume and reverb, a presence control, bass, middle, and the lead treeble pramp gain for the gain of channel B (therefore distortion) and the gain pramp for channel A.
The configuration is no one bit simpler. The controls are clear and are essential. There is little touches that will clear up a lot and we pass the rglages of these options as stupid and unnecessary given their quality of some interesting delay, chorus ... (For these effects, even when peripherals are specially prfrables far ...).
The sound I get out exlent is a super grain of sound. It is easier to register on the heads 50w 100w so for me it is more convenient to leave the sounds I DSIR. Also I live in an apartment and I come also make sounds that suit me perfectly without too much volume and admnage concert.
I bought the head of OCAS and therefore no manual.
I use a Start to 1972 with the head and I get a pure sound xlente agressivit 70 'is that is is I'm looking for. the distortion is not made to play the heavy stuff or mtal I play mainly in the style of Hendrix, Clapton, Floyd, Led Zep, SRV, Winter, Jefferson Airplane, Zappa ... and the quality of the sound is perfect for me to find that his blues or blues rock psych.
I also use an Ibanez Petrucci guitar which is less my style but I like the sound and the handle so that I use from time to time. With the head so I have a heavier sound than the stratum (double Humbucker forces).
The sound is trs 70s like I said, just down the lead gain distortion for an aggressive, Submitted ... by mounting the lead gain results in a super distortion (which I agree, at least), just not too heavy, not too fat either (so musicians avoid heavy music fan) but remains in the hard IDAL 70 '( Led Zep ...).
In his clear, the sound is warm and saturating lgrement lamps with gain and volume gives a depth trs interesting.
Obviously I prfre this type of sound with heavy distortion that I use a fat fuzz distortion to enhance the sound from time to time, but the sound fuzz the interest of not being heavy.
I have the amp for a short time (few months).
I find that I IDAL to do: RPET, concerts, playing alone in the apartment ... It is not super heavy either so with a little courrage can be transported without galrer. The sound suits me really well.
I test a lot of amps before aqurir: JCM 2000, Twin, DIFFERENT marshall combo transistor (which I did the mistake of a aqurir), Peavey, Crate ...
I bought my amp OCCASION: head + body for same price. It is on an investment, but hey, it's the long term, let you go, and the sound is always ...
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