Forum FAQ Members Calendar New Posts Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Massive Selection of Guitars Online Guitar Center Guitar at Music123 New Day, New Deal at American Musical Supply
Go Back   Gear-Monkey Guitar Community > Gear > Amps
Reload this Page Hard rock sound from Marshall JCM900?
Amps Amp and rig talk

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Hard rock sound from Marshall JCM900?
musicgears is Offline
musicgears is on a distinguished road
musicgears's Avatar
Posts: 1
Join Date: Feb 2011
Question Hard rock sound from Marshall JCM900? - 07-15-2011, 02:41 PM

I have a Marshall JCM900 50-watt high gain dual-reverb model 4502 early Nineties 2x12 combo with stock Celestion G12T-75 speakers. Iím not getting a sound that Iím satisfied with -- thereís no bottom end. Iím thinking of changing the speakers to Celestion Vintage 30s. Will doing this improve the situation? If so, should I use eight- or 16-ohm speakers, and what difference would ohm rating make in the sound? My amp has a switch that lets me select either ď8Ē or ď4(16),Ē and Iím not sure what that does either.

Do you suggest replacing the tubes as well? I read that the 6CA7 would be a good replacement for the EL34. I play hard rock, mostly in a cover band, and I really love the early Van Halen sound. The Marshall half stack and the EVH stuff is out of my price range these days, so Iím trying some alternative (i.e., cheaper) ideas to get that sound Iím looking for.
Reply With Quote


evh, guitar amplifiers, marshall, marshall jcm900

Where to buy cheap guitars online

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Rockin' & Rollin' with vBulletin
vBulletin Skin developed by: