Marshall JVM205H 50 Watt Two Channel Tube Head Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
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from Yakima, WA
May 11, 2011Music Background:
Melt your face offThis head is everything and anything a guitarist could possibly want. The provided footswitch allows the user to easily move between channels, volume control and reverb. I love it. I run it will my pedal board but if I want that raw Marshall sound I switch it over to the lead channel and let the thumping begin. It sounds good loud or at moderately low volumes. The contruction is magnificent and the amp is very easy to use. I used to own a JCM-800 and this amp sounds better and is one-hundred times more versatile.
from New Fairfield, CT
August 19, 2012Music Background:
The Marshall I always wanted!Nothing hits a 5 star, but this amp comes very close. It is everything I want in a guitar amp and then some. I loved my DSL50, but often wished for a better clean channel, that's why I sold it for another amp. I am a two channel amp guy. The trouble is I like about 4 ranges of tone from clean to overdrive. Pedals get you so far, but I wanted to core tone to be in the amp. The JVM205H does exactly what I want. I get three options on the clean channel that lets me go from country clean to a bluesy grind to a nice classic rock crunch. Switch it to the differently voiced lead channel and the rock starts to soar all the way to metal territory. I now have the amp I have been wanting - the two channels with the range of tones I was looking for all based on the sounds of Marshall that I grew up on.
What Marshall added to the mix is a footswitch that has multiple personalities. It is a straightup switcher for both channels and each nuance or it can be programmed to switch to four settings that you can program. It has all the flexibility with an easy way to find the options and, best of all, the complete Marshall sonic pallet.
This is a great amp and one I plan to keep for a long time. I will upgrade to Mercury Magnetics because I love how they shape the tone.