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Marshall JCM800 (2203)


We love this amp! This is a single channel amplifier without reverb or other features to muddy the sound. If it's tube tone you want, this is the amp for you!

The 2203 was the first Marshall to feature a Master Volume control, allowing guitarists to crank the preamp for maximum overdrive while keeping the power amp to reasonable listening levels.

The sound is very throaty, thanks to the three 12AX7A (ECC83) preamp tubes. Three band EQ with presence control to dial in your favorite sound. The only addition to the reissue was an effects loop, allowing you to insert your favorite time-based effect (reverb, delay, chorus, flange, etc.) between the preamp and power amp sections.

In 1975, Marshall unveiled the original model 2203 head produced 100 watts RMS from four EL34 output tubes (valves). In 1981, Marshall introduced the JCM800 series version of the 2203, and redesigned the cosmetics, adding the large logo and grille cloth over the front baffle. The electronics, however, remained unchanged. Now in 2002, Marshall has re-released this great amp for 21st century guitarists.

You've heard the original 2203 used by artists such as Eddie Van Halen (1981-90 'brown sound' era), Kerry King, and Zakk Wylde. Now you can own this amp yourself without having to pay for the cost of a vintage amp.

Features and Specifications

  • 100 watts RMS
  • Power amp section: four (4) x EL34 tubes
  • Preamp section: three (3) x ECC83/12AX7A tubes
  • True bypass series FX loop
  • 3-band EQ (rotary type)
  • Presence control (rotary type)
  • Dimensions (inches): 30 W x 12 H x 9 D
  • Dimensions (mm): 750 W x 310 H x 220 D
  • Weight: 41 lbs / 19.8 Kg