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Great videos featuring a Metropoulos JTM 50 replica

Post by VelvetGeorge » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:38 pm

Many, many thanks to Fil and his sound engineer for these great videos. His collection of classic guitars is awesome!

You have to sign up on his site to watch, well worth it. Lots of great content for classic guitar tone fans.

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Post by wangbar » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:08 pm

Whoa, that dude has boo-coo "guitar face"!

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Post by Danhalen » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:43 am

Wow that amp sounds great! I checked out the pics of the inside too. Looks like art as usual! Looks like JTM layout but with .022's in the output? What cap is that on the V1 cathode? Bright cap value?

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Post by Stretchy » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:30 pm

This is the amp I'm looking for, but I don't see this amp in the catalogue of Plexi replica. All I see is the JTM45 head, no 50 watters there.

Is the 50w kit that was in the store a while ago a close approximation of this one ?

This is the model I'd like to build! Some info on this would be welcome, the difference between a 1987 and a jtm 50. Is it a jtm 45 with el34 tubes and tube rectifier ?

Thanks in advance!

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Post by Stretchy » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:12 am

Been doing a few search on the subject, just found out a great read here that I,d like to share here : http://www.aracom-amps.com/info/history.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

So, in short, 1987 is a model (50 watts) that comes in a different flavors in the handwired period, all uses EL34 tubes, the JTM50 which uses a tube rectifier (like the JTM45) and the JMP50 that uses a solid state rectifier. So now today what we call a "1987" is in fact a JMP50.

Can anyone in this savvy crowd confirm this ?

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Post by Danhalen » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:26 am

Essentially yes. My understanding is that 1987 is the circuit designation used by Marshall. The original schematics would have been labled "1987", "1986", "1959" etc. JMP50 is more of a general name. 50 Watters from the JMP era would have included 1986 (bass circuit), 1987 (lead circuit) and some other variations as well (P.A. etc). So "1987" is a bit more specific. I believe the 1987 designation may have continued in use even after the JMP era, so 1987 does not automatically mean JMP. It means "50watt lead circuit". Someone may correct me, but this is my understanding. As far as the JMP era goes, I believe that would be from some time in 1967, until some time in the late 70's or thereabouts.

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Post by Stretchy » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:44 pm

Thanks Danhalen!

This page kinda prove the point you've just made : http://www.drtube.com/marshall.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I also read that the JTM to JMP designation came from the fact that M. Marshall's wife Terry and him broke-up. JTM meant Jonh-Terry-Marshall, going to JMP (John Marshall Products).

The 50 watts kit is flavored from a jmp era or a jtm ? I guess JMP cause there'S no tube rectifier in the kit right ?

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Post by Stretchy » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:13 pm

I should be clearer on that last point... Is the 50 watts kit that was on sale here in the metroamp store, being a 1987 (Lead), more jtm or jmp flavored ?

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Post by Flames1950 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:55 pm

The 50-watt kit was a solid-state rectified JMP.
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Post by SoloDallas » Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:59 am

Huh had no idea you posted me up here George. Thanks Bro'!

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