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Marshall JTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head   

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The amp that started it all!

The Marshall JTM45 Amp Head is a lovingly created reproduction of Jim Marshall's first amplifier. Now the classic JTM45 is accessible to all who enjoy its glassy, clean tone and fluid, warm sustain.

By including GZ34 valve rectification, as found in the original, Marshall has ensured a faithful recreation of the JTM45's glorious sound. The GZ34 rectifier valve interacts with the rest of the valves causing subtle harmonics to shift and smolder beneath every note you play.

FEATURES
  • 30W head
  • Clean tone
  • Warm sustain

SPECIFICATIONS

JTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head

  • Output (RMS): 30 watts
  • Preamp valves: 3 x ECC83
  • Power amp valves: 2 x 5881
  • GZ34 valve rectifier
  • 3-band EQ
  • Presence control
  • Dimensions: 26"W x 10-1/4"H x 8"D
  • Weight: 32 lbs.
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MarshallJTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (3)
  • Professional recording (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Meat & Potatoes

I could have saved a lotta time and money if I'd found this amp a few years ago. I've used Fenders, Mesa/Boogies, Peaveys, and other Marshalls...all were great, but...Read complete review

I could have saved a lotta time and money if I'd found this amp a few years ago. I've used Fenders, Mesa/Boogies, Peaveys, and other Marshalls...all were great, but nothing can come close to the tone of the JTM 45. My Les Paul and LP Jr. sounded amazing and my Telecaster...I couldn't believe it was the same guitar. Hands down, the best amp I've played thru (including vintage Fender Bassmans and Twin Reverbs). I've only got the volume up to about 6 (my neighbors probably wouldn't like me to go any higher). I'm using either a 1960A 4X12 or an MG212 cabs. One thing I will note, if you're gonna use an od pedal, you will have to take the time to tweak it so your tone won't sound muddy. If you're thinking about buying this head, stop thinking and buy it. YOU WON'T REGRET IT!!!

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30 Loud Watts

Not much to say, the thing is just a tone monster.

Not much to say, the thing is just a tone monster.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

JTM45

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from Minneapolis MN

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Marshall JTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

This is a great amp for almost any music style. The clean is fantastic and the crunch is old school Marshall. To get higher gain or more distotion at lower volumes just hit it with a good OD pedal.

I play a Les Paul and it sounds fantastic thru the amp. But really, any guitar will sound good. The guitar tone and personality will come thru.

Highly recommended!

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mighty Marshall Sound

By 

from Arizona

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful
  • Straight Forward

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Marshall JTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    straight on mighty marshall sound. Best customer service on the planet! If you can afford this, get one. 30 watt head running 5881 power tubes. This amp holds its own against my JCM 800 50 watt. Be advised, plexi style with no pre amp gain so you must crank it up to get the goodies. Very wide range of input tone control.

    Excellent!

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    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    What a great sound!

    By 

    from Austell, GA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Marshall JTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I'm an old professional musician. When I was a kid this was the amp the best sounding guitarists, to me, were using. When I plugged into this jtm45 I found those sounds.
      Also this amp does sound so good really loud, but if you can't be playing loudly at some gigs, you can just turn it down and use pedals for overdrive and diistortion. My pedals sound better through it than in any other situation I have used them.
      Great amp...

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      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fabulous tone and simplicity

      By 

      from St. Paul, MN

      Comments about Marshall JTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      Classic Marshall tone for all but speed/death metal needs. The tone on this amp shimmers and sparkles when clean, and with overdrive and distortion stomp boxes you can get legendary Marshall sound from blues crunch to JCM 800 shred. And with 30 watts, volume is more than adequate for home and small to mid-size clubs.The tube rectification does, indeed, color this amp to be on the warmer side when receiving a clean signal. And with the overdrive this compression frames all 6 strings into a clear, but mean package. I've been playing for over 40 years and own 9 different amps - including vintage and boutique. This Marshall is, overall, the best sounding amp I have ever heard - hands down.

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BEAST

      By 

      from Gainesville FL

      Comments about Marshall JTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I use this head with a 4x12 with greenbacks, or a 212 with 75's. Plug in,jump the channels & go. I use a "Metal Zone" for leads, but not for all leads. It's LOUD, but not awful loud like a plexi. My JCM 800 is now my spare. 'nuff said!!!

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      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Classic AC/DC tone

      By 

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Marshall JTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      This is the best amp I have ever owned in my 3 years of playing guitar. I use Marshall 1960 AX and BX cabs. It is incredible

      Comment on this review

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Meat & Potatoes

      By 

      from Fairchild, Tx

      Comments about Marshall JTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I could have saved a lotta time and money if I'd found this amp a few years ago. I've used Fenders, Mesa/Boogies, Peaveys, and other Marshalls...all were great, but nothing can come close to the tone of the JTM 45. My Les Paul and LP Jr. sounded amazing and my Telecaster...I couldn't believe it was the same guitar. Hands down, the best amp I've played thru (including vintage Fender Bassmans and Twin Reverbs). I've only got the volume up to about 6 (my neighbors probably wouldn't like me to go any higher). I'm using either a 1960A 4X12 or an MG212 cabs. One thing I will note, if you're gonna use an od pedal, you will have to take the time to tweak it so your tone won't sound muddy. If you're thinking about buying this head, stop thinking and buy it. YOU WON'T REGRET IT!!!

      Comment on this review

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      tonal bliss

      By 

      from Anchorag, AK

      Comments about Marshall JTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I tried and bought this amp locally. The shop I bought it at let me come in early and crank it up, so I got to see what this amp could do before I bought it. And I was impressed. The tone range you get by jumping the chanels is amazing.

      Comment on this review

      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Marshall better than Fender?

      By 

      from The Open Road.

      Comments about Marshall JTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      Indeed, both amps are quite well designed. But Marshall is about two steps ahead of Fender in terms of modern music sound and quality control. But this amp and the Fender Bassman are more closely related than one might think. When Jim Marshall first started tinkering with the thought of building amps, he did most of his practices replicating a Bassman. He basically copied it, Just compare the control panels!So keep that in mind when buying this amp the Fender was the original inspiration. But Marshall reinvented the Fender Simplicity and added some few choice improvements which you all of course know. The stack design, beautiful overdrive and stunning overall engineering. You cant hate Marshall. You can thank Leo for that.

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BELIEVER

      Comments about Marshall JTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I put kt-66 GEC nos tubes in the clear ones, yes they are $$ but worth every penny, made a few small mods and this amp is by far the best amp in the world for anything, I play Zep to Black Sabbath to Metallica to Early Ozzy with Randy Rhodes and this does it all perfectly. Nails the tone I am looking for. I am going to get a 50w 1987x next for larger gigs but this is what I am using now and it is plenty loud enough with my 1960AV with vintage 30s. I also moded the presence I put it in the back and put a volume know where the presence was in front. All of these mods were easy and relatively inexpensive besides the NOS tubes. I use a vintage MXR 10 band EQ to cut down on the highs throught the treble channel.

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