Marshall® JMP 2203
Marshall JMP 2203
Sorry but not sold on this one UA!
Downloaded the demo. To me the silver Jubilee was is a smash hit but the jmp 2203 left me scratching my head. First off some of the stock adjustment sounds were either to flat and bassy or way to brittle and high endy and some of these tones left my ears ringing at low volumes. Not sure why. On the other hand I did manage to dial in so alright tones by messing with the mics and knob settings. The filter cut is pretty cool and you will need it especially if you decide to use some of the stock tones. If guitars sounded this bad in the 80's I am lost for words. Well hopefully UA will model a mesa of some sort in the future. I really dont think they will be able to top the Jubilee. I was generous with 3 stars.
The Most Versatile Marshall
I've been a huge fan of the Marshall Plug-ins from day one, and love them all. However the 2203 is by far the most versatile offering the widest variety of tones and (in my opinion) the best set of presets thus far. The clean sounds are perfect and Compact Rhythm is just out of control crunchy goodness! Highly recommended!
Best Marshall to date.
Just demo'ed the the new Marshall JMP 2203 and I am very pleased with this plugin. It breaks up nice yet also, cleans up when you ease up on the strings..just like my orange tube amp. I Then turned my guitar volume down and was in tone heaven. I haven't said that about any of the amp sims here. I don't have the Unison preamp, but used a 500 series A-design p1 pre. I first tried this plugin with a Ibanez RG320 with SD jb/59 and thought it had a nice blues grit to it. I then plugin in my les paul and was instantly laying down some of the best blue jams that ever poured from my finger tips,,,, very inspiring tone. Thank you UAD, you finally made me smile. :)
I owned a '78 Master Volume 2203 JMP, which I ran through a cab with G12T-75's (for a while). This simulation is spot on. The mic selections are exactly what I used also (except I didn't own a 251). I sold that amp a few years ago.
I haven't tried any pedals with the sim yet, but this amp was a great pedal platform. Just like the amp, this sim takes some EQ to take out some of the brightness (unless you're going for that), and add some low end.
T-75's are the period correct speakers, but I didn't love them with this amp and wish the sim had a different option. But it's spot on and very real sounding, and true to the original as billed.
Insanely good 2203 - the spirit of Marshall
stumbled on the new Marshall 2203 plugin, and since I already have the other Marshall plugins it was an easy decision to buy it.
So, downloaded and plugged in my '79 Custom and lo and behold - its a really insane plugin which nails the 2203 sound and also is a great tool for experimenting with settings (incl all 10's) and mic combinations. I own an original 2203 from 1978 which I bought new in London and have played ever since, in my case through a late 70's 1960A with Celestion G12-65's, and copying my settings gives me a very accurate tone and response from the plugin. In my experience the G12-65 is a bit more "open" than the G12-75, which is also emulated accurately.
After only 30 minutes I am absolutely sold on this one!