• strngthbyndstrngth

    JCM 800 Problems

    ok.... I picked up an old 80's JCM 800 50 watt 2 channel (model 2205) with a 1960a slant cab for $500.00 (I'll post pics, but we all know what Marshall half stack looks like.) The person I bought it from bought it new in 85-87 (he can't remember) Both pieces are absolutely MINT, no scratches tears or anything. The seller says it doesn't have more than 20 hours time on it (and it looks it) the problem is after playing for a while (sometimes 10 mins, sometimes an hour) the thing fades out, I can still hear what I'm playing, but it gets real muddy and "distant" sounding. If i flick the switch (either power or standby) off and back on a few times, sometimes it comes back, but then it fades back out. I thought it was heat related, but sometimes, it is out right when I turn it on so I'm not sure. I'm going to bring it to the shop, but I figured with this boards infinite wisdom, I could go at least knowing what may be wrong. I don't think it's the tubes cuz it came with a new (from the 80's but never used) set in the box, I put them in, and it does the same thing. Any help is appreciated.

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