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Marshall 1 Watt JTM1H

Marshall JTM1H

4.25 4.25 out of 5, based on 3 Reviews

1 watt limited edition reissue of the Marshall JTM 45

29th April 2012

Marshall JTM1H by Pale Pyramid

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 2 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 4.25

This review is about the Marshall 1 Watt JTM 1 H . It is a limited run Class A hand wired 1 watt amp that honors the JTM 45 of the 1960's . This year is Marshals 50 year anniversary . And that's called a Jubilee kids . Marshall are releasing a 1 Watt amp every eleven weeks going by decade . They are releasing a JCM 800 1 watt this summer . Do not stand between me and that amp the first day they are available ! Any ways , The JTM1 has a cool vintage look . When you hear it next to a Marshall Class 5 you can here the JTM is a class A amp . Not to take anything away from the Class 5 because it's a pretty solid amp .

BUILD - Quality Marshall build . This amp is hand wired . Yeah ! hand wired goodness . It has a step down attenuator that goes down to .01 of a Watt . 1 watt is plenty loud for an apartment . I'm glad that it has this feature and yes it's a bit of a tone suck engaged but the cops won't come knocking on my door either . It still sounds good engaged though . There are 2 ECC83's and 1 ECC82 in the tube section .

FUNCTION - there are to knobs only . One Loudness and One Tone knob . It's a plug in and play amp . Turn the amp up and roll back your guitar's volume for clean tones then turn that volume up for gain and meat .

SOUND - Now it's not as meaty as a JMP or Plexi or JCM . When this thing is cranked I bang out some power chords and think "The Who" - "I can't explain" . That is a lovely sound to my ears . The volume rolled back gives it that nice Marshall clean sound where the highs are subdued a bit . I've always enjoyed Marshall's clean tones . I know I should be made fun of for saying that and I appreciate a Fenders pristine clean tones . Marshall's cleans seem nicely and naturally compressed to me . This would be a great blues amp . Also maybe like early seventies AC/DC hard rock or Garage rock . Your choice of guitar makes a huge difference of course . A Les Paul sounds pretty big through this amp . Where a Tele or Strat brings me back to "The Who" .

CONCLUSION - I love that Marshall have made this line for their Anniversary . It's perfect for my home studio . And I can plug into a 4X12 cab and rock out if need be . Great Class A tone for the bedroom player or home studio . Even a regular studio if you need to jump straight to the meat of the amp with out shattering glass . The retail for like $850 . It may seem expensive but making a one watt amp by hand in merry ol' England comes at a price . I like my Vox Hand-wired . It was made in China . It still retails for the smallest of fortunes and may have a few inferior parts . Plus this is a limited run according to Marshall . So if you want to get this sound for the bedroom the time is now .

30th April 2014

Marshall JTM1H by open.concept

  • Sound Quality 4 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 4 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 4 out of 5
  • Overall: 4.25

I don't know where OP got the idea that the JTM1H is a hand wired amp but it is NOT. Each and every one of the Marshall 50th Anniversary 1 watters are built using a printed circuit board.

This is not to say that it isn't a fine little amp - personally, I love mine. However, it's very unfortunate that this sort of disinformation is out there. This is the first article that came up when I did a search for "JTM1H review" so it's important to get the facts straight.

30th August 2015

Marshall JTM1H by tdbajus

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 2 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 4.25

"When you hear it next to a Marshall Class 5 you can here the JTM is a class A amp..."

From the Guitar Player magazine review, as the Marshall site is less clear:

"The JTM-1H employs two 12AX7 and one 12AU7 tubes in a Class A/B configuration, and Marshall says that the amp is “based on the JTM45 tone stack, as if the inputs had been jumped..."

You can really hear that Class A tone, can you?

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