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JCM800 with our without bright switch


The bright switch is absolutely essential to me on pretty much all the Marshall models. To me, that IS the sound. Without it the tone seems kind of dull and woofy. If you like a lot of pick attack and a nice gain boost, the bright switch can be the solution.

I can't think of any medium to high gain presets in my AX8 where the bright switch is off. But hey, to each their own.


I think depend of the tone your ear like and will depend of the guitar you play and many other factors (pick,strings,speakers,etc), JCM 800 bright on with an ibanez baswood body and some super bright dimarzio pickup can be ice picking machine. Prs mahogany body pure nickel round core strings probably need the switch bright on.
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