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Johnson Millenium JM-60 modelling amplifier
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indianjjy



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:08 pm    Post subject: Johnson Millenium JM-60 modelling amplifier Reply with quote

As maybe some of you know, I was looking for a modeling amp to play with, thought maybe a VOX, but I just picked up this Johnson and I must say, the sound and modeling of this amp is somewhat amazing. Really a great package, IMHO I think they were way ahead of their time, line 6 or Vox does not even come close to the sounds that come out of this box, anyone ever had the chance to try one of these? I did take the Sovtek out and put in a EH.....
Now to find a foot control for it, they are pretty pricey...

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried one way back when. I seem to remember the mid-gain, somewhat distorted tones, being very good.

That was many moons ago, but the Johnson definitely had Line6 and Vox whipped in that particular area. I'd be curious to hear a long-term update from you on this one. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:24 pm    Post subject: jm60 Reply with quote

will keep you posted Aaron....

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a whole amp on the local CL for about $400 he said he gave $1100 for it new. I would love to hear what you think of it too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a new Marshall JMD modeller... I love the thing!

I was pretty impressed with the G-DEC thing too....
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been using the Johnson J station as a front end for an ampex 620 monitor (line in- 2 6v6s and a JBL designed 8"...also drives my 4x10" Marshall nicely)

I spent a bunch of time tweaking and ended up with 27 very decent sounding patches.

I have used it with other amps and it rocks.

Cheap and plentiful on ebay too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:09 pm    Post subject: johnson Reply with quote

Rawl, Jennifer Batten uses one also... So far I really like the amp, the black face and the double rectifier, both are great sounding... really decent reverb...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plaid Sabbath wrote:


That was many moons ago, but the Johnson definitely had Line6 and Vox whipped in that particular area.

No doubt...
I had a Johnson 150 2x12 with the J12 foot controller and it rocked.


I converted it to a head and used it with a Genz Benz 4x12 and it was even better.


I regrettably sold it. Confused
I really do sometimes miss it's versatility,











but I was bitten by the Marshall Jubilee bug....Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:43 am    Post subject: JM60 Reply with quote

Yes, this is a great amp, modeling is it's forte and it does it well, I am keeping my eye open for a JM150, then at my age I think this will be my last great amp investment. I think if this amp was to come out new today it would take the market. Just this little JM60 has pitch perfect tones, the noise gate is spot on, even with the volume at 8, not a bit off hum or anything, yes a great investment indeed...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tweed and blackface patches are great with a little tweaking.
Black face Bassman is also great. I also found a Hiwatt model that smokes.

Spend some time with it...tweak away and then come back later to double check the tweaks.

The tremolo is great too, especially on the tweed deluxe model.

Have fun!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:16 pm    Post subject: jm60 Reply with quote

Rawl, you are reading my mind bro !!! Lots of fun... It might not be a great 'brand name ' item but it is a fine instrument in my book... Wink


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds interesting.
I don't believe I ever heard of those.

Looks to be well built.
Funny the things that just fade away and others dominate due to brand recognition.

As long as you like what you hear, that's all that matters.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny, a JM-120 with pedalboard, just showed up on CL today. $500
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've been wanting one of the j-station stand alone modelers. we had em at mars when i worked there and they where hands down better than the pods
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aquietcabin wrote:
i've been wanting one of the j-station stand alone modelers. we had em at mars when i worked there and they where hands down better than the pods


I love 'em too...found 6 of them on ebay yesterday. They are going for nearly as much as I paid for mine new when GC was blowing them out years ago.
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