The JTM 66 MKII strongly reminds of the Marshall JTM 45 from 1966. Its strengths are clearly in the blues-rock realm. The JTM 66 MKII is equipped with a classic ECC83 preamp and as is standard on all Gladius amps, the unique Variac power reduction...
The JTM 66 MKII strongly reminds of the Marshall JTM 45 from 1966. Its strengths are clearly in the blues-rock realm. The JTM 66 MKII is equipped with a classic ECC83 preamp and as is standard on all Gladius amps, the unique Variac power reduction. In addition to hand wiring, only the world's very best output transformer (Drake), power transformers and state of the art tubes are utilized. An indispensable extra feature is the channel-patch, which combines both channels together without having to use a conventional patch cable. Similar to the JTM 65, the KT66 is used, albeit with more gain, which of course meets the requirements of blues-rock players. The guitarist who think the JTM 65 sounds too nice, or the JTM 67 sounds too rocky, will be very pleased with the ultimate and purist-oriented Marshall Sound of the JTM 66!!
The rhythm-Lead function (clearly visible through different colors from the pilot light) together with the two different inputs, creates 4 different sounds in one unit which can easily be switched.
As the name already suggests, in this setting the complete vintage sound up to 1966 is covered. The sound is extremely fat, round and 'smacky' in response with a wide dynamic range. The perfect blues/rock sound. Always defined but inclusive of all vintage elements that are so important to creating the right distortion.
With this setting you will get a clean and stable tone, without the partially lively vintage character. It has explosively quick response, without sounding too harsh. It is fat and round like the Allman Brothers or Green.
- Type: class B 115/230V
- Power: 1 watt to 30 watt (switchable)
- Output tubes: 2 x KT66
- Preamp tubes: 2 x 12AX7 1 x 7025
- Rectifier: GZ34
- Channels: 2 (normal & tremolo)
- Treble input: hi & lo
- Normal input: hi (w/ channel-patch for both treble & normal inputs) & lo
- Controls: volume, treble, volume, normal, bass, middle, treble, presence
- Back: 4/8/16 ohm switch, rhythm & lead footswitch, 5-step power scaler, 2 outputs
- Colors: original black levant
- Weight: 15 kg
- Dimensions: 53cm x 25cm x 20.5cm