- Oct 31, 2021
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So will try and keep the rambling to a minimum (though no promises lol). I bought a Jvm 210 about 2 months ago, after really enjoying my friends 410, but forgoing the 410 because in reality I felt I didn’t need 12 channels (only dwelled on a handful of modes on his)-confirming after messing around with mine, only seriously enjoying/using 3 of the modes (running through a 2x12 cab with V30’s). There is a part of me now that does feel maybe I should have just said screw it and opted for the 410 (considering the time it still took me to dial in the 210 anyway ), seeing that I would’ve liked a little more classic warm high gain, which seems (after quite a bit of reading) to exist as the OD1 amber on the 410 (which the 210 apparently does not have-has the OD2 of the 410). Was not initially aware there was that much tonal variation across the JVM’s. I do use less metal type guitars (Gibson guitars loaded with PAF style pickups), so the tones I have been getting from the 210 OD channel have been quite awesome and satisfactory for a somewhat less dry metal, and more classic sound-especially in the amber mode (when it comes to very filling crushing rock tones, keeping the gain lower and adjusting guitar volume helps), though there is still a slight modern scooped tonal dna that runs through that channel (like most of you probably already read at this point, OD2 seems to have a different/lower mid frequency to OD1-not traditionally Marshall). Not horrible of course, just a little different. Short of the mods people have been performing for what seems to go back over the better part of a decade at this point, is there anything I can do (externally) to warm up the 210 OD to reflect more like 410 OD1 when I want it to, like adding a parametric or graphic eq? Any input would be appreciated.