Hi there, guys
I’m new to the forum and new to valve amps. In fact, I’ve just purchased my first valve amp: a brand new JCM 800 2203 reissue.
Running through a 1960av and a Rivera Rock Crusher attenuator and it sounds awesome - except for these damn so called ghost notes (just learned about them) that only happen when I set the master volume at higher values (above 6.5 or 7). It also only seems audible in higher pitches around the 12 fret.
Reading a lot about filter caps and stuff. But it’s a brand new amp and I still have warranty. So that’s not the case for trying to fix it myself.
My question is: should I assume it’s “normal” and keep my amp? If that’s the case, how can I crank it (and get that beautiful power section overdrive) and minimize those annoying ghost notes? Is electric grounding improvement / adding a power filter of any good?
Or you guys think I should go to Marshall assistance and ask for a replacement?
Thank you very much,
Any help appreciated,
Regarding your 2203 you sometimes may hear these notes, but that does not neccassarily mean there is a fault with the amplifier, if you are at all concerned then we recommend that you take it back to the dealer so they can check it over for you.