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    JMH Custom Amps Voodoo Clean.........SSS Clone

    I know the chances are slim since they're made in France, but has anyone heard of JMH Custom amps? The Voodoo Clean sounds pretty sweet.

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    Re: JMH Custom Amps Voodoo Clean.........SSS Clone

    Quote Originally Posted by MHG View Post
    I know the chances are slim since they're made in France, but has anyone heard of JMH Custom amps? The Voodoo Clean sounds pretty sweet.
    SSS seems to be the new flavor of the month by boutique builders ...

    Have not heard or played a JMH custom amp in person -- would love to.

    I have played a bunch of SSS style and clone amps out there and In my book the best sounding of the lot (for my tastes any way) is the one I played that was made by Welegen Steel String Singer | Welagen Amplification

    Pretty Amazing -- If I had the cash (and the back to haul one out to a gig) -- I'd buy one in a heart beat.

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    Re: JMH Custom Amps Voodoo Clean.........SSS Clone

    Damn that sounds good...
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    Re: JMH Custom Amps Voodoo Clean.........SSS Clone

    Hi,
    I own one of these JMH Custom Voodoo Clean amps for two years, now. Be careful, this amp has 150 Watt and that could get ripping loud.
    The good thing is, that the amp has a great sound at low volumes, too.

    With the tone switches and contols you can drive this amp into all areas of Fender tone. I have had a lot of Fender amps (BLACKFACE: Bandmaster, Deluxe Reverb, Pro Reverb, Super Reverb, Pro Amp, Bassman 50 --- SILVERFACE: Vibroluxe Reverb, Twin Reverb, Bandmaster Reverb, Super Reverb, Bassman 135 --- REISSUES: Twin Amp, Twin Reverb, Deluxe Reverb, Bassman - one thing mentioned here: in comparison to the blackface & silverface amps, all of the reissues are crap!) but this Voodoo Clean beats all(!!!)of them. Of course it is not exactely the sound of these amps because there are too many components to affect the sound (iron, tubes, circuit, speakers, cabinets...). But you can dial very close into the character of these Fender amps - and the JMH does always sound better. It can be clearer, dirtier, fatter, smoother, honkier... or less of all of that, if you know how to use the tone-controls. It really sounds better in every discipline.

    With a Tube Screamer pedal between guitar and amp, you step immediately into the Stevie Ray Vaughan sounds. The biggest surprise for me is this: I never could get really good Hard Rock sounds from a Fender(-style) amp. But the JMH can coexist with my Marshall Plexis and JMPs from the 60ies and 70ies. In conjunction with a Tube Screamer or Xotic BB pedal the JMH is able to produce magnificent Hard Rock sounds! By the way, I like the clean sound of a Marshall Plexi, too!

    The Voodoo Clean is a Dumble Steel String Singer clone. I have never had - not even played a Dumble amp. But I doubt that it could really get better than this JMH - different - for sure, ok! I am "addicted" to buy & try guitar amps since 1985 and have had several boutique amps, too. For example from Bogner, Matchless, Fuchs, Cornell, Cornford, Victoria, Two Rock and many others, but none of them could do the cleans as great as the Voodoo Clean can do.

    Summary: From Clean to Texas Blues the JMH is my first choice! When doing Rock and Hard Rock, I play two amps at once: Marshall JMP and the JMH Voodoo Clean side by side.

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    Re: JMH Custom Amps Voodoo Clean.........SSS Clone

    Thanks for the review!


    Quote Originally Posted by stratojojo View Post
    Hi,
    I own one of these JMH Custom Voodoo Clean amps for two years, now. Be careful, this amp has 150 Watt and that could get ripping loud.
    The good thing is, that the amp has a great sound at low volumes, too.

    With the tone switches and contols you can drive this amp into all areas of Fender tone. I have had a lot of Fender amps (BLACKFACE: Bandmaster, Deluxe Reverb, Pro Reverb, Super Reverb, Pro Amp, Bassman 50 --- SILVERFACE: Vibroluxe Reverb, Twin Reverb, Bandmaster Reverb, Super Reverb, Bassman 135 --- REISSUES: Twin Amp, Twin Reverb, Deluxe Reverb, Bassman - one thing mentioned here: in comparison to the blackface & silverface amps, all of the reissues are crap!) but this Voodoo Clean beats all(!!!)of them. Of course it is not exactely the sound of these amps because there are too many components to affect the sound (iron, tubes, circuit, speakers, cabinets...). But you can dial very close into the character of these Fender amps - and the JMH does always sound better. It can be clearer, dirtier, fatter, smoother, honkier... or less of all of that, if you know how to use the tone-controls. It really sounds better in every discipline.

    With a Tube Screamer pedal between guitar and amp, you step immediately into the Stevie Ray Vaughan sounds. The biggest surprise for me is this: I never could get really good Hard Rock sounds from a Fender(-style) amp. But the JMH can coexist with my Marshall Plexis and JMPs from the 60ies and 70ies. In conjunction with a Tube Screamer or Xotic BB pedal the JMH is able to produce magnificent Hard Rock sounds! By the way, I like the clean sound of a Marshall Plexi, too!

    The Voodoo Clean is a Dumble Steel String Singer clone. I have never had - not even played a Dumble amp. But I doubt that it could really get better than this JMH - different - for sure, ok! I am "addicted" to buy & try guitar amps since 1985 and have had several boutique amps, too. For example from Bogner, Matchless, Fuchs, Cornell, Cornford, Victoria, Two Rock and many others, but none of them could do the cleans as great as the Voodoo Clean can do.

    Summary: From Clean to Texas Blues the JMH is my first choice! When doing Rock and Hard Rock, I play two amps at once: Marshall JMP and the JMH Voodoo Clean side by side.

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    Re: JMH Custom Amps Voodoo Clean.........SSS Clone

    Man, I was pretty sure I was subscribed to my own thread, but I wasn't! Sorry for the late response. Great review!

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