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Old 4th September 2005, 07:33 PM   #1
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Default Marshall JCM 900 schematic or service manual?

Hi,

I'm looking for a service manual for this guitar amp. The full reference is JCM 900 4200.

A friend has one, and it doesn't work properly.
When cold, there's no problem. But after a few minutes, the sound stops, comes back, re stops...

Sounds like a faulting solder join. What do you guys think?
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Old 7th September 2005, 03:06 AM   #2
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You want a schematic for a Marshall 4200 then, JCM900 doesn't specify an amp model.

Look at the tubes, in particular the first preamp tube. Does the heater go dark when the sound goes away? If so, there is a square black bridge rectifier in the midle of the board, and it probably needs to be resoldered.

Otherwise use an insulated probe - fancy words for a chopstick or something non conductive - and push on things to try to isolate what has an intermittent connection.

Do not forget the pots - they can crack or the solder under them can fail.
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Old 9th September 2005, 09:16 PM   #3
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In accordance with Marshall JCM Handbook model 4200 does not exist.
Please take a look once more.
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I didn't think to actually look...

The JCM900 series included the 4100 and the 4500 series of amps. This includes the variants like the 4101 and 4102 or 4501 and 4502.

The JCM800 series does include a number of 4200 series number models.
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Old 14th September 2005, 06:33 PM   #5
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The 4000 series marshalls were jcm800 combo amps post 1989. There are lots of schematics for these available...check out:

http://www.drtube.com/marshall.htm
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I'll ask my friend again about the model number

thank you
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