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Jaded Faith 1959RR Mk II?

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:28 pm
by Ricey
i just scored a 1959RR MkII on eBay. I can't find any info on this mod. It has switches for JTM/JCM, Diode clipping. Vintage/Modern, and Haze and also features a cool recessed blue LED channel indicator light. How is the MKII differerent than the original 59RR?

What exactly does the JTM/JCM switch do? I assumed it was simply a tone stack voicing toggle switch, but there also appears to be quite a gain boost on the JCM side. Is an additional gain stage engaged in JCM mode?

Is the Vintage/Modern switch similar to the voicing switch on the Donnegan module? It sounds like it increases dynamic range/adds highs and lows.

Mine has a gun metal blue faceplate with silver capped Marshall style knob that are quite striking together in an understated way. I have never before seen an RR model in this color scheme-they usually appear to be white or silver.

The low to mid gain Marshall crunch tones are outstanding! I can get great classic rock through 80's metal sounds out of this module. For higher gain Marshall style tones, I have to switch over to the XTC Rob built for me a couple years ago. That module is simply amazing! It will do clean Plexi and Brown sounds as well. You could literally use an XTC in the clean, crunch, and distortion slots of an RM100 and have three excellent, but totally different sounds.

I am also looking to have Rob build me a JPlex, which should about do it for me as far as Marshall mods go. However, I also see VybeDeluxe, Twintone, A30, 6550, MKC+, and Super Clean in my future!

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Jaded Faith 1959RR Mk II?

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:01 pm
by Ricey

Re: Jaded Faith 1959RR Mk II?

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:25 pm
by lebobl
From Rob (Jaded Faith) in the 59RR post here:

"The original 59RR featured the JMP/JCM switch, a simple Diode Clip circuit (adds about 5% more gain, but changes the shape/feel of the gain), the Vintage/Modern tone stack switch and the original Haze circuit. This is still made as a 5RR Standard upon request.

The 59RR Custom was made as a special request and replaced the Diode Clip with a 2/3-Stage switch that allowed an additional gain stage to be added. This was way cool and became a standard product, replacing the original 59RR.

All of this was thrown together into one with premium hand-selected components and offered as the limited 59RR Platinum."

I have the Platinum. It has a different faceplate than yours but the controls look similar. Some of the components may differ but I think it's otherwise the same.

Re: Jaded Faith 1959RR Mk II?

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:26 pm
by lebobl
From Rob (Jaded Faith) in the 59RR post here:

"The original 59RR featured the JMP/JCM switch, a simple Diode Clip circuit (adds about 5% more gain, but changes the shape/feel of the gain), the Vintage/Modern tone stack switch and the original Haze circuit. This is still made as a 5RR Standard upon request.

The 59RR Custom was made as a special request and replaced the Diode Clip with a 2/3-Stage switch that allowed an additional gain stage to be added. This was way cool and became a standard product, replacing the original 59RR.

All of this was thrown together into one with premium hand-selected components and offered as the limited 59RR Platinum."

I have the Platinum. It has a different faceplate than yours but the controls look similar, except mine has a control for an extra gain stage. Some of the components may differ but I think it's otherwise the same.