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I picked up this 4210 Combo on the weekend. I've always wanted to try a JCM 800 and I have also been wanting a combo for smaller gigs. I can also use it with my 4x12 for more thud which is nice. I know this isn't the holy grail 2203/2204 but I'm really happy with the rock and metal tones I'm getting.
It's was made in 1984 and has the infamous channel bleed. I'm using it as a single channel amp so the bleed doesn't bother me at all. Im boosting it with a MXR 10 band EQ to get a really thick grind and turning that off gets me enough of a drop in gain for my "cleans". The fx loop is also a lot nicer than the paralllel loop on the Dual Rec for the delay and harmony pedals I'm using.

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Cool! I how do you set the eq in your loop? I was boosting with a tubescreamer but I noticed a bit of a loss of bass so I used the MXR out front as a boost and and to dial the bass back in. I've only had a few hours to experiment with it so far so I'm probably going to end up trying a bunch of different stuff on it just for fun. Any tips or tricks you can share for your 2210 would be interesting to hear.
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I do the M-shape and keep the gain and output at 0, unless I want to attenuate. But it really opens up the amp and gives it way better character and dynamic.
 

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It's working out great! I'm boosting with a TS 808 clone now now and ended up with the M shape on the MXR in the loop. I can get pretty much anything from bluesy rock to death metal out of it now and it's nice to have a big sound in a small combo. Id like to try a 2205 or 2210 head from later in the years to see if they really have more gain. From what I've read the circuit changed a little in 86. I definitely don't need more gain than this combo puts out boosted but I'm just curious to see how big a difference there really is.
 
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