Early Marshall Amp Gathering!

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  1. pleximaster

    pleximaster Well-Known Member

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    Two of my friends visited with some of their amps for an afternoon with early Marshall amp hangout! Really cool!

    Had a great time!

    Thanks for the apple tree for the garden, Mikael and Pete!

    plexi

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    Nice :)
    How did the neighbours take it?

    Gr,

    Gerrit.
     
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    pleximaster Well-Known Member

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    Good! :)

    Next door they are constructing an extension to their house so they aren't particularly quite themselves... ;)

    plexi
     
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    Not an elusive pitched-roof knob in sight.........
     
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    pleximaster Well-Known Member

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    The alu-fronts have correct barrel knobs and the traffolyte PAs have the small black knobs also correct.
    Serial 1018 which is nowadays recovered had these before

    http://www.amparchives.com/folder/203/

    and there are others like Tom Hinsons PA 1009



     
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    tomsvintage Well-Known Member

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    Pleximaster ~ Amazing collection of Early Marshalls !!!! Thanks for sharing :) Those early copper ring knobs are the most elusive , not to mention the amps themselves !!
     
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    6 ways of tone right there :) Awesome to see, thanks :)
     
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    Someday I’d like to hear an A/B of an offset with a 1972 superlead, with era correct cabs of course. And I hope I don’t like the offset.
     
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    I got a few more early ones, two with the pitched knobs, one alu panel and one white traffolyte. The Traffolyte one is an a studio at the moment and the other don´t have tubes at the moment... So they were not t invited to the party yesterday. Here a pic of the alu panel one.

    Regarding knobs however... How about Bulgin Chicken knobs on early Marshalls. Are these correct for them? I know of an amp for sale splitfront with chicken knobs...

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    BygoneTones Well-Known Member

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    You do really well just to find these early coffin logo amps. What were the production numbers like back in 1963 & 1964?
     
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    pleximaster Well-Known Member

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    Last few years i have been searching everywhere!!! Everyday almost! An obsession!

    What I think based on various sourses and discussions with people with interest

    About Produktion numbers
    20 offsets
    20 all white
    40-50 split fronts
    Plus various speaker cabinets



    They made two batches of coffin logos, 100 each. Slightly different in weight,( the fake ones with stamp on back weighs even more and don’t have the right red sparkle in them)

    Then it took off with the block logos
    Maroon logo ones where only made in one 100 batch. Gold block logo many more...

    I often for “hunt” amps; locate the ones that I am interested in,before they are for sale
    And when I have funds I’ll go for the “kill”... and make an offer...

    Plexi


     
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    BygoneTones Well-Known Member

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    Very cool. Have you picked up any 4x12 speaker cabs from that period? I would be really interested to see them.
     
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    pleximaster Well-Known Member

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    I got one in storage stripped and in need of restoration, mahogny/kaya plywood and basket can cloth

    Then a particalboard cab with square/sharp corners, vary rotten bottom though. I’ll don’t keep them at home due to their size and my marriage :)

    These 4x12 cabs don’t have the same measurements as later cabs. They are straight not angled but not as deep as a regular B 1960 cab

    I also have a couple of pa cabs...
     
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    Can you email me some pics? Yeah those first cabs were model 1984 and were slimmer. The 1960 cabs came later and are deeper. I've seen a handful but not enough. Tom has a very cool one with the basketweave grill.
     
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    Particle board early B cabs sounds interesting. Mr Bygone do you still have pics of that one we looked at a few years ago?
     
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    When are you letting Johan loose on the collection, with an ABCDEf-Y switch of course?
     
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    The brown pinstripe tall B? yes. Im not sure that one is actually a Marshall to be honest. Bit of an oddball. I've lost contact with the owner because I have switched email addresses since. I dont know if he ever sold it.

    Carl (0121madhouse) had a really nice one a couple of years back made from MDF with the basketweave grill and coffin logo, very similar to Toms, (not a tall B). He sold it to Justin Harrison though. I've still got the pics of it. Jan 64 date codes. It had the Jones Crossland badge on the back. Cool piece of Marshall history.
     
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    As far as I know chicken head knobs were never original specification or correct on any Marshall amps.
     
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    pleximaster Well-Known Member

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    We have been talking about it many times but my healt seems to come between. He is in the middle of Sweden and I am in the south so we need some planning...

    They are in storage at the moment but I’ll dig up some pics on the computer. I also got a few real nice pictures of the white (probably late 60 recover, but nice wood that is part of the Decca Studios white amp) 4x12 coffin badge and basketweave

    I thought the names like 1960 and 1984 were names given by the time Marshall joined with rose Morris these were made prior

    Plexi
     
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    Not sure, but if you look at the 1964 catalogue in the doyle book (1993 edition) the 4x12 shown is a model 1984 and the dimensions given are 12" deep. Im assuming that is the only 4x12 model they were making at the time as it is advertised as for both lead and bass.

    Then the next catalogue (1965) shows a 1960 model cab at 14" deep.
     

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