Hi Guys, Any Idea What This Would Be Worth?

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  1. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    If it's some one up prototype of the 2001 how would anyone know this therefore guess therefore know the value?
     
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    It's a one off Pre amp. Now, I bought it from a guy who used to work for AC/DC. Seemingly it was acquired in 1981 just after Back in Black was recorded and was first used at Donington Monsters of Rock festival. Was then used on tours and albums after that.
    I have a letter from Phil saying it was most likely a one off custom for A band. He stops short of actually mentioning the band by name.
    He reckons if i track down the AC/DC tech who's been with them since then that'll be it's heritage 100% complete.
    Pretty neat eh?
     

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    It's neat but how would any of us guessed this? It is obviously based on the 2001 so that would be correct, except it's a one off. What does Marshalls documentation say?? Cool!!
    So no power section?
     
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    They have nothing on it as it was a one off custom made.
    I have the letter saying it was probably a one off, there's nothing documenting this one but they know they made it, lol.
     
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    So they're not much help. Hmmm. Power section completely missing??
     
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    Well if it is not a 2000 series then it must be one of them JCM2000 amplifiers. ;)
    Maybe it is a 1999.5 or 2000.5 special order. :hmm:
    I know, it is a Space Odyssey edition. :)
     
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    I thought it was the 2000 Series as well. Found this clip.

     
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    Actually not totally correct, I was right as to what it started out as (a Marshall 2001). No one could have guessed it had been gutted and turned into a one off preamp unless you had shown the rear or inside. As to what it's worth, anybody's guess.
     
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    It seems maybe someone liked the Bass 2001 features and had a 2000/2001 design done up for guitar work.

    Or is it just a modified 2001?

    It is still hard to tell.
     
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    Yep. It's obviously IS designed around that model. It really IS a 2001 designed as a preamp only. Now, why couldn't one simply use a 2001 and run only the preamp out instead of designing a preamp only? Again, so it has no power section inside at all??
     
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    So if a famous person goes to Marshall and ask for a modification to a specific amplifier does that make it a different amplifier design/model even if it still looks exactly like stock production?
     
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    Nope. Artist adds a choke to some existing model and mods the preamp for more gain. Is that a different model? No. It is a modded existing one.
     
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    The KK is still a 2203.

    Maybe it can be called the Pre-2001 if it is only the preamp. What about the JMP-0 or JMP2001?
     
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    As to value, depends what kind of collector I guess. As a useable amp, it's not much but as to rarity and how much value is placed on the famous person who supposedly played it, anyone's guess in a collector's market. To me personally it means not much economically. It's cool, really cool, but...
     
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    Model wise, find a 2001 and take out the power tubes. Ta-Da!!
     
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    Man I'm so jealous of you being a bass player!! Honestly this amp is such a rare thing to have. Only 90 were only ever made I think in the early to mid 80s.

    The 2001 is an amp that I can't for the life of me seem to find over this side of the water!

    Sound wise, it's supposed to be sweet and hi-fi sounding more like an SVT VR, though can't say I've ever had the chance to buy one :(

    I googled the amp model and some guy over on basschat was selling his for around £500. But honestly, it's worth ALOT more than that...these are pesumably guys that want a quick sale and being from where Marshall were formed, unfortunately...any more or less any Marshall amp over this side of the water will generally fetch a disappointing amount compared to what it would in the US particularly...even for the higher end models.

    I'd say you could sell that bad boy for anywhere between a 1000-1500 as they are a rare find and are meant to sound amazing!
     
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    Given it's supposed pedigree and the fact that there is presumably no power section, I wonder what that does? I guess it's worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it that OP is willing to take. It's obviously rare. On that note, my Canadian model 2558 with the silver toggles and silver tolex is one of under 100 made for the CDN market this way. What it's worth? Dunno.
     
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    Troll thread is Troll

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    Well a shot of the guts showing no power section and a close up of serial number wouldn't hurt....
     
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    It's an N reg serial number, confirming 1981 construction.

    The 2000 model amps were said to be developed with AC/DC, so the back story is totally plausible.

    This is bass amp, so would have nothing to do with Angus or Malcolm, but there is film evidence of Malcolm playing through a 2000 guitar head which is completely missing the Lead/Master volume channel, so there certainly were experiments going on with these heads.

    I've seen no evidence at all of any other guitarists playing through the Lead head, but the Bass heads did get some use. Craig Gruber used one or two touring with Gary Moore and I seem to recall Chris Glenn using one when my band supported the Alex Harvey band (sans Alex of course) in early 90's.
     
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