I need help dating what I believe to be a Silver Jubilee 50 watt

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    LeftyStrat New Member

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    Hi I'm new here. I actually used to hang here back in the day, but I can't remember my old username and it was registered with an email I no longer have.

    Anyway, my father-in-law passed away and left everything to my wife, his only child. We have a basement full of gear. The first thing that caught my eye was what appears to be a 50 watt Silver Jubilee and matching 4x12. I'm trying to figure out if it is an original or a reissue. The serial number, S/A AS00284 doesn't seem to match anything on any sites I've found that discusses Marshall serial numbers. Anyone have any ideas?
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Its a 2205 a 2 channel 50 watt JCM800. Its original. I dont know how to read the serial number but if you look inside on the chassis I suspect there will be a paper inspection tag that should have the date on it. Welcome back to the forum :yesway:
     
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    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    it's a 2205...
     
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    Wow, thanks! This makes me a very happy camper. It sounds killer.
     
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    Gunner64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    S is a 1984 prefix. That head is worth $900-$1000..maybe more. And 2205s seem to be hot at the moment.
     
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    I'll probably eventually sell it. I don't gig out anymore. I have an Axe-Fx III being delivered today. I want to Tone Match it before I sell it.
     
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    Welcome back to the forum, killer amp, my condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father in law .
    Mitch
     
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    Dude is it factory white with matching white jcm800 cab?.that makes it a bit rarer if its factory white.
     
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    if you sell the silver pointy knobs, you can fetch $25/ea (or more) on ebay...
     
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    Gunner64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Yep. Crazy. Good catch. Them pointer knobs date the amp as early 80s as well. My 87 2205 had non pointer knobs.
     
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    I wouldn't part it though. You cheapen the amp, it's self.

    I'd say that the ½ stack, as-is, is worth more than your average ½ stack 2205. Maybe not tons more, but, you figure, find a 2205 ½ stack & add a few hundred dollars.

    Best bet is to have it fired up by a tech & inspected. Amp's that have been sitting need to be checked out to make sure that the cap's are not dried out. Slowly bringing them up to voltage is a good practice to gingerly bring them up to power & insure that you don't get a domino effect of issues by something going out right away.
     
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    silver pointers are way more rare than gold pointers...
     
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    And there's 12 of them counting the d.i..

    Mine had silver capped knobs, just not pointers unfortunately..
     
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    Hang on to it. Play it. Rock your face off for a while. Don't be in a big hurry to sell it, because after you get used to it, you may not WANT to.

    Those amps are somewhat legendary for a good reason.
     
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    Here are some additional pictures. Excuse the messy basement.

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    That's a 1982 2205 anniversary series halfstack...makes sense now...with the a s in the serial number. Pretty rare. Don't sell it until you research the value..really.

    Take the back off the cab and see what speakers you have in there..they maybe worth $150 apiece by themselves..really.

    That's pretty rare to see the head and cab together. I wouldn't split them up.

    And yes, condolences about your father in law.
     
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    I found one of the same exact halfstacks as yours that sold on Reverb for $2250 +$150 shipping. That was a sold listing, not a unsold because of a ridiculous asking price listing. Somebody bought it for that.
     
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    Late to the party. AS indicates Anniversary Series. So yes, a 1982 white! Anniversary badge on cab too. Keep that bad boy. They're not real common.
     
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