Marshall 1959HW Limited Edition Hand Wired

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  1. Kutt

    Kutt Well-Known Member

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    Am I the first one to post about this? Oh my.

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/de..._campaign=27131&utm_content=cl&utm_medium=CPC

    https://www.guitarworld.com/news/sw...-edition-holy-grail-marshall-plexi-recreation
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    no thank you.
     
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    Gunner64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    How in the hell do they justify that asking price?..call me a tightwad but that's ridiculous.
     
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    That's about as useful as a reissue black and white tv and has been done to death by custom amp builders.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    tightwad. :p
     
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    According to the advert there are only 8 of them being made. That makes them extremely exclusive and hence valuable.
    BP
     
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    Lol..Hey Rick..hows it?..yea I am a tightwad... but really,...I could make my own for about $800...probably use better parts too..$1500-$1800 maybe..$3500..Pass.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    we are doing good here. trying to get over this damn cold i have.
    im sure you could build your own no doubt.
    i dont know why they did this. a sweetwater exclusive?
    its a money grab type thing i guess. there will be 8 idiots out there
    who will snatch these up and run like hell. i wont be chasing them thats
    for damn sure. seems you wont be either.
     
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    Kutt Well-Known Member

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    There are guys out there paying the same money for Friedman amps. I bet that same demographic will scoff these up too.
     
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    Interesting and accurate analogy.:agreed:

    What's puzzling me, is why do I want something like a reissue black and white tv, so badly?:shrug:
     
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    First ask Marshall if they are selling you a real Plexi because nobody manufactures an EL34 tube today rated for Plexi voltages. That would be my first, wait a minute :hmm:
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    might be a good price in the long run
     
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    I don’t know,.....it’s only $500 more than a Jcm800 reissue sooooo,.....like I said I don’t know,.....I mean that literally! :D

    I have no doubt there are 8 people out there somewhere that’ll but it!
     
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    Ni£e amp!
     
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    There are people out there who will buy it. I owned a hand wired Fender and yes it sounded good, but I don't think it sounded as nice as the price. Most people here don't see that as a good value and that's fine. If all the components are the same and you use a good PCB then there should be no difference in sound between amps. Although, every component made is going vary slightly in tolerance so that will give a slightly different sound, but it's such a small amount that you would really only notice a change on a Scope. It's especially funny when older musicians say that they hear a difference in sound when their hearing has naturally decayed over time.

    Many of you could also build an amp like that for less. You're also not paying employees, overhead, marketing, an R&D dept, tariffs, or customs fees (if any).

    It's also funny when I hear people say that guitarists like Hendrix played a reissue of that amp. No, he played one that was no more than a year old. The mellow sound that comes from a vintage amp is the sound of old electronics which are dying and creating a lot more resistance than they should. If you took a resistor that was rated at say 5k ohms from a vintage amp and put it onto a meter, it might read 8.246k ohms. Valves also don't last forever, and those valves (if original) are like headlamps in a car. They decrease in brightness and change in colour temperature over time.

    I'm guessing that there are probably amps out there using nearly identical circuitry for a lot lower of a price. The thing about them is that they don't say "Marshall" on them, and in time probably won't be able to command a premium price.
     
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    When Marshall had a deal with rose-morris they had hold of the purse strings and they kept Jim on a very short leash. It has been said they wanted him to go broke so they could scoop up the company cheap. Anyway Marshall were always on stop with suppliers because rose morris never paid the bills. So they bought components wherever they could. So your amp might have caps from somewhere and pots from somewhere else and the next one might be different. This is in part where the idea that some were magic and others less so came from. And maybe it's true. Or mabe one man's great tone is another mans muddy mess. I guess if you really had the ears back and the money (Jimi and co) you could play a few and hear the difference.
     
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    I cannot see what is different from a normal HW except the easily available block logo.

    Marketing ploy?
     
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    My cork smells like SH!T. How about yours.
     

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