The Silver Jubilee Cult

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  1. marco_giampa23

    marco_giampa23 Active Member

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    its got g12 vintages in it, not too concerned about portability, will probably have the money for a 2550 and cab by september so might buy the 2558 now, they arent that many around in melbourne for sale. Its currently in a secondhand music store so I can go there and try it through any guitar I want and any pedals. Might buy the combo now and buy a head and 4x12 later, keep the 4x12 at home and use that, then later on buy a 2x12 and a smaller clean amp, then i could bring the 2x12 around
     
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    Or just keep that bad boy! Get a 2x12 and stack the 2558 on top.
     
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    I mean if I have a 2558 now and money is a little tight I dont need the 4x12, owning all the 87 silver tolex models at once is on the bucket list, I think the 2558 is probably best for me, ill see if i can go in and check it out, as I said its on consignment at a store so they might not be open.
     
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    Kinkless Tetrode Well-Known Member

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    You can also build a head shell for the 2558 chassis. It would only take a few minutes to swap it out back and forth. Then you would have a combo and head when ever you need either one.
     
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    Yeah thats a good idea, are the enclosures exaclty the same except the 2558 is flipped upside down?
     
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    Kinkless Tetrode Well-Known Member

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    I think the 2558 is the same as the 2550 and 2555 but not sure. The 2553 is only 24 " wide out side dimension, though. And the 2554 is actually slightly smaller than the 2525C.
     
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    I believe it is the same except it is flipped upside down, so if you flip the 2558 enclosure to have the tubes facing upward, then all the knobs will be upside down. you could always make an enclosure with enclosure at the top unlike the regular marshall style at the bottom
     
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    I think there is a better way to do thos than 5 speaker outs that only 2 could be used at once. There is probably a very plausible counter argument to this but idk, just seems like there is a better way
     
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    There is a correct way to do this. Plug the 16 internal into one of the 8 ohm jacks, then the 8 ohm ext cab into one of the 4 ohm. This is perfectly matched for the amp.
     
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    yeah you can always plug the 16 into the 8 but i dont know how i feel about an 8 and a 16 plugged in
     
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    The 2558 that im looking at buying has a serial of 07873, that seems pretty high compared to 03000, anyone know roughly when this would have been made? 83290175_2451793271804751_7543731673100189696_n.jpg
     
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    Absolutely safe when done this way. Completwly. The 16 in an 8 means the 8 ohm is still looking for another speaker as it is half a load. Same with the 8 into 4. Two halves equals a whole. It cam't be some this way with an impedance switch obviously.
    This info comes from the fellah that designed the Jubilee reissues, the JVM etc.
     
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    Dunno but 1987 as it is silver.
     
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    Silver were made into 1988.
     
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    looking at reverb sold listings, I found 2 listed as 1988 with serial numbers 08096 and 08888
     
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    I did not know that. I thought they just did one year then went to black. Huh. Well I learned something today now so I can go all day tomorrow and not have to!
     
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    The black started mid to later 1988 I believe.
    I think but do not remember for sure that the black were issued for a couple years.
     
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    IIRC, the black 2554 combo I had in the late 90s was even built in (early?) 1990.
     
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    That is one of he problems of the lower watt versions. The 100 is easier to get those tones at all volumes. I really wish they would release a 50watt version like the 2553.
     
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    I want to say production slowed or stopped when JCM900's showed and a year or two before the 30th Anniversary 6100's came out.
     

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