Did Angus Young ever have a 350w head custom made?

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  1. Nevertooloud

    Nevertooloud Member

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    This has been bugging me recently. I remember reading somewhere that Angus had a 350w head custom made by Marshall at some point in the 70's. I can't find the original article, so I don't have a source to quote.

    Can anyone confirm if this is true or not?
     
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    I don’t think so
     
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    i think i read or heard of a 200 watt head idk maybe it was 400 ,like long ago ,and it wasn't practical for some reason ,heat maybe ,needed too much room .had like 8 tubes or something ridiculous like that .
    hey never too loud what kind of guitar is that?
     
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    Marshall JCM800 Model 2000 250w

    they also made a 200w version...

    this is reportedly a 200w version:

     
  5. Nevertooloud

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    Those numbers make more sense, it was a few years so that may be more accurate.
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    The guitar is an epi korina explorer from a limited run they did up untill the new line I think
     
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  6. Nevertooloud

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    That's a pretty cool amp, but I'm pretty sure it was custom made for him.

    Thanks for sharing though, thats some really cool information!
     
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    if you search the web for that model, Angus & Malcolm's names get used in the discussion...

    reportedly, the 250w model was 250 clean & estimated 375w cranked...
     
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    Thanks, I was unaware of that. I'll look into it.
     
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    They did a limited run

    a friend of a friend has one
     
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    Thar are a few prototypes out thar . 100 watts is the limit for tubes amps .when you go over 4 power tubes you can get a lot of cross talk .
     
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    I think they have a couple of Majors in their collection.
     
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    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I recall seeing one once that I think belonged to the guy from Accept. I've seen pics of it over the years but I can't find them now. Imagine the heat coming off of one of those ?
     
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    I've seen a few roll by on ebay over the years so it isn't a one off, but they are rare, so I would guess very limited production. I think they made a bass version as well, which seems even rarer..and iirc a version that's just a preamp.
     
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    from what I gather, they produced about 100 of them. I read that they were problematic.

    (edit) in the TGP link, someone says that they made 83...

    Any info on Marshall 200w Model 2000 Lead Amp? *NOT JCM2000*
     
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    I heard that they were made for the back in black tour, Marshall did a limited run to make the tooling worthwhile.

    if I get any more info I’ll add it here
     
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    I’ve got one - that video clip of the naked chassis is mine!
     
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    can you take good pictures inside & out?

    It'd be nice to have some on the site for archive.
     
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    No - it’s in storage and I can’t get to it unfortunately!
     
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