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

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  1. pulsonicsound

    pulsonicsound Well-Known Member

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    I should also add that a friend of a friend sold one of these to EVH.
     
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    TheJake from statefarm New Member Gold Supporting Member

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    yes he does have a 350w head. i have seen it in a rig rundown video. his whole amp set up is absolutely out of control! he aint playin around. it is a very serious set up. his tech does his foot pedals for him mostly. so he has to sit there and listen and when the need comes he has to stomp the right pedal. his tech earns his pay!
     
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  3. Obi Plexi-nobi

    Obi Plexi-nobi Well-Known Member

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    I had a friend in a death metal band who had one of these amps. It had both a Super Lead preamp and a Master Volume preamp. I think he showed me how you could configure both channels in very creative ways. I was taken to their rehearsal space, where I got to jam through the amp in a big room with a drummer after-hours. It was the first time I experienced that awesome, controllable, singing, 'harmonic feedback' that Marshall is famous for. I later had a chance to purchase this amp when my friend left town. I kick myself for not picking it up, but was poor back in those days- lol. This is not a 'death metal' amp. It's an awesome classic Marshall heritage sound.
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Cool! Would you elaborate a bit on the amp, tone, versatility, weight, portability,....Ahh,...ok,...forget thst last one! :facepalm: I’ve got a question for you now if you don’t mind,...

    I notice there isn’t a top carrying handle on this beast, only recessed side handles,...so how does one person carry one of these?

    A wheely cart?

    Maybe the answer is,..they don’t! Lol!

    Oh and pics of course,...even some more sound cops if possible.

    Thanks for posting here! :thumb:

    Great idea @Dogs of Doom! This too, ^ if you don’t mind.

    Thanks for any effort
     
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  5. Marshallhead

    Marshallhead Well-Known Member

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    It’s a fairly easy two handed lift!

    I can’t do all the other requests though - the amp is in storage and inaccessible right now, but inside is pretty unexciting anyway!
     
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    AlvisX Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Sounds great
    I almost bought the bass version back around 20 years ago ,but a couple SVTs popped up and that was that ....
     
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    Paul Petraitis New Member

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    Their collection in that London warehouse is amazing. I talked to their tech when I was at the Marshall plant. He said Malcolms favorite amp "looked like a cough on the scope!"
     
  8. TM1

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    I know back in the early `90's they had some Canadian amps called "Wizzard" built. A friend of mine was the sales rep...
     
  9. secretsoundz

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    Very cool. Bet it was LOUD.

    "Steve’s first big hit for Marshall was the early Master Volume series which he worked on with Mike Hill. “But I suppose the first big personal hit was the 250-watt guitar amp – the model 2000, I think it was called – that and the accompanying 375-watt bass amp.”

    These monsters were powered by KT88/6550 valves – six in the lead version, eight in the bass model. “AC/DC took them out on a world tour and they were still working when they came back,” Steve recalls. “Mind you, all the plastic was melted… we went on to do a production version of them, which were not exactly reliable, I have to say.

    “The prototypes I’d made for AC/DC were the last ones I saw before they went into production and that’s not really the best thing in the world to do. The prototypes worked okay, but the production versions needed some redesign work because they had heat problems. I know people who still have them and run them quite happily, though. Don’t rush things is the moral there!” "
     
  10. JP2036

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    Malcolm had a power amp with 12/6550 power tubes for big stadiums in addition to his Marshalls to push cabs. It may have been made by Rick St. Pierre.
    Angus has always used Marshall & Wizard to my knowledge.
     

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