What Was Your First Marshall Amp?

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  1. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Yes it most certainly is :cool:
     
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    I think that may have been a little after my time. I did see a band in a Columbus club early 70s where the guys were wearing women's fish net hosiery and wearing clogs. Buddy looked at me and said how the h3ll can you pick up girls here ..;)
     
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    I loved that amp but never got one! Glad you have provided it a good home for all these years! Cheers
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    This is 1982, within a year and a half I-quit playing until 91-94 I quit playing again until, 2008! Cheers
     
  5. MarshallDog

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    I took one of my 2204s and had a custom period correct 1x12 cab made for it. It looks and sounds awesome. Saved the original head cab just in case. Now I have one of my favorite amps of all time in a nice convenient 1x12.
     
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    Some great stories in here...

    And it's good to know I'm not the only one who has sold or traded amps that I'd give anything to have back all these years later.

    One that sticks out in my memory is what I think was my second JMP 2203. It had the most outrageous and beautiful harmonic feedback....hold a chord and it would bloom and howl like nothing I've ever had since. I don't even remember what became of that amp but I'd pay triple to bring it home again. I've got a very nice 2203 now, and it sounds as good as any I've heard, but it just doesn't have the same harmonic content in it's voice when you let it have it's way
     
  7. Jethro Rocker

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    I guess I do too. It's a 4010!! Awesome loud little amp!!
     
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    MG30R-CD

    I was 16 or 17, was a gift for either a birthday or Christmas (don't quite remember but I'm leaning towards Christmas) from my mom and dad. I think they got it from Musician's Friend or something, brand new.

    Still have it, still occasionally use it. Admittedly, not often at all.

    First real Marshall was a TSL100, used, in 2011 (I think...)

    Still have it also.
     
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    First run JTM 45 RI bought it used at GC for $ 900.00 OTD Looked like it had been drug behind a truck . After that was hooked. Bought a second one brand new, kept both for a long time, Sold to finance a JCM 800 2x12 vertical input, which also looked like it had been through the mill, but sounded great. Sold that to get the 78 JMP 2204 that's in my avatar. also have bought and traded an ori20h. then the 2525h . Still have JTM #2 , JMP and Jubilee. Pretty well have my bases covered I think.
     
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    You have a 4010? What year?
     
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    Love my 4010 too! A battle worn old soldier but still kickin hard
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    1982 Canadian edition. All original with G12-65.

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    First Marshall was a the Lead 12 5005
     
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    Dayummmmm yours looks as fresh as a new DSL or somethin !

    Sweet!
     
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    Small tear in grill about 7 oclock above speaker screw if you zoom in. But very nice yes!!
     
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    Nice, thats what I'm looking at now. Just its an 84.

    You like it, whats the tone like, can you do blues and low gain with the gain turned down?

    The one I am looking still is set up for the 6550's which I would leave IF I get it.
     
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    Oh for sure you can. It has that bite and rawness of a single channel 800 and is very loud with the same master volume control - 0 to holy shit really fast!! With the gain down it does lose quite a lot of low end. I use an OD in front and have an EQ as well.
    It's like using the old 2203 except in a compact form. Sweet. I use mine with a Bad Cat unleash reamper for the loop amd the attenuator live.

    In fact it makes me want to give it a bit of a crank on Thurs when the boss gets her nails done.
     
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    Does yours have EL34s or 6550s?
     
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    EL34s. Canadian version
     
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    Lead 12 bought used in 1987
     
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