Limited edition Marshall hand wired super 100 Jimi Hendrix signature stack.

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  1. Mooncusser

    Mooncusser Member

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    Hi Guys..............

    A happy holidays to you.

    So, I got the new guitar world magazine in the mail today.
    I was psyched because they did a nice piece on Jimi and alot of the older players.

    Then, I hit the back cover ad.
    It was an ad for the limited edition hand wired super 100 Jimi Hendrix Marshall stack.
    The last sentance in the ad said "It doesn't just look like what Jimi played........it IS what Jimi Hendrix played."

    Yes, I was speechless and started thinking about selling a kidney
    to obtain one of these.

    Has anyone out there played one of these yet, or better yet, does anyone out there own one yet?

    Please drop a line and let me know the whole low down on this one.
    I GOTTA KNOW~~~~~~~~~~:drool

    Take care,
    Mass
     
  2. oxtone

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    I heard one at GC in Edina, MN, and WOW!! This amp sounds HUGE!!
    It's very LOUD, but not in any harsh way. We jumpered the channels
    to blend the Normal and Treble channels, and it sounded great.

    I was told that Eric Johnson bought one, and he has said it's the
    best Marshall he's ever heard.

    At over $6,000 sale price ($8,500 list) it's out of reach for most players.
    But, it sure is a great sounding rig, with huge bottom end. It has the tone mods Hendrix had done in the 60's. It breaks up well as you turn it up, and
    cleans up with a turn of your guitar volume.
     
  3. TR-100

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    E.J. bought two
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  4. pluto

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    I heard one-it sounded a lot better than the 1959HW I bought. Pretty impressive-even at 10, it didn't sound like your ears were going to rip off. Not sure if I would want to spend 6K on it though. The cabs don't have castors (and leather handles too!) also.
     
  5. Mooncusser

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    Thank you for all of the feedback on this one...I believe it would be my dream amp....
    I know it is costly as heck, but it is good to hear the feedback for the future.
    Is the $6,000 for the head and two cabs?
    Take care,
    Mass
     
  6. pluto

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    It's 6K for the head and cabs.
     
  7. AdmiralB

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    I've not played it, but the local GC has one. I'm rather disappointed with the fit and finish - the grill cloth on both cabinets is crooked and wavy.

    It's a pretty cool idea, though. Marshall made enough different versions of the basic models they could do special runs of 100 of this variation or that, until the end of time.
     
  8. Jube2550

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    It would be a crime for a basement/bedroom player to buy one. Love to see one in action on stage at a live show. Maybe with the legends shadow behind it.
     
  9. killer blues

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    I had a chance to run the hendrix rig at the local GC. I also brought my JTM45 clone along for an A/B comparison. My clone sounded better. Had a better feel too. I played in a private room for about 2 hours. Of course, a gig is the real test. My amp was clearer, less muddy, and had more harmonic content at crunch level.
     
  10. daddyo

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    I'd love to compare one to a Germino Monterey.
     
  11. dewman

    dewman Gold Supporting Member

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    Rather than dropping 5 grand on that Marshall, I'd get a Germino Monterey or FIllmore, probably for me the FIllmore done up 'Jimi' style. With the money left over you could buy a /13....
     
  12. pfrischmann

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    If you are reasonably good with a soldering Iron and patient, you can get there for a lot less by going to www.metroamps.com. I built a kit using his parts, learned a lot and The amp sounds great.

    I built a plexi clone and took it to a GC and listened with a bunch of guys there. My clone really sounded and felt a lot better...and it was like $1200.00

    I've heard marshall has had some real reliability problems wth the transformers they are using...

    FWIW.
     
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  14. rockon1

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    No that would be great actually.:BEER
     
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    its about as good as the originals fit and finish...
     
  16. bluescube

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    Germino all the way
     
  17. openbar

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    Rememer the thread about what classic amps of yesteryear would cost in today's dollars? If I recall, a full Marshall stack back in '69 would cost about $7000 in today's money.

    So the reissue is a bargain!

    Still, it would be fun to have a stage full of Marshalls ala Jimi, the Stooges or the MC5. What a cool look.
     
  18. kent

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    what speakers are in there ?:drool
     
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    does any know what exactly the "jimi" mods were that Marshall is using?
     
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