Going back to basics, Marshall Super Lead

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by JWR, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. JWR

    JWR Member

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    I've spent alot of time reacently with my Peacemaker and my Soldano. Just for grins yesterday I put up my '72 Super Lead and pow, that tone I always look for was right there. It is not quite as gainy as the PM nor the master volume Soldano. Those older Marshalls are tough to beat.
     
  2. gkelm

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    I think in the world of boutiques, of which there are so many fine amps, we forget what started it all. :)

    By chance do you have experience with JMP 50 heads? I have a couple (74 & 75) and like them a lot. Besides more volume/headroom, how might the differences be described between a 50w & Super lead? Thanks.
    Greg
     
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    Nice timely thread - I had the chance to crank up my 1959SLP re-issue this weekend (with only -6dB on the attenuator) - it never ceases to bring a smile to my face.

    BTW when did the re-issues become $2000 amps???? I think I paid around $800 for mine back in '96 or '97, and even then I thought I paid too much!
     
  5. JWR

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    .........AND I asked my wife to buy plain old Budweiser instead of any of the old micro-brews we usually get for football day, and I liked it. Damn, a Super Lead and a Budweiser, right where it all started...
     
  6. PlexiBreath

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    Awe come on! Not Budweiser with a british amp! The Bud matches up with a Fender amp, but you need a good British bitter for the plexi Marshall, Fuller ESB and you still aren't drinkin' a micro brew. Or even go with the cheaper working brit's beer, Newcastle.
     
  7. JWR

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    I am a fan of Newcastle, but my lone Fender, (a '61 Princeton) does not get much attention these days.
     
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  9. evhtone

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    Funny enough I was just home for lunch and fired up my '72 through my '74 slant cab. Wow. Awesome tone for sure but it seems like I'm still wondering aoubt other amps. I wish I had more money cause I'd like to keep this '72 increased value in the future...it's unmodded and all original.
     
  10. Cody McLain

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    Ha! If ever a finer day existed, I have yet to hear of it. Period...
     
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    What? You didn't get laid? Boooo!
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    My thoughts exactly Papa Taco...

    And it is nice to get back to basics....when you restrict the amount of pedals, channels, etc in your chain, I'm constantly amazed how many tones you can pull with tone/vol/PU/fingers!
     
  13. Mark Robinson

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    "What? You didn't get laid? Boooo!"

    Not as much as I would have liked, but more than some.:D
     
  14. big hair

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    I recently cleared out my entire amp collection except my Superlead. These amps are so cool to go back to every now and again - it is the only amp I own which has stood the inevitable GAS attacks :)

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    As for what I am going to buy now....that is a different matter :)
     
  15. JWR

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    It does amaze me how incredibly "right" they (Marshall) got these amps between about '68 though '72. They look great, sound great, and people were selling them for little or nothing for a long time until they were re-discovered.
     
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    what cab is that with the 100 up on top. is that the ahr with 30 watters.
     
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    No, it originally had 4x 25w GBs, but I swapped it for some prerola 30w
     
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    Scumbag told me a couple days ago that they could come from Marshall either way with 25s or 30s and the little 100 in the upper left hand corner. Kind of a bummer I was under the impression that the 100 cabs were 30s so you could look at an old picture and know what was supposed to be in the cab, oh well. :rolleyes:
     
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    SuperLeads have more low-end, very percussive and powerful sounding. SuperLeads punch really hard, great for rhythms. Not as compressed sounding as 50 watters.
     
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    Thanks Clay...nice den of marshalls you have there. :)
     

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