Help ID Marshall head

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  1. capnjim

    capnjim Senior Member

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    Hi there...I have been collecting, repairing amps for many many years. For some reason, I have never owned a Marshall. I have a chance to get one at a decent price, I would like to know what model and year it is if possible. Are there any problems in particluar I should look for? I'm just hoping the iron is still good.
    These are the only pics I have for now.
    Thanks in advance!
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  2. krall

    krall Supporting Member

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    Looks like a '69-'70 model 1959 (100 watter).
     
  3. Tread

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    Yup but possibly in a newer box ? White Piping.
     
  4. capnjim

    capnjim Senior Member

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    So its worth fixing? Its pretty cheap.
     
  5. Luke V

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    Could be a crap shoot. I'd want to see what the inards look like.
     
  6. Tread

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    Depends on whats wrong initially.
     
  7. capnjim

    capnjim Senior Member

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    I would have to buy it as-is. Is it worth a couple hundred?
     
  8. Tread

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    Gut shots would definately help ...
     
  9. StoneAge Cabs

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    The head cab is a Master Volume type (76-81). If you can, take some chassis pix and thread this on the Metro forum.
     
  10. capnjim

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    The guy is selling it as-is, not time for gut shots as he already has a few offers and its not at his house. I would have to pick it up on my lunch hour pretty much as-is. He says it fires up, but it burned 3 power tubes and stopped working and he never had a chance to bring it in to the shop.
    Its 500$ with a JCM800 4x12 cab which is probably worth 300$ or so, so it would be a 200$ gamble.
    Too bad its not a Fender...I know my Fenders!
     
  11. capnjim

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    So the chassis and cab are different?
     
  12. drewl

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    nah, it's one of those old fashioned type amps.:omg
    You need a newer one with lots of pc boards and jumper wires and channel switching/reverb/fx loops/ digital fx. :bonk

    Now quick, give me the name and address of the seller....HURRY!!! :rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao
     
  13. GCDEF

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    I tend to think if something is worth fixing, the seller would fix it themselves. Even if it worked, those amps aren't very practical these days. Not many places you could open it up to make it sound good.
     
  14. Structo

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    Depends how much money you have and how bad you will miss $500 plus the $$ to fix it up.
     
  15. capnjim

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    I figure I would get it, sell the cab for 300$ and only be out 200$.
     
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    I'd get it for that price. If the the cab has speakers it's worth more than $500 alone.
     
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    I'd jump on that deal in a heartbeat. Depending on the speakers that cab alone is worth around $500.
     
  18. capnjim

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    The cab works well, they sell for around 400$ on eBay so I figure 300-350$ locally. Plus, I wouldn't mind trying a few old PA tube heads I have through a 4x12.
     
  19. Tread

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    Get the numbers off of the transformers and then get some gut shots.... sounds like a deal but I bought my 1972 50w for $75.00 'cause the owner didn't know what was wrong with it ... Blown Power Tranny which was not really a problem .....I'd probably buy this one if I were you. Great find.
     
  20. Zingeroo

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    GET IT. Figure out what's in it later. It's worth it for the cab. An old Marshall is one of the simplest guitar amp circuits, so any tech worth his salt should be able to diagnose and repair it with a minimum of bench time. Seriously, for $500, I wouldn't even think twice.
     

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