How are those 'Lead and Bass 20' Marshall heads from the early 70's??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by demon, Jan 17, 2008.


  1. demon

    demon Member

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    I've been eyeballing one, imagining 20 cranked watts of Marshall goodness.
    Or are they shite?
     
  2. SatelliteAmps

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    They are great, but a little different from their bigger cousins. Not quite as angry when dimed.
     
  3. 4styx

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    Solid state recitifer version of the 18 Watters.Not much usable cleans.
     
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    Cleaner than an 18 watt, a bit tighter.
     
  5. BBQLS1

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    The vintage ones I've heard sound quite awesome. Not as clean as the reissues. Very ROCK! I'm thinking about building one to try (I've done a few 18Ws).
     
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    Or check out Mickey_C (Soultone's) 2061X kits or amps. Dealers emporium.
     
  7. redtoploader

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    Man, I remember when the vintage ones were dirt cheap...14 years ago I took one home to try(a metal faced PA model) that was listed at 375 bucks!! Cool sounding amp...wasnt loud enough for the band I was in at the time though.;)

    I do remember it being a bit more polite than regular Marshalls when dimed.
     

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