How to test amp that has no speaker?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by ChesapeakeSmitty, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. ChesapeakeSmitty

    ChesapeakeSmitty Member

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    I have a Marshall Silver Jubilee 50-watt head I bought new back in 1987 that I'm thinking of selling. Trouble is, I no longer have a speaker cab to see if it works. This thing has literally not been out of its box for 25+ years, so I really need to try it out before attempting to sell it. I have a Line6 AxSys and Spider 15, but I don't see any way I could use their speakers. What are my options?
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  2. guitarjazz

    guitarjazz Member

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    Plug it into a speaker cabinet, period. Sorry, we can't help you locate one.
     
  3. DaveKS

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    A amp like that that's been sitting, not even powered up, needs special care cycling it up, caps will probably burst and all other kinds of bad mojo if you don't. Take it to a knowledgable tech and explain that it's been setting that long, he'll know what to do.

    Or sell it as is and take your loss. You should be flogged with bass strings for leaving that amp set unused for 27yrs.
     

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