Marshall 1962HW and 1973x Question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Firepie Uno, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. Firepie Uno

    Firepie Uno Silver Supporting Member

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    Has anyone played one of these amps, or both? Any comments? Really want to get a grasp on the sound & feel of these.

    I have an opportunity to get one or both of these at a steal and am very interested. I have actually played the 1973x before, but wasn't able to crank it.

    FYI - I own a Gemino (Club 40) and am well aware of Greg's build quality and value. Just looking for some feedback on the two Marshall's mentioned above - cost difference would be negligible.

    Thanks a bunch.
     
  2. d2_racing

    d2_racing Member

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    I know that the 1962HW has a better resale value.

    The 1962HW is the combo version of the JTM45 MK1.

    The 1973x is based on the 1974x circuit from an another company.

    Basically, the 1974x is a circuit clone from a company name that I don't remember.
     
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    1974/1973 combo is a marshall copy of a WEM dominator mk1 circuit. 1962 (bluesbreaker) is a tremelo JTM45 in a 2x12 cabinet.
     
  4. Mikeishness

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    I have the 1962HW. It is a huge sounding amp. I often use it with an attenuator unless I can crank it up without disturbing people. Otherwise, it ends up shaking the walls.

    I only use channel 1. Channel 2 sounds too dark and muffled to me, although you can jumper the two channels together if you want to mix both together. I can get a nice Barracuda sound out of it with an OD pedal and a flanger.

    This is the only Marshall I have played so unfortunately I don't know how to compare it with the others.
     

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