Marshall Super Lead 100.

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  1. kc_hubbs

    kc_hubbs Member

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    So, im looking to unload my Orange TH100 head, and picking up a Marshall Super Lead 100 head.

    Ive found a few. I was just curious if anyone can offer some input as to which is better, a reissue head, or a 90' or early 2000 original head.
     
  2. JB6464

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    I prefer the SL amps that don't have the effects loop in them .
    For some reason they sound better to me .
     
  3. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    Try to find an originall if you can. The SLP was ok, but I think the old iron / mustard caps amps is where it's at.
     
  4. BADHAK

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    Get an original 70s
     
  5. Steve Ouimette

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    Definitely go for a 70's one if you can. Best iron and caps on those by far in my opinion and though people talk about reliability issues I've had dozens and never worried as long as they were properly biased and tubed.

    Can't beat the price on a player 1959 (Superlead model #) from the mid 70's. PCB or point to point, it doesn't matter...tone is great either way.
     
  6. amphog

    amphog Silver Supporting Member

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    They all can sound different, even same year. I hope you can try before you buy.
     
  7. Planespotter

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    I had a 1959slp reissue from the 90s (no effects loop) and it delivered the goods in spades, especially into a greenback loaded cab. Also it was loud. Really really really loud. I ended up trading it for an '83 JCM 800 50 watter which I love, but I do miss the plexi. One of my friends has the 1987x from the same era which is also amazing. As always, try before you buy because marshall amps from all eras can and will vary pretty drastically.
     

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