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Marshall 1959 JMP Super Lead [1967-1981]
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Tube Guitar Amp Head from Marshall belonging to the JMP series.

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  • Marshall 1959 JMP Super Lead [1967-1981]Published on 10/20/06 at 11:24
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Here we are, after some time I finally have my head full of vintage Marshall amp (everything is original from 1973!). This is the model JMP super lead.

    It is a true beauty that this all-tube 100W head, it says much more powerful than a 100W lamp current heads, and this is due to the fact that in the 70 standards have emerged and the electrical power had to be reviewed in the down to some danger with the power failed at the time, the potential difference varied slightly and everything was burning! what happens today!

    This head is in reality a power far greater than 100W displayed on the meter (I say this knowingly because I owned for 5 years a whole head lamps 100W Marshall JCM 900,......
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    Here we are, after some time I finally have my head full of vintage Marshall amp (everything is original from 1973!). This is the model JMP super lead.

    It is a true beauty that this all-tube 100W head, it says much more powerful than a 100W lamp current heads, and this is due to the fact that in the 70 standards have emerged and the electrical power had to be reviewed in the down to some danger with the power failed at the time, the potential difference varied slightly and everything was burning! what happens today!

    This head is in reality a power far greater than 100W displayed on the meter (I say this knowingly because I owned for 5 years a whole head lamps 100W Marshall JCM 900, the sound pressure is exerted really different!)

    It was then as I said earlier meetings in 1973 to a certain Sylvia, if so! I assure you it has given its name on a small update on the receiver and any checking of the assembly. Everything was done step by step by hand (like the famous editions of the series).

    The setting options are very simple: it is first necessary to know that the head has four inputs guitar. Thus we can as hendrix, coupled channels for maximum sound and can then mix them with 2 volume knobs ...
    The EQ is quite simple the rest found a presence knob and a treble of (acute) to a medium and one bass.

    UTILIZATION

    It is of course a very simple configuration (thanks to the qq knobs) but also highly accurate (the change of knobs causes a real change in sound)

    In sound it is clear that there has never been better ... the lights EL34 delivers the true original sound Marshall, it's still the same amp as Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townsend or Jimy Page .. . so you can very well see the sounds you can get.
    A crunch of madness ... CRUNCH THE MARSHALL ... a heavy distortion or acute (type Heavy metal even if you will) ... and finally a super clear sound by lowering the volume at the guitar (but beware, this operation does not affect the volume almost!)
    That's how that splits its microphones is obtained while the sounds you want, and often the neck pickup is clear in its config (volume down so) and the bridge pickup volume is a background for his devastating .. .

    Audiofanzine on the question of the manual makes me laugh ... if you can find a manual of over 33 years call me but it's more than keeping qu'épique a manual for more than three decades!

    SOUNDS

    So here it is certain that extreme metal is a bit inappropriate (though with a good pedal ... burst up even more than any amp !!!). But the true vein of this amp is well on the rock (the rock n roll to punk through the current pop rock, glam rock, and rock in general 60 to 80 years)
    Of course I use the winning combination of Jimy page / Angus Young / Slash or of Jimi Hendrix. This is how I usually use either a Les Paul Custom 1957 reissue of the custom shop, a vintage Gibson Flying V. The sound is just perfect (and believe me I am demanding!)
    My favorite sound is of course the crunch and with all possible settings!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Of course, this amp is brand new for me but I live to play on the Marshall stack lamp and I confess to have never found better than this series of amp (I must also admit that I love Jmp series also master volume and the series JCM 800 MKII)

    It is also understood that I have tried many other amps that time before finding my true happiness ...
    Buy an amp like this is an investment (I paid all the same € 1500) but it should be noted that this amp was in mint condition (new electronic state and outside in perfect condition) and it is an issue special (it has indeed something quite visible in the photo lines of white color, not golden, it is because it was specially commissioned by an artist Londoner for these bands are matched to those of the speakers (who were always white) ...

    In summary ... amp perfect for a lot of style and with a unique sound!
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  • Marshall 1959 JMP Super Lead [1967-1981]Published on 08/31/09 at 08:17
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    jmp mk2 of 76 said "plexi" for short.
    amp with 4 EL34 lamps full tube amp doctor for power and in 3lampes Pramper (1sovtek, 1Eh and a tad).
    2 speaker out, no effects loop.
    no master volume single channel is a view that has the old so Hauris volume!
    buttons in its facade presence/bass/midle/treble/volume1/volume2 and 4 between which can be bridged.

    no effect integrates, 100 wath is built like a tank in 30 years of service had to change 3 condos.

    for the time and the solidity I would put 10, but the remaining objective is to have no loop or master volume would drop na note I shall therefore 8

    UTILIZATION

    Nothing more simple, you branch and the sound is there, not 50 y......
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    jmp mk2 of 76 said "plexi" for short.
    amp with 4 EL34 lamps full tube amp doctor for power and in 3lampes Pramper (1sovtek, 1Eh and a tad).
    2 speaker out, no effects loop.
    no master volume single channel is a view that has the old so Hauris volume!
    buttons in its facade presence/bass/midle/treble/volume1/volume2 and 4 between which can be bridged.

    no effect integrates, 100 wath is built like a tank in 30 years of service had to change 3 condos.

    for the time and the solidity I would put 10, but the remaining objective is to have no loop or master volume would drop na note I shall therefore 8

    UTILIZATION

    Nothing more simple, you branch and the sound is there, not 50 y button but the possibility of hanging wall channels allows fine alternative, the manual? uh I think about 30 years he lost t!

    SOUNDS

    I play rock, and sometimes has eye on the metal. I get sounds very bonet it is plugged into a marshall full stack of 76 also 1960ax
    I played with a distortion pedal (dual balckstar ht) on a crunch sound of the amp and sends STRID!! can play both the ac / dc metallica note that as the clean sound is very good.

    I play this amp with a Gibson Explorer, and that the two are very good husband. amp ragit very strong that he has the guitar glue I see the difference between all the scratches that I glue on the bottom, it is not clear that the modlisation 'm ringing all the same.

    the amp has a lot of dynamic and beautifully ragis your calf to play it simple you doing on the 8 and by lowering the volulme a bit of guitar strings or effleuran you sound clear.

    for those who want one, you can buy a direct attnuateur volume, and because I succeded costaut has a grill our db killer with this gear, it's simple it'll have a remake xpr to my stack that more cash!

    I j'editerasi when my REU carl martin chorus and my tc electronics nova dynamic.

    are assimilated to rock it I put 10 because he is doing for a!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had 2 years

    most is that it is trsractif the fewer the imposibilit to play a low volume or when you have to play a 0

    I purchased a pot shot I have not tried the amp I've tried c mesa, peavey, randall, vox, orange etc. ...

    changed against a PS3, The report is EXCELLENT quality made for a full stack of legends <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt="wink" />

    for those who play rock, blues etc. ... my amp is the ultimate got this amp if you try bah is an opportunity but hard to find a full origin and your very good as mine or I suggest you do as gratteu the other group, ceriatone is not CHRE and it's still done better than mine and sounds like is more for the sick of the pedal you can order with a loop effect and master volume <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt="mrgreen" />
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  • Marshall 1959 JMP Super Lead [1967-1981]Published on 05/09/10 at 05:42 (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    It's always difficult to evaluate an old marshall, as this exercise is the large gap. Yet I still rubs me.

    Before starting this test, I want to emphasize however that the head was mode Tube Thomsen, a renowned German préaprateur. No changes to my model are:

    - 4th lamp for more preamp gain
    - Electronic OUR refresh, like new welds
    - Effects loop
    - Master volume

    In addition to the basic specs:

    - Presence control, gain, bass, mid, treble
    - Impedance selector
    - Voltage selector oO

    The dual input channel no longer exists on my head. I just still high and a low input of the first channel.

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    Yes, it makes the edit. What saves everything on this head is the addition of......
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    It's always difficult to evaluate an old marshall, as this exercise is the large gap. Yet I still rubs me.

    Before starting this test, I want to emphasize however that the head was mode Tube Thomsen, a renowned German préaprateur. No changes to my model are:

    - 4th lamp for more preamp gain
    - Electronic OUR refresh, like new welds
    - Effects loop
    - Master volume

    In addition to the basic specs:

    - Presence control, gain, bass, mid, treble
    - Impedance selector
    - Voltage selector oO

    The dual input channel no longer exists on my head. I just still high and a low input of the first channel.

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    Yes, it makes the edit. What saves everything on this head is the addition of the master volume that really saves this head. But anyway, it should be roaring if we want a good thick sound. No id, no effects loop series, no boost, no second channel, no footswitch.

    UTILIZATION

    Of course, that said, no frills, also said some facility in the settings. Settings liabilities react weakly but react. The master provides a true ease of use for the ears. But it lacks overall, a little flexibility of use. Will be seen in "sound". Where other amps, arrive to spit a myriad of sounds with a minimum of buttons, the marshall is bonded to a field of use and its sound. To buy knowingly.

    SOUNDS

    SOUND. But what a sound.

    it might be the only comment. But that perfectly describes this amp. The head is completely stuck to his era ACDC "Hells Bells". If you are aware, this is perfect. You can influence the brightness a bit, a little envelope of low, but the sound is still there.

    I find the clean channel 1 for a magnificent multitude of purposes. Assisted, among others, by the very nice depth and pitch. A natural reverberation enrich the sound in the treble. He does not crunch as easily as channel 2 and so much the better.

    In absolute terms, and on all channels, the guitars pickups low earnings "construction in the old" give great results on it. With a White Falcon, Fender Start and my LP (paf59 rise) is a killer categorized. The sound is perfectly defined, very clean with the acidity and the tendency to moan when you go up the gain. Note that adding a fourth lamp preamp seems to me as an unnecessary luxury. Both the head really shows his best character in the half-power crunch.

    Channel two, offers a break up a little faster and a more pervasive presence of a tic. It is not what we may call "clean". But the definition of game is transcribed, even if in our days, and Larry Two other rock are even more extremist in this genre. We say that for old gear than forty years, it was admirable for its time.

    Are still talking about the dynamics, which is excellent on this amp. Every little noise of the instrument and immediately relayed to the head with tremendous efficiency. Down slightly the volume of the instrument, or change his attack immediately calm the beast. This will appeal to technicians.

    The receiver also gets along well with overdrive, distortion and modulation effects of all kinds.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use this head for a while and yes, I almost tried everything. As a result, my notes seem harsh, but do not be fooled. I would put a 10/10, but the flexibility of the equipment prohibits me. It was, however, for 650 euros a head really perfect opportunity for anyone who wants an amp british seriously. A special adviser to the fans of AC & DC.
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  • Great amp but not for everyone

    Marshall 1959 JMP Super Lead [1967-1981]Published on 03/15/11 at 20:50
    This is what most rock amplifiers were derived from, and many of your favorite classic rock tones were recorded using amps very similar to this one. 100 watt All tube amp. 4 EL34s and three 12ax7s, with a solid state rectifier. One channel at a time, but four inputs. Two volumes, bass, mid, treble, presence controls. polarity, standby, and on switch. No effects loop. No footswitchable channels or boosts. Hand built tube amp, non PCB construction. Rated this a 7 because someone used to a modern amp will likely be unhappy with this amp because of it's limited feature list.

    UTILIZATION

    If you can turn the amp up very loud, it's possible to get a nice overdrive tone. This will not get you......
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    This is what most rock amplifiers were derived from, and many of your favorite classic rock tones were recorded using amps very similar to this one. 100 watt All tube amp. 4 EL34s and three 12ax7s, with a solid state rectifier. One channel at a time, but four inputs. Two volumes, bass, mid, treble, presence controls. polarity, standby, and on switch. No effects loop. No footswitchable channels or boosts. Hand built tube amp, non PCB construction. Rated this a 7 because someone used to a modern amp will likely be unhappy with this amp because of it's limited feature list.

    UTILIZATION

    If you can turn the amp up very loud, it's possible to get a nice overdrive tone. This will not get you modern levels of gain. Think Thin Lizzy, not Metallica. Most people use a boost pedal in the front end, have these amps modified for more gain, or use an attenuation device so that you can turn the volume up on the amp but the heard level stays the same. There's not a lot to learn about setting these amps up - plug it in and turn it up. EQ works ok, but newer amps have a greater range of tone controls. I gave this an 8 as many users may not have the extra gear needed (attenuator, overdrive/boost pedal) to really make the amp grind, or may not be able to turn it up loud enough to get the sonic goods. This is NOT a bedroom amp!

    SOUNDS

    Tone wise, this amp is very pure and every nuance of your playing, good or bad, will be showcased. Vintage Marshalls from the 60s and early 70s are THE tone of classic rock, and are difficult to play because of how clean/undistorted they are compared to modern amps. However, they cut like a knife through a mix, and reward the user with expressive tone. I've used dozens of different guitars through my '72, from Les Pauls to Tom Andersons to Fender strats, teles, Vintage Jacksons, newer Charvels, etc... and every guitar, even the same model, sound different through this amp Even when you boost it with a pedal for a little more gain or use a attenuator, it maintains the character of what guitar you are playing, and even subtle things like where you are picking along the string length, how hard, and angle. Most newer amps homogenize your tone, and make several guitars sound the same. Not this amp.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I love the fact that the amp takes what I put into it and blasts it back out, toneful and nuanced. I didn't like the lack of things that most modern gigging guitarists need - at least two channels and an fx loop... but it sounds so good and pure that you don't miss it as much. Run a pedal in the front or a hotplate for attenuation, and roll your guitar volume down for cleanish tones.

    Almost 40 years after this amp was built, and there are many amp companies that try to make clones... and even Marshall tries to state in much of their product literature how their new amps sound like the old ones. Why get a copy when you can buy the real thing?

    Value for the money used is great - find one in good shape reasonably unmodified and you could even make a profit when you resell. I didn't try other amps when purchasing this, when I bought it, it was the only one like it in the music store. It's not often that you find one '72 super lead marshall, let alone a wide selection. It's so different than modern marshalls that there isn't really a comparison. And yes, I'd buy it again.
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  • Marshall 1959 JMP Super Lead [1967-1981]Published on 05/14/09 at 15:20
    The Marshall Super Lead 1972 is a tube based guitar amp head that delivers 100 watts of power. It has four 1/4 inch inputs in the front as well as a speaker output in the back to send this amp to a cabinet. It has switches for both power and stand by.

    UTILIZATION

    Using the Marshall Super Lead 1972 guitar amp head is a pretty easy thing to do if you have any previous experience with guitar amps, and if you are using or looking at this amp you probably do. It has pretty basic parameters including volume and gain knobs as well as three EQ knobs. Getting a good sound is pretty easy to do considering that the all the tone control you could want is there and the inherent tone is pretty......
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    The Marshall Super Lead 1972 is a tube based guitar amp head that delivers 100 watts of power. It has four 1/4 inch inputs in the front as well as a speaker output in the back to send this amp to a cabinet. It has switches for both power and stand by.

    UTILIZATION

    Using the Marshall Super Lead 1972 guitar amp head is a pretty easy thing to do if you have any previous experience with guitar amps, and if you are using or looking at this amp you probably do. It has pretty basic parameters including volume and gain knobs as well as three EQ knobs. Getting a good sound is pretty easy to do considering that the all the tone control you could want is there and the inherent tone is pretty awesome. I have never seen the manual for the Marshall Super Lead 1972 so I can't speak to how helpful it is, but the amp is easy to use and you really don't need one if you don't already have it.

    SOUNDS

    Both the overdriven and clean tones on the Marshall Super Lead 1972 are noteworthy and truly sound great. I use this amp mostly with either a Fender Strat or Gibson SG for recording and have found this to be a great set up for recording heavy rock and thick distortion guitar parts. While I've only used this amp for recording, it is definitely suitable for any type of use whether you want to use it for recording or for on the stage. The Marshall Super Lead 1972 is simply an awesome sounding amp for rock music.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've been using the Marshall Super Lead 1972 guitar amp for about four years and it is one of the coolest sounding Marshall amps that I have used, not to mention the awesome classic look it has. Everything about this amp is great - it has an awesome tone and the perfect amount of parameters so you have total control over your sound. These are somewhat hard to come by these days, but if you can find one used they vary in price. If you can find a good deal on one and are looking for a great guitar amp head for playing thick lead and rhythm distorted parts, the Marshall Super Lead 1972 is a great option.
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