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Marshall 1959 JMP Super Lead [1967-1981]
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Marshall 1959 JMP Super Lead [1967-1981]

Tube Guitar Amp Head from Marshall belonging to the JMP series.

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Published on 12/31/11 at 11:44
This is about as classic as you can get when he comes to the marshall amplification hundred watt amps. This is such a great sounding amplifier and is a great platform for modification and high gain territory. These amplifiers are probably one of the most heavily used amplifiers in all of pop, rock, and metal music. They're extremely versatile in their tone and they cover a wide range of possible musical styles with just basically one channel. There isn't a whole lot of extra features that these older amplifiers have compared to the newer production models. You basically have a presence control knob, bass, middle, travel, and then your volume controls for each set of high and low inputs with the dark and normal input. They are very standard type of amplifier that is a great platform to use effects or modulation or any type of overdrive boosting pedals.

UTILIZATION

No manual is require and probably hard to even track one down from the early 70's However, you don't need one to get this thing up and running. It is as basic as it gets.

SOUNDS


I absolutely love the tone of these amplifiers in a loud aggressive setting. These amps have such a warm and articulation that is extremely comfortable to play and makes your notes of your guitar just jump out. there is a warmth that comes with Marshall amplifiers that is very different from a Mesa boogie or a Fender amplifier which are probably the top three amplifier production companies in the world. I would probably say that Fender is the biggest and then a close second would be Marshall and then a Mesa boogie would be the third most popular heavily used amplifiers. The Marshall has a distinct tone that is very different than most Fender amplifiers but really it takes a lot of its influences from the Fender bassman amplifier. The large majority of the circuit is a reflection of that original amplifier with some new modifications at least for that period of time when Marshall was building these amps. These are great sounding vintage tone amplifiers and they are excelling at giving you a perfect blend of frequencies that compliment most band mixes.

OVERALL OPINION


With the market right now the way it is with people not really purchasing gear as much as they used to be. These amplifiers you can find pretty inexpensively just a few years ago. They are heavily cycled and pretty available if you look throughout many classifieds and especially eBay. If you give enough time you can probably find one that's a really good condition that will fetch a little bit more money but there are a lot of people that are just simply dumping these older amplifiers for newer production amps that have multiple channels with different bells and whistles that are more applicable to today's modern music.
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