Dating my marshall amp
In 30 years of manufacturing we have made a vast number of different models using many materials and techniques.
Documentation from those early years is virtually non-existent.
I would therefore like to personally welcome you to the official Marshall Web-Site which I am sure you will find both useful and informative.
The history of Marshall amplifiers has become a source of great fascination and interest over three decades.
He had suffered several strokes in recent years, and developed cancer at the end of 2011, his son Terry Marshall said Friday hours after his father's death.
The 19 were upgraded in line with the heads and cabinets slimmed down. As a method of quality control all cabinets were signed inside.1967 - Chassis were all upgraded from aluminium to steel construction.Cabinets - Straight fronted, using the same logo and fret cloth: Celestion G12 15 speakers.1963 - Production essentially the same as the above but with the following changes:- Twin speaker outputs: Black knobs with serrated edges: Changed to white engraved panels late in 63: First angled cabinets, similar finish and speakers to the straights but taller than today's 4x12.1965 - Panel changed to gold plexi glass: Serial numbers no longer reliable: Handles changed to plastic with larger end cap: The first 100 Watt amps appeared in larger cabinets with two 50 Watt transformers, JTM45 panels, KT 66 valves and without GZ34 rectifier.The first serious combo production of models 1961 4x 2x12 took place. He said in a 2000 interview that what he wanted was raw, fuzzy power. Marshall was the man behind "The" amplifier, the weapon of choice for guitarists like Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townshend of The Who, and Eric Clapton - "The Marshall." The sixties superstars' ear-shattering sounds, blasting first in small clubs and music halls and later in stadiums and arenas, relied on the basic Marshall amp for their frenzied, thunderous roar. Marshall, who died Thursday at the age of 88, was not looking for precision when he and his sound engineers came up with the early Marshall amps in 1960.