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    i just picked up a cheap marshall head today.i have looked everywhere on the internet and cant find it.it looks like a plexi.but the front panal is black instead of gold colour and on the left side of the panal it has a fuse. the one you screw the plastic cap of and put the fuse in.there is six knobs,a standby switch and an off switch.there is four inputs.its got four el34 valves and three smaller valves covered.i dont know if it is a 1959hw plexi.i read they changed the front panal to gold on that amp.anyone know anything about this head it does not have the white piping going across the middle of the front

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    Default Re: old marshall head

    How about a pic? That will help a bit. Also, there should be a serial number somewhere on the chassis. AFAIK, Marshall also writes/stamps the date somewhere on the inside of the head chassis. I know my mmid 80's JCM800 has a sticker with the month/date and someone's initials written on it.

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    thanks for the reply jeff.i have not got a camera my son wont be back with his for a week or two i took the chassis out and cant find any writing anywhere.the knobs on the front look really old fashoned



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    The fuse is on the front???

    What type of switches does it have?

    what type of pilot light?

    what type and size logo?

    Is it handwired on is it on a PCB?

    All these things will help.
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    the fuse is on the front there might be one on the back as well but that one has no writing on it.the standby and the off switch is made of black plastic it is thin and about 1 inch long.the knobs look very old.the pilot light is round and old fashioned looking.the logo is white marshall 23 cm long the m is 7 cm wide.it looks hand wired the lead socket is round with two pins

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    there is another post the same as this one just come up i dont know what i done .how can i delete the other post

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    Im gonna be honest...I ma little stumped on this one, as soon as you can get pics and maybe a serial number post it and I'll see what I can figure out.
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    there is no back on the amp.it looks like its missing.maybe there was a serial on ther

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter.lenaghan View Post
    there is no back on the amp.it looks like its missing.maybe there was a serial on ther

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    The serial number will be on the chassis somewhere...

    Have you pulled the chassis on this amp yet?
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    i have taken the chassic out and looked everywhere.the chassis is aluminium.i have just read where they stopped using aluminium and stared using steel chassis in 1967

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    i think the amp is the first one marshall made. there first amp didnt have a model number at first.later they called it jtm45 the pictures of look the same as the one i got with the switches and fuse at the front.maybe they started using aluminium again later

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    All Marshall amps have a serial number on them and they have always used aluminum for the chassis...until you pull the chassis, look at the board in side, get the serial number and get a few pics Im afraid I can't help you at all...
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    By the way...the first Marshall they ever made is still at Marshall in England and was never mounted in a head cab...
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    i am talking about the first marshalls they made. what does it matter what they done with the first one

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    You said "I think the amp is the first one marshall made." I just ws telling you that it could not be...

    pull the chassis, get the serial number, find out if it is or is not on a PCB, and get a few pics and we'll figure it out for you.
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    i should have said the one of the first model.i have taken the chassis out and there is nothing on it telling you the model number.it is a pcb board.i think i will settle for the jtm 45

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    Ok, a JTM45 is NOT a 100 watt amp...you're amp has 4 EL34's therefor it is a 100 watt so it can not be a JTM45, also if it is on a PCB then it is a 1974 or later...all pre 1974 marshalls are hand wired PTP. Marshall also switched to the large logo sometime around 1975 or so but they went to rocker switches that had the piolet switch built in around 1976 so Im guessing that you have a mid 70's (after a 1974 but before a 1976) "1959 Super Lead".

    That is if I am understanding you right on all these features.
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    Default Re: old marshall head

    I remember putting Marshall logos on non Marshall stuff to make it look cool. Perhaps that's what happened here ? Marshalls with a black plastic panel are bass amps. But without piping and a fuse on the front ? Sorry bro, sounds to me like somebody made an amp look cool there.

    Lately, it's been fashionable to butcher the logo to arshol or Warshaw on real Marshalls .. I passed up on buying a really beat up "snall" 2203, thinking I would get that sound and a clean channel in one amp that would sound too good to be true.
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    Default Re: old marshall head

    I had a late 70s solid state marshall with a black faceplate. It was a 100 watt combo, from 78.

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    Default Re: old marshall head

    Quote Originally Posted by kevlar3000 View Post
    I had a late 70s solid state marshall with a black faceplate. It was a 100 watt combo, from 78.
    I didn't know about those, was the fuse on the front ?
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