THIS ITEM IS NOW SOLD
THIS IS NOT A RE-ISSUE
Again, I’m absolutely gutted to have to let this go but needs must.
This is an original Marshall 1959 which, I believe was made in 1971 (check out the bulgin pig-nose mains socket). It’s got a few signs of wear and although the tolex is fine, it’s quite obvious that the front and rear panels have seen a lot during their forty-seven years.
The inside of the amp is quite pristine so electronically, it’s just fine. It sounds amazing if you can stand the sound pressure levels, LOL. Back in the day, Marshall sussed out that by changing the law of the volume pot, their amps would sound louder at ‘1’ when demoed in shops, against their competitors’ amps. That meant that they sold a lot of amps. The downside is that you can’t wind up past 1 without earplugs!
The amp has been regularly serviced by me. Apart from other stuff, I’m a musical instruments service engineer and I just love valve amps. I maintain a spreadsheet and all of my amps have their valves changed regularly. I always buy my valves from Derek at Watford Valves, who I’ve known for decades and he always gives me the best matched quads.
The cabs are available separately here and are NOT included in the sale of this amp. They’re quite new and are loaded with Celstion G12-T75 speakers. While these speakers have a great transient response when compared to G12 Vintage 30s, they also have a slightly extended frequency response. It all comes down to taste. I personally like the V30s and the T75s and quite honestly, I’m not convinced I can hear the difference when they’re being driven by an amp like the 1959, LOL.
During the time that I’ve had these amps, they’ve never been gigged.
PRICE: £2,000.00. COLLECTION FROM HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HERTFORDSHIRE ONLY.