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|5/18/1997 11:39 PM|
I've found a black tolex reissue of the original
siilver jubilee amps made by marshall in the late
eighties the ones with a gold panel.. its in very
good condition.. My question is -- Are the black
ones the exact same as the original silver jubilees
tubes/circuitry inside and and out? or did they
change anything.. Marshall is really bad about not
speaking up when they modify stuff... I have a
limited time to buy.. can someone please help me
|5/22/1997 12:51 PM|
Yes....In the past, Marshall would produce black
tolex models after the anniversary year.
For the 30TH anniversary though...some of the black tolexed models had 5881 power tubes.
This was only because Marshall was converting over
to 5881 because the good tesla EL-34s were drying
up. Marshall has since converted back to EL-34s
after extensive testing of the new Russian Svetlana (sp?) tubes. Incidentally, the ones that draw about 50 amps are too soft for most Marshalls.
I tried a pair in my Silver Ann, and they got smokin hot even with the idling current down.
The German Siemans tubes work well also.
|5/22/1997 1:29 PM|
By the way.....
Thats not my favorite Marshall.
I like high gain preamp channels so the 30TH
Anniversary and SLX are more my bag.
High gain amps like the 5150 and Mesa Tremoverb/Solo make playing solos easier for my style. You have to play the Silver hard with heavy
fingers due to its lack of sustain. It does however have one of the nicest tones (guitar voice) of any Marshall. Steve Morse also told me
that he had 8 of the 50 watt models and they all
sounded different...Mine could be a dud.
For the same money..I'd get a 5150 head./
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