- A Marshall for every occasion
A Marshall for every occasion... and a lone Fender (!) for studio work. No, that's not a christmas tree, it's the tree of eternal happiness!
- New kid on the block
Marshall DSL40c combo
- Marshall 1961 cabinet mod 2
Since I've been using the two 2x12's (A and B) in a stack setup, I moved the A cab speakers to the bottom (still diagonal in the B cab). It puts the top cab speakers below ear level (which I like) but higher than using a single 4x12 on the ground, so it lets me play quieter than using a single 4x12 - but tell that to the venue owners or soundman! When they see a full stack they freak and tell me to turn down **before it's even turned on!** I tell them this makes it less loud. Really! It does.
- Marshall 1961 cabinet mod
Marshall 1960A cabinet modified to 2x12 like the rare, mid-80's factory made 1961 cabinets. I saw one at a guy's house - never saw one before - and thought cool! I hated the 1936 2x12 cabinet boxy MDF sound, but still wanted a 2x12. I had an empty 1960 so figured I'd give this a try. I split up 4x12 from an old B cab into two cabinets & blocked the empty holes. It gives me the big box *thump* of a 1960 but moves less air. Great for smaller rooms. I installed a series jack connection in one cab so I can set up a full stack that's 2x2x12 @ 16 ohms. Looks cool, great for medium rooms, plus it the cabs are about 15 lbs lighter. Nice.
- The Mighty JCM800
The mighty JCM800 100 watt 2210 + 1960A half-stack, the heart and brawn of my amplified sound for over 27 years. Purchased new in 1986 and still going strong!! Loaded with 4 thoroughly broken in (never blown) British made Celestion G12T-75 speakers.
- Marshall 1936 2x12 quarter stack
Marshall 1936 2x12" speaker cabinet. Too bright, too boxy. SOLD. JCM800 100 watt 2210 head: KEEP!! photo: Alexis Berends
- Marshall Head
Marshall Head: self explanatory
- Gibson + Marshall = tone
Tools of the trade. Weapons of choice.
- JCM800 beauty shot
Ready for business.
- My old purple Marshall
My first Marshall was a 200 watt Marshall Major and this 1960A cabinet. Early 70's 4x12" with 25 watt greenback Celestions, basketweave grill cloth and original purple tolex which I had painted black. Bill Cherensky ended up with it somehow after I sold it and restored it back to original purple. I thought purple was silly at the time! Photo courtesy of Bill Cherensky.
- JCM800 2210 guts shot 1
Had the JCM800 chassis out to repair a speaker jack (Note to stage hands & roadies: NEVER pick up an amp without first checking to see if everything is unplugged from the rear!). You can see my channel switching toggle switch mod, the burned circuit board that prompted that mod (caused by a cold solder joint on the PCB wire joints which resulted in a burning resistor fire), and the two trim pots I installed for biasing EL34's (was 6550's stock). Click size icon above left for larger image.
- JCM800 2210 guts shot 2
A full view of the 2210 interior. I love this amp! Click size icon for larger image.
- Marshall factory 1961 cabinet examples
Examples of factory made 1961 cabinets, both A and B, from the 80's. The vertical mounted style B cabinet is extremely rare and may even be from the 60's. All due thanks to the folks who took these photos as I found them on forums. These 3 pix are the only interior photos of 1961 cabs I could find anywhere! That's how rare they are. But, I have seen one with my own eyes!