SOLD! - 1968 Marshall JMP model 1973 18WATT 2x12 Combo Tremolo 18W

SOLD! - 1968 Marshall JMP model 1973 18WATT 2x12 Combo Tremolo 18W

€ 7.500,00Prijs

For sale is this extremely rare masterpiece which comes straight out of my personal collection!


This is the benchmark Marshall Combo and one of the best amps you'll ever listen to... In vintage amplifier terms this is the ultimate combo amp for both recording and small club purposes... Classic Marshall Rock Tone in a reasonable small box!


So, how rare and valuable is it? Well, it is on the #8 spot in the top 25 most valuable guitar amps of all time for one.


And it is all original with the original RS Radio Spares Power transformer, RS Radio Spares EL84 Output transformer, POTs, electronics (few elco's serviced), block cabinet, backpanels with serial no, chassis, grillcloth, tolex, Marshall logo, footswitch, knobs etc etc. Speakers are 2 original '68 PRE ROLA Celestion G12M T1221 20WATT Greenback's (12HA date stamp = 12 Aug 1968) with the original 20 102 003 Pulsonic Cones and the tubes are a vey cool set of old stock Brimar EL84 and ECC83's.


In 1965 Marshall introduced the 18W "practice" combo amps. The 18 watt amps were equipped with a pair of EL84 output tubes and 12AX7 preamp tubes. While it does not offer the same amount of clean headroom as the 50W and 100W amplifiers, this particular amplifier was very popular for those wanting the "cranked up tone" at a lower overall volume level. These 18WATTs certainly ROCK!! 


There were originally 3 combo models: 1958, 1973 and 1974. They all had a tremolo. These amps used two EL84 tubes in the power amp, three ECC83's in the pre amp and an EZ81 or solid state rectifier. The 18W amps were discontinued late 1968, to be succeeded by the 20W Marshalls.


1958 JMP Lead, 18W 2x10" combo 3x ECC83, 2x EL84 & 1x EZ81.

1973 JMP Lead & Bass, 18W 2x12" combo 3x ECC83, 2x EL84 & 1x EZ81.

1974 JMP Lead & Bass, 18W 1x12" combo 3x ECC83, 2x EL84 & 1x EZ81.