SOLD! - 1969 Marshall JMP Popular 1930 2x10inch 10W Mini Bluesbreaker Tremolo
This vintage '69 Marshall Popular model 1930 delivers classic Marshall tone, presence and chime.
This babe looks and sounds stunningly good!! When cranked it has got the best mid 70's ROCK tone you've ever heard, its absolute KILLER. These amps are pretty rare and they have become expensive little rockers..
It does so in a 2 x 10 combo that you will LOVE to record with in the studio. It'll take pedals (like for example a Tube Screamer or a Treble Booster) quite well but honestly the infamous tone that comes from hitting this amp with a set of high output humbuckers or P90's will be enough to please even the most uptight tone junkies. This amp is ideal for crunchy rhythm. Lead playing sounds very good as well and playing your average gig with an amp this size works very well where it can be properly mic'd. The tremolo sounds wonderful. It's warm, lush and it's dynamic without stepping out in front too much. This is a great vintage amp to add to any collection and I know that several Les Paul Players and Clapton fans would love to have this amp when we hit the podium.
The amp is very original and still houses its original transformers, footswitch, cabinet, panels, capacitors etc etc. The original Celestion 7442 speakers are also in the amp and sound great! The serial number, transformers, pots and caps indicate that the amp was manufactured in late 1969. The tolex and grill cloth are exceptionally clean which you can see in the photos.
This is one great amp to add to any vintage collection!
Another great thing is that this amp is a UK EU model so with its 110/250 Volts 40/60 cycles trafo it can be used in the US, UK, Europe and just about anywhere else in the world!!
The model 1930 was made on the exact same chassis and in the same cabinets as the famous 18 watt Marshall mini Bluesbreaker amps like the models 1974 (1x12), 1973 (2x12) and 1958 (2x10). These are the little brothers of the majestic Bluesbreaker Eric Clapton played with his "Beano" Les Paul that made these amps so damn hard to find these days. And that's why there are plugs in the extra chassis holes. Marshall drilled the chassis for an 18 watt and used them for both amps which was cheaper to manufacture. Could make it an easy conversion if you wanted? :-)