1971 Marshall Plexi Artiste 2040 JMP50 50WATT 2x12 Reverb Combo
This is an extremely early (one of the first!) Artiste combo with built in reverb. The majority of these models you see for sale are from the '72-'78 period - so this is one of the first ones ever made.
Therefore, it has the sought-after handwired point-to-point board which has had a relatively simple conversion to a Plexi type circuit. As a result, it now has become a wild beast! It roars like a plexi and has huge amounts of grunt and great break-up with massive bottom. The cleans however shine like a VOX with a very open sounding chime. You can feel it in your gut when cranking this animal.
This one sounds massive and it shows: It has been gigged for a reason!!
Despite all the earmarks of a street-fighting man, almost all parts are still original. From the transformers to the speakers, tolex, grillcloth down to the Bulgin power connector! It has been played but loved.
2 x EL34 power
4 x ECC83 preamp
Label Date: 9th November 1971
Original Drake 1202-164 Power Transformer JMP50
Original Drake 784-139 Output Transformer JMP50
point-to-point circuit board
2 x Celestion G12H Greenback T1886 12inch 55Hz 16Ohms HD27 (Aug 27, 1971) with Marshall labels