SOLD! - 1972 Marshall Super Bass 100W model 1992
This is a very clean and tidy all original August 11 1972 handwired Bass spec Marshall model 1992 head. The board, electronics, transformers etc are all original. Even comes with the original amp head dust cover.
The amp is setup as Duane Allman's Marshall Super Bass 50w Model 1986 and currently runs on 2 x EL34L tubes @ 50WATT in stead of the whopping 100WATTS this beast normally produces... It's a sweet, bluesy amp on lower volumes and a big roaring Rock beast on full blast!!
Few years ago serviced by Peter van Weelden who has replaced a few missing screws and a couple of resistors and capacitors that drifted. Most solder is untouched and has the red dye still on there. All transformers are original as well as the pots, jacks, knobs, most electronics and even the Bulgin power plug is still there.
Originally designed for bass players, many guitarists decided to try the Marshall 50w and 100w Bass models and noticed that they could get really interesting tones with them. They are a bit smoother than the Super Lead counterpart. It could also easily be converted into a Lead circuits as well without altering too much to the original circuit if one preferred but the Bass spec just adds something extra to the sound.
50 or 100 WATT?
Both will be powerful and of course loud. 100Watt amps can be generally thought of as punchier with a tighter bass response and of course more headroom. 50Watt amps can be thought of as more of a “blended” raw sound when the amps are turned up to distort with it's particular tone. It is a subtle difference between both but sonically they are a tad different. One cannot say that an equivalent 50 watt amp will have more distortion than a 100 so don’t look for more gain to pop out of that 50 watt amp. Also, don’t think that the added two extra tubes in a 100 will cause more distortion. In truth, they are about the same but have a different feel and response. And with this setup, you can have both :-)