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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Crazy neddie, Sep 28, 2015.
It arrived! Sounds magical!
What's the wattage?
Sweeeeeet. Is that the 1962 2x12 version? Handwired? Heres to many hours of fun on that beauty!
Yeah, double nice!
Congrats Neddie, great looking amp.
hell of a combo you got there, cant go wrong with a les paul into a BB. Enjoy man!
Of course it sounds magical! It's supposed to...That's why you got it to begin with...You already knew that! Enjoy!
Very nice. Must sound amazing. Crank that mothercombo.
Glad you got your amp. Probably one of the best sounding Marshalls that I've played.
That thing is sick! Bet you saved up for while.
That's a lifer.
It's 30 watts. I actually have wanted this amp for years, and got it for free with a points system selling Dell gear!
Oh man...very nice!
Is it a backbreaker as well? How much do those puppies weigh?
Very jealous! I have a tweed bassman and wonder if the tone on these is different enough to justify a purchase, never tried it in person but they're one of those classics I've been yearning to check out for a while.
Congrats! Great amp.
Amp GAS rising!!!!!!! Argh!!!
ARRRGHH.... Green with envy, I am. Did you buy a forklift to move it around?
Several years ago, a friend of mine had one of the original Bassman RI's and then bought a Bluesbreaker off the NZ equivalent of ebay. He had both amps in his music room side by side.
I took my strat over and we did side by side comparisons with his LP, swapping guitars between the two amps.
Although the strat sounded very good through the Marshall and the LP sounded equally good through the Bassman, the ideal matches were when the strat went into the Bassman and the LP into the Marshall.
I came away from that session agreeing to buy the Bassman from him!
Although the Bluesbreaker was originally based on the Bassman design, there were enough sonic differences between the two amps (or at the least these reissues) to be quite noticeable.
I guess it could be summarised as the strat/Bassman combination was pure Chicago blues whereas the LP/Marshall was more 60's blues rock with more overdrive available without any pedal needed.
So, I guess the answer is if you can afford to have both amps, then you should do!
Hey guys, yes it is a heavy beast. It weighs 66 lbs which is the same weight as mty Super. It's also huge! It's almost as tall as the super and wider too. I think that huge cabinet has a lot to do with the giant tone!
As far as comparing it to a tweed Bassman, I had one for years. They do sound quite a bit similar in terms of the cleans. IE, they are voiced similarly and feel similar.howver the Marshall seems to break up way better, maybe because of the Celestions vs the old blue alnicos I had in my Bassman.