The Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Vintage Re-Issue 30 Watt 2 x 12" Guitar Amplifier Combo, resurrects the hallowed tones of the amp made famous by guitar legend Eric Clapton, during his time with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. The powerful output that combines a fat low-end grunt with sharp high-end attack came to define the sound of the '60s, and has been sought after by amp manufacturers and guitarists ever since.
Pure Valve Tone
The Marshall 1962 is equipped with an all-valve set-up that includes a trio of ECC83 valves in the preamp, and an ECC83 along with two 5881 valves in the power amp stage. A GZ34 valve rectifier ensures your tone is infused with smooth compression and sustain, so that even at low volumes your notes ring out beautifully.
The Bluesbreaker has a built-in valve tremolo effect, with controllable Speed and Intensity. The quality of the tremolo is truly mesmerising, allowing you to go from subtle shimmer to pulsating throb.
Total Amp Control
The Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker has two channels: Channel 1 is voiced to produce a higher treble response than Channel 2, which is voiced to produce a balanced response. Along the front panel you'll find controls for: Power; Standby; Speed; Intensity; Presence; Bass; Middle; Treble; Volume (Channel 1); Volume (Channel 2).
As you'd expect, the Power switch controls the mains power to the amplifier. The Standby switch is used in conjunction with the Power switch to 'warm up' the amp before use, and to prolong the life of the valves - thus prolonging the life of your amplifier.
The Speed and Intensity controls attenuate the tremolo oscillation - and only work when playing through Channel 2. The Presence control lifts the higher frequencies, to add greater bite and has the effect of introducing a more cutting 'present' tone. The three-band EQ controls - Bass, Middle, and Treble - allow you to sculpt your signal with incredible complexity.
Sublime Celestion Greenbacks
The expertly installed valves would count for nothing if that energy isn't projected with power and clarity, and who better for Marshall to team up with than their long time collaborators Celestion. In the 1962 Bluesbreaker model you'll find a pair of T1221 Greenback speakers, which deliver the smooth, open and airy sound produced by the valves.
Timeless Good Looks
With regard to cosmetics, the Marshall black Levant protects the sides, with beading and piping around the front panel. Vintage speaker grille cloth protects the speakers, with the classic Marshall logo just above. The 1962 Bluesbreaker 30 Watt Guitar Amplifier Combo the perfect model for guitarists who're seeking that authentic '60s sound.
Manufacturer Marshall Model 1962 Bluesbreaker Vintage Re-issue 30 Watt Guitar Amplifier Combo Dimensions (H x W x D) 740 x 610 x 265 mm Weight 30.2kg Amplifier Type Valve Controls Presence, Bass, Middle, Treble, Volume 1, Volume 2, Speed, Intensity Valves Preamp: 3 x ECC83 Poweramp: 1 x ECC83, 2 x 5881 Rectifier: 1 x GZ34 Wattage 30 Watts Inputs 2 x 2 Channels 2 Speaker Size 2 x 12" Output Power 25W Each Speaker Celestion T1221 Greenback Impedance 16 Ohm Effects Tremolo Included Accessories Power Supply Cable Footswitch
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