Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Amp
Sometimes the blues are best played with tubes cranked up - and the Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker delivers!
If you are tired of the "glassy" Texas style blues tones, and you prefer the fatter and "crunchy" British blues variety, then check out the Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker. This is a great looking and equally great sounding amp ideal for blues guitarists that carry Les Pauls or other humbucking equipped guitars.
Back in the '60s, British guitar tones are mostly thin and jangly , Clapton changed all that with the fat "woman tone" that his Marshall and Les Paul combination produced. This historic Marshall combo amp was used by Eric Clapton during his stay with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, hence the the name. The modern day 1962 Bluesbreaker is a vintage reissue of the original amp that was designed by Jim Marshall to meet Eric's demand for tone and portability.
To reproduce the classic blues tone that helped propel Eric Clapton's career, this blues amp is hand-wired in the Marshall Factory, and it uses special components that match the original design. One notable feature is its GZ34 rectifier tube, which helps the amp achieve its distinctive output stage compression, midrange emphasis and sustain. This literally translates to great sounding leads that can easily cut through a noisy band and sustain well, allowing for dramatic and emotional blues phrasings.
This amp features three ECC83 preamp tubes, two 5881 power amp tubes that power two 12" reissue Celestion Greenback 25-watt speakers. Other features include basic 3 band EQ and a foot switchable tremolo effect.
With the Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker combo amp, you are sure to wow your audience with great looks and killer tones. Retail Price: $2,450 | Get the latest price & reviews at Amazon.com
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When you consider how much time and effort you put into getting your rig to sound just the way you want, it makes sense to ensure your guitar cables are also up to the job - after all they're an important part of the tone chain. Also remember that occasionally things will go wrong, so always carry at least one spare cable to gigs and rehearsals.