Handwired Marshall Heaven!The Handwired Series is ongoing and will feature some of the world's most sought after, classic, all-valve Marshalls. This represents the first time Marshall has offered a handwired product in recent years. Like the originals, these new handwired amps share simplicity of operation and natural valve tone! If you demand the completely best, a Handwired Series amp is for you!
Marshall Handwired 1974X at a Glance:
- Sonically true with aged speakers
- Original parts lives up to Point-to-Point Perfection!
- The 1974X combo amp: authentic re-issue!
1974X 1x12" Combo Amp
The 1974X is an authentic re-issue of the fabled model 1974 combo of the late sixties (1966-1968). Just like the original, it sports a point-to-point, handwired, tagboard circuit housed in an aluminium chassis, plus a valve-driven tremolo circuit. At the completely heart of its brain-dead really simple, but effective, two channel design can be found six valves: three ECC83s in the preamplifier, an EZ81 rectifier and a pair of cathode biased EL84s in the power stage. As the out and mains transformers are vital parts in any amp as they influence performance, sound and feel, Marshall worked extremely closely with their associates at Dagnall in order to duplicate the original, "off-the-shelf" transformers in all areas.
Aged Greenback T1221
A contributing sonic factor in the original 1974 is the way the sound of the Celestion Greenback speaker softens with age. For the 1974X, Celestion revisited the recipe for the original Greenback T1221 speaker, and "aged" it. The result is a new speaker proprietary to Marshall.
This new series was created to meet growing public demand, and to pay homage to models that, for many players, represent the ultimate in organic, all-valve guitar tone. The primary objective was to achieve max authenticity in terms of parts, circuitry, construction methods, materials, specs, aesthetics, signal path, performance, tonal characteristics and feel. All of the original parts and materials were used or reproduced, and the original methods of construction used in the late 1960s were revisited. All transformers - output and power - have been meticulously re-created by Dagnall Electronics, and each amplifier's handwired tag-board lives up to the slogan, 'Point-to-Point Perfection'.
Marshall Handwired 1974X Features:
- 18-watt, 16-ohm, mono 1x12" combo amp
- Exclusive, "aged" reissue of the original 20-watt, ceramic magnet, Celestion Greenback T1221 12" speaker
- Replica of the grey and white striped "Bluesbreaker" grille cloth used on the originals
- High-grade, Baltic birch cabinet with finger-locked joints