Marshall 1959HW Hand Wired 100 Watt Tube HeadItem ID: 1959HW
2-channel, 100-watt Tube Guitar Amplifier Head, Handwired, with 3-Band EQ and High/Low Sensitivity Inputs
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The Definitive Tone of Late '60s RockWhen guitarists talk about the sweet Plexi tones of '60s rock, they're talking about the same tones you'll get from the Marshall 1959HW tube guitar amplifier head. The all-tube signal path of the 1959HW is ready to roar, with a unique and responsive character that begs to be played. This 100-watt legend is hand-wired by the masters at Marshall, for optimum tone and incredibly reliable performance. So just plug in, hook up your big speaker stack, and start another rock revolution with the Marshall 1959HW tube guitar amplifier head!
Marshall 1959HW Tube Guitar Amplifier Head at a Glance:
A hand-wired Marshall legend
While guitarists can debate endlessly about whether there are tonal benefits to hand-wired amplifiers, we do know that the Marshall 1959HW was hand-wired by the amp masters at Marshall, just like the Plexi heads from the late '60s that it's based on. One nice thing about the hand-wired design is that the fuses have been moved to be more accessible, making them easier to change if one happens to blow. Whether you believe it affects tone or just like the extra attention to detail, the 1959HW's hand-wired construction means every inch of it was inspected by a Marshall amplifier pro.
A ton of tube tone
The 1959HW tube amp head packs 100-watts of power into a two channel design. It's not a quiet amplifier, but if you're lucky enough to be able to crank the 1959HW into its sweet spot you'll have the tone that shaped the sound of rock. Three ECC83 preamp tubes and four EL34 power tubes provide the mojo, with a three-band EQ and a presence control for tone shaping.
Two bridgeable channels
Just like the original Plexis, the 1959HW sports two non-footswitchable channels. Each channel has high- and low-sensitivity inputs to accommodate a variety of guitar pickups. A favorite trick of many guitarists is to bridge the two channels using a patch cable: plug your guitar into the top input of channel one, then connect a patch cable from channel one's bottom input to the top input of channel two. This allows you to use both gain stages in each channel, for even more tonal versatility.
Marshall 1959HW Tube Guitar Amplifier Head Features:
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Chrystal, McMinnville, TN
Reviewsbased on 1 review
marshall 1959HW 100 watt head
by jeffrey mannon from TexasIt a Ok amp nothing like any of the early models jmp or even jcm 800's.
May 17, 2013
Music Background: Hobby
what I mean is the volume has been neutered its really smooth more tolerable at lower levels sound more like a fender with ... read more [+]fuller sound. I did not like it so I hade all the capacitors changed to sozo hand wound and the tone stack side to carbon comp resistors it was and improvement but still not there. I spent the money and put nos mustard capacitors it just like the vintage marshall have and now we are starting to get somewhere. I also put the 330uf electrolytic capacitor.The amp has very beautiful clean tone and crunch saturates around 6.5 on volume. I had to remove the .68 capacitor on v2 to much gain and lesson the clean tone. Try it before you buy because you will probly have to mod it to get the vintage tone that your looking for. I prefer a clean amp and pedals for overdrive but that's just me. I picked mine up used so I could afford to do a little upgrades on it. close [-]
Marshall 1959HW Hand Wired 100 Watt Tube Head
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