Dating a marshall amp
Can any of you guys date a Marshall cab by serial number? give us a shot of the speakers/labels/speaker-codes and well be able to help you more.I have an odd 100 watt 70's cab with a gold weave grill that I'd like to identify a little better. nice amp, too, - i have one just like it (72 50w) ;) cheers - 68.
That grille cloth is not a standard Marshall grille cloth, unless some cabs slipped out with a very rare cloth between supplies of the regular stuff.
Probably one of the earliest cabs with skid trays, but before they added plastic corner protectors. The green wash tolex and lack of corner protectors does point to the early 70s.
I am going to venture a guess at '72, with non original grille cloth.
Probably one of the earliest cabs with skid trays, but before they added plastic corner protectors. Yeah I would say '72 also...older type tolex, gold piping, and skid trays. It has a checkerboard grill, the thin gold piping but has the later 70's/80's elephant looking tolex.
Plastic corners I think came in late '72 early '73. In my experience the metal handles and plywood back disappeared very close to the same time....after the basketweave was discontinued. It has a checkerboard grill, the thin gold piping but has the later 70's/80's elephant looking tolex. It's my favorite cab, I loaded it with Vintage 30's shortly after I bought it. I sent a photo of the grill to Marshall several years ago and they stated that it is obviously not the standard Marshall grill but looks just like something they COULD have used for a very short time in the early 70's. The guy I scored it from was the original owner and claimed the grill was original to the cab, he also had a matching bottom. It also appears to have had corners at some point that I kind of think may have been original.