Marshall 1959 Super Lead 100w 1969

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According to Marshall lore, the 1959 came about as a result of Pete Townshend asking Marshall to make a 100-watt version of his JTM 45. Marshall obliged and released the 1959 Super Lead in 1965, pairing it with a set of 4 by 12-inch cabinets, and thus, creating the Marshall stack. The 1959 Super Lead remains one of Marshall's all-time most iconic and important amplifiers. While the original model was discontinued in 1981, the Super Lead has been released and reissued in a number of variations since. A major transition point in the progression of the 1959 Super Lead came in mid-1969 when the faceplate was changed from plexiglass to brushed aluminum. While most Marshall heads came with a standard black tolex, custom wraps like white were available. 

Years of Production: 1965 - 1981

Unique to this Year: Transition from plexiglass to metal faceplate. Also switch from KT66 to EL34 power tubes in 1969

Electronics: 100 watts, four x EL34 power tubes

Controls: Presence, Bass, Middle, Treble, Volume 1, Volume 2

Notable Players: Pete Townshend, Jimi Hendrix, Angus Young, Jimmy Page

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