Marshall 1987 50W Head 1974

The Marshall 1987 was launched in 1966 as essentially a 50 watt version of the groundbreaking 1959 Super Lead. Like the 1959 Super Lead, the 1987 remains one of Marshall's all-time most iconic amplifiers. While the original model was discontinued in 1981, the Super Lead series 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.

Years of Production: 1966 - 1981

Electronics: 50 watts, four x EL34 power tubes

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

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

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