Marshall Lead 12

vancouverois

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A solid state 12W amp that almost sounds like a tube amp.
10" speaker, two channels and a tone very close to a JTM/JCM.
It was made in England and this is from '84 according to its serial number.

It's really good, on the internet this amp is quite often mentioned to have been used by Billy Gibbons on the ZZtop Recycler album "My Head's in Mississippi" and may be on some other recordings.

Impressing little amp, prices are skyrocketing on gear sites.
There is also a head with two cabinets, a mini stack and prices are ridiculously high for this particular model.
The combo price has raised a lot too, fortunately I got mine for a fair price.

Here is a demo


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Bill Moore

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I picked up one of those that was in pieces. I didn't spend much, and got it running, I made another back cover as the original was missing. Partially enclosing the back stiffened up the bottom end!
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I had one of those about 20 years ago. That was back when you could pick them up for around a hundred bucks. They sounded so much better with a speaker swap. I believe I put a Celestion 35w 10” speaker in it, and it really extended the frequency range. Too bad the prices are getting stupid on those. I also had it’s bigger brother, the Lead 20. That thing was too damn loud though.
 

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I have 2 of the micro stacks, love them.
(internet photo mine are buried right now )

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