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Item Reviews for: Marshall Vintage Series 1987X Guitar Amplifier Head  -  MAR 1987XL LIST

Classic Blues-Rock at its Best!
By: BOOMAN from Manchester, TN      Submitted: 1/15/2014

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General Your general opinion of this product. Right out of the box, this tube amp 50W head delivers the sound of Gary Moore through a Gibson Standard Les Paul. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Hand made in England with loving care and all eyes on Quality! Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? No frills just basic amp head with the natural tube amp distortion - easy to adjust distortion! Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Classic Blues-Rock tones ! Action How was the action out of the box? After a brief tube warm-up breakin time, this amp was ready to Rock! Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Beautiful assembled with the Classic Marshall Tolex covering! Reliability How has it stood up over time? Just bought it, but looking forward to years of dependable service!
Simply Outstanding
By: Tonemeister      Submitted: 7/9/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. Having played through many vintage super leads, this reissue hits all the right notes. There is no tonal difference i can detect. The added loop was the only thing missing from the original. No more. Also the ability to deactivate the loop with the added DB input selection switch allows for easy transition from rack mount to floor pedal effects and noise control. I highly recommend using a dummy load box before the cabinet and a tube screamer in front of the preamp, you will NOT be disappointed. This product has the ability to reduce tonal frustration into non existence, if you don't have one, your missing out... Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? It's a Marshall reissue made in England. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? N/A Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? N/A Action How was the action out of the box? N/A Finish How did the stain or paint job look? N/A Reliability How has it stood up over time? Judging by the original super leads, i would say if i took care of it, it will take care of me. Guitar amps are only as good as you treat them.
Give This Amp Serious Consideration
By: Keith P from Everett, WA USA, anonmyous20556      Submitted: 2/9/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Form, fit and finish is excellent--I have never had problems with Marshalls. Dependable? I expect it to last for decades as the vintage ones have. Reliability How has it stood up over time? I just got it--but as above, I believe it will stand up over time. Like most quality amps--these sound better as they age, General Your general opinion of this product. More than saying, "It's a Marshall", the product is high quality, can be used just about anywhere to project its marvelous tone. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? All of the above--the control panel is vintage Marshall and simple to use. This is what I like about these amps--simple controls: plug in and go. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Again a guitar question--I describe the sound as dark and smooth. I highly recommend this amp (and speakers)if one knows how to play well. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Nicely done. The tolex and beading is installed properly, no dings or tears--the logo was on straight--yes very quality built. Action How was the action out of the box? More of a guitar question--but the knobs turn smoothly; everything connects properly and functions when I turn on the output circuit!
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