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Marshall Vintage Series 1987X Guitar Amplifier Head

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Made in EnglandThe Marshall Plexi 1987XL shares the same front and rear panel features as its 100-Watt big brother, the 1959 SLP, yet retains its own distinct personality.
Sweet warm singing EL34 sounds are packed into every nook and cranny of this great tone machine. As is the case with the 1959SLP, the 1987X has fittings and hardware as true to the originals as humanly possible, thus ensuring that authentic Marshall Vintage look. The Marshall re-issue models all are faithful reproductions of the originals, which shaped the sound of the electric guitar as we know it. The main characteristic that these amps share is their simplicity of operation and superb natural valve tone. Achieving the beautifully organic and vibrant overdrive which is their trademark, can only be done in one way - crank 'em up! The result is pure, majestic tone uncluttered by unnecessary circuitry. With solos this produces a big, round, warm, sustain, full of classic character. With chord work you get a bark and percussive attack with a natural sounding break up, which allows each note to ring out in a glorious musical crunch.

FX Loop
Due to high demand, a sonically transparent effects loop has been added to the 1987X model. This circuitry has been designed to not color the guitar sound, so that your tone remains pure. The bypass switch gives you the option of completely removing this circuitry if desired. The effects loop level selector ensures compatibility with rack processors or floor pedals (stomp boxes).

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Phone:  877-459-0170 Warranty:  5 Years Parts; 3 Years Labor & Speakers; 90 Days Tubes; 1 Year MS2, MS4 & Effects Pedals; 1 Year B-Stock

Product Specifications

Product Specifications

Marshall Plexi 1987XL Guitar Amplifier Head Specifications

  • Output (rms): 50 watts
  • Pre-amp Tubes: 3 x ECC83
  • Power Amp Tubes: 2 x EL34
  • 3 Band EQ
  • Presence
  • Dimensions (mm): 660 X 260 X 205 (approx 26 x 10.25 x 8")
  • Weight (Kg): 15.3 (approx. 33.7 lbs.)


Customer Reviews

Timothy Demetres Submitted: 9/5/2018
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Excellent amplifier.
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Fantastic Marshall tone but so much more. Will not disappoint, go for it!
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Colin Russell Submitted: 7/22/2018
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Awesome
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Classic Marshall tone for days. This thing is LOUD..... If you want to play it at a normal stage level do what I do and use a Bad Cat Unleash V2 or something similar to tame it. It don't really do clean but that's what a Fender Twin Reverb is for.... You don't buy a Marshall Plexi for its clean tones. Think Hendrix, Page, AC/DC et al. If you want the best, world class, classic Marshall sounds buy it...... if not..... buy something else
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Tazz Submitted: 7/7/2017
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Great old school amp!
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I have a JCM 2000, this is a nice change! old School Marshall. It's a reissue and they reissue the old Quirks as well! Its gets loud just taking the volume just off of zero! No big deal though, just crank it up, get your tone, then use a expression pedal to back is down to a usable level. or roll the volume down on your guitar. Yes kids all the Marshall tone you could ever want!
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Tony Submitted: 2/29/2016
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Most Awesome!!!!!!
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Plenty of tone with Guitar alone! Love Marshall there is no substitute!
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JerBear Submitted: 8/18/2015
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A True Classic Monster
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I just wanted to comment on this Marshall head for others considering buying, I'm an older musician that plays guitar & bass, that grew up in the golden years of Rock, Hendrix, etc! I have had a vast assortment of amps & axes & have had a few classics get away but two of my keepers have been this Baby & and an original DSL 100 head! I have this head (one of the first year re-issue without the fx loop) with vintage greenback 4x12 cab. Tone monster is an understatement here! A touch sensitive powerhouse that actually needs No pedals but are always optional but has always taken them with stride in front! What Jim Marshall built & designed here with "Valve" technology is truly Magical! When one is playing this beast, all find themselves just starring at the amp! This beast is almost 15 yrs. old now & still begs to get it on like a heavy weight champion! Amps will come & go, But this one will always rule, seems to have a little of Jim Marshalls soul in it! Get Ya Some!
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Jeffrey Submitted: 3/17/2015
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Best Marshall ever
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I have owned lots of other marshals, fender, sold amp, Bogner etc... But this is the sound I have always wanted that's stuck in my head and on millions of recordings. It is very loud like a lot of people said. I will be buying an attenuator for sure but it's worth it because the sound is awesome. Very distorted but very clear at the same time. Not fizzy or buzzy like most amps. LoDs of clear treble but not harsh. Best amp I have ever played. It nails the dio sound from yrs ago also so many others including Hendrix
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DB Submitted: 1/15/2014
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Classic Blues-Rock at its Best!
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Right out of the box, this tube amp 50W head delivers the sound of Gary Moore through a Gibson Standard Les Paul.
Hand made in England with loving care and all eyes on Quality!
No frills just basic amp head with the natural tube amp distortion - easy to adjust distortion!
Classic Blues-Rock tones !
After a brief tube warm-up breakin time, this amp was ready to Rock!
Beautiful assembled with the Classic Marshall Tolex covering!
Just bought it, but looking forward to years of dependable service!
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Tonemeister Submitted: 7/9/2013
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Simply Outstanding
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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...
It's a Marshall reissue made in England.
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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.
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Keith P from Everett, WA USA, anonmyous20556 Submitted: 2/9/2012
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Give This Amp Serious Consideration
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
Nicely done. The tolex and beading is installed properly, no dings or tears--the logo was on straight--yes very quality built.
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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Marc Submitted: 10/13/2010
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Its a tube amp not an ipod
Excellent Made in UK quality. In the last 2 years ive seen one of these things (still) being used on stage by everyone from BB King to Jeff Beck to neil young to power pop bands.they were the standard 35 years ago and they are still the standard today. just try to deny it.
Ive never had to Junk a Marshall
Your general opinion of this product.
Some complain that Marshalls are old fashioned and out of style. To that i would say, good enduring music is art, and guitar playing is a craft. An artist or a craftsman dosent need stylish clay or canvas, you just need good clay or canvas. This amp is the good clay to create some new art, or work within a strict traditional style. I would take one of these, and all the music that has been recorded and performed on them since 1969 over a "modern" amp packed with goofy features i dont need, or if i do, i will invest in high quality studio editions.
slightly dark in a warm, grainy way at low volume/gain setting,and develops midrange bite, note definition and the highs and lows become more distinct and separated until full volume. At full volume you get the mid heavy Marhsall roar that defined the sound of heavy rock electric guitar
classic High gain British. Whatever you need it to be.
Looks great. Simple and classy. no flaws in manufacture.
Just fine. plug it in and jam
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