Marshall 1960A Angled Guitar Speaker Cabinet (300 Watts, 4x12")

Loaded with 4 Celestion GT-75s, the Marshall 1960A cabinet is an iconic piece of rock history. In terms of tone and projection, no speaker cab compares!
The only choice for serious musicians. Nothing compares to Marshall cabinets in terms of awesome tone and projection. Both visually and aurally, Marshall 4x12 cabs are indeed "the business."

Great sound and looks however are not everything. Many years of experience mean that Marshall's speaker cabinets are also built to stand the test of time. Their highly skilled craftsmen construct them from the finest quality materials with precision corner locked joints, tough cotton backed PVC covering, heavy-duty hardware, and the highest quality fittings.

The Marshall Stack

If one thing personifies the image of rock 'n' roll more than anything else it's the Marshall 4x12. Though often imitated, nothing compares with the original. The first 4x12 cab was designed and built by Jim Marshall in 1962. Since then they have made many thousands, which have appeared on stages both large and small all over the world.

After the initial success of the Marshall 4x12, it wasn't too long before they designed and built the first stack, where an angled cabinet sits on top of a straight fronted cab, with the amplifier placed on top. This came about after discussions with Pete Townshend of The Who. Pete and Jim Marshall sat down and discussed The Who's requirements for an 8x12 cab with an angled top. This was designed and built, but due to this awesome cab being somewhat cumbersome, only 6 were ever made.

As a result, we came up with the more practical idea of stacking an angled cab on top read more of a straight fronted model. Thus the famous Marshall stack was born. What happened to the six 8x12 cabs do we hear you ask? Well, two went to Pete Townshend, two went to John Entwhistle and the remaining two went to the Small Faces. The Marshall stack, on the other hand, has stayed in production ever since and has gone on to become the most recognizable rock 'n' roll icon.

As we invented the stack, Marshall 4x12's are the only true originals. Everything else is merely an imitation. The 1960A is switchable from mono [4 or 16 Ohms] to stereo [8 Ohms per side], and is equipped with Celestion G12T-75 speakers.

The highest quality woodwork includes the "corner locking" of each and every joint. This helps give Marshall cabinets the incredible strength and durability, which has become as legendary as the Marshall sound itself. Heavy-duty Grab Handles are fitted to all Marshall cabinets. Their tough, ergonomic recessed casing design gives easy access to the bar of the handle without affecting the cabinet's smooth lines. No sharp metal edges or rough fittings - the smooth ABS plastic Marshall corner fits perfectly and offers excellent protection to all 8 cabinet corners.
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- Black grille cloth
- White piping
- Black elephant grain vinyl
- Speaker: 4 x 12" G12T-75
- Power: 300 watt
- Impedance: 4 or 16 ohms mono/8 ohms stereo
- Dimensions: 760 x 830 x 360mm
- Weight: 36.4 kg
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 91.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 33 x 31 x 16 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MAR JCM1960A
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-877-6863
(145 ratings)
Submitted August 8, 2010 by a customer from neo.rr.com
"The modern chest pounding original"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
You can't go wrong with these if you are looking for a cab that provides chest pounding mids.

Sound
This model with Celestion GT-75 speakers ( as opposed the the 'vintage' model with Celestion V30's ) IMO sounds the best overall especially if you want the angled cab version. I GT-75's are less pronounced in the high end so it tends to smooth out or sweeten the high end of tube amps.. the speaker also provides more dampening so while is has a stiffer tone it really holds tone togather and is nice an punchy.. less prone to overextending and for me is easier to listen to for longer periods of time. This model is also better for the angled cab where you will be getting more highs projected from the center of the cone.. these angled cabs don't have less bass responce it it just a more balanced response with direct and indirect speaker waves reaching your ear. Marshall abs are on the thinner side of some modern day cabs ( mesa's, Randall, Diamond cabs have been my experience ). So are not the most bass oriented cabs but the Marshall have that great mid punch to the chest which is what I really like.

Features
I give this an 8.. the castors sockets are basically plastic. Corners are plastic, jack plates are plastic so are not super durable features.. cab is wired for stereo .. which is a plus. I love the black elephant covering .. but the covering does tend to get read more tacky when warm which causes it to really catch and tear if bumped into things.. but it is so classic ... I sholdn't complain about the tolex, I wouldn't want it any other way... like complaining that a stunningly beautiful girl is spoiled.

Ease of Use
Good.. not a crazy heavy cabinet.. nice balance placement of the side handles.

Quality
See my feature comments.. not the epitomy of ruggedness but it is the standard.

Value
compared to everything else.. this cab with GT-75's is a good deal

Manufacturer Support
No experience

The Wow Factor
People either love these cabs or hate them ... It is the modern original 4x12. Even worn and abused these cabs hold their value, sometimes adding to it.... Other cabs worn and abused don't ... that says something.

Musical Background:
Hobbyist

Musical Style:
Rock
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