Marshall 1987XL Plexi Guitar Amplifier Head (50 Watts)

Output (rms): 50 watts

Pre-amp Tubes: 3 x ECC83

Power Amp Tubes: 2 x EL34

3 Band EQ: yes

Presence: yes

Dimensions (mm): 660 x 260 x 205

Weight (Kg): 15.3
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 40 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 32 x 13 x 12 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): M-1987X-01-U
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-877-6863
(31 ratings)
Submitted June 10, 2005 by a customer from
"It's the tone, no lie, no fake."
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I'll never sell it. If lost, stolen, or wrecked, I'd have to look for a used one, I got this for $500 less than the usual discounted price.

I don't think a bad sound can get through this amp. (I don't mean it will help bad playing or cover up bad playing.) It loves effects pedals and they do NOT come through fuzzy/buzzy. Don't try this if you love the amp you have, it will break up that relationship. It sounds so nice you won't miss reverb, it doesn't have it remember. It really is all that people say it is and it is good to have so I don't go thinking my transistor amps sound so hot. Be careful, this amp will change your ears.

I don't know what to say here. It's best feature is it doesn't have many. It's just a pure old time tube amp. The effects send/return can be switched out of the circuit and that is a new feature for this model.

I don't really know, I'm not an electronics engineer. It probably isn't the very best in the world, but it sounds great, looks great, and people recognize this amp as a true ICON in the business.

The price didn't go up in the US, the US dollar was devalued by about 40%.

Manufacturer Support
The support in the UK is incredible, don't know about the States. I hear bad things about support in the States, but no experience there.

The Wow Factor
It's like knowing you have a read more proper foundation to build upon. It's an amp everyone should have the opportunity to play to measure the sound of their own amp. I bought it for it's sound.

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