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Marshall head, or is it?

BrianGWN

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Does anybody recognize the beast in the following ebay auction due to end today June 17th around high noon pacific time:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2538350651

A friend noticed this auction and left me a message asking if I knew what this was.
As mentioned in the auction text, whatever it is it would appear to be significantly modified. Looking in the Doyle Marshall book about the only thing I noticed that looks similar enough would be a JCM800 Lead Series four input 1959 model. If you were to rub out the various front panel markings (the JCM800 and Jim Marshall signature) and start wailing away with the drill, it looks like the amp in the picture could actually be a possible end result and not just be some crafty photoshop illusion. :lol
Just wondering...
 

plaintop

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Yeah, that is the very rare "fugazi" 100 watt head. I believe it is the only one in existence. ;)
 

BrianGWN

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Bob Onit said:
Late 70's JMP master volume?
I'm hardly any kind of Marshall authority, but I don't think you could get from a late 70's JMP master volume to that beast on ebay, well not without replacing the front panel, there wouldn't be room for all the input jacks on the front right. The beast did appear to have a large logo and plastic corners so if it really did start life as a legit Marshall I guess it would have been from around the early 80s.
I was gonna warn my friend that with it being sold "as is" and without being able to thoroughly check out something like this hands on (ie. also examine the chassis for changed parts), I probably wouldn't want to risk even a hundred bucks on it.

Oh the humanity of it all... ;)
 

Bob Onit

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I thought some of the late 70's master vol had the JCM looking box and front panel

Oh well......
 

BrianGWN

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Bob Onit said:
I thought some of the late 70's master vol had the JCM looking box and front panel...
Maybe that is possible, others around here may know for sure. I have recently taken a close look at a 1978 JMP master volume amp, it did have the vent in the top, the large logo, and plastic corners so all of the checks out. However it still had the toggle switches not the more flat rocker style, and the layout had only two inputs normal for the 2203 and there would not be anywhere near the unused front panel area to have room for all the extra stuff added to the amp in that ebay auction.
Oh well, I don't think my friend really wanted either a JMP fugazi or JCM800 fugazi...
 
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