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Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

The sound that launched the British blues invasion.

The Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp is just like the one used by Eric Clapton during his stint with Mayall's Bluesbreakers and famously on the Beano sessions. With 30W output and 2x12 speakers, it produces a gutsy bass and vibrant top, coupled with an overall natural warmth. The valve rectification output stage, pioneered by Marshall in the early 1960s, is responsible for helping achieve the famed compression and sustain exhibited uniquely by both the JTM45 and 1962. Though somewhat tonally similar to a JTM45, the 1962 combo is loaded with 2 Celestion Greenback 25W speakers and also comes with a footswitchable tremolo effect.

If you're looking for that sensuous, creamy early Clapton sound, we guarantee that you'll find it in this beautifully reissued Marshall combo. The natural tone and overdrive of the 1962 Bluesbreaker Amp will quickly become a fundamental ingredient in your overall sound.

FEATURES
  • 30W output
  • 2 - 12" 25W Celestion Greenback speakers
  • Valve rectifier

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SPECIFICATIONS

1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp

  • 29-1/4"W x 23-3/4"H x 10-1/2"D (740 x 600 x 265mm)
    66.6 lbs. (30.2kg)
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Marshall1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp
 
4.8

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Warm / comfy (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Performances (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful complex tone

I have been playing this gorgeous machine for several years now. I've made a couple of records with it and its has seen tons of stage time. In my opinion, the JTM-45...Read complete review

I have been playing this gorgeous machine for several years now. I've made a couple of records with it and its has seen tons of stage time. In my opinion, the JTM-45 has the most complex and elegant tone that I have ever heard. The dynamics are stunning and the top end just shimmers. The JTM-45 has a slightly more pronounced bottom end than a Bassman, and AC30-ish highs. I've owned many wonderful all-tube amps in my career: Vox, Fender, Boogie and other Marshall amps as well. This is THE sound that I hear in my head, only somehow it is always better than I remember it...ANY guitar I plug into it sounds brilliant in its own way. I don't bother with the tremelo on it...it is its the least attractive, and fully expendable, feature. This thing never breaks down, completely reliable.Be that as it may, I feel that all of you folks who sing the praises of Line6 repros should stick to the fakes and leave the real amps to players who care about their own voice.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Please be careful....

Make no mistake. I love this amp! Tone is in my humble opinion better, thicker and crisper than any Fender or Vox.The flip side is its weight. It is the heaviest combo I...Read complete review

Make no mistake. I love this amp! Tone is in my humble opinion better, thicker and crisper than any Fender or Vox.The flip side is its weight. It is the heaviest combo I have ever seen. I decided not to take it to gigs because playing live should be a pleasant experience and unless you've got a roadie for me it isn't.

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5.0

In my opinion this amp is all things to all men.

By Blues

from Florida

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Heavy and awkward to carry. Expensive.

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp:

I bought this amp in the early 1990s. The one I have is a March 1990 amp. That was 26 years ago. It has been with me since I was 18 years old. I have gigged with it and it always sounded great. I said this amp is "all things to all men" because it is very versatile for people who play blues, Jazz, Rock, Latin, Pop and even Hip Hop. I used it for backing Hip Hop artists and dance music artists in the past and it worked fine. If you want more gain use a pedal in front of it. I use a vintage RAT pedal for extra gain. This amp has one of the best clean tones at volumes below 7 and begins to grind from 7 and up. It also depends on the guitar. With my Fender Telecaster it stays clean longer and with my Les Paul it grinds earlier. With the Tele and the volume on ten without pedals, this thing gets Led Zeppelin's "Communication Break Down" tone. With the Les Paul and the volume on ten it gets the "Whole Lot of Love" tone. Lower the volume and a tele can chicken pick, and swing some Jazz. With both tele and Les Paul it can sing and sting the blues. I usually only run a Fender 63 Reverb unit in front, that is it. Unless I want more of a Heavy Metal tone, then I use the RAT pedal and Wah pedal. Truly a great amp. 26 years later this amp has become very expensive to own. But the experience of owning it, is worth it. I am glad I bought mine a long time ago. I highly recommend it. This is an amp that you keep for life.

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4.0

Lovely tone!

By Buddy 405

from Norman, OK

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp:

    I like this amp quite a bit. I play my 50's Gibson ES125 with the dog ear p90 and it sounds great at high volume. At bedroom level you need a pedal like a boss blues driver. This amp feels heavier than my TRRI and is a bit more awkward to carry. It is all worth it for the tone, though I leave it in the studio... I play my strats through it with a stock TS-10 and I get that classic BTO, Takin' care of buisness' crunch! This was a restock so the packaging was horrible and came with a few scuffs, but for 2/3rds the price, I shouldn't complain. As far as function, it works flawlessly for hours.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awsome

    By mhamilton

    from Nathrop, CO

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp:

    I own 3 fender amps which don't come close to this Marshall - if I had to do it all over again I would have only purchased this Marshall Bluesbreaker!

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    4.0

    Great amp, but heavy

    By Wheelafortune4791

    from Massachusetts

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Heavyweight

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp:

    This is all the amp you need for all genres. It gets 4 stars because the way this thing is shipped to you, is on the verge of disgusting. Skimpy box, no padding, and she came with a gouge in the tolex and a dent in the wood. But, at least this amp is definitely built like a tank, so I didn't go through the hassle of returning it. It is true that GIBSONS sound the best through these amps. I have an American Deluxe Strat that sounds great, but my SG sounds the best. worth the price, too. Just buy it!

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    One of the best Marshall's

    By Tone Junkie

    from Chicago IL

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp:

      This is one of the best clean sounding Marshalls available. And when you start to crank it, you get that on the edge sweet spot, gritty classic Marshall tone. To get heavy distortion, you will need to use a pedal, which I should mention that pedals works great for this amp. Tremolo sounds good but I won't be using this that much. The 2 Celestion Greenbacks add to the great tone.

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      (20 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Please be careful....

      By Agustin

      from Madrid, Spain

      Comments about Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp:

      Make no mistake. I love this amp! Tone is in my humble opinion better, thicker and crisper than any Fender or Vox.The flip side is its weight. It is the heaviest combo I have ever seen. I decided not to take it to gigs because playing live should be a pleasant experience and unless you've got a roadie for me it isn't.

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      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Marshall Bluesbreaker

      By StoneCreekVilla

      from Park Ridge IL

      Comments about Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp:

      This amp is very nice. It's a very good canvas for really versatile guitar tones. I use this amp for Reggae, Blues, Alternative, and jazz. It's not really, at all, capable of just one tone. I use it with a few pedals an I can acheive a wide variety of tones.

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      (16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful complex tone

      By ethersea

      from Austin, TX

      Comments about Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp:

      I have been playing this gorgeous machine for several years now. I've made a couple of records with it and its has seen tons of stage time. In my opinion, the JTM-45 has the most complex and elegant tone that I have ever heard. The dynamics are stunning and the top end just shimmers. The JTM-45 has a slightly more pronounced bottom end than a Bassman, and AC30-ish highs. I've owned many wonderful all-tube amps in my career: Vox, Fender, Boogie and other Marshall amps as well. This is THE sound that I hear in my head, only somehow it is always better than I remember it...ANY guitar I plug into it sounds brilliant in its own way. I don't bother with the tremelo on it...it is its the least attractive, and fully expendable, feature. This thing never breaks down, completely reliable.Be that as it may, I feel that all of you folks who sing the praises of Line6 repros should stick to the fakes and leave the real amps to players who care about their own voice.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This is the ONE

      By Fosheezy

      from San Diego, CA

      Comments about Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp:

      I can't stress enough how versatile this amplifier is. I was lucky enough to find one used for super cheap and I still get chills just looking at it while the tubes warm up. From squeaky clean to down and dirty and everything in between, this is by far the greatest sounding amp I've played through and had the pleasure to own so far. It might take awhile to tweak some knobs and find the sound you're looking for, but once you do it's all over. Get your favorite reverb pedal (I love my Holy Grail) and overdrive (loves me some TS9) and you're set man. I LOVE THIS AMP!

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      bluesbreaker

      By gregcaster312

      from Chicago

      Comments about Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp:

      I bought this amp a few months ago and have not had any problems whatsoever. I play a custom tele with bare knuckle pickups that I built, and it is the most genuine, clean, pure tone that I have ever encompassed myself with. I'm playing through a true bypass AB-Y box to switch from this to my orange ad140 for distorion, and it DOES keep up. As far as whoever thinks line6 creates a better amp than marshall, I would have to completely disagree. the tone, quality, and sheer beauty of this amp completely out-does ANYTHING that line 6 has created. If youre thinking about buying this amp, you really should, and you will be happy you did. I recommend obtaining a road case if you plan to play out with it.

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