Up to 15% Off Select Gear with code: ROCKSTAR
Looking for Coupons?Call us 800-449-9128 Hablamos Español
Accessories Sale 15% off qualifying orders $25 or more
Top Rated
Marshall Logo
SKU 
482795 000000000

Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp

  • Write a Review

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 B...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 09-29-2017

Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
    FREE
  • Your Price :
    $2,69999.00
  Reserve Now Notify Me When This is in Stock
Add to Wish List

Earn up to 21,600 reward points.

Special Financing Offer
$0/month for 0 months
Musician's Friend Platinum Card

6-Month* financing available.
Get DetailsAbout Special Financing Offers

See All Marshall Tube Combo Guitar Amplifiers
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
Footswitchable tremolo effect

Looking for authentic British blues tones? Put it in the cart!

SPECIFICATIONS
29-1/4"W x 23-3/4"H x 10-1/2"D (740 x 600 x 265mm)
66.6 lbs. (30.2kg)
Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
Marshall1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp
 
4.8

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

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.

VS

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.

Reviewed by 26 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

(21 of 28 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.

(19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful complex tone

By ethersea

from Austin, TX

See all my reviews

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.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Marshall Bluesbreaker

By StoneCreekVilla

from Park Ridge IL

See all my reviews

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.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is the ONE

By Fosheezy

from San Diego, CA

See all my reviews

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!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If you can play, this is your amp

By ToneControlFreak

from Portsmouth, NH

Comments about Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp:

I've played this amp for the last 14 years. It's all about tone. IMO, there is nothing better. I use a pedal to push the front a little for overdriven sounds (because it's often not possible to crank it up. The cleans are Fendery but with Marshall attitude. The truth about this amp is, if you suck, your tone will suck. It will not forgive you (like a modeling and/or cascading preamp type amp will). You will have to work for the tone, and work hard. But the reward is worth it. And when you get better, it gets better. This amp will interact, to a large extent, with the room acoustics, your pedals (if any), your guitar,pickups, string gauges, and cables. You will hear any changes you make to those components.I should add, there are websites advising about $300-400 in modifications to 'bring it up to spec'. I haven't done one. Except for tube changes, it's completely stock. And except for a rectifier tube failure once, I've never had a problem.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best Marshall's

By The Jammer

from Chicago

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

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.

    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Liquid Blues

    By DasWolf1960

    from Indianapolis Indiana USA

    Comments about Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp:

    This is the sweetest,smoothest, cool natural overdrive money can buy. But its for the musician that can play and doesnt need effects to coverup his/her incompetance. I can afford both the orignal or the reissue and have played both .All I can say is that you either enjoy lieing to yourself or just simply have way too much money left over from Grandma's Trust Fund if you pay the ridiculpus prices for the "vintage" stuff. Last point I'll give you: If you need a Scope to see (hear) the difference between this and a $18,000 original bluesbreaker....you are stoned and need to seriously sober up.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Its great

    By Marshall Man!

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    Comments about Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo Amp:

    I play this amp live and in the studio. In both situations it performs and out performs any amp i have ever played through. Marshall is the industry standard and they are for a reason. This amp is solid at nearly 100lbs i don't think anything is going to happen to it. As for "FLEXTONE" by line6, PLEASE, Line six is good for one think... putting their name on other peoples sound. I would gig without a back up with this amp any day of the week. I play this with a 2006 Fender Telecaster HS American and a Fender 89' Strat with lace sensors and the difference in tone is unbelievable. this amp picks up tone changes beautifully. I also drive a ProCo Rat, TS808, and MXR Micro Amp through this and it holds that marshall crunch so nicely. Any one that slams this amp is Ignorant. especially people that would play a line 6 over a top of the line marshall.

    (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.

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

    You are changing the Ship-To country.

    Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.