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Marshall 2555X Silver Jubilee 100W Tube Guitar Head   

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After much customer demand, Marshall is offering the most popular product from its Silver Jubilee range. First released in 1987 to celebrate 25 years...Click To Read More About This Product

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A rebirth of one of Marshall's most-celebrated heads.

After much customer demand, Marshall is offering the most popular product from its Silver Jubilee range. First released in 1987 to celebrate 25 years of Marshall Amplification, and to commemorate Jim Marshall's 50th year in the music industry, the 2555 has become a legendary and much sought-after amplifier due to its distinct looks, sound and features. The 2555X is a modern-day reissue, featuring all of the original panel features found on the 2555, and reproducing its signature tone perfectly.

The Silver Jubilee series was created in 1987 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of Marshall Amplification and the 50th year of Jim Marshall being in the music business, hence the Silver Jubilee' original 25/50 designation.

Based on JCM800 2203 and 2204 Master Volume models, the Jubilee amplifiers were the first Marshall products with Pentode/Triode switching, which halves the power output. Players such as Joe Bonamassa, Slash, Alex Lifeson, and John Frusciante have all included Jubilees in their arsenals and sing the praises of this amp.

What' the difference between the new reissue and the original Jubilee?
While the 2555X circuitry was taken from original 2555 diagrams and has sonically been checked against the 2555 head in the Marshall museum, modern production techniques have made it possible to make several improvements to the electronics.
-Switching circuitry has been improved to avoid a relay flickering problem found on some original 2555s.
-Improved (DC) heaters ensure no noise.
-The introduction of external bias points on the chassis for re-valving and servicing.
-Black fiberglass wires that are high temperature and high voltage resistant.
-Multi-pin connectors have been improved with higher insertion force and current capabilities, but remain PVC just like the originals.

Other important enhancements to the reissue include:
-The back panel of the original 2555 had two speaker output jacks and a rather awkward Output Impedance Selector. For easier operation, the 2555X has no selector and instead has five speaker output jacks ranging from 16 Ohm to 4 Ohm.
-The Mains Voltage Selector from the back panel has been removed and each 2555X amplifier is fixed to match the mains voltage of each country.

And, to complete the ultimate half-stack (or full-stack) rig, check out the 2555X AV (slant) and BV (straight) 4x12 cabinets, complete with Celestion G12 Vintage 30 speakers and the same gorgeous silver finish as the head.

FEATURES
  • Power: 100W (tube)
  • Tubes: three 12AX7 (preamp); four EL34 (power amp)
  • Two channels
  • Controls: 3-band EQ, presence, output master (pull channel), lead master, input gain (pull rhythm clip)
  • High/low output
  • Impedance: 8, 16 ohms
  • FX loop
  • Direct output
  • Footswitch included
  • Dimensions: 29.1 in. x 12.3 in. x 8.2 in.
  • Weight: 48.7 lb.
  • Made in England

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Marshall2555X Silver Jubilee 100W Tube Guitar Head
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Warm / comfy (5)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
  • Professional recording (6)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
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5.0

Nothing better!!!

By Shreddy Von Holla

from Hollywood

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Marshall 2555X Silver Jubilee 100W Tube Guitar Head:

    The sound of classic rock! Perfect!

     
    4.0

    Great Amp

    By John

    from Colorado

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Marshall 2555X Silver Jubilee 100W Tube Guitar Head:

      I do love this amp. It has some great tones. EQ is very responsive. Unfortunately for me it is not what I am looking for. There is not enough versitlity in this amp for me. I am that guy who needs 3 channels at minimum. Yes you can do quite a bit with the 2 channels. I do wish they had made the rhythm clip footswitchable. The would have made a world of difference. You can get good tone at low volume but like most Marshall's this amp likes to be loud. I do have to say this is the quietest amp I have ever used, very little noise when compared to others in this price range (I have tried many). I am still on the fence as to whether I will keep this or move to the JVM410HJS. Maybe I should just get both...... Bottom line: this is a great amp with great tones. You will need a overdrive to reach more modern distortion levels. I would buy again but not sure if it right for me at this time.

      (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not impressed

      By Joe R.

      from Cleveland Ga.

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Marshall 2555X Silver Jubilee 100W Tube Guitar Head:

        I so bad wanted to love this amp, but I could not even like it. The clean and rhythm was okay, but the lead channel was fuzzy, wazzy, fizzy bear. Even the effects loop made my great effects sound bad......This bear had to go. I really do not think Marshall has made a great amp since the early 80's. I am so keeping my Engl Artist Edition (Which I got here at Musician's Friend). For just a bit more beans you get such greater, clearer tone.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great amp!

        By John

        from Colorado

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Marshall 2555X Silver Jubilee 100W Tube Guitar Head:

        Let me start by saying this is great amp. You can get a wide variety of sounds. However, do not expect to get great sounds at low volumes. It will do metal if if you use an over drive. For me it seemed to lack a bit of low end unless the bass was turned to 3 o'clock. The EQ is great but it does take some time to dial in a good sound. If you gig this is a fantastic amp, you will definitely cut through the mix.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Value, Tone, and Goodness

        By Ron

        from Virginia

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Marshall 2555X Silver Jubilee 100W Tube Guitar Head:

          Great amp. I bought this earlier in 2015 when they came out. The crunch tone is intoxicating. Unique JCM800 style voicing. I have it matched with an older 1980s vintage Silver Jub cab with original G12T-75s. Fantastic! What gets me is the price point versus the 2203X. THE 2555X is a great value for a 100W all tube Marshall JCM 800 style amp. All the tones you want are at your fingertips.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Updating my review

          By brimac99

          from Florida

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Marshall 2555X Silver Jubilee 100W Tube Guitar Head:

            I wanted to update my review. I love this amp even more that I've used it for a while & the sound is awesome. I wanted to add how quiet this amp is even on high gain you don't get all that hiss that most high gain amps have. It has an awesome noise reducing circuit built into the head to give you all the rich overdrive you need without the noise & hiss. Even with pedals in front of it very little noise that my band members love. I put a reverb pedal in the effects loop for my reverb fix with also no noise. Love it!! You won't be disappointed!!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This amp is awesome!!

            By brimac99

            from Florida

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Powerful
            • Very interactive controls

            Cons

            • Needs LED for footswitch.
            • Wish it had reverb.

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Marshall 2555X Silver Jubilee 100W Tube Guitar Head:

            This amp is a Beast! It has great tone & very interactive controls to dial in just about any sound you can imagine. It performs great at bedroom volume with lots of punch. I just wish it had reverb, a button for effect loop bypass & an LED on the footswitch for overdrive but the tone is awesome. Love that is has a half power switch & sounds great in both power levels.

            (1 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice job marshall

            By al

            from Buffalo, NY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Comments about Marshall 2555X Silver Jubilee 100W Tube Guitar Head:

            This is a GREAT sounding amp. Like any marshall tube amp the louder it is, the better it sounds. This amp has a great master volume. It still sounds good at bedroom levels though. The note definition and articulation is amazing as is the smoothness of the overdrive. The tone is thick and just perfect. Highly recommended.

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