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Marshall 1960A vs 1960B 4x12 Cab Comparison
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Dating a marshall 4x12 cabinet .. without speaker codes
Not trying to hijack, but I have the same question. I have an old Marshall cab without the original speakers. How can I date manufacture date that is a cab without the original speakers? After looking at the Database site, I would guess a cab.
Is there any way to be sure? More info.
I don't have pics right now. But if they would help, I can post some later. Thanks for the help.
May 01, anyone know of an online resource that can help date a Marshall cabinet? other than by speaker codes? i found a local person who claims to have a "60's or 70's Marshall 4x12 cabinet" for a really nice price. but he's too far to drive to just have a look. on the phone he claimed it could even be a 90's! i'd like to narrow down this cab's age before i make the trip. Jul 18, To find the serial number on your Marshall amp, start by looking at the back panel of your amp. For models made between - , the serial number will be on the front panel. Keep in mind that no reliable serial number information exists for pre Marshall amps, so if your amp doesn't have a number matching one of the formats below, it Author: Peter Schu.
Aug 3, 6. Using the month and year codes below, and knowing what order they are in for different eras, you can easily decode a Celestion speaker's age.
Feb 28, Been searching high and low to find a source to date a used Marshall A cabinet that I bought without any success. I'm guessing this one to be a 70s model. The speaker jack is located at the bottom of the cab and just above it is a round metal ID plate that has a 4 digit serial number. Can anyone confirm the date with that spaker jack spec or point me to a serial . Marshall Bar Code and Seriel Number Dating Scheme. Post by surfnorthwest Wed Jan 23, am. If your amp or speaker enclosure sports a black-ink-on-white-background barcode label on the chassis or back of the cabinet, then you know that the product was manufactured somewhere between and the present. How to read the serial. rows Model: Serial no. Year: Color: Handles: Castor cups: Backpanel: Grillcloth: Corner .
Example: In the mid '60s the order was day-month-year, so a code showing 13DL would indicate a speaker made on the 13th of April, The month codes below remained consistent from forward, but there have been several eras of year codes.
Check the era below that applies to your speaker.
Re: Marshall Cab Dating/ID help
During this four year stretch, Celestion speaker codes followed a day-month-year format. See the year codes below through The year codes changed after this, so using other pieces of evidence to make sure you have pre speakers is important. If you have a speaker older than this, the year codes move backwards through the alphabet to A, which would be During this era, Celestion speaker codes followed a month-year-day format. The year codes started over, with beginning at A.
Currently, Celestion speaker codes follow a day-month-year format. The year codes started over, with beginning at B, oddly enough.
The serial number is one part of the puzzle when dating an amp, but cross-checking the originality of the different parts, including tubes, wiring, transformers, knobs, etc. If you're about to put down a hefty sum on a vintage Marshall, we strongly encourage you to consult multiple sources to determine the exact age and originality of the amp.
It should also be noted that there may be some signature models and limited editions that will vary slightly from the Marshall serial number formats described here, but in general, determining the year will be the same. We can hardly express enough how grateful we are for the hard work that the good folks at Vintage Marshall Amps website, Michael Doyle and Nick Bowcott, all of whom have done an immense amount of work to increase the accuracy and availability of information on Marshall amps.
Aug 03, I'm pretty sure that's a too, from the serial number - you can date them that way, if you have other known examples to compare to. I've had a few Marshall pieces, all with serials in the series. The features fit as well. Marshall amps with a Serial Number: We do not have serial number information on Marshall Amps before The serial number is usually located on the back panel of the chassis but some amplifiers made between had them on the front panel. From July to December , the date letter was put after the serial number. Apr 24, I am looking at buying a JCM its serial number starts with Mxxx-B. i recall someplace typing in the serial number for my DSL and it decoding it to the correct model. i can't find that anymore.
Reverb Articles. Before we begin, a few caveats: Marshall model numbers look like years. If your amp says Model on the inside, that does not mean it was made in This is probably the biggest area of confusion when dating Marshall amps. True serial numbers weren't really used by Marshall until Julyso specimens made prior to that can only be accurately dated to a fuzzy span of several years.
Marshall cabinet serial number dating
All Marshall amps originally came with Celestion speakers, so in cases where the speakers are original, speaker date codes can be used to date earlier amps. Marshall cabinets didn't officially include serial numbers until October As a result, dating cabs can be more art than science.
Does it have a bar code? Yes read on No scroll down to the seriel nuber section Marshall began using a nine-digit bar code label beginning in If your amp or speaker enclosure sports a black-ink-on-white-background barcode label on the chassis or back of the cabinet, then you know that the product was manufactured somewhere between and the present.
How to read the bar code Ignore the bar code on the first line.
Look at the numbers on the second line. The first two digits are the year. The last two denote the month.
The five digits in between are the serial number. Have an older Marshall without a bar code?
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