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Marshall 1987X Vintage Reissue 50W Valve Amp Head

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Elliot Stent

With Marshall Amplificiation only bringing the best to the table, offering top-grade equipment that has stood the tests of time for decades, we can safely say that the Vintage Reissue 1987X 50w Guitar Amp Head only adds to the wealth of the Marshall collection. This is one gloriously articulate Head that oozes vintage class and sound, showcasing all the iconic tone and cosmetics that make Marshall the worldly appreciated amp manufacturer it is!

Offering guitarists all over the world absolutely gorgeous vintage, over-driven tone, the Marshall Vintage Reissue 1987X 50w Guitar Amp Head delivers every time. Sharing the same Plexi front and rear panel features as the 1959SLP, do not be fooled that it's a perfect replica of it. Showcasing a wealth of its own unique characteristics, you'll be spoilt by its voicing and playability.

What Marshall say about the Vintage Reissue 1987X 50w Guitar Amp Head :

While the 50 Watt 1987X head shares the same ‘Plexi’ front and rear panel features as the 1959SLP, it has its own distinctive sonic personality. More aggressive than the ’60s ‘Plexis’, the 1987X is much more of the ’72 period, with a heady, sweet/aggressive tone.
These tonal characteristics are what define this much respected all-valve head. Much care and effort has gone into ensuring that the 1987X remains true to those tonal characteristics, as well as ensuring it remains aesthetically true to the original ‘Plexi’.
The only modern addition to this re-issue is a tonally transparent Series FX Loop.



  • Model: 1987X
  • Range: Vintage Reissue
  • Technology: Valve
  • Channels: 2 (Split), non-master volume


  • Output Wattage: 50W
  • Outputs: 2 x 1/4" jack speaker outputs, selectable 16Ω/ 8Ω / 4Ω load
  • Inputs: 4 (2 x high, 2 x low) "Lead and Bass"
  • Controls: Presence, bass, middle, treble, high treble/loudness I, normal/loudness II
  • Effects: None
  • Effects Loop: Yes, Send/Return


  • Preamp Valves: 2 x ECC83, 1 x ECC83 (phase splitter)
  • Power Amp Valves: 2 x EL34


  • Footswitch: None
  • Cable: Detachable power cable included, speaker cable included


  • Weight: 15.3 kg / 34 lbs
  • Width: 660 mm / 26"
  • Height: 260 mm / 10.2"
  • Depth: 205 mm / 8.1"
Inc. VAT


Next Delivery Due: Wednesday, 29 April 2020  

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