The Silver Jubilee is back! Marshall have released a reissue of this classic amplifier called the 2555x. Originally launched in 1987 to celebrate 25 years in the amp business the Silver Jubilee is a darker and hotter version of the world renown JCM800 2203 and 2204 and has been used on stages around the world. 27 years after it was taken off the shelves it is back to take the world by storm.
Fans of the original will be happy to know that this reissue is as close to the original circuit as you can get without going and trying to find one of the originals. This 100w/50w switchable all valve head does have a few functional improvements over the original but in terms of sound you can't improve on perfection. Rated at 100w this three mode two channel amplifier uses four EL34 power amp tubes and three ECC83 preamp tubes to provide incredible levels of high gain loveliness.
Its signature and unique three 'mode' preamp system the clean mode which as the name suggests is a clean mode with little to no drive that will cut through a mix really well. The Rhythm Clip mode adds slightly more gain to the signal and fattens up the sound to make sure you are heard and finally you have a footswitchable lead mode which is perfect for those classic British rock solos.
The key to the design of the Marshall Silver Jubilee is in the name. With silver tolex covering the head and a chrome metal front instead of the standard gold this amplifier will be noticed on any stage. Just like the original 1987 version the 2555x head has been designed with the same silver aesthetic that made the amp so eye catching in the first place.
- MODEL: 2555X
- RANGE: VINTAGE RE-ISSUE
- TECHNOLOGY: VALVE
- CHANNELS: 2
- WATTAGE: 50/100
- INPUTS: 1
- CONTROLS: INPUT GAIN, LEAD MASTER, OUTPUT MASTER, TREBLE, MIDDLE, BASS, PRESENCE
- PREAMP: 3 x ECC83
- POWER AMP: 4 x EL34
- CABLES: SPEAKER & POWER
- (W x H x D): 750mm x 230mm x 310mm
- WEIGHT (KG): 22.1
- FOOTSWITCH: SINGLE BUTTON CHANNEL CHANGE