The next step in the Marshall story, the JMP range can arguably be considered the classic Marshall tone, heard on so many records and the benchmark for what rock guitar was to sound like for most of the 70s and into the 80s. The JMP 1992 Super Bass 100’s held in high regard by not only the bass playing community but became the preferred foil for players such as Jimi Hendrix, Paul Kossoff and Jimmy Page.
Cosmetically this head is in reasonable condition. There are a few tears and rips here and there and paint has been applied to cover slightly larger patches of damage. The tolex on the underside seems to have been worn the most. The badge has been damaged and the broken piece is long lost.
The metal front is in reasonably condition as you expect.
Internally there doesn’t seem to be any changes as you can tell by the plethora of red ink marks on the solder joints. Drake transformers look to be correct and in good condition. There is some corrosion on the chassis though this is only superficial. The power socket has been changed to a modern IEC type.
This is a great sounding head, which will come as no surprise I’m sure. Plenty of those classic tones on tap with enough volume to keep up.
From Marshall’s first iconic period, this would make an excellent addition to any collection or even out on the highways and byways, smoking up stages wherever it lands. Grab it before it gets away…