Marshall JCM 2550 / 2558 Silver Jubilee 50 Watt 2 x 12 Combo VINTAGE 1987
Just in at Diablo Guitars is this rare and killer sounding Marshall Silver Jubilee 2 x 12 Combo.
In 1987 Marshall brought out its Silver Jubilee series for its 25th anniversary. In the ‘80s, the hot-rodded Marshall was all the craze, with Marshalls being modified in all kinds of ways around the world for more preamp-gain as well as options such as direct outs and effects loops. Again, the desire has always been and continued to be to get more distortion at lower levels and this was before the era of the hot plate or a power soak of any kind. Marshall set out to produce its own hot-rodded from the factory amplifier and the various 50 and 100 watt Silver Jubilee amps were born. They looked cool as well with chrome mirrored panels and unique silver tolex.
These amps have their own unique sonic structure and are extremely versatile. The tone circuits worked much more dramatically when one would turn up or down the tone shaping controls (bass, mids, treble, presence). More gain was also produced, thanks to a diode circuit that provided additional distortion from one of the gain stages. Because of the design of the amp itself, which really has a well-designed preamp tone stage in particular, the Jubilee amps enjoy widespread popularity and have become extremely sought after and collectable today.
The modern features such as an effects loop, direct out, a channel switching modes brought further versatility to the amp. This series does a jaw dropping job of capturing the essence of the earlier Marshall tones as well as capturing the very best of the modern higher-gain sounds. Marshall did a beautiful job refining this preamp circuit and the design. Since the Jubilee series were newly-tuned circuits, Marshall seemed to put more care into the final tone and design of these models than they did with the regular JCM 800 line when the cost-cutting went into effect!
The amp is in very good condition. It’s been fully serviced and sounds incredible! There are some rips in the tolex all documented in the photos above. It has signs of general wear and tear and is also missing the silver mounting caps for the top handle. We DO NOT have the footswitch. Amp will be shipped with out it.
- Legendary Marshall Tone
- A favorite guitar amplifier of rock guitarists including Slash
- 2-channel, 50-watt all-tube amplifier includes high-/low-output switching
- Decked out in dazzling silver vinyl and outfitted with vintage appointments
- Loaded with 2 x 12″ original G12 Vintage Celestion Speakers
- Power: 50W (tube)
- Tubes: three 12AX7 (preamp); Two 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: 4, 8, 16 ohms
- Selectable 120, 220, 240
- FX loop
- Direct output
- Weight: 69 lbs 13 oz
- Selectable 120, 220, 240 Mains
- Made in England
- Serial #02083