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Restoring an original ‘65 Marshall BluesBreaker

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I have no idea what I'm looking at, so I'll just say "Great Work, Sport!" and be on my way.

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Not being a Marshall guy since about 1973, I never knew the JTM 45 had tremolo. I was sort of perplexed when Fender came out with some EC -Vibro-something, when I can't think of one recording where he used trem, although there must be a few.

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It'll start to look like something by next week. The JTM45 combos had tremolo, and it was optional in the heads - although very few heads have surfaced like that.

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EWWWWW. Amp guts! Icky!

Better you than me, Cap'n Capacitance.

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I’m anxious to see how this turns out. I’m on the fence whether to build a JTM45 or a JMP50. I had a quad of original GEC KT66’s, but sold them with the QUAD ll amps they were attached to. BIG regret.

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EWWWWW. Amp guts! Icky!

Better you than me, Cap'n Capacitance.

– Proteus

Sounds like the cap'n got capped in the past! Lol

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Looks like great work and an admirable project. Your client/buddy will be very pleased!

I would suggest another cab builder (from experience). Hopefully you didn't send him a deposit yet.

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Wow - That's the sort of job I like doing! Really pleased to see you going the extra mile and getting the right components for it - that will really make a difference. I'm sure Mojo would be able to make you a cab just how you like but you have to be very explicit with them.

Powdog if it helps I have built both JTM45s and JMP50s and I find the JMP50 more usable but very loud! I once built a '68 spec 50W head with Marstran trannies and it sounded so authentic it was crazy.

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RS, I was thinking the same thing. Thank you for all the feedback. I leaned on Swanson, so the cab should be here very soon. The project will evolve rapidly after that. I know guts aren't that interesting to people who aren't techs, so I will have other shots of the cabinet and stuff this week, hopefully. I'm going to give the cabinet a "patina" to match the chassis.

And, yes, we did pop for the $350 Eric Collins fret cloth. Yikes!

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I just sold a pair of Genelex KT-66's,would have been great for that project.

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And, yes, we did pop for the $350 Eric Collins fret cloth. Yikes!

Heck, I don't know why you even bothered to restore the chassis. According to the Collins website, most of the tone comes from the cloth anyway.

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And, yes, we did pop for the $350 Eric Collins fret cloth. Yikes!

Heck, I don't know why you even bothered to restore the chassis. According to the Collins website, most of the tone comes from the cloth anyway.

– Afire

He sure seems to think so!!

I don’t have any original KT66 gold lion tubes, so reissues will do the trick.

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No one will ever see this little Easter egg, but instead of a plain old diode in the tremolo isolator, I used an LED. A big blue one. It pulsates at the speed of the tremolo. Pretty cool.

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Now that's cool.

And the work in there looks ridiculously antiseptic. You're a craftsman is what you are.

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It’s time to load her up. It’s studio quiet, the KT66s are biased to perfection, and the tremolo is swampy and strong. There was an extra hole in the chassis so I added a variable “Raw” control, that phases out the tone controls completely the more you turn it up.

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A couple of proper16 Ohm Celestion speakers will provide the famous impedance mismatch that is allegedly part of the Clapton tone.

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I earned this. I estimate about 70 hours total.

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Over the weekend, I will give the cabinet a patina to match the age of the chassis.

In the tweed amp that I built for Joe that was my own design, I actually rubbed some dirt from 2120 South Michigan Ave. in Chicago inside the back of the cabinet. My aging process goes the extra mile.

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Yeah man! Class act. Wish we could hear it.


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