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Forgot your password? By bobefann , May 11, in Amps. I've heard Carbon dating is fairly accurate, try taking a 2" diameter core sample and sending it to a local university If the speakers are original, they should have a date code stamped or printed on them. See the Celestion website for more details. Marshall cabs are really hard to date. They don't like it when you just start right off the back trying to go for insertion.
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Reply to this topic Insert image from URL. Some amps won't fit into these series like the recent Class 5 Combo or various signature and limited edition modelsso using the serial number will be your best bet to hone in on a specific date of manufacture.
dating-marshall-cabinets-by-serial-number: dating marshall cabinets by serial number. Marshall JVM H EVH III 50w. EVH 4x12 Cab original. Jcm a cab with G12T75 and Vintage 30's. Marshall Carvin G The guide below will help you quickly and clearly date Marshall amps and cabinets, without us waxing poetic about their influence. Before we.
To find the serial number on your Marshall amp, start by looking at the back panel of your amp. For models made between -the serial number will be on the front panel. Keep in mind that no reliable serial number information exists for pre Marshall amps, so if your amp doesn't have a number matching one of the formats below, it is likely pre and identifiable by features rather than serial number. Click on the links here to jump directly to the serial number style that matches your instrument:.
The earliest Marshall amp models did not have model codes or any official serialization, though some models had a simple sequential four-digit numbering system inside the back panel.
These numbers supposedly started with and progressed from there, starting with at the beginning of Often these specimens produced between October and December had an offset chassis.
Look for original black levant covering, a gray grille and the old block-style Marshall logo. From January to Junemodel codes were used but no known serial numbers accompanied them.
This era saw the advent of Plexiglas panels giving rise to the "Plexi" name and four-digit model numbers. Amps from this era still have the block-style Marshall logo and a centered chassis.
Anyone ever do this? Did the relationship last?:D Seriously though, I just got an older JCM A 4x12 cab and I'm trying to figure out what. Dating a Marshall amplifier can be a daunting task for even the most Cabinets have corner-lock joints with a quality control signature inside. Where do I find out how to date a Marshall cab? Posted May 11, do a google search for "marshall date code". Quote.
The model codes below should help you identify which model you have, while the characteristics described for each year should help with dating. Starting in JulyMarshall starting using official serial codes.
They were initially broken down into three parts: the model code, the serial production number and the date code. Marshall used letters as a date code to represent year of production.
What indicators can I use to date an old Marshall cab without using speaker codes? For example, plastic handles vs metal. Grill cloth type. etc. I'm fairly certain the speakers are original because I bought the cabinet in from the original owner and he wasn't the type to change out 8. Now with cabinets! This page contains a database with Marshall 4x12 and 8x10 cabinet specifications. It can help owners to date their cab by looking for.
It's important to note that, prior tothis letter came last. The letter B was skipped, as were the letters I, O and Q since they might be confused for numbers. Use the model codes and date codes below to determine the model and age of your amp. From January to Septemberthe three-part coding was used by Marshall but the date code letter was moved from the end to the middle. The same model codes from the previous section of this article still apply, although the model code "RI" is also seen for reissues.
The additional date codes for this era are below. Starting in OctoberMarshall moved away from stamped metal plate serials and began using stickers with a xx-xxxxx-xx format serial and a bar code.
Been searching high and low to find a source to date a used Marshall A cabinet that I bought without any success. I'm guessing this one to.
Cabinets had serials at this point as well. The sticker-based nine digit scheme lasted through July For example, the serial number would tell us that this amp was made in 96production numberand it was made during the 34th 34 week of that year. Starting in AugustMarshall moved to their current serial number scheme, which is easier to understand and gives more information than previous schemes.
These current serial numbers are arranged in a letter-ten digits-letter format A-xxxx-xx-xxxx-A.
These are still found on stickers with a bar code on the back of the amp. For example, a serial number of MB would indicate an amp made in England M in during the 38th week of the year, production numberset up for use in the United States B. If the speakers in your Marshall cabinet or combo are original, they can provide another piece of evidence when determining the date of manufacture.
As many cabinets did not have official serial numbers beforethis can be especially helpful in dating earlier specimens.New Grill Cloth Install for Marshall 1960B Cab
Marshall has always used Celestion speakers standard from the factory, and thankfully, Celestion has been very consistent in coding their speakers. There have been three coding schemes used by Celestion since Marshall's birth as a company, each using some combination of day, month and year. Using the month and year codes below, and knowing what order they are in for different eras, you can easily decode a Celestion speaker's age.
Example: In the mid '60s the order was day-month-year, so a code showing 13DL would indicate a speaker made on the 13th of April, The month codes below remained consistent from forward, but there have been several eras of year codes.