1972 Marshall Major (Stock Number 1978) Bass 200w Valve Amplifier.
This 200w Marshall was the result of a recognition for a demand of high-powered amplifiers. The 100w amplifier was redesigned in order to fit the bill and these KT88 200w became a favourite for many, including Ritchie Blackmore. To find one up for sale is virtually unheard of!
Where can you go where Marshall is not a household brand? They are built to the highest quality and are extremely collectable in the modern market year on year, especially these early versions.
Watts: 200 watts
Valves: 4x KT88s + 3x ECC83’s
Transformers: Dagnall & Sutton
We pride ourselves on our inspections and the professional service of each amplifier, for UK regulations,, making this ready to plug in and play.
This amplifier has been a regular player since the early 70s. The cosmetics reflect the fact it has been played, as you can see in the pictures. There are knocks and bruises here and there, but nothing that affects the sound or playability. There has been an extra hole in the front where another indicator has been mounted. There are two extra holes in the back that have been drilled for an unknown reason (no addition to the circuit board as you can see). This is not a perfect amplifier, but a very rare example!
We believe one of the transformers have been changed to a high quality replacement.
One of the best quality amplifiers you’ll find. These exceed the quality of most new amplifiers and are always on the increase in regards to collectability.
Come along and have a play!
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We take all reasonable steps to ensure the equipment has been inspected by a competent person in the UK to ensure it complies with UK safety standards. This may mean it does not comply with the current standards in the country in which it will be subsequently used. It is the purchasers’ responsibility to ensure it is inspected by a competent person knowledgeable with the relevant electrical safety standards within that country, prior to connecting to any live electrical circuit.
It is the philosophy of The Music Locker to keep all items as original as possible, only changing original components when absolutely necessary. This includes valves, capacitors, transformers, potentiometers, frets, etc. This gives the buyer the option of tailoring to their exact needs, and may mean that the item is not operating at optimum performance levels. Therefore, your personal preference may differ, depending on your circumstances (i.e. collector or musician), and you may decide to service the item in more depth upon receiving.
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