Marshall announces Paul Weller signature amp

27th Feb 2009 | 16:36

Childline charity to benefit from sales

Marshall Amplification has announced details of a limited edition of just 50 1987X-PW combos based on the rare 2100 Lead and Bass 50 amplifier that Paul Weller has been plugging in to for more than a decade.

Marshall's Lead and Bass 50 amplifiers were only manufactured in small numbers between 1973-76, and Weller's 1976 model has been lovingly recreated tonally.

Aesthetically, there's the obvious addition of the classic off-white levant and baffle complete with mod target.

To commemorate Weller's 50thbirthday, with every 1987X-PW sold, Marshall will make a sizeable donation to Childline, the UK children's charity.

Priced at £999, the amplifier features:

Output: 50-watts (RMS)
Speakers: 2 x G12C Greenback
Channel I: 1987 Super Lead
Channel II: 1986 Super Bass
Three-band EQ
Pre-Amp Valves: 3 x ECC83
Power Amp Valves: 2 x EL34
Dimensions: 740 x 610 x 265mm
Weight: 30.2 kg

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