The Jack Daniels Marshall
This is a faithful clone of the normal channel of the classic 18W Marshall (model 1974) from 1965. I decided not to include the tremelo channel because it was extra complexity for an effect that is used so infrequently that it couldn't be justified. The only change to the circuit apart from the removal of the tremelo channel was a little extra capacitance in the power supply filter, a design flaw that sorely needed correcting.
The Jack Daniels tin was made in Mansfield, Britain at an unknown time in the past. It certainly isn't new and was in just the right condition to suit the part.
This little thing screams. Surprisingly loud for an 18W amp and when cranked produces those raw overdriven tones that the original is so famous for. Many consider the 18W Marshall to be one of the greatest blues amps ever made and I'm one.
The tube compliment is:
The rust on the power transformer is just two spots on the bell cover. It is in fact an unused transformer prior to this. It had been sitting on my shelf for quite a while. The rust adds mojo. I decided not to clean it off and patch it up because, well, it looked cool..
Price: Au$650 plus postage and handling
Jack Daniels and Marshall are registered trademarks of their respective companies and have no connection with this amp in any way other than I explain above.