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.
It is a point to point turret board construction using fibreglass boards I made myself by hand.

The Jack Daniels tin was made in the USA at an unknown time in the past. It certainly isn't new and was in just the right condition to suit the part. A few minor scratches and dents that add to the entire Povtech concept.
I reinforced the top, front and back and sides with 2mm aluminium.
This tin had no gold on it so I decided to make it a black and silver affair. The handles are chromed steel and the nameplate is stainless steel.
This one I'm calling Povtech Neoveau

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:
2 X EL84 (JJ )
2 X 12AX7S (JJ)
EZ81 (JJ)
Transformers are Classic Tone by Magnetic Components in Chicago
JJ power filter capacitors
Sprague Orange Drop signal capacitors
Sprague Atom cathode capacitors.

Class AB
Power: 18W RMS
Weight 5.2 kg (11.5 lb)

It is wired up for 240V operation but I can change that to 120V if required.

Price: Au$700 plus postage and handling



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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.