Plexi Tone in a 20-watt Head
Ask any amp aficionado which amplifier led the rock revolution, and you’ll get a near-unanimous response: the Marshall 1959 Super Lead. The Studio Vintage takes that legendary tone and packs it into a 20-watt head. Plug in, and you’ll experience saturated blues grit and biting leads — the iconic Plexi tone. The Studio Vintage has plenty of player-friendly features on tap, such as four separate inputs, high- and low-sensitivity loudness controls, a 3-band EQ with Presence control, an effects loop, and a DI output. Worried about disturbing your neighbors? Don’t — the Studio Vintage’s power reduction circuit takes its wattage down to a bedroom-friendly five watts. If you want cranked Plexi tones from a compact, studio-sized amp, Marshall’s Studio Vintage absolutely nails it.
1959 Plexi — the amplifier that led the rock revolution
The Studio Vintage is a low-watt version of Marshall’s 1959 Super Lead, a.k.a. the coveted Plexi. Townshend, Clapton, and Hendrix, to name a few, all played the 1959 Super Lead. This is the iconic amplifier that defined the sound of rock ’n’ roll for generations of guitar players, and it can be seen on countless stages of yesterday and today, including Woodstock. If you want the tone that inspired generations of iconic guitarists, plug into a Studio Vintage — it delivers true-to-life Plexi tone!
Loaded with all the player-friendly features you need
Consider yourself lucky, because the Marshall Studio Vintage sports features not found on the original 1959 Super Lead. An effects loop makes integrating your pedals and external processors a breeze. Attaining cranked tones at listenable volumes is a breeze thanks to a power reduction circuit. You also get a DI output for easy recording or routing to a PA. The guitarists at Irvine Art & Music value the Studio Vintage’s modern flexibility almost as much as we appreciate its classic tone.
Marshall Studio Vintage Tube Head Features:
- Packs the legendary tone of a 1959 Super Lead into a 20-watt head
- Conjures up saturated blues grit and biting leads — the coveted Plexi sound
- 4 separate inputs for you to blend your sound, along with high- and low-sensitivity loudness knobs
- 3-band EQ with Presence control supplies flexible sound shaping
- Effects loop makes integrating your effects pedals and processors easy
- Power reduction circuit takes wattage down to a bedroom-friendly 5 watts
- DI output for easy recording or routing to a PA
- Number of Channels:Single channel
- Total Power:20W (5W setting)
- Preamp Tubes:3 x 12AX7
- Power Tubes:2 x EL34
- EQ:3-band EQ
- Inputs:2 x 1/4" (high, low treble input), 2 x 1/4" (high, low normal input)
- Outputs:1 x 1/4" (16 ohm), 2 x 1/4" (single 8 ohm or 2 x 16 ohm), 2 x /14" (single 4 ohm or 2 x 8 ohm), 1 x 1/4" (DI out)
- Effects Loop:Yes
- Construction Material:Black Tolex
- Power Source:Standard IEC AC cable
- Weight:20.4 lbs.
- Manufacturer Part Number:M-SV20H-U