Replacement Marshall Valve Kit for Marshall 35th Anniversary Bluesbreaker 1997 amplifier.
This superb valve kit is carefully selected to get the very best out of this amazing limited edition amplifier.
This kit comprises:
- 2 x Selected Premium Grade Electro Harmonix 12AX7EH Preamp valves (also known as 12AX7).
- 1 x Selected Premium Grade Electro Harmonix Balanced 12AX7EH for the phase inverter in position V3.
- 2 x Original Premium Garde Marshall EL34 Power Valves/Power Tubes.
About this Marshall amp.
The original Marshall model 1961 combo came into being following a request by Eric Clapton to Jim Marshall for an amp that would fit in the boot of his car. With this amp and a 1960 Gibson Les Paul, Eric walked into Decca Studios in March 1966 and… you know the rest. This amp was henceforth known as the ‘Bluesbreaker’.
Essentially this limited edition is a JTM45 built into a cabinet and was available in either a 4×10 or 2×12 layout. At only 35 watts and built into an open-backed cabinet, the amp could be turned up louder to achieve the overdriven sound that it was to become famous for.
In 1997, for the 35th Anniversary of the amp, just 250 were produced in white Tolex.
Various power valves have been used in these amps so just check yours has EL34 valves before you order. It is quite common to see 6L6GC valves in those amps shipped overseas.