30w 1×12 Combo
Celestion Vintage 30 Speaker
Re-valved with Sovtek 5881’s and Electro Harmonix 12AX7’s
Vent added to top panel & power valves moved to sit vertically downwards from the chassis
Features a DI XLR output on rear panel with very accurate speaker emulation. This allows the valve driven pre-amp signal to be routed direct to the mixing desk before the power amp section of the JTM30 – fantastic tone at the desk without the need for ear-splitting volume onstage.
Using the clean channel, this amp seems to be the closest sounding Marshall I have played to the 1966 JTM 45 I once owned. It has pretty much all the tone without the loud hum I remember. Unforunately they suffered from over heating problems & I’ve added a vent to the top of mine.
The vent alone didnt prove to be enough, and after a second complete overheating failure, I decided to physically move the power valves. So far it seems to have done the job but I don’t trust it for gigs yet.
Gigged recenlty running along side another combo as a back up. 2 gigs in and confidence building 🙂Power amp valve relocation Click Here Celestion Vintage 30
Back in 1986 a new breed of hard rock player was on the rise. To meet the demands of the players and their increasingly ‘hot-rodded’ amplifiers, we set out to develop a modern speaker, capable of handling much more power and overdrive. To achieve this, we coupled our ‘H’ magnet (the closest in performance to Alnico) with a new cone and voice coil employing contemporary materials.
Our most revealing speaker, the Vintage 30 features enormously detailed and complex overtones, a warm low-end, a famously rich vocal mid-range and a beautifully detailed top-end. Used singly to reveal the complexities in hand-wired boutique amps, or in quartets for a wonderfully intricate vintage 3D crunch, the Vintage 30 sound has been captured on thousands of recordings from a diverse range of notable players including Slash, Steve Stevens and Peter Frampton.