This amp has been my baby and it’s going to be really hard to let it go. I live in a small house with three kids and barely get to play now that I have a baby daughter. I’m going to be more realistic and sell off my tube amp collection.
Marshall LEM 1992 Lemmy Kilmister Signature Amp- I bought this amp brand new from an authorized dealer and it is in MINT shape. This is my all time favourite tube amp and I was really hoping to be able to keep it forever. These are rare as hell and I’ve never seen another one for sale used. They are no longer made, so if you want one, this is your best bet.
This amp is a modified Superbass based on Lemmy’s actual amp “Murder One”. It’s 100 watts, but my God it is LOUD. I’ve knocked pictures off the wall with this bad boy and shook the whole house with the volume on 2. If you go to the “Loudest Band You Have Ever Seen Live” thread, the most prevalent response was Motorhead and Lemmy doesn’t go though the PA, just two of these bad boys running his cabs. THAT is how loud this head is. I’m going to use a description from a review done on this amp. I feel the description is spot on.
“The power amp section features four EL34 valves to provide the 100 watt output whilst the preamp consists of three ECC83 valves for gain and tonal colouring. Built to last, the amp recreates Lemmy’s own 1992 Super Bass head, politely titled “Murder One” and features the resplendent gold crests and single red plastic corner of the original. For the purpose of this commemoration Marshall have attempted to source parts and components from the original suppliers of the 1992 model although to facilitate a wider breadth of tone, certain sonic elements of the 100 watt Super Lead amp have been incorporated. In theory, this should tighten the sound up and improve the already blistering high end on offer.
The amp comes with two channels and four inputs, channel one offering a brighter tone via Volume I compared to channel two which has a relatively flat tone, operated from Volume II, prior to anything being added from the amp. This amp has huge potential should you own a bass with stereo outputs as you can run the amp in such a way that each output from the bass can utilize the different inputs and balance output from the separate volumes. But even with a standard mono-equipped bass it should be possible to coax a fairly monstrous tone from this set-up. The controls all felt very sturdy and turned smoothly. In fact, the whole amp looks great with the distinctive vintage Marshall vibe pouring from it.”
There are two channels, each channel has two inputs, one for high gain and one for low gain. Channel one is based on the Super Lead and has a lot more treble response. Channel two has a much more vintage vibe. It has that super punch vintage vibe that I just love. This amp has by far the best vintage style tone of any amp I’ve ever heard. If you really want to destroy things, you can run a cable from one channel into the other channel for a truly other worldly tone. It has the best of both channels and just roars.
Price: $1599 plus shipping in the lower 48. These were $3000 new from every dealer that sold them!!!!! The amp is in absolutely mint condition with very low hours on the tubes. It comes with the cover, paperwork, signed certificate from Lemmy and Jim Marshall, Lemmy picks and ships in the original box.
I haven't taken any pictures of my amp yet, but I'll post actual pics soon!