Selling a late '80s Marshall IBS series 3540 head in excellent condition. I picked this up locally in a package deal with the matching 4x10" cab, which I would like to keep. The amp is 200w per channel into a 4 ohm load and can do bi-amp or full range. It has a very good 5 band EQ plus a mid shift "contour" control, and a foot switchable boost function with variable level. The amp is clean with minor scratchiness on the pots and is very loud. It has a very British sound, I'd say close to a Trace type tone. The EQ is pretty aggressive and it can get overdriven if pushed. It's not from the later DBS series but I'd say it shares some of the same tonality. I was able to get some decent Muse sounds out of it with a Big Muff, and it would do pretty well for a lot of other aggressive music. It really needs two 4 ohm cabs to shine, much like the old SVT-400T and other lead sleds of this era.
It's heavy and very well built. It can be rack mounted (3U) and comes in a nice Marshall tolex head shell. The front plastic overlay is wavy at the edges but not torn.
Asking $200 plus shipping in the US. I will ship internationally but buyer pays for it. This is factory set to run at 120v but can be wired for 240v.
Back (note balanced XLR out, effects loop, biamp jacks, and 200W / channel dual power amps.)
Guts (note massive toroidal power transformer and pristine condition.)
Next up, a Marshall JCM800 4x10" bass cabinet. This is also in excellent condition, no major damage to tolex or grill. It's about 3" deeper than a standard Marshall 1960B, but a 1960A will still stack on top. The outside dimensions are the typical Marshall 30" x 30", and it has casters installed. A lot of the seven-string guitar guys use these as bottom cabs for extra bass, but I found it to be more mid-punchy than deep. This would rule stacked with a slant 4x12" in a doom metal type rig, or with the JCM800 1x15" cab which seems to be more prevalent than these 4x10"s.
Asking $300 local pickup in Raleigh, NC. I'm willing to drive a reasonable distance from 27603 for gas money and possibly tacos. I get to decide what is a reasonable distance.
Pics to follow this afternoon.