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Marshall announces Paul Weller signature amp

Try using a patch lead to jump the channels, turn up very loud, enjoy...
Try using a patch lead to jump the channels, turn up very loud, enjoy...

Marshall Amplification has announced details of a limited edition of just 50 1987X-PW combos based on the rare 2100 Lead and Bass 50 amplifier that Paul Weller has been plugging in to for more than a decade.

Marshall's Lead and Bass 50 amplifiers were only manufactured in small numbers between 1973-76, and Weller's 1976 model has been lovingly recreated tonally.

Aesthetically, there's the obvious addition of the classic off-white levant and baffle complete with mod target.

To commemorate Weller's 50thbirthday, with every 1987X-PW sold, Marshall will make a sizeable donation to Childline, the UK children's charity.

Priced at £999, the amplifier features:

Output: 50-watts (RMS)
Speakers: 2 x G12C Greenback
Channel I: 1987 Super Lead
Channel II: 1986 Super Bass
Three-band EQ
Pre-Amp Valves: 3 x ECC83
Power Amp Valves: 2 x EL34
Dimensions: 740 x 610 x 265mm
Weight: 30.2 kg

Chris Vinnicombe worked with us here on the MusicRadar team from the site's initial launch way back in 2007, and also contributed to Guitarist magazine as Features Editor until 2014, as well as Total Guitar magazine, amongst others. These days he can be found at Gibson Guitars, where he is editor-in-chief.