Marshall 2555 JCM Slash
For a few
years I have been looking for Silver Jubilee amps. I managed to get the
2554 small combo and the 2550 50w head. The 2550 is now a regular in my
live setup for the band Hitmachine. It's the perfect amp for that band.
Having a 50w head is great but a 100w head must be even greater :-)
Unfortunatly there are few available and if one pops up on the market
the bidding usually gets out of hand. When I came across a 2555 I got
lucky as this one is more of a hidden gem in the Silver Jubilee line.
It's not a Silver Jubilee per say but rather a perfect replica made 9
years later on request from Slash who for years have been using the
Silver Jubilees (still does ...)
So I am really happy to add this to my collection. It's looks great and
seems to be in real good condition. It sounds even better than the 50w
and it will soon be my new main live amp !
What is super cool is having the matching Marshall 1960 Slash signature
4x12 Cabinett with Vintage 30 speakers.
amplifier that has received a lot of attention recently is the Marshall
limited edition JCM Slash Signature Model Stack. Marshall advertisements
proclaim this product to be a "deadly accurate reissue of the all-tube,
100 watt Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555, first released in 1987."
Marshall released the first photo of the amp in guitar magazines in
April 1996, but I'm sure that this was introduced previous to that at
the 1996 NAMM show.The amps are already at dealers. Marshall literature
states that this is a limited edition of 3000 units. If you try one at
your local dealer and like it, you'd better buy it now. Marshall
indicates as of 8/97 that this amp has "sold out."
The Slash model speaker cabinets come with a snakeskin vinyl cover. It
looks very cool and will guarantee that the cabinet vinyl convering and
speaker grille remains intact that much longer. I wish more of their
cabinets came with slip-on vinyl covers! The matching cabinets feature a
An easily overlooked difference between the special edition amps and the
regular 100 watt tube heads in the JCM 900 line is that the Slash head
offers impedance selections of 4, 8, and 16 ohms. This allows the
guitarist to drive four 1960 series 4x12 cabinets in parallel (i.e., 4
ohms). The SL-X and Dual Reverb heads only allow impedance options of 8
and 16 ohms (i.e., one or two 16 ohm cabinets).
The Slash amplifier also features two pull knobs to change channels and
to kick in extra gain. So for the guitarist who's stuck at the gig with
a broken footswitch, changing channels can still be accomplished (albeit
Physical size of the head is the same as the SL-X (see specifications
section for that head). See also our page of suggested tone settings for
the Slash Signature and Silver Jubilee model amps.