December 2008

Marshall 1974x (18W)

8 December 2008

The Marshall 1974x (better known as the Marshall 18W) was an amplifier produced by Marshall from 1965 to 1968. At only 18W and being a combo amp with a single 12” speaker the amp was a change of pace from the loud 50W-100W Marshall stacks of the time.

Though the 18W was never super popular during its production years it became very popular years later. With its small size, lower power output and great classic Marshall tone it became a big hit with players. The 18W has also become popular with guitarists and DIYers wanting to build their own tube amp. With its fairly simple circuitry and great Marshall tone the 18W lends itself nicely to building. [you know you want to read more…]