Purple Hendrix reissue stack?

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Purple Hendrix reissue stack?

Postby Namar on Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:28 pm

Hello all!

I'm pretty new to posting here, but have been reading for awhile.

In '94, apparently Marshall made a purple Jimi Hendrix commerative reissue stack, a head and two 1982 cabs. I happened to stumble across a web page the other day describing this amp and cab set, and never realized that's what it was before.

The web site has some comments from Mitch Colby saying that they made 100 for the US market, and each is stamped with a unique number to identify it.

I've got one of these cute little purple monsters, and was wondering if anyone has more good info on them? The only stamping on the id tag is a 4 digit number, starting with a 10, then two more numbers which I'm guessing is the 'xx of 100' identifier? The head and both cabs have the same numbers, so it seems they are all matched.

Here's a quick photo, it was an 'all my amps' photo type of thing, and isn't a close up unfortunately, but any sort of info on it would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks for suffering through my babbling!

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Re: Purple Hendrix reissue stack?

Postby Roy Boltz on Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:24 pm

Welcome Namar! very cool looking rig, gotta love that tall purple bottom, I wonder why you dont have a tall slant? I had to recover one of mine purple because the purple ones are scarce! <img src="http://www.mts.net/~boltz/IMG_Barny.jpg" alt=" - " />
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Re: Purple Hendrix reissue stack?

Postby ®ëv. ßïll¥ © on Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:24 pm

I've got the amp and the tall cab.; the amp is now a 'Super Bass', and the cab houses G12H's...
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Re: Purple Hendrix reissue stack?

Postby Marshall Maniac on Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:37 pm

I've got something similar - a purple half-stack from a run of 30 made for guitar center (my head and cab are not a matching pair). I've modified both pieces - side handles on the cab, complete gut and rebuild on the head, with real '68 OT and a Power Scale Kit from London Power.

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Re: Purple Hendrix reissue stack?

Postby ®ëv. ßïll¥ © on Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:58 pm

Originally posted by Marshall Maniac:
I've modified both pieces - side handles on the cab,...
Side handles are for felines... :D :p
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Re: Purple Hendrix reissue stack?

Postby Woody on Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:39 am

Originally posted by ®ev. ß¡££¥¬©:
Originally posted by Marshall Maniac:
[b] I've modified both pieces - side handles on the cab,...
Side handles are for felines... :D :D
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Re: Purple Hendrix reissue stack?

Postby Guest on Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:28 pm

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issued in 1994: Jimi Hendrix Reissue Limited Edition 100 watt Super Lead Marshall full stack (Head Model: 1959LTD, Angled cab model: 1982A LTD, bottom cab model: 1982B LTD )

There was a limited production of these of only 100 and it was only sold as a unit not separate with matching serial numbers! Introduced in 1994 as the ‘kick-off’ for the re-issue series amplifiers, there was a limited run of 100 units for the US and 100 units distributed to European countries. Each of the largest selling Marshall stores received 1 stack for sale.

The Head:
European models have the 240v sticker on the rear, no ## of 100 stamping. The serial numbers in the bar code identify the unit as a hendrix model. The British market version which uses svetlana EL34 power tubes. Limited edition badge on it aswell. The head also has a matching leather handle like the cabs on the top of it. Same specs as a 1959 SLP standard reissue.

Top (angled) Cabinet:
1982A LTD and 16-ohm mono cabinets with four 25 watt. The top cabinet has 4 x 25 watt celestions (green back reissues)with matching leather handles on top of the cab, no handles on the sides. Light brown grill cloth (Reissue) Limited edition badge on it aswell. Inputjack cup is at the bottom. 2 top mounted leather handles, again no cut-outs on the sides for plastic handles, just a smooth appearance. It too comes with 4 removable casters.

Bottom cabinet:
1982B LTD Speaker Cabinet features: 4 25 watt greenback 12” Celestion greenback reissue speakers. Cane grille fabric; a beautiful royal purple levant vinyl covering. The bottom cabinet is taller than a normal bottom cabinet and has two leather handles on the one side. Light brown grill cloth (Reissue). Limited edition badge on it aswell. Inputjack cup is at the bottom. Tall straight reproduction which simulates a naturally aged basket weave cloth. The bottom cabinet stands nearly 6” higher than angled cabinet with 2 side mounted leather handles, and 6 chrome feet. These cabinets have no cut-outs for plastic handles. You can actually lay it on it’s side like a fender bassman cabinet.

Note: This stack originally came with a Purple Marshall T-shirt!

Head features: and rear, w/ gold-look metal top vent, 4 NOS grey feet. 100 watts RMS (conservative) ‘Super Lead’ amplifier with 16, 8,and 4-ohm capability (for running 2 stacks)

Most of these where made in March 1994.
Four input jacks: two 2 bright 2 normal.
Package has been assigned limited edition serial numbers.Also comes with owners manual & powerchord (Thank god! :D )

Original 1994 MSRP: U.S. $4,000 for complete stack. Because of the taller bottom cabinet, with casters the stack makes an impressive image that is seven feet in height.

The coloring is unusual, yet very distinguished, royal purple levant vinyl covering (’68 and ’72 years only).
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Re: Purple Hendrix reissue stack?

Postby Marshall Maniac on Wed Aug 04, 2004 7:06 pm

:p
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Re: Purple Hendrix reissue stack?

Postby ®ëv. ßïll¥ © on Wed Aug 04, 2004 7:09 pm

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Re: Purple Hendrix reissue stack?

Postby Namar on Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:07 pm

Awesome! Thanks for the info everyone!

I don't have the purple shirt though, dang. It's collectibility is shot now...

Doubt if I could handle it with two tall cabs, if it had a tall slant, it'd be over 7feet I think. It's intimidating enough as it is - I can't stack it without getting frightened.. Hee hee.

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Re: Purple Hendrix reissue stack?

Postby JTM100GUY on Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:38 pm

well I know 8 stacks went to chicago, because my freind bought them as soon s they came out. i bought 2 stacks off of him. He still has the remaining 4 stacks. They cam with 25w reissue greenbacks, which sounded like crap in them. ;)
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Re: Purple Hendrix reissue stack?

Postby Crazy Horse on Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:44 pm

I just purchased one that is brand new that has been in the music store's basement for 10 years since 1994 just sitting there.(dusty) I saw it and made the mistake and great pleasure of playing a Strat thru it. This one has EL-34 tubes with the "LTD EDITION 1959" marked on it. This amp is HUGE with that bottom cab and both sets of wheels. I saw that web page you guys mentioned above and realized what it was. I always wanted a Plexi 1/2 but this purple monster is awesome. The first in serial number is 94 so it was made in 1994 but I don't know which one out of a 100 it is. Do you run the OHMS @ 16, 8, or 4 on this with the 2 16ohm greenback cabs? I have it on layawy for a couple months. I am very anxious to get this home. Nice specs you guys just layed out above.
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Re: Purple Hendrix reissue stack?

Postby Baron Von Machinenmann on Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:47 pm

I've got the amp and the tall cab.; the amp is now a 'Super Bass', and the cab houses G12H's...

I think you're long overdue for some gratoo-i-tiss pics of yer wall of death!! :D
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Re: Purple Hendrix reissue stack?

Postby JTM100GUY on Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:59 pm

8 ohms for 2 cabs.
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Re: Purple Hendrix reissue stack?

Postby ampman72 on Wed Aug 04, 2004 9:00 pm

Originally posted by Crazy Horse:
I just purchased one that is brand new that has been in the music store's basement for 10 years since 1994 just sitting there.(dusty) I saw it and made the mistake and great pleasure of playing a Strat thru it. This one has EL-34 tubes with the "LTD EDITION 1959" marked on it. This amp is HUGE with that bottom cab and both sets of wheels. I saw that web page you guys mentioned above and realized what it was. I always wanted a Plexi 1/2 but this purple monster is awesome. The first in serial number is 94 so it was made in 1994 but I don't know which one out of a 100 it is. Do you run the OHMS @ 16, 8, or 4 on this with the 2 16ohm greenback cabs? I have it on layawy for a couple months. I am very anxious to get this home. Nice specs you guys just layed out above.
Welcome to the board!

To use two 16 ohm cabs together, set the impedance selector to 8 ohms.
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