NAD: First new Marshall in 6 years....Original 1987 Silver Jubilee!

tarznamps

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NEED CAB - Any leads on an original Jubilee 4x12 A/B or AV/BV? I will check the speaker cab category as well.
I wanted a 2x12 but found this pic online.....full size 2555/2550 on a 2556 cab. NOT a good match.

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Marshall 2550 on 2556.jpg
 
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NEED CAB - Any leads on an original Jubilee 4x12 A/B or AV/BV? I will check the speaker cab category as well.
I wanted a 2x12 but found this.....full size 2555/2550 on a 2556 cab.

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As can be seen it's a stonehenge situation with the diaganol 2x12 and full sized head. You need the 2553 or the 2525H to avoid that. Since your 50 watt is the full length head, I think your best option is get one of the re-issue 4x12s wth the Marshall Vintage 30s. Or the horizontal silver 1936V which will also a fit under a full length head.
 

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As can be seen it's a stonehenge situation with the diaganol 2x12 and full sized head. You need the 2553 or the 2525H to avoid that. Since your 50 watt is the full length head, I think your best option is get one of the re-issue 4x12s wth the Marshall Vintage 30s. Or the horizontal silver 1936V which will also a fit under a full length head.
Look for the 2536 Silver Jubilee cab, perfect match soundwise and visually.
 

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I only want an original 1987 4x12 cab. Was interested in the 2x12 just to have something different, but I see that the 2550 head will not fit properly. I am now looking for a 2551 4x12 either A/B or AV/BV would be fine but prefer V30. Not interested in any reissues.
 

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Going vintage and not taking prisoners... I respect that.

I too have an original 1987 Jubilee - 2555, that I bought in 1987!!! I've toyed with looking for a real deal cab, but I'll probably cheap out and either build a silver mojotone 2x12 1936 style or pay for the Marshall reissue one here:

Good luck on your quest.
 

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Wow, it's been 6 years since I have found a new (to me) Marshall amp that I wanted. It's also been 4 years since I've been on the forum - it's good to be back.
So I finally got one of my bucket list amps....an original 1987 50w 2550 Silver Jubilee. View attachment 105345
It's in really good shape with very little gig wear. I think it was mostly used for home band practice.
Congratulations!
I was thinking about getting an RI Jubilee, but 100 watts is just too much for me these days. I had a Mini Jubilee, and thinking about getting another one, having sold the first one after using it live for 2+ years.

I hope you enjoy it. :)
 

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Plugged it up for the first time.

It may not have been turned on for many years so I had a long warm up period and started with 25w and eventually 50w.

Sounds great as expected, however, the pots are very scratchy and causing some intermittent cut outs and volume dips. At this point I am assuming all those issues are just the pots. For now I am just exercising all the pots to self clean the contact points and it's getting better. Tomorrow I will open it up and spray the pots and inspect. Presence pot has a very loose rotation and is not working. The mid pot is very firm and I assume it may be new/replaced.

Good news is that it went from 50% to 95% working and sounding proper just by excessive rotation of the pots.

Any chance it's tubes? I've never had tubes just cut volume as I adjust pots. I also don't recall ever having the volume dips or gradual fade dips caused by tubes. Any tips/suggestions on the possible causes and what to look for tomorrow?
I would check the filter caps and make sure they're good. If the amp has set for over 5 years I would just go ahead and replace them.
 

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