Marshall 2061X Lead & Bass Handwired Amp Head – UK 2014

by Marshall

$1,895.00 20257

This Marshall 2061X head was built and hand wired in Marshall's Milton Keynes factory in England.

This compact , all-valve, handwired 20 watt guitar amp head is a reissue of the original 2061 which was made between around 1968 and 1973. It has been recreated to be as close to the original as possible.

From Marshall -

The two-channel 20 Watt Handwired 2061X is an authentic re-issue of the 2061 ‘Lead and Bass’ head from the late ’60s and early ’70s. And just like the original 2061, it produces that highly desirable, hand-soldered, vintage, all-valve sound in a compact small box design. The 2061X’s classic tone is produced by two ECC83 valves in the preamp, a pair of cathode biased EL84s in the power stage and a silicon diode rectifier. The solid-state rectifier gives the 2061X an aggressive edge, which makes it sound surprisingly contemporary.

Marshall have gone to enormous lengths to seek out and/or reproduce all of the original components and materials, plus revisit the original methods of construction they used back in the late 1960s/early 1970s. From the handwired tag-board circuit, to the custom-manufactured Dagnall output and mains transformers.


• Hand-wired reissue of the original 2061 "Lead and Bass" head

• 20W output

• 2 EL84 tubes in the power amp

• 2 ECC83s in the preamp

  • Solid State rectifier

This amp sounds at its best when cranked, and because of its lower power, the 2061X’s EL84s will overdrive at a relatively low volume, making it incredibly flexible, whether in the studio or for live performance. Having said that, at full tilt the 2061X is pretty loud, while remaining sensitive to playing dynamics.

The Marshall 2061X’s sweetly distorted, harmonically rich, thick, musical tones result from the power valves being overdriven. As a result, when ‘cranked’ the 2061X is incredibly touch-sensitive, cleaning up or, if desired, sitting right on the edge of distortion when the guitar’s volume is turned down. It responds well to picking dynamics too.

The Marshall 2061X features two channels each with its own high and low input. Channel one is designated as the lead channel and has that classic Marshall tone. The second channel is referred to as the bass channel and is much darker sounding, being voiced for a tighter low-end.

For the warmest, fullest tone imaginable, jumper the two channels and push the gain for a luscious overdrive that no boost pedal could dream of. There are plenty of tonal variations to be had out of the 2061X.

This amp is in excellent, almost new condition. It has been used primarily in a home studio situation and very well looked after. It has had no repairs, modifications or changes since new. No surprises, no issues, and 100% pure vintage Marshall tone – what more can you ask for ?

This two-channel blues machine is an incredible studio amp that reacts just as well with single-coil Fenders as it does with fat humbucker Gibsons. 20 watts of power from twin EL84 tubes also make the 2061X great for small to medium-sized club gigs.

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This great sounding handwired Marshall 2061X head is designed to pair with its matching Marshall 2061CX 2 x 12" speaker cabinet, both sonically and visually.

And as it happens, PREMIER GUITARS is currently listing one Marshall 2061CX cab in pristine condition –

So match those two up and you have the perfect combination – one of Marshall’s best ever sounding hand wired reissue amps, and this punchy but compact 2 x 12 cab in as new condition. The killer combo !


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