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Rare, mint condition Marshall 1959RR limited edition Randy Rhoads signature stack!
Not just the power behind Ozzy’s Osbournes’s early 80s success, Randy Rhoads was also one of the instigators of the trend of hot-rodded Marshalls thanks to his unique sound that no one could replicate, despite many attempts!
Randy’s secret weapon was his Marshall 1959 Super Lead that somehow managed to deliver both a bright “Plexi”-style crunch and aggressive Marshall crush in the same package. After almost 30 years of debate on how Randy got his unique tone, Marshall decided to release the 1959RR signature model in 2008 in Randy’s honour. The 1959RR is an exact duplicate of the head Randy had used live and in the studio.
But what made it so special? Well, for the development of the 1959RR Marshall were lucky enough to get their hands on Randy’s original model. It had been tweaked to cascade the two halves of the initial ECC83 preamp valve, which significantly boosted the preamp distortion. Both volume controls worked in tandem to produce the increased preamp distortion.
This original modification was carried out by a Marshall technician in the Bletchley factory, so the designers even managed to track down that technician to uncover the exact technique used. Whilst at it Randy also got the Marshall team to cover them in white, so the 1959RR replicated every element of the originals’ sound and aesthetics.
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