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In his interview with Dan Forte in Guitar Player magazine in1985, Clapton explained that he has recently gone back to Marshall amps from the Music Man amps that he had been using. Mike Hill, formerly a director of Marshall Amplification recently recalled that, in 1984, he was contacted by Clapton's guitar technician and visited him at Shepperton or Bray Studios where he was rehearsing for Roger Waters' tour and personally delivered Marshall 1959 Super Lead and 1987 Lead 50 amplifiers and 1960 speaker cabinets. Clapton's guitar technician commented to Dan Forte that having tried the 50W amplifiers brought by Mike Hill, Clapton loved it and bought two of the 50W (1987) and 100W (1959) models, which are the amplifiers in this lot. Clapton went on to use these amplifiers for the 1984 Roger Waters Pros and Cons of Hitch-hiking Tour as well as Clapton's subsequent tours from 1985 to 1987 including his appearance at The Live Aid concert at JFK Stadium on 13 July 1985.more
I got this amp in a trade for a line 6/ Bogner amp and a Hagstrom Viking. Not one regret. My amp tech checked out the amp and confirmed this was a really good JCM 800 since there are good ones and bad ones...who knew :) he then offered to buy it lol
The amp sounds great as one would expect. I'm currently using a 2x12 cab with 79 celestion blackbacks. I use a TC Electronic Chorus and Flaskback Delay through the effects loop and a Fulltone OCD and EHX Big Muff PI straight into the amp. Very pleased with this setup but open to suggestions on how to tweak the sound.