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Gear Used by Bernie Marsden

While i was researching the guitar tone for Bernie and Micky I stumbled on the auction site that was selling a large amount gear used by Bernie.

The auction was due to happen in August 2023 but was cancelled after Bernie passed away peacefully at home on the 24 August at the age of 72.

The auction was later rescheduled for the 9th December.

What i found very interesting was the details on his favorite Marshal amps and cabs.

Firs up is Bernie Marsden’s number 1 Marshall half stack, including a 1977 Marshall JMP model 1959 Super Lead 100 watt Mk II guitar amplifier head.

The info said that the amp has the original settings used by Bernie.

Cab Details

The cabinet is a Marshall 1960A 4 x 12 guitar amplifier speaker cabinet enclosing a set of four Celestion G12M 16 ohm green back speakers, bearing a ‘Bernie Marsden’ stencil and the number ‘1’ to the back

2nd rig is a Marshall half stack including a 1976 Marshall JMP model 1959 Super Lead 100 watt MK II

These are also supposed to be the original setting.

Cab Details

Marshall 1960B Lead 4 x 12 guitar amplifier speaker cabinet, enclosing a set of four Celestion G12M 16 ohm green back speakers, bearing a ‘Bernie Marsden’ stencil to the back and the number ‘2’,