When Marshall announce handwired you combos, you stand up and take note. So when we heard about the Marshall 1973X and 1958X we had to go check them out at NAMM 2014.
Marshall's Steve Smith was kind enough to give us a video demo of the 1973X and the 1958X, and they are both high-end takes on classic British Marshall sounds.
Both combos are loaded with valve-driven tremolo, the 1973X offers no negative feedback (something which seemed particularly in vogue at NAMM this year) with a cathode-biased output, and both amps are twin-channel.
The Marshall 1973X is the big brother of these handwired siblings, with a 2x12 speaker setup (aged 20 watt Celestion T1221 speakers), and the smaller Marshall 1958X is a 2x10 with Celestion G10F-15s).
Hear them in action in the video above, and if you like the sound of them, be sure to check out our video of the new Marshall 1968HW combo.
Written by Richard Beech.
Filmed by Rob Hicks, presented by Richard Beech.
Product demonstration by Steve Smith of Marshall Amps.