Up for sale, a 2004 Marshall 2061X Lead & Bass 20 handwired tube amp head and matching 2x12 speaker cab model 2061CX in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. A UK-made, discontinued version of one of Marshall's more storied vintage amps, the Lead & Bass 20 was never featured in a Marshall catalog during its original run from 1967-73, and production totals for this model were particularly small.
This reissue faithfully captures the magic of the original, pushing 20 all-tube watts via a pair of EL84 power tubes. The sizzle and cut of this amp is in classic Marshall Plexi territory, overdriving easily with excellent crunch and sensitivity to picking dynamics.
The angled 2x12 speaker cabinet (designed to be sold with the 2061X and appropriately the 2061CX model) has 60 watts of power handling via a pair of UK-made Celestion G12H 30 Special Edition 70th Anniversary ceramic magnet drivers. These speakers offer strong aggressive low-end and powerful lower midrange, penetrating any mix with an upper midrange attack and singing, bright trebles.
The smooth black tolex shows only some minor scuffs and nicks on the enclosure edges, and the basketweave grillcloth is framed by white piping. Both Marshall badges are intact, and the serialized sticker on the plexi back panel dates to 2004.