Question: Why do Marshall amps have different date codes?

Marshall used letters as a date code to represent year of production. Use the model codes and date codes below to determine the model and age of your amp. For example, the number S/A 8481 E tells us that this is 50W amp (S/A) made in 1973 (E), production number 8481.

How do you tell what year a Marshall amp is?

We do not have serial number information on Marshall Amps before 1969. amplifiers made between 1979-1980 had them on the front panel. From July 1969 to December 1983, the date letter was put after the serial number .Marshall amps 1969-1992 with a Serial Number:Date CodeYearW1988X1989Y1990Z1991-927 more rows

Are Marshall amps named after Jimi Hendrix?

During a gig, a venue refused to remove the Marshall stacks off the stage to make space for the bands amp, so after playing through the stack, Jimi Marshall Hendrix asked Mitch for an introduction to the person who shared his name. From then on, Marshall was international.

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