Marshall Amplification introduces the new Lemmy Kilmister Signature 1992LEM Super Bass Head and matching MF280L 4x12" and oversized 1979L 4x15" cabinets. The amplifier is Marshall's first Signature Series bass amp, and it will be available in extremely limited quantities in the U.S.
Yeaaaah! Didn't know that also the cabs are available. The amp was announced by Marshall some time ago. I'd like to have the bass! I currently own three Rickenbackers, but getting a 4004LK is almost impossible and when one is for sale, it's around 10 grand or so
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Loc: Lincolnshire, England
its a brilliant amp. i remember Lemmy saying he actually had to put a bit of bass on it as it seemed "sacreligious" to him. i heard it live and loud at download and sounded a lot like the 2004ish sound he had at rock am ring. the whole set up with cabs is £2000+ but i really wanna get my hands on one to try.
Loc: Lincolnshire, England
Yep, Murder One is enjoy a temporary "retirement". Lemmy uses two of these amps on stage with the same cab and effects setup on both amps, all though the 4x12 cab has a grille cover over the speakers where as the 4x15 doesnt. the retail 4x12/15 (in the above pic) are both exposed speakers at front. and they are loud, clear sounding (like the RAR 04 sound), and the 4x15 really gets your teeth rattling
I just picked up my (2) two Lemmy signature series stacks from two different sources. There will be only 9 of these stacks brought into the US. The heads are not scheduled for delivery until November. I could not wait and put my ampegs on top and man these things are awesome. Loud as hell and the low end really punches!! I love these things!!! IT is great being close to God!! (Lemmy)
Loc: Gold Coast, Australia
I'd love to get my hands on one of them... realisticly the price stops me from owning one any time in the near future but it'd be cool to just thrash one out for a few hrs... for now i'll just stick to my cheap pedals and try to mimic the sound...
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ah, awesome. if you can't take the speaker right out the front, you can take one of the side handles off and read what the back of the driver says. a lot easier than taking the back off. ha. thank you, though.
I'm curious, though...what will keep you busy for a month that won't allow you to take about 10 minutes to check this? I'm looking at replacing the speakers in my bass cab with some guitar speakers, and I'm trying to find out if Lemmy runs guitar speakers in these things.
Im trying to sort out a decent lemm style amp out but obviously a lot cheaper....i used a really old cheap piece of crap the other day and go a pretty fierce tone but alas 2 hours rehersal and it died..........
no idea about the speakers, but Lemmy's signature amp is basically a modified Marshal Super Bass, which in turn is a slightly modified Marshall Super Lead. personally, I'm using a Carvin X100B for my bass, and I can straight up nail Lemmy's tone when playing through a guitar 4x12 cab. it's beyond nasty, and the heads are SUPER fucking cheap. I bought mine and the pedal for $325 + tax at the local Guitar Center. not to mention they're absolute bomb-proof. these amps will outlive Lemmy. just make sure you're playing it through the right speakers/cabs. to really nail Lemmy's tone, you need 12's, as I've found out.
Loc: Buffalo, NY USA
A small, local, mom & pop guitar shop had the full rig for sale. It was used but looked new. Amp, 4x12, and 4x15 for $3,299.99 plus tax.
I asked kindly if I may try it and told them I certainly couldn't afford it. They were nice and said yes. All I can say is wow. Freaking LOUD. Loud as in you can feel it in your chest. It was at about 25%. Gave me wood. lol.
Motorhead is not a band, motorhead is a fuckin' way of life.
BertH, how is the 4x15 performing? Still waiting for your report...
I took it with me to band practice once and it sounded very good. During band practice I was not able to play it very loud but it had a nice pleasant sound with my Rick 4004L. During a break I dialed in the Lemmy setting from the 1992LEM manual and that is LOUD. I am not able to hear this without hearingprotection (I am somewhat deaf allready from having played too loud in the past) At neighbour friendly levels at home it sounds nice also.
Tuesday I am going to take the MF280L with the 1992LEM to band practice. I am going to decide then which of the 2 cabinets is going with me on our next gig. (They are not going both since it is a festival with not too much time to change gear. It took us some convincing allready to take my own amp and not being DI'd.)
Every time I see the whole stack in our living room it gives me a big smile by the way. It is more than a (human) head bigger than I am. And I am 1.83.
I once went into a music store and asked how much it would cost to buy the Rickenbacker 4004LK signature model. He looked on his computer and said that the retail price is $8,000. I asked just out of curiousity.
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I keep replaying the day I went into a musical instrument shop in Shrewsbury back in 1983 and saw a Rickenbacker 4001 allegedly played by Lemmy - a white one with a Born To Lose sticker on it for the huge asking price of £400. The store owner said he had a letter of authenticity too. I wonder what it would be worth today. I ended up buying an Overkill songbook instead for £3.25 !!!