Here we have for sale is Marshall Yngwie Malmsteen YJM100 Watt Limited Edition Signature Head.
Overall condition is very good with a couple of small marks to the telex as you can see.
Here's what Marshall say about the YJM100 Guitar Head:
Created to honour our longstanding relationship with the world famous king of neo-classical shred Yngwie J Malmsteen. Based on Marshall's legendary 1959 model, the UK made YJM100 incorporates not only awesome all-valve tone, but a whole host of modern features including Booster, Noise Gate, FX loop and Marshall's new Electronic Power Attenuation (EPA) technology.
A New Vintage:
The archetypal gold front panel offers typical 1959 tonal controls - namely Volume pots for Channels I (High Treble) and II (Normal), a shared EQ section of Bass, Middle and Treble, plus a Presence control. Just like the legendary 100 Watt 'Plexi', these two channels can be jumped together (with induded link cable) if desired. This offers a mix of the tonal characteristics of both channels, which can be adjusted using the volume controls. Internally, the YJM100 also boasts the Plexi's time proven pre and power amp combination; a quad of ECC83s provide the initial front-end tone while the same number of mighty EL34s drive the power stage. The Marshall Major sized head is wrapped in classic black levant which is finished with gold beading, hand-cut corners and vintage script logo. In short, vintage all-valve Marshall tone and style at its best. But there are two sides to the YJM100... literally!
The rear panel contains a very different set of features which re-creates Yngwie's own outboard equipment, delivering maximum "Malmsteen tone" potential. First up is an onboard Booster function with controls for both Gain and Volume. This essential Yngwie feature operates just like an external stompbox but has been integrated into the YJM100's circuitry at the optimum location for maximum effect..
The Gain control defines how the circuit delivers whilst the separate Volume control allows you to adjust the amount of extra boost desired. The YJM100's high-gain Boost feature is coupled with a sophisticated internal Noise Gate. Governed via the threshold control, this intuitive gate technology reacts dynamically to your style of playing, cutting in quickly during staccato passages and eliminating clipped notes when sustaining. When the Boost function is engaged, the Gate is automatically switched on.
NOTE: Booster and Gate features only available together through Channel I high sensitivity input but can be accessed on Channel II by using the induded link (jump) cable back to Channel I.
A specially voiced studio quality digial Reverb has also been included as Yngwie uses this effect to adapt his sound to different venues. What's more, to satisfy tone-path purists, all the aforementioned rear panel features contain true bypass circuitry, ensuring a pure all-valve signal patti when not in use.
Additional effects can be connected via the YJM100's series FX loop, ideal for inserting pedals, boards and rack units into your YJM rig. All of these functions - Booster, Gate, Reverb and FX Loop - can be accessed via the rear panel and the induded YJM100 Footpedal (PEDL-00046). Both using Marshall's patented Stompware technology, all that is needed to connect the footpedai to the amp is a standard guitar lead.
But that s not all, as the YJM100 is one of the first amps to house Marshall's new Electronic Power Attenuation (EPA) technology, delivering awesome valve-driven tone at any volume. It works by modifying the power stage parameters, whilst automatically adjusting the bias circuitry to suit. This makes it possible to reduce 100W of pure valve power to just 0.1 W, yet maintain all the tone you would expect of a fully cranked all-valve Marshall. In addition there is the 50W power reduction switch which when engaged removes two power valves from the circuit, effectively turning the YJM100 into a YJM50. This was specially requested by Yngwie as he often uses 50 Watt Marshall heads to achieve earlier tone breakup. The same EPA technology can be used to adjust the 50 Watt mode output from 50 to 0.05 of a Watt.
The versatility this technology offers means the YJM100 can be used in a variety of different situations - bedroom, pub, studio and stadium.
Self-biasing circuitry ensures optimum performance in every possible location and the valve fault incicator allows you to monitor the YJM100's power amp section. If a power valve develops a problem whilst in 100 Watt mode, the YJMIOO will automatically switch to 50W, making sure that you keep rocking.
Put simply, the Yngwie J Malmsteen Signature Series YJM100 can be thought of as the ultimate 1959 - vintage style and classic Marshall all-valve tone on the front, complemented with intelligent modern day features on the rear. It's a fitting tribute to the man who, since the early 1980s, has inspired a whole generation of shredders and practically created his own rock genre.
Output (RMS): 100/50 Watt
3 Band EQ: Bass, Middle & Treble
Electronic Power Attenuation: 100%-0.01%
Series Effects Loop
Auto Bias Feature
Preamp Valves: 4x ECC83
Power Amp Valves: 4x EL34
Footswitch: PEDL-00046 (Supplied)
Dimensions: 745 x 290 x 280mm
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