Monday, August 1, 2011

Marlboro G-50R loop

A nice Marlboro recording found on You Tube.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Another G-40R!

This one is selling on ebay at the moment! You can check it out right here. Thanks to CCS Guitars from Germany for the photos.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Marlboro G-40R

This Marlboro Sound-Works solid state combo amplifier seems to be made in cooperation with Hohner International; German 
company (best known for their harmonicas and accordions) which still makes musical instruments nowadays. I don't know how Marlboro and Hohner were connected, but there seem to be quite a few of these out there. The Marlboro badge is different from the classic one and there is also a ''Hohner International'' badge at the bottom of the cabinet. But the writing on the back sticker, the speaker and front control plate says ''Made in U.S.A.''.

I would like to thank Thomas, who sent me these lovely pictures. 
They are clickable so the  amplifier can be seen in full detail!


- Model no. G-40R
- 3 Inputs: bright, normal, mellow
- Controls: volume, bass, treble, reverb and tremolo
- 240 volts, 50 Hz
- input watts: 37 W
- 12'' Marlboro special design M12Q  speaker
- Made in U.S.A.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Quite some time ago, as i searhed the internet for Marlboro related articles, i stumbled upon a magazine advertisement from the company's glory era. I later discovered that there are more of them available on ebay! They include some witty slogans and some information on specific amplifier and speaker models. If you are a collector or simply interested in a piece of amplifier history, you can buy the original ones here.

Friday, January 14, 2011


Back from the winter sleep with some new photos:) If you click them you'll see them in full size.
Specifications: model no.1500B
- 3 inputs (guitar, bass, organ)
- controls: volume, bass, treble, boost
- 2 outputs (8 ohm speaker, aux amp)
- 240 volts, 50 Hz
- input watts: 100 W
- dimensions: 450L x 160H x 215W mm

- 1 x 15''
- power handling: 80 W

Saturday, October 2, 2010


1500B Head + 1x15'' box. This is the Marlboro I own and love the most.  It's a mean ''little'' amp with a nice vintage vibe to it. It doesn't sound awesome, but for its age and the fact that it's a solid state amp, it packs a decent ammount of soul.  For me, its best application is in the stoner/doom heavy  stuff with the combination of distortion and fuzz pedals.  The head also works great with a 4x12'' box and is really quite loud. My version is labeled  at 100W, but some are labeled  at 80W. I've tried the 80W version too and it's also pretty loud. It can easily handle small club gigs with a 2x12'' or 4x12'' speaker box.

More to follow shortly!