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Marshall Integrated Bass System 3540 400W Head

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Guys and Gals,

I have the chance of buying one of these locally. Anyone had any experience with them. I'll probably be asked to make an offer so some guide on their value would be welcome.

Cheers

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Had one once. Nice solid thumpy tone. I ran it with the marshal 2x15 cab and was always being told to turn down.
Worst mistake I ever made was selling it. :)

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I owned the 200W version. Used with a 2x15. One venue told me it was the best bass tone they'd ever had ;O) (P bass with phat pups on too)

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Was that the one with the odd power supply - like Class G taken to extremes - so that although the rated power was 400W RMS it could deliver bursts of 4000W?

Alex

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[quote name='alexclaber' post='140428' date='Feb 14 2008, 04:19 PM']Was that the one with the odd power supply - like Class G taken to extremes - so that although the rated power was 400W RMS it could deliver bursts of 4000W?

Alex[/quote]


Bloomin awesome! That was what! lol.. it was the 7xxx series. The head I think was the 7400. Black and gold front. Quite a heavy head, but much lighter than say that of an SVT!

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It's an excellent concept, makes total sense for bass players as we use only a fraction of our amp's power most of the time even when we playing at full volume. Here it is:

[url="http://www.marshallamps.com/heritage/dbs/dbs_03.asp"]http://www.marshallamps.com/heritage/dbs/dbs_03.asp[/url]

So it seems that it really is Class G, with dual rail voltage, but only enough current capacity to provide continuous output when on the lower rail. Neat.

Alex

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[quote name='dood' post='140424' date='Feb 14 2008, 04:17 PM'](P bass with phat pups on too)[/quote]


Hell yea.

P Bass through a marshall 2x15. Awesome :)

Edited by Raggy

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[quote name='alexclaber' post='140442' date='Feb 14 2008, 04:31 PM']It's an excellent concept, makes total sense for bass players as we use only a fraction of our amp's power most of the time even when we playing at full volume. Here it is:

[url="http://www.marshallamps.com/heritage/dbs/dbs_03.asp"]http://www.marshallamps.com/heritage/dbs/dbs_03.asp[/url]

So it seems that it really is Class G, with dual rail voltage, but only enough current capacity to provide continuous output when on the lower rail. Neat.

Alex[/quote]


oh man yeah! I remember the first tme I heard one. The guy was rehearsing with it.. and he turned it up... and up... and up, yet it didnt sound mushy or choked. We had to stop when the rig was drowning out the drummer lol lol.

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[quote name='Raggy' post='140472' date='Feb 14 2008, 05:08 PM']Hell yea.

P Bass through a marshall 2x15. Awesome :)[/quote]


YEP! Nearly as nice as a P bass through a drity SVT and 8x10.. something gawjuss about that sound!!

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[quote name='King Tut' post='140232' date='Feb 14 2008, 12:33 PM']Guys and Gals,

I have the chance of buying one of these locally. Anyone had any experience with them. I'll probably be asked to make an offer so some guide on their value would be welcome.

Cheers[/quote]


Marshall brought out a 200W and 400W IBS head in black, then later release an Anniversary set including 300W and 600W heads. They had chrome mirrored front panels and slightly different preamps. At the time I preferred the tone of the former 2 heads.

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[quote name='dood' post='140643' date='Feb 14 2008, 09:07 PM']ha ha sorry Tut.. lol... not a clue mate![/quote]


Ha ha. Nor me.
Just buy it?? :)

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I had an old 30th anniversary 3530 that i bought for a bargain of £150, sold it for £250 on ebay donkeys ago and i've seen a few go on ebay for around the £200+ mark in mint condition

hope that helps

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Ok Mr Pablo - that does help - I'm hopefully gonna borrow it and gig it tonight (SAT) to see how it sounds then plump an offer down - i'll keep u all informed....

Col

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