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Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 Tube Amp Head 886830704055

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The Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 50 Watt Head is an all-valve single channel amplifier with a choice of two dynamic ranges selectable by footswitch. The Low range equates to the performance you would ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 50 Watt Head is an all-valve single channel amplifier with a choice of two dynamic ranges selectable by footswitch. The Low range equates to the performance you would come to expect from a stock vintage Marshall amplifier in terms of tone and available gain. The High range adds an extra preamp valve into the signal path, facilitating those classic hard rock tones of the seventies. Add to this the ability to dynamically interface with your instrument's Volume and Tone controls and the experience translates into a truly expressive and organic feel in performance.

Two frequency selective Pre-amp Volumes (Gains) - Body and Detail - facilitate greater flexibility in tone shaping for individual guitars and styles while the power amplifier is heavily influenced by the first Marshall amplifiers to be produced, with two KT66 output valves yielding that substantial, fat and smooth tone. A MID Boost switch on the front panel fattens the tone even more while a traditional Marshall tone control circuit enables fine tuning of your sound.

A master volume has been included in order to practically manage the output levels at all venues. This is implemented after the phase splitter in order to fully exploit maximum preamp drive when the master is turned down low. A reverb level control mixes the on board plate reverb with the direct signal to whatever degree the player chooses. The reverb can be toggled on and off via the footswitch.

Finally, a series FX loop is provided for those players who wish to use outboard effect to further enhance their sound. Loop levels of ”10dB and +4dB can be controlled via a rear panel switch as well as the option to completely bypass this feature if it is not required.

The cosmetics are also a carefully crafted hybrid of old and new styles ” made even more dramatic by the deep purple vinyl that covers the entire series.


  • 50-Watt valve head
  • Valve compliment: 4 x ECC83 (12AX7s) in preamp, 2 x KT66 in power amp
  • Master Volume with two Gain Controls ” Detail (highs) & Body (lows)
  • Two footswitchable Dynamic Ranges ” Low & High
  • Mid Boost switch
  • Footswitchable Proprietary digital Plate Reverb
  • Series FX loop with level switch and bypass
  • Made in England
  • Dimensions: 29-1/2" x 12" x 9" (750 x 310 x 230 mm)
  • Weight: 39.6 lbs (18 kg)
Pro Coverage
5 year parts/ 3 year labor warranty.

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(10 of 18 customers found this review helpful)


It Blew my mind

By thats my band

from Woodland Hills, CA

This amp is amazing! I was able to distinguish some of my favorite Marshall sounds like Billie Joe on the "Warning" Record and Fred Mascherino on the "Louder Now" Record. You must buy this amp! Jim Marshall Has Done it Again!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Pure Tone!

By marshall fan

from Seattle, Wa

I have had this amp for 1 year, it is as good as the day I bought it. This is classic Marshall all the way. If you love the tones of the late 60's and the 70's, then you could not ask for anything more. The only amp that can compete are the plexi reissues. If you love Marshall, then get this amp, I like the 50w better as I find the true breaking tone better than the 100w.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


This is it!

By Brad

from Ft Worth, Texas

I bought this amp about a month ago. I have owned several Fender, Vox, and Mesa products throughout the years, and I have to say this blows them all out of the water. Its the tone Ive been trying to achieve for a long time with the previous products. Its low dynamic range sounds very similar to an old plexi my grandfather owns. The High dynamic range can take you from a creamy overdriven sound to more overdrive than you care to have, so it will pretty much do it all for you. It has two types of gain control (body and detail) that lets you contour the exact type of overdriven tone you are looking for. This works great for small and large shows I play, and hasn't failed to amaze me every time I turn it on. My only concern is it is a tad treble heavy at times, but all it takes is a turn down of the treble knob. Otherwise I wouldnt have any other amp than this. Jim Marshall rocks again!!

(4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


Outstanding Tone

By marshall rules

from New Haven, Connecticut

It's simple, the Marshall Vintage Modern amp is the best amp I have ever played. I have always loved Marshall and their amps can be very pricy, not that this one isn't, but its a few hundred less than some of their other high class tube amps. Its got a a great sound that is to good to be put into words. It may have helped that i tried it with a 2659 dollar Les Paul which was also of high quality, but none the less, this amp has tone that can only be found in a Marshall. I also felt extra special because i was second in the state of CT to play it, only after The guitar center guy that tested it out of the box. This amp is worth every penny and i would be shocked if you weren't satisfied. I can't wait till I can buy one.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Classic Vintage Marshall tones with a modern twist

By fazeBlaze

from San Diego

If you love the classic rock sounds of the 60's and the 70's than you will love the new Marshall Vintage Modern. I played many quality Fender and Marshall amps and this amp is by far the best sounding amp I have played. It nails the classic Rock sound yet has a very fat and warm distortion that is partially due to the KT66 tubes it has in it. I also like the awesome response this amp has to your touch. I bought the 50 watt head and cab and It is just what I have been looking for. The cab comes with the clestion g12c 25 watt greenback speakers which really set the tone. These are the same speakers in the Jimi Hendrix limited addition Marshall amp. The amp has that plexi blues breaker sound. Its very versitile You can get a lot of great tone out of this amp its definately a keeper.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Best Marshall Head

By MR. C

from PA

I sold both my JSX's and bought one of these (VM 2266) and a DSL. The high frequency is balls out creamy and Very Fizzy distortion. Very cool sound, and its great with all guitars. Very responsive to your touch and if you suck, this amp will let everyone listening know it. If you plan on running any effects thru this be prepared: I had to use a seperate power source (i.e gator G bus, Voodoo lab pedal power etc) for the effects into the front of the amp from effects going into the loop on the back. In other words you can't dasiy chain all your effects together using 1 power unit. Otherwise the amp makes a loud buzzing noise. Using 2 power sources cleared it right up.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


The Marshall I've always wanted

By Erik Pedersen

from Seattle

First of all, This is a true Marshall. I play a Les Paul standard and an American Vintage '52 Telecaster, and this amp does them both justice. But, let me warn you, if you feel that you need to use any type of distortion box with this amp, then you have not found the right amp. This amp sounds amazing. I chose the 50 watt to push my 1960 cab. This is the best half stack that you will ever hear! Classic Marshall crunch....dripping tone, great clean tone...what more could you ask for?

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