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1983 Marshall Model 5501 Bass 12 12w 1x10" Combo Amplifier Practice Amp #38004

Availability: In stock




BRAND: Marshall

MODEL: 5501 Bass 12

FUNCTION: Bass Combo Practice Amp

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This listing is for a Marshall Model 5501 Bass 12 12w 1x10" Combo Amplifier, Solid State Practice Amp. 


  • Serial #22523R
  • Year of Manufacture: 1983
  • Finish/Color: JCM-Style Black Cab w/ Gold Metal-Face Control Panel
  • Weight: 19.05 lbs 
  • Watts: 12w RMS
  • Ohms: 8 Ohm 
  • Solid-State Preamp and Power Amp
  • Speaker Size: 10"
  • Speaker Type: Celestion G10L-35
  • Controls: Gain, Volume, 3-Band EQ,  
  • Inputs: High/Low Sensitivity 
  • Outputs: Headphone/Line Out

ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: This item comes as seen in photos, and does not include any accessories.

PHYSICAL CONDITION: Good - The amp has some light surface scuffs on the plastic corners as well as oxidation on the metal rivets and screws on the top of the amp. There are several small holes in the grill cloth and front baffle where the Marshall logo was previously attached. Some knob caps are slightly misshapen or have small cracks. The Power switch and its surround is a little loose. Overall, the amp is structurally solid and in good physical condition.  

WORKING CONDITION: Good - The amp sounds good with bass or guitar, on either input, at a range of setting combinations from clean and bright, to dark and dirty, as well as all points in between. While changing settings though, all controls have some level of crackle or intermittent noise. After spraying with contact cleaner and exercising the controls, the noise and crackle were reduced, but not completely remedied.

The Volume control requires more effort to turn than the others. Using the amp over time combined with further cleaning of the pots should continue to improve or possibly clear up these issues. When the knobs are not being moved, the amp and its speaker sounds really good. The HP/Line Out has a little bit of hiss, but works well for the most part. Overall, it's a great little amp in good working condition.    


UNPACKAGED DIMENSIONS: 15" x 18" x 8.25"

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