By John R. Wiley

For the first time, the complete story of Marshall’s first ever combo amplifier, nicknamed the Bluesbreaker, is told here in The Marshall Bluesbreaker – The Story of Marshall’s First Combo. Highlights include:
  • The entire history of the Bluesbreaker including the development of the JTM45 and how Eric Clapton requested the first Marshall combo amplifier
  • A complete listing of all the Bluesbreaker components
  • A guide section listing year-by-year specifications and changes to the Bluesbreaker including reissues and limited editions
  • A chapter devoted to the little brother of the Bluesbreaker – the 18 Watt Mini Bluesbreaker
  • Listings and specifications on modern builders who offer replica and clone amplifiers based on the Bluesbreaker and Mini Bluesbreaker designs
  • A 16-page color section featuring original and reissue Bluesbreakers, Mini Bluesbreakers, and Bluesbreaker components
  • A step-by-step guide on converting a stock Marshall Bluesbreaker Reissue into a Clapton-spec Bluesbreaker
  • A foreword written by the founder himself, Jim Marshall
From the beginning of Marshall amplifiers in the early 1960s to the reissues currently produced today, the story of the Bluesbreaker is told in its entirety for the first time!

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