Gary Moore’s Marshall 50W Head
According to Gary himself, he acquired his first Marshall amp when he was 16 years old. Just to figure out when this might have happened, Gary turned 16 on April 4, 1968, and he joined Skid Row around midway through that year. So likely, the amp was purchased around the same time that he joined.
I got a 50-watt Marshall when I was 16, when I was in my first band, Skid Row. I didn’t have the speaker cabinet, unfortunately, The guy before me he was a guitarist in a band, and he built this kind of 412 cabinet – like anGary Moore visits Marshall Part 1.
angled cabinet, and put yellow lovely good speakers in it.
Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any photographic evidence of Gary actually using a Marshall amp in the 60s. With Skid Row, he was seen using an Orange OR200, and a Hiwatt Custom 100, but no Marshalls. If you happen to come across a photo or a video that suggests that he did use it, be sure to leave a comment below.
In the early 1970s, he was however seen playing a Marshall JTM45 throught a Hiwatt cabinet (remember, he said that he didn’t have a Marshall cab), so it could be that was this same amp, although this is purely just a possibility.
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