Marshall 4x12 Cabinets - Stage Used/Owned by Eric Clapton / Derek & The Dominos. Marshall Amps 1960A and 1960B 4x12 Speaker Cabinets. Personally Owned and Stage Used by Eric Clapton. Derek and the Dominos Stenciled pair of Guitar Amplifier Speaker Cabinets. Featured in the Eric Clapton sale of Guitars and Amps in aid of the Crossroads Centre.ATTENTION Serious Collectors and Eric Clapton Enthusiasts! Make'n Music is happy to present a curated selection of guitars and amplifiers which were previously owned and used by none other than Slowhand himself, Eric Clapton! Various items are featured as part of this Eric Clapton collection; including a custom Gibson ES-335 electric guitar presented to Eric by Gibson for his 2001 tour, the two stage used 4x12 Marshall speaker cabinets offered here, which are stenciled "Derek and the Dominos", one Jaguar Limited Edition Marshall Bluesbreaker combo amp presented to Eric by Jim Marshall himself, and a stage used Music Man HD-150 Reverb Head and 2x12 Cabinet with Duck Bros. If you are an avid Clapton collector, or simply an enthusiast of rare, vintage, collectible guitars and amps, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain your own personal Eric Clapton Rig!!! Just imagine this killer selection of gear all set up in your mancave or jam room. Think of all the stages and players this iconic gear has seen. When I close my eyes I can imagine myself there, relishing the sounds (and smells) or Rock and Roll! Keep reading for more detailed information. (Also, if you are reading this on a marketplace website, please refer to the Make'n Music website for additional details and photographs of all items). This particular listing is for a pair of 1970 Marshall 4x12 Speaker Cabinets, Model 1960A and 1960B, Serial Numbers 34172 and 33583, Stenciled "Derek and the Dominos". The 1960A (slant) cabinet is consistent with 1970 specifications including Birch ply construction, large white script Marshall logo, basket weave grille cloth and metal handles. It is loaded with only three Celestion G12M 25W speakers which also date to 1970. The back panel of this cabinet is missing some screws. The 1960B (straight) cabinet is also consistent with 1970 specifications including Birch ply construction, large white script Marshall logo, basket weave grille cloth and metal handles. It is loaded with all four Celestion G12M 25W speakers which also date to 1970. "DEREK AND THE DOMINOS" is stenciled on top of both cabinets in white paint.
Both cabinets exhibit some cosmetic wear and tear consistent with age and tour use, including dings and scuffs. The tolex on the bottoms is especially rough, probably from all the loading and unloading while on tour, but overall they are actually in very good shape. The 1960B cabinet sounds fantastic! Marshall 4x12 cabinets from this era are highly regarded for tone and one listen will explain why.The 1960A cabinet was not tested due to the missing speaker and it will require some maintenance including a replacement speaker in order to be used. After having changed his musical direction by quitting Cream, forming Blind Faith and then leaving for Delaney & Bonnie in 1969, Clapton began favoring Fender amps to the Marshall stacks he was previously known for. In fact, Clapton was often seen playing through late 1960s Dual Showman amps on his appearances from the 1969/1970 period. In an interview conducted for the Japanese publication Guitarists of Genius published by Shinko Music, Baz Ward, the former road manager for Derek and the Dominos, told Saiichi Sugiyama of an incident during the Dominos first tour of UK clubs in the summer of 1970.
When they played the Mothers in Birmingham, Clapton was heckled by an audience member who complained he couldn't hear Clapton's guitar. Clapton was playing through a Fender Dual Showman at the time.Clapton replied that he was playing as loud as he could and the heckler said'tell the rest of the band to shut up then'. This he did and Clapton used a Marshall stack on some of the nights on tour. According to Baz Ward, Clapton also used Marshall cabinets in the US on tour in the autumn of 1970 but he had modified those cabinets with extra jack inputs to facilitate a quick change-over in case of an amp breakdown. Make'n Music is happy to offer these cabinets for sale on consignment from the original purchaser. The Certificate of Authenticity personally signed by Eric Clapton is included.
What you see is what you get except the original hard shell case which is included but not pictured. 4 certificates are shown but only the 1 certificate specific to this item is included. Main Image by Nina Laseau. Clapton using a Marshall stack during Derek and the Dominos first Tour of UK clubs in the summer of 1970, when Clapton prohibited his real name from appearing on the bill.Photograph courtesy of the Mike Sawin Collection. Clapton on stage performing With A Little Help From My Friends with Joe Cocker, Charlie Watts and Jimmy Page at the US Arms Concert, 9 December 1983, Madison Square Garden, New York. Make'n Music was established in 1973 and has provided our clients with a trusted shopping experience in the music business for more than four decades. We are proud to offer a curated selection of the world's finest Guitars, Amplifiers and Effects! Listing and template services provided by inkFrog.