Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959

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Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959

The Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 is a super-powerful, 100-watt amp that is a cornerstone in the history of rock & roll. It was originally paired with a huge 8×12 speaker cabinet, but soon the preference shifted to two 4x12s, one straight and one angled. This amp allows you to go from a warm, gritty twang right up to a searing wailing rock god solo scream, and never let The Man stand in your way. Don’t put up with pretenders.

Extreme Sound Quality and Authenticity: Component-modeled for the most accurate possible recreation of Marshall’s own reference unit. Softube took Marshall’s own museum-piece Plexi (a pristine model from 1967) under extremely careful security and supervision and modelled each and every component to produce the most textured, detailed software version imaginable.

The plug-in is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs – and Softube’s own rigorous testing standards – Softube only officially test their plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar.

The first Marshall full stack was created for the Plexi. Detailed and Versatile Tone: Two channels, a lead and a rhythm, each with both high and low gain inputs, can be combined (or ‘jumped’) for a wide-range of sounds. They’ve built a world-class engineer, who knows the amp like an old friend, right into the plug-in. At any setting, it responds exactly like the hardware, and it’s sensitive to your playing style like you wouldn’t believe.

The Guitar Hero’s Choice: Angus Young, Jimmy Page, Graham Coxon, Johnny Ramone, John Frusciante, Slash, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix – they all used a Plexi Super Lead.

The Channel Strip: In addition to the amp itself, the plug-in provides a complete setup and workflow for getting mix-ready sounds. It’s a complete workflow for an amazing mix-ready guitar tone.

The History of Rock & Roll: The Plexi’s design was essentially commissioned by Pete Townshend of The Who, and was used by many famous guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page.

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