Serial number, where is it located?
Some Marshall serial numbers might tell you the year your 3005 was made, Marshall stamped the different years of the micro's in different spots, your number could either be on the back metal plate stamped right above the AC power cable port, or barely visible on the front gold plate above the power switch just under the Tolex, at least that's where my 1988 3005's serial number is stamped. But it should have one on it somewhere, could even be inside the head too, my sis plays and has an old 1977 50watt tube head with an interior serial number. I've been a huge fan of the Micro stacks since they came out in the mid-80's. I believe the 3005's were only produced from 1985 or so till around 1988 or 89 in Black, White, Red, Orange, Blue, Purple, and Grey, a Camo Tolex was a custom option as far as I remember. 1987 was Marshall's Silver 25th Anniversary, so a Silver Tolex Jubilee edition was made that year only. Than the newer MG15-II's were made from around 2004 till 2010 along with the Zakk Wylde signature series micro stack,. And now they make the newer MGD's since 2010, I just tried one last week at my local guitar shop, I liked it a lot, it's very different sounding than my old 1988 or my 2009 micro's and has a few built in effects which weren't great, but not that bad at all, I have a 1988 3005 stack that came with Celestion G-10's in the cabs and an MG15-II series micro stacks, that one came with some no name 10's, but believe it or not they sound better than the G-10's! Mine are all in black, I have been after an original micro stack in white for many years.Did your old 1x10 cabs come with Celestions too?
on Apr 24, 2014