Michael O’Donohue’s Lead 12 conversion

The Basic version of the kit is supplied without chassis or faceplates, allowing customers to convert a donor chassis to a fully working valve amp. This is the approach Michael took with his amp.”I have just completed my Marshall Lead 12 conversion to SE-5a. I really enjoyed the build, which went very well and thanks to your brilliant on-line instructions it worked first time – no mistakes. It sounds great too!

“The Marshall Lead 12 makes a really good donor amp as it provides a compact and nicely built cabinet with a Celestion 10″ speaker – it only cost me £23.50 off Ebay! The only minor deviations I made were to rearrange the control wiring to suit the order of the Marshall controls and I wired the valve heaters direct form the power transformer.”