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Winter NAMM 2012

February 10, 2012
Editor’s top picks from Anaheim—the cream of the crop in cutting-edge gear.
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NAMM '12 - Marshall 50th Anniversary JTM1, JMP 1, JCM 800, DSL 1, and JVM 1 Demos

January 19, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Marshall Amps booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear Marshall's 50th anniversary amps the JTM1, JMP 1, JCM 800, DSL 1, and JVM 1
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Marshall Amplification Purchases Eden Bass Amps

December 28, 2011
US Music Corp announced today that they have sold their Eden Bass Amplification business to Marshall Amplification plc.
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Rig Rundown - Yngwie Malmsteen

December 12, 2011

PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where she catches up with guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen who walks us through his touring rig that he used during the Relentless 2011 tour.


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5 Surefire Ways to Vintage Bass Tone

September 20, 2011
Vintage bass tone comes from a combination of three things—the bass, the amp, and the player’s hands.
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NAMM '11 - Marshall YJM100 Yngwie Malmsteen Amp

January 28, 2011
PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Marshall Amplification booth. In this segment, we get the lowdown on the forthcoming YJM100 Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Head.
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NAMM '11 - Marshall AFD100 Slash Signature Head

January 18, 2011
PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Marshall Amplification booth. In this segment, we get our first taste of the new Slash AFD100 Signature Head. Using the original AFD master recordings, Slash and Marshall painstakingly worked together to replicate his AFD sound. "This is an idea I've had for quite some time," the guitarist reveals. "So many fans have been trying to duplicate that sound. I thought, 'who better than to really perfect it other than Marshall?' We spent a lot of time together developing this amp. We stripped a couple of guitar tracks off the original AFD masters and basically got in there with a fine tooth comb so we could suss out exactly what made that sound the way that it was." After countless hours and several prototypes, the AFD100 was born with two distinct, footswitchable modes labeled #34 and AFD, both offering 100% pure Slash sounds. The first is based on the modified JCM800 2203 he's used since the late '80s and had "34" stenciled on the side, hence the "#34" name. The second is, of course, pure, unadulterated AFD. "We used 'Night Train' as one of the man reference tracks and the amp sounds just like it." Slash concludes. "I think we've been totally successful!" The amp boasts a mixture of both traditional and modern Marshall aesthetics -- a unique blend of Plexi, JCM800 and Silver Jubilee cosmetics. In addition to its dual, footswitchable modes, the AFD100 also has the following features: - Two inputs -- high and low sensitivity - Built in Electronic Power Attenuation. Controlled by a front-panel knob, this allows you to adjust the amp's output from 100% to 0.01%, and anywhere in-between, without sacrificing the tone and feel of those all-important power valves. - Footswitchable* Series FX loop with Return Level control. - Valve Fault Indicator: meaning that if one of the output valves develops a fault, a visual indicator on the rear of the amplifier shows which one is working incorrectly. This "roadie friendly feature" will save valuable time getting the amplifier back up and running again, should a valve issue occur. - Auto-Bias & Bias Current Trimmer to ensure correct power valve biasing and optimal valve life and function
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The Pinkburst Project

January 17, 2011
Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French commissions a who’s-who of guitar and bass manufacturers to create 25 custom “pinkburst” guitars and amps to benefit research into uveitis—a disease responsible for 10 percent of blindness in the US.
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Rig Rundown - Joe Satriani

January 7, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the Chicago Theatre, in Chicago, IL, where she catches up with guitarist Joe Satriani before his 'Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards' Winter 2010 tour. In this Rig Rundown segment, Satriani walks us through all the gear and equipment he's using during the tour. Also, he talks about how this rig differs from the one he uses with supergroup Chickenfoot.
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Go Ahead And Ask: Marshall Amplification

July 20, 2010
Marshall Amplification answers ten of your questions.
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Demystifying the Master Volume

July 20, 2010
What are the sonic differences between master-volume and non-master-volume amps
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Marshall JCM-800 Combo

February 11, 2010
Background and value of a JCM-800 1x12 combo
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NAMM '10 - Marshall Amplifiers 50MA Head Demo

February 3, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where he visits the Marshall Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the (new-to-the-States) MA50 head.

The MA50 is a two-channel 50 watt that has three-ECC83 and two-EL34 power tubes and features a spring reverb tank, two-way footswitch, Overdrive boost and three-band EQ per channel.

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NAMM '10 - Marshall JMD: 1 100 Watt Demo

January 15, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Marshall Amplification booth. In this segment, we get our first test drive on the JMD: 1 Series 100 Watt head.

The JMD: 1 Series is a hybrid amp that has 16 digital preamps and 4-EL34 power tubes. It features a modulation FX, delay, reverb, noise gate, serial and parallel FX loop, footcontroller and MIDI In and Thru options.

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Marshall Haze 40 Combo Amp Review

November 18, 2009
Marshall''s Haze 40 is a low-gain amp with classic tones at a manageable price
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Sneak Peek: Marshall MG4 Series

September 18, 2009
Learn about the latest additions to Marshall''s MG Series
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Amp Modeling Reality Check

September 18, 2009
Looking to get real about amp modeling? We have direct comparison audio samples.
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Specimen Products - Tube Amp Building Seminar

May 27, 2009
Premier Guitar is On Location in Chicago, IL, where we visit Specimen Products and the Chicago School of Guitar Making. In this video segment, we take an inside look at their "Tube Amplifier Building Workshop," by featuring clips of students working in the lab, first-hand testimonial and finished product demos that are said to be based on old Fender Tweed Champ and 18-watt Marshall circuits. As the video illustrates, each student is given a workstation, all necessary tools and amp kits provided by Mojo Music.

Click here for Chris Burgess' feature article on the Tube Amp Building Seminar with photo gallery.

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Measuring Up Micro Amps

April 21, 2009
A look at micro-amps from Marshall, Fender, Danelectro, Orange and Smokey
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45 Degrees of Tone: The JTM45 Roundup

April 21, 2009
Nearly 50 years since its creation, the Marshall JTM45 remains both a relevant and near-perfect example of what a great rock ‘n’ roll tube amp should be.
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