New amps from Marshall for 2008
1959RR Limited Edition Randy Rhoads Tribute Head
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The 1959RR boasts the exact circuitry and Marshall factory “mod” that Rhoads’ original, iconic white Marshall 1959 houses. When he first joined Ozzy Osbourne’s band, Rhoads had Marshall custom-build his white head and also had it modified at the factory for more gain – which involved cascading the two halves of the first ECC83 valve in the preamp section. With the blessing and help of the Rhoads family, a Marshall design engineer traveled to California and opened up Randy’s original amp head (kept under lock and key) to confirm the modification and circuitry to ensure it was duplicated exactly in the tribute model.
This all-valve head (3 x ECC83 in the preamp, 4 x EL34s in the power amp) features two channels, I and II, each with two inputs – high sensitivity and low sensitivity. Both channels share passive tone-shaping controls for Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence. Its white vinyl covering, black corners and large black script logo make it instantly recognizable as “Randy’s head” to all hard rock fans. The back panel features the signatures of Dr. Jim Marshall OBE and Randy Rhoads.
The 1959RR owner’s manual features a handwritten introduction from Ozzy’s current guitarist and fellow-signature-Marshall user, Zakk Wylde. In it, Wylde says, “Without Randy I wouldn’t be the player I am today – the chops, the writing and that amazing, father Marshall tone. There can only be one father Marshall and Randy Rhoads.”
When Rhoads was posthumously inducted into the Hollywood Rockwalk of Fame in 2004, Dr. Jim Marshall OBE, founder and CEO of Marshall Amplification, wrote the following in a letter to Rhoads’ mother Delores: “I was and still am delighted that Randy played through Marshalls and consider him to be one of the finest ambassadors of my amplifiers to this very day – the fact that he is still rightfully held in such high regard by so many musicians speaks volumes regarding the tremendous impact he had on the world of rock guitar.”
The new Marshall Limited Edition Randy Rhoads Tribute Head will be available in spring ’08. MSRP TBD.
Five New JVM2 Models
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• JVM210H 2-channel 100W Head - MRSP $2658
• JVM205H 2-channel 50W Head - MSRP $2398
• JVM210C 2-channel 100W 2x12" Combo - MSRP $3199
• JVM205C 2-channel 50W 2x12" Combo - MSRP $2850
• JVM215C 2-channel 50W 1x12" Combo - MSRP $2698
Like the award-winning JVM4 amps, these new models are feature-rich and packed with the latest Marshall technology. Two independent, footswitchable channels (Clean/Crunch and Overdrive) and three footswitchable modes per channel effectively deliver six distinctly different Marshall voices that range from shimmering clean to extreme, high-gain distortion.
A straightforward, familiar front panel provides six LED switches and 16 controls – Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble, Gain and Reverb for each channel, two footswitchable Master Volumes plus Resonance and Presence.
In addition to a Channel/Mode selection switch for each channel, the amps also feature front-panel switches for Reverb (on/off), Master Volume section (1 or 2) and FX loop (on/off). Onboard logic ensures swift and silent switching, plus it remembers the last position of each front panel switch in all six modes – even after the amp has been powered down. Both channel/mode LEDs are tri-colored to indicate which of the three modes is selected in each channel.
Marshall’s intuitive, “intelligent” four-way foot-controller can memorize a player’s front-panel switch settings. Five easy-to-read LEDs reflect every front panel switch setting, including the channel Mode being used, via tri-colored indicator LEDs for both channels. This patent-pending technology allows single front-panel switches or entire setups (Channel/Mode, Reverb, FX Loop and Master Volume switch settings) to be easily assigned to any one of the foot-controller’s four switches. For added convenience, the foot-controller connects to the amp via a standard guitar cable.
Footswitchable, studio-quality digital reverb with independent controls for both channels is also included. The reverb is routed in parallel and mixed with the direct signal by means of a valve. When the reverb is engaged, no degradation of the direct signal occurs, and when off, it is removed from the circuit. The reverb circuit has also been designed to avoid abrupt cut-offs, allowing the tail to decay naturally when switching or changing from channel to channel.
To satisfy pro player needs, all switching can be done via MIDI, and each JVM amp’s rear panel houses MIDI IN & MIDI THRU jacks. Two FX loops (footswitchable series/parallel and parallel) and a speaker-emulated XLR output are also provided.
All combos feature genuine Celestion speakers, and, just like the JVM410C, the JVM210C and JVM205C 2x12s both house one Vintage speaker and one Heritage speaker. The Heads can be partnered with any Marshall 4x12 cabinet.
Kerry King Signature MG10KK Practice Amp
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Based on the MG10CD – King’s longtime practice amplifier of choice – the MG10KK offers Marshall-size tone in a compact form. The amp features a striking red and bold black faceplate design and, drawing from King’s trademark look, shares the same tribal-art motif of his signature Marshall JCM800 2203KK head.
Measuring a mere 11.6" x 12.2" x 7.5" and weighing only five pounds, this 2-channel, 10-Watt amp offers a powerful 6.5" speaker. Controls include Clean Volume, Overdrive Gain, Overdrive Volume and Tone Contour. The amp has Marshall’s proprietary FDD (Frequency Dependent Damping) circuitry built-in, which accurately reproduces the interaction of a tube amp’s power stage with the loudspeakers it is driving. Additionally, this practice amp boasts an MP3/CD input for jamming along, an Emulated Line Out and a Headphone jack that, when used, mutes the speaker for “silent” practice sessions (a feature King rarely, if ever, uses!).
The included exclusive Guitar Abuse tutorial DVD features King’s personal insight and demonstrations on just what this amp can do to help improve practice sessions.
Available early 2008, MSRP $139.99.
MB Series of Bass Amps and Cabs
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The new models are:
MB60 60-Watt, hybrid 1x12" combo
MB150 150-Watt, hybrid 1x15" combo
MB450H 450-Watt, hybrid head
MB4210 450-Watt, hybrid 2x10" combo
MB4410 450-Watt, hybrid 4x10" combo
MBC115 300-Watt, 1x15" bass reflex cabinet with H.F. horn
MBC410 600-Watt, 4x10" bass reflex cabinet with H.F. horn
MBC810 1200-Watt, 8x10" bass reflex cabinet with H.F. horn
Each new amp features two totally independent, footswitchable channels: Classic and Modern (a footswitch is supplied with each new model). The Modern channel offers a crispness and crystal clarity that is ideal for slap and other modern styles, as well as a built-in, variable compressor. The Classic channel boasts an ECC83 preamp tube and features a Gain control plus a Boost switch, allowing users to dial in exactly the amount of “grit” desired for their tone. To further enhance the tonal versatility of these two channels, the active 3-band EQ on the Modern channel features semi-parametric Mid controls while the passive 3-band EQ on the Classic channel features an adjustable, 3-way mid Voice control.
Additional features provide advanced functionality for today’s bass player: a series FX loop, Passive/Active input selection, XLR DI line out (pre or post), built-in limiter, CD/MP3 input and a headphone jack for silent practice.
The MB450H, MB4210 and MB4410 models also offer a footswitchable channel blend facility that has controls for both Blend and Volume, giving the user three unique tonal options that are instantly accessible via the two-way footswitch. Combined Speakon®/ jack sockets further add to the professional feature set of these three units.
For more information visit MarshallAmps.com
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This full-amp-stack-in-a-box pedal brings a new flavor to the Guitar Legend Tone Series of pedals, Missing Link Audio’s flagship product line.
Adding to the company’s line of premium-quality effects pedals, Missing Link Audio has unleashed the new AC/Overdrive pedal. This full-amp-stack-in-a-box pedal – the only Angus & Malcom all-in-one stompbox on the market – brings a new flavor to the Guitar Legend Tone Series of pedals, Missing Link Audio’s flagship product line.
The AC/OD layout has three knobs to control Volume, Gain and Tone. That user-friendly format is perfect for quickly getting your ideal tone, and it also offers a ton of versatility. MLA’s new AC/OD absolutely nails the Angus tone from the days of “High Voltage” to "Back in Black”. You can also easily dial inMalcom with the turn of a knob. The pedal covers a broad range of sonic terrain, from boost to hot overdrive to complete tube-like saturation. The pedal is designed to leave on all the time and is very touch responsive. You can get everything from fat rhythm tones to a perfect lead tone just by using your guitar’s volume knob and your right-hand attack.
- Three knobs to control Volume, Gain and Tone
- Die-cast aluminum cases for gig-worthy durability
- Limited lifetime warranty
- True bypass on/off switch
- 9-volt DC input
- Made in the USA
MLA Pedals AC/OD - Music & Demo by A. Barrero
Sporting custom artwork etched onto the covers, the Railhammer Billy Corgan Z-One Humcutters are designed to offer a fat midrange and a smooth top end.
Billy Corgan was looking for something for heavier Smashing Pumpkins songs, so Joe Naylor designed the Railhammer Billy Corgan Z-One pickup. Sporting custom artwork etched onto the covers, the Railhammer Billy Corgan Z-One Humcutters have a fat midrange and a smooth top end. This pickup combines the drive and sustain of a humbucker with the percussive attack and string clarity of a P90. Get beefy P90 tone plus amp-pummeling output with the Railhammer Billy Corgan Z-One.
Patented Railhammer Pickups take passive guitar pickups to a new level with rails under the wound strings lead to tighter lows, and poles under the plain strings offer fatter heights. With increased clarity, the passive pickup’s tone is never sterile.
Railhammer Billy Corgan Signature Z-One Pickup Demo
For more information, please visit railhammer.com.
Designed for utmost comfort and performance, the Vertigo Ultra Bass is Mono’s answer to those who seek the ultimate gigging experience.
Complete with a range of game-changing design features, such as the patent-pending attachable FREERIDE Wheel System, premium water-resistant and reflective materials, shockproof shell structure and improved ergonomic features, the Vertigo Ultra Bass takes gear protection to the next level.
The Vertigo Ultra Bass features:
- Patent-pending FREERIDE Wheel System that allows for wheels to be attached on the case in no time, giving you the option to travel with it seamlessly
- Upgraded materials, including a water-resistant 1680D Ballistic Nylon outer shell, plush inner lining and new reflective trim for maximum backstage and night visibility
- Enhanced protection with a shockproof shell structure and heavy-duty water-resistant YKK zippers for protection from the elements
- Improved ergonomics and functionality including added back support and load-lifting detachable shoulder straps with side release buckles
- Flexible storage options with added space for touring essentials