What Is A Blues Breaker? Chasing Eric Clapton’s legendary guitar tone

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In the early ’60s, Eric Clapton needed an amp that would fit in the “boot” of his car. So Jim Marshall made him an amp, a JTM 45 2×12. The rest is history. Now Josh Scott from JHS Pedals has come up with (yet another!) neat video that gives a great overview over this sound […]

Does the Marshall 1960AX 4X12 cab sound like the ’70s original?

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Here on Gearnews we love Johan Segeborn and his comparison videos. A veteran tone chaser, Johan has uploaded a new video where he compares a vintage Marshall 1960A 4X12 cabinet with a modern day version. So which sounds better? Marshall’s classic ‘British’ sound is all over just about every rock record you have ever listened to. And the […]

NAMM 2019: Marshall Studio Classic, Vintage and Jubilee launched

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That new Marshall amp I wrote about this morning was legit. It turns out that it is part of their new Marshall Studio range that they are launching at Winter NAMM. Marshall Studio There are three classic Marshall amp styles on offer a Plexi, JCM800 and Silver Jubilee version of each of these new Marshall Studio models. […]

Kuassa Caliburn: A bargain Marshall amp plug-in suite

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A while ago, Kuassa introduced the Cerberus Bass Amp, which our German sister site was very favourably impressed with. Now Kuassa has released a set of Marshall amp simulations for us guitarists, at a very decent price. Kuassa Caliburn The Caliburn sounds were inspired by classic Marshall amplifiers (JCM800 and JCM900) and implemented using Kuassa’s in-house […]