What do Slash, Zakk Wylde, Kerry King, Jimi Hendrix, Randy Rhoads, Lemmy, Paul Weller, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dave Mustaine and Joe Satriani have in common? Yes, they all play Marshall, and yes they all have a signature playing style… but more than that, they each have their very own Marshall Signature amplifier.
A handful of artists have been lucky enough to have their own Marshall Signature amplifiers, we’ve taken a closer look at what makes each of these amps and how they came to be.
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If you talk to any guitarist you will undoubtably hear the world ‘valve’ or ‘tube’ thrown around. The sound of a valve amp cranked nice and loud is synonymous with rock and guitar heritage. Valve technology was predominately found in televisions and radios from the mid to the late 20th Century, before transistor technology advanced and took its place.
That being said, guitar amplifiers remained married to valves due to the unique feel and tone they produce. Here we take a look at some of the most commonly used power amp valve types and how they lend themselves to different tones.