On January 23, the first day of the 2014 Winter NAMM Show, Marshall Amplification announced the launch of four new additions to its Handwired Series. Handwired is an ongoing series that features painstaking reissues of revered, historical Marshall products that were originally completely wired by the human hand.
During last week's 2014 Winter NAMM Show, the Guitar World crew visited the Randall Amplification booth. In our video, which you can check out below, we found out about the company's new Ola Englund signature model amp, the Satan. In fact, Englund — of Feared and the Haunted — tells us about the amp himself.
Featuring a unique circuit design, the MXR FET Driver captures the rich, creamy sound of an overdriven tube amplifier by cascading an op-amp gain stage into a FET stage. This pedal thickens up lead tones with musical, amp-like distortion and sustain without the fragility and inconsistency associated with tubes.
When the Echoplex EP-3 came out, guitar players were hooked by the way its preamp sweetened up their sound. Soon, the EP-3 made its way onto the records of top guitar players—from Jimmy Page to Eric Johnson—as much for its tone conditioning ability as its tape echo effect. Now, you can put the EP-3’s legendary secret sauce right on your pedalboard.
One of the highlights of this year's NAMM Show was the introduction of a new Dimebag Darrell model from Dean Guitars. In the video below, Dean Guitars' Josh Meloney shows off and explains the features of the new guitar.
The Guitar World gang visited the Ernie Ball Music Man booth at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Below, check out a video that shows off and explains the finer details of the company's new John Petrucci Majesty model.