On January 23, Marshall Amplification announced the launch of four new additions to its Handwired Series. The Handwired Series of all-valve amps celebrates Marshall’s legacy of influencing the sound of rock and blues for more than 50 years.
These videos are bonus content related to the December 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.
There are many different shades of the Marshall sound, but every Marshall amp—from the Plexi through the JCM800 and Jubilee to the latest JVM models—delivers a certain instantly identifiable quality of tone, crunch and distortion.
The subject of this month's challenge is Slayer's "Raining Blood," the five-page transcription of which starts on Page 112 of the August 2013 issue of Guitar World magazine. This month, you'll be competing for a new amp, Marshall's MG Series MG15CFXMS 15W Mini Stack Carbon Fiber (MSRP: $540).
Let's face it, bringing a 100-watt guitar amp to your average weekend bar gig is a lot like taking a Lamborghini to Shop Rite for Sunday-afternoon grocery shopping. You simply don't need all that power.
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear- and rain-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the guys at the Marshall Amplification booth to check out some new amps. This video profiles the new Slash SL5 model.