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.
Blackstar Amplification’s new, affordable ID:Core Amplifier Series features the core attributes of Blackstar’s original ID:Series. These programmable, wide-stereo guitar combo amps are small in size, but they deliver huge tone.
The ENGL Invader II features an improved channel design with two Clean channels and two Overdrive channels, all switchable between a HI or Low Gain mode plus a Sound switch that changes the character per channel. That’s a total tonal variety of 16 basic sounds.
We're proudly presenting the smallest amplifier from our Stomp-Head guitar amplifiers line. It's a two-channel, 50-Watt head that weights only 2 kg (4.4 pounds). Until today, guitarists could only choose between two forms of amplifiers: heads and combos. Now we are introducing a completely new breed: The Stomp-Head.
Blackstar Amplification has posted a new teaser video for its latest amp series for 2014. Check out the clip below, and be sure to keep up with GuitarWorld.com's NAMM coverage next week to get more details.
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.
As the holidays — and some much-needed time off — swiftly approach, I present to you my holiday gear wish list, all of which I hope Santa will be kind enough to leave under my tree. I know certain items on my wish list are somewhat pricey, but hey, that’s why I call it a wish list! Even so, if I don’t get it all, just receiving one will give me holiday cheer well into 2014.
Stevie Ray Vaughan’s guitar tone was as dry as a San Antonio summer and as sparkling clean as a Dallas debutante, the product of the natural sound of amps with ample clean headroom. However, Vaughan occasionally used pedals to augment his sound, mainly to boost the signal, although he occasionally employed a rotating speaker cabinet and wah pedals for added textural flair.
These videos are bonus content related to the January 2014 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.