Fuchs Audio’s Marshall-style Mantis 89 promises "everything from Plexi-like gain to metal shredding"

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Fuchs Audio has introduced the Mantis 89, a two-channel, all-tube guitar amp that the company touts as a tip of the hat to classic Marshall 800 and 900 British-voiced valve tones, promising “everything from Plexi-like gain to high-gain metal shredding tone.”

The new amp comes loaded with EL34 tubes (with a 6V6 option), and sports a three-band EQ (bass, middle, treble) and gain boost, as well as four, eight or 16 ohm speaker outputs with universal AC power.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.