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Yamaha Clavinova CLP 600 Series

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Yamaha Clavinova CLP 600 Series

The Yamaha Clavinova CLP 600 Series has finally been released after the much heralded arrival of the CVP 700 series last year. Clavinova has been an institution in home digital piano’s since their inception and these new models pave the way for the future of Clavinova in households across the world. Focussing on simplicity and functionality, the CLP range offers players the experience of a grand piano for a price that any household can afford.

The graded hammer action keyboards with new synthetic ebony and ivory key-tops and modernised sound engines push the CLP range further into the future. The cabinets have been totally re-designed to make them more modern looking and ergonomic for households. The CLP 600 series also features the famous Yamaha CFX grand and Bösendorfer concert grand voices on all models.

Some other improvements include the brand new GrandTouch action on the 675 and 685 models, in built Bluetooth connectivity on the CLP645 upwards, improved Virtual Resonance Modelling (VRM) on all models from CLP635 upwards and spruce cone speaker system(as featured on the CVP 709 model) on the CLP685. The new Piano Room feature allows you to customize your piano settings and Binaural sampling of the CFX is available across the range for the ultimate headphone playing experience.

These instruments truly compliment everything that Yamaha does as a company which obviously includes constructing the highest quality grand pianos for concert halls around the world. They also come with a 3 year warranty in Australia not that you really need it- we’ve never had a Clavinova break down in over 20 years of selling them.

Models will be arriving in store next week and we have attached a handy comparison chart below for your perusal.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or on (02) 4367 8500.

CLAVINOVA CLP600 SPEC COMPARISON CHART

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Schecter Apocalypse Series NAMM 2017

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Schecter dropped the new Schecter Apocalypse series on us at NAMM a few weeks ago and we just received our first shipment in store and words cannot describe how awesome these guitars feel. Made from swamp ash and with 25.5″ scale lengths these only add to the already versatile Schecter lineup we have come to know and love here at Macron Music.

These guitars are a variation on the companies popular C-1 range and are available in a 6 string version with either Apocalypse Pickups and a fixed bridge, Sustaniac bridge pickup and a Floyd Rose or with Schecter Apocalypse Pickups and a Floyd Rose. The Schecter Apocalypse series is also available in a 7 string version with a fixed bridge and Apocalypse pickups.

The overwhelming feeling from us here in the store is as usual these guitars play amazingly out of the box. We threw them onto our repairs bench just to see if they could use a tweak but once tuned to pitch they were absolutely breathtaking. The quality that Schecter are producing at this price point is just ridiculous in our opinion.

Whether it’s Metal or Rock, Jazz or Fusion these guitars will suit any playing style and you too will be impressed with the smooth feel and texture of these instruments.

Secure yours today!

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NAMM 2017- New Product Releases

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NAMM Show 2017- Anaheim, California

It’s that time of year again when all the crazy musicians converge upon Anaheim to go to Disneyland and this little show known simply as NAMM 2017. The National Association of Music Merchants annual trade show- where anyone who’s anyone (except native instruments) pops up a booth and peddles it’s wears to the entire music industry. You’ll see Slash wandering around, Stevie Wonder stroking some keys and maybe if you are really lucky you will run into the one and only Bernard Purdie (Steely Dan, James Brown, Jeff Beck and everybody else) who I happened to see selling some sort of drum related products at NAMM 2016. While I am safely put here in Australia at the moment enjoying 98% humidity and weather patterns reminiscent of an apocalypse my colleagues are over in California no doubt sipping on margaritas and wandering around the maze that is the NAMM show trying to get a glimpse of the newest products from the biggest brands. Here is a brief rundown of what we are most excited about at this years NAMM show.

Roland RD-2000- NAMM 2017

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It doesn’t seem like that long ago that the Roland RD-800 replaced the RD-700 but the geniuses at Roland are at it again with their newest stage piano offering to date.  This baby comes with two independent sound engines and the PHA-50 action that you get on the newest range of HP Pianos. This action is top of the line and the RD-2000 is the first portable unit to feature this action. Like anything Roland creates it’s as functional as it is powerful and the RD-2000 offers up what Roland are saying it’s most modern and extensive control surface. The RD-2000 is going to be stacked with 1100 tones and will also USB record WAV files directly from the unit itself.

The RD-2000 offers not only the best of the acoustic piano sounds ever heard on a Roland piano but also boasts some unbelievable electronic piano and ensemble sounds so you won’t need to look elsewhere for versatility or diversity.

Except to pay around $4000 AUD, ETA coming soon

PRE ORDER YOURS TODAY

Read more about the Roland RD-2000 here

Mackie Big Knob- NAMM 2017

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The most famous recording studio accessory has just entered the USB interface market with updates and new usable features you won’t want to miss.

The Big Knob Passive

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This new monitor controller allows for switching between two sets of inputs and two sets of studio monitors. Its passive circuitry means your audio signal remains true to its source and the famous “big knob” means its super easy to adjust the level when you are mixing. The Big Knob passive also features handy buttons for Mono, Mute and Dim so controllability has never been easier.

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Big Knob Studio

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The Big Knob studio offers both monitor control and high resolution USB recording. It has dedicated switching between three input sources and two pairs of monitors. It has trim controls on the speaker outs to balance out volume differences between monitors and it now features two ONYX mic pre amps on board. The Big Knob studio comes with dual headphone outputs and talkback functionality for room to room use. The Big Knob is now an all in one studio solution with 4X3 routing and 24 bit/96hz DAW playback through USB.

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Big Knob Studio Plus

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Similar to the Big Knob Studio in size and design, the Big Knob Studio plus offers some extra features.

  • Switching between 4 sources and 3 sets of monitors
  • 4X2 high resolution USB recording at 24 bit/192khz
  • Aux source options on the headphone outs
  • External mic input for talkback
  • Dedicated amp driven studio output perfect for headphone distribution

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Gibson 2017 New Range

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We all know Gibson have had a fabled history of re-inventing the wheel when it comes to the design of their guitars and 2017 is no exception. They have released a range of guitars known as the S Series which will be the companies most affordable USA made guitars to date. There are several models on offer and below we break each model down for you.

Gibson M2

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Top Features
• Mini-button tuners: These tuners provide reliable, long-lasting tunings.
• Tektoid nut: Dense and self-lubricating for great sustain and accurate return to pitch.
• Satin slim taper maple neck: One of the most comfortable and fastest neck that Gibson has ever made.
• One piece rosewood fingerboard: High standard of quality for truly amazing tone, sustain and playability.
• Solid poplar body: Recognized for well-balanced tones.
• New Light Gloss true Nitro finish: New Light Gloss is a nitrocellulose finish for ultimate resonance and beautiful aging.
• Gibson Pro-Buckers humbuckers: For those legendary Gibson humbucker tones.
• Adjustable wrap-around bridge: Great sustain with adjustability for accurate intonation.
• Simple controls: One volume, one tone and one toggle switch – direct control.
• S Series Gigbag: Yes, it even comes in a gigbag!
Expect to Pay $700-800 AUD ETA ???

Gibson Firebird Zero

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Top Features

• Mini-button tuners: Tuners provide reliable, long-lasting tunings with the added benefit of a more compact form and a lighter weight for a more balanced instrument.
• Tektoid nut: Dense and self-lubricating for great sustain and accurate return to pitch.
• Glued-in slim-taper maple neck with satin nitro finish: The slim taper profile and true satin nitro finish provide one of the most comfortable and fastest neck that Gibson has ever made.
• One piece rosewood fingerboard: High standard of quality for amazing tone, sustain and playability.
• New Firebird Zero body design made of solid poplar: A unique new compact, comfortable, modern, and light design for our new Firebird Zero made of solid poplar, a tonewood recognized for providing well-balanced tones.
• New Light Gloss true Nitro finish: New Light Gloss finish is a true nitrocellulose finish that provides ultimate resonance and beautiful aging.
• Rhythm and Lead Double Slug “DS-C” Gibson Made in USA humbuckers: Historic Gibson tones with a more bite thanks to two rows of slugs.
• Adjustable wrap-around bridge: Great sustain with the added benefit of adjustability for accurate intonation
• Simple controls: One volume, one tone and one toggle switch for direct control
• S Series padded gigbag: Yes, it even comes in a padded gigbag!
Expect to Pay $800-900 AUD ETA ???

Gibson SG Fusion

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Top Features
• Mini-button tuners: Reliable, long-lasting tunings in a lighter weight for a more balanced instrument.
• TekToid™: Dense and self-lubricating for great sustain and accurate return to pitch.
• Slim taper neck: The slim taper profile and true satin nitro finish provide one of the most comfortable and fastest neck Gibson has ever made.
• Rosewood fingerboard: High standard of quality to ensure truly amazing tone, sustain and playability.
• Classic SG body in solid mahogany: True Gibson SG tones with a solid mahogany body
• New Light Gloss true Nitro finish: New Light Gloss finish is a true Nitro finish that provides ultimate resonance and beautiful aging.
• Double Slug Rhythm DS-C and Lead DS-C+ Gibson Made in USA humbuckers: Historic Gibson tones with more bite thanks to two rows of slugs. Lead DS-C+ for added punch.
• Adjustable wrap-around bridge: Great sustain and tone transmission with the benefit of adjustability for accurate intonation
• Simple controls: One volume, one tone and one toggle switch for more direct control.
• S Series padded gigbag: Yes, it even comes in a padded gigbag!
Expect to Pay Under $1000 AUD ETA ???

Gibson Les Paul Custom Special

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Top Features
• Mini-button tuners: Tuners provide reliable, long-lasting tunings with the benefit of lighter weight for a more balanced instrument.
• Tektoid nut: Dense and self-lubricating for great sustain and accurate return to pitch.
• Slim taper maple neck with satin nitro finish: The slim taper profile and true satin nitro finish provide one of the smoothest, most comfortable and fastest neck that Gibson has ever made.
• One piece rosewood fingerboard: High standard of quality to ensure truly amazing tone, sustain and playability.
• Contoured solid mahogany Les Paul body: Contoured Les Paul body, made out of solid mahogany with new scarfed heel design for easy access to the high notes.
• New Light Gloss true Nitro finish: New Light Gloss finish is a true nitrocellulose finish that provides ultimate resonance and beautiful aging.
• Made in USA humbuckers: Tones with more bite thanks to two rows of Rhythm DS-C slugs, Lead DS-C+ add punch, screwless chrome covers add a touch of class
• Adjustable wrap-around bridge: Great sustain and tone transmission with added benefit of adjustability for accurate intonation
• Simple controls: One volume, one tone and one toggle switch for direct control
• S Series padded gigbag: Protective and easy to carry
Expect to Pay $1000-1200 AUD ETA ???

Gibson Les Paul Custom Studio

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Top Features
• Mini-button tuners: Tuners provide reliable, long-lasting tunings with the benefit of lighter weight for a more balanced instrument.
• Tektoid nut: Dense and self-lubricating for great sustain and accurate return to pitch.
• Glued-in, one piece, slim taper maple neck: The slim taper profile and true satin nitro finish provide one of the smoothest, most comfortable and fastest neck that Gibson has ever made.
• One piece rosewood fingerboard: High standard of quality to ensure truly amazing tone, sustain and playability.
• Swamp ash body with carved top and scarfed heel: A true Les Paul carved top made of beautiful swamp ash with a nitro stain for a vintage finish
• Nitro stain: Vintage looks and amazing tones thanks to the nitro stain.
• Double slugs Alnico 5 DS-A5 Rhythm and DS-A5+ Lead humbuckers: Modern and aggressive, new double slugs Alnico 5 DS-A5 Rhythm and DS-A5+ Lead humbuckers
• ABR style bridge and Stop Bar: Iconic hardware combination reminiscent of the Golden Era
• Simple controls: One volume, one tone and one toggle switch for direct control
• S Series padded gigbag: Protective and easy to carry
Expect to Pay $ 1200-1400 AUD ETA ???

Click here for more on the 2017 Gibson Releases

We will update this blog as more info comes to hand.

MORE TO COME FROM NAMM 2017 STAY TUNED

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A Phasing Good Time – The MXR Phase 95

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The MXR Phase 95 has, in some people’s minds, been a long time coming. The legendary team at MXR have made it possible for the four most loved phase circuits in their arsenal to be on one pedal… Not only that, but they’ve made it all fit into a mini pedal. Less of that precious real estate taken up so you can fit more tasty effects on your pedal board!

With both the Script circuit and the Standard circuit on board for both the Phase 45 & Phase 90 circuits you can seriously pull any phase tone you’re looking for. When I first plugged in the Phase 95 the first thing I noticed was that it’s got that classic tone that we all know and love from the MXR stable.

The Standard circuit on both the 45 & 90 setting give you the classic phase tone that you’ve heard on basically every guitar album in the past 30 years. Sweeping and dipping colouring your tone with lashings of MXR phase goodness!

The most impressive tone I could find on the MXR Phase 45 was the Script/45 circuit. It gives you a slow lush Faux Leslie/Univibe tone, many players hear this and leave it on.. I can see why.

The Script/90 setting is all Van Halen.. You can summon Eddie in his glory days with the sweeping, swoooooshing phaser that the great man is known for!!

Overall I was amazed at the amount of tones you can pull from such a tiny box. It’s small footprint is also a massive plus.. Even though I’m as blind as a bat and would probably loose it on a big board!

4.5 out of 5 Stars

You can check out the MXR Phase 95 here at Macron Music!!

Feel free to pop into our retail store with any questions you may have at Shop 8/210 The Entrance Rd Erina NSW or call us on (02) 43678500

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The MicroKORG S – Seriously Synthtasic

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It has been a long time since the first, ground breaking and world conquering MicroKORG rolled off the production line in 2002. The wizards behind the MicroKORG have re-imaged the original. They have been able to keep the soul of the original whilst adding some super cool features when creating the MicroKORG S.

On first impression the super slick white finish along side the timber panels gives the MicroKORG S a über cool, clean, modern look. It’s probably one of the coolest looking synths to walk through the doors here at Macron Music… Without a doubt.

There are three notable new additions on the MicroKORG S.. The inbuilt 2.1 Stereo speakers, The extra sounds and the extra user presets. The one that really blew me away was the inbuilt 2.1 stereo speakers, they sound awesome.. There is no noticeable ports or anything showing you there could possibly be speakers inside this beast either.. They have somehow managed to fit the speakers underneath the keyboard, allowing the tones to blast you right in your fingers!

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The sound quality of the MicroKORG S is where it really shines. It sounds like a vintage analog synth but cost’s a tenth of the price. Dial up any of the 192 presets and instantly you’ve got awesome polyphonic analog synth in all it’s glory..

Obviously I’d love a full size keyboard on this but then it wouldn’t be so compact and portable. A compromise I’d be more than happy to live with.

4.5 out of 5 Stars

Check out the MicroKORG S here at Macron Music

Feel free to pop into our retail store with any questions you may have at Shop 8/210 The Entrance Rd Erina NSW or call us on (02) 43678500

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Down by the River… The Strymon Riverside Multistage Overdrive

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Well… Where do I start? Obviously the wizards at Strymon know what they are doing when it comes to the world of mind-blowing effects. Some people had asked, “Why haven’t they made an overdrive yet?”… This was worth the wait.

When we received the Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive the first thing you notice is that it has all of the Strymon traits that we all know and love, lots of knobs to control all sorts of parameters, amazing build quality and super cool styling.

I plugged in the Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive and was instantly impressed by the massive range over tones that you can pull from it. Anything from a light transparent/Dumble overdrive like a Klon/Timmy to a Fulltone OCD all the way Cranked Marshall JCM800. The test of a good overdrive is its ability to add gain whilst still maintaining clarity and note definition. The Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive nails it.

With the ‘Favourite’ switch it turns a single overdrive pedal into two entirely separate overdrives. I can see the Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive becoming a mainstay on pedalboards all over the world… Including mine. I’ve tried to find a flaw but am really struggling. It’s one hell of a pedal.

5 out of 5 stars

You can grab the Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive here at Macron Music

Check the Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive out here @ Macron Music

Feel free to pop into our retail store with any questions you may have at Shop 8/210 The Entrance Rd Erina NSW or call us on (02) 43678500

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Dumble In a Box – MXR Custom Shop – Shin-Juku Overdrive

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You’ve probably heard it before but the MXR Custom Shop Shin-Juku Drive is actually a Dumble amp in a box.

The wizards at the MXR Custom Shop worked in conjunction with legendary amp designer & builder Shin Suzuki and have created what could quite possibly be one the most versatile, best sounding overdrives on the planet.

When I first plugged in the MXR Custom Shop Shin-Juku Drive the wide range of gain available blew me away. With one twist of a knob you go from light transparent overdrive all the way to nearly a gnarly, spluttery fuzz!! I flicked the dark switch turns the MXR Custom Shop Shin-Juku Drive into an amp that is dropping power… That classic sag sound we all know and love.

After some fun, I stacked the MXR Custom Shop Shin-Juku Drive with the EHX Soul Food for some extra flavour. The Shin-Juku Drive loved it. It really took the amp into another dimension.

4.2 out of 5 stars

These have been limited to 2500 units worldwide!! Hop onto one while they last, you won’t regret it!

Limited stock available @ Macron Music

 

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Boss CP1X Compressor Pedal Review

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Boss are at it again with their product releases this time adding another welcomed addition to their line of Waza Craft Pedals. The Boss CP1X is the first compressor in the lineup and features the Multi Dimension Processing featured on other Boss Pedals like the DA-2 Adaptive Distortion and the TE-2 Tera Echo. Basically the pedal can break up your signal into different frequencies and process each independent frequency separately.

See here for more on Multi Dimension Processing

We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak of the Boss CP1X and have a quick play through which we filmed for your viewing pleasure.

 

What we found straight away was how damn easy the Boss CP1X was to use. We plugged it in and adjusted the attack knob and we were off. The pedal basically does all the work for you because of the Multi Dimension Processing which means less time on stage adjusting and more time cutting through the mix with your awesome lead breaks and funky melodies.

What you don’t want out of a compressor pedal, and what most compressors unfortunately deliver is a great deal of colour in your guitar tone. You want the voice of the guitar (or pedal or amplifier) to sing true and all you want the compressor to do is add a little bit of extra oomph for that lead melody or a little bit of normalisation over that louder section of the song. The Boss CP1X delivers this in spades without colouring your tone and the 4 knob interface keeps it super simple and there is even a little gain reduction indicator that allows for you to see the amount of compression live (very cool.)

All in all what we found yet again is that this is yet another stellar addition to the already famous line of Boss Pedals and it only comes in at $249.

Stock arrives December but you can pre-order here from us now.

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Rickenbacker 330 Review – History in your hands

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Since it’s first incarnation in 1958 the Rickenbacker 330 has been in studios and on stages across the world. The first thing you notice when picking up the Rickenbacker 330 is the classic Rickenbacker neck. Narrow yet totally accessible. Acoustically it has buckets of chime and clarity. The combination of the 5-piece set neck and semi-hollow body lets the guitar breath like it’s alive.

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When you plug the Rickenbacker 330 in you know you’re in the company of electric guitar greatness. It oozes history. The Rickenback ‘High Output’ pickups are in a class of their own. They aren’t single coils, they aren’t P90’s, they aren’t humbuckers, They have their own rich tone laden sound.

One thing I was surprised with was the versatility of the Rickenbacker 330. I plugged it into a Vox AC30 to get that classic Beatles tone and it did it without question. I then plugged it into an Orange Thunder 30. THIS GUITAR CAN ROCK! Not only does it do “The Rickenbacker” sound it can handle lashings of gain without ever breaking a sweat.

The wizards at Rickenbacker only make a certain amount of guitars each year to ensure they can keep building guitars the same way they always have.

Safe to say the Rickenbacker 330 is now on my bucket list.

4.99 Stars

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Marshall Amplification

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We were lucky enough to have been taken on a guided tour of Marshall Amplification’s UK factory in Bletchley, Milton Keynes yesterday. We were guided around by long-time Marshall Amplification employee and archivist Phil Wells, who truly knows all there is to know about Marshall amplifiers having worked at Marshall since the 1970’s. In a world where guitar amplifiers are getting smaller (in size and wattage) it’s always nice to return to where it all started for the rock ‘n’ roll guitar amp and see what is going on in the world of Marshall.

The ST-1 Board

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The ST-1 circuit board forms a great deal of what Marshall amplifiers are all about. This board goes into a large majority of their UK made amplifiers (JMP, JCM 800, JCM 900 +more) and aside from updates due to laws and certifications, it is largely the same board that’s been in use since the early 1970’s. Why are we telling you this? Well, because we get asked most days about the difference in quality between new Marshall amplifiers and old Marshall amplifiers. Let’s take the JCM-800 2203 model (which we currently have in stock in snake skin finish) Click here to see the amplifier. This is one of the most famous re-issue models that Marshall make and in theory it should sound as good as an original. What can change on these amplifiers through time is that the components used in the circuitry are different due to several reasons, which could include supply issues, manufacturing issues but never costing issues. Marshall guarantee that every component used in the production of their circuit boards are of the absolute highest quality they can buy. What it means is that every Marshall amplifier should have its own unique and special sound. Isn’t that what we are search for to begin with?

Cabinet Design

As most people would know, Marshall have always designed and made their own wood cabinets for all of their amplifiers. What some don’t know is that they have their own wood mill onsite in Bletchley to ensure the quality and the design remain totally under their control. The cabinets are constructed using a special type of join that Jim Marshall designed after realising the old method of simply gluing and nailing the corners together wasn’t going to hold up at gigs or on tour. The boxes are then sprayed with a special non-toxic glue that’s heated up by a 90kw oven which activates the glue before the tolex is put on to ensure a perfect surface. On an interesting note, Marshall also now offer over 30 different colours of tolex for your amplifier, so you can totally customise your amp or speaker box.

New Vietnamese Factory

We all love Marshall UK made amplifiers but lets face it, we don’t all need nor can we all afford the price that rock perfection costs. Luckily for us the folks at Marshall are making unbelievable quality valve amps out of Vietnam and China known as the DSL range. The Marshall DSL amplifiers have been selling very well and provide guitar enthusiasts around the world with proper valve amplifiers with price tags that won’t render you bankrupt. The newest addition to the range is the Marshall Code series. Ranging from the Code 25(a 25 watt behemoth in a tiny little box) to the Code 100, these digital modelling amplifiers put Marshall on the map with every other amplifier brand out there. The amazing news is this- previously Marshall used a mix of factories in China and Vietnam to produce these amplifiers and while the results have been fantastic so far nobody within Marshall can predict the future(as far as we can tell). The solution? Buy your own factory in Vietnam and employ the 300+ employees that the third party factory already employed. The result will mean that Marshall now has its own purpose built and operated facility that they totally control in Vietnam. The only amps that will be produced in this facility are the Code and DSL amps with scope to make future models there also. Its encouraging to see a company with a rich heritage like marshall adapting to the modern world but still providing viable solutions to guitarists needs. Don’t confuse yourself, there is a Marshall for everyone, it just depends on what you want to achieve.

Marshall is real

Marshall Amplification currently employ over 200 staff in their UK factory plus another 300 in their offshore factories. The jobs that are undertaken in Bletchley range from receptionist to engineer and everything in between. What amazed us when we visited was the range and diversity of the employees. Some where recent, most had experience but a large percentage of the staff where trained to capably take an amplifier from circuit board to finishing in the factory. Having cross-trained staff ensures cost effectiveness and means even all the way in Australia you can still buy a UK Marshall amplifier without having to re-mortgage your home. The lovely lady in the photo below has the responsibility of wiring up the circuit boards for the new Arturia range. The Arturia boards take around 2 hours to complete and are point to point meaning this patient lady must be extremely careful to ensure those hours aren’t wasted.

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Marshall Amps are still number one

In conclusion what we have been reminded again and again about through time is that Marshall amplifiers kick ass! The fact that they are still manufacturing in the UK is testament to the brands desire to continue to produce what they started off producing in the 60’s. The Royal family even publicly honoured Marshall in 2012 for their work as a UK based manufacturer. The newest generation of UK Marshall amps are still selling the world round and while they aren’t going to be something thats necessarily easy to afford, they will give you a lifetime of pleasure(take it from a Marshall tragic who owns a JCM-800 and will never sell it.) Come on in one day and plug yourself into one of rocks greatest icons and we will do our best to find the amp that best fits your needs and budget.

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