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Marshall Amplifiers Buying Guide

Marshall Amplifiers Buying Guide

In 1962, after listening to the demands of young guitarists in his London music store, Jim Marshall put a small team together to build "the world's first rock 'n' roll valve guitar amplifier," the JTM 45. This amp's remarkable sound and volume paved the way for the signature Marshall Sound that would shape popular music for years to come. Five decades later, Marshall still builds world-class amplifiers the same exact way: by listening to their customers' needs and exceeding their expectations. And the amplifiers just keep sounding better.

Check out our picks from Marshall's Vintage Series, DSL Series, MG Carbon-Fiber Series, Acoustic Soloist Series and more.
UK Made: From England with pride.
Since the first Marshall amp fifty years ago, each product has been proudly designed or built in the United Kingdom. From sanding cabinets, to hand-soldering certain vital joints and attaching the all-important Marshall script logo, the attention to detail and passion poured into each and every Marshall product is second to none -- and musicians around the world couldn't be happier.
  Marshall 1960A Angled Guitar Speaker Cabinet (300 Watts, 4x12")
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Vintage Series: The sonic standard.
After five decades of being hailed as "the Sound of Rock," it's not surprising that demand for Marshall's Vintage Series reissues is extremely high. These amplifiers not only played a pivotal role in rock's sonic evolution, but continue to do so to this very day -- making them essential pieces of gear for every serious musician. Just like the Gibson Les Paul or the Fender Stratocaster, Marshall amps like the 1987X, the JCM800 2203, the 'Bluesbreaker,' and the "industry standard" 1960 4x12" cabinet have set a sonic standard by which other amplification equipment is judged.
  Marshall 1987XL Plexi Guitar Amplifier Head (50 Watts)
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  Marshall 1960AX Classic Angled Guitar Speaker Cabinet (100 ...
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  Marshall Bluesbreaker Guitar Combo Amplifier (30 Watts, 2x12")
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DSL Series: The "go to" rock amp is back.
"Due to popular demand" and "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" are two very overused cliches, but both apply to Marshall's series of four great-sounding and affordable all-valve DSL (Dual Super Lead) amps. Based on the critically acclaimed JCM2000 DSL100 head, these twin-channel amps are already proving to be best-sellers. The latest DSL family members include a 100-Watt head (DSL100H), a 40-Watt 1x12" combo (DSL40C), a 15-Watt head (DSL15H) and a 15-Watt 1x12" combo (DSL15C).
  Marshall DSL40C Guitar Combo Amplifier (40 Watts, 1x12")
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  Marshall DSL100H Guitar Amplifier Head (100 Watts)
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  Marshall DSL15H Guitar Amplifier Head (15 Watts)
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MG Carbon-Fiber Series: Analog tone, digital effects.
Not modeling amps; not digital forgeries -- just 100% pure, unadulterated Marshall sound. Boasting a bold carbon-fiber-clad look, digital effects, and MG's critically-acclaimed analogue heart, the MG CF Series is the amp choice for some of the world's leading players. Seven of the MG Carbon-Fiber Series amps are programmable, making them one of the few programmable amps with analogue tone and digital FX!

All MG amps also have built-in speaker damping. A big reason valve amps "feel" so good is the way the power amp interacts with with speakers. All MG power amps successfully emulate this desirable behavior, utilizing Marshall's unique Frequency-Dependent Damping (FDD).
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Acoustic Soloist Series: Perfect for acoustic guitars
Think Marshall amplifiers are only for electric guitars? Marshall's AS100D and AS50D prove that a Marshall amp is just as essential for acoustic guitarists. Huge, yet natural amplified sound that doesn't color your guitar's tone are these amps' specialty. Leave it to Marshall to take acoustic amplifier design further -- adding onboard effects, phantom power, anti-feedback controls, RCA and microphone inputs, and balanced XLR outputs to plug in direct for bigger shows.

Playing solo? Marshall Acoustic Series amps are a dream come. Connect an external sound source like a laptop or drum machine through the RCA inputs, hook up a dynamic or condenser microphone to the Microphone channel, plug in your acoustic guitar to the Acoustic channel, and you're sounding better than ever, with less gear to lug around.
 
 
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