Here’s Slash’s own custom Marshall AFD5, 5 watt combo. I wonder if it will ever get produced into a production model… According to this video, it sounds like it will some time in 2012:
Well Winter NAMM 2012 is over, and we still have very little information about the Marshall Satriani Signature amp.
Chris George from Marshall hinted that it would be released in a few months on Twitter and also in the 2nd video below he mentions that more gear will be released at Musicmesse in March. Satch himself (When interviewed by The Tone King) only commented on the existence of a prototype and a few of the changes from the stock JVM410H, with no specific info about the release date. Check the videos further down this blog post.
Perhaps we will see the Satch amp released at Musikmesse at the end of March then, and I also assume some more gear will be released at Summer NAMM in July
After all the speculation and even confirmation from Joe Satriani himself that his signature Marshall would be released at Winter NAMM 2012, it seems we are to be disappointed.
Chris George, Marshall’s official demonstrator said the following on Twitter in the last 6 hours:
“I’m getting shit loads of questions so… the Satriani JVM signature isn’t being launched at NAMM, you’ll have to wait a few more months…”
Great work guys, looks like Marshall’s 50th year of loud is being started with some 1 watt amps… Great as they look and sound, I am still left wanting a 100 watter. Sure there will be some later in the year, but why not start the year with a bang too and release the Satch Sig too?
Follow Chris George on Twitter: @chrisgeorgeband
UPDATE 23rd Jan 2012: It seems that despite this information, Marshall did not release the Satch Sig amp at Winter NAMM 2012.. Apparently it will be out in a few months. Perhaps we should get a lucky Chicken Foot, to help speed things along.?
Satch confirms that his new signature amp WILL definately be released at NAMM. Check the video below, and watch from around 1 minute 30 seconds for the info on the Signature Amp.
Line 6 are soon going to give us a free update to our James Tyler Variax’s and , but what goodies should we expect from the update, and what will it mean for us players when using JTV flash v1.8 with a POD HD500 or POD HD Pro running flash v2.0?
No more needs to be said. Prices actually differ for the different models… I presume as some likely have more complex circuits to them (like the dual channel DSL1 and JVM1) compared to the more simple JTM1. Prices range from £479 for the JTM1H to £649 for the DSL1C and JVM1C
Pre-order your 1 watt 50th Anniversary Marshall at Andertons UK. Click Here To Order
The word ‘on the street’ is to keep an eye out for the release of the Joe Satriani Signature Marshall JVM410JS tomorrow (20th Jan) or the day after (21st Jan).
Update 23rd Jan 2012: Obviously ‘the street’ isn’t to be trusted! It’s now due for release in a few months.
Marshall has the first of the Golden Jubilee amps on their site.
Check out Marshall 50th Anniversary Amps
Line 6 Extends The Acclaimed Dream Rig with Free James Tyler Variax® v1.8 and POD® HD v2.0 Updates – SEE. CHANGE.
Along come Line 6, and give us some more free updates. This time some extra features for the modelling of the acoustic guitar models in the JTV, as well v2.0 for the higher end POD HD devices.
Line 6 Extends The Acclaimed Dream Rig with Free James Tyler Variax® v1.8 and POD® HD v2.0 Updates
–New features for Line 6 James Tyler Variax guitars, and POD HD Pro and POD HD500 multi-effects, create even more inspiring experience for the world’s first fully integrated rig for guitarists–
ANAHEIM, Calif.—January 19, 2012—Line 6, Inc. (NAMM room 212A/B) the industry leader in digital audio technology for musicians and audio professionals, announces free updates for James Tyler Variax® modeling guitars and POD® HD multi-effects that give users incredible new features and enhanced integration.
Soon to be downloadable for free on line6.com, JTV firmware v1.8 for the James Tyler Variax series features spectacular updates to the guitar’s five acoustic models and enhanced functionality when the guitar is connected to a POD HD500 or POD HD Pro multi-effect processor.
To complete the initial line up of Line 6 Live Sound PA gear, here are the L3s subwoofers. In the photo above you can see four subs underneath four L3t PA speakers. This isn’t the only configuration, as you can mix and match anything from a single L3t PA speaker, to using multiples of L3t and L3s speakers and subs to build the size of sound reinforcement required.
Line 6 Launches StageSource L3s, the World’s Most Versatile High-powered Subwoofer
— StageSource L3s combines versatile design with Smart Speaker modes, automatic speaker configuration and a tour-grade enclosure for the widest variety of live sound applications —
ANAHEIM, Calif.—January 19, 2012—Line 6, Inc. (NAMM room 212A/B) proudly introduces StageSource L3s. The new StageSource loudspeaker systems are built on a powerful new technology platform that enables a single enclosure to provide best-in-class performance in multiple live sound functions.
StageSource L3s is the most versatile subwoofer for high-power sound reinforcement applications. Using four innovative Smart Speaker modes, the L3s optimizes its output for a variety of performance scenarios: Reference and High Punch for PA applications, Extended Bass and Ultra Bass for playback applications. Smart Speaker modes can be set manually or via an L6 LINK™ digital network.