Coming straight from the twitter feed of Marshall Amplification’s new product chap, Chris George, there seems a hint towards Marshall considering a reissue of the Silver Jubilee. What a great idea.
Here’s the info posted 2nd April 2013:
“@chrisgeorgeband: Hey y’all, wanna help me out with something?! How many of you would like to see a reissue of the @MarshallAmpsUK 2555 Silver Jubilee?”.
According to Guitarist Magazine’s twitter feed (@Guitarist_Mag): this is “the final word on Marshall Amplification’s 50th anniversary”.
So that begs the question of what Marshall is planning for 2013? Marshall Amplification’s 51st year of loud…. Speculate away, but only time will tell.
I’ve had an awesome day at the Great British Guitar Show today with fellow Line 6 user expert Mr_Arkadin. While at The New Bingley Hall in Birmingham I also got up to the following:
Meeting and chatting with Marshall’s very own Chris George about the 50th anniversary, the new SL-5, previous amps and the use of their built in EPA, and how Santiago Alvarez makes amps that sound great! Read more…
No more need be said simply than: Here is Marshall’s very own Chris George, with the official Marshall SL-5 demo.
News just in:
Chris George, Marshall Amplification’s official demonstrator and new product coordinator said the following in relation to the Marshall Slash SL-5 demo video:
“We shot the usual full demo yesterday for the website too. Will be online on the 15th.”
Also in an earlier tweet, posted the photo above and said:
“About to film the official @MarshallAmpsUK online demo for the SL-5. Should be a good one.”
For those interested, no I’m not a stalker, I’m just a big fan of Marshall gear. If you are too, get following @MarshallAmpsUK and @ChrisGeorgeBand
Marshall’s very own Paul Marshall (@PaulM1962 on Twitter) has within the last 2 hours, posted a couple of photos of a “very very cool prototype” being tested out by Bernie Marsden. Bernie has in the past been linked to the use of Marshall JTM45s, and although the prototype photo doesn’t clearly show the details of the amp, we can see a few details: It’s a head and cab, there is gold piping like a plexi, and a rear panel similar to a JTM or plexi. There’s also an orange power light, also like a JTM, lighter colour grille cloth, and the top handle for the head has gold coloured end plates. There’s a Marshall custom shop logo on the cab and a square Marshall logo from the mid 60s.
Let the speculation begin….. My guess is a 5 watt Marshall JTM custom shop mini stack. Or alternatively something similar but with a little more power for gigging, like 20 watts.
Marshall Amplification is pleased to announce the launch of the new SL-5C Slash Signature Amplifier.
The SL-5C is an all valve 5 watt amplifier incorporating various features, but above all else that distinctive Slash tone.
Working closely with Slash after the success of the AFD100, it was deemed appropriate to make a more accessible amplifier that is ideal for home or studio use. The SL-5C has two channels; Clean and Overdrive. A single volume control for the clean takes you from authentic Slash clean to Marshall crunch. The Overdrive channel, consisting of volume and gain, nails the AFD style tone and more. Both of the channels have obviously been approved by Slash himself. A master EQ section of Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence is included, as well as high quality custom voiced digital reverb. On top of providing 5 Watts of valve power, the SL-5C can also be switched to just 1 Watt at any time giving you perfect Slash tone at bedroom volume. The amp also has high and low sensitivity inputs.
At the heart of the amp are three ECC83 preamp valves and a single EL34 valve for its power stage. Slash’s favourite Celestion ‘Vintage 30’ 12” speaker brings the amplifier to life.
Power: 5 watts or 1 watt
Channels: 2 Custom Voiced footswitchable Channels – Clean & Overdrive (footswitch included)
Controls: Green/Red Channel Status LED’s, Full EQ section, Presence Control, Digital Reverb (footswitchable), High/Low Sensitivity Inputs
Power Tubes: 1 x EL34
Preamp Tubes: 3 – ECC83
Speaker: Celestion Vintage 30 Speaker
Power Output: Dual Output – 5 watts or 1 watt
Speaker Outputs: 8 & 16 ohm
Front panel includes Slash signature
Notes: Expected to ship May 1st 2013
News just in! Slash (@Slash) tweeted the following on 21st Jan 2013:
“I won’t be able to attend myself, but the new Marshall AFD 5w Combo will be making its debut appearance at NAMM this weekend. iiii]; )’”
Shortly followed up by none other than Paul Marshall (@PaulM1962)
Note: The photo above IS NOT the AFD5 (also called the SL-5). The photo above is of a custom 5 watt combo that Marshall made for Slash a while back, but is not the same amp as the AFD5/SL-5
These aren’t new news, as there have been a few photos already released. But Marshall Have announced they will be on show at NAMM from 24th Jan. I wonder if the pin up girls will also be on show with the amps? Schawing!
Rumour just in: A sighting of what seems to be a purple Marshall Plexi stack with 50th anniversary stickers on it.
I have 3 possible guesses:
1. It’s just the current reissue of a 1959SLP, but it’s had the Marshall custom shop treatment for the purple tolex, etc. (Explains the 50th anniversary stickers).
2. It’s an original 1994 Hendrix ltd edition stack And either is in perfect condition, or it’s been recovered (this doesn’t explain the new 50th stickers).
3. It’s actually a new golden jubilee amp that’s not released yet (but might be at NAMM in a few days).
I will let you decide for yourselves what it is
Update 21st Jan: This is confirmed to be the only purple one, made by the Marshall custom shop specifically for Supatone Music in Norwich, England. Still no more details, but at least we know its a one off in this colour!