28 March 2010

Mini tube Marshall guitar amplifiers

Guitar amplifiers

If you've had your eye on a mini tube guitar amplifiers but want genuine Marshall tone and styling, your wait is over. Marshall’s new Haze Series guitar amplifiers are the latest addition to the compguitar amplifiersany’s low-watt legacy, but unlike Marshall’s current retro reissues, these guitar amplifiers are new designs that follow the upward trend of affordable mini tube amps that provide wonderful tones and flexible features. The Haze Series consists of the 15-watt MHZ15 Haze 15 head with matching MHZ112 1x12 angled and straight cabinets and the 40-watt MHZ40C 1x12 combo. Both models feature channel switching and built-in digital effects, and they’re loud enough to gig with, yet quiet enough for the studio or late night jamming. The Haze 15 with one or two MHZ112 cabinets is ideal for
guitarists who love Marshall stack styling but don’t want the cops to show up when they just can’t resist the urge to turn it up to 11.

The Haze 15 guitar amplifiers distinguishes itself from most of its competitors by offering built-in digital effects. Two effects are obtainable at once—reverb and echo/vibe/chorus. The reverb effect has a level control that clicks off at zero, which lets you completely bypass the effect if preferred. The echo/ vibe/chorus effect has a push switch for selecting the preferred effect, an Adjust control for dialing in delay time or vibe/chorus speed, and a depth control for tweaking vibe/chorus depth or delay level. The depth control also clicks off at zero to bypass the echo/vibe/chorus effect.

The Haze 15 guitar amplifiers delivers true Marshall tone, with that distinctive midrange bark and snarl, crushed safety-glass harmonic sparkle and low-end woof that have made the company’s amps essential rock hardware. The Overdrive channel gets down and dirty in a hurry, and with the gain cranked all the way up the amp sounds mean and meaty, like a JCM800. The amp sounds a little dark and muddy at low-volume/ high-gain settings, but the tone becomes greatly more lively, clear and bright when the volume level is turned up and the 6V6 tubes push the power amp section into overdrive.

This guitar amplifiers built-in effects add professional, studio-quality polish to the animalistic tendencies of the Haze’s natural tube tones. The echo effect produces up to one second of delay, but the depth control stops just short of unity, so you can’t quite generate syncopated Edge-style dotted eighthnotes effects. The vibe and chorus effects both sound nice and thick, perfect for playing Robin Trower or Police covers, while the reverb effect accurately emulates the sound of spring reverb, but it never gets washed out, overly boingy or drippy, like some spring reverb units can.

The Haze’s guitar amplifiers Normal channel provides dazzling clean headroom, producing clear, bell-like tones that fall between those of a Fender Deluxe Reverb and Marshall’s own underrated clean personality. Cranked up with the volume control set between three to five o’clock, gritty, “Plexi”-style overdrive emerges. The Normal channel pumps out an impressive amount of punchy, gut-thumping bass, aided by the closed-back MHZ112 cabinets’ additional “breathing room.”

One useful feature of this guitar amplifiers effect section is that each channel automatically stores the last effect setting you dialed in, so you can switch from a lush clean tone with reverb and chorus to distortion with a tight slap-back echo and no reverb just by changing channels. If you desire that classic bone-dry Marshall guitar amplifiers tone, it’s better to turn both effects off than to bypass them, as the amp sounds a little louder, punchier and more gnarly with the effects entirely off.
The Haze 15 guitar amplifiers head with two matching MHZ112 cabinets offers big Marshall tones in a mini stack that you can drag around in a Smart car. If you’ve waited to take advantage of the miniamp trend but wanted true Marshall tone, the Haze guitar amplifiers is the clear winner.

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