#1
Called Astoria.

All supposedly "very vintage-y" and "built using old school... vintage techniques", at least according to the guy at the marshall booth at musikmesse

All with 12AX7's, GZ34's and KT66.

There are three models that I can't describe even after looking at the half-press release on the marshall website because they all look the same vintage wannabe handwired and overpriced shit marshall is now making because they don't know what to come up with anymore, so read for yourself.

http://www.marshallamps.com/live-for-music/uncategorized/the-astoria-series/

Then they wanna reissue the silver jubilee.
Of course in an overpriced limited edition and removing the clipping diodes.

So what do ya think of that?
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#2
I'm not sure about their looks, but if they do what they say they do then I'll definitely check them out. Love me some classic Marshall tones
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#3
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I'm not sure about their looks, but if they do what they say they do then I'll definitely check them out. Love me some classic Marshall tones


No kidding. I was NOT prepared for that aesthetic when I opened the link. They're pretty hideous.

Still, I would like to try one.
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#4
damn those are ugly. the dual is the only one i have even a remote interest in.
#6
Just gonna be another overpriced line of amps.
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#7
I actually like the looks of them. Defiantly doesn't look like a Marshall, but I think its cool.

But yea, kinda sounds like an overpriced gimmick.
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#8
I'll withhold judgement until there are sound clips. Definitely sounds like its gonna be pricey though.
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#9
Can't wait to see the price on these. I don't think they are as ugly as you guys were saying. I opened the link thinking it was going to be something hideous. Now the original offset headshells, although also hideous, would have made more sense to me.
#10
wtf offset heads are cool.
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#11
A JTM45 with an FX loop and a tube boost circuit? Sounds intriguing to me.
Ugly? Yeah, I think so too.
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#12
I actually really like the look.

Can't find any clips, but the fact that they're making at least one model dedicated to clean sounds makes me hopeful these will have pretty cleans. I've been looking for a nice clean valve amp to upgrade my Blues Jr. with, if they're under $800 - which I doubt they will be - then these might be the ticket.
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#13
i am thinking they are going to be way overpriced.
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#14
Given the dozens of amps out there that arguably do Marshall better than Marshall, I'm having a hard time working up any excitement for this.

That coupled with the crap that big M has foisted off on the buying public in the last few years would get any other manufacturer crucified. The only reason we kiss so much Marshall butt is because of past success, not current or what we expect to come next.
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#15
I'm never buying a Marshall amp again. Guitar amps from a drummer
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#18
Outside of the logo itself, the amps do not look very vintagy. They actually look pretty modern with those cut outs. Reminds me of a CEC amp.


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I actually really like the look.

Can't find any clips, but the fact that they're making at least one model dedicated to clean sounds makes me hopeful these will have pretty cleans. I've been looking for a nice clean valve amp to upgrade my Blues Jr. with, if they're under $800 - which I doubt they will be - then these might be the ticket.


I'd be shocked if these things were less than $2,800.
#19
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#20
no big honking platicky white logo?

no big black and gold?

thank god.


I think Marshall's new pawn shop series looks great.
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#21
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no big honking platicky white logo?

no big black and gold?

thank god.


I think Marshall's new pawn shop series looks great.
ow come on, I liked the excelsior a lot
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#22
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Same reason why you wouldn't buy a guitar from a radio electrician?
#23
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Outside of the logo itself, the amps do not look very vintagy. They actually look pretty modern with those cut outs. Reminds me of a CEC amp.




sure does.
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#24
That's lawsuit close, IMO.
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#25
I think they nailed it with the DSL series fro the most part. I bought my DSL40c for about $600 new and I was happy with it. It goes from clean to JCM 800-esque tones. The second channel is a little much for me. It's what I'd imagine what a JCM 900 would sound like if you used a distortion pedal in front of it. It's certainly much better than their solid state offerings in that price range.