Despite a longstanding relationship with Peavey that has yielded the highly-regarded JSX signature amp, Joe Satriani appears to have switched to Marshall backline on Chickenfoot's European tour.
A news release that MusicRadar received this morning from Marshall Amplification reads as follows:
"Marshall Amplification plc is pleased to announce that Joe Satriani will be using a Marshall backline for Chickenfoot. The Supergroup, made up of four rock legends, started the European leg of their world tour 20 June and will be heading back over to the states in August to continue.
"Joe contacted Marshall amps prior to the first show at the Nova Rock festival in order to check out some new Marshall gear. Marshall took some amps to the rehearsals, and Joe loved the tone of the JVM 410.
"Joe used the JVM410 for the show at the Nova Rock festival and will be visiting the Marshall factory this week to have a look around and try out different speaker cabinets.
"Chickenfoot recently released their debut album and has taken the states by storm, going in at number 4 on the Billboard Album charts."
UPDATE: MusicRadar spoke exclusively to Joe Satriani himself this morning. He had this to say: "What can I say? I guess I'm crazy... But, I'm just looking to achieve the best guitar sound every moment I'm plugged in, and that brought me back to Marshall Amps."
Where this leaves his relationship with Peavey remains to be seen. If you have tickets to any of the upcoming Chickenfoot shows and you catch a glimpse of Satch's backline, let us know what he's using!