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NAMM 2008: Marshall unveil Randy Rhoads amp

Simple front and rear panels but huge tone under the hood...
Simple front and rear panels but huge tone under the hood...

Alongside updates to the JVM series, Marshall's major NAMM announcement was the launch of a Randy Rhoads signature amp.

The 1959RR Super Lead model is a 100-watt, EL34-driven rock monster, with a modified cascading gain circuit based on the customised Marshall 1959SLP heads beloved of Ozzy Osbourne's ill-fated guitar sideman.

Pricing and availability is still to be announced, but what's not to like about a white Marshall Super Lead stack?

Check out this YouTube video in which Korg USA/Marshall's Nick Bowcott - formerly of eighties metal outfit Grim Reaper - explains the background behind the amplifier.

For more information, surf to the official Marshall website.

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