NAMM 2016: Marshall teams up with Softube for CODE digital amp series

NAMM 2016: Although Marshall and Softube dipped its toes in the modelling waters back in 2010 with the JMD series, CODE signifies a serious step into a digital future, with the launch of an entirely new range of heads, combos and cabs.

Designed to offer "authentic modelling" of classic and contemporary Marshall tones via Marshall-Softube (MST) modelling, as well as "professional quality" effects, CODE offers 14 preamps, four power amps and eight speaker cabinets.

CODE's MST preamps include JTM45 2245, 1962 Bluesbreaker, 1959SLP Plexi, JCM800 2203, JCM2555 Silver Jubilee, JCM2000 DSL100, JVM410H and more, while power amp voicings on offer are EL34, 5881, EL84 & 6L6 - there's a selection of speaker cabs, too: 1960, 1960V, 1960AX, 1936V, 1912, 1974X and more.

Bluetooth is included across the range, allowing players to stream audio, as well as remotely control the amp and share presets with others users via the Marshall Gateway app - USB offers DAW integration and audio playback, too.

The CODE series starts at £169 for the CODE25 1x10 combo, progressing to £349 for the CODE100 2x12" combo - full prices are below:

  • CODE25 1 x 10" combo £169
  • CODE50 1 x 12" combo £229
  • CODE100 2x12" combo £349
  • CODE100H head £289
  • CODE412 4x12" speaker cabinet £199
  • CODE footcontroller £39

Full specifications

  • 100 user editable presets
  • 14 preamp models
  • 4 power amp models
  • 8 speaker cabinet models
  • 24 pro quality FX
  • Up to 5 FX simultaneously
  • Bluetooth & USB connectivity
  • Marshall Gateway compatible
  • Headphone output
  • Line input
  • Tuner
  • Programmable footcontroller (sold separately)
Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.