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Marshall Introduces Haze Guitar Amplifier Line

April 3, 2009 by  



Marshall Haze Guitar AmplifierMusikmesse – Marshall Amplifiers excitedly introduced its newest amp line at MusikMesse this week. The Marshall HAZE series are a step back towards traditional amplifier designs, with two models that feature simple straightforward circuits for the classic rock sound that paved the for Marshall in the first place. Oh, but don’t worry; there’s some DSP (digital signal processor) effects on these guys as well.

Marshall Press Release:
The all-new Haze line of valve-driven amplifiers include: the 40-Watt Haze combo (MHZ40C) and the 15-Watt Haze head (MHZ15). The Haze line was designed for the musician who demands an honest clean sound, a driving blues tone and some biting rock — all from a single, gig-ready amp. The Haze 40 combo is equipped with a single Celestion G12-66 Marquee 12″ speaker. The Haze 15 head can be paired with matching single 12″ Celestion G12-66 Marquee loaded cabinets (MHZ112A – angled; MHZ112B – base) as well.

The preamp section is powered by three ECC83 valves (tubes). Both Haze models feature two channels (normal and overdrive) that share a three-band EQ; a Bright switch adds extra emphasis to the highs. A selection of retro-style effects offers authentically-voiced Echo, Vibrato, and Chorus. An emulated spring-reverb is also included. Effect settings are retained by each channel for immediate recall during performance. All effects remain truly bypassed when completely off, providing a more direct signal path.

Marshall Haze panel

Marshall Haze panel

The Haze 40 combo features unique cabinet construction elements. The closed-back cabinet has been modified with four circular holes to preserve the best aspects of both an open-back and a closed-back design. The speaker is asymmetrically mounted, allowing for extended lows. This combo also features an additional presence control in the EQ, as well as a boost switch to add more depth to the low-mids. A bypass-able effects loop is also included. For recording or directly patching into a PA system, an emulated speaker line output recreates the speaker response. Power is provided by two EL34 valves.

The Haze 15 head is powered by a pair of 6V6 valves. Two 8-Ohm and one 16-Ohm speaker jacks are provided. The matching MHZ112 cabinets feature finger-jointed construction and a closed back design for robust tone and efficient power handling. The MHZ112B is a straight style (base) design; the MHZ112A is the traditional Marshall angled (top) style. Together with the Haze 15 head, they form a striking mid-size stack that is easily transportable. Also included is a two-way footswitch that allows for channel selection and turning its DSP effects on and off.

The Marshall Haze MHZ40C 40-watt combo (MRSP: $999) and the MHZ15 15-watt head (MRSP: $849). The Marshall Haze series will be available July 2009.

For additional information, visit Marshall’s official website at www.marshallamps.com

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