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Postby TRGuitar » June 22nd, 2012, 11:23 am

As many of you know I recently purchased a Marshall Haze. I got the 40 watt combo, Wes Inman who hasn't been around here in a while raved about the 15 watt head he purchased. I am a big fan of Blue Coupe. (Bouchard brothers from Blue Oyster Cult and Denis Dunway from The Alice Cooper Group) I was recently watching this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kBgIwl7MDc and noticed the small amp head I have seen Joe Bouchard use in other videos (Usually as a half stack). I had assumed it was a Marshall Artist, he must have so much cool vintage gear, but this was very sharp high def video and I could swear I saw the word "Haze" on the thing. I wanted to be sure so I asked him. This is what he told me.
That's a Marshall Haze. Only 15 watts but it's all tube and the sweetest amp I own. I often set it up in stereo with a Vox 50 watt as the satellite for delays and chorusing. It makes for a sweet combination.


PS I realized it wasn't an Artist as there was clearly no stand by switch. Some say this amp isn't a "real" Marshall because it is made in India. It sounded like a real Marshall to me as I used to own a couple and apparently it sounds like one to a rock legend as well. :wink:
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Postby rparker » June 25th, 2012, 8:34 am

That's wicked cool, TR!

You'd be a much better judge of how that amp should sound for the music you play than most people out there. I wouldn't pay any attention to snobs who think that amp might be less than great because of a boat ride.

Neat story, though. One of your faves uses your affordable, working man's amp when he has pick of the litter. How cool is that? 8) 8)
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Postby TRGuitar » June 25th, 2012, 2:23 pm

Yes it is cool. What is cool too is when I wondered about it for sure, I just asked him on FaceBook and had an answer in 6 minutes! Ahhhhh, just ask a guitar player about their gear and they get chatty. :lol:

On a similar vein there is a dude that is the equipment review editor for Guitar World and in a lot of his video reviews of amps he is playing an Epiphone Les Paul. I read in one of his articles that they are his favorite guitars. Certainly not a job that would make a man rich but also certainly one that would gaurantee the gear he desired. He likes Epi's and his favorite appears to be a black les Paul Custom.
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Postby rparker » June 25th, 2012, 3:35 pm

We can certaily understand one digging a black Epi LP. (and honeyburst, for that matter.)
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