Zakk Plays Stonehenge - Bring On The Dancing Midgets...
Marshall founder, Dr. Jim Marshall, OBE, told us, â€œZakk is not only a fantastic ambassador for Marshall Amplification but also a great friend of mine. It was over a few whiskeys with Zakk that I came up with the idea of creating a microstack for him and I enjoyed watching my design team customize its finish to fit Zakkâ€™s inimitable image.â€�
Based on the MG15MSII Microstack â€” Zakkâ€™s longtime practice amplifier of choice â€” this new signature microstack offers Marshall-size tone in a compact form sharing the unmistakable look of Zakkâ€™s trademark Marshall â€œWall of Doomâ€� he uses whenever he plays live.
Measuring a mere 37"H x 15"W x 9"D, the 2-channel (Clean & Overdrive), 15-Watt head powers two 1x10" speaker cabinets, one straight and one slanted, for that classic Marshall stack look. Zakkâ€™s trademark look include bullâ€™s-eye motifs on the front-panel along with authentic TV grill cloth and gold piping, topped off by gold-brushed Marshall logos on the head and speaker cabinets. Controls include Clean Volume, Overdrive Gain, Overdrive Volume and Reverb level, as well as a 3-way EQ network with controls for Bass, Contour and Treble.
The amp features Marshallâ€™s proprietary FDD (Frequency Dependent Damping) circuitry, which accurately mimics the interaction of a tube ampâ€™s power stage with the loudspeakers it is driving. Additionally, the new microstack boasts a CD input, an Emulated Line Out and a Headphone jack that, when used, mutes the speakers, for â€œsilentâ€� practice sessions - a feature, incidentally, that Zakk Wylde never uses!
Zakk told us, â€œWhenever Iâ€™m onstage with Black Label Society I run my Marshall â€˜Wall of Doom.â€™ And whenever Iâ€™m warming up backstage or practicing on the bus I plug into my Microstack, which sounds totally slamming.â€�
Pricing and Availability:
The new Marshall Limited Edition MG15MSZW Zakk Wylde Microstack will be available in early 2007 with a U.S. MSRP of $499.