Posted on by Pete Gerontakos

NAMM2016 Here’s a first look at the exciting new line of boutique style Marshall Amplifiers, the Astoria Series. These hand wired amplifiers are a reflection of great craftsmanship, build quality, and above all else amazing tone. Let’s go through the 3 different models, all available in 30 watt head, 30 watt combo with 12″ Celestion Creamback Speaker, and 112 extension cabs with Celestion Creamback Speaker for the combos! These will be heading to The Music Zoo soon, so contact us to pre-order at sales@themusiczoo.com or by calling 516-626-9292. Be sure to scroll down to catch a demo video of these amazing sounding amps!

Astoria Classic – is a single channel amplifier that will appeal to purists who want loud, clean valve tone, and to boutique pedal enthusiasts who will find it the perfect pure-valve foundation for their sound. The amp also features Power Reduction which can be accessed via the Master volume control, Edge control for controlling how dark or bright the overall tone is, and Sensitivity control to find that perfect bite.

  • Master Volume
  • Power Reduction
  • Edge Control
  • Bass, Middle, Treble Controls
  • Sensitivity Control
  • Lo & Hi Sensitivity Inputs
  • Contemporary Hand Wired Design
  • 30 Watt Output
  • 3 x ECC83 & 2 x KT66 Valves
  • Two Tone Covering
  • Colour Coded Marshall Logo
  • Brushed Aluminium Panel
  • Made in the UK
  • Dustcover Included

Astoria - Classic

Astoria - Classic 2

 

Astoria Custom – ideal for the player who likes unique features on an amplifier. As well as having distinctive tone, the format includes a single channel design with Boost switch to add plenty of natural gain when needed. The character of the amp goes from mildly mannered to pure tone heaven.

On top of that, there is an Edge control to make the overall tone brighter or darker, as well as a Master volume, Power Reduction and Bright switch.

On the rear panel of the Astoria Custom is a footswitchable FX loop with Send, Return and Level controls. If the FX Loop is unused, the Level control can be used as a volume boost.

Astoria - Custom

Astoria - Custom 2

  • Master Volume
  • Power Reduction
  • Edge Control
  • Bass, Middle, Treble Controls
  • Brightness Switch
  • Boost Switch, Gain Control, Body Switch
  • Lo & Hi Sensitivity Inputs
  • Series Valve FX Loop with Level Control
  • Footswitch Included (for Boost & FX Loop)
  • Contemporary Hand Wired Design
  • 30 Watt Output
  • 4 x ECC83 & 2 x KT66 Valves
  • Two Tone Covering
  • Colour Coded Marshall Logo
  • Brushed Aluminium Panel
  • Made in the UK
  • Dustcover Included

Astoria Dual –  an original two channel design. The clean channel ranges from brilliant clean sounds to classic Marshall crunch, and the overdrive channel takes over from there offering plenty of gain and tone for heavier riffs and solos. As well as having the consistent Edge and Power Reduction features, this model also has a Body switch to broaden low end frequencies, as well as a Master volume. On the rear panel of the Astoria Dual is a footswitchable FX loop with Send, Return and Level controls. If unused, the Level control can be used as a volume boost.

Astoria - Dual

Astoria - Dual 2

  • Master Volume
  • Power Reduction
  • Edge Control
  • Bass, Middle, Treble Controls
  • OD Volume and OD Gain
  • Body Switch
  • Clean Volume
  • Channel Switch
  • Lo & Hi Sensitivity Inputs
  • Series Valve FX Loop with Level Control
  • Footswitch Included  (for Channel change & FX Loop)
  • Contemporary Hand Wire Design
  • 30 Watt Output
  • 4 x ECC83 & 2 x KT66 Valves
  • Two Tone Covering
  • Colour Coded Marshall Logo
  • Brushed Aluminium Panel
  • Made in the UK
  • Dustcover Included