Review: Marshall JMD1 Hybrid Digital/Tube head

Marshall set the bar for the digital guitar rig   01-Apr-10

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 The Marshall JMD1 has been getting a lot of attention from die-hard tube heads as it claims to marry the convenience and configurability of digital technology with the balls and rock n roll of tubes.

Our man Rob Chappers spent some quality time with  the JMD1 to see if it lived up to the hype.


  • Power Output: 100W
  • Preamp: Digital Natural Harmonic Technology
  • Poweramp Valves: 2 x EL34
  • Preamplifier Topologies: 16
  • Modulation Effects: Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Tremolo, Noise Gate.
  • Delay Effects: Hi-Fi Analogue, Tape, Multi
  • Tap tempo control: Yes
  • Reverb: Independent custom voiced
  • FX Loop: Yes
  • Midi in: Yes
  • Midi Thru: Yes
  • Stompware controller: Supplied
  • Emulated Line out: XLR
  • Headphone out: 1/4in Jack
  • Line In: 1/4in Jack
  • Preamp out: 1/4in Jack
  • Effects loop: Serial / Parallel -10dBV / +4dBu with mix control
  • Speaker output: 1x16 Ohms, 1x8 Ohms, 2x 16  Ohms


MSRP $1350 / £719


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