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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is Paul Gilbert with Marshall now?

His website's news section, that he writes, says he is doing a bunch of Marshall booth guitar show demos. Is he with Marshall now? What was wrong with Laney I wonder? I never would figure he'd switch to Marshall, but who knows whats up?
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 09:02 AM
 
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Re: Is Paul Gilbert with Marshall now?

Yes he's been with Marshall since the G3 tour last year. The link on his website to Laney has also been removed. I am surprised also!
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post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Wow! That's a turn. I mean, with all due nicety to Marshall fans, but that company has gone tits up recently in my opinion. Even a year ago or so, Paul himself answered an email from me telling me that the Laney was so important to achieving his signature tone.
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Yeah, but then Marshall released the vintage modern, which is basically the GH series with a marshall logo on it.
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Re: Is Paul Gilbert with Marshall now?

Oh yeah like the GH? Maybe they gave Paul a lot of money to switch too. They really need some good endorsees. I mean who amazing still plays Marshall?
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Oh yeah like the GH? Maybe they gave Paul a lot of money to switch too. They really need some good endorsees. I mean who amazing still plays Marshall?
No one, really. Ive tried most of the amps in the Marshall lineup, and I can honestly say I never liked a single one except this one tube combo which was 2800 dollars...and even that one only had moderately good tone. I'll take my pod xt coupled with my atomic reactor all-tube amp (total = $1000) any day!
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Yeah, but then Marshall released the vintage modern, which is basically the GH series with a marshall logo on it.
Exactly.

Another reason he made the change to Marshall is because when he's doing clinics, he can rarely find a Laney GH head and cab in stock for him to use (when he's not using his own). Whereas 99% of the time there's always a Marshall around of some sort that suits his needs.
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Re: Is Paul Gilbert with Marshall now?

He is on the marshall website now, under their artist section.
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Exactly.

Another reason he made the change to Marshall is because when he's doing clinics, he can rarely find a Laney GH head and cab in stock for him to use (when he's not using his own). Whereas 99% of the time there's always a Marshall around of some sort that suits his needs.
Laney's US Distribution has sucked since Hoshino USA stopped doing it. Dealers couldn't get amps hardly at all from 2000 until recently.
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Re: Is Paul Gilbert with Marshall now?

Touring with Satch and Petrucci made him realise that he needed to think about his tone alot more.

He's using Vintage Modern Combo's on tour too.
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Oh yeah like the GH? Maybe they gave Paul a lot of money to switch too. They really need some good endorsees. I mean who amazing still plays Marshall?
Marshall don't pay endorsees.
They just don't.
You get the amps at cost or something and distributors will lend you stuff for clinics and concerts but no one gives you a penny.

By the way just to put some perspective here if you are into metal chances are 90% of your classic rock/metal albums were recorded with Marshalls.

All AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, the first four Metallica albums, Megadeth, Jimi, The Who, Guns 'n Roses, Kiss, Aerosmith, Satch, etc, etc. and all those who switched did so after their best years.
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Re: Is Paul Gilbert with Marshall now?

He actually was having some amp and tone issues during rehearsals for G3 '07and it spilled over into the few run of gigs. After that first leg was done.. he was very vocal about wanting to explore Marshall and drop the Laneys. I believe he's going to be doing a performance at the Marshall display during Namm next week.
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Marshall don't pay endorsees.
They just don't.
You get the amps at cost or something...
Yep, I get mine at cost under my (rather loose) endorsement agreement. Cool, Paul Gilbert and I have something else in common now (besides a warped sense of humour).

The story goes that the only endorser to get a free amp was Slash - even Zakk Wylde and Kerry King have to pay for their signature amps.
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Wow. Just wow

"Who amazing still plays Marshalls?"

followed by

"No one really".
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The only Marshall worth having is a mid to late 70's non master volume plexi...
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