JOE SATRIANI Goes Back to Marshall Amps!

Posted by Michael Mueller on June 24, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Joe SatrianiDespite his longstanding relationship with Peavey Amplification, not to mention an entire line of signature JSX amps, guitarist Joe Satriani has chosen to use Marshall amps in his backline during Chickenfoot's European tour. A Marshall Amplification spokesperson confirmed the move but deferred details to a soon-to-be-released formal announcement.

As reported yesterday by, Marshall UK sent out a news release that reads as follows:

"Marshall Amplification plc is pleased to announce that Joe Satriani will be using a Marshall backline for Chickenfoot. The Supergroup, made up of four rock legends, started the European leg of their world tour 20 June and will be heading back over to the states in August to continue.

"Joe contacted Marshall amps prior to the first show at the Nova Rock festival in order to check out some new Marshall gear. Marshall took some amps to the rehearsals, and Joe loved the tone of the JVM 410.

"Joe used the JVM410 for the show at the Nova Rock festival and will be visiting the Marshall factory this week to have a look around and try out different speaker cabinets."

Satriani himself had this to say to MusicRadar:

"What can I say? I guess I'm crazy... But, I'm just looking to achieve the best guitar sound every moment I'm plugged in, and that brought me back to Marshall Amps."

Of course, the question that is currently unanswered is whether the switch is only for Chickenfoot's European tour, the entire Chickenfoot tour, or for all of Satriani's endeavors. A spokesperson from Peavey said they had no comment at this time.

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Crystalblues on June 25, 2009 at 6:50 AM

Another artist who designs a signature guitar/amp who says they put everything into it (heart & soul, blah,blah,blah)but then switches to something else at a moments notice.Whatever.