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The Marshall AFD100 Appetite for Destruction Guitar Amplifier Head is a dual mode, all valve 100 watt head that revisits the legendary tones of one of, if not the most important rock albums of the last three decades – G’n’R’s Appetite For Destruction. Months of intensive research and development by Marshall, involving circuit examination and close scrutiny of the original recordings, have ensured that every tonal nuance and characteristic of the AFD Marshall amplifier have been perfectly replicated.
Marshall AFD100 Appetite for Destruction Head Features
Two switchable modes provide a unique, harmonically rich, natural valve driven tone, ideal for thick crunchy rhythm and wild soaring solos alike
Precisely adjust the percentage output of the amp between 100 and 0.1 percent without losing any tone
Highly interactive EQ section of Presence, Bass, Middle and Treble
Five ECC83s preamp tubes and a quad of mighty 6550 power tubes
Self biasing system and a bias current trim control allows guitarists to monitor the power tubes and correctly configure the bias circuitry for every situation
The twin modes in the AFD100 amp head – #34 and AFD – are based on two of Slash’s legendary tones. The first is taken from Slash’s modded JCM800 2203 that he has used since the late ‘80s. The second provides an additional gain stage and is based on the infamous Appetite Amp, widely believed to be a modified 1959 Tremolo from the mid ‘70s. Both modes provide a unique, harmonically rich, natural valve driven tone, ideal for thick crunchy rhythm and wild soaring solos alike.
As well as reproducing what is regarded by many as the ‘Ultimate Rock Sound’, the Marshall AFD100 head also contains some truly awesome features, the first being Marshall’s electronic power attenuation. By adjusting the HT power and various internal parameters, this incredible feature allows guitarists to precisely adjust the percentage output of the amplifier between 100 and 0.1 percent without losing any of that sought after AFD tone.
No limited wattage choices to click between and no compromising on sound, just smooth and consistent power attenuation that is simple to use and makes the AFD100 ideal for stage, studio and home use.
A highly interactive EQ section of Presence, Bass, Middle and Treble dictates the overall tone of the amp, with changes to one affecting the parameters of the others. This allows for a greater range of tonal possibilities, plus a more fluid and dynamic way for guitarists to define their sound.
Five ECC83s provide the preamps up front tone with a quad of mighty 6550 power tubes driving the AFD100’s power amp section. These two stages are governed by the Gain and Master knobs respectively. By using these controls, and depending on your guitar and playing style, it is possible to dial in amazing high gain Slash tones, classic Marshall crunch, biting bright cleans and everything in between. Again, the overall output volume can be adjusted via the Power control.
Front and Back Panels
As with traditional single channel Marshall amplifiers, the AFD100 head provides two sensitivity input options – on high and one low – with a 6dB difference between them. Either input can be used and is a matter of personal taste. Also as the guitar signal is present at both inputs, it is possible to daisy chain the AFD100 amp to another amp if desired.
The rear panel features Marshall’s familiar speaker output section, with 4, 8 and 16 Ohm impedances all catered for, plus a series Effects Loop. Here users can connect any outboard stomp boxes and/or rack equipment they may have, with the Return Level control allowing them to select the exact amount of effects loop signal desired. If left unconnected, the Effects Loop can also be used as a second Master Volume for attenuating or boosting (up to 10dB) the amplifier. The included 2-way footswitch makes this feature even easier to use as it allows for both Effects Loop on/off toggling and quick channel switching.
A bias/valve fault indicator. Self biasing system and a bias current trim control have also been built into the Marshall AFD100 head, allowing guitarists to monitor the power tubes and correctly configure the bias circuitry for every situation. AFD owners will also be able to customize their power amp section, as a variety of octal pentode or tetrode power tubes can be installed, such as EL34s, 6L6s, 5881s, KT66s, KT77s and KT88s.
Every AFD100 amplifier is hand built at Marshall HQ in the heart of England by Marshall’s highly skilled shopfloor staff. The traditional finger jointed cabinets are constructed from premium 18mm plywood and are handsanded before being covered. All components, transformers and tubes are loaded into the robust mild steel chassis by hand, ensuring every internal part is precisely positioned and connected.
Cosmetically, the Marshall AFD100 blends key characteristics of both an old school seventies style head and a mighty JCM800. The modern silver panel and matching knobs also pay homage to the 2555 Silver Jubilees on which Marshall’s inaugural Slash Signature Series from 1996 was based. Completing the unique livery of this incredible Limited Edition tone machine are classic black Levant vinyl covering, a small vintage script logo and white piping. Before leaving the factory gates each AFD100 is subjected to stringent quality control checks and individual unit tests to ensure that each and every amp is fit for purpose.
Product SpecificationsMarshall AFD100 Appetite for Destruction Head Specifications
Max Output (RMS): 100 watts
Electronic Power Attenuation: 100 – 0.1 percent
Modes: #34 and AFD
Preamp Tubes: 5 x ECC83
Power Amp Tubes: 4 x 6550
Series Effects Loop: Yes
Supplied Footswitch: PEDL-00053
Dimensions: 745 x 290 x 230 mm
Weight: 22.4 kg