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Hayden wins Guitarist Choice Award

Published: Wed March 25, 2009  News Feed

"Why the hell doesn't Marshall make this amp?" is a question many could be asking...find out why!

Hayden Classic Lead 80

Hayden starts what is set to be a very exciting 2009 with a bang receiving a stunning review in Guitarist magazine as well as being awarded a much coveted Guitarist Choice Award for the Classic Lead 80 Head and 412.

Reviewed by Guitarist Magazine Editor Mick Taylor he stated; 'Plug in a Les Paul, Channel two, put everything at six, flip the mute and you'd better have some spare underpants to hand because this is loud, fat as hell and with a wicked instantly loveable rock distortion tone'

Micks Verdict

'Playing the Classic Lead 80 begs two main questions. First, why the hell doesn't Marshall make this amp? And second, if killer rock guitar tone is this easy to dial in with such a simple front panel, why does everybody else bother with endless switches, modes, channels and so on. Once again you can see where this is going; if you play rock anywhere between Richie Blackmore, through Slash and veering into Van Halen, this amp simply must be on your try-list. At £1249 for a hand wired all-valve amp from the UK it seems like excellent value. One question remains: what are you waiting for?'

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Hayden Amplifiers Classic Lead 80 Amplifier Head

Rated at 80-Watts, the Classic Lead strikes the perfect balance between the characteristics of a 100-Watt design - particularly the low frequency response - and the advantages of a 50-Watt amp, most notably the ability to drive it harder at gigging volume levels.

Channels 1 and 2 vary only in their gain structures, 1 being medium…

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