Marshall buys Eden Bass Amps from US Music Corp

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US Music Corp Announces Sale of Eden Bass Amps to Marshall Amplification plc

US Music Corp announced today that they have sold their Eden Bass Amplification business to Marshall Amplification plc. The transaction was concluded on December 22, 2011.

In commenting on the purchase of Eden, Jonathan Ellery, Managing Director of Marshall stated “We are very pleased to be able to add this revered brand to our business. We feel that Eden is a great strategic fit within our Marshall Amplifier line and therefore we have the opportunity to increase the Eden brand’s presence worldwide. We are prepared to invest in the development of new products and to expand the awareness of the brand.”

Barry Ryan, President of US Music Corp added, “The sale of Eden Bass Amps to Marshall will result in more resources being dedicated to the brand and that will translate into a continually improving and evolving line of Eden Bass Amp products. We are pleased to be able to continue to represent Eden in the United States as the exclusive distributor and our North American customer base will not be impacted as a result of the sale.”

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COOL GEAR ALERT: Boss BC-2 Combo Drive

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BOSS SHIPPING BC-2 COMBO DRIVE COMPACT PEDAL
Classic British Combo Amp Tone in a Stompbox


Los Angeles, CA, December 21, 2011 — The new BOSS BC-2 Combo Drive, the latest addition to the overdrive/distortion category of its legendary lineup of compact pedals, is now shipping. Just as the ST-2 Power Stack brought the sound of a raging stack amp to pedalboards everywhere, the BC-2 now gives players classic British combo amp tone in a convenient stompbox.

The dual-speaker “top boost” combo amp drove the sound of the British Invasion in the 1960s, and remained a favorite of many prominent rock guitarists throughout the 1970s. Rediscovered by a new generation in the ‘80s, the amp’s sweet, wide-ranging tones—which fall squarely between vintage American combos and high-gain British stacks—continue to be an essential part of music styles from indie rock to country.

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