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Nembrini Audio MRH159: Marshall Super Lead 1959 Amp for 39 euros

Nembrini Audio MRH159: Marshall Super Lead 1959 Amp for 39 euros  ·  Source: Nembrini Audio


Nembrini Audio presents the new MRH159, a software emulation of the popular Marshall Super Lead 1959 Amp. It has that typical vintage character we all love as guitarists, and that Van Halen Brown Sound that we all chase.


Nembrini Audio MRH159

This emulation can generate clean tones, but really, what we are after are those overdrive tones. The sound of a Marshall Super Lead 1959 with 4 x 12 cabs in a plugin format is exactly what the doctor ordered. Regardless of your playing style. And right now you can get it for a great introductory price. The virtual version is available as a plug-in for macOS, Windows, and even as an iOS app, for just 39 Euros!

Brown Sound

It means you can now get the Marshall Super Lead 1959 Amps straight into your DAW. And due to the company’s proven track record for making great-sounding virtual amps, expect a useful tool for your virtual rig. It also emulates that famous “Brown Sound“, something Eddie Van Halen stumbled upon in the ’70s and is now sought after by many guitar players.

Nembrini Audio MRH159: Marshall Super Lead 1959 Amp

Nembrini Audio MRH159: a virtual Marshall Super Lead 1959 Amp

Tweaked to perfection

You get two channels to imitate the sound and layout of the original Marshal amp: Channel 1 is responsible for the high frequencies and Channel 2 for the “normal” sound. There’s also a Variac Variable Transformer to get you that Brown Sound by starving the circuit of voltage, a 6CA7 Fat Bottle tube (instead of EL34 power valve ), a change in resistance and a Fat cap 25uF for the tube. All this helps to refine the overdrive and get you those classic rock gain tones you hear on records.

Free Klon?

Whilst you are checking out this new amp simulation, you may as well download Nembrini Audio’s free Clon Minotaur Transparent Overdrive based on the legendary Klon pedal, which we wrote about back in May. It can be a lot of fun to throw an overdrive at the front end of a Marshall amp, and get some extra tones with this virtual pedal.

Nembrini Audio's Minotaur Transparent Overdrive is modeled on The Klon Centaur

Nembrini Audio’s Minotaur Transparent Overdrive is modeled on The Klon Centaur

Prices and Specifications

Nembrini Audio MRH159 is currently available for an introductory price of $39, instead of $137, until 04 July 2021 on the manufacturer’s website. The plug-in runs on macOS 10.9 or later and Windows 7 or later and supports VST3, AAX, AU and VST in 64-bit. For authorization, you need a free iLok account (or dongle). A demo version and a PDF user manual are also available for download on the company’s website. A selection of presets is included with the package.

The emulation is also available as an iOS app in the Apple App Store for the price of 10.99 euros. It requires iOS/iPadOS 9.3 or later and is compatible with an iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. In addition, it runs as AUv3 and standalone on an Apple Mac with M1 CPU.

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