Greg Howe, Maragold and DV Mark Rockin It !
Want to hear some real guitar tone? Greg Howe's new band Maragold has just released their debut album and it's dripping with tones you haven't heard captured on CD before.
Greg has lent his chops and astounding tones to the work of some of our planet's greatest artists including Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Lady Antebellum, P Diddy, T-Pain, Nelly, Tim McGraw, Salt-N-Pepa and Justin Timberlake - to name a few.
The album is self titled, and the first single is Evergreen is Golder - check it out!
Want to hear what DV Mark has to offer the modern guitarist? Visit your local DV Mark dealer and give one of their amps a test run.
Meshugga's Frederick Thordendal and DV Mark's Multiamp!
Swedish extreme metal band Meshugga, known for their innovative musical style, complex, polymetered song structures and polyrhythms, and labeled as one of the ten most important hard rock and heavy metal bands by Rolling Stone, are also known for their exacting standards when it comes to tone.
It should come as no surprise then, to hear that Meshuggah guitarist Frederick Thordendal has been spending time with DV Mark's new Multiamp, and has made his own signature preset available to DV Mark owners for download. For more information, click on the picture.
Want to hear what DV Mark has to offer the modern guitarist? Visit your local DV Mark dealer and give one of their amps a test run.
One Day At MARK WORLD
Marco De Virgiliis, the creative and driving force behind all things Mark, lets us 'sneak behind the magician's curtain' to give us a feel for the technology, the philosophy, and most importantly - the people - behind the amazing products from Markbass, DV Mark, Mark Audio and Mark Drum.
Like what you see? Click on the dealer menu above to find a Mark store near you!
Greg Howe Tells Why He Chose DV Mark's Triple 6 New Release
Check out this video to hear what Greg thinks of DV Mark's 3rd generation all tube head.
What impresses him the most? The fact that, unlike many multi channel heads, this is not an amp with three 'modified' verions of one channel circuit. The voicing on each of the Triple 6 new release's three channels is distinct and unique, which gives an artist a far more exciting pallet of tones with which to work.
Try a Triple 6 'new release' for yourself at your nearest DV Mark dealer.
The Little 40 - BIG on Tone!
Accomplished Italian guitarist Luca Mantovanelli plays the Little 40 through the C412 standard quad box, with a DV Over Marker on the front end - great tone and very cool technique!
You can find out more about Luca here
Like that tone? Want to hear more? Click here to find your nearest DV Mark dealer and the chance to try out one of these surprising amps for yourself!
MUSO's Mark Owen reviews the Triple 6
"The amp sounds fantastic, and for a metal/hardcore/hard rock player looking for a versatile amp I think this is a great solution"
MUSO has reviewed our Triple 6 and it's a winner:
Click on the article image to the right to read the complete review.
Like what you've read? Click here to find your nearest DV Mark dealer and take the Triple 6 for a drive down the highway to hell!
September 2012 - Triple 6 'New Release' Now Shipping!
The DV Mark team has captured Greg Howe's heart with their third generation valve head - the Triple 6 'new release'. Greg is the guitarist behind artists such as Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Enrique Iglesias, NSYNC, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Lady Antebellum, P Diddy, T-Pain, Nelly and more.
The Triple 6 'new release' combines the best of both the Bad Boy and Triple 6 heads in one amp - offering the same great clean channel plus the option to switch from Bad Boy to Triple 6 voicing on both channels 2 and 3, and midi integration.
For more info on the Triple 6 'new release' click on the image to the right. To try one, find your nearest DV Mark dealer here.
September 2012 - DV 403 CPC Now In Stores!
The first shipment of DV 403 CPCs has now landed. Our Little 40 head has been popular for its super clean channel with great headroom, pedal friendly input, light weight, and patented Continuous Power Control that let's you get loud tone at low volume, and now DV Mark has taken the next step by adding switchable rhythm and lead channels. The DV 403 CPC has all the answers!
Click on the image for more specs, or check one out at a DV Mark dealer near you: http://www.cmcmusic.com.au/dealers/dvmarkdealers
Frank Gambale Combo 112 wins the Guitarist Choice Award
Guitarist magazine has some great things to say about our new combo, here are just a few...
The Clean Channel
"Channel 1 has a beautifully clean tone – big and warm with humbuckers, bright and throaty with single coils"
The Overdrive Channel
"The overdrive channel is ... four 12AX7s create a complex signal path, providing any level of overdrive, from warm clean to smooth drive"
Like what you're reading? Check out the full review in August's Guitarist Magazine, or try one yourself - just click on the image to see a list of DV Mark dealers near you!
Guitarist Greg Howe joins the DV Mark family
June 26, 2012 – California guitar great Greg Howe, known as a virtuoso, solo artist and sideman to such pop stars as Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, NSYNC and Enrique Iglesias, is now endorsing the Italian guitar amp brand DV Mark.
Greg’s rig of choice is the Triple 6 (new release) head and the C412 Standard cabinet. He calls the 120W Triple 6 “an extremely versatile amp capable of delivering a variety of killer tones.” He will travel to Italy in July to begin collaborating with Marco De Virgiliis and the DV Mark team on a signature amp to be released next year.
Click on the image to check out Greg playing through his rig and sharing his comments, then visit your nearest DV Mark dealer to check out a rig for yourself!
May 01 2012 - Frank Gambale Signature Series Combos and Cabs are on their way!
“I spent quite a lot of time at the factory located near Pescara, Italy to work with this wonderful boutique company who make a really high quality product to develop the Frank Gambale Signature Amplifier Series by DV Mark. I have always preferred to use solid state power amps (PA amps 1000 watts, 500 a side running at 50% for huge headroom) with tube preamps to get the tube tones both for distortion and EQ. In my opinion, this setup has the best of both worlds. What’s exciting about the new line of amps we’ve developed is that we have taken the same concept into a 1x12 combo and an amp head also, that is, solid state power and tube preamp. As far as I know this has not been done before. The results I have heard are spectacular… so much power and clarity for the clean sounds and so much power and clarity for the distortion sounds.”
It's not often that an artist of Frank Gambale's stature gets truly involved in the design and manufacture of signature series products, and soon you'll be able to try one of these ground-breaking combos for yourself. Click on the image for more details on Frank's combo. To find out where you can try one, click here: DV Mark Dealers
“This new amp features a burly, 150-watt, solid-state power section (that can push out up to 250w RMS when an extension cab is added), with dual clean and tube-driven preamps, Accutronics spring reverb, and a super-efficient neodymium speaker. Designed to deliver loud, ultra-clean tones, the compact amp weighs less than 11.7kg—perfect for gigging jazz and fusion players”
DV MARK'S new Metal page is now live!
Click on the image below to see new metal gear, reviews, artist info, audio clips and the latest videos
|US Guitar Player magazine welcomes DV Mark to the USA with great review |
Arguably the world's most respected magazine for guitarists, Guitar Player this month served up a veritable banquet of reviews on DV Mark amplifiers, garnished with heavy lashings of praise:
Galileo: "...this little powerhouse... Amazing headroom. Warm clean tones.”
DV 40 212: "...a versatile combo that’s suitable for any musical genre."
Bad Boy 120: "...the clean channel has headroom for days...I was able to dial in everything from Texas blues to classic rock crunch to Iron Maiden-level metal."
Click on the image to read the full review, than check out a DV Mark amp for yourself at your nearest DV Mark dealer.
Australian Guitar reviews the Bad Boy 120...
“From Bright and clean through to rough and ready rhythm, all the way to beautifully overdriven lead”
“Very sleek appearance”....“Unashamedly classic rock”
Comprehensive control configuration” ....“Ingenious design features”
“We love this amplifier.”
Click on the image to read the review, then fire one up for yourself at your nearest DV Mark dealer!
Australian Guitar reviews the DV Mark Little 40 L34 and C212 Standard cab...
“This is one feature-packed little amp package that weighs next to nothing and sounds huge, and is equally suited to the bedroom as it is to the stage.”
“Many amps have built-in attenuation, but this is the best I’ve ever heard” (in reference to the Continuous Power Control feature)
“High-gain sounds at bedroom levels” .... “The Little 40 sounds big.”
“Really full and big-sounding clean tones” .... “Great rock and bluesy tones” ..... “A very versatile beast indeed”
“If you are a guitarist who likes power tube style distortion... you are going to love what this amp has to offer.”
Click on the image, then try a Little 40 at your friendly DV Mark dealer
September 2011 - Australian Musician reviews the Bad Boy 120 head and C412 Standard cabinet.
Here are some highlights:
"3 amps in one, as each channel has its own identity, yet still maintains some continuity between tones and voicings. There is a lot of versatility here, just about as much as I’ve seen in non-modelling amp."
"DV Mark has put some great tones in a lightweight, user friendly package with the Bad Boy 120, so if you need versatilliy and power without having to ‘hang out’ with your chiropractor every week, check out this amp."
"There is just about every feature you could ever need for just about every style, as well as a few interesting features like a high/ low bias (which selects how much juice you suck out of the tubes), effects loop with a loop assign, and a cool 5 button footswitch that can select each channel, add a solo boost, and activate effects."
Click on the image to read the complete review, then try this killer DV Mark rig at your nearest dealer.
Frank Gambale and DV Mark
About DV Mark, Frank says: “Finally! An amp that sounds exactly right—and like me, it has Italian roots! Plug in and go… awesome tone without having to search.”
Grammy winning guitar virtuoso Frank Gambale exploded on the L.A. scene in the early 80s. His meteoric rise to fame is a testament to his passion-powered playing–a style Rolling Stone Magazine called “ferocious”!
Gambale is the undisputed genius who propelled sweep picking from a technique to an art form which continues to inspire generations of musicians. Jazz, rock, metal and prog artists alike are united in their awe of Frank as both an amazing technician and an unsurpassed musician.
As jazz legend, Chick Corea, describes Frank: “Everything you touch with your guitar turns gold – always has.” While John McLaughlin’s tongue-in-cheek response to his finesse is “I’d like to cut his hands off.”
A musician’s musician, gifted composer, brilliant innovator and author of numerous instructional books, Frank continues to reach unprecedented sonic and technical heights. His six string prowess and seemingly limitless vision point towards an exciting future of ground breaking music.
Whether Gambale is touring the world with his Fusion Jazz Trio, the Natural High Trio, his new vocal group Soulmine, or joining forces in an iconic jazz super group, Frank continues to amaze audiences around the world.
For more on Frank visit www.frankgambale.com
Nguyên Lê and DV Mark
Born in Paris of Vietnamese parents, Nguyên Le began to play drums at the age of 15, later taking up guitar and electric bass. After early explorations with a multi-ethnic group called Ultramarine, in 1987 Nguyên was chosen by director Antoine Hervé to play with the ONJ (French National Jazz Orchestra). In this big band, he played with such musicians as Johnny Griffin, Didier Lockwood, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Randy Brecker, Toots Thielemans, Courtney Pine, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Gil Evans and Quincy Jones. Nguyên Le's contribution included programming synthesizers, effects and computers, and writing orchestral pieces.
Nguyên was one of the guest guitarists included in the “Universe of Jimi Hendrix” at the Stuttgart Festival, alongside Trilok Gurtu, Terry Bozzio, Cassandra Wilson, Jack Bruce, Vernon Reid, David Torn, Victor Bailey and Pharaoh Sanders. And in 2002, he released “Purple”, an album that also celebrated Hendrix. It immediately hit #1 on the charts of UK’s Jazzwise magazine—and to date it is Nguyên’s most successful album, with sales of over 20,500.
Nguyên was unanimously awarded the “Django d'Or” guitar award in 2006.
Nguyên has also performed with John McLaughlin, Michel Petrucianni, Ornette Coleman (“Freedom Statue”), Miroslav Vitous, Kenny Wheeler, Uri Caine, Ralph Towner, Richard Bona, Terri Lyne Carrington, Matt Garrison, John Taylor, Markus Stockhausen, Enrico Rava, Ray Anderson, Dave Douglas, Wolfgang Pushnig, Michel Portal, Geri Allen, Gary Thomas, Maria Schneider, J. F. Jenny Clarke, Aldo Romano, Daniel Humair, Dewey Redman, Andy Emler, Jon Christensen, Nana Vasconcelos, Glenn Ferris, Christof Lauer, Paolo Fresu, Art Lande, Paul McCandless and Jamey Haddad.
"I love DV Mark equipment!” says Nguyên. “Marco de Virgiliis is a smart and great creator of musical equipment, very much attached to listening to what musicians play and say, and very aware of the possibilities of today's technology. That's the best way to get your own perfect sound."
Guitar World and Mitch Colby DV Mark amp range walkthrough
Paul from Guitar World hands the mike over to Mitch Colby who takes us through the whole DV Mark range - including some features you won't be aware of!
Enjoy the video, then try a head, combo or cab at your nearest DV Mark dealer.
Premier Guitar unveils the DV Mark amp range
Check out Shawn Hammond from Premier Guitar's interview with DV Mark's Mitch Colby at the 2011 Frankfurt Music Show. They cover all our new products and Mitch reveals some of the clever under-the-bonnet technology you'll find in DV Mark's heads and combos.
Once you've watched Mitch and Shawn, check DV Mark out for yourself at your nearest DV Mark dealer...
Return to Forever IV: Frank Gambale's Killer Solo in Clearwater
Return to Forever IV guitarist and DV Mark endorsee Frank Gambale laid down this killer solo in Clearwater, Florida on Sept 11, 2011.
Like the sound? Check out the new DV Mark amp range at your local DV Mark dealer