Alfred Publishing releases history of Marshall Bluesbreaker amplifier

(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-09-25)

Alfred Publishing releases history of Marshall Bluesbreaker amplifier

Marshall Amplifiers and rock music go way back, and Alfred Music Publishing, is distributing a new book featuring the story of Marshall’s iconic first combo amplifier, entitled: The Marshall Bluesbreaker, by John R. Wiley.

The Marshall Bluesbreaker is the perfect gift for any guitar enthusiast or fan of Marshall guitar amps. The entire history of the Bluesbreaker amp is told, including the development of the JTM45 and how Eric Clapton requested the first Marshall combo. The book offers a complete listing of the Bluesbreaker components as well as a comprehensive timeline of year-by-year specifications and changes to the amp, including reissues and limited editions.

The book also includes listings and specifications on modern builders who offer replica and clone amplifiers based on the Bluesbreaker and Mini Bluesbreaker designs, a step-by-step guide on converting a stock Marshall Bluesbreaker Reissue into a Clapton-spec Bluesbreaker, and 16 pages of color photos, featuring original and reissue Bluesbreakers, Mini Bluesbreakers, and Bluesbreaker components.

The Marshall Bluesbreaker is now available in book format for $29.95. Pick up your copy at a local music retail store, or buy it today at

Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop & performance materials for teachers, students, professionals & hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style & difficulty level. Alfred’s home office is located in Los Angeles with domestic offices in Miami & New York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany, Singapore & the United Kingdom.

Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach & play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000 active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known publications—from methods like, Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations & Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter & George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine & Billboard.

In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over 50 companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover Publications, DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, National Guitar Workshop, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support & WEA.

From a press release.

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