MARANELLO BLACK TOP is the result of the iconic MARANELLO evolution. Its three channels CLEAN/DIRVE/OVERDRIVE configuration meets all music needs.
The CLEAN channel is very dynamic, warm and clear. It’s the clean sound that distinguishes all of our products, perfect with stomp boxes and rack systems too.
The DRIVE channel comes from the need to create a sound link between CLEAN and OVERDRIVE emphasizing that it’s not enough to lower the gain to obtain a good channel with half distortion and high definition. So we designed the channel which includes the features of a good clean and could reach a dynamic saturation and not extreme. The third channel, OVERDRIVE, does not need to be introduced and compared with the previous model shows a more fluid character without loss of gain and definition.
MARANELLO has been revised and retouched step by step, and deeply tested with many different guitars to give its best. The functions control is simple and direct, it will be easy for you to find your sound! We suggest to set BASS, MID and TREBLE controls at noon and then set GAIN and VOLUME of all channels. Every slight change in controls involves variations in timbre and dynamic response of your instrument. The switching of the channels is manually operated by the three positions switch on the front panel with gree light (Clean), yellow light (Drive) and red light (Overdrive).
The two-coloured RED/GREEN light of MAIN and STANDBY is unchanged.