Pure Evoke-1S Marshall video review



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The Pure Evoke-1S Marshall is undoubtedly a novelty gift with styling that is sure to divide opinion. It's also a tad expensive but if you or someone you know is into their guitars/music, you're highly likely to be very pleased with the performance you get from it. It's easy to use, looks great if you're into that sort of thing, is well built, and sounds pretty decent too, though they could've just made 10 louder.

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August 27, 2010, 3:25 pm

Expensive is an under-statement! I wouldn't pay 20 quid for DAB, even if it does look like a guitar amp.


August 27, 2010, 3:39 pm

Is this a new model? Or has it just taken an age to getting one through the door for review? I only ask as my mate has had one for a couple of years now!

From experience (and poor memory), I used to use it around the flat whenever he disappeared for a weekend. Does its thing as well as can be expected - the "cool" factor of having a Marshal DAB amp/radio is debatable but the sound quality was as good as any other DAB I have listened too.

Nick Rosemeyer

August 27, 2010, 4:30 pm

Regarding the volume, this model DOES go up to 11. It´s louder than 10.


August 27, 2010, 11:04 pm

@Jones: Yes, the Evoke-1XT Marshall has been around since 2006:


This is the newer Evoke-1S.


August 27, 2010, 11:41 pm

@Nick Rosemeyer: As Keanu Reeves would say, there is no 11. It's just a kitsch homage, which is perhaps entirely fitting.

Pure have painted 0 to 11 around the volume knob, but the knob itself is a continually turning rotary encoder, rather than a potentiometer. The numbers are meaningless - the regular Evoke-1S just has + and - symbols. See the video review at 1:55 to see what I mean.

It takes the cool away a bit though, like a hot hatch with a false exhaust.

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