27 amps from iconic Joe Satriani’s collection

IK Multimedia have announced the launch of Joe Satriani Amp Vault Signature Collection, continuing their long-running partnership with the legendary guitarist and kitting TONEX users out with a collection of 59 new Tone Models based on a selection of his most prized amps. 

The pack features 27 amplifiers handpicked from Joe’s collection, all of which have been captured using IK Multimedia’s AI Machine Modeling process at Sammy Hagar’s Red Rocker Studios. The selection includes sought-after vintage classics to modified signature amps, delivering sounds that have featured on albums such as ‘Surfing with the Alien’ and ‘The Elephants of Mars’. 

Classic British rock tones are provided courtesy of multiple Marshall amps, including four versions of Joe’s signature JVM410H amp: stock, C83 Mod, KT88 and 6L6. His original 1971 Super Lead and 1969 Plexi are also present, along with a ’69 Super Lead that was stolen around 1983 before being returned to his collection nearly 30 years later. There’s no shortage of classic American sounds, either, with nine offerings from Fender that include a ’64 Custom Princeton Reverb, ’64 Custom Deluxe Reverb, ’68 Custom Deluxe Reverb and a ’57 Deluxe® loaded with an Alnico Cream Celestion speaker, as well as a selection of late ’60s reissues based on a ’68 Custom Pro Reverb, ’68 Custom Princeton Reverb, ’65 Princeton Reverb and a ’68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb.

It gives the customer the chance to have those passionate moments with the gear, which is really important.
Joe Satriani

The expansion includes 27 Tone Models captured from Joe Satriani’s collection of vintage and modern classics.

In addition to the comprehensive selection of Marshall and Fender classics, the pack also includes models of several other amps that have become part of Joe’s studio and touring rigs. There’s a Peavey 5150, SLO-30, Friedman Small Box and newer 5150III models well suited to those in search of high-gain sounds, while those after cleans get a Hiwatt and Roland Jazz Chorus. Finally, the collection includes a model of an incredibly rare Wells amp — a model that boasts a blend of VOX, Fender and Marshall-style circuits, and is one of only five models in existence!

The Tone and Legacy of a Guitar Legend

The pack includes 59 captures of my favorite and most used heads and combos captured with the brilliant TONEX wizardry. TONEX delivers a “real” amp experience for guitarists, live or in the studio. And now you can experience my amplifier treasury for yourself!Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani Amp Vault gives you instant access to the private collection of one of the most influential electric guitar players. These 59 Tone Models result from Joe’s relentless pursuit of great tone and commitment to capturing his favorite amps precisely. Joe handpicked each of the 27 amplifiers from his personal collection, dialed in his favorite settings and captured them using IK’s Advanced AI Machine Modeling at Sammy Hagar’s Red Rocker Studios.

From sought-after vintage gems to his modded signature amplifiers, these guitar tones have appeared on iconic albums like “Surfing with the Alien” and “The Elephants of Mars,” along with being on stage with his supergroups Chickenfoot and G3. The Joe Satriani Amp Vault Collection covers over 35 years of soaring melodies, layered soundscapes and soulful sounds.

Collection Overview

  • 59 Tone Models based on Joe Satriani’s prized amp collection
  • Spanning the guitar legend’s lifetime of work and musical expression
  • Dialed in by Joe and captured at Sammy Hagar’s Red Rocker Studios
  • Using AI Machine Modeling™ technology with advanced training
  • Use across the entire TONEX ecosystem, including the free TONEX CS
  • Play inside TONEX app, your favorite DAW or TONEX Pedal and TONEX ONE live on-stage

Whether looking for tones from a particular song or inspiration on your musical journey, you’ll find it in the Joe Satriani Amp Vault Signature Collection for TONEX.

Below hear audio demos of all the amps, many performed by Joe Satriani.

Surfing with the Brits

All your favorite British rock tones are represented in a rainbow of tones, reaching far and wide, from early ’70s crunch and clean tones to Joe’s modern high-gain sounds. The collection features Tone Models based on multiple Marshall® amps, including 4 versions of Joe’s signature JVM410H amp: stock, C83 Mod, KT88, and 6L6, each with its particular character and feel. Joe’s original 1971 Super Lead and 1969 Plexi are vintage treasures that satisfy any rock enthusiast.

These British amps alone cover a vast territory from clean to high-gain that will keep you inspired for years to come.

Satch Marshall JCM

Marshall® 6100 30th Anniversary

“I used the 6100s primarily as a pedal platform for years of live work, but in the studio, the slightly electronic crunch and lead tones were very useful.”

 30th 6100 Clean

 30th 6100 Crunch

 30th 6100 Lead

Marshall® JCM 2000

“The DSL line has an interesting touch and feels worth exploring. It sits right in between the vintage and modeling eras.”

 JoeCM 2K Cleanish

 JoeCM 2K Ultra Gain

Satch Marshall JTM

1969 Marshall® Super Lead Plexi 100

“My first Plexi head I used in the Squares in the early ’80s. It was stolen around ’83 but then found and returned in 2012. Beautiful sounding 100 head.”

 Squares Clean

 Squares Dirty

 Squares Clean with Gain up

1971 Marshall® Super Lead 100 Watt

“This ’71 100-watt head is all crunch all the time at any setting!”

 ’71 Super Joe 100 Crunch

 ’71 Super Joe 100 Crunchier

Satch Marshall JVM

Marshall® JVM410HJS (Stock)

“The stock JVM410HJS, my favorite amp in the studio and on stage.”

 JSM Orange Clean

 JSM Red Crunch


Marshall® JVM410HJS (C83 Mod)

“My JVM410HJS with a C83 mod produces a looser, more vintage Plexi sound with a touch less gain.”

 JSM Red Crunch C83

 JSM Red OD C83

Marshall® JVM410HJS (KT88 Mod)

“My JVM410HJS with KT-88 power tubes provides more headroom with slightly less gain on tap and a curious midrange bump.”

 JSM Red Crunch KT88

 JSM Red OD KT88

Marshall® JVM410HJS (6L6 Mod)

“My JVM410HJS with 6L6 power tubes makes this amp a bit more gnarly and aggressive.”

 JSM Red Crunch 6L6

 JSM Red OD 6L6


Joe Satriani Amp Vault Signature Collection can be used with all versions of IK Multimedia’s TONEX software, including the free TONEX CS and TONEX App. They can also be loaded onto the hardware TONEX Pedal and TONEX ONE units. 

Pricing & Availability

Joe Satriani Amp Vault Signature Collection is available now, priced at $99.99.