Now in its seventh year, the Mentoring Program connects conference attendees new to FYE work with more seasoned and experienced educators with a goal of enhancing the conference experience and providing additional mentoring opportunities within the Center's international network. Mentors and mentees are matched based on professional experiences and interests and gather at an exclusive meet and greet event that occurs just prior to the Opening Session on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm. Past participants, both the mentors and the mentees, have found the Mentoring Program to be an enjoyable and meaningful addition to the conference experience.
Rounding out the new Brit series of amps is a preamp model based on the Marshall JMP-1 valve preamp. The JMP-1 was Marshall’s first foray into the world of MIDI control with Marshall tone. It allows players to sculpt the tones they want, then save those tone presets for recall by MIDI control at any time. It's one of the most simple preamps, very straight forward. It has the staple Marshall controls like Volume, Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence. It features a bass shift, 2 overdrive channels, and 2 clean channels. For its ease of use and its “ready to go” sound character, it quickly became one of the most iconic Guitar preamps of the era. Almost 90% of the pro players at the time had a JMP-1 in their rack of toys.