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In my opinion this is one of the best amps ever and its a shame that they don't make them anymore. just like any other Marshall it goes from clean to scream very easily and it is super quiet in the gain channels. The fact that the amp has a tube preamp allows for the massive amounts of gain on tap and don't let solid state scare you it's a mosfet power so it feels like a tube amp but can stay very quiet My favorite amp to date
Bought this head from a guy's dorm room at UCLA when I was 16. Literally ditched some tshirts and packed it away in my suitcase for the flight back. Still surprised it made it intact.
Some people are tone sticklers... well, I am one also. Honestly, I think this is one of the best acoustic simulators on any pedal (let alone amp head) I have ever seen. Not to mention, I really think the two overdrive channels are at least better than the MG series Marshalls.
That aside, this thing BLEW after my first song of my first ever gig at age 17 (Dirty Deeds - AC/DC) and I swore I wouldn't keep it. I kept it as a reminder of Solid State w/ Valve (as my dad warned me- I didn't listen..). I'm sure I will use it for recording or something, and I do use it occasionally to jam.