This amp is great for a solid state. With some tweaking, you can get pretty close to the Marshall sound (but it won't sound like a real tube Marshall) and get some nice distorted tones. It has built in modulation effects that blend together in a single knob configuration, which is cool. It also has an effects loop for your pedals. I got it in white as a half stack with the 4X12 Cab, but lost the cab in a hurricane :( I pair it with a Fender Extension Cab from time time and it sounds great.