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The big little one amp "Lead 12" Marshall
This unit has all the profile and character that musisians can feel in a good Marshall amplifier, it is definitely not comparable to those other Marshall premium units, however, it does its own thing: "and it does what it does in an excellent way" [even better than other units of the same range / range]. This is perhaps the most remarkable element: its performance is of good quality. And if you get a good EQ set-up shurly you going to feel like a real rockstar.
I can assure you that it does not project any unique or magic sound as the units that work on a tubes base usually do, but "definitely" does have that lovely roar [apparently due to Mosfet transistors]. And we can get this kind of sound especially using it in a "Clean Crispy" [maybe Vol. 8 / Gain 5, adding "optionally" the frequency range of a smooth Mid Range overdrive stompbox].
I have put it to the test in several musical contexts and it is an excellent ally for a "Protagonic Profile" drawn with a Stratocaster [with shiny strings: Elixir type] equipped with a sort of a Jazzer setting: semi-off tone between 5 and 6, EQ "Lead 12" with medium to full range, low 1/2 and sharp 2/4, using the (ST) medium pickup as a "Principal Tone".
But it also served me with a Les Paul [with hard strings: D'Addario type] some sort of Bluesy setting: bright tone between 9 and 10, EQ “Lead 12” with low range 3/4, medium to 3/4, treble 3/4] using the (LP) Rythm's option as a "Principal Tone".
If you can give yourself the chance to get one, do not hesitate so much. The "Lead 12" is better than many beyond. I name mine "The Reliable".
The only modification that i made on this amp [without being necessary] was to change the original Celestion Speaker on it for another variant of the same brand: "Celestion Seventy 80" just because this ones are more of my personal taste.
what can I say?
this is marshall's finest solid state amp... the other lead series solid states don't sound this good. They hit on something. You sued to be able to get these for like 50 bucks at pawn shops. Not sure why I bought one and I don't know what I did with it.