Overall this is the best amp i've ever owned, i plan on keeping it for a long long time. i've only got one 4 X 12 cab with it right now but I'm looking forward to adding the other very shortly. I am just as ecstatic about owning it now as I was the first time i hooked into it.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $860.00 (new)
Where Obtained: musicians friend
Clean channel, volume, bass/mid/treble adjustment, reverb.
overdrive, volume, gain adjustment
overdrive 2, vol, gain, contour, reverb, bass/mid/treb adjustments.
tone shift, effect loop mix, power dimension.
I'm using a gib lp studio with it, zoom 9000s effects.
playing mainly rock/blues.
the clean channell starts to distort just a touch at EXTREMELY high levels if your using alot of reverb.
it's got an overall solid marshall sound, not quite a 1960, but for the money you save..... .
The only fault i can even think of, and it's not much, but it's just a touch too bassy with the power dimension and od2 kicked in.
It's extremely easy to set up. out of the box, with about ten minutes of fiddling with all the knobs and pushin all the buttons, crankin the volume up way past tolerable levels and switchin thru the channels i got it set "just so" and haven't really changed anything since.
the only thing thats hard is getting the FX loop set the way you want it,, but every one of those i ever messed with was a pain.
Of course it's reliable it's a marshall, plus you don't have to mess around with tubes(valves) because it doesn't have the little suckers.
although the first one i got in was defective, something in the input jack was screwed, but after swapping it out i've had no problems.
it's all heavy duty wood covered in whatever marshall uses to cover that stuff. i haven't dropped it (yet) but when i do i'm pretty sure it'll be okay.