I have owned them all. Been around awhile. Marshall is my choice.
I would buy their newer model, that has the jacks.
Model Year: 1992
Where Obtained: eBay
Has effects loop, a clean channel and dirty channel.
Equalizer, with contour - which is very handy. It is plenty loud. I installed an external speaker jack, and have a Marshall 1930 2x12 under it. I have used it for medium size gigs. It is a Valvestate (tube-solid state) model. Sounds great!
I use Gibson Les Pauls exclusively. I just bought a classic 1960 gold top. It is sweet. Love the neck.
I also use a Boss ME-30 processor, for some special stuff. I play mostly hard lead guitar, and this amp suits me fine. Best amp I've had for sound quality, at all volumes. Clean and distortion.
You do have to fiddle with it at first to know where the sounds are you want. But it did not take long. This amp is not progammable. I prefer to create patches on my Boss. Why have all your eggs in one basket!
The other amps I have owned do not compare to this. They turned on and had volume, treble, and bass controls. And they were name brand amps - not junk.
Never have lost a the tube yet. But I plan on changing it after a year. Coming up soon.
Heavy duty constuction. No wear and tear on this 8 yr old amp. I have knocked it down a few times. No damage.
The amp has been played for hours at a time, no problem.