I've owned or tried most amps, and for a good clean or distorted sound, these vintage models just can't be beat. Sure there are the others out there that are really close, or even considered by some as better, but my opinion of the vintage tube Marshall stands, and always will.
Model Year: 1973
Where Obtained: ebay
The amp includes a master volume, presence, pre-amp, bass, middle, and treble controls. It also has a mod which includes a second master volume (to kick in the distortion at low volume), and a footswitch jack (for clean and dirty channel switching).
Also an effects loop mod was installed.
This is the loudest and best sounding tube amp I have used to date.
I use Gibson Les Pauls exclusively! Any style of music can be played through this amp, but it was built with the rocker in mind. This amp compares with no other. Take care of the tubes, bias them properly, and change the electrolytic capacitors every ten years, and this thing will last forever. You want distortion, this thing will give you Randy Rhoads fever !! With the mods, the clean sound is good at high volumes also.
This amp is very simple to use, and that is the way it should be !!
It's a Marshall is it not? Has point to point wiring, and tube holders that are typical Marshall