This was my first amp, I still use it for practicing. It's a great little solid state practice amp. Surprisingly loaded with features, and great tone for the price.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $150.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Clean and overdrive channels. Plenty of digital effects (DFX) to mess around with - reverb, chorus, flange, delay - CD input and microphone inputs. A fun little practice amp loaded with features.
I used it with a strat and a Les Paul, generally hard rock and metal. It's a Marshall so of course it is very good for that type of stuff. It's generally noise-free, great for low volume practicing but can also get surprisingly LOUD. The clean is pretty nice, you can get a really good classic rock sound by adding a little DFX reverb. The distortion is ok at moderate volumes, tends to get muddy at higher volumes.
You can't beat tubes, but for the price, this is a great deal on a high quality solid state practice amp.
Straightforward design. It's really easy to get a cool sound out of this thing, and you'll soon work out your favorite settings. Fulltone fulldrive works well with this amp, but I don't generally use a lot of pedals with this amp.
I've moved twice and it still looks and plays like new.
Well worth the money. A surprising sound appeal that is rich and deep. Truly a Marshall.
Model Year: 2004
Price: $159.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Bill Hardin Music Macon Mall
This is actually a practice amp that will surprise you. It is a "small" force to reckoned with in the field of practice amps. It comes with an 8" speaker in a closed back cabinet. It sounds rich and deeply resonant. Not too big and bulky either. (or heavy) And I can't forget to mention the digital EFX. Reverb, delay, chorus and flange.
It is true to it's name in the various tones that come from this little powerhouse. Clean and twangy to smooth and creamy. Amd plenty of the old eighties overdriven roar that made marshall a standard. You can take the tone of this amp and go anywhere with it it. And that is a lot said about a practice amp, but it is that good.
If you can log onto the computer you looking at right now then you will have no trouble operating this thing.
I just bought it. So I can only hope for the best. I will put excellent for good luck.
Get one :)
If you are looking for a good practice or small gig amp you can't go wrong.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $150.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musician's Friend
Solid state construction (it's ok now solid is good these days). 2 channel (clean and overdrive). Has shared 3 band EQ with bass, contor, and treble. Has built in marshall quality digital effects includeing reverb, chorus, flange, and delay. FDD (frequencie dependant dampening) works great in getting closer to the old tube stack sound in a practice amp and can be switched off. This is the first amp I have found with a "good" imulated line out. It actualy sounds good through headphones and since its a practice amp thats a good thing.
I play a little of everything and this amp has never failed to give me the sound I'm after. With a couple adjustments to the guitar and amp I can go from megadeath rythem (crunch) to Eric Claptin.
It holds its sound great at low volume with the custom coiled 8" speaker.
Not allot of controlls here so...
As easy to use as toilet paper.
I haven't realy beat it up enough yet to reliable rate it so I give it a safe "average" but it feals heavy and looks very well built.