Marshall Valvestate 80/80

80W Combo (1 x 1")

Made by Marshall

Description The marshall valvestate 80/80 is a very good amp not an overpowering amp as alot ive heard. it has 12ax7 preamp tube which gives it a hard edge, the 12 inch celestion speaker has tons of bottom end with great volume.
Posted By Charles Klein (8)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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Overall Rating: 4.0 (of 5)
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On 11/25/2005, Charles Klein (8) posted:
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I chose this amp due to availability it was there i bought it. marshall does not make this amp anymore, it should be stolen i would by another marshall. it could be better if it contained a better reverb tank as well as a smoother clean channel. my favorite aspect of this amp is the distortion is very smooth and sounds great, the worst aspect is i am not fond of the clean channe it requires to much adjusting to get a sound i like.
Price: $300.00
Where Obtained: pawn shop
The 80/80 has 4 knobs on the clean channel including a crunch knob. the lead channel has 6 knobs gain, b,m,t and a contour knob as well as two buttoms for extra distortion. i am a begginner and has more than enough power for my needs. it has a 12ax7 preamp tube and the rest is solid state.
Sound Quality:
I use a fender fat strat, the only effects i use are a chorus pedaland a danelectro overdrive pedal. i love to play surf music and blues i do need to get a better reverb pedal. i have also used some smaller fender amps and it has a much harder sound it has all the distortion i need sounds ok at high volume a little noise on the clean channel.
Ease of Use:
No it is not programable and on the clean channel it does need some fiddling to get the right sound. i like the amp very much, and have not played enough to be able to compare it with alot of other amps
It is very reliable i have had it 2 years and i have not had to replace the tube or do anywork on it. it is very well built and can handle alot of day to day play and abuse.