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Marshall VS230 combo amp

Discussion in 'Recording' started by moonloop, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. moonloop

    moonloop Guest

    hi guys
    stuoid topic but i really want to know

    tell me about this amp if u know about it

    thank you alot
     
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    The Valvestate Series from Marshall is not really a tube amp, and the models that have a "tube"in them are kidding you. It is simply a 12AX7 that is run "starved", meaning they don't give it all the power it was designed to operate from. The tube distorts badly when this occurs, but the harmonic tone from that is not "smooth'n'creamy", but very rough. It is all sales and marketing hype. Save your money for a REAL Marshall amp.Until that happens, stay clear of a cheap tube amp.They are not reliable and disappointing. You might check out a Tech21 Trademark 10 or Fender Princeton if you want a reasonably portable decent-sounding amp on a budget...
     
  3. moonloop

    moonloop Guest

    thank you moonbaby for the advice but i think i asked this question too late because i already baught this amp :cry:
    thank you
     
  4. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Cheer up, dude! There are lots of crappier amps out there than that one. But the VS series isn't up to the level that the Marshall name implies. If you are just starting out and don't beat the amp up too hard carrying it around, you are probably gonna be OK with it. Enjoy :)
     
  5. moonloop

    moonloop Guest

    thank you man i think its not that bad and i hadnt choice anyways because the money i had and the available models so its cool :D
     
  6. GregP

    GregP Guest

    Count yourself lucky. I have a Marshall MG30 DFX.

    Greg
     
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