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mojachiee 01-25-2012 06:36 AM

Why does everyone hate the Avt's?
 
I want to know why so many people hate the Avt/valvestate series, i own a avt50 valvestate 2000 amp and i would like your thoughts on the matter.

gilly_90 01-25-2012 06:38 AM

I think the thing is that they're overpriced and aren't as good as the advertisers will have you believe as opposed to them actually being bad.

adambauman31 01-25-2012 06:58 AM

they aren't all tube so that's probably why.

supersac 01-25-2012 06:59 AM

8its not bad just not worth the money me thinks
at thesame price you could pick up a decent used tube amp

stonyman65 01-25-2012 07:02 AM

The older ones where awesome for the price. The new ones are way overpriced for what you get considering you could get a pretty nice tube amp for what they are charging.

mojachiee 01-25-2012 07:06 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by stonyman65
The older ones where awesome for the price. The new ones are way overpriced for what you get considering you could get a pretty nice tube amp for what they are charging.


What ones would you say where good for the price then?

stueey 01-25-2012 07:15 AM

I had the 150h, and there have been many occasions where I've had to use an avt50. I was impressed with how they repsond to Overdrive pedals. Their matching cabs/speakers suck though. For me, that is the reason why they aren't as could as they could be. Still have my AVT150h as back up!

GaryBillington 01-25-2012 07:18 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by gilly_90
I think the thing is that they're overpriced and aren't as good as the advertisers will have you believe as opposed to them actually being bad.

+ 1

They aren't bad amps, they just aren't as good as other Marshalls.

If Marshall went back to using the Park brand for these lower range amps (and changed the prices accordingly), people would hate on them a lot less.

Cathbard 01-25-2012 08:44 AM

My thoughts on the AVT can be summed up with one little emoticon:
:puke:

predz91 01-25-2012 08:50 AM

I love my AVT-20, its just a practice amp. Since it has a tube in it I think it makes it way better than any regular solid state practice amp.

AtaBorMan 01-25-2012 11:02 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by predz91
Since it has a tube in it I think it makes it way better than any regular solid state practice amp.


:confused: :haha: :confused:

I don't even.

The valve is pretty much a gimmick. It doesn't do much.

Cathbard 01-25-2012 12:03 PM

Whether the tube actually does anything or not is pretty moot anyway. They sound like bees in a tin can. You may as well buy an MG, they are that bad.

Linqua5150 01-25-2012 12:37 PM

i had one for years. it ****ing sucked.

Offworld92 01-25-2012 12:41 PM

Cause they sound bad.

That's pretty much what everything boils down to at the end of the day. No need to pussyfoot around the fact.

coolstoryangus 01-25-2012 12:53 PM

Because they're shit

Dave_Mc 01-25-2012 06:31 PM

+1

stonyman65 01-25-2012 11:36 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mojachiee
What ones would you say where good for the price then?


I don't remember the model numbers, but I remember being impressed with the older ones back when they first came out.

Buck's Student 01-25-2012 11:39 PM

Nothing more subjective than the word "sucks."

It's up to you, OP. Ever hear the slang phrase "haters gonna hate?" It's pretty true.

lucky1978 01-26-2012 12:20 AM

Its utterly useless for any clean tone. I agree with the mg comparison. Just try other amps, you'll see/hear

Tyler.Allain 01-26-2012 12:25 AM

Use whatever amp you like. I think it sounds like crap. But what do I know? I'm in a punk band.


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