#1
One of these just popped up on the local Craigslist. It's a freaking Marshall head, and if it's from the mid-1980's, chances are it's tube, and it's going for $200, so I'm interested like hell.

Three questions though;

1. What's the "Mosfet"? I've never seen that before, what is it?
2. Is it tube?
3. Is it worth it?
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#2
It's not a tube amp, it's a MOSFET, which is a type of solid state amplification.
#3
what makes you think that an amp from the 1980s would be tube? they had solid state amps back then too
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Quote by al112987
It's not a tube amp, it's a MOSFET, which is a type of solid state amplification.


Oh. Hmm...did it sound any better than an MG?

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what makes you think that an amp from the 1980s would be tube? they had solid state amps back then too


True, but there weren't an overwhelming number of them back then. Hell, they had them in the 1960's, but really Kustom and Thomas Organ were the only ones making it in the 1960's. I don't know a huge amount of the 80's, so I figure it hasn't changed too terribly over the 70's.
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Oh. Hmm...did it sound any better than an MG?


True, but there weren't an overwhelming number of them back then. Hell, they had them in the 1960's, but really Kustom and Thomas Organ were the only ones making it in the 1960's. I don't know a huge amount of the 80's, so I figure it hasn't changed too terribly over the 70's.


Actually, they were already pretty popular by the 80s. When the Beatles endorsed the crappy Vox solid state amps everyone wanted one.
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#6
Oh. Well, still, back to the matter on-hand, were Mosfet SS amps any better than MG's are?
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#7
Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor

They actually clip somewhat like a tube when used properly, they're popular in a lot of overdrive/distortion pedals along with JFETs. Don't get me wrong though, it's not going to sound like a tube amp. I have heard a Lead 12 before, sounded decent. Don't know about the 100 though.
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Quote by Whole Lotta Led
Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor

They actually clip somewhat like a tube when used properly, they're popular in a lot of overdrive/distortion pedals along with JFETs. Don't get me wrong though, it's not going to sound like a tube amp. I have heard a Lead 12 before, sounded decent. Don't know about the 100 though.


Is it worth $200 plus the cost of a cab?
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Is it worth $200 plus the cost of a cab?


Probably not, especially after you factor in the price of cab for it.
#10
Alright then, suppose for now I'll stick with my Blues Jr. and keep saving for the next amp. Thanks for the help.
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