What do you guys think of the Marshall Valvestate VS102R, a friend of a friend wants to sell his really cheap and he asked me first....

depends on what you are hoping to get from it sound wise. they are SS with one tube in the drive section of the preamp (50 watt and above models). this produces a slightly better tone but don't expect raging tube madness from it. they aren't bad for what they are. i have a VS30R that i use for practice sometimes and for instances where i go out (vactaion etc) and don't want to lug a tube amp. if it's cheap then go for it.