#1
Hey lads, I have just been offered the aforementioned amps at a fairly reasonable price but I unfortunately won't be able to have a test drive. I play with tones like as the Smiths, Joy Division, Stone Roses and more bluesey stuff like the Black Keys, a bit of punk (think the Stooges) and I also need Fender-ish cleans. Do you think this amp could produce these tones?
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#2
I've played one and tried to get those tones out of it. They really aren't in there...the gain channel (it being a solid-state Marshall) is really only usable for metal and very-high-gain rock. The cleans are meh; they don't really "ring" very much. There is no lightly distorted sound in that amp, and Joy Division and Stone Roses are all about light distortion...I wouldn't if I were you.
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#3
Totally wrong amp. A Valvestate can only be used for the types of metal where brittle, harsh and rather disgusting distortion is required. In other words a VS100 only excels at sounding bad.
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