Price paid: $ 400
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Features — 8
I got this amp used, So I have no clue what year it is... But the clean section needs a boost, so I decided to get a Joyo AC Tone pedal to run through it. Made a huge difference. Mainly bc the clean would get dirty and the dirty channel was absolutely filthy. Ways too much gain. What was Marshall thinking? No one uses that much f--king gain. Anyways, once you dial in your settings (via booster; tube swap) whatever, it can a ton of amazing tones. I think the hardest part is taming the RED channel. BC it's f--king crazy. I'm thinking about throwing a couple of 12AT7 in the V1 and V4 position to give this Marshall a f--kin chill pill. Anyways... Sounds great for the money but get ready to get your hands dirty.
Sound — 7
Heavyyyy as f--k. I mean this amp get so fucking heavy sometimes I drop it just to let it know that its not the boss of me.
Reliability & Durability — 5
Only had it for about a week so I can't say just yet words. The amp sounds really good... Everything else written below this is going to be bullsh-t. Well I just went to pee, turned out I passed out face first on to a curling iron of my sisters. Lol hahahahahahah damn her for not putting that away. But seriously who just passes out randomly from day to day jeeeesh I mean that's super weird, and it makes me uncomfortable from time to time. All four preamp tubes sound really nice... Especially the V1 position, it glows much brighter.
Overall Impression — 8
I play rock, and this amp can for sure do that.