Marshalls lastest update to their already susseful valvestate series are these the brand new atv's. I decided to purchase this amp after reading the rave reviews on other sites. And i can now say i am not disapointed with it at all. The atvs have a distictivly marshall sounds with deep bass responce and note clarity on all of the avilable audio channels. The sound is created by pumping the signal from the guitar in the valve stage of the amp this gives it a creamy sound. Then the signal is feed into the power stage of the amp this uses transistors to amplify the sound much like a hifi. this give the atvs the advantage of valve sound and warmth with solid state power and reliablity. I found this amp to be of average volume/power, usefull for practise and small pub gigs. Overall quality on these amps is excellent comparede to my friends fender the marshall is way better. exspecialy the handles and buttons(some are eluminated which looks cool in the dark). Features: footswitch, fancooled, built in effects in higher powered models, classic marshall styling. sound: clear channel: clean rich can be a bit harsh on bright setting : dirty channel: very high gain can be obtained deep bass bit muddy in the mids ovall good. exellent for metal music. overal excellent product would defintly buy again if it was stolen,a product to be pround of.
This amp is brillaint. This amp is a beast but compared to its realitives its nothing. This is the smallest possible amp to gig with. Its a 50 valve amp which means instead of using transitors, it uses valves. (if u want to know more about this check out the marshall site). This amp is the next stage up from a practice amp and the stage under the propper massive giging amp. It has special outs which can be plugged into mixers and digitally recored so no sound quality is lost. It has a special loops circuit so effects can be plugged in...this makes them sound better if u gig with them. Marshalls is in my oppinion the best company when it comes to amp but they really cant make pedals to save their lives. This is where boss comes in! When trying your next guitar out ask if u can be plugged into a Valvestate AVT50, u'll see what i mean.