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Marshall AVT150HX 150W Amp Head   

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The Marshall AVT150HX Head features a tube preamp and the excellent Scoop control. On Overdrive 1 this radically scoops the mid frequencies while tig...Click To Read More About This Product

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The core of a fabulous stage rig.

The Marshall AVT150HX Head features a tube preamp and the excellent Scoop control. On Overdrive 1 this radically scoops the mid frequencies while tightening the bass for aggressive driving rhythm sounds. On Overdrive 2 the middle is again dipped, but a cut in the upper frequencies smoothes out the sound for a more bass heavy 'Nu' Metal sound. For even further flexibility, the AVT150HX houses a pair of adjustable DFX sections--one for Acoustic/Clean channels and the other for Overdrive 1/Overdrive 2. Both DFX sections are footswitchable via the supplied 6-way LED footcontroller.

Driving the AVT412HX, 4x12", 200 Watt, Celestion loaded cabinets, this 4-channel head brings absolute flexibility and forms the ultimate stage rig. For an even more imposing setup, the AVT150HX can drive standard 1960 4x12" cabinets. Features a headphone jack, speaker-emulated line-out, effects loop with level control and FX mix control. Like all the AVTs, its preamp section is based on a 12AX7 and delivers great tone.

FEATURES
  • 4 tube-based preamp channels
  • Overdrive 1 radically scoops mids for aggressive driving rhythm sounds
  • Overdrive 2 cuts high frequencies for a more bass heavy sound
  • Drives the AVT412A (angled) and AVT412B (straight) cabs
  • Headphone jack
  • Speaker-emulated line-out
  • Effects loop
  • Level control

Take your stage set up to stratospheric levels; order it today!

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4.5

(based on 27 reviews)

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Best mid-range priced amp out there!

I bought this head in December of 2005 after playing it side by side with a JCM2000 TSL. I couldn't justify paying the difference in price based on what I heard with my own...Read complete review

I bought this head in December of 2005 after playing it side by side with a JCM2000 TSL. I couldn't justify paying the difference in price based on what I heard with my own playing, so I went with the cheaper, more affordable AVT150H.This amplifier has served me well for about 18 months now, no problems at all! I've taken it on the road to the NCAA Tournament basketball games with my University's band, local gigs, and roadtrips to music fests, and really knocked it around. It is ROADWORTHY! Best of all, it is AFFORDABLE! (Not cheap like the MG series amps, this amp is worth what you pay for it)It's a GREAT amp for blues, rythm, progressive or classic rock lead, smooth jazz, or just jamming some funk out.This amp is NOT intended for Metal, nor is it for acoustic (I NEVER use the Acoustic Sim channel). Though it can be used for these genres, you are better suited elsewhere, or you can use effects pedals. I personally use an EHX Big Muff Pi for harder distortion.It has the creamy Marshall Classic Rock tone without the heavy price tag.I play a lot of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Hendrix, BB King, Guns 'n' Roses, and Clapton, and this amp got me the sound I need right out of the box. I run it through a Marshall 1960A slanted cab, and play a '58 Les Paul, '72 Telecaster, and a '73 Stratocaster on it. I get nothing but compliments on the depth of my sound.I'd buy 2 more of these to keep as backups, but I've got rent to pay!

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over priced/under toned

hooked this head up to my marshall 1960a cab and it just didnt impress me. too many knobs and buttons and not enough tone. this head is good if you play just old classic...Read complete review

hooked this head up to my marshall 1960a cab and it just didnt impress me. too many knobs and buttons and not enough tone. this head is good if you play just old classic rock. its not good for metal. the sound is grainy or gritty (best way i could describe it). the eq doesnt do anything to help on any of the channels much. really the only good things i have to say about it is : the accoustic channel was the best thing about it, the scoop buttons were ok, and last, it wasnt a marshall mg series (they really suck). my buddy's crate gt1200 half stack smoked this head. i hooked my 1960a cab back up to the ext speaker jack of my peavey bandit 112 and as far as tone that smokes the avt150hx head. the head is already back at u.p.s. on its way back to this site. i only had the head for about 4 days. i was playing esp ltd ec1000, ibanez rgt42fm with zw emg 81/85 set and an ibanez s series with seymour duncan sh2 and sh4 pups with a zoom g2 pedal and df7 pedal. been playing guitar for about 17 years. sure someone will think i'm awful negative on this review but i'm just being honest.

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5.0

Great head, but use a 1960

By Jeff

from Kingsport, TN

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Very versatile head, with great tube tone on clean and both distortion channels. I use it with a 1960A cab as recommended by others and very happy with the volume, tone, quality, durability. Line out for direct into PA system also useful.

 
3.0

over priced/under toned

By Steve Harris

from Gadsden, AL

hooked this head up to my marshall 1960a cab and it just didnt impress me. too many knobs and buttons and not enough tone. this head is good if you play just old classic rock. its not good for metal. the sound is grainy or gritty (best way i could describe it). the eq doesnt do anything to help on any of the channels much. really the only good things i have to say about it is : the accoustic channel was the best thing about it, the scoop buttons were ok, and last, it wasnt a marshall mg series (they really suck). my buddy's crate gt1200 half stack smoked this head. i hooked my 1960a cab back up to the ext speaker jack of my peavey bandit 112 and as far as tone that smokes the avt150hx head. the head is already back at u.p.s. on its way back to this site. i only had the head for about 4 days. i was playing esp ltd ec1000, ibanez rgt42fm with zw emg 81/85 set and an ibanez s series with seymour duncan sh2 and sh4 pups with a zoom g2 pedal and df7 pedal. been playing guitar for about 17 years. sure someone will think i'm awful negative on this review but i'm just being honest.

 
5.0

Great Amp!

By juniorkingmusic

from Mississippi

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I own several Marshall's and in my opinion this amp is probably the best buy overall for your money. I love mine and have used it for over 2 years with no problems. It performs well for Rock, Blues, Gospel and anything else I've played through it. It's not a JCM or JVM series (both of which I also own) but it is a great amp for the price. It's Marshall LOUD! The onboard effects are excellent as is the clean channel. You won't regret buying this one! After all, it's a Marshall!

 
4.0

Fixable

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

It is a nice amp, but if you plan on using distortion, you need to use an effects box, a pod would be good, because the distortion on the amp is pretty bad. I may be too critical, but it really bothered me when i first got it, I was thinking of returning it, but then i got an effects box and its all good

 
5.0

Best Hardcore Head Ever!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This head has the best sounding distortion channel that I have ever heard. You just cant beat the Marshall sound. If you play metal/hardcore this is the amp you want. The effects are amazing and the acoustic simulator sounds really good. BUY THIS HEAD.

 
3.0

Passable

By Jonny B from More than Forgotten

from Butler PA

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It's an all right amp. That's about all I can say for it. The distortion is pretty good for anything from just a little bluesy drive to hard rock, but it sounds muddy and unclear when you really push the gain. The effects loops are not foot-switchable and they're in parallel, not series, so you can't really put an effects box other than chorus or reverb in there. It's super durable, but it just needs better high-gain distortion and separate EQs for the two distortion and clean channels.

 
4.0

Talk about Marshall Crunch

By J Carter

from St. Johnsville, NY

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This head is sweet. Has plenty of power for gigging and enough control for quieter times without loss of sound quality. Clean channel works great for pedals and both of the overdrive channels give that classic marshall sound. There is no sacrifice of function for value with this head.

 
5.0

AMAZING AMP

By Stratsown5150

from Manahawkin, NJ

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I played this in a gig when my marshall mg stack blew out a speaker and I was AMAZED. I had never heard of the AVTX and I never sounded better! It sounded exactly like a JCM I thought it was a super tricked out all tube amp but it's just the most AMAZING hybrid any one could get GREAT AMP worth every penny

 
4.0

Good Head for the money

By GiggidyGiggidyRM

from Rhode Island

This is a great head for the price, only thing that really bummed me out was the fact that Marshall is tryin to do this whole digital thing, and it just ruins the head. It should be a tube Marshall but they went new age and made it solid state and added effects like a behringer head or line 6 amp. I was surprised at the sounds you can come up with I was impressed. The acoustic sound is amazing and the only bummer is the footswitch is really expensive and has a weird input. My head started making weird buzzing noises about 3 weeks after purchase and i still cant get rid of it sounds like a ground problem, I went out and bought an AVT50H and I love it, its surprisingly loud and the distortion reminds you of a plexi. I use the AVT50 so much I sold the 150 and bought another AVT50H.

 
4.0

it's NOTa tube amp!

By AlexH889

from Baltimore City

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These hybrid amps are misleading to new players. All because it has a tube preamp doesn't mean you get tube tone. People still shell out all that money for tube amps for a reason, you can't cut corners with this hybrid stuff. On a lighter note, it does sound pretty good. Not tube tone, but definitely high end solid state. I'd say get a fender hot rod with an OD pedal if you want real tube tone at this price. I think it's over priced, my rhythm guitarist has it but it doesn't sound bad. I have a blonde hot rod deville, 410 speakers with 60 watts of tube power and I run that twin tube Seymour Duncan pedal through. It sounds amazing, I can play all types of music except the real heavy stuff.

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