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Marshall AVT20 20W 1x10 2-Channel Combo Amp with Reverb   

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A little monster you have to hear to believe!

The Marshall AVT20 20W 1x10 2-Channel Combo Amp with Reverb is amazingly loud for its small size. Ideal for for use in the home studio and dressing room, for backstage warmups and low-level rehearsals. The tube-based quality of its clean and overdrive modes will redefine your expectations of a low-powered, compact combo. It also features a CD input, speaker-emulated DI output, and a headphone jack that mutes the speaker. Like all the AVTs, its preamp section is based on a 12AX7 and delivers great tone. 10" speaker. 20W.

FEATURES
  • An amazing amount of sound output for such a small 20W amp
  • Totally tube behavior and sound from a hybrid amp
  • Headphone jack allows for silent practice
  • CD input lets you jam along with your buds like Mick and Eric
  • Accutronics spring reverb gives you that good ol' sound
  • 8 ohm impedance

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SPECIFICATIONS

AVT20 20W 1x10 2-Channel Combo Amp with Reverb

  • 19"W x 18-1/2"H x 10-3/4"D (480 x 465 x 270mm)
  • 31.3 lbs. (14.2kg)
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4.7

(based on 40 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for what I bought it for, GAIN!!

I am writing this review for anyone that might find one of these used or an old stock that is new. This amp has been out of production for a while now but I...Read complete review

I am writing this review for anyone that might find one of these used or an old stock that is new. This amp has been out of production for a while now but I was very lucky to find one used at a local music store and since Musicians Friend is my favorite music store beside my local place and the authority on all things guitar I thought I might help with this review.

First, I was looking for a practice amp that I didn't have to use pedals on to get high gain and I didn't have to crank loudly to get gain either. I was visiting my local music store to get the action on my Dean 350 adjusted and saw it sitting there and plugged it in. First thing I noticed was that it does have a real tube amp pre-amp section that drives the solid state section. So this is a true hybrid combo amp, Marshall does not make a true hybrid anymore. Second and most important thing I noticed was the incredible amount of gain coming out of this amp. WOW, I could not believe the amount of gain; an ESP base model Viper with base pickups was the test instrument. So I bought it and took it home based it on that.

Once I got it home I was able to play on my own instruments, an Ibanez Artist (Les Paul style) 500E with active EMGs, and a Dean Custom 350 FLoyd with stock DMT USA Nostalgia pickups. Once again I got the WOW Marshall factor. This was my first Marshall amp and I could not believe the gain and tone. The EQ is a three knob plus an extra knob for a full spring reverb. It has two channels; clean and overdrive with a gain volume and a single overall volume control. If you like bells and whistles this is not for you, if you love simplicity, which I do, this is for you. If makes it very easy to get the sound you want out of it without pedals. This is a very loud amp. I could only turn it up to 2.5 with gain turned up inside my house for very short periods of time. Actual practice would probably be closer to 1 or 1.5. The volume controls are very sensitive and fantastic. Now here is the mystery and I could be wrong about this. It is advertised as 20 Watts, but it says 40 Watts on the back of the amp. I had a friend who has been playing for 30 years come by and check it out and he not only had one and loved it but confirmed the 40 watts output. I checked the Marshall legacy sight and there is no information on this amplifier, so I could be wrong.

Downside, is the clean channel. The sound for the clear channel is very warm and versatile, but also very weak. You can achieve almost the same sound by putting it in the overdrive channel and turning the gain down, so I am tweaking with the clean channel; but that is not why I bought this amp.

Lastly, build quality feels rock solid. This is an English made Marshall, not a cheap China model. Mine is a 2002 model that I have purchased in August of 2013 and it is still going strong and sounds great. Of course I have no idea how many times the tube has been changed either. It looks as if this amp has been played hard and frequently based on the cosmetic dings and dents and talking to the manager of the store who is personal friends with the poor fellow who got disabled and had to sell his equipment.

Overall, if you are looking for a true tube experience at a price that won't destroy your wallet and gain to spare then I would highly recommend this amp.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not worth it!

One big thing about this amp is how loud it is. It's 20 watts but it's as loud as a Fender 120 watt amps. This is cool, but the watts are so far...Read complete review

One big thing about this amp is how loud it is. It's 20 watts but it's as loud as a Fender 120 watt amps. This is cool, but the watts are so far pushed, its full of constant feedback and lacks clarity on the overdrive channel. The clean also distorts way to quickly. I sold this amp and my Marshall MG30 is alot better. This amp is definitely not good value wise or quality wise. It lacks good features and its nothing compared to its much higher quality AVT siblings. If you want an AVT, don't get this one. Get one that doesn't try so hard to be as loud as it can be.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for what I bought it for, GAIN!!

By mikedgolf40505

from Lexington, KY

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Pros

  • Actually 40 Watts
  • Classic Marshall Sound
  • Gain
  • No Pedal Needed For Gain
  • Very Loud
  • Very Versatile Distorted

Cons

  • Very Weak Clean Channel

Best Uses

  • Band practice
  • Home Practice
  • Practice
  • Small gigs

I am writing this review for anyone that might find one of these used or an old stock that is new. This amp has been out of production for a while now but I was very lucky to find one used at a local music store and since Musicians Friend is my favorite music store beside my local place and the authority on all things guitar I thought I might help with this review.

First, I was looking for a practice amp that I didn't have to use pedals on to get high gain and I didn't have to crank loudly to get gain either. I was visiting my local music store to get the action on my Dean 350 adjusted and saw it sitting there and plugged it in. First thing I noticed was that it does have a real tube amp pre-amp section that drives the solid state section. So this is a true hybrid combo amp, Marshall does not make a true hybrid anymore. Second and most important thing I noticed was the incredible amount of gain coming out of this amp. WOW, I could not believe the amount of gain; an ESP base model Viper with base pickups was the test instrument. So I bought it and took it home based it on that.

Once I got it home I was able to play on my own instruments, an Ibanez Artist (Les Paul style) 500E with active EMGs, and a Dean Custom 350 FLoyd with stock DMT USA Nostalgia pickups. Once again I got the WOW Marshall factor. This was my first Marshall amp and I could not believe the gain and tone. The EQ is a three knob plus an extra knob for a full spring reverb. It has two channels; clean and overdrive with a gain volume and a single overall volume control. If you like bells and whistles this is not for you, if you love simplicity, which I do, this is for you. If makes it very easy to get the sound you want out of it without pedals. This is a very loud amp. I could only turn it up to 2.5 with gain turned up inside my house for very short periods of time. Actual practice would probably be closer to 1 or 1.5. The volume controls are very sensitive and fantastic. Now here is the mystery and I could be wrong about this. It is advertised as 20 Watts, but it says 40 Watts on the back of the amp. I had a friend who has been playing for 30 years come by and check it out and he not only had one and loved it but confirmed the 40 watts output. I checked the Marshall legacy sight and there is no information on this amplifier, so I could be wrong.

Downside, is the clean channel. The sound for the clear channel is very warm and versatile, but also very weak. You can achieve almost the same sound by putting it in the overdrive channel and turning the gain down, so I am tweaking with the clean channel; but that is not why I bought this amp.

Lastly, build quality feels rock solid. This is an English made Marshall, not a cheap China model. Mine is a 2002 model that I have purchased in August of 2013 and it is still going strong and sounds great. Of course I have no idea how many times the tube has been changed either. It looks as if this amp has been played hard and frequently based on the cosmetic dings and dents and talking to the manager of the store who is personal friends with the poor fellow who got disabled and had to sell his equipment.

Overall, if you are looking for a true tube experience at a price that won't destroy your wallet and gain to spare then I would highly recommend this amp.

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(3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not worth it!

By LesPaulGuy-.Ml4h

from Long Beach, CA

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One big thing about this amp is how loud it is. It's 20 watts but it's as loud as a Fender 120 watt amps. This is cool, but the watts are so far pushed, its full of constant feedback and lacks clarity on the overdrive channel. The clean also distorts way to quickly. I sold this amp and my Marshall MG30 is alot better. This amp is definitely not good value wise or quality wise. It lacks good features and its nothing compared to its much higher quality AVT siblings. If you want an AVT, don't get this one. Get one that doesn't try so hard to be as loud as it can be.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A little monster for my monsters

By Old Dog-nJEp7

from St Louis, MO

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I bought my boys (one 10 y/o the other 12)two of these amps for them to learn with. When they saw what I came home with at the end of their summer of earning new amps from me they were mightily disgusted at seeing "two mincy pathetic amps for all their hard work."I must say I was pretty upset at their harsh words;so I plugged in one of my axes (with a wah pedal) and commenced to play some Voodoo Child.This amp was so loud my wife had to open the garrage and let some of that sound out!By the time I had wrapped up, Godzilla and Rodan were jumping at the chance to test out their new gear. They have since left their play station and now spend half their time wailing away in the garrage like two good little monsters.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent

By sk8ladchad

from Cary, NC

Great amp...More Powerful than a 65 watt solid state...True Tube Quality

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

perfect practice amp

By lazzara is jesus

from coventry, ri

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ive owned this amp for 2 years and use it almost every day, and ive never had a problem with it, it takes a beating. this is the loudest 20 watt amp there is, no question. marshall avt's have awesome tone, even at small sizes. its a perfect amp for home solo practice, but not quite loud enough to keep up with a band, no 20 watt amp is. its priced pretty well considering it sounds like a 50 watt. if your a guitarist just starting out, this is the perfect amp.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazinglly loud!

By Ernesto Catalan

from Guadalajara, Mexico

Sad that this little monster is no longer being made. For the 20 watts it offers, it is by far the loudest "small" combo I've ever heard or owned. It's crunch can easily fill a small sized rehearsal room if properly placed. I play metal and, if you have a guitar with loud pick ups (EMGs, S.Duncans or DiMarzios) the distorted tone you will get by just plugging straight into it will be sweet on your ears. The 12ax7 pre amp tube does provide a very similar distortion on this amp as in bigger ones. The clean channel can be adjusted to sound heavenly. It comes with a reverb. You can actually hook up a bigger speaker and, surprisingly, it sounds really good too. Unlike Marshall's cheap MGX line, this AVT combo provides a lasting distortion with the quality never diminishing. One of the smartest purchases I've ever done!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Huge Sound / Small Package

By Riff Raff-sSyEr

from Kalamazoo Michigan

Wow, I am impressed, Big Time! I was looking for a great sounding amp that was easy to use. I tried all of the modeling amps and found I would spend too much time messing with controls and experimenting with different sounds. They also sounded thin (I didn't know it at the time). I also tried ALL TUBE amps but they were not versatile enough without the added distorition channel.This amp has a huge stack sound with VERY SWEET natural crunch/fuzz when pushed on the clean channel. The sound is to die for! It can also get very dirty on the distortion channel. Did I mention it can get very LOUD or it can sound great at lower volumes as well. Perfect for bedroom or garage! No need for all those stomp boxes or effects. Trust me, this has a Killer Rock, Blues, or Metal sound.I came close to buying the big name brand solid state for a hundred bucks less but am I ever glad I sprang for this instead. It sounds better than any other amp I've ever played. Period.The only down side is that it is not foot switchable. No big deal for me, but if I were to jam professionally, I would get the AVT50 or 100. Both come with foot switch. I do not understand why some people replace the tube or speaker. It sounds GREAT right out of the box.You won't be disappointed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Review

By funkmonkey

from Southern F'n California, mate!

I've got some good memories with this amplifier. Portable, crankin' tone, and plenty of features. Want quality of tone without high dB's? Give this one a spin.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little amp

By BlueMan-s-mGQ

from Houston, TX

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This amp really impressed me with its tone. I was originally going to buy the 50 watt version, but this amp was much louder than I expected and I like the sound when it's cranked up a little.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Heavy Rock, Oh YEAH

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I've had mine one year now. The first thing that caught my attention was the sound. The tube pre-amp makes a HUGE difference, as opposed to "simulating" a tube sound. You get a good classic heavy rock sound at low volumes, and cranked up, it starts to really sustain. Speaking of cranking it up, it gets LOUD! Seems much louder than 20 watts! It was worth the money.

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