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Small enough for the bedroom . . . big enough for the gig!
The Marshall AVT50 Combo Amp has two footswitchable tube preamp channels that deliver glistening clean tones and roaring crunch that just oozes vintage authenticity. Crank the overdrive gain to the max and you have a high gain sound that packs an unbelievable punch, yet stays tight and focused thanks to the well-designed closed-back cab. Includes a series effects loop, CD input, headphone jack, speaker-emulated DI, and Accutronics reverb. Like all the AVTs, its preamp section is based on a 12AX7 and delivers great tone. 12" speaker, 50W power, 4-ohm impedance.
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The AVT 50 combo has it all: volume, tone, and reliability. The clean channel is pristine and can be gained-up to do mild crunch, even without a mid contour. The overdrive channel can do both classic crunch and insane gain. 50 watts are more than enough to gig with, and the headphone jack allows you to practice without annoying the neighbors. I never miss having digital effects, and the footswitch works just fine. The single 12AX7 tube is cheap to replace, fan-cooled, and lasts a long time. I had a DSL 40 combo before this gem, and the AVT 50 can produce 90% of the DSL tones with much greater reliability. The clean channel on the AVT sounds much nicer, and, like the DSL, the AVT is made in the UK. The effects loop and reverb work perfectly, and it sounds massive with a 4x12 extension cab. Probably the last amp I'll ever buy. Canes every other Marshall offering; highly recommended.
ive had this amp for almost 2 yearsits a great amp, very very versatile!! you can literally dial in any tone you want.it sounds very very good for an amp in this price and has the vibe and sound (to some extent) of a good tube marshallthis amp has that great midle-rangy marshall distortion, and certainly can handle mid-scoop metal tones quite easilyplaying through my ESP eclipse, this amp screams! whether its chugging rhythms, wailing solos, articulate pinch harmonics, dirty texas/delta blues licks, or perfectly clean jazz chords, this amp is a constant reassurance of money well spenthowever, i dont like the reverb, maybe mine is broken or something, i dont remember what it was like when i bought it, but i really dont see much of a difference between whether its on or off... ill soon compare to other AVT's and see if its just my amp...also, my footswitch died, but thats fair enough considering the endless rehearsals and gigs that ive dragged it tothis amp is certainly LOUD!! for a 50 wattat home i rarely turn it over four or fivehowever i find that once you reach about 6 or 7, there isnt THAT much difference in volume between that and when you have it at 10.but dont get me wrongi have LOVED this amp and still do, it has been a pleasure to play, and is perfect for guitarists who are just starting to play gigs of any sort, or those who just want a good tube-souding, well priced, exremely versatile amplifierbuy an AVT!
I used to play a 100 watt Rogue. And it was loud, but sounded like crap. So i went out and bought this amp. After 100 watt, I thought 50 would be weak. Not this amp, it is crazy loud. I play it on volume 5 most of the time and its loud. The overdrive sounds awesome, clean has a good ring to it. It is an awesome amp.
I recently purchased the AVT50 and I am hiding under the kitchen table in fear. The thing is so loud that I knocked a picture off my wall in the clean channel on volume 4! The amp is superb and much more than I had expected. I am replacing a Roland Cube 30, with this Marshall. The Cube 30 is a great little combo, but was not a worthy match for the Gibson Les Paul Deluxe that I saved two years to get. Only negative comment about this amp, besides its ability to remove the oxygen from your lungs, is that its quality reveals my lack of skill. Cheers to Jim Marshall et. al.
Marshall has a rep for a reason, producing amps like this one. It's only 50 watts but it is LOUD. It has the best sound I've ever hear out of a 50 watt amp. Best buy for the price range, a better marshall solid state will cost you twice as much. Can't beat the valve sound for gain and this hybrid has it.
Here it is guys: The best bang for your Marshall classic rock sound buck! At $400 this amp is the best thing you can buy to get the classic rock sound. I was so impressed with the AVT50 that I gave one as a gift to a friend of mine.The next real step up in sound quality is the TSL 60 Marshall which starts at $1200. If you want a great blues/country amp get the Fender 65 Super Reverb Combo Amp. It too starts at $1200. The AVT50 has only one 12AX7 tube to replace. My Marshall 30th Anniversary 1x12 combo has 11 tubes to replace. The AVT50 weighs 41 lbs versus the TSL 601 combo at 65 lbs. Unless you just love carrying heavy amps to a gig, the AVT50 is awesome! A guitar amp can only sound as good as the situation allows. After reading a bunch of reviews about amps here, I want to make a few small suggestions. As a starting point, set the guitar volume to 5. Turn the amp up to a reasonably loud level and begin adding gain until you hear a little bit of crunch. If you want your guitar to sound loud, turn up the volume of the amp. The volume coming out of the speaker into a large room / high ceiling will give you the big tone - not distortion alone. Use the right guitar for the sound you want. AC/DC = Gibson SG, Hendrix = Fender American Strat, etc. NO cheap copy guitar will ever sound like (or play like) the real thing. Don't kid yourself about this. A fine brand name guitar is a lifetime investment in your playing.Room size is everything: a 10,000 sqft club with a 14ft ceiling will sound different than your spare bedroom in the basement. Small room = small sound. First buy yourself a good guitar. If after you spend $1200 for your Fender Strat you can still afford to spend another $1200 on an amp, please go for it! If you can't afford an expensive amp, the tubes, and the roadies to carry it for you, get the Marshall AVT50.
I bought this because I have always wanted that Marshall sound, and the ratings were good. With MF putting this on sale, I jumped on it. What bothers me about this amp is that the solid state gain turned above 6 is shrill, and has no definition if you play anything other than a power chord. I tried several guitars and tweaked the eq to no end. Now if you are doing classic rock, blues, etc. this thing can cut the mustard. The closed back is a plus for those of you that do not have room for a 4 x 12 cabinet or choose not to lug one around. If you are into GOOD SOUNDING modern high gain tones, stay away from this. If you need a loud, low maintence amp for more vintage type tones, this will work. But even with the tube preamp, it still sounds like a solid state amp to my ears.
I heard it the other day will playing with a new guitar player I was impressed I have a peavy xxl halfstack and this thing held its own with my stack the drums and a bass half stack very good amp!!!
Very good intermediate amp. Have had to open it up a couple of times times to get it going again, but really it's pretty stable. People don't buy Marshall's for their clean channel, but the clean is very nice on this. If you use noiseless pickups you can do quite a bit with effects (if that's what you like). The longer I own this (3 years) the more I like the dirty channel. I use this amp every other week in the Church worship band - and actually had the gain on the dirty channel at 7-8 during Easter services. Just had to drop the volume on my strat to 6-7. It had a pretty fat sound. The price on this amp keeps going up. Better not wait too long to get it if you want it.
with the combination of my gibson es-335,the avt50 is the sweetest sounding amp I ever heard! this is the sound I've been looking for since I first picked up the electric guitar!
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