Recommendation for repairs (probably heat sink) as this is the2003 model
Actually they can sound quite good - just stay away from the "red" channel. A V30 is a nice change too. As for the bridge rectifier it does really need the heat sink - one off an old pc cpu worked for me. If the OPs got too hot it probably melted some solder in the vicinity ............. or worse.Find a bin and through it in. That is the worst sounding Marshall you will ever own..