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I used to have one many moons ago......decent performance. Not great but nice distortion and OK cleans.
 

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I use the Marshall VS265 3 channel chorus amp.I use this Amp with just a volume peddle.
It has been a great amp for me.

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Short Circuit said:
Is a Marshall Valvestate a decent amp ?? I might look into getting a 65 watter

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I guess it depends on what kind of sound you want and what music you play. I found it being a very poor sounding amp. Maybe it works for heavy distortion players, but for blues and country players, I'd say look elsewhere.
 

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I play quite a variety of music, from heavy rock to Garth Brooks (my fav to be the heavier stuff).
My Peavey seems to handle it well so maybe I will stay with that
Thank you for the replies

Mark
 

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I would agree with most everything that has been said. it is a fairly decent amp for heavier stuff, and the cleans are lackluster. not a country or blues amo I agree.
 

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I had a Valvestate Stereo Chorus. It was a 2 X 12 with 40 + 40 watts.

The cleans were good and the chorus was a dead ringer for the Roland JC120.

Distortion tones are pretty darned good IMO. Actually I sold mine to my keyboard player who also doubles on guitar.

It has been gigged steadily for more than ten years with only one trip to the tech for a resoldering.


Still chugging along.
 

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hi
i have a 8080, bought from a friend but still under warranty in the early 90s-
after a few weeks it had to go back-
ostaneks in st kitts replaced it- all good for a year or so, then the clean channel died- i never bothered to find out why, i just use the dirty channel-
i replaced the 12ax7 once, and a bunch of the pots- the way they are mounted on the pcb makes em vulnerable to bumps and kicks-
i once broke a chunk of pcb, but retraced the lines
its a pretty good amp really- but if you cant solder it might cost you in the future- if one pot doesnt have a good connection the whole amp is silent
anyway i have used and abused mine for maybe 15 years now- it works and sounds pretty good -
last time i had to open it up was 4 years ago
i give it a thumbs up
 
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