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This is a listing for a used Marshall Valvestate AVT 50 in good condition. This amp has scratches and dings on it. The rubber part of the amp handle is coming off.
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Welcome to the third and most recent generation of Marshall Valvestate guitar amplifiers
We first started making the critically acclaimed Valvestate amplifiers in the early 90s and then updated the original range to the best-selling VS II line in 1996. Our original intention with Valvestate was simple: to capture the special sound and feel of a Marshall valve amplifier by using solid state technology. By so doing we knew we could make our unique and highly desirable tones more affordable and thus more available to many more guitar players. The first two generations of Valvestate both achieved these goals and have become firm favourites with players and critics alike, the world over. Now, with the advent of the 21st Century, we have once again redefined what guitarists can expect from affordable backline amplification.
In this latest generation, not only will you find more, guitarist-friendly features, but more (much more!) valve-like tone and feel. As with all our amplifiers, we started designing with a clean slate - relying totally on our experience, skill and tonal history. As all our designers are guitarists in addition to being exceptional engineers, the aforementioned feel and tone were an absolute priority from the beginning. In short our goal was to make these amps so enjoyable to play, they are addictive!
Pre-amp Valve Power
In each of the Valvestate 2000 range, all the preamp stages are equipped with an ECC83
(a.k.a. 12AX7) Dual Triode valve. Drawing on our vast experience in this field, we have gone to great lengths to ensure that this precious device delivers maximum sonic benefit at all settings and volume levels. As a result, even the VS2000 clean sounds ring with the bell like harmonics that only a valve pre-amp can deliver. On the Overdrive channels the ECC83's dual triodes are saturated to their limit, providing the dynamics and feel worthy of a place in the Marshall hall of fame. The same sort of toneful care and attention was focused on the all-important power stage of each amp too.
Once again we wanted to ensure that they delivered the warm, musical feel and 3-dimensional sounds that have made our all-valve power-amps world-renowned. We are so proud of the end results of our labour that we felt we had to coin a new name for the technology used. So, we christened it AVT - Advanced Valvestate Technology.