Marshall VS100R
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Marshall VS100R

VS100R, Hybrid Combo Guitar Amp from Marshall in the ValveState II series.

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iamqman 11/29/2011

Marshall VS100R : iamqman のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

"Not my first choice"
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Marshall has to be one of my favorite guitar amplifiers because they have such a great thick warm tone that is very conducive to my playing style. Marshall has built some of the best amplifiers for hard rock and metal tones and a sometimes build very inexpensive budget friendly amps as well. This is one of those amplifiers that is tailored towards the budget friendly musician or someone who doesn't have a whole lot of money to spend on a guitar amplifier. This is not good to be here great sounding JCM 2000 or JCM 800 amplifier at all. This is good to be an amplifier that's can basically be home around practice amp for you.

UTILIZATION

Features

* 100 Watt Valvestate power stage driving 1x12'' speaker [VS100R] or 2x12'' speakers [VS102R].
* ECC83 [12AX7] Pre-amp valve active on all 3 channels.
* 3 independent footswitchable channels, 'Clean', 'Overdrive 1' and 'Overdrive 2'.
* Clean channel with Treble, Middle and Bass controls, plus Tone Shift switch for extra tonal options.
* Overdrive 1 channel with its own Gain and Volume plus shared EQ with Overdrive 2.
* Overdrive 2 channel with its own Gain, Volume and sweeping Contour control.
* Power Dimension switch to give the effect of the greater saturation of a valve power stage of lower wattage being driven hard.
* Built-in spring Reverb with separate level controls for the Clean and Overdrive 1/2.
* Effects Loop with front panel Mix control.
* Headphone jack [which mutes the internal speaker].
* Line Out jack with Speaker Emulation for connection to external equipment.
* Extension speaker jacks


SOUNDS


I'm not really a fan of the tone of this amplifier . It has a very thin raspy fuzzy tone that sounds like garbage to my ears. You have three channels to choose from and none of them really speak volumes to me. You have a clean channel an overdrive one channel and then in overdrive to channel 2 to increase of gain and solo lead playing. The lead channels do not really sound that great and it is hard for me to understand why you would need essentially a practice amp sound with 100 W of power. There's no way that you're going to need hundred watts of garbage tone. This does sound like Marshall and a sense with its voicing endgame structure but the feeling and tone of it just flat-out terrible. I would recommend this guitar amplifier to anyone because it sounds terribly raspy .

OVERALL OPINION


I would not recommend this amplifier to anyone because of hundred watts of power for a terrible selling amplifier and it simply just does not do it for me. If you need a good practice amp then I suggest going with something it's around 15 to 20 W of power. That is enough suitable volume for someone is playing in the bedroom/ garage or in a quiet space. These amps have been discontinued for a while so you'd only be able to find a them in the used classified sections.