Marshall 8080 Valvestate 80V
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Marshall 8080 Valvestate 80V

8080 Valvestate 80V, Hybrid Combo Guitar Amp from Marshall in the ValveState I series.

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Audiofanzine FR 12/12/2008

Marshall 8080 Valvestate 80V : Recensione di Audiofanzine FR (content in English)

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(Originally written by laurentdom/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Connections, settings and output power have already been described.

I only miss a headphone output.

UTILIZATION

Very easy setup.

The clean option is worth a description. It provides a classic clean tone, but with the crunch switch you get a more bluesy sound. I like the latter... It sounds great with a delay pedal.

Even if the clean sound isn't quite as good as that of a Fender, it's very nice.

The distortion/overdrive option can be boosted. When you play with the settings, especially with the gain control (to get some tube action), you get a really nice vintage sound!! (I play a Les Paul with 57 Classic pickups).

I always find a sound fulfilling my needs... It's true that you need to play a bit with the knobs, but anybody ought to be able to find a satisfying sound.

User's manual???? I never needed it!!! (the amp is 15 years old and I lost the user's manual along the way...)

SOUNDS

I mainly play southern rock, Led Zeppelin, blues, etc. And heavy metal in some rare occasions.

The crunch sound is very good. The overdrive too. The distortion sound perfectly matches my taste. It doesn't sound too muddy. I really like this amp.

OVERALL OPINION

If you are not a heavy metal fan this amp might be right for you! I've been using it for about 5 years and I never thought about selling it. It will die a natural death in my arms... :-)

I love its vintage sound, and its crunch for blues songs.

Very good value for money.