Picking up a Marshall 8100

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  1. avenger

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    ...Friday for 280 CAD.

    Is it worth it? It seems like a decent amp for the cost. I am mainly looking for a different flavour to sit beside my Ampeg VH140.

    If anyone can recommend anything to help me get the most out of this amp that would be awesome.

    I will be running through my orange which has given me decent results with the ampeg.
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    That's an okay offer, you should try and negotiate.

    I got my 8200 for £92 (that is £175 when I Xe.com-ed it) :nuts: fairly it was on bid.

    If you want a mid full tone, you'd consider a boost. It doesn't do high mid settings well (the highest gain you can get without the contour being more than 3/4 of the way round is Motorhead on Overkill...).

    Great amps when you cut the mids though.

    I personally max out the mids and the contour and 3/4 the treble and cut the bass to 1/4 and get my pretty awesome tone.

    I need a better cab though :lol:
     
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    Awesome, glad to hear there are some good tones to be had here. I am definitly aiming for something more death-ish in nature.

    Will let you guys know after I have fiddled for hours and need help finding settings.

    :lol:
     
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    Hey I sold it to him thank you very much! :fawk:
    Andromalia knew at the start that I was only selling it at a fixed price of £150 with shipping and paypal 3% fee on top and he was happy with that as its in great playable and cosmetic condition. Its not like I wanted to sell the head, but for financial reasons I had to, and at the highest but fairest possible so I could just about reach a payment.
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Well, depends for everyone, I was certainly ready to pay this to get one in this [BLEEP] country where all people have for trades are MG Marshalls. HAd I been in France or another more civilised country as far as amps are concerned I might have been more picky.
    That said, spending 4 hours scouring the net to gain 10€ isn't really interesting for me, better to do 1 hour of overtime and be done with it. Luxury of well paid jobs. ^^

    That said, I have still no clue why an englishman had a 220V unit in UK whith Marshall being an english manufacturer. :lol: Good for me but I didn't expect that.
     
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    Tbh I never even noticed that untill you pointed it out! But its not like :eek:, as the UK is 230V and the amp worked fine so :shrug:
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Uh I believed the UK were 110V, to start with. XD Ok nothing weird then. :)
     

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