My NAD Experience - Marshall Valvestate 2000 Combo

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Nice amp and at a good price. Glad when things workout for people. Congratulations!
 
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Hmmm....I had one of these as my main practice amp for around 20 years (I'm a drummer and just dabbled in guitars occasionally until Covid). Brought it with me from Ireland to the US 17 years ago and switched the transformer from a 240v to 110v input. Traded it to GC about 6 months ago, though that was in NC rather than TX. It was in excellent shape though, having never been out of my music room(s) in those 20 years...

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i have a valvestate from '94. no tubes but i love the tone. would love to have one of the heads.congrats op!
 

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Cool! I have an AVT150 (it’s my dad’s, I’m storing it at my place). And the first ever amp I purchased for a band was an older Valvestate, so I have a soft spot in my heart for them.

Biggest issue is the speaker. I think the ones that come stock aren’t the best. Couple times I’ve run it through Vintage 30s and it was a huge improvement.

But yeah, those amps can sound good, I especially had good success in cranking the gain on the clean channel and using boosts with that. Much more open and less compressed that way.
 

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Cool! I have an AVT150 (it’s my dad’s, I’m storing it at my place). And the first ever amp I purchased for a band was an older Valvestate, so I have a soft spot in my heart for them.

Biggest issue is the speaker. I think the ones that come stock aren’t the best. Couple times I’ve run it through Vintage 30s and it was a huge improvement.

But yeah, those amps can sound good, I especially had good success in cranking the gain on the clean channel and using boosts with that. Much more open and less compressed that way.
Interesting you mention the speaker. I have read that in reviews many times. But I actually thought the stock Celestion sounded pretty good! But being the "tweaker" I am, I upgraded to a WGS Invader 50 4 ohm speaker. I'm very happy with the results, and you can read more about it in this thread.

https://www.tdpri.com/threads/wgs-invader-50-anybody-try-it-updated.778061/#post-11206831
 

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Here you go!

In the first, I took it with a grain of salt since Johan could plug into a toaster and make it sound good.



This guy plays thru some different styles, both clean and dirty. Playing starts at about 5 minutes in.


These demos sound pretty good. Looks like you’re happy with it. So it does the Marshall thing pretty well? I see them for around $200 occasionally and I’m tempted.
 

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I played all the Vlavestates over the years.

The 8080's are great amps
The next VS series are also fantastic - I currently Have a 1x12 VS100R - As Marshall as you want it. Gigged it for a while.
As for the 2000's they were hit or miss IMO. However - the 20 was definitely a great little practice amp. Did not like the mega-one with 4 channels and effects at all.

Now - the 50, however, was a fantastic amp. Both the combo and the head! Wouldn't mind having either of those.
 




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