Thursday, 5 April 2007
Marshall AVT 20
Just had a Marshall AVT20 in for repair. We've seen plenty of the larger AVT's but the 20 is not that common and I don't know why. It's a cracking little amp!
I think it may have been replaced by the AVT20X - don't know what the difference is apart from a prettier front panel : )
Anyway this would be a good new or second hand buy. The sound is warm, with good control over distortion on the overdrive channel and a nice, if somewhat understated clean channel. It has all you would need in a small guitar amp - A great sounding Spring Reverb (3 spring), EQ, Headphone socket, DI (simulated) socket, CD IN socket, and and external speaker socket.
The unit has a closed back, a 10 inch Celestion Speaker and a 12AX7 tube (valve) preamp which gives a warm cuddly sound but with punch.
As a side note, the AVT had come in for repair - it had a blown output chip, but this was easily fixed in half an hour or so, plus Marshall supplied the part for nothing - bless um!
If you're in the market for a this type of guitar amp, then this is the one - it's brill!