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I think it may have been replaced by the AVT20X - don't know what the difference is apart from a prettier front panel : )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!

2 comments:

Alex said...

Yes I have one - It was difficult to find but I'm dead pleased with it

ernest said...

Dear David; I have an avt 20 in for repairs at music manor in lansing, I guess the schematicss are hard to locate. could you possibly send schematics to musicmanor@kore.com. attention, Dan. It would be greatly appreciated. You can catch me and some friends on Youtube Americanchronic. (Sat. night open mic at Duffy's Food and Spirits, Jackson, Michigan.) Thank You ... Ernie.