Marshall VS100R [1996-2000]
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Marshall VS100R [1996-2000] : ericthegreat's user review
The Marshall ValveState II VS1006 is a tube guitar amplifier. The model I have is a silver face and was made in 1976. There are four 1/4 inputs - two for each channel. The first channel has dials for volume, bass, mid, and treble. The second channel has the same as the first channel, plus settings to control the reverb and the vibrato - reverb, speed, and intensity. There is a foot pedal to turn vibrato and reverb on and off.
The VS1006 has a general great tone to it. The parameters are straightforward and it is easy to manipulate the amp to get the sound you are looking for. The inherent great tone makes it very easy to get a good sound. I bought this amp used and never had a manual for it.
The VS1006 definitely suits my style of music, as I usually go for a slightly vintage sound when I play rock or pop music. I use this mostly for guitar, but have used it for some keyboards as well. The clean tone on this amp is brilliant and rich in tone. I have a few distortion pedals I use when I want a heavier sound as there isn't much of an overdrive on this amp. If you pull out the master volume knob it gives you a slight overdrive, but sometimes doesn't give enough crunch. The vibrato and reverb effects are some of the best of its kind. The vibrato is pulsating while the reverb is quite authentic. This amp definitely lives up to the name of Fender has made for itself.
I've had my VS1006 for about six years. It is my # 1 amp and I use it both in the studio and on the stage. I got a great price on mine used, but even the median price for these used is reasonable. These amps sound great and are built to last. I love my VS1006 and it will continue to be my go to guitar amp for as long as it will last!