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Average Score:3.9( 3.9/5 based on 20 reviews )
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Value For Money:Excellent

iamqman's review"Good for practice"

Marshall AVT100
This amp is one of Marshall's amp modeling digital amps that has three channels and a pretty good tone for practicing. This amp is another one in the line of amp modeling that tried its best to keep up with real tube amps but never can quite match that feel or tone. areal amp has a punch and thrust that a digital amp can never replicate. You can set the amp up to voice the same tones but the feel and reaction between the preamp and power will never be digitally achieved.


Output (RMS): 100 watts

Impedance: 8 ohms
Speaker: 1 x 12 in.
#Channels: 3
Acoustic Simulator: No
Digital FX Section: Yes
FX Select Switch: Yes
Accutronics Reverb: No
FX Loop: Parallel
FX Level Switch: Yes
FX Mix Controls: Yes
Scoop Switch: x 2
Bright Switch: Yes
Emulated Line Out: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Master Volume: Yes
Presence Control: Yes
Speaker Outputs: 1 (int./ext.)
CD Input: No
Footswitch: PEDL-00030 included
Dimensions: 596 x 515 x 285mm
Weight: 24.2 kg


This has three channel one for clean and two for distortion. This is a great amp for practicing some of you guitar chops. If I were to need a practice amp for silent playing at home or in an office. I like that it has two distortion channels that emulate my favorite tones. I am a Marshall guy and to have one channel dedicated to a plexi through the JCM800 modded tone is great. Then you have a super modded JCM 800 third channel that gets nu metal types of distortions and then top it all of with an ok clean channel. Not that I would ever use the clean channel but it is nice to have.

Any guitar will work with this amp but my personal preference is a Gibson Les Paul. I need something with a humbucker install pickup and there just is something with a good Les Paul and a Marshall amp that is magical.


I believe these amps have been discontinued for some time now. They are pretty inexpensive and should be had well under $400. I would recommend this to someone who loves the Marshall British tones and needs a good practice amp with three channels. Two of which are dedicated hot-rodded Marshall tones. This is a great amp for the home or office and excellent for silent playing.
MGR/It\'s a lemon08/08/2004

MGR/It\'s a lemon's review"Marshall AVT 100"

Marshall AVT100
I bought this amp at Sam Ash Music for $659 because I needed an amp that I could do small gigs with.

The sound is good, when it works. I play a Strat, and I can get pretty good Marshall/Strat sounds out of it (Jimi, etc) considering it's a valve amp. You can get a nice dirty blues sound out of channel 1 and the onboard reverb sounds are very usable.

You can get a really nice bluesy sound out of it with dist. channel 1, but I couldn't get that nice screaming lead sound that you need to really rock out. I found channel 2 is useless unless you're playing metal power chords or something muddy.

Also, you can only select one on-board effect at a time, so you can't for example choose a reverb setting + delay or chorus, which is annoying. The Boss petals I have are much more adjustable and sound better than this unit's effects. I only used the reverb settings regularly.

I don't know whether or not I just ran into some bad luck with this one or if they all suck, but after two months it crapped out--I couldn't play it at more than 1/8 max volume without it popping and crackling. I sent it in for repair, and when it came back (6 freakin months later!) it broke again after 2 weeks. I didn't even play through it that much or anywhere near gig volume during that time. I met a guy who had the same problem with his AVT10, so I'm pretty sure its not just me.

For sound quality, I'd give it a 4. For diversity of a sound, I'd give it a 3. 'Cause it keeps breaking, nothing else really matters. Don't buy one.

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MGR/Lucky Luke06/14/2004

MGR/Lucky Luke's review"Marshall AVT 100"

Marshall AVT100
I paid $699 plus tax for this amp at a local music store a couple years ago, and it still sells for the same amount today, even on eBay. I suspect the price will go down in a year or two. Obviously, I was looking for quality at a reasonable price. Then again, pretty much anything Marshall is quality.

I like everything about this amp. Its sound and performance qualities are greater than entry-level Marshall amp quality (AVT 50, etc.).

The AVT 100 comes with tons of on-board effects. You will not need effect pedals when you have one of these awesome amps. The on-board effects alone will be adequate enough for most guitarists' needs, this eliminating the need for external effects. The AVT 100 can add a wide range of reverb, delay, chorus, fladge and plates -- just to name a few programs -- to your sound. I like how you can adjust many aspects of the effects that you add to your sound. For instance, if you are adding delay to your sound, you can not only adjust the delay time, but the intensity of the the delay. That's Marshall quality for you.

There are three channels. Each channel has its own volume level, gain level. The overdrive channels share the same tones. This can become a little counter-productive because you may wish to keep the tone settings for one overdrive channel, but need to change them for the channel. Therefore, you will need to copy the tone settings on a piece of paper for the previous channel before you switch tone settings. It's amazing how versitle Marshall makes their amps, and the AVT 100 is no exception. The volume and gain levels of each channel are completely independent of each other, therefore changing the levels will create totally different sounds. High volume and low gain can create a British sound, yet high gain and low volume can create a grunge sound. Amazing versitality.

As I mentioned, the tones reflect the very essence of Marshall sound. Lots of bass will put foundation in your sound, kinda like making your sound deep and bodied. Middle tone will give your sound some meat; adding dimension to your sound. Added treble will increasingly produce that beautiful, trademark Marshall ring sound in your guitar sound. The channels have scoop/bright buttons, which take a little experimenting with before you start developing your own original sound.

The first channel is clean. You can definately reproduce the vintage sound of the 50's through this channel, especially with the bright button turned on. The first channel is perfect for truly hearing what your guitar sounds like. The second channel is capable adding pop/rock gain to your sound. Think Matchbox Twenty to Madonna to Prince to The Doors to The Rolling Stones. A very diverse channel and my personal favourite channel of the AVT 100. Marshall comes through with the goods with the third channel. The third channel is capable of adding Nu-Metal gain to your sound. Think Korn, Linkin Park.

Because two channels share the same treble, middle and bass tones, some degree of counter-production occurs when changing settings. Changing settings can be the effect of switching channels or simply desiring a different sound. Time is lost when you need get a pen and paper and copy the tone settings before changing them to, say accomidate a different channel/sound. This problem could be avoided if each channel had its own tones, and the tones of each channel were completely independent of each other channels' tones. I would recommend Marshall add independent tones for each channel.

The third channel, as brutal and extreme as it is, has very limited use and is not as versatile as the other two channels. In other words, the only use I've found for the third channel is the genre nu-metal, which is just one water droplet in a sea of music. I think this thought is just a simple opinion, but a popular opinion (the thought that the third channel is limited in musical application). Marshall should add more versatility to the third channel by maybe not adding more gain, but sound. I don't know, just a thought.

The AVT 100 is so great that you start imagining what it would have been like if you spend a few hundred dollars more and bought the AVT 250. You start getting a little jealous of the AVT 250, if only for its more features, but you remain satisfied with your AVT 100. Just sometimes you think about other amps, like the AVT 250 and how slightly greater the AVT 250 is.

I like how Marshall amps have been described in the past, so I'm going to say what everybody else says about a Marshall amp and call it a tank. It really is a freakin' tank. They smell good too. Has anybody ever noticed that? When you buy a Marshall amp you not only get audio quality but smell quality. They smell so good. Yeah.

But I've had people sit and stand on the AVT 100, and it didn't even phase the amp. The screen is a bit thin. I'm guessing the screen would tear if you kicked it or smashed your guitar through it. It handles heating effeciently. It has a nice vent on the top which is supposed to be left clear, and for good reason too. The handle is rubber, which I guess is overall the best material to make a handle out of.

The amp's knob area is shiney and gold-plated. You really get that Marshall feel even by looking at the amp. I've seen and played with other amps, even Mesa Boogie, and we're not even talking about audio here, but asthetically, all other amps are ugly. Not even visually can other amps compare to the AVT 100. Here you get, originally designed, gold-plated knobs that look like they belong on a wonderful amp. The numbers and words around the knobs looks proportional to the knobs, so nothing looks out of place.

The values of the AVT 100 -- such as its sound, features, performance -- are worth more than $699. Marshall proves again why he is the king of amps. Marshall makes the best amps, okay, but you, the player, get the glory by playing through the AVT 100, because it will enrich your sound and make you look professional.

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MGR/guitarslinger's review"Marshall AVT100"

Marshall AVT100
Purchased this baby from the Guitar Center. Sounded awsome - no other way to put it. I paid $675 (pre tax)

I checked out Marshall's lower line of amps, the 'MG' series, and thought they sounded pretty darn good. I had a MG15DFX and liked it so much that I thought it was time to move up to it's big brother, the MG100DFX. So I bought it, took it home and played on it for a few days but something was lacking. I just couldn't get the fullness I was looking for. I went back to the Guitar Center and checked out the AVT line that I've read many good things about and WOW! What a difference! The AVT50 had way better sound than the MG but the AVT100 with all it's channel's and effects was just that much better. Lots and lots of bottom, great mid range and ear piercing highs. I mean, this amp has a serious amount of bottom. It's gonna boom through anything or anyone I play with. So I took back to MG and exchaged it for this one. It has 3 channels, clean, OV1 and OV2 which are all foot-switchable and a DFX circuit - also foot-switchable. Nice selection of effects too. Both overdrive channels sound great but OV2 is the most fun to play with. And the foot switch, unlike the one that came with the MG, has LED's on it so you know which channel is selected or whether the effects are enabled without have to turn around and look or to have to take a guess. The only FX down fall is that there isn't a seperate reverb channel with it's own foot switch. They did engineer on effect that has reverb with it (it's a chorus/reverb and chorus/delay/reverb) which I like a lot.

Kind of heavy.
Reverb effect not independant from the other effects.
Don't care much for the "scoop" setting but I don't play that type of music anyway (metal/grunge).
Spent a little more that I wanted to but it will be worth it.

Very, very solid built construction with a heavy duty foot switch.

Fantastic sound, great effects, well built. Spend a little more for a great amp.

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MGR/KHH's review"Marshall AVT100"

Marshall AVT100
I bought this amp over the internet for 699 dollars. I read good reviews about this amp saying how intense the "marshall tone" was in the overdrive channels , and most importantly for me, how reminiscent the clean channel was of fender tube amps. I confirm this by the way. Therefore, i went ahead and got this amp.

I love a lot of things about this amp. First of all, the overdrive channels have a good tone. OD1 is pretty loud and allows one to get led zep, ac/dc type tone pretty easily. OD2 is where the true marshall tone comes into play...great tone and grain, pretty bassy too. My favorite thing about this amp is the clean channel...OH MY GOD! This channel is like cream, water or anything that is smooth and silky. Without any effects running, you can get a nice country, or light bluesy type of sound, and when applying a little chorus, it makes your jaw drop...really. Plus this channel is VERY loud. Overall i give a 9.9 to this channel, no doubt. I just reminds me so much of fender cleans.
Also, there are 16 effects available with this amp. However they are average. Only reverb and chorus are good, and maybe delay too. I don't really use the effects on the amp, i have pedals instead, i prefer that. However i often use the chorus on the amp though.

On this amp, there really isn't much that I don't like. I would like for the OD channels to be at the same level as the clean channel, but besides that...nothing.

I have had this amp for just two weeks so i don't know if it's very reliable YET, but it seems like anyway. This quality of the amp is irreprochable. Just sublime.
I've always loved how marshalls sound AND look like!

The Marshall AVT100 has a lot of good aspects and has very few negative sides to it.
The three channels, the clean, and the two overdriven channels are great, althought the clean channel is better overall than the ODs. The clean channel is noticeably louder than the overdrive channels and its tone is more tube like than the overdrive channels. The tube in the preamp does its job very nicely. For people considering to buy this amp, I would definitely say go fot it, you won't be dissapointed For people who think the OD channels might not be loud enough for larger gigs, the PA output will make your sound SCREAM, or you can also get an extension cab...
Overall GREAT AMP!!!

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MGR/dz's review"Marshall AVT-100 Combo"

Marshall AVT100
I acquired this amp at Mars Music during their closing sale for $479, 20% off street price of $599. My wife told me to find my Christmas present, so I told her I'd save her money if I bought it now. I always wanted a Marshall for the build and tone possibilities.

The AVT-100 has 3 adjustable channels, clean, OD1, and OD2, all footswitchable. The 16 effects are switchable in/out from the LED indicator footswitch as well, so it's easy to tell what's on or off before hitting a string. The variety of tones are great from serious OD fuzz to clean, then everything in between. I run my Strat, Tele, or Steinberger through it, but have yet to try my Alvarez acoustic. They all sound fantastic! I cranked it to 5 and was shaking stuff in my basement. This summer I'll take it outside and give it a real test!

Some of the 16 digital effect are useful, but you can't combine them. There is 1 effect that combines delay and chorus, but that's it. The flanger effect doesn't seem to have much range. If they could remove some of the many reverb settings and allow users to create their own combinations and save them as 'user settings', that would be useful! In the meantime, I'll use my pedals.

It is solid and it shows by it's 60 pounds of mass! I don't intend on gigging with it as I'd be too afraid of dropping it and banging it up, but it feels like it could take the abuse. I haven't found a flaw in the appearance. The build-in fan keeps it cool. The footswitch is all metal.

My '64 Princeton Blackface was my only prcatice amp before being joined by the Marshall. And if I thought I REALLY needed it, I would have bought a Marshall Halfstack, but the AVT-100 Combo fits my needs... and then some. Besides, I don't need to get THAT loud playing at church! I will buy another Marshall, someday. Maybe when they make the effects 'user' settable. I'd give it a 5 for the build quality, sound, and even the name, but the effects are better left to a pedal board, so I dropped it to a 4. But, buy this amp!

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MGR/Tito's review"Marshall AVT100"

Marshall AVT100
$900 CAD

The distortion on this amp is nice and heavy. Masses of gain for an amp of this size. The clean channel blew me away. I was very surprised to get clean channel that sounded as good as this.

If find that for a 100 watt amp, it's a little underpowered. I guess only running through a single 12 may be the reason. It will most like likely sound better plugged into a 4-12 cab.

Just got it, but it seems like it's built like a tank.

I am quite glad with the purchase, I love the distortion on both od1 and od2. Just wish it had a bit more punch on the distorition channels.

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JoCkEr_cyril's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not bad but nothing more"

Marshall AVT100
Well everything has been said already, no need to add!
Just one thing: 'We have to stop with the stuff of pov' lamp or wanders chaispas! it is a commercial technique, do not expect to have a sound "a lamp" with this amp, it is very far!

Note the footswitch damn good, the long cable, the 3 channels ... we regret that the channel equalization OD and OD 2 is common ... the connection is good, it's cool to have an effects loop (there are amps that are not more expensive booouuuuh!), although having the headphone jack on the characteristics and brief in this price range, I find Overall not bad ... j'met July 1


simple config is not a gas plant! turning, and it sounds (good or bad we'll see later)
I had no manual, but frankly not need is the very basic! except maybe the built-in effects, it was sometimes difficult to distinguish the nuances and differences between all ... Me I use the trick with room and delay (I have not had the amp side to see) and it sure is good! Good is not the effect the kind of quality pro Eventide and tt, but enough to learn ^ ^
To make general ca used well, it's not too heavy, it is quickly resolved, not bad thought, you can touch all ...
8 / 10


I do a bit of every style, without going into jazz in the styles or really hardcore metal ... played with start, rg, petrucci, ltd and tested with les paul

clearly is not bad, not great but it is clean fun with no problems! I love the home and petrucci on this channel, it sounds nikel, the les paul sound good too, in a more bold course

od 1 I use the crunch, pushing the gain is great twangy I do not like at all! So slight crunch, it goes good but hey it's not extraordinary is the channel that I like least ...

I use the OD2 for rhythm and lead;;; to be careful with the midrange, treble and presence, it becomes quickly nest of bees, even when the gain is pushed too (not beyond the 3 / 4 for me) ... according to my tastes, the single coils of the strata are highly undesirable, it sounds not ... otherwise it may not sound too bad with a good scratch, no worries but it remains in sound proportiionnelles price of course ...

brief is not bad, it is not a great vintage but the price is not bad, especially with the built-in effects (for the lead, the AC is really good)

AC not support the ill effects pedals too, no worries!

ultimately it is between right and good, love the grain is already marshall, and then not wanting to sound an all-tube! I also specify that the button is aps super scoop, AC sizzles too too bad, I would have preferred a contour as the old: / I


for nearly 5 years, my first amp:) I have not tried many others, I wanted a marshall first!

Sound-lead (OD2 + effects)
- Clean the lot
effects in themselves, an ideal start to show interest (even if the settings are limited)
It footswitch not foam and useful

I do not like:
-The OD1, not really super channel
-The joint equalizer to "distos"
-The appearance of a little cheap amp
-The appellant hybrid, the lamp is not spooky ...
I do not know if I will ever elect now ... I had a JVM 410H after I finally sold for a special mesa lonestar ... and yes nobody is perfect! jue but do not spit on avt, it makes me good service, I am not afraid to carry around anywhere and it is not ridiculous! Today is a good value for money, and it is better to buy these dung ca MG, unworthy of a range marshall who care about our face with this series shabby ...

7 / 10 notSurpise is not 6.5, it is a good amp to start and who can have fun!

Giles_le_lion's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall AVT100
Amp hybrid preamplification lamp (one 12AX7)
for the rest see other com


Setup is very simple: all equalizers background, the volume loud enough, and the gain pretty low.

I have not received the manual

configured as the sound is pretty good, but I think that's the max that can emerge, for 200 euros more Engl Screamer ago and there it rocks for real, if I had extra time to ... I bite my fingers


It should be pretty ready

type of sound? : FATTY! lol

An Ovation guitar and a 1971 Fender Telecaster 1974



it's been 5 years

unfortunately not I leave the store bamboozle

I like the fat distortion
I do not like the crackling

money on 10 .... 5 / 10

I will never go back this amp, as stated above I take the Engl or Mesa studio 22

Eяяаtom's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall AVT100
- Combo Hybrid 12AX7 in prampli

- 100 W

- Intgr effects (delay, chorus, flanger, many rverbes, rglage intensity of the effect and one of his paramtre (speed, delay time ... it dpent effect triggered)

- 3 channels:
> 1: clean with its legalization, + bright button to clear up the sound
> 2: crunch / overdrive with the legalization 2nd, 3rd joint canal +
button scoop to dig the sound (makes it more "modern")
> 3: + distortion affects scoop

- Rglage prsence

- SETTING THE volume and gain for each channel + master gnral

- 4-way footswitch (channel + effect)

- Effects loop

- Line out

- Weight of the amp lev (30kg?)

- O is the pass button "contour", the brand clbre SETTING THE


Trs simple to use, not REALLY need manual.

Amp versatile, lots of rglages possible sound Marshallian will.

The level of the effects loop is low.

Too bad the scoop button and bright are not up to Pillot.


The clean:
The clean sound is good, rglage gain is practical and progessive.

The crunch / overdrive:
This lack of safe, thick. Why did not gain an increase in the clean channel which, like the road.

Dbordante, lack of dynamics, attack, prampli lamp is not affected. The dception.
Personally I told him to al Fessard a Turbo Rat, its got good silent trs, Fidler the pedals.
- The rverbes are good, you want some sailing there are limits too
- Flange, original, typical of a flanger incorporated an amp, nothing do with a good
flanger pedals format.
- Chorus: simple and effective
- The delay: The same applies to him, put the button "adjust" zero, you will have a
dug his thundering and not bad at all!

Scoop the keys are all the same efficient, we move radically his classic a modern sound.

Test with an Ibanez GAX75 with microphones SH4.


Deception as AVT prtention have to be ahead of VS, but in practice the VS do better. While the AVT are equipment (effects rglage gain on the clean, bright buttons and scoop), but the sounds are not of good quality trs: imprcision on large saturation , lack of potato on the overdrive, there is the clean channel which is doing well, but hey you not put 700 euros for a clean amp Marshall hybrid.
The price is not justified there can be much better, really, I put my head cut off.

As they say in ch'nord, he's very organic tin Marshmall march but it does nin!