8100

A Marshall Valvestate 8100–inspired amp-in-a-box is versatile beyond pure metal applications.

Super-responsive. Huge clean-to-super-saturated gain range. Powerful EQ and contour controls. High-quality build.

Some solid-state harshness lingers at clean settings.

$199

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