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  • I got a new amp today.

    Just spent the first half hour with my new Marshall mf350 mode 4.
    Dialing in some tones.
    Here are my first impressions.

    Clean channel is never something I've ever really liked in any amp. This clean channel sparkles with some beauty.. it feels like there's a lot of meat behind it? I'm no clean channel expert for certain, but I like this one.

    Crunch channel- good for old acdc, chord kind of playing, there's a scoop button there and it sounds like 2 different amps with/without the button.

    Amp 2 side
    OD 1 is meaty, and sizzly, has a bit of a strange voicing to the channel, it's useable for death metal and scoopy speedy riffs. It's not my favorite voice.

    OD 2 has 3 tone switches, and quite a subtle difference between them, I like #2 tone setting the best so far. It is a typical Marshall kind of tone, the whole amp is voiced like many other Marshall amps I've heard.

    What I don't like about it: the knobs feel like they would break if I was thrashing around drunk onstage and crashed into it.... my Peaveys would hold up to that....have....held up to that.
    It's physically heavy.
    OD 2 channel is a bit loose, not nearly as tight as the other 3 channels.


    What I love about it.
    Master volume and individual channel volumes.
    Presence and resonance master
    There's a solo volume knob and a footswitch button marked solo that applies a boost to any channel! That's super!
    It's loud as ****!

    I haven't played with the effects loops yet, I'm grabbing a bite to eat and then playing with all my pedals in front and work up some magial metallic tones hopefully.

    Overall I'm pretty pleased so far. I won't share what I paid for it. But I got a great ...dare I say, Super deal on it. It came with original box, paperwork, cables, footswitch. It looks mint.

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    Last edited by 80's_Metal; 03-30-2019, 11:33 AM.
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    Re: I got a new amp today.

    Nice.

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    • #3
      Re: I got a new amp today.

      Be sure to run good tubes in it.

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      • #4
        Re: I got a new amp today.

        File the serial number off before the cops arrive



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        • #5
          Re: I got a new amp today.

          Well this didn't take long...
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          Blew a fuse.....

          Replaced it.....

          Fired it up....

          Smoke everwhere!

          F my life....

          Going to contact the eBay guy and see what to do next.

          I'll reload and try again.

          Sometimes you get burned...
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          • #6
            Re: I got a new amp today.

            Let’s see that Dean leaning up against it
            Originally posted by Bad City
            He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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            • #7
              Re: I got a new amp today.

              that is one mean looking anp...if looks could kill it would be illegal in most states....

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              • #8
                Re: I got a new amp today.

                Originally posted by Aceman View Post
                Let’s see that Dean leaning up against it
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                • #9
                  Re: I got a new amp today.

                  Well the eBay dude refunded my money minus shipping. Good on him.

                  Looks like I need to get it to the shop now....
                  From what I have read about the amp, the 4 power modules are probably shot. (Common failure)

                  It made some cool smoke!
                  I rocked the hell out of my Peavey tonight ha ha...and almost an entire bottle of Capn
                  Last edited by 80's_Metal; 03-31-2019, 07:52 AM.
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                  • #10
                    Re: I got a new amp today.

                    Glad the seller was good about it.

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                    • #11
                      Re: I got a new amp today.

                      I've been loving that B.C.R. for years now! PSPC(perfect sticker-placement club) approved.

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                      • #12
                        Re: I got a new amp today.

                        Originally posted by 80's_Metal View Post
                        Well the eBay dude refunded my money minus shipping. Good on him.
                        So you got a free Marshall head (- shipping and repair costs)? That sound like a pretty sweet deal to me if the repair is simple.


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                        • #13
                          Re: I got a new amp today.

                          Yeah - this could be a HUGE win!
                          Originally posted by Bad City
                          He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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                          • #14
                            Re: I got a new amp today.

                            Everything I've read about this amps shortcomings points to the 4 power modules... I'm not an amp tech guru yet... But I took pictures of where the smoke came from if anyone else is.

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                            • #15
                              Re: I got a new amp today.

                              Originally posted by dave74 View Post
                              I've been loving that B.C.R. for years now! PSPC(perfect sticker-placement club) approved.
                              Ha ha Thanks! it DID fit there just perfectly. Really happy with it. It's funny I absolutely love Possessed, but I haven't ever learned a single one of their songs... I mostly play Candlemass, Slayer, and Dokken on this axe, tuned half step down
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