Advert Description

Marshall S80 Model No.8240 Valvestate 2x12 combo.
£199.00 (Will consider reasonable offers)
Made at the UK Marshall factory in Milton Keynes around 1994/1996.
Rated at 40watts RMS Stereo (I believe the S80 refers to Stereo 80 watts, i.e. 40 watts to each Celestion G12T speaker)
Single input, split channel (Normal and Boost) with stereo chorus and reverb.
There's a double footswitch included, which is in fair condition cosmetically, as you'll see from the photo, but it does work. Connection to the amp is via a 6mm stereo jack to jack lead. One switch alternates between Normal & Boost channels and the other switches the Stereo Chorus in and out. These functions are replicated by small switches on the front panel if you didn't want to use the footswitch.
The Normal channel is switchable on the front panel between clean and crunch sounds and has Bass, Middle and Treble tone controls as well as a Gain control.
The Boost channel includes a 12AX7 (ECC83) valve in the preamp section to give that warmer proper valve amp sound. It's switchable, again on the front panel, between two levels of overdrive, OD1 is more vintage sounding, OD2 is higher gain up to full-on metal, and for Spinal Tap fans, the gain control goes up to 20...that's 10 louder!!! This channel also has a separate Volume control (generally used on a louder setting than the Normal channel for solos), Bass, Middle and Treble tone controls and a Contour control for scooped or enhanced mids, popular with some metal/rock bands.
Effects loop with a mono send and stereo L/R returns.
On the back panel there is:-
Left and Right Direct Out jacks for Direct Inject into a mixing desk
Footswitch socket
Mains socket
This was the amp I gigged with for many years and it's been very well cared for.
There is some cosmetic damage that has been repaired as much as possible.
Whatever caused the tears in the speaker cloth has not damaged the speakers in any way.
I've included 3 photos (the maximum I can on Preloved) but have photos of every side that clearly show all blemishes, which I can email on request.
Due to the age of it, a couple of the pots crackle a bit but it does work very well and gets very loud.
The amp and speakers are totally intact and, overall, it has those sought-after real tones that modern modelling amps just can't replicate. As was said to me, with amps of this age and design, their main value lies in the sound, and this amp really delivers on that.
Please email me if you require any further information.
In the interests of security for both parties, payment via PayPal is preferred.

Additional Information

Advert Type
Private Advert
Condition
Second hand
Manufacturer
Marshall
Model
S80/8240
Era
1990s