I'm thinking about getting a Marshall from the JCM800 era or later (I've already got a bunch of JTM-ish and Plexi-ish stuff). How well does the master volume work on the 800s? Is it better on the later ones? I had a 900 for one day -- something blew after 15 minutes of use at very modest volumes -- and the master on that worked very well at low volumes. I'm thinking that's because the 900's are much more focused on gain in the pre-amp, though. I had a Sovtek Mig 60 at one point, which is close to an 800, and the master on that was decent at low volume levels but not great. The masters on the high gain Peaveys that I've owned worked well at low volumes, while the master on the Carvin Legacy I had was like a hair trigger between off and blow-the-windows-out. Other questions that I'll get to in more detail later (and after I do some further thread searches): - How reliable are the Marshall amps from the 800s to the DSLs? - Do all Marshall in the 800 and 900 era get mushy in the bottom end if you crank the bass and/or scoop the mids? - Exactly how large are the tonal differences between Splawns and Soldanos (aside from the SLO) and the various Marshalls? - Why am I even bothering, seeing that my Thundertweak Buzzbom V6 really rocks at all volume levels?