Bit of a horror story with this one - It was about 90 mins drive from home to go pick this up. Because it's oversized I borrowed my dad's van which had some junk in the back. Plenty of room for the cab though.
I came to a junction about 30 minutes on the home stretch, had to make some evasive maneuvers, cab flipped over and something went straight through the grill cloth, and straight through one of the speakers.
It's only through the suspension surround, so I repaired it with some silicone and glue. Works fine now.
I bought it pretty cheap tbh, knowing it was already pretty beat up from touring. Also I plan to swap two of the V30's out for something else so not the end of the world, but still pretty shitty luck
Anyway, it's a Marshall MF280. These are one of those awesome secret bits of gear that not many people know about or pay attention to.
They're part of the Mode Four range, hence why nobody cares/knows about them, as that was a horrific amp that everybody universally hates on.
Little do people realise though that the cabs were amazing, and were basically Marshall's attempt at competing with Mesa.
As such, they're oversized, and fully ply wood, no MDF anywhere. Metal handles and corners too, VERY heavy and solid. Easily better than their flagship 1960's, by a mile.
Here it is next to a standard 1960AV
It's taller than the 1960 even without casters.
There were two version of this cab - The MF400 (which came with the Mode Four amp head) which has Celestion K-100 speakers in it. Then there's this, the MF280, which comes with Celestion "Marshall V-30's", which are V30's that have been pre-warmed at the factory, broken in, so they're a little smoother and darker (again, trying to compete with Mesa). But IMO, they're just V30's
They do sound great though, and due to the cab's size and girth it does sound much deeper and less nasal than a standard 1960V.
And on that note, here are some impulses - https://www.dropbox.com/s/02vh824sgn...F280.rar?raw=1
Best speaker mic'd with a 57, on and off axis, through my JVM's power amp (EL34's).