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Marshall CODE 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp Black

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The Marshall CODE 50W 1x12 combo combines the Marshall legacy with state-of-the-art technology, culminating in a potent little amp that taps into all the tones you crave.
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The Marshall CODE 50W 1x12 combo combines the Marshall legacy with state-of-the-art technology, culminating in a potent little amp that taps into all the tones you crave.

The range offers a choice of digital amp models, power amps, cabinet simulations, FX and more allowing you to dial in every tonal possibility you need. Various choices of glistening cleans, vintage crunches and modern high gain options can be mixed and matched with classic Marshall 100W or British Class A power stage for example, and then run through a choice of various 1x12, 2x12 or 4x12 simulations. Add from a selection of 24 FX and you have all you need in one complete setup.

CODE has 14 MST preamps, 4 MST power amps and 8 MST speaker cabinets. It has 24 FX including: Compressor, classic stompbox Distortions, Auto Wah, Pitch Shifter, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger and Tremolo. It includes Delays with Tap Tempo, and studio quality Reverbs. CODE’s MST preamps produce some of the most acclaimed and best loved Marshall tones: JTM45 2245, 1962 Bluesbreaker, 1959SLP Plexi, JCM800 2203, JCM2555 Silver Jubilee, JCM2000 DSL100, JVM410H and more. CODE features EL34, 5881, EL84 & 6L6 MST power amp voicings, and MST speaker cabinet models: 1960, 1960V, 1960AX, 1960HW, 1936, 1936V, 1912 & 1974X.

The amp can be connected via USB, or Bluetooth allowing remote control of all the amps features and functions via the Marshall Gateway software. This software includes an app for mobile devices with extra content such as access to the upcoming online community, tutorials, patch sharing and more.

Features
  • Power: 50W (solid state)
  • Single input
  • 14 preamp models
  • 4 power-amp models
  • 8 speaker cab models
  • Speaker: 1x12 Marshall
  • Controls: 3-band EQ, gain, volume, pre FX, amp, mod, delay, reverb, power, cab
  • 100 presets
  • 24 FX (five simultaneously)
  • Aux. input
  • Headphone output
  • USB port
  • Bluetooth iOS and Android integration
  • Footswitch sold separately
  • Dimensions: 20.86 in. x 17.32 in. x 11.02 in. 
  • Weight: 28.6 lbs.
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5 year parts/ 3 year labor warranty.


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MarshallCODE 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.1

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (18)
  • Excellent sound (16)
  • Portable (16)
  • Warm / comfy (15)
  • Easy to use (12)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (16)
  • Performances (13)
  • Amateur recording (10)
  • Professional recording (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Modeling Amp, But...

I'm writing this for those who are considering the Code series, particularly the 50. If you're planning on not leaving the home you can suffice with the Code 25, no problem. On the...Read complete review

I'm writing this for those who are considering the Code series, particularly the 50. If you're planning on not leaving the home you can suffice with the Code 25, no problem. On the other hand, if you think you'll be playing out or at least jamming with friends and need some volume, then this is the one to buy, especially with the small difference in price.

I've owned many modeling amps over the years and this amp does the best job by far at mimicking the wonderful tube amps made by Marshall since the sixties. But there's a cost to such nirvana, and that's the amount of time to dial in the tones if you're seeking realism. It's not as much a plug-n-play as you might think they would've created, and many of the presets are plain terrible, but if you're patient and seek advice from those who know better (there are many forums out there to help) in how specific amps sound, you'll be rewarded with tones the competitors could only wish for in their amps. The other side, of course, is you create your own sounds and enjoy with minimal effort.

My Code 50 is built solidly, performs flawlessly, and offers amenities that pretty much today's current modelers gives you: amp tones from other companies, built-in tuner, headphone out, aux in, USB for firmware updates and the ability to record on your computer, and a footswitch-option to plug in their new series pedal. Did I mention it looks killer as well? Perfect match for my Les Paul too. The Code is definitely worth trying out if and when enough product shows up in the stores!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for me.

I really wanted to love this amp, I was so excited when it arrived. the build quality is excellent! Just what you would expect from a Marshall..... But.... The...Read complete review

I really wanted to love this amp, I was so excited when it arrived. the build quality is excellent! Just what you would expect from a Marshall..... But.... The gateway app is terrible to use, it loses connection all the time with the amp and it randomly wipes your tone settings that take you hours to program in. There are over 11000 settings so I ended up spending more time fiddling with settings than actually playing! All the settings seem to carry a really heavy bass line, even if you turn the bass down to nil.

Overall I found it quite frustrating to use, there are just too many settings to fiddle with. As they say, sometimes less is more, I just want to to turn on and play, not fiddle around for hours before I start.

I can see this being great in a few years time once they have made it more user friendly, but for now I have returned mine and I'm sticking with my current amp. Shame really.

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1.0

Horrible

By Joe Phinney

from Florida

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Marshall CODE 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

    So apparently my first one star review must have been too critical of this item for Guitar Center to publish, so I'm trying again.

    There's so much that isn't listed in the specs on this amp before one buys it, example the EQ knobs are all digital on this amp so there is no way to get an EQ'd sound out of this amp that doesn't have some type of digital effect on it.

    Also, the Marshall Gateway app that is one of the main features/selling points on this amp is a complete joke and does not work as advertised, if it works at all. If it doesn't good luck getting Marshall to actually fix said app. They'll just blame your equipment and deny anything is wrong on their end.

    Honestly, this is the least worst review I can give this item. I hope Guitar Center doesn't sensor me again. Fingers crossed.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Bluetooth fail

    By Scott

    from Wisconsin

    Comments about Marshall CODE 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

    Thought it was a cool option to be able to mess with settings on your phone or tablet through the gateway app.Turns out my tablet isn't compatible so won't even allow me to install app,and phone doesn't even acknowledge the amps Bluetooth when trying to sync.So brand new amp and have to install firmware through USB using your computer to the amp.Just seems like they rushed these out the door and didn't tell people they would have to finish building them.Its unfortunate,because with these solid state modeling amps,it really is the little extras that make it a good buy,otherwise you may as well buy a cheap tube head and have a superior sound.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exceeded my expectations.

    By Papa Groove

    from Portland, ME

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Marshall CODE 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Given the price, my Code 50 is just what I was looking for, powerful and versatile. I play rock, blues, funk and jazz. It's brand new with a full warranty and I'm very pleased.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      By Rafael

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Marshall CODE 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      At first it was difficult to get used to all the settings but within a couple days I did and the sound is amazing especially if you play hard rock and metal it's simply amazing for its price

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      STOKED on CODE 50

      By Jeremy

      from undisclosed

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Marshall CODE 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      'm a novice guitar player with less than 2 years experience, but I reached the point that I wanted to experiment with different tones and effects. The problem is that it would be very expensive to do this with different pedals, amps, guitars etc. I ordered the CODE 50 sight unseen after researching reviews & videos online, and it fits the bill perfectly. CODE 50 is an affordable way to play around with a crazy number of tones and effects & find your sound. I'm sure there are plenty of experts & purists out there that will find flaws with this amp, as it models (imitates) a number of historically great amps from Marshall, & what I presume are a version of Fender amps ("American Clean" etc). Does the BluesBreaker preset sound identical to the BluesBreaker amp that Clapton was playing in the 60s? Close enough for me cause it sounds pretty radical! There are a number of presets that are just epic for playing blues, rock, metal, on & on. Pick a genre of music and you can generate a tone that will fit right in. All of the presets can be tweaked to the players specifications. You want more reverb on that reverb? Dial it up. Some of the things I notice after just playing it a few times: As billed, CODE 50 is LOUD, so be careful. Not a complaint; I wanted something versatile enough to practice at home, but be loud enough to jam with others. There are some pretty big discrepancies in the volumes between a few of the presets, another thing you have to be careful with when toggling back and forth between presets. While plenty of the presets sound unique, there are a few that sound a bit redundant, or maybe just so close in tone to another that it feels that way. There are one or two that I can't imagine anyone using ("Virus?" Virus sounds like someone is strangling an organ-at least that's what she said!). Overall, if you want an affordable way to experiment with tone, get loud, and have fun, the CODE 50 is a rad choice. Thanks Marshall!

       
      5.0

      totally worth it

      By Mateo

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Marshall CODE 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      it's bigger than i expected, very good amp,

      (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      no no no no no no no

      By chun

      from undisclosed

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Marshall CODE 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      awful! Just awful! Get any other modeling amp than this one. I own a mustang III v2. They're not even in the same league. It's hard to imagine anyone preferring the code 50 to any other amp. crates, gorillaz, line 6's, pignose....anything just not this amp

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Didnt last 3 months

      By Jay

      from San Jose

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Lots of settings
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Didn't last

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Marshall CODE 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Thought it was a decent amp with the 100 pre-sets, kinda of a lot digital decay after each note though. Does decent a modeling the amps it tries. Still obviously not tube. Anyways. After less then 3 'months I plugged in a brand new Jc95 wah pedal and played it for about a minute before the control panel cut out and the light began flashing and no sound. Trying to return. Will update so far no luck with returns. Sad.

      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      would look around more.

      By Richard

      from undisclosed

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Marshall CODE 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Hate having to download instructions, how much do instruction sheets cost ? Sound isn't bad but not the quality of my 60/61 Harmony tube amp -- which stills works.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great service from GC staff - at store + on-line

      By Al

      from undisclosed

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful
      • simplify your rig while keeping complexity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Marshall CODE 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

        Get the biggest bang for your buck that humankind has yet devised

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