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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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MarshallCODE 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.2

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (21)
  • Good power output (21)
  • Portable (20)
  • Warm / comfy (19)
  • Easy to use (14)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (21)
  • Performances (16)
  • Amateur recording (13)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
  • Professional recording (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), 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!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad, not good.... right in the middle.

Tone is very subjective, so I won't talk much about it. However, the tone is what made me finally decide to return the amp. I found there's a very "closed...Read complete review

Tone is very subjective, so I won't talk much about it. However, the tone is what made me finally decide to return the amp. I found there's a very "closed in" feel to the tone that I could not adjust out. But, we all plug in different guitars, play different music, and want different tones... you'll have to try for yourself. I think it's more valuable if I highlight what I found to be the good points and the bad points.

Good Points:
* Price
* The amp is VERY responsive to adjusting your guitar's volume and tone controls. Most modeling amps completely lack this aspect of tone and dynamics.
* The headphone output does not differ much from the amp's speaker output. There's no need to re-tweak your presets when using headphones.
* The amp is loud! Definitely loud enough to practice with a full band or play club gigs.
* There are MANY different preamps, effects, power amps, and speaker sims... this means you can dial in SOMETHING useful for whatever music you play.

Bad Points:
* The built in tuner is the least accurate I have ever seen. The best you can do is use the tuner to get ONE string somewhere in the ballpark, and then tune your other strings to that string.
* The amp comes with a single bank of 100 factory presets. There is not another bank for user presets. There are no empty presets. So, the first thing you have to decide is which presets do you want to over-write. I know nobody will need to use all 100 factory presets (there's a good chance you won't want to use any at all); however, in my 27 years of playing guitar, I have ALWAYS found myself returning to factory presets to find something "odd" that sparks inspiration. That reverse-delay, oscillating flange, fuzz harmonizer seems useless today... but, one day..... who knows what it may spark 2 years from now? Chances are you won't find yourself programming it on your own later.
* So many features and not a single great one.
* Almost too loud for bedroom practice. It doesn't like being quiet.
* Unimpressive

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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Modeling Amp, But...

By iagtrplyr

from Clinton, IA, USA

About Me Experienced

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful
  • Recreates Marshall amps better than others

Cons

  • Steep learning curve if you're picky

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Jams and Rehearsals
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

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

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!

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Say goodbye to my expensive tubes and pedals?

By stratboydave

from Maryland

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Built-in Effects
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Low E very thumpy-dead on some presets
  • Presets tailored to HBs, SCs require tweaking

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording
  • Suitable for almost any venue if mic'd

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

Been playing for 40+ years, played just about every SS and tube amp out there from every major vendor, including some boutique hand wired, beginning with the first SS amps back in the 70's, the original Acoustic Lead 100.

Now that I'm getting along in years, the old back ain't what it used to be, and SS has come a long way, 've been checking out some of the newer entries, the usual line up from the major vendors, most OK but still got that mid-high relic floating around in the background. My latest was Quilter Micro Pro Mach 2 8", great little combo but the attack was just really weird sounding, I guess maybe due to the 8" FF speaker. Plus there really isn't much difference between the voicing options, no built in effects other than tremolo. Went on to try the mini head 50, better with external speakers but really looking for a true Grab and Go for OMs and jamming. This amp covers it all, maybe not perfectly, and I'm sure I can use my boutique pedals and mini head to get closer to a particular sound but this really covers so much ground and gives up the Marshall sounds particularly well as you might expect.

Some of the presets are weird, some take quite a bit of tweaking, I don't know why they have presence and resonance cranked on so many, makes the preset quite trebly/ear splitting or very thumpy especially on the low E. On the other hand there are 100 of them so you can't expect them all to be perfect for every users taste. Good news is they are really easy to tweak and the icing on the cake is you can tweak ALL of the settings from your phone using the Gateway app and Bluetooth connectivity. I guarantee all the other vendors are kicking themselves for not coming up with it them selves. Especially since this is Marshall's first attempt and they really got it right the first time. Now I have my perfect G&G, Marshall will own the entry level market very soon.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow! Just wow!!

By Just Dave

from Indianapolis IN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Home practice
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

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

Unbelievable value for this type of amp. All sounds are extremely accurate representations of the amps moddled. Haven't found a bad sound on it. Effects are really good and editing is a breeze.
I've been playing for 40+ years and own every type of amps and guitars associated with rock. For the price point (and it sounds better than amps two or three times more expensive) it's a winner.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome amp

By Trevord800

from San Diego

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

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

    I bought his amp as a versatile workhorse for home use and jamming with friends. It fits those requirements. The key to dialing in a tone for this amp is to find a preset in the ball park of what you like, turn off the fx, turn it up a little and then make small tone adjustments. At very low volumes the amp sounds thin but turn it up just a bit and it begins to sound great.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Waited almost three months for delivery, but I'm glad I did!

    By nozero

    from Arlington, TX

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

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

    I purchased this for my birthday by pre-order 3/15/2016 and didn't receive it until 6/6/2016. But it was well worth the wait!

    Love the amp, the appearance and the effects features! How many pedals would one have to purchase to get all the effects that are built in to this beauty?

    I had lumbar spinal fusion about a year ago and I love that the controls are on top, so I don't have to bend over to see what I'm doing! I love the Marshall Gateway app as well, for the same reason. I can my iPhone on my music stand and control everything from there with a swipe or tap!

    It has 100 preset sounds that you can personalize to your liking and if you decide you don't like what you've done, you can do a factory reset and return everything to it's original state.

    It's a bit of a bummer that the Gateway app Bluetooth only works on Apple iPhone 4S and above and iPad 3rd Generation and above. If it worked on my iPad 2, I'd have given them the 5th star rating in the App Store.

    AFAIC, I got the most bang for my buck and... It's a Marshall! Every time I thought about canceling the order and settling for something else, I reread the overview and features and I just could not do it.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great modeling amp

    By John

    from undisclosed

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

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

    Very nice amp! This has soo many variations and on board effects, it's gona take me months to discover them all. The sound is big! Not a Metal amp at all, really nice for Jazz tones, Clasic Rock, beautiful Blues tones as well. Really nice amp. NOT bedroom amp,

    (4 of 4 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.

      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not bad, not good.... right in the middle.

      By Eric

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Lots of Features
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Lacks Preset Storage
      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Personal Practice

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

      Tone is very subjective, so I won't talk much about it. However, the tone is what made me finally decide to return the amp. I found there's a very "closed in" feel to the tone that I could not adjust out. But, we all plug in different guitars, play different music, and want different tones... you'll have to try for yourself. I think it's more valuable if I highlight what I found to be the good points and the bad points.

      Good Points:
      * Price
      * The amp is VERY responsive to adjusting your guitar's volume and tone controls. Most modeling amps completely lack this aspect of tone and dynamics.
      * The headphone output does not differ much from the amp's speaker output. There's no need to re-tweak your presets when using headphones.
      * The amp is loud! Definitely loud enough to practice with a full band or play club gigs.
      * There are MANY different preamps, effects, power amps, and speaker sims... this means you can dial in SOMETHING useful for whatever music you play.

      Bad Points:
      * The built in tuner is the least accurate I have ever seen. The best you can do is use the tuner to get ONE string somewhere in the ballpark, and then tune your other strings to that string.
      * The amp comes with a single bank of 100 factory presets. There is not another bank for user presets. There are no empty presets. So, the first thing you have to decide is which presets do you want to over-write. I know nobody will need to use all 100 factory presets (there's a good chance you won't want to use any at all); however, in my 27 years of playing guitar, I have ALWAYS found myself returning to factory presets to find something "odd" that sparks inspiration. That reverse-delay, oscillating flange, fuzz harmonizer seems useless today... but, one day..... who knows what it may spark 2 years from now? Chances are you won't find yourself programming it on your own later.
      * So many features and not a single great one.
      * Almost too loud for bedroom practice. It doesn't like being quiet.
      * Unimpressive

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Awesome amp.

      By brockizm

      from Atlanta, Ga.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Tones need tweaking

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

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

      I've had this amp for about 2 months and really love it. Is it the perfect amp? No. A great amp? Yes. I own several other Marshall's as well as Vox, Fender, Roland and Line 6 amps. For playing shows where you need a wide variety of sounds and a small footprint, this is the best thing out there. The bass can be a bit weird on some patches, but I just tweaked it and saved. I have the 50 watt combo and it is plenty loud for most clubs. I've had to move some of the patches to be close together so I can get to them easily, a midi controller would be the bomb if it were available. Still waiting on the foot-switch which I hope makes channel changes easier. It's a lot easier to carry this thing around than a half stack and a Roland JC 120 to switch back and forth for clean and dirty. Also, no giant pedal board needed. I still use an array of tube amps in the studio, but this amp gets me 90% there with convenience and at a very reasonable price. If you need a wide range of great sounds that's portable, get this amp. Do a few tweaks on the tone and you'll be good to go.

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Cant beat number of tones for the price. It's a steal!

      By James

      from undisclosed

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

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

      Product release dates totally screws up by Marshall, but more than worth the wait. The endless amount of tones available is INCREDIBLE! With or without the Bluetooth app so many iconic tones are available with a simple turn of the dial.

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