Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp  

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Marshall designed the 5W Class 5 combo amp in response to numerous requests from both professional musicians and the public. They came up with a 1x10 tube amp that recreates the Marshall sound heard in the big stacks and does it in a much smaller combo amplifier.

Created in the legendary Bluesbreaker style, the Marshall Class 5 gets back to basics with a top-loaded panel of Volume, Treble, Middle, and Bass controls. This simple feature set is the Marshall Class 5 tube amp's secret weapon. What you get in return is authentic Class A tone, rich in smooth harmonic distortion.

The all-tube signal path offers a wealth of analog tones right at your fingertips. Sparkling cleans, full-bodied crunch and glorious lead are just a dial turn away. The Marshall Class 5 combo also responds well to on-the-fly guitar volume and tone control adjustments, making for a truly dynamic playing experience.

Inside the Marshall Class 5 amp is a 10" G10F15 speaker designed in conjunction with Celestion. Turn the volume up to hear that classic Marshall tube amp break-up tone. Increase the EQ and volume for harder rhythms and soloing. Crank all the dials to 10 for screaming British tone.

The rear panel consists of a selection switch for the headphone jack, which when activated bypasses the internal speaker. On the rear is an extension speaker 16-Ohm out, so you can run your Marshall Class 5 tube amp into a 4 x 12" cabinet.

The Marshall Class 5 amp is simple to use”ideal for home practice, recording, and very intimate settings.

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Features
  • Built in the UK
  • 5W
  • Pre-amp tubes: two ECC83
  • Power amp tube: one EL84
  • 10" 16-Ohm Celestion G10F-15
  • Channels: 1
  • Volume control
  • 3-band EQ featuring treble, mid, and bass
  • Headphone output
  • Headphone selector with bypass
  • 16-Ohm extension cab output
Specifications
  • Dimensions: 19-1/2"W x 16-1/3"H x 9"D
    Weight: 26-1/2 lb.
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
5 year parts/ 3 year labor warranty.


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4.6

(based on 37 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Portable (5)
  • Warm / comfy (5)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Performances (4)
  • Professional recording (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Give it a little time folks!

Ok so I rated two 7's but overall a 9??? Listen folks first off, don't send this back after playing a couple days you'll regret it. It really takes a lot...Read complete review

Ok so I rated two 7's but overall a 9??? Listen folks first off, don't send this back after playing a couple days you'll regret it. It really takes a lot of playing before the speaker breaks in. The volume knob is really a gain knob, dial in the gain level (distortion) you want and you have to accept that's the level of volume you're stuck with, and 5 watts is VERY loud, easily loud enough for jamming with a drummer. Once the speaker breaks in and you learn how to dial in your EQ this amp will blow your mind! I've owned blackhearts, jetcity, nighttrain's, and an egnater (Which is also fantastic!). This amp is a one trick pony, that can not be beat for that trick!!!! Think early plexi and you will get what you want! Although it doesn't have an effects loop it loves pedals. A nice overdrive in front and the volume about halfway and you get fantastic 80's metal. You can dial in a perfect Ozzy to Van Halen sound, I mean seriously spot on! Dial the volume back to 9:00 and get a nice bluesy SRV Hendrix style sound with single coils. Plug it into an extension cab and be prepared to be blown away! You have to remember though the volume knob is more of a gain knob than volume. You don't get to choose how loud you play, just what "tone" you're looking for. Leave the bass on "0" crank the rest of the knobs for the best tube sounding distortion you could imagine. Throw a overdrive pedal in front of that along with some delay and that sound will haunt you forever! You have to be patient to dial in the tones to your specific guitar as well. Do yourself a favor and play it a couple weeks before you decide wether you like it, the speaker is magic once it breaks in, or you can run it through a larger cabinet and you'll be amazed from the start!
Gave it a 7 because there's no master volume or effects loop. The bass knob is useless with any amount of gain and just gets muddy, leave it on "0" if you want to play with distortion, don't worry there's still plenty of bass on "0". The "low power" mode basically turns the volume down to where you could easily play with someone sleeping in the next room. It's crazy quiet, but unfortunately doesn't give enough power to obtain any bass through the speaker and sounds pretty fizzy. Turning up the bass knob at all immediately adds mud on "low volume mode" I guess it's nice if your wanting to practice late at night but don't want to use headphones. The headphone out is nice but if you want to crank the distortion up it will blow your eardrums out with the headphones on so I'm not really sure what the point is unless your playing clean or running pedals.
Mine has no rattles, looks fantastic and is not noisy and there's no loud hiss from the tubes. It's as nice as any other amp I've seen at any price. The tolex was perfect and the gold color looks awesome with the gold piping.
Giving it a 7 because you could honestly buy a blackheart little giant or similar amps with most of the same features and some with master volume and effects loops. It's really a one trick pony and basic.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Amzaing Amp

A super amp. I play Purple family (Whitesnale, Rainbow, Bolin, Blackmore, Morese, Deep Purple), Zeppelin, Leppard, AC/DC, Claptyon, Beck, ZZ, Clash, Sex Pistols, etc and...Read complete review

A super amp. I play Purple family (Whitesnale, Rainbow, Bolin, Blackmore, Morese, Deep Purple), Zeppelin, Leppard, AC/DC, Claptyon, Beck, ZZ, Clash, Sex Pistols, etc and this thing nails it. It sounds awesome....stunnining. Its loud enough to gig with. Very light. Gorgeous. I use a tube screamer or a Marshall Guv'nor in front of it and turn the volume down when I play at home. At four you don't quite get the overdrive I want....hence the pedals. At four, it is still loud. I could not be happier with it and if lost or stolen Im getting another one. This is what it is not -- it is not a super hi gain amp. If you want endless gain you will need an overdrive pedal or distortion pedal. When you play even when the amp is overdriven, the tone of your guitar and playing skills are evident. Mistakes will standout and a crappy guitar will sound crappy in this. What it is is a great marshall classic sound. I played a gibson les paul standard and american strat through it and they both sound great and very different as expected. The strat was simply amazing. I recommend a good overdirve pedal and a good delay and you are going to have one stunning tone.
I am absolutely amzed by the tones I get out of this little monster. If you are a fender strat guy/gal you will lose your mind the tones are so amazing. I use five amps now -- this, a marshall haze combo (amazing too), fender super champ (superb), Engl 100W tube half stack (awsome), Peavey 5150 half stack ( not my favorite) and Peavey VYPYR 30 ( its ok ...lots of gain if thats what you like. the only thing this amp is missing is reverb and I would give it a ten. The newest models come with a switch for very low watt playing.....fairly useless option as the volume is too low. This amp is very loud and too loud if you live in an apartment but ok if you live in a detached house to crank up and jam. Your ears will ring.
Brand new...no issues, no rattles, no complaints, looks solid.
The price point is excellent for what you get. Much better than the Fender 5W champ 600 ( no comparison) though that amp is half the price and also very good so this is not a knock. If you play blues, classic rock, hard rock you will get the sound you want. This is a real tone machine and the sound of your guitar comes through big time. If your guitar is a lacking in sound it will sound bad in this amp. If you have a great sounding axe, it will sing in this baby.

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5.0

Awesome amp -

By DBluesMit

from Detroit

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Excellent Amplifier...in my opinion, this is really a mini Bluesbreaker. Great FAT tone gritty blues tone. Not gonna get Fender cleans from this amp but other than sparkling cleans, you will get fat warm tone to play Blues and Rock. Gotta give this amp a week or so to realize the genius in its tone. In summary, If you are looking for 80's & 90's Marshall metal tones, you will not get them from the Class 5. If you are looking for country and jazz cleans, you will not find them here either... But, if you desire some warm, fat buttery OD tones and fat cleans, the Class 5 delivers.

     
    5.0

    Great Baby Plexi

    By Skidoo90-EQt8t

    from Silvis IL

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio

      Made In the UK!!.Holy Smoke!!! For a 5 watt amp this little monster packs a heck of a punch!! I had a Jet City JCA2112RC which is 20 watt and this little Marshall at 5 watts is louder then that.Yesterday I plugged it into my M412 cab to see how it would sound,Volume 3/4 of the way up its as loud as my 50 watt Marshall head on 5-6.Still can't believe the power it has.The low power feature is a nice touch to tone the volume down and a headphone jack for private listening and not bothering the family.Through the 10" speaker its good,Through the m412 cab it is in a whole nother league.Only things I would change is having a seperate gain knob, Instead of the volume being the gain and it is VERY bass heavy,I dont take mine above 3.This thing is built like a tank,Super solid.Mine is a restock in absolutle PERFECT condition.Looking for the killer Plexi sound without breaking the bank? This is it.For the BEST experience,Play it through a bigger cab.You will be shocked,As I still am!!!!!!

       
      5.0

      good light weight amp

      By triplethreat

      from massillon ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        great amp! not built for a bunch of tone options but has the sound i was looking for in a light weight package. i play in a band where everything is mic'd and run through a nice pa. this marshall will be plenty loud for my use and won't break my back.
        thanks musicians friend for the great "restock" deal!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good at what it's for

        By TheOnlooker

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          I bought this amp after a trip to my local Guitar Center and I was originally going to look at the Vox Ac15c1. But when I plugged into the Class 5 with my Highway One Telecaster the sound was just... more powerful? I guess is how I would best describe it, it had more warmth. But upon actually getting one I did find one thing I don't like, almost no clean to this amp at all! But it does dirty very well with that good class a tube distortion, not heavy metal alone by any means, but good bluesy breakup. I have no clue why I would've expected clean tones from a Marshall low-wattage tube amp, I guess I wasn't thinking.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          outstanding amp

          By ChuckTrucks

          from OKC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Great amp. Period. Best practice amp Ive ever owned. Easy to take around with me as well.

            (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A far out amp for recreating a 60s tone !

            By trevor sanford

            from Jacksonville

            I'm writing this review because I could never find anything to helpful on the web, so I'm gonna help you out, if your skeptical about buying this amp, don't be. It's a FANTASTIC amp. Perfect for really any kind of playing that suits you. Loving the natural tube distortion, it's much better than having again/master control. But overall the cool thing for me is this is my first brand new amp that I have bought with my own money. I'm 16, and playing this amp in a small room on the lower power mode is great. It has a screaming tone when it's turned up. I just got mine today, so I haven't done much other than played it in my room. But this is definitely a purchase that you have to make if your looking for a far out amp.

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sweet rig worth every dime!

            By matthew moore

            from Alaska

            I'd have to agree in part with an earlier review I read on this amp. START WITH THE BASS KNOB ON ZERO! This amp has a very deep, rich, muddy tone if you max out the Bass knob which sounds cool but is definitely not a sound I'd like to play with on most songs. To take that advice a step further I'd highly reccomend starting with all 3 EQ knobs on zero when you find the volume you want to play at. Gradually increase the increments of the tone knowb because this amp, unlike any other I've ever played, has Bass/Mid/Treble knobs that make a HUGE difference in the tone with just a tiny adjustment. You can get so many tones out of this amp without a single effects pedal. It has a lot of punch when you have all the tone knobs zeroed out and then just gets more and more intense and overdriven and edgy as you turn everything up.
            There's beauty in it's simplicity. The Bass, Mid, and Treble make incredibly noticable changes in the tone at every increment. The Volume control increases volume with gain, so if you want a full cranked tube amp sound without having to blow your eardrums out and run up the power bill with 100 Watts then this amp is the ticket. The speaker out jack in the back brings the amp to a new dimension when you put it in a 4x12 cab.
            All the quality you'd expect from something made in the UK. Solid built and visually appealing. At medium to low volume I can faintly hear a minor buzzing/rattling when the Bass is turned up and I'm using the onboard speaker, but that seems to be the case with all combo amps.
            A portable practice amp, or a power supply for playing small gigs when used with a cab.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome Amp!

            By David Smith

            from South Carolina

            Since I recently bought a new rig online and relied on customer reviews, I promised myself I would review for others when I got my stuff. When I first plugged into this amp, it was exactly what I wanted. I play Ibanez RG550 and it sounded so sweet through this amp. I couldnt believe how much better my playing sounded through this amp. I had heard some players say that the playing is in the fingers not the equipment. Well I am hear to tell you, BS!. I sound way better through this Marshall tube than I did with my old amp. If you want an awesome sounding amp for your house and the opportunity to add a cabinet down the road this amp will not be dissappointed. As a side note, I did add pedals(Satchurator and Time Machine) as the distortion does not get really heavy, but that is what I wanted a great sounding clean amp I could build on. Good luck!
            Tone, Middle and Bass. That's all I wanted as I wanted. The low power mode and headphone jack work perfectly for me as I am a hobby player at home.
            The amp looks like it is quality made. No where on the amp does it look cheap
            It is a Marshall tube for a great price. Its great for the home player and has an output for an external cabinet. I shopped around for the price and customer reviews, this is the best one I found.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Give it a little time folks!

            By Freddy-jXzod

            from Michigan

            Ok so I rated two 7's but overall a 9??? Listen folks first off, don't send this back after playing a couple days you'll regret it. It really takes a lot of playing before the speaker breaks in. The volume knob is really a gain knob, dial in the gain level (distortion) you want and you have to accept that's the level of volume you're stuck with, and 5 watts is VERY loud, easily loud enough for jamming with a drummer. Once the speaker breaks in and you learn how to dial in your EQ this amp will blow your mind! I've owned blackhearts, jetcity, nighttrain's, and an egnater (Which is also fantastic!). This amp is a one trick pony, that can not be beat for that trick!!!! Think early plexi and you will get what you want! Although it doesn't have an effects loop it loves pedals. A nice overdrive in front and the volume about halfway and you get fantastic 80's metal. You can dial in a perfect Ozzy to Van Halen sound, I mean seriously spot on! Dial the volume back to 9:00 and get a nice bluesy SRV Hendrix style sound with single coils. Plug it into an extension cab and be prepared to be blown away! You have to remember though the volume knob is more of a gain knob than volume. You don't get to choose how loud you play, just what "tone" you're looking for. Leave the bass on "0" crank the rest of the knobs for the best tube sounding distortion you could imagine. Throw a overdrive pedal in front of that along with some delay and that sound will haunt you forever! You have to be patient to dial in the tones to your specific guitar as well. Do yourself a favor and play it a couple weeks before you decide wether you like it, the speaker is magic once it breaks in, or you can run it through a larger cabinet and you'll be amazed from the start!
            Gave it a 7 because there's no master volume or effects loop. The bass knob is useless with any amount of gain and just gets muddy, leave it on "0" if you want to play with distortion, don't worry there's still plenty of bass on "0". The "low power" mode basically turns the volume down to where you could easily play with someone sleeping in the next room. It's crazy quiet, but unfortunately doesn't give enough power to obtain any bass through the speaker and sounds pretty fizzy. Turning up the bass knob at all immediately adds mud on "low volume mode" I guess it's nice if your wanting to practice late at night but don't want to use headphones. The headphone out is nice but if you want to crank the distortion up it will blow your eardrums out with the headphones on so I'm not really sure what the point is unless your playing clean or running pedals.
            Mine has no rattles, looks fantastic and is not noisy and there's no loud hiss from the tubes. It's as nice as any other amp I've seen at any price. The tolex was perfect and the gold color looks awesome with the gold piping.
            Giving it a 7 because you could honestly buy a blackheart little giant or similar amps with most of the same features and some with master volume and effects loops. It's really a one trick pony and basic.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Versatile Amp ... Great Tone ... Outstanding Value

            By Ron Johnson

            from Midwest

            Solid amp with that great Marshall tone. It is a versatile amp that puts the ability to go clean and then jump head first into the swamp at your fingertips. This amp has the closest tone to a vintage Marshall amp that I have played in over 25 years. When they say it is like a little "Plexi" ... it is that and more. That low power mode is amazing. Go test drive one.

            I play a 1988 Fender Strat Plus w/3 Lace Silver Sensors, a 1991 Tele Plus and a 2005 Deluxe Ash Tele (w/Lace Alumitone in the neck... killer tone). While these guitars are really easy to dial in great tone with any amp ... they love that Marshall.
            This amp has a VERY cool feature with the Low Power mode. You get that great Marshall tone without having to use headphones. Of course, the option to use headphones is also there with this amp. I spend a lot of time in hotel rooms so this is a great feature.
            I have only had the amp for a couple of weeks and NO problems. This little amp is solid.
            GREAT deal (and outstanding service) through Musicians Friend for a solid MARSHALL amp. For a Class A amp made in the UK? This amp is an INCREDIBLE value if it were twice the price!

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