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 i... Read More
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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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.
My most wonderful wife got this Marshall Class 5 for me for Christmas. Looks real good next to my Marshall 210C 100 watt all tube screamer! This amp is an amazing amp and can be compared to a plexi...just smaller. It's WAY loud for just a 5 watt amp with a 10" Celestion. It is a little bassy..so what! I play mine at a volume of 3 3/4 for practice with my band, mid on around 6, treble up all the way with a Fulltone OCD overdrive. Perfect Marshall tone. If you're in a situation where you can crank it up, no OCD is needed. Class A all tube amps you have to crank it to get the Overdrive goin'. But it's really loud when you do. Switch the headphone jack on in the back of the amp without headphones attached and it's quiet enough cranked up that you won't disturb people sleeping in the house when jamming at home. Really. Great amp, well built and really delivers that classic Marshall tone!
I am in love with this amp. I have played $3000 dollar amps that don't sound as good as this. Some people out there believe you need to have some enormous 1,000 watt monster when 5W is really all you need. If you find the volume isn't enough for where you are playing you just throw a mic in front of it. That being said, this amp is not for everyone. It does one thing but it does it really well. This thing oozes pure 60's tone. Plug in a Les Paul and it sounds like Zeppelin 1. Put a fuzz and a V847 in front of it and you get Cream. This amp is very responsive and will thank you for dynamic picking but if you make a mistake, it will not hide it for you. Buy it! You will not regret it!
When I opened the box, I was really impressed by how well everthing is put together. Fit and finish are great! The sound this amp can produce is nothing short of amazing. I'm a student using a Fender Champ 600 and G-DEC 3 Thirty, and I have to admit that this adds a whole new level to the sounds I've been working with. Those other amps are good, but for all it's simplicity, the Class5 is capable of producing sounds that are complex and sublime! The low power mode is nice too, allowing me to overdrive the amp inside my house. It really does bring out some Jimmy Page-esque tone when you pair it with a Les Paul. I've got an Epiphone LP with the Alnico Humbuckers and it really drives this amp nicely. One last note; this amp is LOUD! The speaker holds up fine at high output level, and I'm pretty sure this could stand up to a drum kit in a small room. It is a very powerful little amp. It's way, way louder and clearer than my Champ 600, which is also rated at 5 watts. If you want to rock, this amp is a great deal, especially if you are playing an LP or a copy. Do it.
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