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Haze MHZ40C 40W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

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The format and versatility of the 1x12 40W Marshall Haze combo makes it the perfect partner for guitarists looking for a gig-worthy compact workhorse with enough features, power, and tone capabilities... Read More

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The format and versatility of the 1x12 40W Marshall Haze combo makes it the perfect partner for guitarists looking for a gig-worthy compact workhorse with enough features, power, and tone capabilities to handle a wide variety of situations. The cabinet is finished in high-grade vinyl with protective corners. Its vintage-style baffle is covered in a hand-stretched, acoustically transparent fret cloth, and the cabinet is finished with white piping and hard-wearing cabinet furniture to ensure your Marshall MHZ40C looks great.

With its EL34 power stage and ECC83 powered preamp, this portable 40W combo is designed to deliver to the guitarist's expectations through the power and feel of its tubes. Laid out in a top-loaded format, the Marshall Haze sports 2 distinctive footswitchable channels. In normal mode the tone circuitry of the Haze 40W provides low-gain sounds that are crisp and honest, providing a really nice clean tone. Dialed from a single volume control, the normal channel provides ample headroom to play at volume without losing the definition of your guitar.

The amp's boost switch in normal mode pushes the lower shapes of your tone by adding more gain and extra punch in the lower midsection for a fuller sound, perfect for fattening up thinner-sounding single coil pickups. The bright switch delivers added sparkle enhancing upper range of your guitar's sound and adding a crisper edge and more defined, brighter feel. Combined, the boost and bright switches will allow you to push the normal channel so that it stands out above the unmodified normal sound.

The overdrive channel of the Marshall Haze 40W delivers a classic tone option with a separate gain control. It's possible to dial in preamp drive that distorts the sound and makes it easy to access that more aggressive rock and blues attitude without losing the definition of your guitar. The addition of the boost switch to the overdrive sound really pushes you into lead territory with sustain to spare, ensuring that you can access that extra punch when required.

Both the normal and overdrive channels on the Marshall Haze amp use a shared 3-band EQ, allowing you to individually adjust the treble, midrange, and bass to suit your taste.

The effects section of the Haze MHZ40C combo contains custom-voiced effects and reverb that have been specially designed by Marshall to complement the feel and tone of the amplifier. Each effect selected on the channel (normal, overdrive and overdrive boost) will be remembered when you return to the channel, meaning you can set up your clean, overdrive, and lead sounds and return to them over and over again without having to readjust your settings. The warm emulated spring reverb has its own independent control, allowing you to add in as much or as little reverb as required. For those who want to completely remove the reverb circuitry from the equation, the reverb control is fitted with a positive off switch, meaning that by rotating the control counter-clockwise you can feel the control click indicating that the reverb circuitry is switched off.

Effects are selected using the top panel button and indicated by the color of the LED. Green indicates that Echo effect is selected, orange shows that Vibe is selected, red indicates Chorus. Effect depth and adjust controls allow considerable flexibility in a simple format for ease of use.

Features
  • Power: 40W
  • Preamp Valves: 3x ECC83
  • Power Amp Valves: 2x EL34
  • Channels: 2 Normal/Overdrive
  • Boost switch: Normal/Overdrive
  • Bright switch: Global
  • Reverb: Emulated Spring
  • Effects: Echo, Vibrato, Chorus
  • Speaker: 12" Celestion G12-66 Marquee
  • Footswitchable: 2-way switch supplied (4-way switch optional )
  • Tone EQ: Treble, Middle, Bass, Presence
  • Effects Loop
  • Emulated line out
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4.2

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I Love This Amp !!!

At first I thought this amp cost too much ,so I bought An MG50 Solid state by Marshall at G.C. in Plano Tx. The boys there gave me a great deal on it,...Read complete review

At first I thought this amp cost too much ,so I bought An MG50 Solid state by Marshall at G.C. in Plano Tx. The boys there gave me a great deal on it, I took it home & played it for about 3 weeks & it sounded so sweet.......Only problem was it had a small glitch in the volume knob, nothing I couldnt live with,but I;m just getting old & stuff like that bothers me nowadays so I packed it up & took it back to G.C. in Plano.They would have exchanged it gladly , but there were no more 50 watters to be found any where in Dallas...So,,,,I upgraded myself to a Haze 40...I am so happy I did cause the tubes in a Marshall are the mainstay of blues & rock,,the effects are strong,great reverb lots of power in a small room great studio & bar rig,,,,cant say enough good things about Marshall Haze,,Tone, Power , Crunch,Clean,, It will be a classic & I know cause I been playing guitar since 1967, I;ve seen a few classics in the making,,,Many Thanks To theboys at Guitar vCenter in Plano Tx. You Guys are the best in the world Jack

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It has potential.

After testing this amp out in the store I purchased one with the 30 day satisfaction guarantee in mind. I overlooked the fact that the dirty channel didn't have enough gain for my style...Read complete review

After testing this amp out in the store I purchased one with the 30 day satisfaction guarantee in mind. I overlooked the fact that the dirty channel didn't have enough gain for my style of music. I overlooked the fact that it needed to be EQd completely different than the clean channel (the amp used a shared EQ for both channels), and sounded more like a fuzz than an overdrive. I overlooked the fact that you can only use one effect at a time and there is no tap tempo for the delay. I overlooked these things because my plan with this amp was to run my pedalboard through a MARSHALL! The amp does take pedals very well. I wish it were $100 cheaper with a single channel and no effects. Anyway, in the end I did return it. I started experiencing some small issues I had read about in other reviews (buzzing while the amp was on standby, scratching and cutting in and out at one point, overall just REALLY noisy with my pedals). I contacted Marshall via email to see if they were aware of the problems with these amps and asked how their warranty worked but I got no response. Overall this is a great sounding amp with sick Marshall tone but it is unreliable. If you buy this amp get the Pro Coverage.

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1.0

not satisfied

By darrell collier

from decatur tn

i bought mine a few years back.. it was hardly ever played,maybe after 10 hours total time played something blew..i had purchased the lifetime warranty but to my dismay a lifetime somehow equals 2 yrs for guitar center..at any rate i had misplaced the reciept and guitar center couldnt verify my purchase for the marshall warranty.. the amps setting in my basement collecting dust..caveat emptor

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5.0

Plexi sound a small package

By Stuart Ragland

from Baltimore, Maryland

I bought my Haze 40 combo at GC two years ago, and I have been living in a haze of Marshall bliss ever since. The first time I played through one I just smiled. From Allman Bros to Zeppelin, from Stones to Steely Dan, from Peter Green to Robin Trower, this amp does the job. The Normal channel really begins to sing at 10:00 on the volume with the Boost and Bright switches on. I use the Overdrive channel to play at lower volumes, again preferring to have the Boost and Bright switches engaged. And I tend to forget there are built in effects. While I've played through a lot of amps over the past 40 years, just thinking about this amp as I write makes me want to blow off work and go crank it up! Which is a round about way of saying I'm glad I bought it.

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1.0

Big Disappointment from Big Name

By Benny Perez

from corpus christi

I purchased the Marshall Haze and was super stoked for the tone and quality i was paying for. Not the case. Second day i had it, one tube went out, took it back to GC where they promptly fixed it, only to have it bust a week later while i was on stage(noisy rattling). Took it back and was ordered another BRAND NEW, out of the box Haze. 6 days later, the speaker went out and that was the last straw. It seemed as if i was getting the lemons from the same tree. Took it back and was turned on to the Egnater 40w tweaker, and it sounds waaaaaaay better than the haze. I love marshall but they should completely scrap the haze line all together.

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3.0

Needs some Help

By Joe Scott

from Washington

I've had this amp for a few months now and am a little disappointed with the performance. I play mostly Hard Rock and Metal and first of all, this is NOT the amp for it. I knew it coming into the amp, but Hey, it's a Marshall. First off it was very dark and muddy. The more gain was added, the muddier it got. At full gain on OD2, the lower notes on my guitars are unusable, with absolutely no definition. Roll back the gain, and the amp sings. On OD1 and the Clean channel, the amp sounded decent. I found a Mod on the Marshall forum, and after performing a very simple Cap change, the amp came to life! Most of the muddiness went away, but when the OD2 gain is cranked, there's still no definition. With the Mod's in place, the amp sounds WAY better. It's a great amp for Blues, Rock, and a little Hard Rock. If it's a Metal machine you are looking for, move on. It does take pedals extremely well, and it's extremely loud for a little single 12 combo. I upgraded from a Kustom Coupe 36 for this amp, and it's a LOT louder, and has a much more usable tone to it. I've had zero build issues with this amp, no glitches and pops that I've read on some of the reviews. Just for reference I use primarily two Deans to plug into this amp. A Dean Z with EMG's HZ's, which gives a great vintage tone through it. I also play a Dean Dave Mustaine V through it with Active Duncan's. The active pickup's push the clean channel a little hard so it breaks up real easy on the clean channel.

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2.0

So Far Not So Good!

By Ken Gowdie

from Parma, Ohio

Well, lets just say we have not got off on the right foot. After using Marshall amps for a long time I have warmed up to them very well,but this one I only had for one and a half days and she went up in smoke! It was a display model and I hate taking anything off the shelf when I'm paying a pretty good price for it, but it was the only one they had so I took it. Sounded great while it worked, so now back to the store and I think I'll give a brand new one a try this time.

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5.0

Will handle anything.

By kevin

from cleveland, ohio

In the 70's my first real amp was a Marshall 50 watt combo, but through some kind of poor decisions on my part I ended up swapping amps with friends and I ended up with a Twin. That was a great amp too, but I couldn't stand hauling it around for the very few times I ever play someplace other than my house. I spend most of my music time recording on my computer now and I was looking for an amp with a line out. The Haze has a line out and it records exactly what I hear in the room. I have yet to move the volume past 2, because I have no need for the volume past what I need to get some sweet feedback with the help of a compressor pedal, but if I were to jam with friends or play out I know this amp is LOUD ENOUGH to do it. My brother-in-law has the same amp and he gigs with an assortment of types of bands, from Zepplin to Country and his Haze handles each task. I have a strat that would slice bread with this amp, an Epiphone Les Paul that would knock down a wall with power chords with this amp, and a Gibson ES 125 that this amp is capable of translating its woody, rich tones gracefully. I've come full circle back to Marshall and I'm fairly positive that this will be the only amp I will ever need. It handles it all.

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5.0

i cant say im not happy

By Andrew

from San Diego California

I like it, its loud as hell. its compact. its a marshall. it looks awesome. i was really iffy on this one because of peoples bad reviews. and with me it only takes one bad apple to kill off the batch. but im happy with it. i hope it likes pedals as much as i do. good product.and thats another thing, i play so many different styles its hard to pick an amp. this is a great all arounder.

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5.0

All aspiringly GREAT

By Ryan McMahon

from Pittsburgh

I got this amp for Christmas and I say it is one loud monster. Since this is a transistor tube amp the wattage of 40 is transfered to something around 60-100. So its power is sustained. I am so far pleased with how this has played so far. It has a great rock sound. Even though the on-board effects arent so great I recommend a pedal board of your own and turn off the effects with the switch in the back. A down side to this is that it is really heavy for its size. I struggle with lifting this thing across a room. Overall you should buy this if you are looking for a fairly cheap space saving amp.

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5.0

Marshall Sound In Small Package

By James Getman

from Nashville Tn

I have been playing through a Marshall Bluebreaker 212 combo amp but it is a bear to hall around! I have been waiting for Marshall to Come out with a small combo, The Marshall Haze 40 Is a cool little amp! It Has That Marshall Sound, The Clean Is Clean Sparkes like a twin with Tube Warmth! It Will get loud, If You Like Playing Rock,Blues,Country, This Is A great Amp! If You Like Grudge or extreme high volume Ripping your head off ,This Would Not Be Your Amp. As Far As Durability, Time Will Tell. I hope 6 months from now I will Still Be Smiling Like I Am ToDay. I Have read A Lot Of Reviews, Your Best Bet Is To Go Demo One And see if it is the Sound Your Looking For! It Is For Me!

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3.0

It has potential.

By Christian

from Albuquerque, NM

After testing this amp out in the store I purchased one with the 30 day satisfaction guarantee in mind. I overlooked the fact that the dirty channel didn't have enough gain for my style of music. I overlooked the fact that it needed to be EQd completely different than the clean channel (the amp used a shared EQ for both channels), and sounded more like a fuzz than an overdrive. I overlooked the fact that you can only use one effect at a time and there is no tap tempo for the delay. I overlooked these things because my plan with this amp was to run my pedalboard through a MARSHALL! The amp does take pedals very well. I wish it were $100 cheaper with a single channel and no effects. Anyway, in the end I did return it. I started experiencing some small issues I had read about in other reviews (buzzing while the amp was on standby, scratching and cutting in and out at one point, overall just REALLY noisy with my pedals). I contacted Marshall via email to see if they were aware of the problems with these amps and asked how their warranty worked but I got no response. Overall this is a great sounding amp with sick Marshall tone but it is unreliable. If you buy this amp get the Pro Coverage.

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