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Big Marshall stack sound in a portable, 5W all-tube combo.

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 useā€ideal for home practice, recording, and very intimate settings.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

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

The combination of satisfying tones, portability, and price add up to a winning package. Order your Class5 now.

SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions: 19-1/2"W x 16-1/3"H x 9"D
Weight: 26-1/2 lb.
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MarshallClass5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.6

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Pros

  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Portable (4)
  • Warm / comfy (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

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  • Home studio (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Performances (3)
  • Professional recording (3)

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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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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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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Amzaing Amp

Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo 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 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.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome amp

By Greg Gilman

from NH

Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Reverb would of been nice, but, this is a great amp. And, for all you others out there that want a pocket knife for an amp that makes dinner while your playing it go get a line6 or something. This amp is capable of really great clean tones but what alot of players seem to have forgotten is the volume and tone controls on their guitars have a massive effect on the sound of the instrument.
Folks this is an old school amp go back and really look at how the greats of the fifties, sixties and seventies contolled their rigs. they're always meessing with the knobs on the guitar.
It's great a built in reverb would be nice.
This bugger is rugged. Marshall fixed the buzzing issue the very first ones had.
Excellent amp for the money can be put through a cab and is the best amp you'll find without spending 1000 dollars.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Wow Factor

By Joseph Spagnuolo

from Trenton nj

Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I would say it's par to my Mesa 5/25 Express
Class 5 is 1st class all the way every time I've used her so far I always end my session with a wow! this thing is crazy, It is quite loud , responsive totaly pro quality , not fond about lower wattage setting ,so i dont bother with that at all no need for it. as far as pedals, I use my ts9 ds1 dd3 eq comp chourus, all boss, and it loves all of them.So to tally it up I am a happy camper!
Top notch. made in England...
Got a great deal on this one!

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Much more amp than expected!!!

By XXX

from Midwest Ohio

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Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp is a home recording musicians "Dream come True". At a volume that is comfortable for all occupants (meaning me and the wife!!!) and doesn't rattle the room, you can get absolutely fantastic Marshall tone. At half volume, ease the picking, and you will get the sweetest Marshall clean I have ever heard, one of the sweetest cleans of any amp for that matter. Dig in, do some double stops and chord partials you will hear some of the truest distortion available. Power chords at this level produce ear candy. Above the 5 level on the amp, you need to back the guitar off to 7~8 to get the same sweet cleans and overdrive but at 10 on the guitar she will stay dirty, and Marshall all the way. By the time you max the amp volume, you get nothing but heavy distortion (noise that sounds Marshall) and all chord definition is gone.
I am most surprised by the wonderful heart melting cleans at lower to mid volume; did I say "Heart Melting Cleans"? Yes, and I meant it!!! Big, thick, glassy, and classy!!!
Can you gig with this amp? Not a chance! Unless you are gigging at a dinner club without a drummer or with a very cool drummer who left the kit at home and brought the congas instead. And in this setting, it would be perfect; the fullest jazzy cleans with the sweetest breakup available at a volume that the patrons would love.
You will have to add outboard gear for reverb, chorusing or delays for live application (in front of the amp, no effects loop), add it in later for recording.
By the way, I'm playing an American Strat.
This amp is much more than I expected, mostly because of the stunning cleans.
Has what it needs to do what it was designed for. Minus 1 point for not having a standby switch. Minus another for not having an effects loop.
Excellent build quality. Looks good, feels good, no factory dings or scratches. No open seams in the tolex. Very "sweet" looking little piece!
Once again, minus a point for not having the standby switch, minus another for not having an effects loop.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Give it a little time folks!

By Freddy-jXzod

from Michigan

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Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

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.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A far out amp for recreating a 60s tone !

By trevor sanford

from Jacksonville

Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

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.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sounds like Thunder

By shawn tighe

from CA

Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

This is a great little amp. Loud as heck too, but still usable in smaller venues. Dime the volume on the amp and roll back volume on guitar. With the guitar volume at about 1 1/2 it shimery clean, great for rhythm & melow playing. The crunch comes as the volume knob hits about 4. Nice usuable, crisp crunch. Turn the volume all the way up and it's like thunder.I'm mostly playing Gretsch with TV Jones humbuckers through this amp.

The only know I have is that they didn't include a cover. I tried to order one from Marshall, but they only ship within the UK.
Volume Treble Middle Bass. All you need for this amp, maybe even too much. Just a Tone know would have been fine. You control this amp from your guitar.
Seems to be well built, haven't had it long enough to have a problem.
I love this amp. This price and I finally have that elusive tone for small venues that I've been trying to recreate for ever. Don't need any pedals or anything, just guitar, chord, amp.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

its about time

By Dan Carney

from Earth

Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Just to make one thing very clear, this amp is not for everyone. It is incredibly responsive and will show every mistake you make. It is built in the tradition that simple is better. Crank the nobs to 10 to push the speakers and plug in a Les Paul and you get the exact tone of Zeppelin 1. Put a V847 and a fuzz in front of it and you get Hendrix. This really is one of the greatest amps there is.
Basic is the name of the game here. This amp does one thing but it does it well. Pure 60's tone.
I've played $3,000 amps that don't sond as good as this thing. This much tone for $400 is a steal.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

The British are coming..! The British are coming..!

By Joel Wiard

from Tallahassee, Florida... Go Noles..!

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Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I kinda got carried away with myself in the first part of this review so most of my comments you can find in the section on features. It really doesn't have a lot of features... That's what I like about it... It has just what is necessary to give me that driving tone that Marshall is known for...

If I could add one thing to try and improve on an almost perfect product, it would be an onboard, oldschool, spring reverb...

And perhaps a cover, to help protect it on the way to my next gig..!
I've only had this amp a short while, and though it's only the umpteenth Marshall amp I've owned over the last 40 years of performing, all I can say is "WOW, the British have arrived..!"

After becoming disabled a few years back, (I cand hardly walk, but I can sill pick) I had to give up trying to set up and tear down those monster amps..! You know the ones... Big, heavy, honkin' 100 watt powerheads and one, if not two 4x12 cabinets... All but a pleasent memory now...

I get all the pure Marshall tone I can stand in one room with this little giant..! I'm using this amp to play slide through along with a Gibson SG and as far as the sound goes, it's like Duane Allman is in the house..! (Notwistanding my poor slide playing ability that is..!)

The amp appears to be constructed with all the integrity that Marshall puts into each and every one of its products... As far as reliability, well, that's something only time will tell with me...! I like to turn them up..!
Don't take my word for it..! Get one of youor very own..! See, or rather listen for yourself..!
It's a Marshall..! How could you expect less that the very best..! I love the old school amps and this one captures the essence perfectly..!
Tremendous "Bang" for the buck..!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet rig worth every dime!

By matthew moore

from Alaska

Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Little Plexi!

By DANGEROUS DAVE

from Central Illinois

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Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

This Marshall Class 5 is long overdue in my opinion.It has the feel,sound and "kerrang" of an old style Plexi turned up.The volume is surprisingly loud for the 5 watt rating.It is class A,which from what I know means the power section has current in the tube ALL the time as opposed to a class AB amp.It does sound best with say a Les Paul or Tele. A Strat is cleaner. If you want a clean headroom amp,this is not it.That is not the point of this design.It is nothing more or less than a great touch sensitive tone monster with that classic british tone.The mid control cranked up really captures that sound.If your expecting a clean sounding amp this is not it.This is a Marshall folks!
The volume-treble-mid-bass controls are all you really need in this little guy.
Quality seems to be fantastic....they even designed it with a harness for the tubes-something that is lacking in a lot of other amps.The speaker is made in China,but that's not to say it doesn't sound good.This is the only reason I gave it a 9 on this section.The amp is made in England,but I think a lot of the current Celestion speakers are made in China.
Seems like a bargain if you want a no nonsense tonefull amp.If you want an amp with more than this,look elsewhere.This Marshall does exactly what it is supposed to...capture the tone and feel of an old Plexi head "cranked".

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Amp!

By Dave

from South Carolina

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Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

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.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Overall good starting point

By Brian Basara

from Kyle TX

Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I was hoping for a bit more gain with the volume turned all the way up. It's about 75% of the way to being able to get the classic Maiden/Priest/Nugent/VH type of neighborhood of gain. I got a Fulltone OCD which doesn't rob the amp of it's characteristics as well as a Tonebug reverb. I will say it's definitely a bassy amp I'm guessing because it's a semi-closed back, not a true open back amp. I may remove the bottom rear panel and see if that takes away some of the bassiness. I have hardwood floors in my apartment so it's still a little loud under 1/4 power conditions. I am thinking of putting in a JJ EL844 to drop the volume a little bit more and also to get the amp to break up at lower volumes a bit quicker. The stock tubes in mine were a JJ EL84, JJ ECC83 and a Shuguang 12AX7-B so not bad at all for a stock amp. I can't complain because it's actually fun thinking of playing with different tubes, pedals, etc... I may even throw in a Weber speaker down the road as well...
It would have been nice to have a built in spring reverb so I wouldn't have had to buy a reverb pedal for it. Also, it would've been a little nicer if it had a separate gain control as well so one could keep the master volume lower (even with 1/4 power for us apartment residents) because turned down makes the gain essentially nonexistent.
It seems to be built very well. It's not a high end boutique amp but for a $ amp, I can't really complain. The fit and finish seems to be very good.
I think it's a great value for what you get. There's not many amps in this price category that gives a great starting point for tone that this does.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Remarkable 5W Marshall

By Thomas Philippi

from Dallas and Omaha

Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

As the long-time owner of a Marshall 1969 100 W Plexi, I was immediately drawn to the "retro" (to older people this means from another era) aesthetics. Looking for a cool, tube amp for a satellite studio location, this little guy (definitely a guy) does not disappoint. Stick an SM 57 right into that 10" and go! Rich tones - added a VOX Satchurator for instant overdrive and crunch at low volume. Voila!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Marshall Class 5 Tube Amp

By Darin Gille

from Wisconsin

Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Hi,
I got my Class 5 a week or so ago and I LOVE IT!!! The tone this little amp has is huge. This will no doubt work for the gigs I play, with a tone only achievable with an all tube amp. My other Amp is a Fender "Evil" twin pro series. Great amp, but heavy to move for practice and such. I bought this for that reason. I am very happy so far. I really like the low output (headphone switch). With this I can practice at home at a low volume and get that cranked Marshall Plexi tone. The 10" speaker they equipped it with does a good job delivering what this 5 watt amp puts out. Yes, it goes plenty loud.
All in all, Couldn't be happier with it. Well worth the money.

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2.0

Not good for home, maybe for studio recording or giging

By GuitarHead-WFu6G

from Houston TX

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Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

If you are buying this amp for home use, you are going to only get clean sound unless you are willing to sacrifice you ear drums, to get any gains from this amp you need to turn it loud, again not for home use. However for studion or small giggs, it is a great sounding tube amp.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good at what it's for

By TheOnlooker

from Pittsburgh, PA

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    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 Alex Dumble

    from Encino, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Amp

      By Timmypedal

      from America

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      Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      I have several amps both high and low wattage and I am completely stupefied by the sound of this amp. I used to play thru a jcm 800 combo years ago and this amp brought me back. I really can't believe how nostalgic it made me. It was on the level of smelling something from childhood and traveling back that far. amazing. the tone is incredible. I have one of the newer ones with the low voltage mode (which I haven't even tried but seems like an absolutely great feature) and there is zero tube rattle at all. I have cranked this thing and also kept it artound 11 o'clock on the volume knob and am completely amazed by the variety of british tones you can coax out of this thing. you can literally go from kinks to ac/dc in .03 seconds and this is merely by contolling the tone with your volume knob with all of the eq at 12 o'clock! I plugged several pedals into this amp and it took them well, particularly the fuzz pedals. If you are looking for something a bit more scaled down but crave the british marshall tone you really can't go wrong with this made in the U.K. Marshall. At 400 bucks it's a complete steal. This amp is fantastic for recording and some lower volume live applications. Amazing. Would totally recommend with confidence.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Screams AC/DC

      By justin ainsworth

      from America

      Comments about Marshall Class5 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      Greatest 5 watt combo amp out there. Highly Recommended
      AC/DC tones in there V-10 T-7 M-5 B-2 bon scott V-5 T6 M-5 B-4 1/2 - 6 with volume boost. also nice zep tones V- 8-10 T-10 M-0 B-0.
      Crank it everyday.

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