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Get the history of Marshall in one versatile, portable combo.

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
 
4.0

(based on 29 reviews)

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    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

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    (6)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (22)
  • Good power output (21)
  • Excellent sound (20)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Warm / comfy (18)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (21)
  • Amateur recording (18)
  • Performances (18)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
  • Professional recording (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Novice (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Breaking The Code!

The marshall code 50 and all other modeling amps are not plug and play,you have to dig in and change the parameters in the amp and create user presets that sound good to...Read complete review

The marshall code 50 and all other modeling amps are not plug and play,you have to dig in and change the parameters in the amp and create user presets that sound good to you! If it sounds good then it is good! If you want your amp model to sound just like the tube amp it is modeled from,then buy the tube amp.

I have other modeling amps and my peavey vypyr 75 recto model that i like very much does not sound just like a mesa but i tweaked it to sound good for what i like,i think the marshall code amps sound very close to there own tube amplifiers that there modeled after and that is how good amp modeling is getting.I just want to mention some things you can do to improve the sound of your marshall code,first break in your amps speaker for about 100 hours by playing your amp fairly loud a few hours a day,about two months or you can play MP3 music through the AUX input.

This will smooth out the harsh higher frequencies and break in the speaker for better low end without the speaker farting out.Here is a great tip for the bluesbreaker and other amp models that have too much low end,when i first heard the bluesbreaker model the low end was muddy and had too much bass even with the bass and resonance turned down to 0! I tried my behringer PB100 pre amp booster pedal with the bass control turned down to a 7 o clock position and that did the trick,the low end mud was gone and the mid frequencies stood out like i never heard before! It just sounded great now! I then tried my behringer TO100 tube overdrive pedal and i could not believe that the bluesbreaker model even sounds better then the pre amp booster! The TO100 overdrive also cut out the low end mud and the mid frequencies were smoother and the higher E and B strings on my guitar had a nice round tube tone without thin sounding harshness! I also tried the marshall codes internal OD and GVR pedal effects but my behringer TO100 sounded much better!

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Not a fan

I finally got my hands on the much anticipated Marshall Code 50. After spending a couple days using it, I have to say it's not for me - which isn't to say you shouldn't...Read complete review

I finally got my hands on the much anticipated Marshall Code 50. After spending a couple days using it, I have to say it's not for me - which isn't to say you shouldn't buy it - but this is just my experience with it. First the good. I think it's loud enough to gig with. If you were mic'd up, then definitely. It's portable. That's kind of where it stops for me. I could not get the presets to work with any of my guitars. Nothing new for modeling amps, but then it takes time to tweak, save, and play as the presets as they sound mushy. I had to go in to just about every single one and change the EQ, gain, presence/resonance, noise gate, and effects. Very time consuming and the way the interface works does not help. It would also freeze occasionally and I'd have to restart it. Now, I can see where a fan of high gain, classic Marshall tones, and a bang for your buck mentality would be happy with this amp. By all means, it's certainly not a bad amp. It just has shortcomings in my opinion. I have experience with the Mustang and the Valvetronix series (Vox being my favorite), and would recommend those amps over this one. I spent far too much time fiddling with settings than I did actually playing. I think Marshall is on the right track, and if they were ever to re-release a modeling amp after some serious improvements, I would give it a second go.

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(17 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not a fan

By Mike R

from Rhode Island

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Pros

  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I finally got my hands on the much anticipated Marshall Code 50. After spending a couple days using it, I have to say it's not for me - which isn't to say you shouldn't buy it - but this is just my experience with it. First the good. I think it's loud enough to gig with. If you were mic'd up, then definitely. It's portable. That's kind of where it stops for me. I could not get the presets to work with any of my guitars. Nothing new for modeling amps, but then it takes time to tweak, save, and play as the presets as they sound mushy. I had to go in to just about every single one and change the EQ, gain, presence/resonance, noise gate, and effects. Very time consuming and the way the interface works does not help. It would also freeze occasionally and I'd have to restart it. Now, I can see where a fan of high gain, classic Marshall tones, and a bang for your buck mentality would be happy with this amp. By all means, it's certainly not a bad amp. It just has shortcomings in my opinion. I have experience with the Mustang and the Valvetronix series (Vox being my favorite), and would recommend those amps over this one. I spent far too much time fiddling with settings than I did actually playing. I think Marshall is on the right track, and if they were ever to re-release a modeling amp after some serious improvements, I would give it a second go.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Breaking The Code!

      By MarshallMan50

      from Scranton.PA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Powerful
      • Sounds Even Better With A Overdrive Pedal.

      Cons

      • Needs Firmware Update To Fix Freeze Up Problem.

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

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

      The marshall code 50 and all other modeling amps are not plug and play,you have to dig in and change the parameters in the amp and create user presets that sound good to you! If it sounds good then it is good! If you want your amp model to sound just like the tube amp it is modeled from,then buy the tube amp.

      I have other modeling amps and my peavey vypyr 75 recto model that i like very much does not sound just like a mesa but i tweaked it to sound good for what i like,i think the marshall code amps sound very close to there own tube amplifiers that there modeled after and that is how good amp modeling is getting.I just want to mention some things you can do to improve the sound of your marshall code,first break in your amps speaker for about 100 hours by playing your amp fairly loud a few hours a day,about two months or you can play MP3 music through the AUX input.

      This will smooth out the harsh higher frequencies and break in the speaker for better low end without the speaker farting out.Here is a great tip for the bluesbreaker and other amp models that have too much low end,when i first heard the bluesbreaker model the low end was muddy and had too much bass even with the bass and resonance turned down to 0! I tried my behringer PB100 pre amp booster pedal with the bass control turned down to a 7 o clock position and that did the trick,the low end mud was gone and the mid frequencies stood out like i never heard before! It just sounded great now! I then tried my behringer TO100 tube overdrive pedal and i could not believe that the bluesbreaker model even sounds better then the pre amp booster! The TO100 overdrive also cut out the low end mud and the mid frequencies were smoother and the higher E and B strings on my guitar had a nice round tube tone without thin sounding harshness! I also tried the marshall codes internal OD and GVR pedal effects but my behringer TO100 sounded much better!

      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good modeling amp

      By John

      from Colorado Springs, CO

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          This is a really good amp. The presets are not great but with some tweaking they are great! FYI the noise gate is adjustable, you just to read the instructions to learn how to adjust. I found the noise gate quite useful. Most amps have noise with high gain, this one is no exception. I bought mine from Guitar Center as I couldn't wait for it to be in stock at MF.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good for what it is and better than most similar products

          By jdog1

          from Minnesota

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Performances

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

          I have JMP50 Marshall half stack that I play with live but am always on the look out for a portable combo amp that will get the Marshall sound at half the weight. I've tried modeling amps like this from other companies and usually send them back within days because they sound so sterile. I've had the Code 50 for about a month and will be keeping it because it's able to get that Marshall sound I'm looking for in a compact package better than any other modelers that claim to have Marshall tones. That being said this amp is not a professional tool and I would never use it on stage. The cabinet and speaker produce low end garbled noise they you can't dial out. Break up is harsh and creates frequencies that mush up the sound so much you can't hear what note you are playing sometimes. Especially when you try to pick individual strings using any overdrive or distortion. When it comes time to solo the sound is so cold and robotic. Try to punch it up with and overdrive pedal and be prepared for feedback and over compression. It's fine for basement jamming and jamming with a band (it's louder than heck) but it is not a replacement for a tube amp. Not. Even. Close. It does however produce the closest replication of the Marshall sound I have ever heard from a low end modeler and I have tried just about every modeling amp under the sun at this price point. So if you want Marshall sound (not feel or clarity) for cheap to jam or practice, pick this thing up.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Marshall Has A Huge winner With The Code 50

          By Bassman54

          from Atlanta, Ga

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            Been playjng over 50 years and have had my share of amps. I play Gibson's ES 335, Les Paul Studio, Epiphone 175, Xaviere XV 950 and several others through it. It has a soothing warm sound and with the numerous presets and changes you can make to them, it is a great amp. I find the 1972 speaker cabinet selection gives a very nice warm sound.

            Programable amps from the different companies are programed differently so there is always a learning curve. To me the learning curve was minimal as I own a Boss GT Pro and the old Art SGX Express both which have a much higher level programming curve.

            The sounds are very well done and especially for the price, Marshall has a huge winner here. The Code 50 has out done any other solid state amp I have ever had, and some tube amps.

            The ever advancing solid state designs makes more for less and easier, well worth the price.

            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not too bad

            By ajbcc2

            from east coast usa

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

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

            Amp is extremely light and good looking and gets pretty loud... with some playing around with it, it will get usable tones.......the factory presets i found to range from totally rediculous to Neil Young/Keith Richards ear bleed.I think Metal heads will most likely be satisfied .. It has 100 presets and after trying 70% of them and finding them all too thin for my taste... I gave up and began to mod my own....supplied manual is useless for setting your own and a download is the only way to get the info you need. after a few hours I did get some nice tone out of it.( I am an electric blues fan) but ive only had it a few days now. The major con with this amp is when trying to rename a preset, you hold down the save button untill the name scrolls to the left. if you hold too long it goes directly to save , not long enough and nothing happens. If your not as lucky as myself,several tries will get the scrolling, then you hold it again to get to the actual editing....again too long goes to save not long enough nothing...but also here is where i found the glitch.....at this point , sometimes the amp will go silent.....only a shutting the amp off then on again will get it to produce any sound by rebooting....fortunately it will reboot where you left off...I have two of these amps and they both do the same thing....I was going to send back until i got my own settings stored...I like the amp....I just dont love it...Marshall could've charged another hundred for it if they got it to be bugless and easier to use...

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            50 Years of Rock in 1 box!

            By HammerHead

            from Northern Minnesota

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            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:

              Every Marshall sound in one box (and I've own a few of the real deals). If you can't dial in a sound you like then you should give up guitar and pick up the cowbell and look for a B.O.C. cover band.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fantastic tone machine!!!

              By HammerHead

              from Northern Minnesota

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

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

                I am amazed at the rock sound this creates from a hot humbucker! The very 1st preset was my sound after I shut the mod off. Absolutely the "Voice of God"! I have owned Marshall tube heads and this nails their sound. My Mesa Boogie is going to have to go because it just doesn't get any better than this. This 50 watt combo covers all the bases I will ever need. Enough talk...it's time to rock. Don't take my word for it. Try one and see for yourself. Unbelievable!!!

                (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                nice amp

                By jap

                from tiffin,ohio

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                Pros

                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • no foot switch and it appears musiciansfriend ds

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio

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

                has some good sounds but without the foot switch it is only good in my home

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                OK Marshall tones

                By Bluesraker

                from Las Vegas, NV

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

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

                It's pretty inexpensive. The price reflects the limited feature set of this amp. I also own, among several other amps, a Fender Mustang III. The Mustang has more editing options, a patch editor and librarian, and an online patch library, the Mustang III has 100 watts with a 12" Celestion speaker. The Code 50 has 50 watts with an unbranded 12" speaker. The Code 50's construction is not as solid as the Fender. I received a Marshall Code 50 that the magnet of the speaker was detached from the basket! Upon opening the closed back of the amp to investigate what was the clunking sound inside the amp, I found the speaker magnet lying on the bottom of the amp. I didn't even bother turning the amp on before returning it for a replacement. The electronics look flimsy compared to the Fender. That being said, The code 50 is 80 cheaper and has Bluetooth connectivity so that you can edit the patches on your smart phone or tablet. Soundwise, it nails the Marshall amp tones pretty well. However, the high gain patches have high background noise. There is a noise gate that cuts the noise when there's no signal, but it kicks abruptly. It's not adjustable. The effects despite limited editing capability, are very good.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Almost perfect!!!

                By jc

                from east coast usa

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • software glitch

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances

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

                I found the presets to mostly be super high gain shrill settings. To me not much in tonal quality. Had to go online for manual as nothing is supplied to show how to change amp presets. once I downloaded a manual and played around with some settings I found amazing sounds could be had from this amp....super light weight and loud. there is a glitch however...and is the same with my friends identical amp..so it is not just my amp..the store button at times will send the amp into a muted mode where there is no sound whatsoever. (when trying to get to editing a presets title or just storing a setting) the only way to get out of this "mode" would be to shut off the amp then turn it back on and let it reboot.

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                High hopes, bad execution

                By JP

                from Minneapolis, MN

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                Pros

                • Portable

                Cons

                • Poor Sound Quality

                Best Uses

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

                  Sounded cheap, devoid of any warmth. I sent it back--MF is great, just not this amp.

                   
                  3.0

                  Good for Rock, not much for country or blues.

                  By Jim

                  from Beauty, Ky

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                  Pros

                  • good distortions
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                  • presets are all marshall amps,no country presets

                  Best Uses

                  • Around the house for practice

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

                  Its a good amp for playing ac/dc or metal type music, But I prefer my Fender Mustang 3 amp over it. At least Fender gives the options of making Fender and Marshall amps, Unlike Marshall. Im only keeping the Amp because I got it fora good price on a labor day sale.

                   
                  4.0

                  Obey the law! A new Marshall's in town!

                  By The Howler

                  from Howell, NJ

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Bluetooth ability to edit and control patches
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • No Stereo through USB

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  100 patches..... Honestly though they are not tweaked to perfection right out of the box.
                  But this baby is loud and powerful. No direct line out unless you use USB for computer recording.
                  The sound that comes out of this amp for 1x12 inch speaker is really good. I'd say the PLEXI patches sound the best out of the box.
                  Lightweight.
                  Ok, downfall..... USB connection to computer to use the amp as a playback device does not work with stereo... Only one channel comes through the amp and honestly not very loud at that.
                  Code editor program for computer to be used with USB cable is actually pretty good.
                  Community sharing of patches.
                  The octave effect is eh......but it could be that I just didn't dig deep enough into it to get it to sound right.
                  Cabinet choices, power amps and stomp box pre gains sound very good. For the money go for it.
                  I bought a Blackstar ID Core 100 also. Stereo wide effects.... and honestly I think this Marshall is louder.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Overall Marshall Amplifier.

                  By Les Peds

                  from Delaware

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

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

                    I've been playing on and off for about 20 years now. I've never really had the budget to go the Tube amplifier route, so mostly stuck with Solid State amplifiers. I previously owned a Fender Princeton Chorus amplifier which I regret getting rid of. Great tone and sound on that amplifier. When I just purchased my new Epiphone Les Paul guitar I needed a new amplifier to go along with it. I originally purchased a Line 6 Spider V30 that was defective with a speaker defect and wouldn't connect to the computer or phone for updates. When I sent it back I needed to make a choice on a new amplifier.
                    With the legendary Marshall quality I decided to go with the CODE 50, and I am not disappointed in any way.
                    It has 100 presets, which on there own isn't that great of quality. It isn't until you download the Gateway app that this amplifier came alive!! I couldn't believe the sound quality and clarity that came through this amplifier! It sounds almost exactly like a tube amp on quite a few of the library settings with some minor adjustments. Bluesbreaker settings are great alone, but once adjusting a little you will fall in love with this amp. JCM800 and Silver Jubile are iconic sounds of both AC/DC and Guns N Roses, but this amplifier produces some great tones on the clean channels as well.
                    This amplifier is also LOUD!!! I have the Master Volume on 1.5 and never had to adjust it since. Plus, you can adjust the volume settings on each library setting in the Gateway app from 0-10 of the master volume.
                    I would buy this amplifier every day of the week. I think some people that are giving negative reviews just aren't fans of solid state amps.

                    If you buy this amp, your ears will thank and love you for it!!!

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Delivery was fast!! 2 days from order to on my doorstep, can't beat that!

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome amplifier.

                    By Paul P

                    from Wilmington, DE

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

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

                      THIS AMPLIFIER IS loud. It would be great for smaller to medium venues for performances. The 100 presets need to be adjusted to get a sweet tone, but the Marshall Gateway app for Android makes it extremely easy to adjust the sound that you want on each preset. This thing is also loud too. I haven't turned it past 1.5 out of 10 and it fills any room I want in my house. Also, I have to say that a little patience goes a long way... just mess around a little bit with it and you'll be able to find the tone you are looking for. Also, if you have a Garmin GPS, the cable that comes it will work on this amp for updating it and connecting to computer for sound recording. You won't be disappointed with this amp. I can barely tell the difference between a Marshall tube amplifier with the code 50 when tuned in correctly!!

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Delivery was fast and Musicians Friend kept me well informed on when to expect delivery

                       
                      5.0

                      THIS AMPLIFIER IS GREAT!!! AND LOUD

                      By Paul P

                      from Wilmington, DE

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        Marshall Code 50 is an all around great amplifier. It is a solid state but can create some great classic Marshall tones. The 100 preset tones need to be adjusted, but when dialed in has amazing sound. Very classic AC/DC sound and guns n roses as well as very warm and brute clean tones for classical/blues playing. I use an Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro and with the humbuckers in it you don't hear the sound until the guitar is strummed, but when you do this amplifier performs!! It is also very loud. I haven't turned it past 1.5 put of 10 column yet. The gateway app works great on my Samsung Galaxy S8. The bluetooth modeling for playing music has low volumn, although there's an aux input for plugging in an MP3 player or your phone and the sound comes through nice and clear and has column that way. Musicians Friend has been great with getting me this amplifier too. I had a Line 6 Spider V30 that didn't work with my phone, sounded like the speaker was blown, and the amplifier itself didn't have any warmth or bass... I exchanged for this Marshall CODE 50 and it's night and day difference. I am not going back to Line 6 after experiencing Marshall!!

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Delivery was fast and Musicians Friend kept me well informed on when to expect delivery.

                         
                        4.0

                        Fantastic Amp for the Price

                        By Cordero Traicionero

                        from Aiken, SC

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                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Tone loses quality at louder volumes

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances

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

                        For 249, this amp is a steal. Marshall and Softube have done a great job at modeling some awesome tones, and the amp is a loud and portable 50 watts. You do have to do a little tweaking to get the tone you're after, because setting the model up as a plexi and then diming the controls wasn't as incredible as I thought it would be. Nonetheless, with a little practice with the amp's interface, some killer tones are ready to be unleashed. Furthermore, the onboard effects are great, my only complaint being it lacks an effects loop. But I'm not really complaining, I mean it was just 249. And for that price, to get this tone? It's amazing. I've heard of pedals that cost more. My only really negative complaint, would be that as you push the volume, the tone changes character, and not always in a good way. It is a solid state device, after all. But still, even when it's cranked and in the same room as an incredibly loud drummer, it still holds its own. All in all, great amplifier.

                         
                        5.0

                        Most of Marshall history in a small box!

                        By rsm

                        from Savannah, GA

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          I'm not really a Marshall guy, but I wanted something that would fill the Marshall gap in my gear, I have modelers that have a few Marshall models but not an extensive collection. I have enough Boss/Roland kit so the Katana wouldn't add much to what I already have. The Code, though missing JCM 900, covers so much Marshall ground it's exactly what I wanted. It's loud, louder than I expected. Some of the factory presets are stupid loud while others are whisper quiet, to whoever programs factory presets: unity gain, ever heard of the concept? Once you get to creating your own patches, it's easy to use, the mobile app is one of the best I've used, simple, accessible, direct, and you can do it from across the room easily. No connection issues. If you're looking for Marshall history in a small box, Code is worth a look.

                           
                          5.0

                          very nice amp, love it.

                          By whitey

                          from New Castle, Pa

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances

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

                            Love the amp.

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