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Marshall Class 5

Marshall Class 5 Combo [2011-2012]

User reviews on Marshall Class 5 products

blah blah and I remain courteous ... (Marshall - Class 5 Combo [2009-2010])

By bfrete, 18/10/2014
5 watt all-tube
see general characteristics it is unnecessary to repeat 15 times ..
Wholesale on paper we have a great amp in a range "small power" amp is as beautiful as in the great tradition of vintage marshall is after it's drip pan ..

UTILIZATION

simple but to use son..je not understand the reviews that I read here in droves ..
no gain and master Separate a volume item!

SOUNDS

I've tried both versions, one that had this unbearable vibration and the second version that had cette..vibration unbearable .. yep after an exchange of the amp's tube to sav, the problem persists, return to the second store and sav marshall and then we propose the second version of Exchange, brand new, great !, ok (I say "they mean business in Marshall sav!) except that the amp finally arrived at home, and lĂ ..vibrations !! when you push the amp bim! speak now sound ..
for clean sounds, blah, it's very average and if you push the power, no clean sounds because with five watts, crunch it very quickly, and what crunch! very fuzzy, dirty, it dribbles, everything I hate, no vintage grain as we have love in all the 70 albums that made us want to play guitare..y not mind Marshall I find this amp, the overdrive gives the lamps is really dirty, it looks like transo pushed too far, I specified that the sound was the same on both versions, so the hypothesis of a bad series 2 times in a row is discarded. the sound is dark, with a guitar humbuckers treble donf still lack clarity is amazing! simple (strat type) are doing better but hey ..

OVERALL OPINION

for short, in my opinion, it is unnecessary and even foolish to buy such an amp that sounds pretty bad in any case unworthy of the reputation of famous brand at a price "Marshall" if it is to play in his room or repeated, you'll have more fun with a roland cube that offers more features and better sound! yes, I'm not afraid to say since I've owned a cube 30 and it sounds better than class 5 of Sim 'classic stack "(marshall!) it's crazy right?
a board, do not let yourself be fooled by the siren song, take off your blinders and look right and left, are better for a lot cheaper .. I think this amp is designed for beginner guitarists who want " label "for those who want sound look elsewhere or try before, after all we have the right to love the crappy sound is not interdit..cet review is necessarily subjective as all the others but I still think for the proposed price it is reasonable to expect something else.
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Small and Mighty (Marshall - Class 5 Head)

By MSM-Workshop, 25/04/2014
All lamps, class A, monkey ended.
2 12AX7, 1 EL84.
3 band eq
Release 8 or 16 ohms
Cathode bias, so no Bias to adjust, you change the tube without worry.

UTILIZATION

Easy to use but fully understand.
First quarter of the volume, clear sound. Past that, the sound begins to crunch slightly right and we will attack the hand and the guitar volume to saturate more or less.
At noon it was already a great overdrive that arises.
Spent half adding more volume too but mostly gain (too much on the end is rough) and even SAG limit.

SOUNDS

The sound is clear, yes THE sound because obviously this amp produces a single sound, he does very well. If you do not like this particular grain then there is nothing to expect from the class 5.
The clean sound is good. It is round and warm, it feels light on the sound, the more the volume is frank, most natural compression is felt. Its only flaw is that low volume, it lacks shine. The sound tends to be very dull and too round.
So I changed to keep shining in the first quarter of the stroke volume. Sound breathes better, let the harmonic richness speak (more than double the franc strat, of course), and the violin makes its full potential even at low volume. None, I do not understand the Marshall on this one ..
Then, the more you shoot, the more saturated, like the old plexi heads and consort but with the advantage of lower power. The overdrive is clean until two thirds say, a distinctive and typical sound, the british possible.

TIP: To keep longer subject to its clear (headroom) is grafted him a lamp in 5751 V1. To calm down the fury of the amp and which can delay the arrival of crunch. Small + welcome.
For rehearsal / concerts, if you need a clear, you should test it ... maybe just a little. The trick of 5751 will be more than recommended. For crunch ect, provide a small overdrive pedal that will be set at the right volume and enjoy the gain needed to walk. Incidentally, this amp is a marvel for its effects, particularly on the front passes.

OVERALL OPINION

A good little amp in good order. It inspires confidence, even in the lead. (Model which does not suffer from vibration issues combo.) The finish is nice, the sound is good. Apart from this lack of gloss, no complaints! It is obviously limited in its sound, it does not send itself to everyone but if you like then this is happiness.

THE +:
Finiton
Low power (but high volume!)
Weight (lightness has a foolproof)
Maintenance (bias)
Its course.

LES -:
A little hard to make serious cruncher apartment
Its very clear mat on the first quarter
Limited on amenities (reverb, loop) Anyway it's also the "spirit" that want it ..
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Excellent! (Marshall - Class 5 Combo [2011-2012])

By GuitareNoobs, 15/01/2014
5W lamps
Switch low power

UTILIZATION

1 volume knob + EQ

SOUNDS

It sounds hard! Its clean: first quarter of the volume knob (it also depends in large pickups) .. all the rest crunch that is just delicious! A creamy hair!
Everything is settled with a volume knob and equalizers so "is connected and did a great noise!"
The rendering is beautiful with the pedals!
The low power switch is really well done (for mine anyway because the opinion on this point is random ..) you can play without disturbing, for against for once forget the clean ...

OVERALL OPINION

ADDICT!
Value for money perfect
A retro mouth, a sound that rocks!
What you ask for? ...

PS: I also blackstar the same category, it is also fabulous but less rustic, more powerful application, more versatile against by marshall ... but as soon as we pass we want to turn it on :)
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The Marshall sound, true! (Marshall - Class 5 Head)

By horsforfait, 28/09/2013
All lamps, a jack and a headphone input behind. 5 watts, but only 90% of musicians. Input for speaker 8 or 16 ARO. No reverb damage.
It grows stronger, watts to spare!

UTILIZATION

Here, we will make fast: low, medium and high-pitched. Volume and the rest is all.
To get the sound that goes well, you also have to play with the knobs on his guitar, like the good old days. It is simple and subtle at the same time.

SOUNDS

A very nice clear, warm, round in the first quarter, then a crunch dense and precise finish in a tough distortion but losing accuracy in measurement quel'on up the volume.
I play a Gibson Les Paul standard equipped with humbuckers and a gorgeous Squier Telecaster Classic Vibe 50 equipped with simple microphones, fender american vintage.

In both cases, nothing to say with this marshall head with a soft spot with Gibson.

It accepts pedals well, but I'm more of a fan of "plug and play".
I have a PROCO Dirty Rat, and there it sends severe without flinching, that little head Marshall is doing very well again.

OVERALL OPINION

Plugged into a Marshall 4x12 cabinet, it is expressed even better. Sound UNIQUE need absolutely love if it's a disaster. No versatility in sound, it is simply THE Marshall sound, but when you love ............
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News Marshall Class 5

[NAMM] Marshall Class 5 Combo

Published on 01/14/10
Marshall Amplification is exhibiting the Class5, a combo guitar amplifier that offers all-valve (tube) tone in a simple format.