I was looking for a light, transportable amp that's easy to carry around and small enough to fit in the trunk without taking too much space. I was considering either this or the Roland micro cube. From features point, the Roland definitely stand out, but for loudness this amp is definitely better since it's a 10 watt. Since this amp is a bit cheaper than the micro (in Australia, at least), I consider this a good deal. Having a good loud Marshall sound on top of that seals it for me.
Model Year: 2004
Price: $175.00 AUD (new)
Where Obtained: Wollongong Music Center
Very simple amp, a switch for clean & dirty, individual volume control for each mode. People had concern over only one tone knob for both modes, but I've found that that's enough since I rarely ever use the clean mode.
Also has line in/out and headphone jack. Never used any of them. This is an amp, it's meant to be on the floor at some distance from you.
I used an Ibanez RG-1570 with this amp, mainly for playing blues and some rock n roll. For such a small combo, the sound is surprisingly loud. In a jamming environment it may not be loud enough, I had to mic it.
It's a Marshall so when you get one of these things you know what to expect, tone-wise.
The tone control is a bit limited for my taste, though. In high volumes it spits out lots of mids and trebles but not enough bass, although I could understand that putting a lot of bass through the small speaker would probably blow the thing out pretty quick. Since I mic this thing, I adjust the mixer instead to give it a bit more low end.
Turning the volume to max in any channel doesn't damage the speaker though, which is good, since most cheap small combo struggle with high volumes. Marshall seems to design this thing with high volume in mind.
It's closed back, so you know the tone you're likely to get.
With so few knobs, you can't get any simpler than this. If you can't get this thing figured out in 2 seconds, you probably shouldn't play guitar.
That said, getting my favorite tone is not straightforward as I'm quite picky with my tone. I have to do a lot of fiddling with the tone & volume knob to get it just right. But then again, miking it makes things more complicated, at least for me.
Great practice amp for the price
Model Year: 2002
Price: $62.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Mars music
This amp is excellent .It's powerfull also,perfect for the bedroom or the apartment.overdrive slection separate gain and contour controles
This amp has that trademark marshall distortion plus a clean channel you can use to create your own sounds
This amp is simple to use there are no suprises
I've only had mine for a couple of monthes , it's holding up well so far
I picked this over other amps because of the tone. Amp is very light for hauling around.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $79.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Bay Tunes
Plays clean or overdrive. Has volume, gain ,tone. Line out jack for CD or tape. Also has headphone jack for silent practice. 10 watt amp with lots of tone.
You can play blues, rock, country. Turn up the volume and it sounds even better. Very clean playing.
Very easy to use. Panel is easy to read.
So far so good. No problems with it.