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  • Marshall Class 5? Around the house amp.

    Anyone here got one? Played one? Any opinions on it?

    I'm looking for a small amp to have around the house and it seems quite cool for the money. For the same kinda cash, I could get a Spider Valve 2x12 I guess and have fx built in but they seemed to get very mixed reviews...

    Thoughts?

  • #2
    Can't remember if it was Phil or Frets... Hm. One of 'em bought one. And made a thread about it.
    Guitars -> Pedals -> Amp -> Rack -> Rest of the amp

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    • #3
      I'd point you in the direction of a Cornford Harleq...err wait
      Marshall JCM800 2205
      Marshall JMP 2203
      Line 6 DT25 Combo
      Blackstar HT40
      HD147
      POD HD500

      Checkerboard Marshall 4x12 (Blackbacks)
      Mesa 1x12 3/4

      2007 Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded (Suhr Aldrich's)
      Edwards Les Paul Custom (JB/59)
      Ibanez 570EX (BK Cold Sweats)
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      • #4
        http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?t=2644017

        There is the thread made by Phil.
        Guitars -> Pedals -> Amp -> Rack -> Rest of the amp

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        • #5
          I'd point you in the direction of a Cornford Harleq...err wait


          I should probably remove that as I no longer own it

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          • #6
            http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?t=2644017

            There is the thread made by Phil.


            Thanks dude.

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            • #7
              Anyone here got one? Played one? Any opinions on it?

              I'm looking for a small amp to have around the house and it seems quite cool for the money. For the same kinda cash, I could get a Spider Valve 2x12 I guess and have fx built in but they seemed to get very mixed reviews...

              Thoughts?

              I use a Marshall Class 5, and it is killer in the sense that it has a traditional Marshall tone at only 5 watts. The headphone out feature is cool as well. You have options as I actually powered a 4/12 speaker cab with this little guy and it ruled. In comparison to the Spider, well there really is no comparison, as they are two separate animals. The Spider has modeling and built in effects for versatility, but the Class 5 is a real British built Marshall.
              Freddy DeMarco
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              • #8
                IT has no Master Volume, yet bizarrely a headphone out. This is kind of ****************ty since I don't like using headphones. They should have just put a Master volume on it. I might have been interested then. $400 for proper Marshall tone.

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                • #9
                  IT has no Master Volume, yet bizarrely a headphone out. This is kind of ****************ty since I don't like using headphones. They should have just put a Master volume on it. I might have been interested then. $400 for proper Marshall tone.

                  I think the point of the amp is to have a classic Marshall non-master volume amp with low power.
                  Diddlybo
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                  My current amp selection:
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                  • #10
                    Anyone here got one? Played one? Any opinions on it?

                    I'm looking for a small amp to have around the house and it seems quite cool for the money. For the same kinda cash, I could get a Spider Valve 2x12 I guess and have fx built in but they seemed to get very mixed reviews...

                    Thoughts?



                    They're loud. Bloody murder babykicking loud. So loud, in fact, that they're in immense backorder at Marshall due to reengineering them. They were vibrating themselves apart.

                    Get a new one, and the issue's fixed. You're safe. Sounds like an older JCM in a little box.


                    Did I mention how loud they were?
                    Yup. PM inbox is full.

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                    • #11
                      I think the point of the amp is to have a classic Marshall non-master volume amp with low power.


                      Yeah, but 5W is still very loud for a tube amp. The 18w Marshalls are plenty popular, and this won't even be half as loud as that, not close.

                      It's silly since it has a headphone out anyway. That probably has a similar effect to the master volume anyway. There could have even just been a switch to disconnect the power tubes and go straight to the speaker, I think a lot of people mod it like that.

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                      • #12
                        They're loud. Bloody murder babykicking loud. So loud, in fact, that they're in immense backorder at Marshall due to reengineering them. They were vibrating themselves apart.

                        Get a new one, and the issue's fixed. You're safe. Sounds like an older JCM in a little box.


                        Did I mention how loud they were?

                        Loud enough to play with a drummer or do a small room (as in 25 person capacity) gig with a drummer?
                        Diddlybo
                        -----------------------------------------------
                        Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
                        My current amp selection:
                        Carr Slant6V, Allen Accomplice, Rivera R-30 Thirty-twelve, Fender ChampII, Tech21 Trademark 10

                        Good HCAF transactions with hal9000, guitup, Anibas and ARS.

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                        • #13
                          There is a design flaw with the back panel. A quick re cut fixes that. A friend of mine sells a replacement panel if you don't want to wreck the stock one. Changes tone, fullness of volume, opens up the amp.
                          I'm often amazed, but never surprised.

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                          • #14
                            Loud enough to play with a drummer or do a small room (as in 25 person capacity) gig with a drummer?


                            Chill drummer? Aboslutely!

                            Gene Hoglan? Not a chance.
                            Yup. PM inbox is full.

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                            • #15
                              I'm still happy with my HT-5 combo. I'll have to give one of these a chance.
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                              2004 Gibson LP Studio Alpine White
                              1996 Yamaha 121d w/SD screamin deamon
                              2002 Ibanez RG 470 MIJ
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                              Marshall JVM 210h
                              Vox Valvetronix AD15VT
                              Peavey Ultra 60
                              BlackStar HT-5 Combo
                              BlackStar HT-100

                              Cabs
                              Peavey Ultra 412
                              Marshall 1960a
                              Marshall MF280

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