Marshall 5210 [1981-1991] user reviews
If you are not satisfied by the reviews below, feel free to request a user review for this product
- (Originally written by elsy/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
50-watt 2-channel solid-state amp with spring reverb.
- Ultra easy configuration: Master control plus volume control and EQ on each channel (no mid in the clean channel), shared reverb. Just plug in and you'll immediately find a good sound.
- Although it's a solid-state amp, it provides a pure vintage sound that reminds me of an JCM800. The response is not very compressed like on Valvestate amps or new Marshall models. The clean channel sounds very clear and twangy, and it faithfully reproduces the guitar signal. So if you get bad results, just buy a better guitar. I used it with Strat with Lace Sensor pickups and the sound had nothing to envy a Fender amp. With a Les Paul the sound has less twang. The lead channel sounds very vintage: you get a wonderful crunch for British pop, and a great rock distortion for Ramones, Oasis or Telephone. It's simply a great sound! Try it! If you're a heavy/death metal freak or a Marilyn Manson fan, stay away from it or you might break it! And this 5210 is more and morerare on the secondhand market so take good care of it!
- Overall Opinion
- As a summary, it's a very good amp that provides you the great vintage Marshall sound of the 70's. It has been often compared with the JCM800 (it's the same product generation) but I don't think it sounds exactly like a JCM800. It does sound similar, and I'm not the only one saying this. This amp doesn't alter the original guitar signal and it's a real delight how it feels like a tube amp. It's great amp and I wouldn't change it for anything in the world. If I decide to play another music style, I will buy another amp but I will always keep this one. It's getting harder to find it on the secondhand market because people who own it don't want to let go of it. If you ever play it you'll be blown away, especially if you compare it with recent Marshall models. This amp is over 20 years old... Progress is a mysterious thing .
User reviews in other languages
- Transistor, 50 watts, everything has already been said ....
The diagram of the rear connector is explained by a sticker on the rear panel. Otherwise left to right headphone, return (loop), departure (loop), footswitch.
A good old spring reverb, a must.
Speaker: Celestion G12M-70, as well ...
Appearance close JCM 800 tube of good times.
- Simple configuration since there are just 2 channels.
We can go from clean to boost channel with the footswitch, like to control the reverb, then this little box gaff in plastoc (more beefy but fortunately she looks ...)
No hair pulling to find his sound with such classic amp.
- I love it!
I love the clear sound (a paradox for a Marshall?) That adorns the spring reverb royally .... to be honest I tried 2 or 3 tube amps from Fender (and among the most iconic models), hey ben my old Marshall transistor I never found buried next to those ... I would say that tube amps have not been up to my expectations, having been accustomed to the excellence of this transistor.
Moving to boost channel: Depending on the position of knob gain, we move to a clean stained more heat, crunch (better than a chocolate bar), a very british overdrive, distortion and many classic-rock typical grain Marshall. The icing on the cake: you would connect a pedal Bluesbreaker Marshall (first generation) on the effects loop to recolor the sound warmer and it's divine!
Among my three guitars, LAG Roxanne is my suits him best.
Attention is an amp that sounds decidedly classic rock and it is excellent in this area. To sound more modern, it can add a multi-purpose, but it is better to use another amp ... in blues-rock guitar with a Gibson type (humbucker, mahogany set neck) There's something to have fun without the troublemakers lamps.
- Overall Opinion
- I bought secondhand in the early 90's, mine is from 1984.
I renovated last year (changing all the knobs, 2 diodes, transistors 3) to give it a second life for 180 euros. Considering the price of the quote I had hesitated to replace it with an amp modern equivalent, I have tried that dung beside this one, so I do not regret anything and I never release it.
It is excellent in his field, but if you want more modern sounds, you'd better take a modeling amp. What I did by supplementing a small Roland Cube 20-X.
Not the slightest regret, instead of happiness not to be missed out on this sacred number. Marshall is the transistor of the big time, not made in India today that is comparable. If you see one, jump on it! One of the best Marshall
- 50 W transistor marshall very reliable, CONTRARY TO MARSHALL FOR AFTER 1985/86
2 channels: the saturation is very good but less variable than the light settings.
- Good sound: derived from JCM 800
SOLID and simple!
- I have more! and the risk of surprise, I regret having sold!
he accompanied me in all planes of intermittent galleys without complaining and delivering me marshall sound recognizable.
as I do more than group I at all lamps:
a true Hot Rod USA (1999) and a 2 body Peavy classic: it's great of course!
but plans for galleys, huh??
- Overall Opinion
- I have more!
I had everything except the mesa;
and long after it (in comparison with the Marshall M. .. trans now) that I regret it a bit
- Transistor amplifier with 50W Celestion speaker, bought in the 80s. it is powerful enough, even for repeat group. On stage, I think a transplant on the sound system is essential.
2 channels: The first clean, sympatoche, but not quite complete (volume, bass and treble) for the second channel, "Boost" more opportunity (gain, volume, treble, medium, severe). Finally a master section to the overall volume and reverb for channel 2
A pure plastic pedal to switch between real sound and light overdrive sound, and finally at least overdrive, and also to enable or disable the reverb.
- Yes, it's simple, apart from the gaggle input jack on the back, because without registration (if the first right is used to connect the switch) => the user guide can be downloaded at: ) ; return false; "rel =" nofollow "target =" _blank "> http://www.drtube.com/schematics/marshall/jcm800-sc-manual.pdf, ( http://www.drtube.com/schematics/marshall/jcm800-sc-manual.pdf, ) and immediately it becomes much easier!
The sound is really nice against, with a lot of momentum at the clear sound and a nice overdrive sound for the second channel. It recognizes the key of the brand, even for transistors.
A trend, as all the old amps, to sizzle at the pots (dust).
No manual yet bought new!
- I use it again because I had some time ago opted for a software like Guitar Rig, offering a much broader sound variety, but ultimately, nothing can replace a real amp. Very typical Pop / Rock Hard seen for years 70/80 (normal given his age!). The sound is not modern for a penny, but typed "Vintage".
Perfect with a Fender Start or Gibson Les Paul.
- Overall Opinion
- Excellent entry level receiver at the time. I saw on the Internet at very OCCAZ correct. Be careful with the crackling pots, but I think this is a systemic disease with Marshall!
- Not much to add CHARACTERISTICS numres dj. Right: The plastic pedals possde two switches, one for moving the channel clear channel "boost", the other activating or cutting off the spring reverb. In addition we dipose a volume knob for each channel and volume "master".
- If the use of this amp is simple and easy to find the right sound, I find, however, that both channels configuration does not really justify a combo of quality. One channel and a switch to start or to turn the gain (saturation) would have more convenient does my opinion. Indeed, the clean channel suffers from having no rglage of mdiums, essential to work a guitar sound personnel.
The rear jacks are in addition to the connection of the footswitch, one direct output and an input / output cbler an insert effect. This can s'avrer convenient for users of multi-effects.
- The sound of the clean channel is fairly neutral and actually quite IDAL to test the sound of a guitar. That of the other channel is amazingly hot combo for a transistor. It works wonders with my '62 reissue JV Squier Strato (see my review for this thundering guitar), both in the clear (without gain) in its saturated. The grave is well particulirement Defines and treble well without being strident Submitted. This amp also works with a remarkably Lespaul Custom, hot!. on the other hand, with a Gibson SG, I noticed a lgre aggressivit in mdium / high mdium I did not correct russi.
APRS over twenty years of use, the sound was muffled lgrement, but returned in the order by acting on the modrment treble knob.
- Overall Opinion
- It is in all a very versatile amp s'avre handy for home recording. While it is no surprise, it is not really any mtalleux, but it accommodates trs good of all other genres of music that one seeks his own or a saturated complying with rare exceptions prs instrument used. Finally, he shows a nice heat for a transistor amp, and has a worth gold! Total: qualitprix excellent. Also as he plutt sold well, it is not uncommon in OCCAZ 'REPRESENTATIVES, and a great deal less than 300!
- Transistor 50W
2 channels, footswitch
settings comprehensive without being too complex, what great ^ ^
- Very simple configuration, no complaints, excellent without much discussion on the set.
no manual, but no need ...
- Its beautiful, I love, typed very blues rock, classic rock.
played with a Fender strato, it's really the sound I was looking for a clean sound fairly neutral (a good use with a scraper) reverb really not bad and not bad for a distortion that I play (mostly classic rock)
I love the reverb and distortion, the clean pass without problems with my fender, but with my squier is immediately less interesting
- Overall Opinion
- Great, its really good choice again (paid € 200 for OCCAZ)
- Transistor amplifier
2 speakers Celestion GT12-75
- The use is very simple, and the sound is really beautiful.
I have not had mauel with this amp, but it is not ncessaire.
The reverb is deep wish.
With this amp, play sensual. Sounds clear and saturated trs beautiful, round and warm.
- This amp is trs East PForm blues but it's not the guitar.
In other words, it respects the nuances proposed by the microphones.
I use it with a jem 555, roxanne a standard, a special sg, customizes and guitar by me (shadow pickups, T-neck chopper and evolution).
The only guitar that it is not appropriate is my 7 string.
- Overall Opinion
- It's been almost 15 years that I have and I will not change it for anything.
It increased the Valvestate and mgdfx (though the same brand) for the low end in terms of its quality.
If I could, I think I Achteras a deuxime same.