Marshall JMD501
Marshall JMD501

JMD501, Modelling Combo Guitar Amp from Marshall in the JMD1 series.

yoTrakkz 01/01/2012

Marshall JMD501 : yoTrakkz's user review

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The Marshal JMD 501 is a solid state guitar combo modeling amp. It has a 1/4 inch input and has a ton of parameters for effects and tone control of all types. It has a digital screen that you can save sounds in addition to the vast array of parameters. There is a nice amount of control over your tone, with a lot of effects, making the Line 6 Flextone 3 a versatile guitar amp.


The configuration of the Marshal JMD 501 is pretty easy to follow and it won't take too long to understand what everything does. It does take a little bit of time to figure out how to navigate through the screen, but it is done smartly enough that it won't take too long. It is pretty easy to get a good sound from this amp, but it really depends on what type of sound you are going for, as some of the effects are better than other on this amp. The manual for the Marshal JMD 501 is pretty complete and easy to understand, and it is a good idea to have it around while learning this amp.


Marshal JMD 501 is great for rock music, but will work in almost any setting. The effects range from delays and reverbs to modulation effects, but none of the effects are that impressive to me. This being said, they are usable and it is nice to have so many different types of effects within one amp. It has a great clean tone, but the distortion comes off a bit tinny sounding and I would recommend using a pedal for your overdrive when using this amp.


I've been using Marshal JMD 501 for about a year and I have found it to be a good guitar amp. It isn't the best by any stretch, but it is a reasonably priced option for the intermediate player looking for an amp with effects. It is versatile and is perfect for the player looking to figure out what effects they like to use best. Overall, the Marshal JMD 501 is a nice amplifier, but I wouldn't recommend it for professionals in any situation.