Marshall MS-2
Marshall MS-2

MS-2, Portable Guitar Amp from Marshall in the Micro Amp series.

moosers 05/20/2009

Marshall MS-2 : moosers's user review


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The Marshall MS-2 is a solid state, extremely small and portable guitar amplifier. It contains only a measly single watt and is powered either by a nine volt battery or a power supply. It has the look of a real Marshall stack and it really does pack a lot of punch for such a small amp. It has a 1/4 inch input in the front of it and the power supply isn't included with the amp.


Using the Marshall MS-2 mini amp is a really easy thing to do as it only has a limited number of parameters. The amp has knobs for volume, tone, and a fixed knob to choose between on, off, or overdrive. It couldn't be any easier to use this amp and anyone with any experience at all with guitar amps will have no troubles at all. Even if you've never seen a guitar amp before, I would bet you could figure it out in a minute. I don't have the manual for the Marshall MS-2, so I can't say how helpful it is or not but the amp is extremely easy to use and you really don't need it if you don't already have it.


The sound of the Marshall MS-2 is surprisingly pretty good considering it only has a single watt of power. Of course it is limited in its use because of its small size, but does have both a pretty good clean and overdrive tone. While its really designed for portable practicing, which is what is really excels in, I've also heard of people using this for recording with good results. I haven't had the chance yet to try it out myself, but it makes sense because of the loud tone you can get in such a small amp. While this won't rival the sound of any larger Marshall amp or otherwise, considering the small size it has a pretty impressive sound.


I've been using the Marshall MS-2 for about three or four years and I've found it to be a great little amp. If you are looking for a cheap, reliable and portable amp to practice with on the go, the Marshall MS-2 is your best bet. It packs a huge sound for a single watt amp and you won't be disappointed unless you are expecting too much. The price is extremely cheap and of all the little amps out there, this is my favorite. If you want a portable amp for practicing, the Marshall MS-2 is a fine choice.