Marshall Class 5 Combo [2009-2010]
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Marshall Class 5 Combo [2009-2010]

Class 5 Combo [2009-2010], Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Marshall in the Class 5 series.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 20 reviews )
 13 reviews65 %
 5 reviews25 %
 1 user review5 %
 1 user review5 %
Value For Money : Excellent
nickname00909/06/2011

nickname009's review

Marshall Class 5 Combo [2009-2010]
* 5 Watt, 1x10 inch Combo Amplifier
* All-Valve Design with Class A Circuitry
* Powered by 2 x ECC83 Preamp and 1 x EL84 Power Tubes
* Celestion Designed 10 inch Speaker
* Compact Design for Playing out or Staying in

Controls: Volume, treble, mid bass.

This is marshall's response to the low wattage amplifiers out there today. Pretty decent specs, though there are some more versatile ones out there compared to this one, the class 5 is elegant and simple.



UTILIZATION

Quite easy to use.

4 knobs, super easy to deal with. Single channel operation, the volume controls the output and also the amount of gain, as you crank it, it will get slightly dirtier at really high volumes, the natural break up of a 5 watt amp.

There's no other bells and whistles with this one. It's sort of meant to just be a clean or slightly dirty amp for blues/jazz etc.

SOUNDS

The cleans are ok. There is quite a bit of headroom for a 5 watter I wouldn't say it's the cleanest amp out there, after all it is a marshall and they're not exactly known for having the cleanest cleans out there. Though this one is quite loud for a 5 watt and I think it'd be pretty suitable for most gigs. The average guitar player wouldn't do stadium gigs with this but if eq'ed properly and mic'ed up I see no problems with this.

It also takes pedals well, you can throw anything in front of it and get some variety. Cranking it sounds pretty good too surprisingly! It's got that super classic brit rock tone, reminds me of queen for some reason but it sounds pretty good cranked! Throw a boost on top and you'd be on to something, I say!



OVERALL OPINION

Decent blues amp. Takes pedals well, decent cleans. Overall, it's decent. I wouldn't say it's the better low watt amp out there, there are quite a few to choose from that are more versatile, but if you want a classic marshall-esque sound in a smaller, more convenient package and don't need all the bells and whistles that the other companies offer, this would be your go to amp!

iamqman05/16/2011

iamqman's review"Recreating the 60's"

Marshall Class 5 Combo [2009-2010]
This amp is just an absolute beautiful thing! This amp is covered in purple tolex that is so very reminiscent of the 60's. ON the front it has a wheat brown grille cloth on the front that matches the amp so well. This amp is the same tone and features of the black one but with just a better cosmetic look!

Finally Marshall has manufactured an amp that goes back to the roots of what made them one of the best if not the most recognizable amplifier companies in the world.

This class 5 is an astonishing amp that is simple in design and control, but carries a huge classic tone and feel that keeps you interested in the tone.


Marshall Class5 All-tube 1 x 10" Combo Amp Features:

* Power: 5 watts
* Preamp tubes: 2 x ECC83
* Power tubes: 1 x EL84
* Controls: Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass
* Speaker: 1 x 10" 16ohm Celestion G10F-15
* Headphone output
* Extension speaker output



UTILIZATION

Details
Type Tube
Number of Channels 1
Power 5W Class A
Speakers 1 x 10" Celestion G10F-15
No Effects
No Reverb
EQ Treble, Middle, Bass
No Amp Modeling
Number of Tubes 3
Preamp Tubes 2 x ECC83
Power Tubes 1 x EL84
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x Headphone (1/4"), 1 x Speaker
No Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop
Height 16.34"
Width 19.48"
Depth 9.05"
Weight 26.46 lbs.

SOUNDS

Such a simple and easy design. The front top panel has four control knobs that control the volume and the basic EQ of bass, middle, and treble. There isn't a whole lot the user can get confused with.

Just about any guitar you can throw at it you will get a solid classic Marshall tone. I particularly like the amp with a Gibson Les Paul. It seems that the two were made for each other.

With only handling five watts of power you can crank up the volume to get those tubes cooking and get a nice over driven sound.

OVERALL OPINION

This is a great sounding practice amp or light gigging amp. It does have a headphone out for silent practicing in your home or office. So that is a nice feature on a tube amp. It is pretty light for a combo amp weighing in at only 26 lbs. you can basically take it anywhere without much strain on your back.

At new these amps come in at around $400 and on the used market for around $250. I would recommend this amp to anyone who needs a great sounding tube amp in the Marshall/British tone vein.
iamqman05/16/2011

iamqman's review"Nice look!!"

Marshall Class 5 Combo [2009-2010]
The best look out of the class 5 series from Marshall. There are several different version of the same classic amp. The same features and tone as the normal black white salt and pepper grille, but with just a stunning white tolex and salt and pepper grille cloth.

Finally Marshall has manufactured an amp that goes back to the roots of what made them one of the best if not the most recognizable amplifier companies in the world.

This class 5 is an astonishing amp that is simple in design and control, but carries a huge classic tone and feel that keeps you interested in the tone.


Marshall Class5 All-tube 1 x 10" Combo Amp Features:

* Power: 5 watts
* Preamp tubes: 2 x ECC83
* Power tubes: 1 x EL84
* Controls: Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass
* Speaker: 1 x 10" 16ohm Celestion G10F-15
* Headphone output
* Extension speaker output

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Tube
Number of Channels 1
Power 5W Class A
Speakers 1 x 10" Celestion G10F-15
No Effects
No Reverb
EQ Treble, Middle, Bass
No Amp Modeling
Number of Tubes 3
Preamp Tubes 2 x ECC83
Power Tubes 1 x EL84
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x Headphone (1/4"), 1 x Speaker
No Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop
Height 16.34"
Width 19.48"
Depth 9.05"
Weight 26.46 lbs.

SOUNDS

Such a simple and easy design. The front top panel has four control knobs that control the volume and the basic EQ of bass, middle, and treble. There isn't a whole lot the user can get confused with.

Just about any guitar you can throw at it you will get a solid classic Marshall tone. I particularly like the amp with a Gibson Les Paul. It seems that the two were made for each other.

With only handling five watts of power you can crank up the volume to get those tubes cooking and get a nice over driven sound.

OVERALL OPINION

This is a great sounding practice amp or light gigging amp. It does have a headphone out for silent practicing in your home or office. So that is a nice feature on a tube amp. It is pretty light for a combo amp weighing in at only 26 lbs. you can basically take it anywhere without much strain on your back.

At new these amps come in at around $400 and on the used market for around $250. I would recommend this amp to anyone who needs a great sounding tube amp in the Marshall/British tone vein.
iamqman05/16/2011

iamqman's review"Small green machine!"

Marshall Class 5 Combo [2009-2010]
This is the same amp as the black class 5 but just in a sleek green tolex cover with a nice wheat grille cloth. It is a nice look to a classic amp.

Finally Marshall has manufactured an amp that goes back to the roots of what made them one of the best if not the most recognizable amplifier companies in the world.

This class 5 is an astonishing amp that is simple in design and control, but carries a huge classic tone and feel that keeps you interested in the tone.


Marshall Class5 All-tube 1 x 10" Combo Amp Features:

* Power: 5 watts
* Preamp tubes: 2 x ECC83
* Power tubes: 1 x EL84
* Controls: Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass
* Speaker: 1 x 10" 16ohm Celestion G10F-15
* Headphone output
* Extension speaker output

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Tube
Number of Channels 1
Power 5W Class A
Speakers 1 x 10" Celestion G10F-15
No Effects
No Reverb
EQ Treble, Middle, Bass
No Amp Modeling
Number of Tubes 3
Preamp Tubes 2 x ECC83
Power Tubes 1 x EL84
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x Headphone (1/4"), 1 x Speaker
No Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop
Height 16.34"
Width 19.48"
Depth 9.05"
Weight 26.46 lbs.

SOUNDS

Such a simple and easy design. The front top panel has four control knobs that control the volume and the basic EQ of bass, middle, and treble. There isn't a whole lot the user can get confused with.

Just about any guitar you can throw at it you will get a solid classic Marshall tone. I particularly like the amp with a Gibson Les Paul. It seems that the two were made for each other.

With only handling five watts of power you can crank up the volume to get those tubes cooking and get a nice over driven sound.

OVERALL OPINION


This is a great sounding practice amp or light gigging amp. It does have a headphone out for silent practicing in your home or office. So that is a nice feature on a tube amp. It is pretty light for a combo amp weighing in at only 26 lbs. you can basically take it anywhere without much strain on your back.

At new these amps come in at around $400 and on the used market for around $250. I would recommend this amp to anyone who needs a great sounding tube amp in the Marshall/British tone vein.
iamqman05/16/2011

iamqman's review"Classic tone, sexy look!"

Marshall Class 5 Combo [2009-2010]
This is the same amp with the same features and tone of the black class 5 but with just an enhanced look. It has red tolex covering and a bit different grille cloth similar to the older style Marshall cabs from the 60's.


Finally Marshall has manufactured an amp that goes back to the roots of what made them one of the best if not the most recognizable amplifier companies in the world.

This class 5 is an astonishing amp that is simple in design and control, but carries a huge classic tone and feel that keeps you interested in the tone.


Marshall Class5 All-tube 1 x 10" Combo Amp Features:

* Power: 5 watts
* Preamp tubes: 2 x ECC83
* Power tubes: 1 x EL84
* Controls: Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass
* Speaker: 1 x 10" 16ohm Celestion G10F-15
* Headphone output
* Extension speaker output

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Tube
Number of Channels 1
Power 5W Class A
Speakers 1 x 10" Celestion G10F-15
No Effects
No Reverb
EQ Treble, Middle, Bass
No Amp Modeling
Number of Tubes 3
Preamp Tubes 2 x ECC83
Power Tubes 1 x EL84
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x Headphone (1/4"), 1 x Speaker
No Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop
Height 16.34"
Width 19.48"
Depth 9.05"
Weight 26.46 lbs.

SOUNDS


Such a simple and easy design. The front top panel has four control knobs that control the volume and the basic EQ of bass, middle, and treble. There isn't a whole lot the user can get confused with.

Just about any guitar you can throw at it you will get a solid classic Marshall tone. I particularly like the amp with a Gibson Les Paul. It seems that the two were made for each other.

With only handling five watts of power you can crank up the volume to get those tubes cooking and get a nice over driven sound.

OVERALL OPINION


This is a great sounding practice amp or light gigging amp. It does have a headphone out for silent practicing in your home or office. So that is a nice feature on a tube amp. It is pretty light for a combo amp weighing in at only 26 lbs. you can basically take it anywhere without much strain on your back.

At new these amps come in at around $400 and on the used market for around $250. I would recommend this amp to anyone who needs a great sounding tube amp in the Marshall/British tone vein.
iamqman05/16/2011

iamqman's review"Back to its roots"

Marshall Class 5 Combo [2009-2010]
Finally Marshall has manufactured an amp that goes back to the roots of what made them one of the best if not the most recognizable amplifier companies in the world.

This class 5 is an astonishing amp that is simple in design and control, but carries a huge classic tone and feel that keeps you interested in the tone.


Marshall Class5 All-tube 1 x 10" Combo Amp Features:

* Power: 5 watts
* Preamp tubes: 2 x ECC83
* Power tubes: 1 x EL84
* Controls: Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass
* Speaker: 1 x 10" 16ohm Celestion G10F-15
* Headphone output
* Extension speaker output

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Tube
Number of Channels 1
Power 5W Class A
Speakers 1 x 10" Celestion G10F-15
No Effects
No Reverb
EQ Treble, Middle, Bass
No Amp Modeling
Number of Tubes 3
Preamp Tubes 2 x ECC83
Power Tubes 1 x EL84
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x Headphone (1/4"), 1 x Speaker
No Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop
Height 16.34"
Width 19.48"
Depth 9.05"
Weight 26.46 lbs.

SOUNDS

Such a simple and easy design. The front top panel has four control knobs that control the volume and the basic EQ of bass, middle, and treble. There isn't a whole lot the user can get confused with.

Just about any guitar you can throw at it you will get a solid classic Marshall tone. I particularly like the amp with a Gibson Les Paul. It seems that the two were made for each other.

With only handling five watts of power you can crank up the volume to get those tubes cooking and get a nice over driven sound.

OVERALL OPINION

This is a great sounding practice amp or light gigging amp. It does have a headphone out for silent practicing in your home or office. So that is a nice feature on a tube amp. It is pretty light for a combo amp weighing in at only 26 lbs. you can basically take it anywhere without much strain on your back.

At new these amps come in at around $400 and on the used market for around $250. I would recommend this amp to anyone who needs a great sounding tube amp in the Marshall/British tone vein.
bfrete10/18/2014

bfrete's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" blah blah and I remain courteous ..."

Marshall Class 5 Combo [2009-2010]
5 watt all-tube
see general characteristics it is unnecessary to repeat 15 times ..
Wholesale on paper we have a great amp in a range "small power" amp is as beautiful as in the great tradition of vintage marshall is after it's drip pan ..

UTILIZATION

simple but to use son..je not understand the reviews that I read here in droves ..
no gain and master Separate a volume item!

SOUNDS

I've tried both versions, one that had this unbearable vibration and the second version that had cette..vibration unbearable .. yep after an exchange of the amp's tube to sav, the problem persists, return to the second store and sav marshall and then we propose the second version of Exchange, brand new, great !, ok (I say "they mean business in Marshall sav!) except that the amp finally arrived at home, and là..vibrations !! when you push the amp bim! speak now sound ..
for clean sounds, blah, it's very average and if you push the power, no clean sounds because with five watts, crunch it very quickly, and what crunch! very fuzzy, dirty, it dribbles, everything I hate, no vintage grain as we have love in all the 70 albums that made us want to play guitare..y not mind Marshall I find this amp, the overdrive gives the lamps is really dirty, it looks like transo pushed too far, I specified that the sound was the same on both versions, so the hypothesis of a bad series 2 times in a row is discarded. the sound is dark, with a guitar humbuckers treble donf still lack clarity is amazing! simple (strat type) are doing better but hey ..

OVERALL OPINION

for short, in my opinion, it is unnecessary and even foolish to buy such an amp that sounds pretty bad in any case unworthy of the reputation of famous brand at a price "Marshall" if it is to play in his room or repeated, you'll have more fun with a roland cube that offers more features and better sound! yes, I'm not afraid to say since I've owned a cube 30 and it sounds better than class 5 of Sim 'classic stack "(marshall!) it's crazy right?
a board, do not let yourself be fooled by the siren song, take off your blinders and look right and left, are better for a lot cheaper .. I think this amp is designed for beginner guitarists who want " label "for those who want sound look elsewhere or try before, after all we have the right to love the crappy sound is not interdit..cet review is necessarily subjective as all the others but I still think for the proposed price it is reasonable to expect something else.
joejoe6608/06/2013

joejoe66's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great! simply!"

Marshall Class 5 Combo [2009-2010]
In terms of features, they are widely detailed by other opinions.

UTILIZATION

Having bought the amp used (with Audiofanzine way) I did not have the manual, but I think it is of no use! with 4 buttons, volume and three equalizers, nothing more simple, outputs for speakers or headset / earphone! Perfect for any use. Only downside: a very significant vibration at low frequencies when the master reaches 5 for the home studio, it is very annoying ...

SOUNDS

The sound is just beautiful! Warm and bright at the same time, the hp is very well made, with my Mexican Strat (with microphones mounted pickups Klein 53 ', which has the same sound suddenly an American), the record is great, as soon as the master than 4-5! Live (only for small live, because the volume is relatively low, even if for a 5 watt, volume is stunning), with the master of 9 is a killer! Simply. I play mostly in the bridge position because with this amp, it seems that acute microphones make it particularly well. With this kind of amp you can play blues or jazz, or even the rather soft rock (ballad and others) for the hendrix, it will push the master above 5 to find a sufficient gain, otherwise you need an overdrive pedal (I use a Boss SD-1). Note that the bass is very present on this amp (for my taste), which is not a bad thing since there for landing, it is enough to put in the bridge position, or use the three buttons equalization of the beast !

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 1 year now, this is my first tube amp, I bought it after having tested more than a dozen, the marshall class 5 which I immediately liked it!

The value for money seems very good to me. if the volume sounds too low, you can always plug in speakers, or record the sound of the amp with a microphone and plug it into the mixer, a short sale that I do it again without hesitation! !
bdkboss05/14/2012

bdkboss's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" little nervous!"

Marshall Class 5 Combo [2009-2010]
tube amp w 5 basic: an input, 3 band EQ + volume but no master, are weak!, headphone jack and connection for HP Supp.

UTILIZATION

configuration hyper easy! we may not get lost! the manual is very clear and gives good advice to use! marshall sound is present, then provided that we seek, we are happy!

SOUNDS

I have not been disappointed with this amp, is actually what you want! I play with a SD1 and a wah JH1, and while rolling!

OVERALL OPINION

after one year, I must say that apart from the power (this amp is not really suitable for rooms!) is a real marshall, made in GB, and ready to cruncher!
damage to the master nonexistent!
mattcoleclark05/03/2011

mattcoleclark's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Small but sturdy ..."

Marshall Class 5 Combo [2009-2010]
lamp that hard, classic

UTILIZATION

more you turn the knob, the greater the man he has crunch, and even distortion, and it sends the potato.
Still lack a gain ...

SOUNDS

Marshall's is a mess, it's great! The clean is bof, rather than the Vox AC15

OVERALL OPINION

If you do not like a cinderblock in the door of the apartment, it's better to turn to another amp.
on the other hand with an attenuator tubejuice, or otherwise, it's still doable, but a little mess, it is better to be home.

Good value