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
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.
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
DS_112/11/2009

DS_1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall Class 5 Combo [2009-2010]
All-tube amp
5W
an input connectors for guitar
simple adjustments: 4 buttons (1 volume, 1 bass, 1 middle, 1 treeble)
no effect (but hey, it is added with pedals)

I put him 7/10 for me because it lacks a reverb, and a second channel to easily switcher overdrive / clean

USE

The setup could not be simpler. 4 buttons (1 volume, 1 bass, 1 middle, 1 treeble). One branch, and we play!
The manual provided is worse than useless.

In terms of sound, it's something else: the quality is impeccable, but to get a saturated sound, push the amp in high volumes, and push it all thoroughly lamp can wake the dead. So to play on stage, it's not so bad, but to play in his room, it becomes a problem.
So we must remain on low volumes, but the sound is "clean". To remedy this, I took a BOSS DS-1 distortion. She plays the role of footswitchable clean / distortion. like that, I can play saturated even at low volumes.

so I put a 8/10 because for scratch space (even in the studio, you need a drummer balèze, otherwise we do not hear) who wish to play in full, we had to find a "combined" as mine (connect a pedal overdrive or distortion).

SOUNDS

I play rock, hard rock, blues rock.
This amp is perfect for that.

All-tube amp, so its hot.
But the bass are very important. I leave them at maximum 1, and they are already too present!

I play it with a Gibson SG Standard. This is PERFECT!

In clean, sound is not bad at all (in fact, as stated above, there is almost as clean, except in very high volumes. So better to use an overdrive pedal and / or distortion for a its saturated in low volumes).

And saturated, if we find the right setup, you can find the legendary sound of AC / DC! (I'm a fan)

But be careful! sound good indeed, but very powerful! will be indulgent neighbors.

8/10, for the lack of saturated sound.

NOTICE GLOBAL

I use it for 2 days.

Before, I only played on marshalls MG series (usually 100W). I prefer this one by far, despite the fact that it has no effect and only one channel. Indeed, the lamp is nicer than transistor amps.

the +:

sound quality
design (vintage, beautiful)
ease of use
the price (we do not find many amps of this quality lamp in this price range)

the -:

the lack of effect (reverb basically I only use this effect there)
the only channel that brings clean and saturated
weight (you can not carry it around)

I put an overall score of 8/10, which makes it a very good amp room or rehearsing (but for the stage, it may be limited in terms of power, I do not know if can hold 5W it)

With experience, I would do this choice.
DS_112/11/2009

DS_1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall Class 5 Combo [2009-2010]
All-tube amp
5W
Connectors and input for a guitar
simple settings: 4 buttons (1 volume, 1 bass, 1 middle, 1 treeble)
no effect (but hey, it is added with pedals)

I put my 7 / 10 for me because it lacks reverb, and a second channel switcher to easily overdrive / clean

UTILIZATION

The configuration could not be simpler. 4 buttons (1 volume, 1 bass, 1 middle, 1 treeble). One branch, and we play!
The manual provided is worse than useless.

In terms of sound is something else: the quality is impeccable, but to get a popping sound, push the amp into high volumes, and push this brand lamp base can wake the dead. So to play on stage is not so bad, but to play in his room, it becomes a problem.
We must therefore remain on low volumes, but the sound is "clean." To remedy this, I took a BOSS DS-1 distortion. She plays the role of footswitch clean / distortion. like that, I can play in saturated even at low volumes.

I therefore put 8 / 10, because for the scratch chamber (and even in the studio, you need a drummer balèze, if you do not hear) that wish to play in full, we had to find a "combination" as the mine (plug in a distortion pedal or overdrive).

SOUNDS

I play rock, hard rock, blues and rock.
This amp is perfect for that.

All-tube amp, so its hot.
But the bass is very important. I leave at a maximum, and they are already present too!

I play it with a Gibson SG standard. This is PERFECT!

In clean, sound is not bad at all (indeed as stated above, there is almost as clean, except in very high volumes. So it is better to use an overdrive pedal and / or distortion to get a popping sound in low volumes).

And saturated, if you find the right setup, you can find his legendary AC / DC! (I'm a fan)

But beware! good sound, but very powerful! neighbors will be lenient.

8 / 10, for the lack of distorted sound.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 2 days.

Before, I only played on the Marshall MG series (usually 100W). I prefer this one by far, despite the fact that it has no effect and only one channel. Indeed, the tube sound is much nicer than transistor amplifiers.

the +:

Sound Quality
the design (vintage, beautiful)
ease of use
the price (there are not many tube amp of this quality in this price range)

the -:

the lack of effect (reverb mostly, I only use this one)
the only channel which includes clean and saturated
weight (you can not carry it everywhere)

I put an overall score of 8 / 10, making it a very good amp room or Repeat '(but for the stage, it may be limited in terms of power, I do not know if can take 5W the move)

With experience, I would do this choice.