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

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

iamqman 05/16/2011

Marshall Class 5 Combo [2009-2010] : iamqman's user review

« Recreating the 60's »

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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


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.


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.


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.