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Marshall MS-2 1-watt Battery-powered Micro Amp - Black Reviews

4.0 stars based on 5 customer reviews
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  • Marko
    from Hollywood, CA March 15, 2017Music Background:
    Pro

    Actually pretty dmn good!

    This little thing actually sounds pretty d*** good for what it is. Play it almost every other night when sitting in front of the TV etc. Took it on a business trip too-so much better than playing dry. Can highly recommend.

  • scott sladek
    from South Carolina March 22, 2014Music Background:
    37 years of jammin'

    mini marshal

    Neat little practice or on the go amp! Goes great with my new Les Paul Chicago Blue!

  • Jim Primiani
    from Sicklerville, NJ February 13, 2015Music Background:
    gigging musician

    Actually really decent

    For the money, and what it's designed to be (A practice amp I guess) this thing is great! For it's size, it's actually loud, and the dirty channel doesn't sound too bad. I was surprised. My son keeps it in his room to practice with, and my wife loved it so much I had to get one for her keyboards so she could practice wherever. You can't beat it for the money.

  • Jay
    from Boston, MA November 18, 2013Music Background:
    semi-pro guitar player.

    Marshall MS-2 1 Watt Battery Black Micro Amp

    For the size of this amp the sound is great, it's not a Marshall half stack but it's not as heavy. The sound is great for a little practice amp, sitting on the couch with the controls right beside you. I would recommend this amp, it's tiny but very portable, it firls in your pocket, briefcase, or suitcase, you just have to carry the guitar obviously, great Christmas or birthday gift.

  • Robert Cox
    from Lufkin, TX May 17, 2015Music Background:
    Playing 14+ years: hard rock/metal/blues

    Mini Monster

    If you're looking for an instantly overdriven sound, the Marshall MS-2 absolutely delivers. The tone is surprisingly good for being made pretty much entirely from plastic, though I couldn't rate it above 3.5/5 mainly because of how easily it breaks up. With just about any electric guitar, setting the volume on the instrument past about 25% and the volume on the MS-2 beyond 9 o'clock, the speaker immediately begins naturally distorting. Along with this, the Overdrive setting doesn't so much put distortion on the preamp signal as just boost the output from maybe 0.75w to a full 1w. Overall, it's not an awful amp, shockingly loud and crunchy with consideration of the dimensions and being powered by a common 9v battery, plus the tone pot is very sensitive, rolling off a lot of treble as you go down past 12 o'clock, but it won't give you the transparency of most amps even in the same price range. I'd call it a decent investment for practicing hard rock licks.

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