Reviews and Problems with Marshall Amps Micro Amp Classic MS-2C
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7 March 2011
Summary: Its a lot smaller than I expected but the clue is in the title, micro, so I should not have been surprised. It is quite powerful for its size and runs on a 9v battery so can be used anywhere anytime which is quite nice.
Summary: First things first. Anyone expecting a Marshall stack sound to come from this is living in cloud cuckoo land. The unit provides a faithful reproduction of your guitar's sound and has Volume and Tone Controls. Clean is a dry clean sound and OD is basically Clean x 4 in Volume which forces a crunch sound. The coolest use I have for this is as a desktop iphone speaker.
Summary: I purchased this as something to take when a larger amp is too impractical for travel. It does exactly as advertised, the sound quality is fine and gives good volume for its size. The overdrive doesn't really do a lot when the volume is lower but nothing a set of headphones wont cure to enable you to turn it up. The headphone socket is designed for a larger jack, so requires an adapter if you're going to be using standard 3.5mm jack headphones (i.e. iPod headphones etc).
Summary: This is little more than an amusing toy - an ornament,say, or a gift for your lead guitarist who plays too loud. But it's value as a practice amp is strictly limited - the clean setting gets you volume only a little above that of an unamplified solid guitar, while the overdrive setting sounds like an angry wasp. Neither setting sounds much like any Marshall I've ever heard. And it's cheap and plasticy - mine fell over the first time I used it and hasn't worked since.
Summary: I bought two of these for my boys for their electric guitars and was quite impressed by the sound quality on all but highest of volume.Frankly the volume these produce is more than enough for your average house. I already owned a fender mini unit which cost quite a bit more, but these little units are cheaper and great little performers too. Well worth the money and no need to have a large 10-15Watt practice amp cluttering up the place. Great with effects units.
Summary: I first bought it thinking that it would be good considering that for 10 pounds more you could get a proper amp. It isn't Loud at all. It's actually way to quiet. But soon the Clean setting turns into distortion then distirtion turn horrible muddy sound. It worked but if i were you i would get another amp.
Does what it says on the box, but 'OD' is pretty crude
A. J. Sturgess "Alan Sturgess", amazon.co.uk
11 March 2010
Summary: OK - so we're talking a very mini amp here so it would be silly to expect too much. As long as you don't crank it too high, it does its job well. I find it especially good when used with electro acoustics. It's also OK with electrics, but it doesn't take kindly to being driven too hard. Thus the 'Overdrive' (OD) setting needs careful and judicious use or you end up with a really grating roar that isn't either pleasant or musical.
Summary: The little amp looks much more impressive in the picture on this site. I was disappointed that the DC 9V adapter is not included. And the battery supplied is a mercury battery which is very harmful to the environment and is banned in many countries. This gives me a very bad impression as that suggests that the material used for manufacturing must have been cheap/bad quality.
Good sound and volume but you'll need a stack of batteries
D. A. Carter, amazon.co.uk
19 July 2009
Summary: I bought this product because I'd tried it out before and liked it. It has a nice tone, the overdrive is not too muddy and it fits easily in my bag. Works great but it goes through batteries rapidly (I've had to buy a rechargeable 9v for it) and after about two hours use the overdrive does go horribly muddy and the clean setting sounds like overdrive!
Summary: I got this for a small practice amp. It can just about manage it, but to me it sounds pretty tacky. Plastic construction, plastic sound. In the end I gave it away and bought the Fender '57 mini twin - a little larger (it has 2 speakers) but much better - I use it a lot and the sound is fine for what I want. It's also much nicer build (not plastic!) and more versatile, for just a few pounds more. If your a Marshall freak and want a neat desk ornament, get this one.