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Any Marshall Class 5 players out there?

Progman

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I want to get the head to go with my new 1960 AV cab with celestion vintage 30's. Tell me about it and your experience with them. Is it loud and does it take pedals well?
 

Space Hammer

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are you a bedroom player or are you going to be doing gigs? what kind of music?

I couldn't imagine gigging one of these - but i'm sure there are guys here that will tell you otherwise. I've demoed a few and would really like a Class 5 for a practice amp
 

Empros

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I have the combo version. It can get pretty loud for home use, I like that it has a switch on the back to switch it down to 1 watt. It kept up with my drummer at practice once but keep in mind, with the volume cranked it's pretty dirty, there isn't a lot of headroom. Not that I mind, I love the crunch on this thing. There are a few sweet spots on the volume dial that just sound magical - especially on a light crunch setting. The combo has 1 10" speaker in it, so I'm sure running the head into a cab would be able to push a bit more volume out of it.

If you're gigging with it, you could always mic it, but you might not be able to hear yourself - I wouldn't recommend it for that. If you're jamming with a drummer every once in a while or playing at home, I think it would get the job done depending on the sound you're looking for.

Now the question of does it take pedals well - it does. But in my opinion, every amp takes pedals well, you just have to find the right pedals that work with it. I usually run it so it has a light crunch, and it takes almost every pedal I've thrown at it. If you're thinking about using this as a clean platform - look elsewhere. Otherwise, I think it's pretty good for the price. It's a solid amp.

It's not my primary amp, but I have one in my room that I'll use every once in a while to change it up from my AC15.
 

Progman

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are you a bedroom player or are you going to be doing gigs? what kind of music?

I couldn't imagine gigging one of these - but i'm sure there are guys here that will tell you otherwise. I've demoed a few and would really like a Class 5 for a practice amp
I would use my Vox AC30 for gigging. I would use my Class 5 for practicing and recording.
 






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