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Introduce Me to Marshall!

JRDill

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I just ordered my first ever Marshall, a Class 5. I'm super stoked on it and I can't wait to play it! I have a feeling I'm going to become a Marshall nut after this thing, so I'd like to hear your thoughts on Marshall. Also, recommend some other combo amps and heads for me to try out! I'd also like to know a little more for work. I know all about the ones we sell, and the Marshall history, but not as much about anything outside the DSL heads and JVM combos.
 

crunchman

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I like the 18-watts myself, as many of the kits are super-versatile anymore, the VVR(power scaling) allows low volume play like the Badger.
 

Griz

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I just ordered my first ever Marshall, a Class 5. I'm super stoked on it and I can't wait to play it! I have a feeling I'm going to become a Marshall nut after this thing, so I'd like to hear your thoughts on Marshall. Also, recommend some other combo amps and heads for me to try out! I'd also like to know a little more for work. I know all about the ones we sell, and the Marshall history, but not as much about anything outside the DSL heads and JVM combos.
That's a cool little combo, the Class 5. Basic, raw. Just what a Marshall should be, tone-wise. Hope you have many happily crunchy miles of cranking.

Michael Doyle's book The History of Marshall is a recommended read for new Marshall fans.

My favorites, after many years, are the JCM800 2203 and the JMP plexi Super Lead. Very different from each other, but they both sound just like Marshalls. Tough and grindy. The 18 watt and 20 watt amps are also a treat not to be missed.

Have fun. Remember to post clips!

:aok
 

Anna_Laurel

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I just ordered my first ever Marshall, a Class 5. I'm super stoked on it and I can't wait to play it! I have a feeling I'm going to become a Marshall nut after this thing, so I'd like to hear your thoughts on Marshall. Also, recommend some other combo amps and heads for me to try out! I'd also like to know a little more for work. I know all about the ones we sell, and the Marshall history, but not as much about anything outside the DSL heads and JVM combos.
Someday, you'll meet a 2203 which will sweep your ears off their feet
 

JRDill

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Thanks for the info guys! I played on a few at work today just to hear some Marshall tone. First played the the Marshall Haze combo and 15watt head. These were ok. I liked the combo quite a bit, but I couldn't get over the fact that they're made in India. I might pick up a combo some time in the future as I get a great price on them. Then I played through a JVM215C. WOW! I loved EVERYTHING about this amp except the price haha. Anywho, I'm loving getting into the world of Marshall and it seems like I've found a nice place to plug in!
 

PatrickE_FenderADV

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I've been a Fender fan my entire playing life (20+ years) and I'm totally in love with the Class 5. I've been sneaking to Sam Ash to play it often and regularly. I will be pulling the trigger on one as soon as I find a green one and make sure it doesn't have the rattle. I really hope they come out with a Class 10/12 soon.
 
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HowardMusic

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I'm a Fender fan too, and just picked up the Class 5, my first Marshall, and I think it's a really great little amp. It just replaced my 68 drip edge Princeton Reverb in the living room (at least for now). Mine doesn't rattle, but I can't really crank it in my apartment. The cleans sound pretty great to me (at around 3) with a nice sparkle - this surprised me a lot, since I didn't think Marshalls did cleans that great (I had no idea). For crunch, I plug in my headphones, and even though they are headphones, still sounds pretty kick ass. I think you're going to like the Class 5 a lot.
 
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