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I've got the smaller version of this, with just the faux-'head' and top 'cab'. I've had it about 10 years now, having initially bought it primarily because it looked cool! However, I still use mine all the time. It's much more practical than my old practice amp, and actually does go surprisingly loud. OK, not loud enough to play with a band - don't be silly :) - but certainly loud enough to rock along to your CDs at a decent volume.
This thing is compact enough to wear on your belt, and comes with a belt clip attached for this purpose. And because it runs off a single 9V battery, you truly are portable. Its size makes it perfect for taking on holiday with you, and jamming in your hotel room! And because it's got a headphone output, you won't disturb anyone else.
Marshall - or whoever actually makes these, I'm guessing maybe they've just licensed the name - have really thought this one through. As well as tone/volume control, you also have an overdrive channel. And when this is cranked up, you actually get some serious distortion on this bad boy! Again, another reason why this is so portable - no need to plug your DS1 in.
It may look like a gimmick or toy, but trust me, it's a truly useful piece of kit.
If you want a small practice amp so you can just shred away wherever you are, then this is the perfect one for you. From such small piece of kit the sound is immense, not to mention the quality. I play through this with a BC Rich VG-1 when im away from my normal 15 watt amp, and sometimes i forget ive switched to a smaller amp.
It picks up even the most ridiculously high pitched harmonics, which is impressive for such a small amp. It even has an overdrive feature!
I picked this up for around 25 quid off a friend who bought it new, and didnt particularly like it, so i managed to get a decent bargain. It runs off a battery or a DC power supply, which arent included, but easy to obtain, and battery life is very long even with the volume very high.
Overall this mini amp provides mighty results, id happily continue to use it well into the future.
This is a great little AMP, really is something.
It measures just (H) 25CM (W) 13CM and (D) 6.5CM. You can take this around anywhere!
Although it is so small, it actually puts out a fairly high volume, on just s 9V battery (somehow). Now, obviously it's not going to compete with a drum kit! But it certainly is loud enough for practising before going on stage, or in a class room, or just out on the street if you want to irritate people by consistanly playing the Nokia tune on your guitar!
Being a Marshall, it actually gives you a fair sound quality, and even a bit of that marshall tone. Although nothing compared to a full 30W Marshall amp, it certainly isn't bad!
You have a input socket and 9V input if you want it to be powered by mains to the left side, and a output socket to the right. There are 4 controls and a little LED light on the front. From the left, is Gain, Volume, Tone, then ON/OFF switch, with a power LED to the far right, to indicate power on. This also dims if you put it on too loud.
On the back, you have a small stand, to keep the amp up, which is somewhat helpful, and at the bottem back of the device is the 9V battery holder.
On the top there is a completely pointless fake handle, have no idea what the point in this is...
Overall, a pretty good portable amp. If you're looking for a good portable amp, which costs near to nothing, this is perfect!
A full stack in miniture size. Output is 1 Watt. Dimensions: 25cm x 11cm x 6cm.