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Item Reviews for: Marshall MA50H Tube Guitar Amplifier Head  -  MAR MA50H LIST

Good amp-Great price
By: Skidoo90 from Silvis IL      Submitted: 1/3/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Very well made cabinet with some weight to it,With its long length its made to sit on a Marshall full size cab.Only issue I had was my LED lights were not working.Took the back off,Snugged up the bulbs and unplugged/replugged back in.They work now.Must have been bumped loose somewhere in shipping. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Been Great!!! I couldn't agree more with the reviewer that said this amp needs a break in period.The more I play through it,The better it sounds.I have 2- 412 cabs,1- is an Acoustic lead and the other I just received yesterday The Marshall M412.The M412 is made especially for the MA series heads.Sounds SO much better through the Marshall cab.This amp is one of those that are not just Plug and Play.Take your time and work with the EQ and Presence,Resonance,Reverb knobs and you will find what your looking for.Other then The LED lights not working as mentioned,NO Problems!!!! General Your general opinion of this product. For the price,Its great!!Pretty much a 3-channel amp with the boost.Only amp with a Crunch balance to seperate Vol/Gain levels of overdrive and boost.The boost does take it into over the top gain.Free 2- button footswitch for Clean/Overdrive and Boost modes.The more I play it the better it sounds.My Jet City HDM has been sitting idle since I bought this. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Great! Take your time and find your tone.It's in there you just have to find it.Give it some breaking in time and it only gets BETTER sounding!! Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Great British Marshall tone.Cleans through this head are unreal for a Marshall.Fender good.The overdive people complain about needs some tweeking to find your tone and the Break in period is important also.The more I play through it the Better it Sounds. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Mine was Perfect,Not a blemish I could find on it.Nice black tolex with black piping.The orange LEDs light up the whole inside of the cabinet and really looks AWESOME. Action How was the action out of the box? Mine gets LOTS of action.Play through it eveyday since I got it.The more ya play through it,The better it sounds!!!!
Great Amp, Great Price!
By: USNavyChiefRet from New Hope, Minnesota, USA      Submitted: 12/14/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? If you know anything about woodworking, and I have a full shop set-up and build many wood projects, you'll know that the use of plywood and what is called "particle board" is really engineered wood. It is used in funiture building and cabinetry to prevent the warping and splitting caused by expansion and contraction due to variations in humidity. Solid wood, whether finished or not, expands and contracts with the seasons. Engineered wood products lessen this expansion and contraction. If you look closely and even the most expensive funiture/cabinets you will find some engineered products used throughout, specifically to prevent splitting and warping of the finished product. This does not cheapen the item it simply makes it able to withstand the rigors of weather changes. Reliability How has it stood up over time? I have only had it a short time but I expect it will withstand the rigors of the changing seasons. General Your general opinion of this product. This is really an "entry" level Marshall amp. That is what Marshall classifies this as yet it performs with excellence. I am amazed at the clean tones from this amp even using an acoustic-electric guitar. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? This is a heavy head. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? From clean and crisp to dark and smooth, this Marshall can produce them all. I was a bit skeptical at first because I didn't have the amp set-up properly to produce that "british" crunch. Once I set the gain and crunch correctly it produced the tones I was looking for, that Marshall clean as well as crunch. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The finish on this amp head is the same as the more expensive Marshall heads. Action How was the action out of the box? Took a while out of the box to get the amp set-up properly but once done it shines with that Marshall tone.
This Amp is Far Better than you think it is.
By: WarriorClass III from Katy, TX, USA      Submitted: 2/1/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? This is a quality amp. I've had this for about six months now and it is very sturdy. I don't know what some of the other reviwers got, but mine is solid as a rock, well built and has the look and feel of quality. This is not a painted box, it has the same cover as the cabinet and all the controls are solid. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Like I said, I've only had this for six months, but I play the heck out of it and it has only gotten better. I like to crank it though, and that's where it really shines. You have to have the volume up at least to half, so if you are playing in your bedroom, this may not be the amp for you. But, if you are playing in a real venue go for it and have some fun. General Your general opinion of this product. When I first got this amp, I was a little disappointed. The sound was not at all what I expected from a Marshall. Once it was broken in, whole new ball game! This amp is everything you'd expect from a high dollar Marshall Amp. Get this one and save a grand. After you break it in, about 20 hours of play time, you will be glad you got this amp! Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? This is a big amp, and it is heavy. The dimensions are the same as the top of the angled 1960AX cabinet in both width and length. Don't think that because it is only 50 watts that it is going to save your muscles. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? I have been able to get any tone I want out of this amp. On the clean channel, I can get any Fender sound I want (and I play both the Strat and the Les Paul through it) and on the over drive I can get that smooth mellow Dicky Betts, or any southern rock, or Santana sound, and on the boost, Eric Clapton, and even Stevie Ray Vaughn. The tones are what you dial in and what you can do with your axe. This amp is only limited by what you can do. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Fit and finish is excellent on this amp, just as good as any top of the line Marshall. Do not hesitate about this at all. This amp is one of the best looking Marshall's out there and the red light inside is really cool looking. Action How was the action out of the box? Out of the box, I was not so impressed. Like I said this amp needs some breaking in time and you need to crank it up for at least the first 20 hours of playing. I did not like the sound of this amp out of the box and really considered returning it. But being the procrastinator that I am, I kept playing with it and adjusting it and finnaly got the Marshall sound I was looking for. But it was not really the adjustments that made the difference in the long run, it was just the breaking in period. After that I really couldn't make it sound bad no matter what settings I dialed in.
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By: Tim from Trenton, Ohio      Submitted: 9/21/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? This amp is made very well. I no issue with it. Reliability How has it stood up over time? I have only had this amp for a short period of time but I have no issue with the reliability General Your general opinion of this product. For the Price you can't beat this line of marshall amps. I switched from a Line 6 spider valve. I don't miss the amp modeling at all. I play rock music so this amp fits the bill well. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? This is great for hard rock, blues, country, whatever you are looking for. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? The sound sounds like a typical marshall Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Look just you would expect a marshall to look. Action How was the action out of the box? It was ready to rock
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