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Marshall MA50C Guitar Combo Amplifier (50 Watts, 1x12")

The Marshall MA50C has got Marshall attitude and tone to spare. With 50 watts of power in a compact footprint, the MA50C was built to rock. (5) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Marshall MA50C has been carefully designed by Marshall's Research & Development team using the same basic principles as for all Marshall amps; to create an amplifier that delivers something new and exciting for everyone. By keeping the amplifier simple the Marshall MA50C is able to deliver the benefits of all-valve tone and colour, while maintaining an attractive price tag. What is more, like every Marshall, the MA50C is built to survive 'the road'. So as well as making it the perfect choice for everyone's first all-valve amplifier, the MA50C is the perfect choice for people who want to take their sound on tour. The MA50C offers a valve amp from Marshall that is more accessible than ever before.

Attractive Looks

The aesthetics of the Marshall MA50C have been specially designed to create a look that stands apart from most other amplifiers from Marshall, while still retaining the essence of what people have become familiar with for over 45 years. Two orange LED's illuminate the interior of the MA50C, highlighting the power valves. This effect is visible through the fret cloth where the trusty white script logo is mounted onto a solid piece of transparent Perspex.

Valve Power And Tone Simply Executed

The MA50C is powered using the traditional Marshall mainstays of ECC83 double triode valves in the preamp, and EL34 pentode valves in the power amp. The MA50C's layout and controls are kept simple, allowing you to explore unhindered the full potential of the all-valve tone within. The Marshall MA50C benefits from separate equalization stages for both the Clean channel and Overdrive channel allowing you to optimally adjust each one without compromising the other. An extra benefit has been provided in the form of a valve driven 'Boost' function on the OD channel giving you, for example, a solo boost with more volume and gain. The MA50C also contains a spring reverb for use with all channels within the amp.

Intuitive And Practical In Use

The Marshall MA50C was designed with the flexible control demanded by today's players in mind but with a streamlined feature set to keep it cost effective. Whether in your own home or gigging, setting up the sounds and relative levels is very easy; Starting at the MA50C's Overdrive Channel with the Boost enabled. This mode can deliver the highest gain and offers some real mean Marshall signature grind for effortless soloing or powerful metal riffing. When you are happy with your 'solo' mode then disengage the MA50C's boost to give you your rhythm or crunch sound. The volume and gain of this mode is further controlled by the 'Crunch Balance', (this control does not affect the Boosted mode). The Marshall MA50C's Crunch Balance enables a player to preset the gain/volume difference between their rhythm and solo modes. Finally, the Clean Channel with its own dedicated EQ section can be set to match up with the Overdrive channel.

The Marshall MA50C's supplied footswitch assists live performance by allowing the player to toggle between settings; i.e. Clean to Overdrive, Clean to Boosted Overdrive and Overdrive to Boosted Overdrive ensuring maximum versatility.

Extras

Even though the Marshall MA50C is designed as a no frills all-valve guitar amplifier, Marshall have included a couple of extra features that allow for yet more versatility in this amplifier range, ensuring the MA50C really does offer the best choice.

In addition to the all-valve pre-amp and power amp tone achievable, the MA50C is equipped with an onboard spring reverb tank which allows you to add an extra dimension to your sound. The reverb chosen perfectly compliments the valve tone of the amplifier and using the front panel reverb level control you can dial in how much you need for your own taste.

As well as an outstanding onboard reverb, the Marshall MA50C is equipped with a serial external effects loop for guitarists who want to add effects units into their sound. The nominal level of -10dBV is suited to stomp boxes primarily but not exclusively.

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Specifications
Power Output: 50W

Preamp Valves: 3 x ECC83

Poweramp Valves: 2 x EL34

Channels: 2

Clean Channel controls: Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass

Overdrive Channel controls: Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Gain, Crunch Balance

Master controls: Presence Resonance, Reverb

Overdrive Channel Boost: Yes

Footswitch (supplied) 'Channel Select' / 'Boost': Yes

Serial FX Loop (-10dBV nominal level): Yes

Speaker output options: 8 and 16 Ohms

Internal Speakers: 1 x 12 in. Eminence AX-75
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-877-6863
Customer Reviews
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Sound: This is a great amp... enough power for medium gigs and smaller ones. The tone of clean channel is always the best on Marshall's (no matter what volume level). The overdrive channel seems to sound better louder, with the master volume up more, and the driver volumes down. But I still give it a 10 :) Feature: came with a foot-switch and electricity connector cord (IEC). I bought a cover for it; no big deal. amp has reverb and presence knobs. Ease of Use: the controls are fairly simple. You can set the overdrive & boost levels in channel 2. when in the 'boost' mode, you make the amp as loud as you want it for solos etc...then deactivate the 'boost' so you are in regular overdrive mode, and adjust the first volume knob to where you want the quieter rhythm guitar level to be. so now, you can click in the boost for getting more volume during solos etc... Quality: the quality of this amp seems excellent. very well made. looks cool. easy to carry around etc... Value: for the money, i'd say it's a great value. to get a powerful all tube Marshall amp with 2 channels (with separate EQ sections) for under $800 is reasonable and a good deal. Manufacturer Support: have not used it. The Wow Factor: hist amp is very appealing, for the sound, the portability, the power, and the Marshall brand name/quality factor... Overall: I expect to enjoy this amp for a very long time....get one!
Style of Music: pop,rock,country,funk, artistic
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "SAY WHAT YOU WANNA SAY! THIS IS A MARSHALL AMP!! THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE SIGNATURE MARSHALL SOUND!"
Sound: I truly can afford to buy any amp....but I don't throw away my money as well! I own a Vox AC-15C1 and now after tons of hours of internet research. I came up with the Marshall MA-50C which sounds like and truly has the Marshall all tube sound! I'm not here to put down the JVM or the JCM BUT! this amp is one bad cat! built great it seems! if you don't have the big bang bucks don't worry .... This is a Marshall! the MA series is made in Vietnam under the direction of Marshall R/D in England.... Don't confuse this series with the MG it's far more up on the scale! and as a 30 year professional player I would have no trouble taking it on the road! Feature: Comes with a solid made footswitch and standard manual .. The clean channel is great and the crunch signature Marshall sound is here as well, not a lot of confusing bells and whistles here which is fine with me! It's simple! I use a fender American Telecaster, which works well for me. Ease of Use: I dialed some great sounds in less than 15 minutes .... I'm sure with some little time ...you'll get your sounds pretty easy. The thing I really like about this amp is that it's much simpler than the JVM or the JCM....I just didn't need all those extras. This amp will give you the sound! I don't care what anyone else says! if you can be happy with a great clean channel and the famous Marshall crunch channel? this amp will work well for you! Quality: This amp is made very well in my opinion... I've had mine a short time, but it seems that this is going to be a road worthy amp that should be pretty trouble free! .... I checked out the tubes and speaker and some inside parts in the control panel...really seems to be good quality! forget all that upgrade stuff...perhaps when tubes need to be replaced I may go with some JJ'S but the standard tubes asre great and the speaker A-75 Celestion is fine! Value: I think for 750.00 for a Marshall that gives you this type of sound it's a good value! ....This is Marshall's version of Fenders Hot Rod Deluxe with 10 more watts.. Manufacturer Support: Marshall has good support....just one note! this amp does have a reverb tank up-grade that has been reported, and if your does not have the upgrade Marshall will support you without any charge, should you need one. otherwise this is as solid as any amp!...Don't get hung up on the Made in Vietnam thing...ITS MADE WELL! The Wow Factor: It like like a famous Marshall all the way!! except for the white piping around the grill is black which I really like! and the on and off switch does not light up.. big deal? I can live with it!! Overall: I hope to keep this amp for a long time!! 50 watts of all valve tube is pretty dam loud! BELIEVE ME! this amp will cove small to med gigs fine! this is not a bedroom amp !
Style of Music: British Invasion,Classic Rock
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