Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by mountain2012, Jan 9, 2011.
Which amp captures the classic Marshall tone the best?
haze.those tubes look a little extra leaky there buddy.
Which captures "the" Marshall sound of EL34 tubes?
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I havent played a Haze, but ya'll know you cant go wrong with a Class 5.
The Haze sounds nothing like a vintage Marshall. They do have a unique "darker" tone then your classic Marshall.
The Class 5 was designed as a "mini-plexi" in terms of tone. It comes VERY close to nailing it and the joy of cranking the amp up full tilt is just incredible.
If you are looking for classic Marshall tone in a downsized package, the C5 is the ticket.
I haven't played both of them (well the C5 for a little bit), but from what I've learned out of the two, the C5 seems to be the best bang-for-your-buck amp, and that's why I plan on getting it to replace my shitty Frontman 25R (don't hate me peeps )
I have a Frontman 25R, and it's been a good amp. Now since I got the C5, I will only use the 25R for the drum machine. The C5 is a killer little unit.
Fender Frontman amps make GREAT little practice PAs. Drum tracks, Loopers, Vocals, etc. Excellent to have as a little practice companion for you jamming to the C5.
Well I'm trying to package it with my Ibanez guitar in a sale so I can pay for this damn amp lol.
That works too!
I don't own either but have played both. My vote would go to the C5.
DSL . . I have a Frontman 65R which I never use. Will the PA thing work with that too? If yes, then 'how to' instructions would be most appreciated . . .
It would work great for that purpose. If I were to use it as a bass amp, I would plug in like normal and use the 1st channel.
For vocals, I would get either a XLR to 1/4" cable or a 1/4" adapter and plug in like normal. In this case I would use channel 2 and use the gain just like you would on a mixer, you don't actually want the vocals to distort. Add reverb to taste and bam!
Now if you want a drum track or if you have a small mixer, this is the cool part. Run that in to PWR IN. That will send your signal straight to the power amp with no preamp processing at all.
Good luck and have fun.
DSL . . Thanks man! I was actually considering getting rid of that amp! I'm sure glad I didn't. I'm going to try that asap.
I tried both. The C5 won't sound like any classic Marshall unless it is turned up, when may be too loud for practice (for a lot of people) and not quite loud enough for band practice (also for a lot of people). I also think it sounds far more like a champ than a plexi with that barky tone. In my opinion, better for 50s blues than classic Marshall.
The Haze OD can be dark with the bright turned off and with humbuckers, but then al lot of what I call classic sounds (at my age, that would be the 60s & 70s) were not as bright as the sound a lot of current amps make. You can still play the classic stuff on them, but it is quite a lot more aggressive sounding. You might be a lot younger than me and think the 90s are classic sounds, where a brighter amp might be more suitable.
Anyway, turned up with a band, I find the Haze 15 to be a perfect band amp. The sound does not get lost like a trebly amp can and you can get any note to feedback without squealing. Taking it back home for evening practice, the sound does not thin out like some other amps do which pleases me.
Just my 0.02 - I'm sure not everyone agrees!
I have the Haze 15 too. I have it plugged to a 1x12 with Celestion V30 and it sounds killer. Add a bit of delay and just go. Plenty loud. At home I'm just at 3 of 10 on the volume and the walls are still shaking. It's got a big punchy bass.
I am also considering both of these amps. I currently have a DSL 401 and am curious how the Class 5 and Haze compare to the DSL. I am assuming that even dimed the Class 5 won't come anywhere near the DSLs OD, but what about the Haze?
Isn't the Haze made in China? What about the Class 5? UK ??
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Haven't played the Haze, but i played the Class 5, all i can say is that's it's a real Monster TONE !
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