Strap a screamin' stack to your belt!
You can take Marshall tone and vibe with you with the Marshall MS-2 Mini Amp. Classic Marshall grille cloth; crunchy distortion; and plenty of volume for good, clean fun. Controls for overdrive, tone, and vol...
According to PJ Harvey's website, "John and Polly used various Marshall heads for the album. I opted for a Mesa Blue Angel, but sneaked in a cheesy old solid-state Baldwin Professional ("Maniac") and one of those toy Marshall belt-buckle amps ("Working for the Man"). We used Marshall 4x12s in the studio. John's live head is a Marshall JCM 800, while I go with the Blue Angel. John and I both tour with Marshall 2x12 cabinets, which are positioned in front of us, pointing back towards the band. Our bandmates would disagree, but our stage volume is relatively modest." Full article [here](www.pjharvey.net/reviews/review_95-0010-1.html)more
Strap a screamin' stack to your belt!
You can take Marshall tone and vibe with you with the Marshall MS-2 Mini Amp. Classic Marshall grille cloth; crunchy distortion; and plenty of volume for good, clean fun. Controls for overdrive, tone, and volume. Powered by one 9V battery. The Marshall MS-2 Mini Amp includes belt clip and headphone jack. 5-3/4" high.
I love battery powered mini amps in the studio. When I was collecting vintage Marshalls before I got into Vox my dad got me a Marshall mini-stack as a gag gift for xmas. thing is I loved the skronky tones it created thru that tiny speaker. I actually recorded it with a cheap radioshack reporter's microphone from the 70s or 80s a bunch of times for lofi parts in the studio. Mostly other people's music,but that mini-stack and cheap microphone are a recipe for perfect lofi goodness with a little noise-gating and high/low rolloff! Get a mini-stack, its fun to have around. Try putting a wah into it... WOW! Total nastiness!
I know some of you know this, but most of you would think i am joking. Place an sm57 in front of it and listen to the results. This amp can give you a great spacious distortion tone very few amps can deliver.
From walking around the house, to small outdoor playing, this amp works great. Plays much louder than I expected. Packs a punch for its tiny appearance.
This little guy really surprised me when I first plugged it in. Not much for heavy gain, May need a pedal added. And not to mention it does kind of sound like it's coming out of a toilet paper roll if the volume is jacked wide open. May need a pedal added. And not to mention it does kind of sound like it's coming out of a toilet paper roll if the volume is jacked wide open. But definitely the easiest movable amp my own
cons: i wish this amp was louder. we haven't test it on the streets, but i have a feeling it wont do well in noisy environments. the clean channel is sligghtly dirty. this amp doesn't produce bass notes well, at least my ms-2 doesn't. the tone could be a better.
pros: i bought the used at a pawnshop for $6. the overdrive mode will give you sharp/cutting carlos santana like leads. i'm happy with the purchase. it's small, light and you can clip it onto you guitar strap. go for like play at school. if you're looking for a street performance portable amp, i'd say look for better. we haven't played a street performance yet, but we have played it outdoors. it's not that loud while playing outdoors in a quite environment.
It's a mini amp, it's nothing special but it's a neat little novelty thing and nice when you're on the go and just want to practice. It's also good for me because my laptop doesn't have a microphone port, so I can plug my SM58 into the amp and plug the amp into my brother's computer and use my 58 for recordings. It's a weird setup, but it works.