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... read more
Trusted musician and artist reviews for Marshall MS-2 Micro Stack
Based on 17 Reviews
edited almost 4 years ago
it does its thing
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!
Blur's " Wa'oo Waa'oo ! "
Blur's Graham Coxon revealed that the " Wa'oo Waa'oo ! " sound in the refrain of Song 2 came from running their bass guitar through this little thing!!
The song was idly thrown together as a piss take finger up at their record execs but the execs didn't twig; instead they loved it and put it out - The joke backfired when it became a hit! https://youtu.be/OEy5LBHq6OQ?t=415
Amazing recording amp
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.
More for Decoration, still has that Marshall Tone
Exactly what it looks like: Extremely basic micro amplifier. I actually bought it as a desk decoration to sit next to my Funko Pop James Hetfield figurine. (YES; I'M VERY AWARE THAT PAPA HET DOES NOT PLAY THROUGH MARSHALL's) I have plugged it in many times however, and I'm still impressed at the tone it can actually produce. The OD setting leaves something to be desired, but it takes pedals very well; believe it or not. Pretty cool little amp.
Nice portable amp to play your guitar on the go
If you want to practice your guitar skills on the road, or simply do not hate your neighbours enough to blast a real stack of speakers at them at home, then this is something you could givee a go. It does well enough for guitars, not that much for bass guitars, but you cannot expect a really big sound from something the size of a coffee mug.
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
could be louder
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 does what you expect.
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.