It's a very nice little amp this. When buying it, I was comparing it with a peavey microbass, and although they were close, the marshall took it on punch and power. They were about evenly matched for tone and range, but i just wanted the extra power. If it was nicked, I'd probably buy another one, or maybe something a little bigger now that I have more money! I'd really recommend this amp to you, definitely the best practice amp I've ever played.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $100.00 GB pounds (new)
Where Obtained: Sound Control
Reasonably simple amp, 2 inputs (active and passive), Volume and gain controls, 3 band EQ and headphone jack. Delivers plenty of power for playing in my bedroom, even too much if i want:-). I'd imagine it's just solid state, after all it didn't cost very much.
Well, I have an awful squier affinity p-bass, so it doesn't provide the sweetest tone to start with, but having tried other basses thru it, and even another guy's b25, it does provide a very wide-ranging sound. It has plenty of punch on demand, but also a nice clear tone when needed. The EQ does well in setting up nicely for different types of sound. works nicely for rock, punk, jazz, blues, funk and whatever else you fancy.
Couldn't be easier. 3 band EQ is simple enough to figure out on your own, but the manual provides a few suggestions to fit your style. Volume(gain) and master (volume) controls can be altered to make sound cleaner or dirtier as required. Super simple - I like:-)
Well, it's a 25 watt so I'm never gonna play it live, but it stands up to the gruelling conditions of my bedroom! It's hefty enough, I don't see myself breaking it soon. I'll just give it a 5-star anyway as it does the job and I've had no problems so far.
For what this amp is designed for it surpasses it's purpose. Marshall putting the Park label on a 25 watt amp is kinda amusing though. This particular amp was the last one OnCue was stocking so I got it for $85 it normally sells for $200 at OnCue and $170ish on the net. the best $85 dollars I could spend on an amp for sure. So with price considered she gets a 5.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $85.00 (new)
Where Obtained: On-Cue
Three band EQ, gain(labeled volume), master, twin input(one active one passive) and a headphone jack. It pushes 25 watts rms through a 30 watt 10 inch speaker.
This amp is about as decent as you're gonna want to get for a 25 watter. There are better but why pay $400 bucks for an amp you are only going to use to practice by yourself. The sound is absolutely great for a wee little amp but it is not as loud as many 25 watt amps. As for the gain it doesn't do a whole lot so no free distortion here you have to buy a pedal if thats what you want.
5 knobs total here you really can't screw it up.
Ha no sir, there is no playing live with this amp. It is fairly solid though.
Overall a good practice/home. If it was stolen, i'd get the best amp i could afford - if i had the money i'd get a more powerful amp, but not cos this one's inadequete, just cos i like power.
Worth the money in my opinion.
Model Year: 2000
Where Obtained: Sound Gear
It's pretty basic really:
3 band EQ, which is suprisingly versitile
1 volume knob
1 gain knob, which is for some reason labeled "master"
10inch speak 8ohm speaker, 25watts, solid state.
Bad point - no D.I.
I use it with a Legend Jazz bass. I usually play rock bass, though with a little adjusting of the EQ, a good funk sound can be got. It's well suited for a lot of styles because of it's versatile EQ.
With the tone turned up on my bass, if i'm not touching the strings it's a little noisy, but not much, more of a hum.
It remains pretty clean at high volumes, though if u want it to distort, u can crank the bass, lower the tone on ure bass and adjust the gain a bit for a nice effect.
It has huge amounts of gain avalible - you can easily make the bass feedback if you want to, unusual for a small bass amp - impressive though.
It's very easy to use, easier than my friends 30watt Laney, takes a little bit of fiddleing to get your sound, but it's very easy to get different sounds.
It's not a stage amp (well duh, it's 25watts) so it probably won't get very hard treatment, but it seems quite sturdy and it's in perfect condition, even though it's second hand - i couldn't tell it and the new model apart.