#1
So I have been looking around for a relatively cheap battery powered amp, and I was thinking about getting a Roland Microcube, but I found out about the Marshall Mini Amp which is about half it's price, but I can't find very many reviews. Has anyone tried one of these? Are they worth the price or should I just go with the microcube? I tried it in stores and it sounds great, but it's a little larger, and more expensive..
#2
You tend to get what you pay for, the higher the price the better things are.

Most people would say Roland > Marshall's that are cheap, and the reviews i read rate them relatively equal with the Roland having the Edge.

I preferred to not waste the cash on it, i think they're good for what they do etc, but i just cba with them
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Marshall MS-2 and MS-4 are just toys the microcube owns both by some margin
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#5
They sound like crap, but that's par for the course with amps the size of a pack of cigarettes. The only good thing about it is that you can attach it to your belt and walk around with an electric guitar. I did that once at school, played AC/DC riffs over and over. But it really does not sound good.

Microcube is way better.
#7
Yeah, I played one of those, it's absolutely worthless. Get the Cube.
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Jack Black looked really cool dancing around with one on his belt in 'School of Rock,' however, I bet they sound like shit.
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#9
They only sound decent when you turn everything up. You have to crank it.
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The only good thing about it is that you can attach it to your belt and walk around with an electric guitar. I did that once at school, played AC/DC riffs over and over. But it really does not sound good..


Is the microcube small enough to do something similar?
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^ It Comes with a strap so you can carry it over your shoulder
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#12
I have both.

The marshall sucks ass. The cube is amazing for the money.

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#13
I own the MS-4 and it is actually decent if you just need a clean amp to practice with. Try to get any dirt out of the thing and it sounds like butthole.
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Is the microcube small enough to do something similar?

The Microcube is much much bigger, but it's possible with a strap.
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Forking rich kid... look at all the marshall amp heads..


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Forking rich kid... look at all the marshall amp heads..
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Hmmm to slave out my MS-2 is it just taking a cable from the headphone port to the microphone input on my cube?

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^Dunno, signal might be a bit strong for a mic-in. Set the volume on the MS2 low and see what happens.
Yeah, I'm not sure either. I have the MS too, but never tried that with it.
I have run an amp simulator pedal through it and got some nice hotrodded Marshall tones. Sounded good for jamming alone in the backyard and garage.
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#22
Meh I'll experiment, if something blows up ill report back

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#23
My friend was actually endorsed by Marshall and took a shipment of 24 of these, of coarse he doesn't play guitar but he's also sponsored by nintendo and plays gameboys and ds's.
#24
For some reason I own a Marshall mini amp (it was a present :p

I've heard an Orange mini amp and a Danelectro one, both of which sounded better.
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