#1
Hi All,

I've had a marshall MS-2C for years, and its finally decided that my playing isn't good enough- and it intermittantly "blips" for want of a better description. the sound cuts out and it makes a blip noise, on then off quite a lot. Sometimes when i switch the amp off and back on, it can be OK for a while. Also the power LED can flash sometimes, othertimes its just off or on, so something is wrong.

I've had the amp apart and cannot see any obvious dry joints / missing connections / loose wires. Also tried a new battery by the way. Does anyone have any ideas?

I use this amp in my living room for when i'm chilling in front of the telly, and it saves me bringing my combo downstairs just for a quick strum.

If I was to replace the tired MS2, does anyone have any reccomendations? I see they still make the MS2 and the MS4, and that orange and fender do little micro amps too. Has anyone tried these, if so what did they think of them?

Has to be a 9V supply, and the MS2 was fine for me, just wondering if any of the others which are on the market now are a better buy.

Thanks in advance all
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#3
a great battery operated effects amp that isnt likely to break, is the roland microcube.
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#4
hmm the microcube is a bit expensive really for what i want. also, ideally, i'd like it to fit in my gigbag too if possible- think theyre a bit on the large side?

smokeys- forgot all about those, thats now on the list and the orange crush is top at the moment as it also has an inbuilt tuner, and would save me ripping my usual tuner off my pedal board.

hmmm decisions decisions........

any advances on the above?
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#5
all the tiny micros are about the same.

so you might as well get the cheapest one and a tuner.
Jenneh

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#6
How about a cheap multi effect pedal with headphones or those small Vox headphone amps? they sound way better than the marshall micro amps, or do you need speakers?
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#7
Don't bother fixing the MS2, it's crap, I have one. What is actually REALLY good for a 9v amp is the Orange Micro Crush. I picked one up on a whim, and it's killer. Decent sound, built in tuner, switchable overdrive, and headphone output. Also, it's an Orange. Need I say more?

Also, they sell them at Hot Topic, so you don't need to order online, just drop by the mall and pick one up for the same price as everywhere else.
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Don't bother fixing the MS2, it's crap, I have one. What is actually REALLY good for a 9v amp is the Orange Micro Crush. I picked one up on a whim, and it's killer. Decent sound, built in tuner, switchable overdrive, and headphone output. Also, it's an Orange. Need I say more?

Also, they sell them at Hot Topic, so you don't need to order online, just drop by the mall and pick one up for the same price as everywhere else.


top man, i do fancy one of those too

could you give me some dimensions? i cant seem to find any on the web
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#10
Sure thing! *breaks out ruler*

approx. 6" wide
approx. 5.5" tall // 6" with feet (they don't come off, but I measured it both ways in case)
approx. 3" deep
By 'approx.' I mean that each measurement is rounded up by about 1/8" to make 'em even. So it's actually a bit smaller than I said, but not noticeably smaller.

I think the speaker is 4" but I can't remember.
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Last edited by Sid McCall at Jun 16, 2008,
#11
Top man- have a virtual e-beer on me buddy, will see if that'll go in my gig bag pocket tomorrow
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#12
Thanks, bro! I hope it fits for ya, it's such a useful little amp. And when you use the line out to a computer, you can ever get decent recorded sounds from it. Good luck!
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#13
I know its been a while, but I've measured it up and it looks like a goer

My regular music store stocks them, so thinking of popping in on my way past on friday. Thanks for the help man
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