Marshall MB15

Marshall MB15 Review

A bit of a different beast from the other bass combo amps we are reviewing today, but included because this is simply the best bass practice amp available.

Even the professional bass players we talked to for this review recommended this small amp, as the sound it produces is truly amazing for such a small device. In addition, even if you own a 300 watt monster of an amp, lugging it backwards and forwards from band practice three times a week can quickly get tiresome, and having a small practice amp like this will ensure you don’t end up with a bad back!

Though Marshall are more often chosen by guitarists, their expertise in building amps really shines through in this bass combo amp. They have taken the same technology they use to produce excellent tones on their guitar amps, and applied them to bass guitar very well. The sounds produced by this amp are clean and crisp, right up to its volume limit!

So if you are looking for your next practice amp, or are just starting with bass guitar and need an amp to start on, you could do much worse than giving this small Marshall amp a go!

Marshall MB15

Even the professional bass players we talked to for this review recommended this small amp, as the sound it produces is truly amazing for such a small device. In addition, even if you own a 300 watt monster of an amp, lugging it backwards and forwards from band practice three times a week can quickly get tiresome, and having a small practice amp like this will ensure you don’t end up with a bad back!

In addition, this amp has several big advantages:

8.5 Total Score
Marshall MB15

Even the professional bass players we talked to for this review recommended this small amp, as the sound it produces is truly amazing for such a small device. In addition, even if you own a 300 watt monster of an amp, lugging it backwards and forwards from band practice three times a week can quickly get tiresome, and having a small practice amp like this will ensure you don’t end up with a bad back!

Durability
9
Design
8.5
PROS
  • It delivers more than enough power for most players. With 15 watts of power, you will not have to worry about being heard in the practice room, and we have even heard of bassists playing gigs with this amp, as long as a decent PA system is available!
  • The build quality of this amp is something else. From the moment you receive this amp, you will be impressed with how solid it feels, and we are confident that it will put up with years of abuse without complaining.
  • The clean sound of this amp is perfect for blues players! That signature Marshall sound is well represented by this amp, which will go incredibly loud with little to no distortion, and even when pushed to its limits the tone stays clean and responsive.
  • The CD input on this amp is also a great feature for beginners. Plug in your phone, put on your favorite track, and play along! The reproduction on this amp is pitch-perfect, and practicing by playing along with your favorite artists is a great way to motivate you to practice more, and to learn skills quickly.
CONS
  • Very few. When you start to play large stadiums filled with thousands of adoring fans, you may need to upgrade to a more powerful amp, but for practice purposes this amp is simply the best available at the moment!
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