A Marshall Mini-Me. It's a practice amp. It's only 10 watts. But it can still wake the neighbours when cranked in Boost mode. Sure, you could just as well plug into the latest amp software, but where's the fun in digital when you've got analogue speaker-vibrating sounds at your fingertips?
A perfect, if unlikely, combination with our 1996 Gibson Les Paul Classic Goldtop.
1 x 6" Marshall Park Series Custom
Independent Gain, Contour & Volume
Here's a surprise. Check out some eBay or Reverb listings for this amp and it's posted as a "vintage" Marshall. Well, it is 20 years old, so I guess for many people looking for a practice amp, that makes it vintage.
It's also not the smallest Marshall you can buy. If you want truly dinky, check out the MS2 1W - mini-mini-me. This G10 MKII is 10x the power!
It is of course far from giving you a wall of sound. But for everyday home practice, with or without headphones, this is just perfect. Nice clean solid-state channel, cutting overdrive which, when cranked will give you a lot of fun without needing to add a rack of pedals.
If you haven't got an amp to hand and want something to bring your guitar to life, this is a perfect complement to one of our guitars!
Sources & Links
Marshall Micro Amps: Nothing to be found, so here's the link to Marshall's current range of Micro Amps (they make the G10 MKII look enormous!).
Guitar Beginner HQ's Best Marshall Amps: Widen the net and check out this lovely piece from Guitar Beginner HQ on the history and current best offerings from Marshall (including the not-quite-micro, but pretty mini DSL-1).