Marshall Origin 5C Combo

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Tube Combo Amp for Electric Guitar

  • Gain boost function
  • Two voicings (Normal, High Treble), which can be mixed steplessly via the tilt control
  • Switchable power reduction for full sound in bedroom volume
  • Channels: 1
  • Power: 5 watts
  • Preamp tubes: 2 x ECC83 (12AX7)
  • Power tubes: 1 x EL84
  • Equipped with: 1x 8" Celestion Eight-15 loudspeaker
  • Controls: Volume - Tilt - Bass - Middle - Treble
  • Switch: Power On / Off - Output Low / High - Gain Boost (Pull Volume)
  • Connections: Input (6.3 mm jack)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 466 x 191 x 369 mm
  • Weight: 9.4 kg
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Further Information

Power 5 W
Speaker size 1x 8"
Power Amp Tubes EL34
Channels 1
Reverb No
External FX Loop Yes
Recording Output No
MIDI Interface No
Connection for External Speaker Yes
Headphone connection No
Footswitch connection Yes
Incl. Footswitch Yes
Weight 9,4 kg

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Awesome low watt tube amp
Vox Lover, 19.08.2020
I love low watt tube amps and this is a worthy addition to the few that I have. It looks like the Blues Breaker in miniature, which is aesthetically very pleasing - a classic Marshall look. And the circuitry seems to be similar to the old Marshall classics; it has that great EL34 tone. It has an FX loop, and comes with a foot pedal with which you can engage the overdrive function (that heats up the preamp stage and gives about a 3dB boost) and the FX loop. Nice. I think it's strange that Thomann mentions neither the FX loop or that it comes with the pedal; those were selling points for me, but I only found that info on other sites that reviewed the amp. As some have pointed out, access to the loop in/outputs, and the extension speaker output are kind of out of the way and not so easily accessible. No biggy, just a little inconvenient. And you'll want to hook it up to a larger speaker, as the Celestion 8" isn't really bad, but sounds a bit boxy and quacky to me. I like a single 12" or a pair of 10s. Anything with 16Ohms is fine. But the 8 is perfect for living room practice. If you're micing the cab, be aware that the speaker is off-center - it's to the left. It's a 5W amp, but can be switched to half a watt. That's brilliant! 5 watts is pretty loud - perfect for practicing and enough for club work if its miced. But the half-watt setting is great if you want it to break up without having the neighbors calling the cops.

The breakup when you push it is very natural. You can get a very nice clean tone, but when you dig in with the pick it will respond immediately, much like an amp with a tube rectifier would. And it has this weird so-called "tilt" knob. As far as I can tell, it's similar to a presence control, like on the old Plexis, but seems to affect the upper mids more than the highs. It doesn't really add "air" but a bit of sparkle around 3 to 4 KHz. Maybe the old presence controls affected the same frequencies, so forgive me if I'm off base here. I had a Plexi, but that was decades ago...

Anyway, for the price, a fraction of what a boutique low-watt tube amp would cost, it's a very worthy amp with lots of tone. And, if I may, Thomann is offering it at about 150 Euros cheaper than some of the competition. So, for me, it was a no-brainer.

I'm very pleased, and surprised at the quality and tone for such a reasonably priced tube amp. No, actually the price is amazing for so much tone and quality.
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Classic Pre-80's Marshall in a small, affordable package.
Mattblues, 01.03.2021
I use this amp as a small practice rig. For comparison I have a Silver Jubilee and a Carvin.

This amp is a one-trick pony, but it does it well. It's a good amp for anyone looking for low gain classic rock/blues/jazz tones coming from the early Marshall era.

Is it a blues breaker alternative? Of course not. But it gets you "the general early marshall sound" for a very low price. The small speaker is not an issue. Plenty of full-range sound in this small box.
The boost is very useful - it can take you to some nice OD places at times. It sounds great at both low and high volumes, and despite being 5W with a small speaker, it's still loud, but not ear-splitting loud. Great for cranking for recording - you won't hurt your ears but you will be able to get a loud Marshall sound.

A very nice practice amp or the perfect choice for someone's first valve amp. Handles pedals really well, too.

It's pretty light and handy, and doesn't seem fragile.
The only issue for me is that I got the wrong power supply for my region, but Thomann kindly helped me with that.

So overall - don't buy it if you're gonna try to tell yourself you're getting a full plexi stack. Buy it if you want a lower-powered classic rock/blues beast for playing at home or practice.
Great first Marshall for anyone.
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Pretty good amp, once you figure it out
DanielG1977, 22.03.2021
There are a lot of mixed reviews about the Origin series, and the 5C seems to get some of the worst reviews overall, but it's actually a pretty cool amp once you know your way around it.

The biggest problem/complaint is that it's very icy/trebly at low volumes, and that the higher 'tilt' settings just makes this worse. Undeniably an issue, and definitely a feature that makes this a poor choice as a stand-alone amp for lower-volume playing.

The trick to the Origin 5C seems to be running the amp at full (or almost full) volume as standard - do this and the sound really thickens up. I've had the most success running the amp with the volume at full and controlling the overall level with a volume/overdrive/distortion between guitar and the amp. Do this and the 'tilt' control become a useful feature rather than something you want to avoid touching.

Taking this into account it's probably not an ideal first amp, but a nice addition to a collection and a good option if you're a pedal user.
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outstanding amp!
Shane k, 23.10.2020
brought this for my Gibson Les Paul Custom and can't believe how good it is for a £200 tube amp. you can get a variety of sounds out of this from jazz to the classic rock sounds of the 60s-70s music. such a vintage look and sound
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