Finding the best Marshall amp is easy. All you have to do is look at some of rock’s greatest guitarists and see which Marshall they use. But nevertheless, we are making it easy for you by letting you know which Marshall amps we think are the best. We’re gonna break it down into categories..
Best Marshall Head
The award for best Marshall head goes to the Marshall Plexi Superlead. Used by the greats such as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Eddie Van Halen, this amp is sure to be number 1, quite possibly of any amp ever! The most ideal would be a late 60s’ model. Amp makers such as Metropolis and Germino do a good job at recreating these amps during that era.
Best Marshall Combo
The award for best Marshall combo amp goes to the Marshall Bluesbreaker. This amp is a beast, and was used by Eric Clapton in the early years. Lots of Marshall tone, with transportation being much easier than a half stack.
Best Marshall Cab
The best Marshall cabinet is hard to say, since it depends on the speakers loaded. As for the cab itself, we like the old basketweave and pinstripe cabs. Not easy to find today.. luckily Metro Amps offers both. As for speakers, we like the old pre-rola Celestion Greenbacks. Smooth creamy goodness!
Best Home Marshall Amp
For the lower wattage, home-friendly Marshall amp, the award of course goes to the Marshall Class 5. A great little amp with lots of tone. Half way up the dial gives nice cleans, and cranked gives that signature Marshall rock tone.
Well there you have it, the best Marshall Amps by category.