Former design engineer Steve Dawson and product specialist Steve Smith sit down to talk us through the story behind the Class 5 five-watt, all-valve combo in the Marshall Museum in Bletchley, England. Built with 10" Celestion speakers, Dawson explains how he wanted to recreate the sound of a plexi in a 5-watt format to meet customer demand, all while still having the option to reduce the amp to 0.2 watts for those who want to rock out at home.
In this series, From The Museum, we look back at original Marshall amps in our archives and discuss how these amps came to be. Hear them for yourself as product specialist Steve Smith plays these iconic amps that have shaped Marshall Amplification into what is it now. For those who want to be heard.
- Chapters -
00:00 - 00:49 Intro
00:50 - 02:41 Story behind the Class 5
02:42 - 03:22 Amp playthrough
03:23 - 05:08 Specifications (wattage, valves and speakers)
05:09 - 05:27 Amp playthrough
05:28 - 06:12 Built in Bletchley, England
06:13 - 06:29 Amp playthrough
06:30 - 07:20 Ways to play with the Class 5
07:21 - 07:40 Amp playthrough
07:41 - 07:49 Outro