Just as one can expect, micro portable amps don’t generally have a lot to offer in terms of controls. The same applies to the Marshall MS-2 Mini. Going from left to right, we see an input jack for your guitar followed by three knobs. The first one is your volume control. Right next to that, there is a tone knob that serves as a mini EQ of sorts. The last knob is the actually on/off switch but it is also used to toggle between channels. That’s right, you get Marshall’s OD channel even in such a small format. These are the only controls you have to work with. As you can see, it is a simple layout without much clutter at all.
One glance at the MS-2 reveals just how awesome this thing really is. They have designed it in a way that makes it look like a standard Marshall stack, only miniature one. Build quality is on point, which is to be expected from a brand such as Marshall. MS-2 packs a whopping 1 Watt of power. It may not sound like much but that is more than enough power for what this thing was designed to do. As expected, this is a battery operated amp with a headphone jack and a built-in speaker. A single 9V battery will give you enough juice for decent practice sessions, even at higher volumes. MS-2 comes with a belt clip on the back side, making it easy to just hook it to your belt and rock on.