I have owned my Marshall CODE 50 for over 1 year. My frustrating experience with the speed of bug fixes and feature functionality updates to the CODE Firmware and Gateway software updates is beyond compare of any combination of hardware and software product I have ever used as a consumer. I have been in the hardware and software business for over 30 years and my Marshall CODE has been an exemplar of how to offer a horrible software and hardware consumer experience. When I first bought the product I loved my Marshall CODE 50, then I grew to lament it with the slow firmware and software bug fix releases, functionality updates and poor support for the Mac. I do not blame the engineering organizations responsible for the firmware and software. I blame the management, this just breathes product management and executive management failure. Hey, here’s an idea! Try, giving away less equipment to “musicians” and also charge a bit more for the product and try and channel some of that money for *more* quality software engineering staff and management. Fender does a much better job. I have several Fender Mustangs. It appears Fender might have had a slight mis-step with the latest Fender GT Mustang, but they are rapidly pushing out bug fixes and feature functionality updates like crazy. Also Fender’s social and forum interaction with consumers about firmware and software updates and the release notes are much more transparent and forthcoming. Marshall can do better. Until then, I will be doing my best to steer people clear of this product in person, in forums and social media until this has been rectified.
I use a marshall code25, which I have bought recently for home playing. The problem is , when the guitar is plugged in and the amp switched on I get a lot of buzzing noise. No noise when played.
I have checked the grounding and cables everything, but the noise does not seem to go away
can someone help with some troubleshooting?
Code 50 setting up bluetooth connection and when I use my iphone or ipad to pair the iphone/ipad asks for a 6 figure number to be seen on the code 50. problem nothing shows, have spent ages trying closing down phone ipad amp etc
Does the 100c have the capability to run a second 2x12 cabinet? It surely has enough power since the head is also 100 watts.
I just ordered my CODE 25 but I couldn't find any info about bluetooth playback, only via input jack.
Is that possible? Thanks a lot!
My new CODE-100 2x12 has a prominent digital fizz noise it also crackles, very unpleasant specially when you use tremolo, chorus, delays.
Very noticeable on the decay of the notes, decay of notes crackles.
When you play the low E string unfretted it makes a buzzing noise, this is difficult to forgive in any amp.
Are you guys at Marshall aware of this? should I return the amp?
Someone could help me with some doubts that I have ... I had never connected my hearing aids to my code 50, last night I decided to try some solos playing the tracks of my cel from the gateway player to play the guitar along with the solos of the tracks ... But when I connected and listened to my headphones, the track of my cel played in the code50 sounded perfect on both channels of the headset, however my guitar when it was sounded, it was only heard in the right channel of my hearing aid. ..is this normal? the guitar only sounds on the right channel? or should it also sound on both channels? Is it strange that the track if it is heard and sounds perfect in both channels while I play the guitar and that my guitar is only heard in the right channel?
I appreciate Someone can give me some help, idea or suggestion.
Atte. René Enilver Martz.
Hello. I've lately been having difficultys with my MG50DFX Marshall amp. The problem is, is that the input jack will refuse to make a connection unless I hold the quarter inch jack up. I don't know much about amps and I'm hoping this is a simple fix. I've already taken the amp's motherboard out from the cabinet and taken the piece of plastic off of the top of the jack. I've attempted to bend the 2 metal pieces that make a connection to the male jack down, but to no avail. It still refuses to make sound without me holding the wire up; otherwise, it'll just make feedback. Any ideas?
Hi all, hope someone can help me with this,
got my code 25 Friday, all set up starting making a few presets of my own all hooked up working fine.
been using it this evening. Working fine turned off to grab some food came back and now it won’t connect to the Bluetooth.
My phone keeps showing an error message saying it can’t connect make sure the amp is on and in range. It is and is respectively.
tried all manner of phone first then amp on and off first.
Went out the car and made sure my phone would connect to that and it did fine.
Anyone with any ideas?
i have an iPhone 7+ running iOS 11 and a code 25
like a said was working absolutely fine all weekend.
Do the patches download to your iPhone for use in the gateway? Or do you have to have the USB connected and transfer via laptop to the amp?
Anyone WHO has a take on Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Lenny?
I bought the Code 25. I managed to pair the bluetooth but on app it does not connect. I can see the AMP in app but it cannot connect.
I Have a Samsung Galaxy S8+.
Already updated the firmware.
Unpaired, paired again and I have always the same problem.
How can i proceed to connect the app to the amp?
I’ve used my Code 50 for the first time since updating my iPhone to iOS 11 today, and the Bluetooth connection is dropping every few seconds. I have to close the app, turn Bluetooth off and on and reopen the app. Then it drops again. I never had this problem before updating my iOS.
Has anyone else seen this?
Hi there !
I've got a problem with my amp. I've bought Marshall Code 50 about 6 months ago and I'm playing in a band. When I set the sound I like, there's no problem. But when I turn up the Master and I play for more than 20 minutes, the sound become very ugly: No dynamics, no bass, too high... It's like playing with a simulated amp on a computer with a very bad sound card... And I don't know why..
Is anyone has the same problem ?
Thanks a lot !
Well for some of you this should "make your day"!!! Couldn't resist posting about this!!! Hope you don't mind my "stealing your thunder" Team Marshall!!!
At least one retailer / supplier in the UK received their shipment of both the CODE100C and CODE100H yesterday!!! Unfortunately they did not receive any seperate PEDL-91010 footswitches though (so my problem is not yet solved but, nevertheless, this is good news is it not???). I see that there is a 4 x 12" CODE cab. available as well (for the CODE100H). Nice.
I have also contacted Amazon (UK) and they are contacting Marshall to see when they will receive the amps. and footswitches (and they promised to get back to me today so I will update once I hear from them).
There is also a retailer / supplier in the US that expects to begin shipping tomorrow (29th) apparently.
Unfortunately I'm "up to my ears" in Marshall CODE amps. so I cannot see myself ordering CODE100's anytime soon. But it'd be really great to hear from those of you that do indeed manage to get their hands on them (especially the CODE100H with the 4 x 12" cab.). Let us know what they're like. My bet is that they sound just as good as any 100W valve head / cab. if set up right (I still marvel at the sound of these CODE amps. to be honest i.e. unless you have a REALLY "good ear" or are a "purist" you have to listen pretty darn hard to tell the difference) (if set up correctly of course).
My DSL40C suddenly began a fading out static when the standby switch is enabled, or disabled. Also the volume knobs don't do anything, anymore. The gain knobs increase the volume, but there is really no gain. These problems began suddenly and together. I have new tubes on order. What is the most likely issue?
Is it possible to mod a Marshall Code 50 amp to add an effects loop that allows for running external effects through the power amp stage and bypassing the preamp stage? That is my main complaint of this amp- no effects loop.
Can anyone please share "We Will Rock You" by Queen preset for Code 50 amp?
Hi Support Team!
I am using a
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Device
with Android 7.0
and Gateway App v 1.4.2
to a Marshall Code25 with the latest Firmware Version (as of 25 Sep 2017). The Firmware Update Utility says v 126.96.36.199 N in the bottom left corner.
I was able to use Gateway to control the Code25 until a while ago, I am not entirely certain if it was until the latest Android Update, but have a strong feeling it was until then.
Now I am able to pair the devices, connect via Bluetooth, Stream Audio over the Code, also able to FIND the Code in the Gateway App, but unfortunately I am not able to connect in the Gateway App. When I tap the Code in the Connect Menu, it says "Connecting..." but then nothing happens. It just will not connect.
I tried all your troubleshooting from the website, including Firmware Update, re-installing Gateway, unpairing, forgetting device, re-pairing etc.
I always end up in the "Connect..." mode and am not able to control the Code via Gateway.
I was very happy with amp and experience and really liked the remote function via mobile and Gateway app, even more now I am very disappointed that this bug persists already a few weeks with no App update or firmware update seeming to fix this.
Please try to recreate the bug with the described configuration and please find a solution and release a bugfix/new software version.
Many thanks in advance and kind regards