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  • Anonymous

    Marshall MG100DFXPublished on 11/26/08 at 08:21
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Marshall MG Series 100DFX is a 100W combo transistor offering some effects.
    It is full of a connection point of view (see description on the Marshall website).
    It does not have the sound quality of a tube amp, it's obvious, but offers a good quality / price ratio for a transistor.
    I dropped my Hughes & Kettner Attax 100 Vintage Series for it. The Attax 100 is a very good combo but definitely not suitable for metal (my favorite style).
    It offers:
    - Clear channel with clean and crunch sounds
    - Overdrive channel with OD1 and OD2 sounds, contour and volume dedicated
    - Effects: delay, chorus, flanger, mix 2 Possible effects, reverb
    - FDD option

    USE

    Very easy to use, everyth…
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    Marshall MG Series 100DFX is a 100W combo transistor offering some effects.
    It is full of a connection point of view (see description on the Marshall website).
    It does not have the sound quality of a tube amp, it's obvious, but offers a good quality / price ratio for a transistor.
    I dropped my Hughes & Kettner Attax 100 Vintage Series for it. The Attax 100 is a very good combo but definitely not suitable for metal (my favorite style).
    It offers:
    - Clear channel with clean and crunch sounds
    - Overdrive channel with OD1 and OD2 sounds, contour and volume dedicated
    - Effects: delay, chorus, flanger, mix 2 Possible effects, reverb
    - FDD option

    USE

    Very easy to use, everything is indicated on the front and is arranged like most combos in its class, especially in terms of channels. Not need the manual.
    The footswitch is all that there is more basic (channel and effect). It could have been more complete (in particular to allow swapping OD1 / OD2).
    Side effects, it is very basic but good enough to interest those who do not need multi-effects: delay or chorus or flanger, reverb more.
    Default: the noise generated by the fan ... It seems to turn on a CPU. Not serious, Marshall, on this one, even if it is not especially annoying for me.

    SOUNDS

    We must keep in mind that it is a "entry". So for me because I served only as "amp apartment" and for small repetitions without battery. No extreme metal distortion, too bad, but less than 400 €, the amp does everything, it does not exist!
    Contrary to what we read about it, we can make the metal that is if you have a scraper adapted to the genre. Do not try to do with death or black.
    I use for my part Lag Rockline MetalMaster.
    I also tried with my electro acoustic Cort MR-730 FX and the result is enough for me.
    Not being a Marshall amp lamps, it does not have the Marshall leg. Me it suits me is the personality of the guitar (and mine incidentally) must take precedence.
    If you have a low-end scratch, do not expect miracles ... no wonder. The test with the copy Stratocaster my brother was not really conclusive!
    I chose this model over its competitors (Peavey particular) as it seemed more versatile.
    In detail:
    - Clean: very well for a transistor Marshall, Peavey much better than in my opinion.
    - Crunch: not possible to control the footswitch, away from delusional volume with the clean, difficult to adjust the gain level ... In short I do not use it.
    - OD1: very nice in a big rock record / heavy rock, pity we can not pass between the OD1 and OD2 from the footswitch.
    - OD2: must not exceed 5 on the gain if it goes into a spin. Lag with my sound heavy metal is the RDV, especially if the FDD is on (it is of interest that OD2). The outline helps well as sending a heavy sound. For use high-volume, low-end guitar or even mid-range avoided.
    I use the amp clean sound and OD2, occasionally in OD1 if the song requires.
    I do not use the crunch and OD2 beyond 5 gain.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I use this amp for about 2 years.
    The "+":
    - Marshall look no surprises but still class
    - Clean finish
    - Robust (I have experienced no technical problems with this amp in 2 years)
    - Meets my size constraints (little room in an apartment), power (neighborhood) and finance (€ 350 only nine!)
    - Clear sound satisfactory for a transistor amp
    - Good distortion OD1 ranging from blues to heavy rock
    - Good OD2 distortion for metal (other extreme) with the FDD system (see "-" all the same)
    - Potentiometer perfect edge
    - Effects: it is a little more friendly which can be handy
    The "-":
    - The fan noise, no annoying but not serious from Marshall
    - The crunch, lousy
    - Distortion OD2, drooling beyond 5 of the gain and high volume
    I tried some competing models (Peavey, Hughes & Kettner ...), which have less value for money and are less versatile in my opinion.
    Its price / quality ratio is, in my opinion, unbeatable in the category (at least late 2006 / early 2007).
    I would do this choice without hesitation.
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  • Anonymous

    Surprisingly good!

    Marshall MG100DFXPublished on 02/01/12 at 03:09
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    USE

    Nothing to say. It is simple and intuitive. Dtail funny, the receiver starts humming the same as a laptop PC. Nothing Gnant.

    SONORITS

    I t forced to use this amp repeats. I expected the sound slurry group but I will most qu'agrablement surprised.
    Well I have not been around the thing, I just rgl to get a good big crunch pchu well. Overdrive channel, OD1, while MIDI and EQ gain too. I have not Switch-on the button that is supposed to emulate the lamps.
    So if the sound as it is quite garish, once a group it is quite another. No evil out of the mix and no volume problem.



    NOTICE GLOBAL

    In terms of style I play punk rock on a telecaster. In all hones…
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    USE

    Nothing to say. It is simple and intuitive. Dtail funny, the receiver starts humming the same as a laptop PC. Nothing Gnant.

    SONORITS

    I t forced to use this amp repeats. I expected the sound slurry group but I will most qu'agrablement surprised.
    Well I have not been around the thing, I just rgl to get a good big crunch pchu well. Overdrive channel, OD1, while MIDI and EQ gain too. I have not Switch-on the button that is supposed to emulate the lamps.
    So if the sound as it is quite garish, once a group it is quite another. No evil out of the mix and no volume problem.



    NOTICE GLOBAL

    In terms of style I play punk rock on a telecaster. In all honesty I think if we had done a blind test he would not t obvious to say that this was a transistor amp. I already had an otherwise rotten with his all-tube heads.
    So I guess for the big Mtal has not be the foot. But for less demanding level music sound he scratched his job very well.
    I will rest in Valvestate and'd never retouch from a transistor amp.
    The same I still feel that there's been a sacred Interim progress of the gear range.
    In short very pleasantly surprised.
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  • alboualbou

    Stain a reputation for Dummies!

    Marshall MG100DFXPublished on 02/14/14 at 09:10
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    The mark in black and gold does not really need to be made, but unfortunately, one wonders why the heiress of Jim Marshall has authorized that puts the logo on this thing.
    So this is a transistor amp with a power of 100W.
    2 available channels: clean and overdrive on each it is possible to switch respectively crunch or more drive. It has a three-band EQ and a gain knob on each channel, and (bonus) a contour knob on the drive channel for a more compressed sound (left) and more open (right recess) .
    There also has various built-in effects that can be selected via a conventional knob that adjusts at the same time the power of the effect (the light chorus sound cascade flanger for example)…
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    The mark in black and gold does not really need to be made, but unfortunately, one wonders why the heiress of Jim Marshall has authorized that puts the logo on this thing.
    So this is a transistor amp with a power of 100W.
    2 available channels: clean and overdrive on each it is possible to switch respectively crunch or more drive. It has a three-band EQ and a gain knob on each channel, and (bonus) a contour knob on the drive channel for a more compressed sound (left) and more open (right recess) .
    There also has various built-in effects that can be selected via a conventional knob that adjusts at the same time the power of the effect (the light chorus sound cascade flanger for example). In order, we chorus / delay, delay alone, one chorus, and flanger. Following what was a knob adjusting the volume of the effect with respect to the overall sound. Finally, a single knob for adjusting reverb. Last two knobs adjust the tone effects, and master volume. A small switch allows the simulation of all the lamps (we'll talk), and finally, two jack inputs allow you to use the amp as a single speaker (in CD) or use other speakers (even headphones ).
    At the rear, an entry for the footswitch and effects loop and another switch that I never touched but that seems slightly boost or attenuate the sound of the pedals in the loop.
    A comprehensive amp level settings, you almost forget about the strength of the product, a real rock! And gold brushed look add ... if only we could stop there ...

    UTILIZATION

    Well as comprehensive general configuration, is fairly simple to use if you have already had to deal with an amp and, otherwise, we quickly understand the effects of knobs and switches on the sound. Not really need a manual, but it can put words to sound change. Practice.
    Although a 100W amp, the power output is not unique when it was known lamps and there is no risk of "real" surprises with the volume above 5/10. The comprehensive features are still a big advantage compared to some competitors.

    SOUNDS

    The problem is that a receiver must still get a sound at the end (it's not a decorative object ^ ^)
    All my idols are placed on Vox and / or Marshall but I have great difficulty understanding how anyone could spend JTM 45 to this "thing"!
    We begin with the clear sound which is pretty good compared to others available. A fairly neutral sound and a little chubby without much noticeable loss of definition. We can add a slight chorus and / or delay, I'm sure he is a good model to start jazz, country, pop ... any style of music that requires a clear sound.
    For more ... saturated sounds (exactly 3: crunch, OD1 and OD2 gain more in reserve). The crunch and OD1, if not pushed too can possibly be deceived at first. But if you push too much gain (any saturation) is despicable! True sound diarrhea! What's coat of arms Marshall try for years and perfectly unusable with single coil pickups as doubles. It's pretty cold even, but the switch simulation lamps to adjust part of the problem, without improving the sound (Christian charity I will not dwell more on the subject. This is a bad c That's it ^ ^)
    The effects themselves are not bad, especially the chorus. In contrast, the small number of settings makes use of delay rather limited.
    You understand that the marshall MG100DFX does not honor his legacy.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used several years in music school in the area without having to own, so I can evaluate it fairly thoroughly. I have used other amps in the same school as a Fender Frontman 15G, not bad for practice and a Mesa Boogie Mark IV (which I always found no ch * er despite its price and " reputation ").
    The MG series is in no way a Marshall but more a parody: they believe that the karma Marshall was a fat and mushy sound with the highest possible gain without compromise, unfortunately for them it is not. On the other hand I like the clear sound that can be heard in the group without exceeding in brightness as other brands.
    On the other hand, the very low price (and a fortiori in hand) often attracts beginners who want to quickly start a band, but I beg you, look elsewhere ^ ^
    For example, I managed to make it sound a Rickenbacker 330 to 1500 € like an old Epiphone LP100 ...
    With the experience I brancherais my live guitar on the mixer xD
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  • -Livingroom--Livingroom-

    A good transistor amp coupled with a reference!

    Marshall MG100DFXPublished on 01/16/14 at 05:42
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    This is a 100 watts amp transistors, connectivity jack, normal. It has two channels (switchable clear in "overdrive" and another saturated switchable very saturated), reverb and a knob that selects a doubled by another (delay, chorus, flanger or chorus diluted) for assaying the effect effect . A button engaging the FDD, I never really understood what it was for, at least in the ear is not obvious in my memories. And two inputs for headphones and spend playbacks. A jack in and roll youth!

    UTILIZATION

    In itself this is quite plug and play, the pedal can change channels without having to fiddle with the amp, which is great. In terms of getting a good sound, it's still a transistor t…
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    This is a 100 watts amp transistors, connectivity jack, normal. It has two channels (switchable clear in "overdrive" and another saturated switchable very saturated), reverb and a knob that selects a doubled by another (delay, chorus, flanger or chorus diluted) for assaying the effect effect . A button engaging the FDD, I never really understood what it was for, at least in the ear is not obvious in my memories. And two inputs for headphones and spend playbacks. A jack in and roll youth!

    UTILIZATION

    In itself this is quite plug and play, the pedal can change channels without having to fiddle with the amp, which is great. In terms of getting a good sound, it's still a transistor therefore without effects, I emmétrais a reserve on it. Fortunately there is an effects loop memory which will stall can be a preamp tube to heat the sound.

    SOUNDS

    The clean sounds are very slammin like a good transistor! However, they lack personality, crunch, it's a bit cold for me, but more defined than porridge that we use saturation! I do not even talk about the 2 saturation is too fat and bee to play something other than hard rock or grind, Contour allows still slightly sculpt the mids and keep a little porridge-like in respect to saturation, opening with punk styles, giving it a good definition if you force too much on the gain. It always lack of heat, but for the price you can not complain. The reverb is good however.

    After my tour in Palestine, where I found myself with this backline, I added to it a ht-boost in the loop, and I managed to pull a good sound. So nothing is lost :)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used it when I started in bands, its strong point is to be indestructible, not to fear transport and blows his weak point is to be transistors and not sound top . I forgot that if you have a drummer who hits hard, it may seem feeble, and the other side is too powerful for use in the apartment (with a "correct" its course). In short, a good amp to start a group, and finger (but not ears) Marshall legend (I now have a JCM 800 and JMP head Superlead MkII so I know whereof I speak at these amps).
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  • DedemetaLeuxDedemetaLeux

    The notice Dede

    Marshall MG100DFXPublished on 01/13/14 at 08:48
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    A transistor amp of power 100Watts.

    Jack input, may have to put a headphone, CD input, an effects loop. :-)

    There are two channels, one clean / crunch and overdrive.
    4 effects, chorus, flanger and tremolo and reverb pretty well.

    UTILIZATION

    For me who is 8 years old guitar is my first Marshall and I find it quite easy to adjust.

    THE manual is clear, the sound is not rough compared to other amp that pushes a dice can he whistles!
    It was easily his beautiful ties.

    SOUNDS

    It should have all styles of music! Month I use more for Hard Rock and Metal should parfaitement.J 'uses a Bc-Rich Special Edition and the sound is beautiful * - *

    OVERALL OPINION

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    A transistor amp of power 100Watts.

    Jack input, may have to put a headphone, CD input, an effects loop. :-)

    There are two channels, one clean / crunch and overdrive.
    4 effects, chorus, flanger and tremolo and reverb pretty well.

    UTILIZATION

    For me who is 8 years old guitar is my first Marshall and I find it quite easy to adjust.

    THE manual is clear, the sound is not rough compared to other amp that pushes a dice can he whistles!
    It was easily his beautiful ties.

    SOUNDS

    It should have all styles of music! Month I use more for Hard Rock and Metal should parfaitement.J 'uses a Bc-Rich Special Edition and the sound is beautiful * - *

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it barely 1 year and so far I have no desire to sell.

    I chose going to see the review on this very site, the positive and negative things of the amp and there as he had bcp positive side I pris.Je is exellent value for money, I ' I had a 110 euro ocass almost new.
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  • XavyXavy

    Great way to see the amps

    Marshall MG100DFXPublished on 11/14/13 at 01:28
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    A transistor amp 100W.

    A jack input, and can put a headphone, CD input, an effects loop.

    Two channels, one clean / crunch and overdrive half.
    4 effects, chorus, flanger and vibrato (the 4th is a chorus + vibrato I think) a reverb.

    UTILIZATION

    Setup is simple, provided we know how to use an amp and an equalizer that is managing the gain.

    THE manual is clear, fairly enough, but trying to use one learns that this amp.

    It easily has a good sound, even if you have to manage a minimum equalization.

    SOUNDS

    I played everything (and anything) on ​​this amp style level, it can adapt to all, without excel anywhere, but enough to be believed.

    I played a typical Ib…
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    A transistor amp 100W.

    A jack input, and can put a headphone, CD input, an effects loop.

    Two channels, one clean / crunch and overdrive half.
    4 effects, chorus, flanger and vibrato (the 4th is a chorus + vibrato I think) a reverb.

    UTILIZATION

    Setup is simple, provided we know how to use an amp and an equalizer that is managing the gain.

    THE manual is clear, fairly enough, but trying to use one learns that this amp.

    It easily has a good sound, even if you have to manage a minimum equalization.

    SOUNDS

    I played everything (and anything) on ​​this amp style level, it can adapt to all, without excel anywhere, but enough to be believed.

    I played a typical Ibanez shred inside a BC Rich base, a Gretsch Electromatic, an electro-acoustic dobro, an acoustic-electric folk, and a lot of other guitar that I have passed through the hands.

    This is an amp that works for all, when you start, it is not limited to one style, and can deal with almost any credible sound (not necessarily always compelling, but not inappropriate).

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used it for about 8 years, I sold it to a beginner to apsser on tube amps.

    I took the advice of the store clerk (usually I do not do that kind of thing), and it was pretty good. I struggled to understand how alone walked EQ, different overdrives above effects, but once it all integrated (within 3-4 years), I came out that I wanted this amp.

    I liked its versatility, able to adapt to any style, it is very convenient when you are looking for musical color level. His power also, as in an apartment in a group on stage I never had to exceed half of the master.

    Level value for the use that I made, it's great to start from 0 I remake the same choice.
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  • azertyvinceazertyvince

    Marshall MG100DFXPublished on 08/01/13 at 05:43
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    Nothing to add.

    UTILIZATION

    Nothing to add.

    SOUNDS

    Then I tried several times this amp music store.
    The sound is quite unworthy of the brand.

    At first I thought the sound came from rotten inserts digital effects.
    So I disabled all digital effects and well it was a little better, but the sound still sounded synthetic.
    Bizarre, because the base there is a transistor amp.

    Compared to my Valvestate 8080, there is clearly far behind.
    Yet at the time the Valvestate was just the equivalent range in Marshall.

    To believe that most advance technology and most manufacturers take us out of low quality junk.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Enough said.
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    Nothing to add.

    UTILIZATION

    Nothing to add.

    SOUNDS

    Then I tried several times this amp music store.
    The sound is quite unworthy of the brand.

    At first I thought the sound came from rotten inserts digital effects.
    So I disabled all digital effects and well it was a little better, but the sound still sounded synthetic.
    Bizarre, because the base there is a transistor amp.

    Compared to my Valvestate 8080, there is clearly far behind.
    Yet at the time the Valvestate was just the equivalent range in Marshall.

    To believe that most advance technology and most manufacturers take us out of low quality junk.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Enough said.
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  • cyrildetgcyrildetg

    good but ...

    Marshall MG100DFXPublished on 10/02/12 at 12:19
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    What type of transistor amplification

    What connection? just jack (guitar connector)

    What is the power delivered? 100W

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is it simple? but yes. missing a button at the bottom to clear past the crunch.

    SOUNDS

    Is it your style of music? yes

    What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "bold", ....)? too much treble in medium low light
    and distortion 7M B 3 A 5.3 contour 4 ... (for volumes I fit in places


    If you want to make just a BIBE nn, c plus style AC / DC and strong blues-rock. not too hard tipe metal that straightens bald.

    With what (s) guitar gibson sg 2002, in my pedal set I in the order of entry g…
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    What type of transistor amplification

    What connection? just jack (guitar connector)

    What is the power delivered? 100W

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is it simple? but yes. missing a button at the bottom to clear past the crunch.

    SOUNDS

    Is it your style of music? yes

    What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "bold", ....)? too much treble in medium low light
    and distortion 7M B 3 A 5.3 contour 4 ... (for volumes I fit in places


    If you want to make just a BIBE nn, c plus style AC / DC and strong blues-rock. not too hard tipe metal that straightens bald.

    With what (s) guitar gibson sg 2002, in my pedal set I in the order of entry guitar amp I have: Ibanez DS7 ditto, I go through a bump delay dd-3, returned in a chorus ibanez tc-7, to finish in a pedal boss tu-3 ... voila)

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you been using? 2 years

    Did you try many other models before buying it? not
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  • fdeyfdey

    TT Good versatile material.

    Marshall MG100DFXPublished on 05/08/12 at 03:44
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    APC 100W transistor amp.

    UTILIZATION

    The "fdd" can be a warmer sound that approximates the lamps. Base effects are present.

    SOUNDS

    TTB versatile amp for many styles of music. Versatile sound but beware, in the end, it's still mics and guitar to make a difference to listen!

    OVERALL OPINION

    My first amp recommended by "The Garage" Rouen (where does LBS). APC gear to start and operate the world of his electric guitar becomes very complex today with multi-effects pedals.
  • LarogeroLarogero

    Marshall MG100DFXPublished on 04/30/12 at 06:00
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    Characteristics have already been mentioned. This is a normal transistor combo with everything you need, sufficient connectivity and a series of mediocre integrated effects.

    This is supposed to be a 100W.

    Before continuing, let me not being too critical transistor amps. There are very good (for example the famous roland jc50), and most pedals overdrive / distortion / fuzz are generally worshiped transistor.

    UTILIZATION

    Setup is simple, but impractical. There is an absurd volume difference between channels, it takes a long look before adjusting the sound.

    The difficulty of adjusting the sound is very painful and makes the amp almost unusable as a group. Lambda beginner gu…
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    Characteristics have already been mentioned. This is a normal transistor combo with everything you need, sufficient connectivity and a series of mediocre integrated effects.

    This is supposed to be a 100W.

    Before continuing, let me not being too critical transistor amps. There are very good (for example the famous roland jc50), and most pedals overdrive / distortion / fuzz are generally worshiped transistor.

    UTILIZATION

    Setup is simple, but impractical. There is an absurd volume difference between channels, it takes a long look before adjusting the sound.

    The difficulty of adjusting the sound is very painful and makes the amp almost unusable as a group. Lambda beginner guitarist who does not get along in the mix will quickly abandon the EQ too painful and simply increase the volume of the amp. Bad idea.

    The amp is heavy and difficult to move. In addition, the plastic handle contains a metal blade, which after a few months of wear, will be happy to hack your little fingers on each transport.

    SOUNDS

    I believe it not suitable for any style of music. It is supposed to be typed hard rock, but the loadings are filthy, the sound does not penetrate the mix, there is no dynamic, ...

    What kinds of sounds? In short: no depth. In full, a dry sound in the treble and mushy in the bass. In short, the opposite of what I want.

    I played this amp with a telecaster and a les paul. The Telecaster is a great guitar. In both cases, I found his way when I played alone. And out of the mix group, only the telecaster pulls out of the game coming out his trump "bridge pickup shrill".

    And more ...

    What are the sounds you prefer? No

    0 I do not because I played worse: 15W marshall of the same range, and even worse, a stagg amp travel.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The "amp" is a typical gotcha. We do believe that the young beginner can have a Marshall (tatataaa), and "sound" of legend that has shaped the rock for a price "honest", he needs 100W for group play (although no, really it is not necessary promised). But in fact, the amp that buys young beginner is simply a dung with its lamentable.

    I tried many other models? I am not a connoisseur, but I'm not deaf either. This amp is bad, and this is one of the worst quality reports / price that I know. The buyer pays the foremost brand.

    I insist! As a group, this amp is UNUSABLE!

    I do not recommend this amp to anyone. If you're new, you're not sure what to choose, you're on a budget, buy a modeling amp.
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  • MGR/HarriganMGR/Harrigan

    Marshall MG100DFX

    Marshall MG100DFXPublished on 12/22/08 at 15:00
    This is the 100 watt combo amp with a 12 inch speaker. There are 2 primary channels that include clean and overdrive one and two. There are also tone controls, and a contour control that Marshall is famous for. There is also a line out and headphone jack. There are also some built in effects such as chorus, delay, flange and reverb.

    I paid a little over $450 on zzounds.com for this amp. I had gotten a new Ibanez electric guitar for my birthday and some extra bucks from other relatives that I decided to put towards an amp. A buddy of mine told me that a Marshall solid state amp would be a nice pairing for the Ibanez for the type of music I like to play, so I spent some time playing the Mars…
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    This is the 100 watt combo amp with a 12 inch speaker. There are 2 primary channels that include clean and overdrive one and two. There are also tone controls, and a contour control that Marshall is famous for. There is also a line out and headphone jack. There are also some built in effects such as chorus, delay, flange and reverb.

    I paid a little over $450 on zzounds.com for this amp. I had gotten a new Ibanez electric guitar for my birthday and some extra bucks from other relatives that I decided to put towards an amp. A buddy of mine told me that a Marshall solid state amp would be a nice pairing for the Ibanez for the type of music I like to play, so I spent some time playing the Marshall combo amps in local guitar stores, before settling on the MG100DFX. I then went online to find the best price and ordered it.

    Love the power and that Marshall tone. Even though this is only a 100 watt amp with a 12 inch speaker (Eminence) - it cranks! I could definitely use this amp for garage band jams and small gigs. I also like the fact that it comes with a footswitch so you don't have to go out and buy one and spend additional dough. It's pretty cool that they included onboard effects into the package. The amp just looks sweet too. That familiar Marshall logo is emblazoned across the front of the black speaker cover and it just reeks of heavy metal and hard rock. If you're into these genres of music, there's nothing other than a real Marshall amp for getting that tone you love.

    The effects are a little generic. While it's nice that they are included, you will definitely want more flexibility and will probably want to get your own pedalboard anyway or multi-effects processor. I wish these amp manufacturers would just focus on producing great amps and skip the onboard effects. On some models it's nice, but I would have rather them gone with a better speaker or a few more watts before spending the money to build in onboard effects that I probably won't use that much anyway. Other than that, I really don't have any other gripes.

    I've owned two Marshall amps in the past and have to say that I keep coming back to them for a reason - top quality, great sound, and built like a brick $hithouse. No complaints in the construction and quality section is what I'm saying if you haven't figured it out by now. :)

    Overall, for about 450 bones I'm pretty darn pleased. Some folks may think that's expensive, especially considering you can almost get a Crate amp and stack seperates or some other brands for just a little more. Why not save up the extra and go for that? Well, I wanted Marshall and it was worth it to me to spend the extra dough. Plus, this amp cranks like a half stack, seriously, you won't believe it. I rarely take it over 3 or 4, unless of course I'm showing it off to some friends and then I jack it up. Overall, very pleased. Not the cheapest, but money doesn't factor in that much when you know exactly what you want.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/Natonial ContravisMGR/Natonial Contravis

    Marshall 100 DFX Combo

    Marshall MG100DFXPublished on 01/02/05 at 15:00
    I bought this amp off www.merchantcitymusic.co.uk for 225 pounds (plus 6 pounds delivery). I bought it because i needed a more powerful amp than my fender 15 watt frontman beginner amp as i was progressing past beginner level. I thought this was a great price as i knew the rrp price was 300.

    I like how many different sounds you can pull out of this amplifier, how you can change from clean/crunch to OD1/OD2 with a tap of the button that comes on the free foot pedal. It sounds pretty cool to have an intro on crunch then crank up the distortion after the inro, that is what im doing most. I am really enjoying the digital effects (DFX), they sound really good so i have no need to buy any effect…
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    I bought this amp off www.merchantcitymusic.co.uk for 225 pounds (plus 6 pounds delivery). I bought it because i needed a more powerful amp than my fender 15 watt frontman beginner amp as i was progressing past beginner level. I thought this was a great price as i knew the rrp price was 300.

    I like how many different sounds you can pull out of this amplifier, how you can change from clean/crunch to OD1/OD2 with a tap of the button that comes on the free foot pedal. It sounds pretty cool to have an intro on crunch then crank up the distortion after the inro, that is what im doing most. I am really enjoying the digital effects (DFX), they sound really good so i have no need to buy any effects pedals. You can also switch these on or off with the footpedal.

    I think the OD1 and OD2 distortions are overrated, people say OD2 is insane and very modern, but i found it to be nothing exeptionally special. It is quite hard to get the DFX exactly how you want it as there is only one button that controls most of them, and they are rather squashed together so it takes some fine 'tuning' to get the sound you want.

    Generally the construction of this amp is very solid. The body is made of tough molded plastic, i was rather disapointed to find this out, i thought it would be wood with a plastic coating. Even my 15 watt amp is made of wood. The corner gaurds are plastic, i think it would be better if they were metal. The handle feels secure and doesnt feel like it will break when i lift it (unlike my back!). The knobs feel very good quality and would not come off unless you gave them some serious tugging. The back of the amp is wooden, but it is rough and i would of thought Marshall, with such a high reputation, would of put a finish on it.

    Overall i would say the the amp combines style, great sound, quality and build which makes it a very good amp for amateur players. It is in the price range of an amateur player as well. It is perfect for pracacing and definitely good enough for gigging as well.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/Richard de LlanoMGR/Richard de Llano

    Marshall MG100DFX

    Marshall MG100DFXPublished on 09/26/04 at 15:00
    I purchased this amp for $395 at Guitar Center. (Whenever you go to a dealer, always haggle! You will defintely get a lower price!) I purchased it to practice with my band and to play shows (which is not going to happen any time soon).

    The unit is small, not so heavy, and very versatile! The tone is incredible, especially with distortion pedals. You can hear every note clearly with the OD2 on. And it can get loud! Although it can generate an onslaught of feedback; it's nothing that a good noise limiter can't handle (like the Boss NS-2 Noise Limiter). And when you hook it up to a 4x12 cab, prepare to melt! The tone becomes even sweeter! The amp actually gets louder! It's perfect for nu-meta…
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    I purchased this amp for $395 at Guitar Center. (Whenever you go to a dealer, always haggle! You will defintely get a lower price!) I purchased it to practice with my band and to play shows (which is not going to happen any time soon).

    The unit is small, not so heavy, and very versatile! The tone is incredible, especially with distortion pedals. You can hear every note clearly with the OD2 on. And it can get loud! Although it can generate an onslaught of feedback; it's nothing that a good noise limiter can't handle (like the Boss NS-2 Noise Limiter). And when you hook it up to a 4x12 cab, prepare to melt! The tone becomes even sweeter! The amp actually gets louder! It's perfect for nu-metal, metal, hardcore, punk, blues, jazz, etc. You can get just about any sound out of this great little amp.

    Now, there are a lot of great things about this amp, but there are also quite a few bad things... For one, if you put the volume knobs too high, you can already start to hear the sound quality deteriorate (which can be fixed with a 4x12 cab, and a noise limiter). Secondly, the reverb channel cannot be switched via the foot switcher, which is kind of a pain. Also, you can only hook it up to one cab... The MGHDFX head has outputs for 2 cabs. Last but not least... It can be very unreliable. Read on...

    Like you may have already read, the amp will give out on you eventually. For me, it was about 4 months in when the fan started to make a "buzzing" sound. It faded out after a while, but it got worse as the next 2 months progressed. Eventually, the fan would completely stop (it wouldn't spin any more), and the sound on the amp would constantly die out. I haven't had a chance to take it back to the store yet, but I'm sure that the next fan I get will die out, too. I wouldn't recommend using this amp for shows (unless it's new, or has been recently fixed).

    Bottom line: This amp is great. It sounds amazing for the price you would pay, and hooking it up to a 4x12 cab is pure extacy. It might eventually break a few months after you purchased it... But that's okay. Just get it fixed. It'll be worth it. If you want to use it for shows, I'd recommend getting the half-stack (MG100HDFX head and MG Series 4x12 Cab). I'm giving it a 4 because of the problems this amp is givin' me. Oh, and it sounds a LOT better than the Line 6 Spider II :)

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/JaredMGR/Jared

    Marshall MG100DFX

    Marshall MG100DFXPublished on 09/15/04 at 15:00
    I bought this amp new at musiciansfriend.com, and paid $425.

    Ok, Marshall amps are no doubt the best amplifiers for rock music. I like that this amp has a solid 100 watts, and that great marhsall sound. It's got built in effects like reverb, delay, chorus, and flange, which elimintes the need to buy expensive guitar pedals.

    There's a little bit of feedback at very high volumes.

    This amp weighs 65 pounds, and is rock solid and extremely durable. I've gigged with this amp and it still plays like new. Some of the features include:

    * 100W
    * 12" speaker
    * 2 channels (footswitchable)
    * Digital effects including reverb, delay, chorus, and flange
    * FDD (Frequency D…
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    I bought this amp new at musiciansfriend.com, and paid $425.

    Ok, Marshall amps are no doubt the best amplifiers for rock music. I like that this amp has a solid 100 watts, and that great marhsall sound. It's got built in effects like reverb, delay, chorus, and flange, which elimintes the need to buy expensive guitar pedals.

    There's a little bit of feedback at very high volumes.

    This amp weighs 65 pounds, and is rock solid and extremely durable. I've gigged with this amp and it still plays like new. Some of the features include:

    * 100W
    * 12" speaker
    * 2 channels (footswitchable)
    * Digital effects including reverb, delay, chorus, and flange
    * FDD (Frequency Dependent Dampening)
    * CD ins, plus emulated line out, and emulated headphone jacks
    * 22-1/2"W x 18"H x 11"D

    You don't need me to tell you to go and buy this amp, it's the top of the line and the best you're gonna get for your money. With all the different settings, this is the amp for all types of musicians.

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  • MGR/samuel hendrixMGR/samuel hendrix

    Marshall MG100DFX

    Marshall MG100DFXPublished on 08/08/04 at 15:00
    I bought this at a local music store, Hyde Music (MIddletown, RI), I traded my MG30DFX in exchange for this with a 300 dollar difference. Basically, I payed 300 dollars. I debated whether I should've gotten the 50 watt or 100 watt, so I tried both and the 50 watt barely made a difference for 100 bucks more than the 30 watt. The 100 watt is much louder, works like it should and I can hear myself playing when drums play with me, when the 50 watt has to work harder than it should to become louder, as well as put up on a chair or something to make it easier to hear, when the 100 watt does not need that.

    My favorite part is the price. There is a 100 dollar difference between the MG30DFX and the…
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    I bought this at a local music store, Hyde Music (MIddletown, RI), I traded my MG30DFX in exchange for this with a 300 dollar difference. Basically, I payed 300 dollars. I debated whether I should've gotten the 50 watt or 100 watt, so I tried both and the 50 watt barely made a difference for 100 bucks more than the 30 watt. The 100 watt is much louder, works like it should and I can hear myself playing when drums play with me, when the 50 watt has to work harder than it should to become louder, as well as put up on a chair or something to make it easier to hear, when the 100 watt does not need that.

    My favorite part is the price. There is a 100 dollar difference between the MG30DFX and the MG50DFX, but only a 20 watt difference, but there is only a 75 dollar difference between the MG50DFX and the MG100DFX, with an amazing 50 watt difference! 100 watts from a marshall with many effects and only 425 bucks is a deal. I like how this amp is so loud, I barely have to turn up the master volume to 2 when I'm practicing. When I'm jamming with drums and other guitars and bass, I won't go past 8 on the master volume to hear myself! When on the 50 watt I have to crank it to 10 and there's all that buzz and I've gotta use a chair to stand it and all. This amp has great channel features. I can go from clean to distortion with the click of the footswitch, or go from slightly crunched to distortion with the crunch on the clean channel feature. Then there is also OD1/OD2, which is basically regular amp distortion to heavy metal distortion, which you cannot use the footswitch on, but you don't need that anyways. This amp has a seperate reverb level from the effects loop control, which is handy because I always have at reverb up to about 1 for anything I play, and I leave it that way, then I can seperately put, say, chorus on with the footswitch, which is handy. The master volume is also nice, because I can set the gain of the clean to whatever I want, then I can set the volume of OD channel, which is basically just setting the difference between the volume of the the OD and clean. Then I can set the master volume to about 2 when im practicing, or crank up to 8 when I'm gigging without moving any knobs and changing settings of the clean or OD, which is awesome. This is a very nice amp, and I love every feature on it, but the best part is how loud it can get and stay so clean!

    Really, there is nothing I don't like about the amp, but I would change some things on my guitar if I could. My guitar is only a Squire Affinity, which, if you didn't already know, sucks. The pickups buzz like hell, and they aren't that loud, so i use the bridge pickup and the middle pickup together to elimate the buzz, which gives me a nice, very clean sound, but not exactly the best sound, because it doesn't really sound like a real strat, which I'm aiming for. But the Marshall makes a huge difference, which is why I don't really even need a new guitar. I'm just going to save up for a Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB, and put that in the bridge, about 70 bucks for that. Those pickups are very clean, trebly, and loud, without the buzz. That will make me have to practice under the master volume of 1! I would say one thing about the amp that I don't exactly like is the fan, which can be kind of annoying when practicing under low volumes at night or something. But you wouldn't hear it when jamming or gigging at all, but without it the damn amp would probly light on fire! So I can't exactly complain.

    This is very nicely built, in the U.S. of course. Marshall is the best, no question, but the prices can be high, thats why I always wonder why the MG100DFX is so low priced, but I'm grateful anyways. I don't have anything against the construction, it's very well built and the wood is nice and hard and everything and the knobs are nice and simple, good looking too. I would say that it's pretty heavy, but thats ok, big amps are always heavy. Very nicely built though, but I hear about people whose amps of this model have broken down on them repeatidly, but that will not happen often, you can trust me.

    This amp is really just an improvement amp of the MG30DFX or MG50DFX, but if you have a 30 and are debating whether you should get a 100 watt or 50 watt, get the 100 watt. If you got the 50, you would upgrade to 100 very quickly. It's the best decision, no question. Also, the MG250DFX and MG100DFX, barely have a difference, 2 speakers does not make it louder, it just makes it bigger, and the clean channel is cleaner, but I've tried one and it's very buzzy on the OD channel, and there are only the features of the MG50DFX on that amp, when the 100 has many more than any other Marshall amp made. This is a very, very nice amp, very clean and loud. I suggest it to anyone who wants a fully giggable amp. The 100 watts can be fitted into a 12 inch speaker (MG100DFX) just as well as 50 watts into two seperate 12 inch speakers, which is in the MG250DFX. By the way, 250 doesn't mean it has 250 watts, it only has 100. Email me if you have questions please. Thanks

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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