Marshall MG101FX
Marshall MG101FX

MG101FX, Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Marshall in the MG4 series.

iamqman 07/11/2011

Marshall MG101FX : iamqman's user review

« Not a bad practice amp »

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This is Marshall attempt at the introductory amps for the beginner or low budget guitar players. You get 100 watts of power and a front end digital processor. Along with the reverb in the the amp it has several other effects such as Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Delay. For the quiet player it has a headphone input so if you desire to play at home quietly or in your office this is a great feature.

You get four channel for quick jumping and storage. This is easy for those with limited space and money and don;t want to shell out a ton of money for amps, cabinet, and effects galore.


100 watt output

4 storable channels

Digital effects including Delay, Chorus, Phaser or Flanger

Digital reverb

Power amp damping

MP3/Line input

Emulated Line/Headphone output

External Effects Loop

MG footcontroller compatibility


This amp is not a tone monster and will not and should not be on any stage where I play. This is a basic practice amp and light jamming at home amp. You get four programmable channels with what ever effects and distortion/clean/crunch tone you like. So if you want four different tones that you can quickly jump to and from then this is a good amp for that. You don't need to go out and buy a bunch of equipment and effects because all of the are right here built inside. That is fund if you just need to practice at home or in the office. This amp sound best with a Gibson Les Paul or Sg. I love the Marshall's and Gibson s just connect tonally.


At the new price of about $499 it isn't that bad of a buy. If you are looking for a good amp that you don't have to worry about and just need for practicing or silent playing and you need that Marshall tone then this is a good amp for those purposes. This isn't going to go on stage anywhere or be good for recording, but if you need simplicity in a practice amp then this is a great amp for that. It has a good enough tone for getting your chops down or feeling out the neck of the guitar. I would recommend this to any Marshall fan looking for a solid practice amp.