This is Marshall attempt at the introductory amps for the beginner or low budget guitar players. 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.
Do you we really need a 100 watt practice amp? Come on this is not a serious amp that you would gig with and we don't need 100 watts of solid state torture. If you are plugging up silently fine or practicing quietly then find but get the 30 watts version...please.
Marshall MG102FX 100-watt Guitar Combo Amp with Effects and Reverb Features:
Output: 100 watts RMS
Speaker: 2 x 12"
Channels: Four, storable
Digital effects, digital reverb
Line in for MP3 and other music players
Headphone/line out with speaker emulation
External effects loop
Power amp damping
2-button footswitch included
Type Solid State
Number of Channels 2
Speakers 2 x 12"
EQ Bass, Middle, Treble
No Amp Modeling
Preamp Tubes No Tubes
Power Tubes No Tubes
Inputs 1 x Instrument, 1 x MP3/Line (1/8")
Outputs 1 x Headphone (1/8")
Weight 49.38 lbs.
The tone from this amp isn't that bad for being a solid state amp. It has 4 channels and all are very usable in the basic functions. This is an all in one amp for a beginner guitar player. Any one who has spent any time with a tube amp will not go for this other than to have as a practice unit for silence or office use. The crunch channel will get you a great classic rock tone. Trying using a Gibson Les Paul or SG and dial down the gain for some good Led Zeppelin tone or Ac/Dc crunch.
The over drive channel are excellent for modern rock and will sound good with any guitar used with humbucker pickup.
At the new price of about $550. 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.