Marshall MG15DFX
Marshall MG15DFX

MG15DFX, Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Marshall in the MG 2nd Gen series.

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Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 33 reviews )
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Audiofanzine FR12/30/2010

Audiofanzine FR's review

Marshall MG15DFX
Originally written by Nicolas.I on Audiofanzine FR.

15-watt solid-state amp, 3-band EQ, clean and overdrive channels with their own volume setting, phones out, boost switch, reverb, etc.


Very easy to use, no need for the manual. Light weight for easy carrying, not bulky.


Typical Marshall sound. Good clean and distortion sounds, except at high volumes. Not very versatile. Almost impossible to get a crunch sound.


Good for beginners and for practicing without making too much noise, but don't expect to reach sound nirvana ^^
No problems after two years of use. Average value for money (I guess you pay the Marshall logo). You can find a small tube amp for the same price... But this one does the job!

MGR/Nathan 11/12/2003

MGR/Nathan 's review"Marshall MG15DFX"

Marshall MG15DFX
I purchased this amp new at Fletcher's in Big Flats, NY. I paid $220 with tax. I wanted a Marshall (solid state or not), and it sounded way better than the tiny Ibanez amp I was using at the time.

The tube emulation feature on this unit is fairly good, good enough that most non-anal-retentive guitar freaks couldn't tell the difference unless they were looking for it. Well, close. You can get some good rock tones going out of this baby, and still get a bit of sparkle clean. Also, for a 15 watter, it's pretty darn loud. The digital effects alone equal the cost of the amp. Also, it never hurts to be noticed lugging around a Marshall.

My only real gripe with this unit is in the digital effects' controls. One knob selected both the effect (reverb, delay, chorus, flange) and the rate, which made dialing in a specific sound (especially delay time) difficult to do quickly, and without bending over and studying it. The depth was selected with a different knob. Also, the clean channel has no gain knob, which is just a nice option to have, in my opinion.

I didn't find anything wrong at all with quality. The knobs didn't feel cheap when I turned them, which is something I'm very concerned with, for some reason. The amp got banged around a little bit, but no scratches or gashes. You start to forget that it was made in China.

For any non-band situations, this is a great-sounding little rocker at a fairly decent price, considering that it's one of the most respected names in rock. I'm pretty sure I'll hang on to this one for recording (I've moved on to a Peavey Transformer 212), because it can blast out great tones that are normally reserved for tubed members of the amp family. Keep in mind, it isn't a tube amp, but the majority of people (and even a lot of guitar players) couldn't hear the difference. I love it, tedious effects and all. Viva la Marshallution!

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Nicolas.I's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall MG15DFX
15 watt amplifier transistor, 3-band equalizer, clean and overdrive have any 2 of their own volume, ability to plug a headset, a small switch for the boost echo with reverb etc..


Very easy to use, no need for manual, light to transport and very little space is short when boarding or you do not just lugging all the gear is pretty cool.


The sound is typed Marshall, Me like very much, he has high volume tendense was saturated but it is not for her, good distortion and good clean although some flexibility, even with the small gains it has trouble cruncher .


To start or simply do not train his world shit (apartment or boarding) is cool but do not expect the sound quality level nivana ^ ^
It is very much being asked, after more than 2 years of use no problem it is like new, value for money I think the logo "Marshall" has much to do, for the same price we find a little good lamp but it does its job so I'll stop here ^ ^

re ^ ^ after changes scratch is that it is good to lil thing XD

yin-yang-music's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall MG15DFX
<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>What type of amplification (lamp, transistor ,...)?</strong></span>
transistor, a circuit emulating a tube sound (warmer)

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>What connection?
</strong></span> input jack, output jack for a tuner for example, but who also came to an mp3 player! A headphone jack and a switch FDD (simulates an amp + hot, so tube amp)

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>What is the power delivered?</strong></span>
15 watts

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>What are the settings, effects?
</strong></span> A clean channel volume knob, 1 volume knob + 1 knob gain overdrive channel, a switch clean / overdrive, 3 knobs Bass / Contour / Treble, 1 knob FX presets (reverb / delay / chorus / flanger) + knob FX level


<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>The setup is simple?</strong></span>
yes, easy to use clear or overdrive channel with Gain, EQ, then add any effects. Simple and effective

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>The manual is clear and sufficient?</strong></span>
No need

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Do you get a good sound easy?
</strong></span> The Marshall's sound. It is not neutral. It's perfect for Blues or Rock. But do not get a pure clean sound, as it always color the sound. For my part, I like the sound it provides: Hot Blues. I said that the FDD switch is always on, and I do not play only one quarter of its maximum power, the volume of the guitar down, and I have terrible grades!


<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Will it fit your style of music?
</strong></span> Rock and blues (SRV, AC / DC ... quite)

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "fat ",....)?</strong></span>
Always with the FDD circuit that provides significant +: clean sounds are warm and the distorted sounds too ... but beware, I do not shoot more than 1 / 4 volume, otherwise the sound after losing the definition of death!

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>With what (s) guitar (s) or effect (s) do you play?
</strong></span> Fender Strato and there I have a blues sound that kills. Washburn Scott Ian and I have a sound that Angus Young, and a Godin XTSA for arpeggios and accompaniments own

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?</strong></span>
I do not use the FX. Possibly a little reverb but that's all. I do not push it because, given the size, but it's ugly face ca ... Within reason, it has personality and musicality.


<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>For how long have you been using it?
</strong></span> 6 months

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Did you try many other models before getting this one?
</strong></span> Yes, all kinds of Vox DA-5 in ENGL huge

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>What thing do you like most/least about it?
</strong></span> +: Its texture, its musicality (at max 1 / 4 of its volume), and there he meets your guitar.
-: The effects that I do not because they are quite limited and not very musical, and sound with volume greater than the 1 / 4 because there is not pretty!

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>What is your opinion about the value for the price?</strong></span>
Very good, because for 90 €, to play at home or enter a beef with some friends, it has character (Blues and Rock)

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
</strong></span> Yes, no problem. Before, I had a 15 watt Line6 SPIDER and I sold, so the sound is cold and soulless (for the Blues and Rock anyway). The Roland Micro Cube is ditto. I rather advise a VOX DA-5 to repeat to you, if you are looking for more versatility, since the effects are nice and it's a chameleon in every style guitar ...
But for blues or rock, do not hesitate, this 15-watt Marshall is a bargain!

hovig's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall MG15DFX
Any amplifier transistors
15 watts
is essentially everything else has been said (personal opinion on els because I liked to use when I had!)

I put 9 / 10 as a 15 watt transo is what the people demand.


Simple config extra
when we have a beginners as it was his royal too worked his ear and just find it REALLY sounds very particular tripottant the thing is pretty funny!

on the other hand for ear has a habit of good amps you fall into an amp month necessarily useful, but each has its use !!!!!

I remember the manual too!

I used a little faith in "concert" 30 people and the battery was a real acoustic, it was a big boil because you should not push his 15 watt thoroughly if it is a transistor, the sound is without definition, bah is not for what ca <img class="smiley" src="/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_lol.gif" alt="" />

great for the training, and low work pressure from his finger on it, it is quite reactive
I put 8 / 10 as easy to use and above all it has served the drummer back to long after I stopped playing it and that many times (it tilts a little, a little feedback ca May as the public does not hear it, it goes <img class="smiley" src="/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="" /> )!


He agreed quite when I played only the soad! beginners when I edged riffs of metallica it would pass, however, is not having any sound! "For the melodic death metal (mouahaha) you know of the amp is far from the surgical precision ncessaire

Today I only like clean sounds of this amp but back then I loved the most was my first good amp and a marshall appointment account!

I put 4.5/10 because it is not abuse "/> Not find it full of sounds, but surely not the sound


I jou over 3 years
it has a pretty face and a beautiful logo, but it sounds cool!
before I did this essay MODEL before buying but I think I caught 'the marshall' whatever my test ...

report quality decent price since I have seen amps in the same range of RPIX much worse and a little more expensive amp much better (new technologies ...)

Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ===>

biensur that my choice I would do it with this beast that I have learned to love the grate and will seek her for a beginners is I think an amp that will make you want to go away in search of his sound in both the saturated clean!

I put 7 / 10

PS: for all musicians who feel trapped by the desire to deplore this amp, try before criticizing, put this in context amp, an amp cheap, good looks, for beginners

simon85's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall MG15DFX
- What kind of amplification (lamp, transistor ,...)? That amp is a transistor amp.
- What is the power delivered? This is a 15 Watts
- What connection? It has Input, CD in and Headphones.
- What are the settings, the effects? ... There are 8 knobs: Volume (to clean), gain and volume (for the overdrive channel), an EQ with bass, middle and treble, and the last two are devoted to digital effects.

I put 8 / 10 for my taste as a connection for a footswitch would have been too many.


- The configuration is it simple? Yes it is very simple, it is very difficult to get lost.
- Gets it easy to sound good? More or less, but sometimes I managed to get close to the original sound even though I think the gain knob is not precise, it's hard to have a fairly soft overdrive.
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ... I still have not had and he did not fail.

8 / 10 because of the overdrive channel not too specific.


- Will it fit your style of music? Yes a little closely, it seems to me anyway very Polivalente although I do not know what he gives in style "rock Beef"
- With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) you play? I play this amp with a Cort X2.


- How long have you use it? Since April 2008
- Have you tried many other models before buying it? I just tried not an Ibanez Tone-X store.
- How would you rate the quality / price? Not too bad although it is quite expensive as well but I feel good.
- With experience, you do again this choice? ... It is unlikely, because my expectations are changed.
I have not yet tried it with a group game but I am afraid that the power is not enough ...

Distox's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall MG15DFX
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Résumé to "simpler you die" ^^... It is very easy to use TRS, an EQ common to two cranberry with a bass / contour / treble, the clean channel has a volume knob and a saturated volume knob and gain. .. muulti the effect could not be simpler to use: the effect is selected using a button similar to those of volume, the amount and another button with the same ...

As for sound, it will quadn even a short time and especially mastery of the thing before a distortion in its own, and so the beast has a lot of blowing distortion and therefore requires patience, but you get there (I was a little over 2 years I have, even if it's more my main amp to work tapping into my room it gnial ^ ^).

the manual is rather clear, but what struck me the most aid is the era of the DIFFERENT schmas rglages Submitted (blues, rock, metal ...)


This amp fits in a register rather rock / blues (bah so it's not a mesa boogie with a distortion of fl ^ ^), I used to beginners with a Fender Jag-stang has made a good little of his nirvana ... I really like the fact that multi-ects rather good quality ... by against the saturation is really sucks to beginners ... but it's never a good 15 watts 200 euros (the price I pay the era ...)


I use it for 2 years and I must say that for a amplisde this range it is more than good because trs full and pretty (well yes it's still important!). It is a rather well done dtail apartment, but that's a good on all the amps you will say, the channel change button is not very easy to ACCS , but hey, must chippoter a little;) .