Marshall MG30DFX
Marshall MG30DFX

MG30DFX, Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Marshall in the MG 2nd Gen series.

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yoTrakkz 11/08/2011

Marshall MG30DFX : yoTrakkz's user review

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This Marshall MG30DFX has loads of amazing sounds built in, from the absolutely shiniest clean to the phasiest delayful reverberations full of tonal variations and zoological machinations. Everything's adjustable. Start with the amp set on clean and adjust it into a herd of stampeding wildebeests. Or you can choose from the many, many presets and turn them from interesting sounds into ZOMGoodies-my-junks-on-fire nonrhythmic-dance-of-doom madness from early 80's "Reagan's gonna kill us all" punk.


It can be very loud - if you are playing small clubs, this will easily handle it, and if you are playing larger places, you will be mic-ing your amp anyway. I've been using Line 6 Gearbox and Podfarm for years, this amp has the great amp simulation and effects I am used to - and more, including a simple looper.


No matter what sound you are looking for, you can play with the controls and find it with this amp, anything form a clean Fender twang for country music, to heavy metal shredding, or spacey David Gilmour/Robin Trower sounds are included with the presets. For those *tube purists*: if you can't get the sound you want out of this amp, you are just not trying!


The big advantage over a tube amp is you do not have to crank the volume up on this amp to get the tone you want. To take full advantage of this amp you need to get one of the FBV foot pedals, Also, there is only 1 input jack and 1 input channel and you cannot plug in an extra speaker cabinet, either. The headphone jack doubles as a DI output for recording or to feed to a PA system - and although this amp only has 1 speaker, this output is stereo when you use stereo F/X - note that it cuts off the speaker when you use it.