Marshall MG100HDFX
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Marshall MG100HDFX

MG100HDFX, Solid-State Guitar Amp Head from Marshall in the MG 2nd Gen series.

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moosers 20/02/2009

Marshall MG100HDFX: Produktbewertung von moosers (content in English)

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The Marshall MG100HDFX is a solid state amplifier with onboard effects and 100 watts of power. It has a 1/4 inch input in the front for your guitar, as well as 1/4 inc connections for the foot pedal that comes with it and outputs for the speaker cabinet coming from the head. The head is split into three channels - clean channel, distortion channel, and the digital effects section.

UTILIZATION

The use of this Marshall amp is quite easy. It only takes a minute or two to figure out what everything does on this amp, and if you have any experience with Marshall amps, you'll figure this out in a minute. It is easy to manipulate the clean and distortion channels to get a variety of sounds and also is easy to pick and choose between the digital effects it has. I don't have a manual, but most shouldn't need it as it is pretty easy to figure out.

SOUNDS

I play a lot of rock and pop music, so while this amp definitley would suit these styles, I find the overall sound of this amp to be too tinny for my taste. The clean channel is okay, but the overdrive isn't full enough and isn't true to the name of Marshall in my opinion. I have only use this amp with guitar - usually a Gibson SG without any effects or anything, because this has effects on it. While it is nice to have a few different effects built into an amp, most of the effects on this are inadequate for me. I do like the delay sound in the effects section, but most of the other effects I don't use. This is great for the beginner, but definitley not suitable for professional recording.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using the Marshall MG100HDFX for about six years - it was one of the first Marshall amps I used to record with. At the time it worked fine for what I needed it to, but moving forward it became less and less of a viable option because the sound quality just isn't all that great. Sure having a clean and dirty sound to go along with some effects is nice, but it doesn't mean that much if you don't like using them all that much. This amp is really geared towards people buying their first Marshall, or even their first amplifier, so it needs to be treated as so. I would recommend it for this use, as it is really cheap, but would not recommend this amp to advanced players or professionals.