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Marshall MA100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head   

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100W of pure, all-tube Marshall sound at a never-before-seen price.

Marshall has always sought to provide outstanding tone to guitarists of every budget, and with the new MA Series, all-tube Marshall tone is now more affordable than ever. The MA100H 100W tube head was carefully designed by Marshall's R&D team using the same basic principles as all Marshall amps”to deliver colorful, dynamic, unmistakable Marshall tube tone in a road-ready package.

Attractive Looks
The aesthetics of the MA100H head have been specially designed to create a look that stands apart from most other Marshall amps, while still retaining the essence of what people have become familiar with for over 45 years. Two orange LEDs illuminate the interior of the unit, highlighting the power tubes. This effect is visible through the fret cloth where the trusty white script logo is mounted onto a solid piece of transparent Perspex.

Tube Power And Tone Simply Executed
The MA100H is powered using the traditional Marshall mainstays of ECC83 double triode tubes in the preamp, and EL34 pentode tubes in the power amp. The layout and controls are kept simple, allowing you to explore unhindered the full potential of the all-tube tone within. The MA100H has separate EQ stages for both the Clean and Overdrive channels so you can optimally adjust each one without compromising the other. An extra benefit has been provided in the form of a tube-driven Boost function on the OD channel giving you, for example, a solo boost with more volume and gain. The amp also contains a spring reverb for use with all channels within the amp.

Intuitive And Practical
The MA100H was designed with the flexible control demanded by today's players in mind, but with a streamlined feature set to keep it cost effective. Whether in your own home or gigging, setting up the sounds and relative levels is very easy. The supplied footswitch assists live performance letting you toggle between settings like Clean to Overdrive, Clean to Boosted Overdrive, and Overdrive to Boosted Overdrive, ensuring maximum versatility.

Extras
Even though the MA range is designed as a no-frills, all-tube guitar amplifier, Marshall included a couple of extra features that allow for even more versatility. In addition to the all-tube preamp and power amp tone, MA amplifiers are equipped with an onboard spring reverb tank for an extra dimension to your sound. With the front-panel level control you can easily dial in how much you need for your own taste. All MA amplifiers are also equipped with a serial external effects loop for guitarists who want to add effects units into their sound. The nominal level of -10dBV is suited to stompboxes primarily, but not exclusively.

FEATURES
  • 100W of all-tube Marshall tone
  • 2 channels
  • 3 ECC83 preamp tubes
  • 4 EL34 power tubes
  • Independent volume and 3-band EQ controls per channel
  • Gain, Crunch, and Balance controls on OD channel
  • Master Presence, Resonance, Reverb controls
  • Spring reverb
  • Serial effects loop

It's never been more affordable to add all-tube Marshall tone to your rig. Order now.

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MarshallMA100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
3.9

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good power output (6)
  • Warm / comfy (6)
  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Amp

After reading what few reviews I could find, I decided to purchase the Marshall MA100H. I had no expectations of a bargain JCM. It is what it is, a moderately priced tube...Read complete review

After reading what few reviews I could find, I decided to purchase the Marshall MA100H. I had no expectations of a bargain JCM. It is what it is, a moderately priced tube head. It sounds good. The clean channel is especially nice. Distortion is relative to the player's preference, but that can always be manipulated with pedals. It sounds OK to me, but I'm partial to pedals so I'll be experimenting. I haven't had it long so I don't have much to say about quality other than it seems to be well built. Time will tell, but there are no maintenance-free tube amps. I have a '79 Fender Twin silverface and a Traynor YCV40. I enjoy the sounds coming from this amp as much as the other two, although it doesn't have the booming bottom end of the Twin. I'm running it through a 4 x 12 cabinet. I wouldn't discourage anyone from buying this amp. Sounds good, it's loud enough to gig, and the tone is decent. I've been playing on and off for 30 years and been through a lot of gear. This is a good amplifier.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what I expected!

OK here goes...When I first purchased the MA 100H I was excited to see an affordable Marshall stack. I got it home, plugged it in with my effects board and it sounded...Read complete review

OK here goes...When I first purchased the MA 100H I was excited to see an affordable Marshall stack. I got it home, plugged it in with my effects board and it sounded great through the MA 412 cabinet with 4 Eminence 75 watt speakers. I was able to dial in a nice tube tone and response. I usually do like the warmer sound of a reverb tank but since I don't use much reverb, I wasn't aware at first that it was not working at all. Then I read some reviews and others said the reverb was out on theirs. I needed an amp so I called MF who were great! I bought yet another MA 100h and received a return shipping label for the first. A week later I received it and once again, NO REVERB! It also came to my attention that the interior yellow LED's were out. SO I GAVE UP! I sent them both back and got the Marshall DSL 100H instead...judging from the reviews, this should be a great improvement...I hope.

I guess my gripe is that Marshall should have much better quality control and even for the discounted cost of these amplifiers, they should not have so many defects! Come on Marshall!

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Marshall has done it again

By Brian

from Portland, Oregon

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Comments about Marshall MA100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

I have owned a Marxhall ma100h tube head for over a year now. I play many differant styles of guitars. The MA can provide me with the tone i'm looking for for each guitar. I think if your a serious guitarist that want their effects on the floor where they belong, this is a great amp for studio or GIG. The clean is as clean as a solid state, and the overdrive has enough crunch and power for the ozzy tribute band.I am now officially hooked on Marshall Amps and am sure I will be with them for a long time.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Amp

By TD-QLVis

from SW Louisiana

Comments about Marshall MA100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

After reading what few reviews I could find, I decided to purchase the Marshall MA100H. I had no expectations of a bargain JCM. It is what it is, a moderately priced tube head. It sounds good. The clean channel is especially nice. Distortion is relative to the player's preference, but that can always be manipulated with pedals. It sounds OK to me, but I'm partial to pedals so I'll be experimenting. I haven't had it long so I don't have much to say about quality other than it seems to be well built. Time will tell, but there are no maintenance-free tube amps. I have a '79 Fender Twin silverface and a Traynor YCV40. I enjoy the sounds coming from this amp as much as the other two, although it doesn't have the booming bottom end of the Twin. I'm running it through a 4 x 12 cabinet. I wouldn't discourage anyone from buying this amp. Sounds good, it's loud enough to gig, and the tone is decent. I've been playing on and off for 30 years and been through a lot of gear. This is a good amplifier.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Really like this amp

By Spartacus24

from Paul Id.

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Performances

    Comments about Marshall MA100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I bought mine used because the price was too good to walk away from. I have only had the amp about 3 weeks but I think for the price this is a great amp. I have a vintage fender tweed and a hot rod deluxe but I was wanting a good British sounding amp so I decided to try the MA series. I am impressed. It responds well to pick attack and the volume control on the guitar. I really like the clean channel cranked up a bit and the sound in the distortion channel is really quite good for an amp in this price range. Sounds very classic Marshall.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    exactly what you want out of a marshall, minus a bit of gain

    By scott rhodes

    from WV

    Comments about Marshall MA100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    it's right on the money when it comes to great tone, crunch, and sustain. i would only like a little more gain into the mix, easily fixed with a boss blues driver
    simple and to the point
    smooth

    (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    its great, but try before u buy.....

    By music_man

    from Southwest Virginia

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    Comments about Marshall MA100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    tried a 50h head distortion was not even enough to play ac/dc, went to another shop was gona buy a line 6 mkII head but store owner convinced me to try the marshall 50h he had it was like day light/dark between the 2 marshall heads, the other 50h must have had a bad tube or something to that nature, needless to say i loved the tone it had great clean, good crunch, and a decent boost channel. I ended up with a 100h head, and the 4x12 cab. I love my new marshall, but it could have had a little better price, somethings on it seem to be made a little cheaper than the more high end models, don't listen to the bad reviews, its a good amp, but i would advise you try before u buy!

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    this amp is pretty good

    By Eduardo Alonzo

    from NM

    Comments about Marshall MA100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    this is a good amp if your into classic rock like acdc or zz top. if your into metal this amp wont be able to do it. the clean is very nice and crisp and when you play a chord is sounds amazing but the overdrive in this amp aint that great, it sounds very fuzzy and nasty, but what i do is use my own pedals to get a metal sound

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great price for a Good amp

    By DrivingOverMissDaisy

    from Riverside CA

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    Comments about Marshall MA100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I hunted youtube review videos just to get an idea of how well it sounds, and while some just don't know how to record, I felt it was safe enough for me to purchase. It seems some of these have a lack in Crunch power and others don't, after reading the tales in some of the reviews, so if you feel safter testing it out in a store I recommend it. I gambled and still feel like I got my money's worth. The power on the distortion/crunch on mine has already inspired some mean riffs I hope to unleash.
    The Crunch is magnificent, without even turning the Gain all the way up, I'm able to channell a very mean early Metallica/Scorpions metal crunch. The Presence is a good tone shaper that I'm still having fun playing around with. I don't notice the Boost very much, it's there, but I'm not sure if I've played with it enough to judge yet. The one thing keeping the features from a 10 is the Reverb knob: it doesn't seem to do anything, as if it's not even hooked up.
    Good craftsmanship, great sound, looks wonderful. Still would've been nice if the Reverb worked.
    For a 100 Watt tube amp that sounds this good, it was well worth the Factory-restock price I paid. Perhaps the non-factory restock version has the Reverb knob fixed, I'm not sure, but I feel this was an excellent buy.

    (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    to the guy with the tele

    By Moderator

    from Picayune, MS

    Comments about Marshall MA100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    i have never played with this amp, but i just read the dismal review that claims that this amp has a bad distorted sound, and i thought, is he serious? he was playing a TELECASTER (a thinline at that). of course the amp won't sound good. the guitar isn't suited for heavy distortion. thats just my thoughts.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Understand how a real Marshall works...

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Marshall MA100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    To all those who issue poor comments about this amplifier clearly don't understand how to use this amplifier. This amp MUST be turned up to at least 2 o'clock, driving the power amp section, in order to get the sound people are expecting out of it. Anything below this volume will sound thin and fuzzy. The preamp sound needs to develop by driving the power amp. If you need a rock amp to gig with, this is a great choice. If you want it for your bedroom, forget it. Get the Marshall Haze, Egnater Rebel, Orange Tiny Terror, etc. Those lower wattage amps are made to be played at lower volumes with excellent results.This is a bold rock & roll gigging amp, period, and a great one at that.BTW, the 50 watt version is more than enough and don't skimp on the cabinet!

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Real Deal!!!

    By DRS

    from Rosamond, CA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • heavy

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Marshall MA100H 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    After playing for 38 years I finally took the tube plunge. I am never looking back. Can't understand why I didn't do this sooner. My Digitech RP350 will become a closet Queen.

    I am using an original cry baby with it. I may add an analog delay and a chorus. But whatever I do will be old school, not digital.

    This has rekindled my fire to play.

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