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An ideal amp with an analogue tonal heart and solid digital effects section.

The Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head is an ideal amp for performing in small to medium settings. Boasting a bold carbon fibre clad look, solid digital effects and MG's critically acclaimed, analogue tonal heart, the MGCF Series has arrived and is already the practice amp choice of some of the world's leading players.

FEATURES
Carbon fiber look and feel
Critically acclaimed Marshall analogue tone
Large complement of digital effects
Power amp damping adds resonant low-end and realistic, tube amp-like feel

Get inspired with killer Marshall tone and rock-hard effects. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Output (RMS): 100W
Channels (storable): Clean, Crunch, OD1, OD2
Digital Effects: Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Vibe, Octave
Digital Delay: Hi-Fi, Tape, Multi, Reverse
Digital Reverb: Spring, Studio
Power Amp Damping Switch: Yes
Mp3/ Line In jack: Yes
Emulated headphone Output: Yes
External FX Loop: Yes
2-Way Chgannel Switching Footswitch: Supplied
MG Footcontroller Compatible: Yes
Dimensions: 26.5" x 19.4" x 10.9" (674 x 494 x 278 mm)
Weight: 49.3 lb. (22.4 kg)
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MarshallMG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head
 
3.9

(based on 24 reviews)

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    (8)

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    (1)

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77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (18)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Excellent sound (15)
  • Portable (12)
  • Warm / comfy (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (17)
  • Home studio (13)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Professional recording (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

MG Series Head

To start off, I use a Digitech 500, which if you take the time to program your stomp pedals properly you don't need to fuss with amp effects like distortion, reverb, etc....Read complete review

To start off, I use a Digitech 500, which if you take the time to program your stomp pedals properly you don't need to fuss with amp effects like distortion, reverb, etc. This amp has fantastic power and pushes my marshall 4 12's and 4 10's like a beast. For the price there is no substitute. Buy a good multi-effect pedalboard (and program it right - takes months but well worth the time), buy 2 high quality Marshall stacks and buy this head. Play clean and use your pedalboard and you will save thousands and sound like a pro. Oh yea, my MG has taken some pretty hard collisions while hauling equipment. Some guy ran his dual 15 PA cab into my MG last week after a gig - I thought for sure it was broken. Turned on and played like a beast the next evening. Very durable.

VS

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Not as bad as they say.......but

I had three tube amps have serious tube issues in the past year. I decided to get a solid state head for practice. Even though I had the first generation MG100 head years ago...Read complete review

I had three tube amps have serious tube issues in the past year. I decided to get a solid state head for practice. Even though I had the first generation MG100 head years ago which I returned before the deadline, I gave this a look after seeing Whitesnake's Doug Aldridge heaping praise on this amp head.

Full disclosure, I again returned this before the deadline and exchanged it for the Orange CR120 solid state 120W HEAD. The Orange does not have the effects or the footswitch but it has significantly better valve like tones and is a much better example of a solid state analog head that can achieve some very good valve like tones.

Back to the Marshall. The onboard effects are good. The reverb choices are good. The amp has four channels and it can go from clean to very high gain. It is important that you read the manual which takes <5 minutes. There are presets loaded and I've seen reviews complaining that the knobs had no effect and that is because they did not know how to use the amp. The amp is also powerful enough to gig and ithe carbon fiber look is very attractive.

The problem with the amp are the tones it delivers. It is not bad but it does not come remotely close enough to what I expect from Marshall. I love Marshall tube amps and I understand the trade off when you go solid state, but this trade off is too big. The best way to put it is the tones are average. That begs the question of what's the point? A Line 6 modeling amp can more than match this. In contrast, the Orange CR120 does dish the Orange sound. I also compared this to a DSL 15 W head at guitar center and the DSL destroyed the MG. Much better tones...so much better I can't quantify it.

In final analysis, Marshall did a good job off building an amp with a lot of features at an affordable price but forgot that it's really all about tone. There are much better choices available. The DSL 15 has less power and is a bit more but it crushes the MG100 CFX. Absolutely destroys the MG. Likewise the Orange CR120 also dishes much better tones and wins over the MG big time. If you want a low maintenance analog solid state head that can deliver good valve like tones the Orange CR120 is the clear choice. I also suggest you consider the Made in the USA all valve Carvin V3M or X100 reissue which are very affordable pro quality heads and can in fact deliver better classic British tones than the MG. That's an understatement as the Carvin heads are light years better. I still think the MG is a step backward for Marshal even when factoring the low price. Don't let anyone fool you, you're not getting true vintage Marshall tones with this or anything close! Recommend you try other heads as suggested before you buy this.

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(14 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

MG Series Head

By mrjamminjb

from Birmingham, AL

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

    To start off, I use a Digitech 500, which if you take the time to program your stomp pedals properly you don't need to fuss with amp effects like distortion, reverb, etc. This amp has fantastic power and pushes my marshall 4 12's and 4 10's like a beast. For the price there is no substitute. Buy a good multi-effect pedalboard (and program it right - takes months but well worth the time), buy 2 high quality Marshall stacks and buy this head. Play clean and use your pedalboard and you will save thousands and sound like a pro. Oh yea, my MG has taken some pretty hard collisions while hauling equipment. Some guy ran his dual 15 PA cab into my MG last week after a gig - I thought for sure it was broken. Turned on and played like a beast the next evening. Very durable.

    (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Unleash the Beast !

    By Mr. Rix

    from Knoxville, TN

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    Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

    You would have to spend twice the money to get a better sound
    I purchased this unit a couple of weeks ago . I've had Marshall equipment for years and they are simply the best sounding rock amp. I wanted a second amp for my jam buddies when they drop by. So I sought after the best deal in a Marshall I could get. This unit was the best deal I could find. I thought if it needn't measure up I would swap it for another model. When I first hooked it up I thought, where is the Marshall distortion/sound ? Well, Like the previous review I thought something was wrong. Then I discovered that this unit has a memory feature that stores your settings and you have to reset the factory settings or settings that previous customers had set by pushing the buttons. As soon as I read the manual and reset the channels up I dialed in that marshall sound that I was looking for. I did add a Ibanez Tube Screamer pedal to accentuate the tube sound. Now I would just as soon play this one virus my $2,000 model.
    I could not be happier with my purchase and for those that have trouble getting the right sound I would recommend reading the short manual. It took me a couple of hours to dial in my sound but it's now,king.
    I also have the matching 4/12 cabinet, I love the Carbon Fiber cover and it sounds good but I personally prefer a larger cabinet. It looks small compared to my other cabinets but the sound is still there.
    Rick
    Rix Custom Guitars

    (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not as bad as they say.......but

    By Deep Purple Fan

    from Alexandria, VA

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    Pros

    • Effects Included
    • Good Looking
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Tones
    • Tones Are Pure Ss

    Best Uses

    • Practice

    Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

    I had three tube amps have serious tube issues in the past year. I decided to get a solid state head for practice. Even though I had the first generation MG100 head years ago which I returned before the deadline, I gave this a look after seeing Whitesnake's Doug Aldridge heaping praise on this amp head.

    Full disclosure, I again returned this before the deadline and exchanged it for the Orange CR120 solid state 120W HEAD. The Orange does not have the effects or the footswitch but it has significantly better valve like tones and is a much better example of a solid state analog head that can achieve some very good valve like tones.

    Back to the Marshall. The onboard effects are good. The reverb choices are good. The amp has four channels and it can go from clean to very high gain. It is important that you read the manual which takes <5 minutes. There are presets loaded and I've seen reviews complaining that the knobs had no effect and that is because they did not know how to use the amp. The amp is also powerful enough to gig and ithe carbon fiber look is very attractive.

    The problem with the amp are the tones it delivers. It is not bad but it does not come remotely close enough to what I expect from Marshall. I love Marshall tube amps and I understand the trade off when you go solid state, but this trade off is too big. The best way to put it is the tones are average. That begs the question of what's the point? A Line 6 modeling amp can more than match this. In contrast, the Orange CR120 does dish the Orange sound. I also compared this to a DSL 15 W head at guitar center and the DSL destroyed the MG. Much better tones...so much better I can't quantify it.

    In final analysis, Marshall did a good job off building an amp with a lot of features at an affordable price but forgot that it's really all about tone. There are much better choices available. The DSL 15 has less power and is a bit more but it crushes the MG100 CFX. Absolutely destroys the MG. Likewise the Orange CR120 also dishes much better tones and wins over the MG big time. If you want a low maintenance analog solid state head that can deliver good valve like tones the Orange CR120 is the clear choice. I also suggest you consider the Made in the USA all valve Carvin V3M or X100 reissue which are very affordable pro quality heads and can in fact deliver better classic British tones than the MG. That's an understatement as the Carvin heads are light years better. I still think the MG is a step backward for Marshal even when factoring the low price. Don't let anyone fool you, you're not getting true vintage Marshall tones with this or anything close! Recommend you try other heads as suggested before you buy this.

    (9 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    SAVE YOUR MONEY

    By ROB

    from MASS

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    Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

    NOT FOR METAL THIS AMPS OVERDRIVE IS REALLY BAD AND WEAK

    (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    For those who can't spend thousands.

    By Marslash77

    from Dallas TX

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

    Alright so i'm posting this so that someone who's interested n buying it goes for it and doesn't get scared off because of the bad reviews. it's a GREAT amp for those who can't afford to spend thousands. Those of you who don't lie it. What did you expect? it costs a thousand less than JCMs so OF COURSE it's gonna be worse DUH. When i tried it i thought it was awesome. i play hard roc and for AC/DCish sounds t does its wors just fine. its way too loud to play at home and it wors awesomely in concerts microphoned or not. i shared stage with four bands and 2 guitarists prefered mine to a mesa boogie. if you're a metal guitar player marshall is just not your brand. People will never understand that. But if you play blues/R&R it's one of your best options out there if you're not rich. Go for it you won't regret it. Try it out in stores if you can and you'll see im right. Of course there are MUCH better amps but people don't understand that some of us CAN'T AFFORD it. if you want a marshall sound for live performances this is it.

    (7 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not for heavy metal at all!!!

    By eric czarnowsky

    from nc

    Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

    I was in the market looking for a new half stack so I tried this one out due the price and how it looked. I play mainly metal so i thought how it looked might meant it was for heavy players. It does have some affects and different Channels (storable): Clean, Crunch, OD1, OD2. So I tried clean of course which was ok not the greatest. Then I went to OD2 expecting a nice heavy distortion and was greatly disappointed. I tried everything to make it sound as heavy as I could (turned gain as high as i could, lowered the mid.....etc). I even asked the sales person to give it a try and he was even shocked how much distortion it didn't have. I was gravely disapointed.
    The value is great if you want soft rock to alternative rock but it is a waste of money if you want metal. By the time you purchase all the pedals you need to make it have you are looking over the price of a line 6 head. So my recommendation is to purchase a cheap head like a Kustom (around 199) and a nice cab. Then buy a metal pedal like the boss metalcore with a equalizer and sustainer. You will save so much money and get a nice heavy tone.

    (5 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Junk

    By MF and Marshall suck

    from Michigan

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

        this head is a piece of junk have volume issues either no sound or full blast called MF they can't help ya as they have ZERO tech support called Marshall they want me to drive 40 miles to get it fixed amp was less than a year old with under a hour of playing time on it Will never buy from Marshall or Musicians Friend again

        (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Amazing clean, horrible distortion

        By Carl Howey

        from Michigan

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Next To No Distortion

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Performances

        Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

        This is actually a pretty good head for the price, assuming you're using it for clean. The most you distortion you can add is about enough for 70's metal, but the distortion still doesn't sound very good. If you are looking to play metal, look somewhere else. I was lucky. I got 20% off and was able to get a distortion pedal for almost nothing because of what I had saved on this.

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect for any place you want to play,

        By Johnny Astor

        from Kentucky

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

          Love it one of the best amps. I've ever owned, highly recommend , all the power you need for small to med. halls, it is so quite & clean, but best of all it's a MARSHALL.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Really like this amp

          By BlackBelt

          from Memphis

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

            I use Marshall solid state amp heads for practice and Marshall DSL tube heads for performance. That keeps from putting way too much wear on the tube heads for rehearsals. I bought the MG100HCFX to replace an old Marshall G100RCD, which is just a really old version of this head without all the bells and whistles. The MG100HCFX is an exceptionally good entry level amp or rehearsal amp. It's really quite a bit better than an entry level amp and would serve well up until someone started playing professionally. You get a LOT of amp for your money here. It's loud. It has useable effects that actually sound good. There are 4 channels: clean, crunch, od1 and od2. I use the clean channel the most, as I get all my effects and most of my tone out of my pedal board. The crunch channel has just the right amount of break up when you hit a chord so that it's not really overdriven hard, but just enough for most applications. It would be considered like a low-gain overdrive. OD1 has a mid-gain type decent overdrive for most hard rock/metal type of songs, and OD2 is a good high-gain overdrive channel for those that need that or just want to shred on harder styles of music. I'm not a huge fan of the carbon fiber look on the amp, but since it's a practice amp only for me, it doesn't really matter. I wish Marshall would have just stuck with the gold faceplate that they've used for decades, but apparently they changed it to the 'steel' look to match the carbon fiber motif. The EQ section on the amp head is versatile. I use strats, pauls and tele's mostly, and I can dial in fairly clean uncolored tones for each guitar. If you are looking for a tube amp and are looking at this amp, you will be disappointed. It has it's own good tonal characteristics, but it is not a tube amp. However, if you are just needing a good affordable amp that sounds decent and doesn't have the continual maintenance of a tube amp, I would say this amp is perfect for you.

            (2 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Picking one up today...

            By Hugh Mann

            from Arizona

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            Pros

            • Reviewer Will Update

            Cons

            • Reviewer Will Update

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording
            • Recording
            • Rehearsal
            • Sm To Med Gigs

            Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

            This reviewer will update the purchase of a used MG 100 HCFX today and ordering the matching Marshall slant cabinet new. Im a song writer (drummer w/ Dave Grohl syndrome) guitarist focusing on generes, currently metal. Im not worried about the built in effects as Im looking for the clean channel, I have a pedal to cover everything I need now but I will review the effects in comparison to Boss, Line 6, Digitech, ART etc. I currently play an old Line 6 Spider II I bought as a toy for the accoustic. As soon as I first plugged in my LP copy, I knew I wanted a Marshall stack Lol. So what I hope the review will help with is beginners wadding thier way through 'finding thier sound". I know I really appreciste the people on here who review products, very helpful, thanks. So the Line 6 although an impressive little (75 w) piece of electronics in it's day, really is the toy I bought it for, adequate but... Very uni-directional, maybe a 10 degree spread of good sound out in front and then lost if your not standing right in front of it. For live performance you better mic it or tough luck, how many youngsters come with a full PA?. So the Marshall will be enough power but also a better "spread" to the sound, better dispersion is one focus. More low end is desirable so Im hoping for warm, punchy lows for material, currently writing metal.Head is what 20-30 lbs. cab is 60 lbs, doable. Cab and head are also a smaller physically so giging, hauling a little easier. Ill also try to get more guitars, different woods to see comparable sound, this will be based on a Epi LP copy until then, all mahogany and rosewood. I also record constantly so I'll line in the Marshall head and give comparisions there. I do have the advantage of knowing about sound engineering life long, and know what Im looking for.For beginners, I know coming into the guitar can be daunting, closly pulling the guitar parts out of songs can be a challenge. Ive heard of some new teaching techniques that dramatically speed up the process. I currently play by ear and can pick up almost any song while it's being played, so I hope to get a lot of use in on the equipment in relatively short period of time. Thanks, talk soon...

            (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Key to the MG

            By Rainin' Blues Band

            from North Central, Florida

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Portable
            • Powerful
            • Should Match With Mg Cab

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

              I first purchased the MG Slant 4x12 Cab to use as a practice cabinet... with the Tubed Marshall Head, I felt it lacked sum'um... so I purchase the MG Head and Stomp peddle... It's an excellent combination now, married as it was designed and a Very Good Rehearsal system as well as a durable drag around to smaller venue's package.

              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It's a Marshall!!

              By 2shred

              from Northern, IN

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • May Need A Noise Gate

              Best Uses

              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

              Yes, I admit I love the sound of tube-based guitar amps and I have had Marshalls. Because of age and costs, trying to transport a tube head became a chore. I switched to an amp that uses tube emulation and NOT simulation. I still holds those amps in high regard. However, I was curious about the MG series. I read the pros and cons and decided to try one. The manual needed to be read but like any kind of device, you need to woodshed on it. Kick the tires and turn some knobs. I was up and running in no time. I don't care for OD2 channel, as I kick on a YJM 308 pedal to boost my leads. The cleans are clean, the crunch sounds like 70s rock and the OD1 has a nice drive when you put some hair on it. The effects are nice but I use a small pedal board. The series effects loop is cool and it is a bit noisy but a good noise gate will hush that. So, yeah I am satisfied and eager to get it on stage. Two thumbs up from me!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Affordable but Unreliable

              By kennyH

              from Austin,Texas

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Warmth
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Unreliable
              • Warranty

              Best Uses

              • Poor Beginner

              Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

              I am a beginner on guitar, and bought the Marchall set came with MG100HCFX head with the cabinet for practice in December 2013. This set is easy to use, sounds great for beginner want to get a little loud with affordable price. I only practice once, or twice a week. Now the head already having problem intermittently no sound during play, I have to power down and turn it back on to get it working again. Currently trying to get warranty service now, for a week long still getting no where yet.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very warm for solid state

              By Metal Crisis

              from Rockport, Corpus Christi Texas

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

                I bought this head and both cabs that are available for my son. he plays through an Rp500 and it sounds great, looks great. We'll see how it holds up but it seems solidly built. Best sounding set up for the money I think I could have chosen for him

                 
                4.0

                That Signature Marshall Sound

                By Robertj235

                from Miami, FL

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

                  My first amp was a Marshall Lead 12 mini stack. I really needed something that had an effects loop, could push a Peavy twin scorpion cab, and be affordable. After a long and tedious search I chose the Marshall MG100HCFX. I am very pleased with the characteristic sound I get out of it. It comes with the basic foot switch which works fine but I also opted for the MG4, which is so much better.
                  The controls are basic and that's good. I am not a huge fan of the added effects though. I'm tweaking them and they have come in handy to a degree. Overall, I'm glad I made this purchase.

                   
                  4.0

                  Great high gain sound for the price

                  By Lefty

                  from Los Angeles, CA

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

                    I don't own one, but I've used one at a rehearsal studio. I was prepared to be bummed out with the high gain sound on a solid state amp, but it actually sounded great. I'd use this amp for rehearsals and small gigs. I didn't test the effects.

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent! Would buy again

                    By Just me

                    from New England, USA

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

                      Only had this a couple weeks, got it with the matching slant cab. Very nice amp! No, it's not a Plexi (which is on my list, as soon as I can afford my own amp tech), but for a solid state amp I would certainly buy another one if needed. Easy to use, simple setup, no ss hiss and very loud.

                      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      great quality sound! really cranks!

                      By zash

                      from mississippi

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                      Pros

                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                      • Knob Print Small
                      • Labelling Printing Small
                      • Printing Very Small

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Church
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

                      Easily obtainable desired sound. As long as you dont play this amp at full wide open throttle then really it is PLEANTY good enough sound tone comparison to
                      Marshall tube amps. This amp is very capable of being VERY LOUD! This amp is NOT complete without the programmable 4 foot switch which should be standard equipment with this amp.
                      Cons: good luck seeing the VERY small printed labelling at each knob even in well lit rooms.

                       
                      5.0

                      It Rocks .... But get a better bottom.

                      By Greylion

                      from Nashville Tennessee

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Practice

                      Comments about Marshall MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head:

                      I read the good reviews, I agree with them.
                      I read the nad reviews, not sure where they are coming from. Its a very affordable MARSHALL!
                      I have only had this a couple of weeks. But I can see nothing at all wrong with this Amp.
                      It has a full rich tone, and is very powerful.
                      The presets are great. You have 4 very nice voices and they are very tweakable.
                      I would suggest that you dont bother with the Speaker bottom. Just get the Amp head and get a better bottom. The MG series speaker bottom that goes with this just doesn't have a very good sound, in my humble opinion.
                      I put the Amp on a Peavey Windsor bottom and It sounds awesome!
                      I would definetly recommend the Amp Head. But play it through a higher quality bottom.

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