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Marshall MG Series MG30CFX 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp  Carbon Fiber 

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An ideal practice amp with an analog tonal heart and solid digital effects.

The Marshall MG Series MG30CFX 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp is an ideal amp for practicing and even performing in small to medium settings. Boasting a bold, carbon fiber-clad look, solid digital effects, and the MG Series' critically acclaimed, analog tonal heart, the MGCF Series has arrived and is already the practice amp choice of some of the world's leading players.

FEATURES
  • 30W
  • 10" speaker
  • Channels (storable): Clean, Crunch, OD1, OD2
  • Digital Effects: Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Vibe, Octave
  • Digital Delay: Hi-Fi, Tape, Multi, Reverse
  • Digital reverb types: Spring, Studio
  • MP3/ Line In jack
  • Emulated headphone output
  • MG footcontroller-compatible
  • Compact size for practice and small jams/gigs
  • Carbon fiber look and feel
  • Critically acclaimed Marshall analog tone

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

SPECIFICATIONS

MG Series MG30CFX 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp

  • Dimensions: 480 x 420 x 225
    Weight: 23.8 lb.
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MarshallMG Series MG30CFX 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (19)
  • Portable (19)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Warm / comfy (13)
  • Good power output (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (14)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Performances (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Novice (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great All A Round Amplifier

I had to downgrade a lot of my equipment and sell my Marshall Valve Combo. But I really do like this amp. You are not going to get the quality of single analog pedal...Read complete review

I had to downgrade a lot of my equipment and sell my Marshall Valve Combo. But I really do like this amp. You are not going to get the quality of single analog pedal effects with the built in effects, but they are still pretty good and very usable. Love all four of the channels with Crunch and OD1 being my favorite. OD2 is also very good, but more for super high gain applications and I am sure I will use it more in the future as my writing and playing changes. I have gone from that super high gain sound to more of a crunch or OD1 tone in my playing. The tones out of all four channels do an incredible job of mimicking an authentic Marshall tone, I was pleasantly surprised with how warm they all sound. The biggest thing I liked about this amp was the ease of use. I had tried a Blackstar modeling amp and I hate downloading patches and most of them sound sterile. But for the price I cannot say enough good things about this amplifier.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent features, low quality

I have a 2003 MG15DFX and wanted the newer version with 30 watts. The max loudness on this 30 watt model is the same or lower than my old 15 watter, and I tried...Read complete review

I have a 2003 MG15DFX and wanted the newer version with 30 watts. The max loudness on this 30 watt model is the same or lower than my old 15 watter, and I tried two of these new in box. The four channels are nice; you can use either manual or program modes. I don't like that the Tap + Store buttons say "Tuner" yet there is no tuner unless you buy the $75 optional foot pedal. Moreover, the tuner is on the foot pedal but you can't switch it on/off from the pedal itself; you have to reach over to the amp and then press and hold the two buttons on the amp. The reverb no longer has Hall like the older model; it just gives you Plate and Spring. The overall tone is shrill and hurts my ears after about 15 minutes in the same way that modeling amps do. In fact, I suspect that this IS a modeling amp, just not advertised as one. In fairness, it has a fat, punchy low-end and lots of gain. The gain reacts very well to how hard you pick, which is perhaps the nicest feature. New players who like Marshalls will dig this, but I seriously think something like Line 6's Spider 75 blows this thing away for value and versatility. Of the two I bought and tried, the first had a wrinkle in the tolex covering, the second had white paint on one of the knobs right out of the factory-sealed box and the cabinet buzzes when I hit certain notes. Both have the same low output compared to my old 15DFX. YouTube videos make the MGCFX sound like a dream, but after getting it home I'm uncharmed.

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5.0

I would buy this product again.

By Mike

from Orange Park FL.

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Marshall MG Series MG30CFX 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

    Great little personal practice amp. for the price. The only Con I can find is the power cable on the 15 & 30 watt models are directly wired and can't be removed. A normal removal power cable would be useful. Kind of cheep for Marshall to use such a system. Unexpected. I think the 50 Watt Model would have been worth the extra money.

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    5.0

    Killer sound with plenty of power

    By Captain Lou

    from Almost Heaven, WV

    About Me Novice

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Jamming

      Comments about Marshall MG Series MG30CFX 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Awesome tone comes out of this thing. Has everything you need. OD2 has a great metal sound and the clean and Crunch are awesome. The OD1 channel however, seems no different than the crunch regardless of the settings. Plenty of power. If you're like me, I wasn't used to the whole new age preset thing because I prefer manual everything, but there is even a manual mode so it's great.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Amp! Easy to Use! Buy it!

      By NothingBefore94

      from Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Not a tube...obviously.

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about Marshall MG Series MG30CFX 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

      I don't go out and gig. I like to play around at home and maybe at a friend's house and this amp lets me do just that and more. Don't buy this expecting the quality of a $2000+ tube amp, because that is not what you are paying for. This amp is absolutely perfect for the price you pay for it. I can get such a wide variety of sound out of it, from heavy metal, to clean country. The storage feature is amazingly simple to use and helpful if you find a sound that you do not want to lose on a certain setting. Overall, best amp that I have owned, and easiest to use. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Bad tone

      By JimG

      from Phoenix

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Marshall MG Series MG30CFX 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

        I love Marshalls and regularly play a pair of JVMs. I bought an MG to use as a travel amp and for the added features. Unfortunately, the overall tone had too many unwanted elements for me to enjoy playing with this amp. If you are used to playing with tube amps with great tone and dynamics, playing one of these amps will ruin your day. :(
        Then again (with a few exceptions) you get what you pay for.

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        4.0

        Excellent tone and good value

        By Vern

        from Albany, Oregon

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Marshall MG Series MG30CFX 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

        Great sound, and very portable. Has nice effects, but are kinda limited, not a lot of variation on the onboard effects. Fairly loud for 30watts, has a great warm tone, My axe has PAFs and sounded excellent with warm bluesy sound. Great for the budding amateur.

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        5.0

        Loud Amp!

        By Mike

        from Indiana

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Marshall MG Series MG30CFX 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

          Great range of sounds! No turning volume to max to get distortion like old, inferior amps require!

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          5.0

          This Marshal amp does the job

          By dartman

          from Floral City, FL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

          • No negatives

          Best Uses

          • Use it to play guitar at home only

          Comments about Marshall MG Series MG30CFX 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

          Good amp at a good price.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great All A Round Amplifier

          By Michael

          from Lexington, KY

          About Me Experienced

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Marshall MG Series MG30CFX 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

            I had to downgrade a lot of my equipment and sell my Marshall Valve Combo. But I really do like this amp. You are not going to get the quality of single analog pedal effects with the built in effects, but they are still pretty good and very usable. Love all four of the channels with Crunch and OD1 being my favorite. OD2 is also very good, but more for super high gain applications and I am sure I will use it more in the future as my writing and playing changes. I have gone from that super high gain sound to more of a crunch or OD1 tone in my playing. The tones out of all four channels do an incredible job of mimicking an authentic Marshall tone, I was pleasantly surprised with how warm they all sound. The biggest thing I liked about this amp was the ease of use. I had tried a Blackstar modeling amp and I hate downloading patches and most of them sound sterile. But for the price I cannot say enough good things about this amplifier.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            it is a good value for the price

            By John M

            from New Baltimore, MI

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Weak

            Best Uses

              Comments about Marshall MG Series MG30CFX 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

              I bought this amp to practice with as a more convenient alternative to my heavy, 2 x 12 (tube) amp. It works good, but the buyer should be aware that this is not a loud amp. In my case, this is perfectly okay. There is an annoying little hum when it is "on" but I am not strumming my guitar, and I am still trying to figure out how to quiet it, or silence it through the settings. The carbon fiber finish looks great. For my needs, it will be perfectly adequate.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love It !

              By Rick B.

              from Binghamton , NY

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Marshall MG Series MG30CFX 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

                I am just learning how to use an amplifier for the first time as a musician. This one is powerful, gritty and full of vibrant sound. I am sure with time I will find that perfect tone .

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