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Marshall MG Series MG50CFX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp  Carbon Fiber 

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

The Marshall MG Series MG50CFX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp is an ideal amp for practicing and even 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
  • Compact size for practice and small jams/gigs
  • Carbon fiber look and feel
  • Critically acclaimed Marshall analogue tone
  • Large complement of digital effects

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

SPECIFICATIONS

MG Series MG50CFX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp

  • Output (RMS): 50W
    Speaker: 1x12"
    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: 518 x 494 x 278
    Weight: 16.6
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MarshallMG Series MG50CFX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp
 
3.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Portable (4)
  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (4)
  • Weak (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice amp

Everyone is giving this amp poor reveiws. I went to a local music store and tried it out myself. I wanted something real. Real as in real tone, not that fake 1000 different...Read complete review

Everyone is giving this amp poor reveiws. I went to a local music store and tried it out myself. I wanted something real. Real as in real tone, not that fake 1000 different preset slop that all these wannabe inexperienced metalheads are playing. This amp is warm, clear, real tone that an amp should have. Not that digital mumbo jumbo fake junk. If you think this amp is junk then you might need to ask someone who knows what good tone is to explain or just clear you mind of thinking you need the highest gain most annoying guitar sound that even the sound guys have the hardest trouble trying to figure out what that horrible noise is coming from your amp during sound check. This amp is good. Just good. Not bad but not the greatest either. Just clearing this up.

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Not worth it

I purchased this amplifier looking to replace and exceed my old MG250DFX which had a phenomenal sound for a solid state amplifier. ON clean its nothing to write home about and is almost good,...Read complete review

I purchased this amplifier looking to replace and exceed my old MG250DFX which had a phenomenal sound for a solid state amplifier. ON clean its nothing to write home about and is almost good, the distortion is also very cheesy. The DFX didn't work on mine, the chorus sounded cheap and despite the knob to change the level of chorus it was pretty on or off and no in between, not to mention it would often get stuck on and wouldn't turn off. OVer all very dis satisfied, the cheap speaker sounded horrible with my pedals. I would not recommend this amplifier.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice amp

By pb

from NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Marshall MG Series MG50CFX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Had this amp for a year now and like it. Easy to carry around and give a solid sound. As noted I play jazz/pop and don't need or like the distortion/buzz but need to boost for solos. I like the reverb and phaser

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not worth it

      By Tonstar89

      from Farmington, New Mexico

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Cheap Speaker
      • Poor Quality Dfx
      • Poor Sound Quality
      • Weak

      Best Uses

      • Returning

      Comments about Marshall MG Series MG50CFX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      I purchased this amplifier looking to replace and exceed my old MG250DFX which had a phenomenal sound for a solid state amplifier. ON clean its nothing to write home about and is almost good, the distortion is also very cheesy. The DFX didn't work on mine, the chorus sounded cheap and despite the knob to change the level of chorus it was pretty on or off and no in between, not to mention it would often get stuck on and wouldn't turn off. OVer all very dis satisfied, the cheap speaker sounded horrible with my pedals. I would not recommend this amplifier.

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      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Little Amp!!

      By Alien Rocker

      from Roswell, NM.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances
        • Practice

        Comments about Marshall MG Series MG50CFX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

        So I picked up this amp new but scratch and dent for a great deal. Two modifications I had to make. 1st was to change out the cheesy Chinese speaker with a Celestion seventy 80 I had and 2nd, was to half open up the back of the cabinet. Now this little gem has a nice full rounded sound and most certainly fills the room. For the price you can not really go wrong. As other reviewers have said, it seems to work best with pedals. I always run a clean amp and let my pedal board bring life. I imagine the the on board effects and overdrive is fine but its not what I use. Good amp.

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Not sure what the bad reviews are about.

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        By Colin D.

        from Madison, WI

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Outputs
        • Simple Effects
        • warm tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording
          • Small gigs

          Comments about Marshall MG Series MG50CFX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

          So here goes...what are all these negative reviews going on about? OK - if you have a bare amp and expect versatility out of the few knobs and effects on the front, you have another thing coming. Period. This amp DOES require some pedals to go with it, I will admit, but come on...for the price it's a good deal. I have three guitars hooked to it via an ABC switch...an Ibanez Prestige RG652, an ESP LTD350MH-NT and a Mike Mushok PRS Baritone. All sound great through it. It does take a little tweaking though but in the end it's worth it.

          There is the option to run your pedal board through a separate External FX loop on the back of the amp which I take full advantage of. I have it running to a Dunlop Wah, a Korg PitchBlack Polyphonic Tuner, an Xotic SP Compressor, a Boss MT-2 Distortion, a Boss GE-7 Equalizer and a Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor. I use Black Oval and Mogami interconnects on the pedals as well as Monster cables going from output to amp and amp to Wah. I have a Mogami cable running from ABC switch to the amp input as well. Reviews that complain of noise either have the amp too close to a computer or on a noisy circuit. Or their pedals (or guitars) are wired with cheap cables. I don't have any noise problems even running it through 6 pedals.

          One of the best features is the speaker output can be disconnected and a guitar cable hooked up to a computer sound card via a 1/4" to 3.55 mm adapter. The volume knobs control the input recording sound on Presonus Studio One Professional. I have made incredible recordings just in the few weeks I have owned the amp.

          Anyway, I am happy and think it's a decent amp at a decent price.

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          (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice amp

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          By isaac

          from PA

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Clear Tones
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Warmth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home use
            • Small gigs

            Comments about Marshall MG Series MG50CFX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

            Everyone is giving this amp poor reveiws. I went to a local music store and tried it out myself. I wanted something real. Real as in real tone, not that fake 1000 different preset slop that all these wannabe inexperienced metalheads are playing. This amp is warm, clear, real tone that an amp should have. Not that digital mumbo jumbo fake junk. If you think this amp is junk then you might need to ask someone who knows what good tone is to explain or just clear you mind of thinking you need the highest gain most annoying guitar sound that even the sound guys have the hardest trouble trying to figure out what that horrible noise is coming from your amp during sound check. This amp is good. Just good. Not bad but not the greatest either. Just clearing this up.

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            (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GREAT

            By PLAY

            from Denver co

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Marshall MG Series MG50CFX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

              I own a 1970 marshall stack. But i wanted somthing i could throw in the back of a NYC cab. This new mg50CFX combo amp has the same crisp clean tone Marshall is known for. It also has great distortion. The 2switch foot controller is included & works fine but i splurged & bought the 4 switch foot controller cuz i liked the included tuner and FX tap switch. I really dig having all the effects in the head and they all sound great & ez to use. Hey, nomo batteries & toys to trip over! Most of all, this mg50 CFX is not heavy and unless u have roadies or a strong back, then u have to buy practical. No this amp is not my 1970 marshall stack but it still has that marshall sound and a load of practical reasons to own it. And who says an amp has to cost alot for it to sound good and this amp sounds good. However, if ur not happy with the tones, in our hi-tech world, u can always buy something to tweek it to ur idea of perfection. This little combo is perfect for any venue. Of course u have to mic it for large halls & outdoor fests but for small to moderate clubs, its got the power all by itself.

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              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Almost but not quite Awesome

              By hartagram22

              from Blacksburg, VA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Poor Sound Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Marshall MG Series MG50CFX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

                This amp is on the verge of being brillant but is slightly sloppy. What i mean is that the TONE...and lets face it, this is what its all about, just comes up short. My MAJOR complaint is that the amp is wayyyyyyyy too dark and muddy sounding. Referring to the OD 2 channel (which is what most of us metal players are after) The bass control on the EQ is way to powerful and the treble is almost non existant. There is no brightness or punchiness to the sound what so ever. The clean, crunch channel is good for a solid state amp. It does exactly what its supposed to do. The OD1 is decent but you can tell it is traveling at a high rate of speed toward FUBARville: OD2. Just like the previous comments, the bass warp is God awful. However, there is a solution to this problem...what u need is a very good OD pedal (I use a T-Rex MAB or a Keeley TS-808) and a 10 band Eq OUT FRONT.... not on the FX loop and you can get some great tones out of this amp.

                The digital effects are pretty straight foward and pretty good. They dont cloud the sound and can actually be useful.

                Conclusion... This amp is like i stated borderline good. Some points are excellent whilst others epically fail. For a solid state amp its not too bad however, it does not even come close to something like a JVM or a JCM 800 but for what is costs, it shouldnt. Its a good bedroom "practice" amp. If Marshall would have included a contour / brightness setting this would be awesome. Still its worlds better and more reliable than a Line6!

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                (5 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Exceptionally Horrible

                By GN54

                from Boise, ID

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • NONE

                Cons

                • Limited Functions
                • Poor Sound Quality
                • Weak

                Best Uses

                • None

                Comments about Marshall MG Series MG50CFX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

                One of the worst amps on this planet. It's so bad you'll think it's broken (it's not, it's just that terrible). This absolutely loathsome machine is not usable for any genre. Definitely not good for metal; it lets out an offensive bassy warp sound when palm muting and has no crunch at all. Barely any gain. It also fizzes horribly if you try to add a pedal to negate the amp's awful distortion. There is literally nothing good about this amp, and I'm not comparing it to some expensive tube amp, I'm comparing it to cheaper solid states.

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                (5 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Festering Joke

                By dogsbrekky

                from NY

                About Me Novice

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Poor Sound Quality
                • Weak

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Marshall MG Series MG50CFX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  Very disappointing amp.. just abysmal

                  nothing works right, nothing sounds right

                  returned it for a Fender Frontman which is very sweet

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                  (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice Amp

                  By ELPoe

                  from Nashville,Tn

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Marshall MG Series MG50CFX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    The front cloth speaker covering is wrinkled and the footswitch connection in the rear crackles & pops and sometime have to jiggle it make the footswitch work at all(M G Series,new with amp).
                    But all & all it's a very nice amp, easy to use and has a great sound.

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