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Featuring digital effects.
With the Marshall MG30DFX Combo you get the Marshall sound in a compact practice/backstage amp. Though small, it delivers a dynamic yet toneful punch. 30W, 10" speaker, two channels. Loaded with digital effects including reverb, delay, chorus, and flange. Includes special features such as FDD (Frequency Dependent Dampening), CD ins, plus emulated line out and emulated headphone jacks.
This is a very cool little amp, the kind that makes you want to practice. Order today.
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This amp isn't too, too bad...I turn this on and turn on a 20w Crate amp I got from my girlfriend (yes, my girl plays..and she f***in'...Read complete review
This amp isn't too, too bad...I turn this on and turn on a 20w Crate amp I got from my girlfriend (yes, my girl plays..and she f***in' rocks!) at the same time and I run a dist. pedal and an DigiTech RP150 through them at the same time and it takes up for what the MG30 lacks (well, mostly) This thinger has no footswitch, but I had one and it fit. The contour is always up when I play straight through the overdrive channel which is practically never...I usually run about 6-8 pedals through it on the clean channel, while sometimes using the EQ on the amp to further sculp my pedal's sound. Overall the amp is great for home playing, practice (which would be probably the best use for it), or swooning a lady with your skills. I am a solo musician and tried out with this coverband and used just the MG30 and it actually got up there in sound with the other 2 guitar players with having the volume up to about 85% and the help of the volume knobs from my pedals...didn't want to blow the speaker 'cause it's my highest watt amp I have... I am actually on this website now looking for a 1/2 stack or possibly just a 120watt head...might just build a cab and load it with some V30's..just to save from buying the cab and to have more$$ on the speakers. I gave it a 4 overall because it's overall pretty good for the size and $ but, the effects can't really be controlled w/the footswitch I have. And that it gets this pretty buzzy/burnt/church bell-annoying tone with the treble up to high...I do recommend this though to the beginners, just starting out and for a solid, nice practice amp.
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I love Marshall...but don't buy this one
I was bought the MG30DFX last Christmas, and although I am greatful to own a Marshall amplifier...this particular amp sucks. It's got an alright clean channel, but after that its very...Read complete review
I was bought the MG30DFX last Christmas, and although I am greatful to own a Marshall amplifier...this particular amp sucks. It's got an alright clean channel, but after that its very disappionting. If you switch the distortion channel on and strike a chord, you are met with a fuzzy mess. It takes a great deal of dial tweeking to get a reasonable tone out of the distortion...even then its not a good distorted amp sound. For a practice amp you could do a lot better. If you want an amp you can play 'Seek and Destroy' on or ' Master of Puppets' then shop around for something better. I am currently hoping to make a massive upgrade, and buy the Marshall TSL122...but I need a job. So until I get the money I am going to have to put up with the Marshall MG30DFX. My final thought...if you are the type of person who gets frustrated buy bad tone, then stear clear of this amp. I wasn't expecting much for the price, but I did expect to hear the chords through the distortion. The one redeaming factor is that it has an reasonable clean channel...but thats not the reason why you buy a Marshall. Save your money and buy a higher quality Marshall.
Reviewed by 201 customers
I got this amp on e-bay for a song,really.Over all I'm very pleased,I'm no professional musician,just a shade tree hobbiest I suppose.I had been playing thru a Line 6 Spider 3 15 watt,which is also a good amp for a player such as myself,but can not compare to the tone I can get with this amp I'm very pleased.
First off, let me just say this amp is very good for a practice amp. When the volume knob is less than 10 o clock it sounds great, it makes fine distortion and overall if you're just jammin in your bedroom this is the amp for you. But if you're like me and wanted an amp you could use for shows/gigs, STAY AWAY from this amp. Whenever you crank the volume past 2 o clock it generates insane amounts of feedback, and when you try to play it's very muddy no matter how much you try to tweak it. Don't get it if you need an amp to play shows with.
It has two channels but one of them sucks, that being overdrive channel, and the clean channel doesn't even have a medium knob.. OD channel has lots of problems, most important of all it has a bad tone, only suitable for metal genres, and impossible to get a light distortion, "crunch" sound. Clean channel and the effects are ok. This amp is not for blues or classic rock and stay away from it if you can buy something good, like a tube amp?!
When I bought this amp, I just expected something I can practice with in my house. But it went way beyond my expectations. This thing sounded perfect when I used it in a three-court gym with no microphone. It's a great, powerful amp for its size and price.A couple things you have to be careful of, though: 1) On the overdrive channel, when the volume passes about five or six, it's really easy to get feedback. You have to make sure you keep your guitar head pointed away from the amp and outside about a three-foot radius. 2) At some stores, you get it with a Marshall channel switch/DFX switch. There's about a 50% chance the DFX switch won't work.I would say this amp is a bit much for beginners, but not enough for professionals. This is more for experienced, yet not professional players.
This amp is the best quality for the Price. I have had it for about 6 months and have had Zero Problems With it. I bought a Half Stack and just put this amp on top of the head and still use it. I recommend it to anyone looking at purchasing this amp. Great for Practicing around the house to.
I bought this amp from the local pawn shop expecting a kinda ok amp when I played with it though, man I was blown away but it all depends on your settings, I reccomend this amp to anyone but I don't much care for the effects on it I would reccomend buying pedals for the effects not using the amps built in ones.
I purchased this amp expecting to get a small practice amp that would last me long enough to save up for a half-stack. I was wrong. This amp is incredible. It sounds amazing. The deep, thick sound of the clean channel makes a great sound for chords and effects. The raw power and heavy gain of the overdrive channel blew me away, it allows a lot of freedom to make your own unique sound. Overall, i have completely forgotten about buying a half-stack at all. I recommend this to any guitarist, new or old.
Not a bad little amp. The lead channel SUCKS for what I do but I dont use it anyway. The clean channel is awsome. this amp is in my live rig, I run it with a fender Champion 30 through a voodoo lab amp selector. I pegg the volume on both amps this one stays clean. I use a Dano over drive to get a good bluesy cruch out of it. Plenty loud, I just mic it for larger venues. I also play High end guitars and I think that helps a Squire or an Epi isnt going to sound good through anything. Thats like trying to polish turds. Oh yeah, keep the treble rolled almost completely off on this thing or its really brittle sounding.
I own this amp and its a great amp. i am looking to play some shows but im hoping to get a half or even a full stack but for now this will have to do. with a mic it sounds fine. i would recomend this to anyone an everyone who cant afford a bigger amp. it sounds great and im very impressed
this amp has 4 effects. reverb, delay, chorus, flang. and the this outstanding feature called the FDD(Frequency Dependent Damping), it accurally mimics an all-valve amp with a loudspeaker.this amp (for me) is perfect for punk, like The Ramones.this amp is good for solos but i need a little more sustain so i use a Digitech Hot Head. i have use this amp with a drummer but he plays metal so i had to crank up the contour. the contour is pretty cool because it scoops out the mids. when the contour around 3 o'clock the volume decreases. overall i highly recommend this amp. its great for jammin along to songs and also have a silent jam so you won't wake your neighbors up.