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Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head

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Affordable Marshall tone in a gig-worthy head.

The Marshall MG100HFX amp head packs fully analog tone circuits, providing the distinctive Marshall tone and pure organic flexibility. Using digitally controlled analog functions, the MG4 Series MG100HFX also delivers precise control and superb flexibility without masking your guitar's own sound or making your tone sound processed and artificial.

The Marshall MG100HFX head also features a frequency-dependent damping circuit. This circuit ensures that the sound reproduces the same interaction between amplifier and speaker that occurs in professional valve amplification, making the MG100HFX amplifier sound and feel alive.

A 2-button footswitch is included, but with a Stompware 4-button footcontroller (not included), you can easily store and recall your favorite settings, playing seamlessly through your music in true professional style.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • Power: 100W RMS
  • Channels: 4
  • Stompware footswitchable (not included)
  • EQ: 3-stage
  • Damping: FDD onboard and additional 2-way selector
  • Custom Effects: Reverb, chorus, phaser, flanger, delay
  • Emulated MP3/Line in
  • Emulated Headphones Out
  • Effects Loop
  • Dimensions: 23-3/10" W x 9-4/5" H x 10-4/5" D
  • Weight: 25 lb.
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Dimensions: 23-3/10" W x 9-4/5" H x 10-4/5" D
  • Weight: 25 lb.
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MarshallMG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head
 
3.8

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

38%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (5)
  • Weak (4)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Classic and Modern Marshall tones with great flexibility.

Overall, I rate this amp highly to anyone willing to learn it's ways. This is a new amp for those who purchase it. You mustn't judge it good or bad until you have...Read complete review

Overall, I rate this amp highly to anyone willing to learn it's ways. This is a new amp for those who purchase it. You mustn't judge it good or bad until you have spent time dialing in the sounds. Your time spent will be well worth it. I had good tones dialed in the first night on all 4 footswitches, and spent the next couple of days tweaking and refining them to perfection.

I am very satisfied with this amp.
I needed a new head after my Art SGX-2000 (1996) finally bit the dust. After much research, I settled on this.

It's got everthing I need for playing live...great tone and simple effects. Please understand, the audience can't hear all the subtle differences of all your pedals and rack effects. For one thing, it's live, and live doesn't sound as clear as a studio. Secondly, the audience doesn't have the ears to hear those subtleties anyway.

So live, I use this with the Stompware footswitch. The clean channel is all Marshall - it won't be spanky, sparkly like a Fender, it's massive and heavy like a Marshall.

The crunch channel is classic! 70's rock never sounded better. My Les Paul on this channel can cover everything from Steve Earle to Tim McGraw to Georgia Satellites to Bruce Springsteen and more.

The distortion channel sings, growls, laughs, sneers, giggles, farts, and generally terrifies old people. This MG4 100 watt head is just as capable of delivering scary tones as any Marshall ever was. My Les Paul can cover stinging leads to Iron Maiden to Metallica with this.

I have mine set up like this (Stompware footswitches included:)

Switch #1: Clean, chorus, delay, reverb. Good all-around clean sound. Cut your bass and boost your treble and you will get close to "sparkly" cleans.

#2: Crunch, with a touch of reverb and delay. Good "spanky" sound, responsive to touch, and cuts through the mix.

#3: Distortion, with no reverb and a slight bit of delay. Chuggs and growls. I hear others complaining of not enough gain? This thing has tons of gain. Maybe they need hotter pups?

#4: Auto-Wah lead through the FX loop (see below).
Haven't had it long, so no comments on longevity. I can say that the unit is well-built. It feels very solid. It is marginally heavy, but not anywhere close to back-breaking. You'll have no troubles moving this to the gig.
I rate this a high value because it accomplishes it's mission. This wasn't designed to be a full rack of effects. This is a Marshall amp with some effects. The effects section covers all the basic you are likely to need.

Another part of it's mission: Ease of transport. Load it in the car, unload at the gig, plug it in, plug in the footswitch and it is ready to rock. Doesn't get much easier than that.

The effects are basic, but very functional and clean. The only thing I have added effects-wise is an Electro-Harmonix mini Q-Tron I bought here at Musician's Friend. Now I can have the auto-wah sound by simply stepping on switch #4, which I have programmed to switch on the FX loop. The pedal stays on all the time, and I just switch the loop in and out as needed.

The built in tuner (available only with the Stompware footswitch) is a nice touch. It mutes the amp and is accurate; also seems less finicky than other tuners I've used.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not like any Marshall I've ever heard.

I have a JCM2000 TSL and I really like the sound, but it's heavy and difficult to pack around, especially for smaller gigs. I wanted something that has the Marshall sound, but light...Read complete review

I have a JCM2000 TSL and I really like the sound, but it's heavy and difficult to pack around, especially for smaller gigs. I wanted something that has the Marshall sound, but light weight so I bought a used Marshall MG100HDFX. It sounded really good for a solid state amp, but the footswitch is ONLY two buttons (channel and digital effects on/off). I am very spoiled by my TSL and I like having at least a 4 button footswitch. I was (incorrectly) told that the newer 4 button programmable "Stomp-ware" footswitches for the MG amps would work with my HDFX so I bought one; and of course it did NOT work. Rather than give up, Musicians Friend had the newer Marshall MG100HFX on sale (cheap) so I decided I'd try it out and upgrade. When I got it, I was really impressed with how easy it was to operate, and the versatility of the footswitch. HOWEVER, the sound was absolutely NOTHING like any Marshall I had ever heard in recent years. The clean channel was fair at best. But I was absolutely amazed at how thin and weak OD1 and OD2 were. There was almost NO distortion at all; only a slight crunch at best. In fact, there is no "Contour" knob or mid-shift switch, so you can't get anywhere near the modern Marshall sound. It must have a weak pre-amp or something, because unless I was using a guitar with really hot pickups, it had difficulty getting enough signal to operate the guitar tuner built in to the footswitch. As far as I can tell, the only difference between the Marshall MG100hfx and the Marshall MG100hcfx is cosmetic, one having black leathery looking tolex, and the other having the pinstriped carbon (what ever the cheap looking stuff is) that makes it look like a toy. I wound up returning the MG100hfx because the sound was so bad. I'm really glad I didn't let go of my MG100hdfx. I'll keep it for sure now, but I'm still stuck with a 4-button footswitch I can't use. If you like Marshall amps and the Marshall metal sound, so you're considering buying a Marshall MG100hfx or MG100hcfx, I'd save my money if I were you. This amp isn't worthy of the Marshall logo on the front.

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(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classic and Modern Marshall tones with great flexibility.

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

Overall, I rate this amp highly to anyone willing to learn it's ways. This is a new amp for those who purchase it. You mustn't judge it good or bad until you have spent time dialing in the sounds. Your time spent will be well worth it. I had good tones dialed in the first night on all 4 footswitches, and spent the next couple of days tweaking and refining them to perfection.

I am very satisfied with this amp.
I needed a new head after my Art SGX-2000 (1996) finally bit the dust. After much research, I settled on this.

It's got everthing I need for playing live...great tone and simple effects. Please understand, the audience can't hear all the subtle differences of all your pedals and rack effects. For one thing, it's live, and live doesn't sound as clear as a studio. Secondly, the audience doesn't have the ears to hear those subtleties anyway.

So live, I use this with the Stompware footswitch. The clean channel is all Marshall - it won't be spanky, sparkly like a Fender, it's massive and heavy like a Marshall.

The crunch channel is classic! 70's rock never sounded better. My Les Paul on this channel can cover everything from Steve Earle to Tim McGraw to Georgia Satellites to Bruce Springsteen and more.

The distortion channel sings, growls, laughs, sneers, giggles, farts, and generally terrifies old people. This MG4 100 watt head is just as capable of delivering scary tones as any Marshall ever was. My Les Paul can cover stinging leads to Iron Maiden to Metallica with this.

I have mine set up like this (Stompware footswitches included:)

Switch #1: Clean, chorus, delay, reverb. Good all-around clean sound. Cut your bass and boost your treble and you will get close to "sparkly" cleans.

#2: Crunch, with a touch of reverb and delay. Good "spanky" sound, responsive to touch, and cuts through the mix.

#3: Distortion, with no reverb and a slight bit of delay. Chuggs and growls. I hear others complaining of not enough gain? This thing has tons of gain. Maybe they need hotter pups?

#4: Auto-Wah lead through the FX loop (see below).
Haven't had it long, so no comments on longevity. I can say that the unit is well-built. It feels very solid. It is marginally heavy, but not anywhere close to back-breaking. You'll have no troubles moving this to the gig.
I rate this a high value because it accomplishes it's mission. This wasn't designed to be a full rack of effects. This is a Marshall amp with some effects. The effects section covers all the basic you are likely to need.

Another part of it's mission: Ease of transport. Load it in the car, unload at the gig, plug it in, plug in the footswitch and it is ready to rock. Doesn't get much easier than that.

The effects are basic, but very functional and clean. The only thing I have added effects-wise is an Electro-Harmonix mini Q-Tron I bought here at Musician's Friend. Now I can have the auto-wah sound by simply stepping on switch #4, which I have programmed to switch on the FX loop. The pedal stays on all the time, and I just switch the loop in and out as needed.

The built in tuner (available only with the Stompware footswitch) is a nice touch. It mutes the amp and is accurate; also seems less finicky than other tuners I've used.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Marshall Head

By Austin Schlegel

from Clermont, Fl

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

This head is awesome, i really think this is one the best deals out there when you want a marshall, (plus it looks real great onstage too). I have had this for about 5 months and its never failed, I can dial my tone real well with this and the clean channel sounds very clear and smooth. It has 4 channels so you can just simply put what sound you want on each one and not have to stop and fumble with different pedals you want for the next song. The only thing would be the amount of distortion, dont get me wrong its real heavy, but if you're looking for something a little more metal, use a distortion stompbox. I am really glad i bought this, Its an easy to use head and the buttons and knobs couldn't be simpilier, even the effects sound pretty good. Trust me, if you want a great Marshall and dont feel like paying 1000 bucks for a head, this is as good as it gets. I LOVE IT!

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not like any Marshall I've ever heard.

By Jerry1409

from Kentucky

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Programmable Footswitch

Cons

  • Almost No Distortion
  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Weak

Best Uses

  • Decoration

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

I have a JCM2000 TSL and I really like the sound, but it's heavy and difficult to pack around, especially for smaller gigs. I wanted something that has the Marshall sound, but light weight so I bought a used Marshall MG100HDFX. It sounded really good for a solid state amp, but the footswitch is ONLY two buttons (channel and digital effects on/off). I am very spoiled by my TSL and I like having at least a 4 button footswitch. I was (incorrectly) told that the newer 4 button programmable "Stomp-ware" footswitches for the MG amps would work with my HDFX so I bought one; and of course it did NOT work. Rather than give up, Musicians Friend had the newer Marshall MG100HFX on sale (cheap) so I decided I'd try it out and upgrade. When I got it, I was really impressed with how easy it was to operate, and the versatility of the footswitch. HOWEVER, the sound was absolutely NOTHING like any Marshall I had ever heard in recent years. The clean channel was fair at best. But I was absolutely amazed at how thin and weak OD1 and OD2 were. There was almost NO distortion at all; only a slight crunch at best. In fact, there is no "Contour" knob or mid-shift switch, so you can't get anywhere near the modern Marshall sound. It must have a weak pre-amp or something, because unless I was using a guitar with really hot pickups, it had difficulty getting enough signal to operate the guitar tuner built in to the footswitch. As far as I can tell, the only difference between the Marshall MG100hfx and the Marshall MG100hcfx is cosmetic, one having black leathery looking tolex, and the other having the pinstriped carbon (what ever the cheap looking stuff is) that makes it look like a toy. I wound up returning the MG100hfx because the sound was so bad. I'm really glad I didn't let go of my MG100hdfx. I'll keep it for sure now, but I'm still stuck with a 4-button footswitch I can't use. If you like Marshall amps and the Marshall metal sound, so you're considering buying a Marshall MG100hfx or MG100hcfx, I'd save my money if I were you. This amp isn't worthy of the Marshall logo on the front.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Marshall Mg4

By TAMA ROCKS!!

from Lemoore, CA

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Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

Let me start out like most others, who have played over 20 years, that I have had alot of gear, from tube type amps to solid state type, and I will say this that the MG4 is a great solid state amp. To me the distortion (all 3 of them) sound awesome. The effects are good, but I still use my own effects setup if I'm needing effects. So, the onboard effects I do not use, but seldomly. Reverb is great; goes from a little to that reverb that will seem to have your sound echoing. As a tip: get yourself a BBE Sonic Stomp and connect it trough your effects loop of this amp. You will be amazed at how much more Awesome this amp will sound.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for the money

By natethegreat695

from Roswell, NM

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Warmth
  • Great Effects Loop

Cons

  • Weak

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

I bought this amp about a year and a half ago, and it has treated me very well. It gets great volume, is very responsive to the power of your picking, can handle downtunings (I play in drop C# on my 6-string and drop A on my 7), sounds great on humbuckers and can sound pretty alright on single-coils, as well. One of my favorite things about it is how well it handles external effects. I bought this so that I could have a good gigging amp; however, for my prog metal band that I play most gigs with, the distortion just wasn't quite full enough. I bought a Boss MT-2 (a relatively low-end metal distortion pedal), ran it through the amp's effects loop, and it sounds just like a high-end Orange tube amp. The only thing I'd change about this amp is its clean tones. The crunch, overdrive, and distortion channels are all fantastic, but the clean channel is very deep and has a lot of emphasis on the midrange. If you're into vintage rock clean tones from the '70s and '80s, this amp will deliver exactly the clean tone you're looking for; however, if you're playing anything from '90's grunge to the metal album that came out last Tuesday, it probably won't be exactly what you're looking for. All in all, this amp head along with its cab is great for the money you're spending, fantastic for that stereotypical rock sound, and is very versatile.

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not What I Expected

By Scott

from Columbia pa.

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Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

Bottom Line, I bought this amp and compared it to the HDFX.
I did get other opinions when I tried it out, and those people agreed with me that this amp(HFX)
sounds really bad. Yes I sent it back for a full refund.
What good are the neat features on this amp if it sounds bad.
No matter how I adjusted the controls on the front panel, the amp sounded really terrible.
I was upgrading from my MG100 HDFX to this new model.
I'm really glad I didn't sell my MG100 HDFX.
The sound quality between the two models is like night day.
The HDFX sounds like a Marshall, and the new HFX sounds like a cheep amp.
I was really disappointed when I plugged in to it and played.
I can't believe Marshall let this amp make it out their door.
I see no value in this amp since I can't use it because of the terrible sound.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Marshall MG 100hdfx

By axlslash1517

from Maryland

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

Thought I'd give a helpful review to those looking to buy. It works wonderfully with my Marshall 212 cab. I don't know why everyone hates the overdrive, but considering it's not a tube, it sounds really nice. You can get a vide variety of distortion, anywhere from Slayer to AC/DC, and even the much coveted Slash tone. Plenty of volume, I can cover medium sized venues without even pushing it past 6. The clean channel sounds really good too. The only thing I'm disappointed with are the effects. The delay flat out stinks...but the chorus has a really good sound to it for playing stuff like Metallica. Comes with a footswitch too, which is very helpful. For the price paid, it's a decent amp that is well worth the money.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Head!

By Recordingdude82

from DE

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

Simply Put, This is an Amazing sounding head. You can Moat any tone you ask for, you've got 4 Easy to use effects and You can save Your Settings to where you desire with up to four Slots to save in. I don't know why some would think this Head sounds bad, because It's A quite full sounding, Rocking Head. I would honestly place it over some of their Tube heads. But All in all, I would Recommend Buying this head.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

crunchy marshall sandwhich

By DemonDriver

from union s.c.

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Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

i bought the mg 100 combo at my music store because they are gonna stop selling marshalls and got a good deal on it...the sound is perfect for slayer to zepp...although my input jack keeps falling through the amp but i just unscrewed the top and glued where i saw the patchy asian job...get this amp if you love it loud! and crunchy...i wasnt upset with this amp

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Friends don't let friends buy Mg series

By mackavella04

from New Orleans

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Pros

  • It Says Marshall

Cons

  • Cheaply Made
  • Does Not Handle Effects
  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Weak

Best Uses

  • Kids Toy

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

Friends don't let friends waste their money on a Marshall mg series amp. I know what your thinking, a inexpensive Marshall stack! The fact is that this is a very poorly designed amp. If you go straight through with a guitar you may be able to find a half decent tone but not at a volume that you could gig or rehearse, and its 100w (will get muddy and screech when to loud). I have a vox ac4 head and cab w/ one 12" and my vox is more articulate, louder, better made, and handles any pedal you throw at it. They are about the same price for the stack too. This mg is a no headroom, totally digital amp. 100 watts!?! Go get you 15w of tube heaven and cure your digital, non analog blues. I also have a 100 watt tube plexi clone, and it will melt your face at volume 5. This mg head sounds terrible. Save your money and go find you an amp that actually sounds good and don't buy a stack just because its a stack, even if it does say Marshall.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

i absolutly love it.

By Community User

from kentucky

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

Overall i was exetremely happy with my purchase i mean it is a marshall and i play metal and this thing is insanely distorted.
it has the basic effects you would expect on an amp reverb delay etc. the distortion on this beast is amazing.
it is built like a tank the ups broke the marshall letters off the cabinet but thats all they done to it.
there are not many halfstacks this good for the price this baby is listed for so get it while you can.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

In love!

By Unnamed User-MPwLP

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

Okay, I just bought the Halfstack version of this, and I have to say, this is truly an amazing amp. I am a professional musician, but guitar is not my main instrument. I recently started working on a side Band, and just wasn't happy with my 50w combo, so I decided to start looking. I am one of the rare folks that just isn't down with the whole "Tube amp" thing. I just personally dig the sound, not saying tubes aren't awesome, just personal taste. It's all about finding your own sound in the long run. This thing puts out. It didn't take me long to find the sound I wanted out of her, thanks to the console being easy to use. She sounds great clean, she sounds great distorted. I am not a fan of the effects, but they work well. If you are like me, and just love solid state amps, don't bother wasting your time on anything else.

(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not a big fan

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

this amp just sounds bad, the distortion is weak and i usually have to play through a distortion pedal, also the clean channel has like a sloppy/muddy/fuzzy kind of sound and is not as tight sounding as i would like..... but hey its cheap!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Doesn't Deserve the Name

By Shawn MN

from McGregor MN

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Starting Amp

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

I bought this amp used with a package deal, all I wanted was the cab that came with it. I was impressed with some features of the amp; the simplicity to store as much as 4 different amp settings (OD1, w/Verb, and Chorus for example). And I did like how the head was compact enough to haul to shows.

I didn't like the construction of the head (particle wood and cheap knobs). The distortion sounds like you are playing through a hall.. in a bad way.

I'm judging this head so bad because it has the Marshall name. I have two JCM 800's and the JVM 410H which I love and wanted to find an amp which I don't need an insurance policy to take on the road. This amp didn't deliver.

I would suggest the Fender Superchamp x2 head although. About the same price and there is a lot more distortion options that go with it.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Play Metal? Then Buy This Amp!

By Scotterer

from Ipswich, Ma

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Pros

  • 4 programmable Channels
  • Marshall Tone

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Turned On

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

Tried several amps (Orange Dark Terror, Hughes and Kettner Tubemeister 18, Marshall MA100) before settling on this one. Chan 1 clean, I use boss super overdrive, then boss mega distortion, then satriani time machine in that order to get exact Van Halen Eruption sound. Chan 2 clean, I bypass all my pedals and turn the chorus and delay up a little on amp to get Jake E Lee Killer of Giants Sound. Chan 3 distortion, I use boss super overdrive to get Dokken In my Dreams Sound. Chan 4 distortion, I use boss super overdrive to get Metal Church, Metal Church Sound. This amp could easily sell for double. Don't believe the negative comments left by others, try it for yourself.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Is It

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

For years I've been trying to find the perfect amp to suit my needs as a guitarist in a heavy metal band. During what seemed like an endless quest, I came upon the MG's. It's the best out there, and I've played them all. Marshall is legendary and this is the amp to own. This pretty much covers all musical genres.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

not too shabby!

By keensrock

from illinois

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

ive been using my mg for a couple years now. im in two bands that play local bars and clubs and this amp is righteous for the price! sure, it might not stack up to a tube amp, but it holds its own. if youre looking for for sweet tube tone, buy a tube amp. if you want an affordable metal machine, than this is it. GO MARSHALL!!!

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Buy something else.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

I went down to Towson, MD to go window shopping for a new head the other day (I ended up buying the Bugera V55 HD), and this was the worst thing that I tried out. I thought maybe MGs would sound a bit better since their last line of amps, but nah. It still blows. The ONLY good thing about this amp is the delay which still doesn't sound TOO great due to the amp sounding like dump. ;)

(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

uh, not so much...

By Surrealdrummer_10

from WA

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Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

i play lead guitar in a rock band and my rhythm guitar player owns and uses this amp. on rare occasions i have plugged in a messed around with it to get a grasp of its uses. no matter who is using this, it does not sound very pretty at all. he uses it with the matching cab and the sound is very muddy, digital, and sometimes even painful. when you first plug in you will be fooled into thinking it sounds good (lots of gain, loud, and of course, the marshall name) but after a min or so you will realize that nothing you play has any clarity or control. it has waaay too much bass, even when you turn the bass all the way down. the treble is fizzy and screachy and really over-emphasizes the digital sound. so all you are left to work with is the mid knob which doesn't sound that great either. i will admit that it does have cool features, 4 channels, reverb, chorus, etc that can all be selected with the footswitch. but those do not make up for it's other short comings. i use a solid state amp also (fender fm100 half stack) and my tone is a world apart, much clearer and controllable. if you are thinking about getting this, make sure only to use it as a practice amp and as a rehearsal rig if you have nothing else. using it live will surely get you some dirty looks.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this amp

By MusicKid111

from New Jersey

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Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG100HFX 100W Guitar Amplifier Head:

After reading a lot of reviews on the marshall mg 4 100hdfx 100watt head i started to wonder if after all i wanted to buy this some of the comments were "dont buy this its a waste of money", "you could get so much better." Though i decided on buying it still because of the guys in my band telling me to get it. All i have to say is that its a $359 dollar amp and is amazing for that price i mean im in a scremo, hardcore band and manage to get great sounds from it. The effects are really good my favorite is the delay. The overdrive i didnt like though so what i did was put the settings to clean and use a boss metal zone pedal which had a sick heavy sound!!! I believe that this amp head is really good for its money worth and even though its not a tube amp sounds just as good. Plus i believe just about any type of guy/girl playing whatever type of genre should get this amp if they're looking for a less expensive marshall head.

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