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Marshall MG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp

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Delivers 50W of power and total tonal control.

The 1x12 Marshall MG50FX combo amp delivers 50W for all those guitarists who want more from their amplifier and refuse to sacrifice tone. In addition to the superior Marshall MG4 Series sound, the MG50FX amplifier offers you a fully programmable feature set using digitally controlled analog functions for precise adjustments. Store preferred settings for each mode individually simply by adjusting the front-panel controls to your desired positions and then pressing the Marshall MG50FX's Store button. It's that simple.

FEATURES
  • Digital controls and flexible user interface
  • Includes presets and manual mode for versatile tonal control
  • External FX Loop
  • Marshall STOMPWARE-compatible (footcontroller sold separately)
  • 50W
  • 4 fully programmable, storable channels
  • 12" speaker
  • MP3/line in
  • Emulated headphone out
  • Frequency-dependent damping circuitry
  • Dimensions: 20-2/5" W x 19-1/2" H x 10-9/10" D
  • Weight: 37 lb.
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MarshallMG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Beginning-to-gig Amp

I've had this amp for 3 years now and I've been nothing but satisfied. Plugged into a blues driver pedal this puppy can roar. Yeah it's not a tube amp but it really sounds...Read complete review

I've had this amp for 3 years now and I've been nothing but satisfied. Plugged into a blues driver pedal this puppy can roar. Yeah it's not a tube amp but it really sounds good in most any situation that I've used it in. Don't be fooled by the 112 cab; this can roar at ear piercing levels.
Hope my review helped!
This amp has some really basic but nice features if you don't want to have to pay for extra pedals. I must say that I bought a Boss Blues Driver pedal because it makes the tone of this amp sound WAY better than just straight out of the box. But this amp is a really loud, wonderful solid state amp. It has some pretty nice reverb, and the tap delay thing is really handy. Kind of annoying to turn on and off during a song, so I think the only effect I've ever used live is the reverb. But this amp has some great stuff on it.
Normally I don't give out 5 star reviews for products, but as for build quality, this sucker can really take a punch. I have used it at a countless number of gigs, and it has done incredibly. Never had any problems with it at all, and i've used and abused it for so long. The quality of the sound is adequate. For a solid state amplifier, I guess it's pretty good. But it really doesn't sound good at low volumes. The clean channel does sound great though.
I've seen better value in other amps, but for a beginning gigging musician who needs a higher watt amp to lug around, this is an incredible amp. In my opinion, you can spend more and get something like an Egnater tube amp, which sound amazing, and a lot more "real" than this marshall. BUT it really is a great amp.

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The older MG's sounded better

You can get any tone from clean to scream, as long as it's a Metal tone. That's all this amp does. The entire frequency range is the most unnatural sounding thing I've ever...Read complete review

You can get any tone from clean to scream, as long as it's a Metal tone. That's all this amp does. The entire frequency range is the most unnatural sounding thing I've ever heard from any amp in my 30 years of playing and buying/selling gear. For a lot less money you can get much more in the Line 6 Spider series, if modelling is your thing. I don't like the new MG series, the previous models were much better.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Beginning-to-gig Amp

By Jay Faires

from Tennessee

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I've had this amp for 3 years now and I've been nothing but satisfied. Plugged into a blues driver pedal this puppy can roar. Yeah it's not a tube amp but it really sounds good in most any situation that I've used it in. Don't be fooled by the 112 cab; this can roar at ear piercing levels.
Hope my review helped!
This amp has some really basic but nice features if you don't want to have to pay for extra pedals. I must say that I bought a Boss Blues Driver pedal because it makes the tone of this amp sound WAY better than just straight out of the box. But this amp is a really loud, wonderful solid state amp. It has some pretty nice reverb, and the tap delay thing is really handy. Kind of annoying to turn on and off during a song, so I think the only effect I've ever used live is the reverb. But this amp has some great stuff on it.
Normally I don't give out 5 star reviews for products, but as for build quality, this sucker can really take a punch. I have used it at a countless number of gigs, and it has done incredibly. Never had any problems with it at all, and i've used and abused it for so long. The quality of the sound is adequate. For a solid state amplifier, I guess it's pretty good. But it really doesn't sound good at low volumes. The clean channel does sound great though.
I've seen better value in other amps, but for a beginning gigging musician who needs a higher watt amp to lug around, this is an incredible amp. In my opinion, you can spend more and get something like an Egnater tube amp, which sound amazing, and a lot more "real" than this marshall. BUT it really is a great amp.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

nice amp for the right place

By jim

from Hudson NY

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Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

From my first Princeton in 1965, I've always used Fenders and just figured it was time to add a Marshall to the arsenal so I gambled on this one. This review may be worthless to younger players, but as an "old timer" I first found the programmable settings hard to master. A little too complicated for this college graduate, 30 year business owner, and 45 year active gigger. Second, the 4 switchable channels were clean, dirty, dirtier, and dirtiest. I could not get a subtle growl or grind anywhere---just tons of overdrive or distortion. Third--- the FX were not foot-switchable without an additional purchase. As a player, manual FX operation just doesn't cut it. HOWEVER------ the clean channel was super sweet and had the most luscious tone ever--- but I couldn't justify keeping the amp for the single clean channel only. Again-- a really nice rig for kicking around the bedroom--- and a die for clean sound--- but I couldn't use this 2 nights a week 4 hours a night.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome amp!!

By Matt Pogue

from Texas

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Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I've had this amplifier for about 6 years now. I've used it for venues with over 1000 people all the way down to 10 people, so volume is never a problem because when you play in larger venues, your amp will usually be miked. The digital effects are basic but good. I've only had to replace the fan once but that was after much wear and tear so, it's built well. I love the marshall distortion and that's why I don't plan on getting another amp anytime soon. This amp lasts and is great!!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great and versatile amp

By WordmanSeattle

from Seattle

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Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

Here's everything you want to know about this amp.All the 50 and 100-watt MG4 amps have the exact same preamps and front panel controls. The pricing difference is about the power amp section and speaker configuration. The only rear panel difference I can see is that the head has 2 speaker outs rated at down to 4 ohms, where the combos have a single out at 8 ohms.Next, the amp truly does have 4 distinct channels, organized as two sections each with an A/B setting. Going from clean to crunch to OD1 to OD2, you can rate them by amount of breakup/distortion as none, some, lots, and OMG. Though every channel has 2-stage gain, even at it's highest setting the clean channel doesn't break up, just gets a nice thickness. Each channel retains a set of stored settings, which include everything except master volume. So a setting includes pre and post gain, 3 band eq, reverb, effects, delay, and FDD (boosts highs and lows).Modifying a preset is quick and easy. Pick the channel with front panel buttons or footswitch. Twist the knobs until you like the sound. Press the store button once. You're done. Reading the manual makes it sound confusing, but in practice it is dead simple.I play classic rock covers using a 2-channel amp and a full pedalboard including 1 distortion and 2 overdrives, and this rig will allow me to dump everything except my tuner and my volume pedal. Clean channel with chorus; Crunch channel with classic Marshall sound for Eagles, Skynyrd, and Stones; OD1 with modern scooped distorion for ZZ Top, Kiss, and Modern Rock, OD2 with high gain, reverb and delay for solos.One final note: The MG4 series can use a trick footpedal which is available for an extra charge and gives you added features like the tuner and more preset storage, but the basic 50-watt package comes with a 2-button footswitch which allows you to select between the 4 presets in the same way as the front panel buttons. This is enough to get you started and may be all you need.The effects are digital, but according to the Marshall web site, all the amp voicings are analog. So no DSP amp modeling, just a real solid-state preamp. While it may not have the sizzle and shine of an all-tube Marshall stack, you will know the brand of this amp with your eyes closed. It has the throaty Marshall roar. The first time I played my new amp, the other guitar player had a Marshall tube head and a 4x12, and I was getting similar tone (thougn not quite as much volume). It sounded like 2 Marshalls, not a Marhsall and a lame wanna-be.Buy this amp. It has the sound, the features, and the price.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love it & hate it

By AaronB

from Iowa

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I have a love/hate relationship with this bad boy. I really like all the features, such as the 4 channels and the various effects. The clean channel sounds good, but the range of tone is pretty narrow even at max gain. So there is this big tonal gap between the clean channel and the crunch/OD channels.I also like the tone you can get from the crunch/OD channels, but only for individual notes. Because here is what I hate about this amp -- if you try to play chords in crunch/OD, it sounds horrible. You hear the notes you intend to play, but you also hear this horrible bass undertone. No amount of tweaking or tinkering will make it go away, even through headphones. I took it back to the store but the rep didn't think it was a problem, and the store model sounded just the same. I kept it since it still sounded better than the options at that price range. But now I just can't stand it and since I bought the service plan I will be returning it and buying something more expensive. I just can't find anything decent in this price range.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Amp

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp is amazing. My dad bought this for my birthday to go with my Gibson SG Special. Its clean channel is great, along with the distortion, but for me it is mainly for classic rock, although if you play with it a bit, you might be able to get a metal tone out of it. The effects are O.K., but you might want to plug in an effects pedal to it.In other words, this amp is a great starter amp for the teenager, and can get loud. So this could be your first gig amp. Happy playing, and I highly suggest this.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not for me

By SoonToBeFamous

from Tulsa, OK

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Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I thought the MG 50 FX would be a larger, more powerful version of my MG 30 DFX. It's not nearly as Good. It's shrieky with very poor sustain. I'm going to have to try the more expensive Marshall amps. My MG 30 DFX sold me on Marshall.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MORE Amazing Then What You'll Pay For It !

By HUTCHfromBA

from South, New Jersey

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Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I have used a friends many, many times. Can't wait till I buy my own. Absolutely wonderful ! You get much more than you pay for. It has two separate dials for Reverb & Delay. Other FX's (chorus, phaser & flanger) are one one dial. It has a really good 12" speaker AND More importantly than anything a GREAT SOUND! Even at very low volumes (which is hard to do) For any guitarist (not bass) looking for a amp from 30 to 100W, I highly recommend that you hear it with your favorite & least favorite guitar plugged in and judge for yourself. If you play any style other than heavy metal, You'll make it your next amp. A note to Bob O. Trying to compare a modeling amplifier to a regular amp is like comparing tomato's to apples. They might both be fruit but the skin, texture, taste and feel are totally different. You may know how to play but you know very little about sound engineering. If you like line 6, use it. I and many guitarist don't like modeling amps but I don't play heavy metal either. Kudos to WordmanSeattle for the very detailed and accurate review!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

The older MG's sounded better

By Bob-O

from NY

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

You can get any tone from clean to scream, as long as it's a Metal tone. That's all this amp does. The entire frequency range is the most unnatural sounding thing I've ever heard from any amp in my 30 years of playing and buying/selling gear. For a lot less money you can get much more in the Line 6 Spider series, if modelling is your thing. I don't like the new MG series, the previous models were much better.

 
5.0

BEST AMP I HAD!

By Justincredible!

from jakarta, Indonesia

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

Despite some reviews, this amp actually can take both clean sounds and distorted ones. I used a Metal Core effect with my Cort guitar on an Orange, Esteban, and Fender Frontman amp. The sound does not actually bring its purpose. But with this Marshall amp, Metal Core and my other stompboxes lives up to their names! Long live Marshall amps!

 
5.0

Awesome Amp

By roddog

from Undisclosed

Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

Great Marshall tone that a working man can afford! I can't add much above and beyond some of the shining reviews you see here. I can only agree.To Bob-O, if you truly "own it" and it sucks so bad and is so lame in your "30 Years" of playing experience I have one question for you. Why did you buy it? Your review is suspect, you probably work for Line 6.

 
5.0

Marshall MG50DFX

By Bob

from Jersey shore

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Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I bought a discontinued model of this Marshall amp, the MG50DFX. It's a guitar amp but I play harmonica. I've never played electric harp before, so I'm no expert on amplifiers, but I have to say I'm pleased with this. It has a nice sharp crack. When I move around the dials of reverb, etc, I can get real bluesy tones. I have a ton of fun with this amp. It's 50 watts, which is pretty strong for a beginner amp, I guess. This is a good choice for a starter.

 
5.0

Great amp

By guitarman666

from Hawaii

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Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I love this amp it is an awesome amp amazing tone sounds better than a line 6 spider. There where a few problems it makes a fuzzy noise now and again but I think it's because I don't cover it that often a month after I got it the pedal that controls the clean and distortion broke but that O.K because the amp it's self is awesome. Get this amp.!!!!!!

 
5.0

Nice!

By Joekroll57

from Overseas Military Base

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Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp is all Marshall. The set up is fairly easy. The sounds that come out of this thing are almost limitless. The sound overall is pure Marshall. It may not be a tube amp, but hey for the working class guy this amp is a great alternative. Having the on board effects will save you some dough also. My only gripe is that I wish the included footswitch had lights on it, but that's a small thing. If you need a great sounding amp at an affordable price, I highly reccomend taking a look at this well built, great sounding bad boy.

 
5.0

Marshall MG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Amp

By SawyerH

from Spokane, WA

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Comments about Marshall MG4 Series MG50FX 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

Today I went down to my local music store intending to try different amps. I asked the owner to let me play a Gibson SG Standard (just like mine). In short I tryed basically all the amps in the store tubes and combos alike, afer almost giving up I got to the Marshall combo amp section. I tryed an MG100fx and I thought "it has an extraordinary sound". I kept trying Marshall amps until I hit the MG50fx which was much clearer and had simpler controls. I was immediately in love so I kept playing with the controls, and even though I never got to use the foot switch, I noticed that my simple mind was easily able to understand the layout and how everything worked. Even though all that stuff was great the thing that really hit me was the incredibly clear sound AND a deep thick bass range. so all I have to do now is get a job, save up all my money until I have the money for it.

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