Marshall MG-15RCD

15W Combo (1 x 1")

Made by Marshall

Description This amp is a nice little practice amp that is very light and portable. It's got a few basic controls and a headphone jack.
Posted By Kevin Roberts (549)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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Overall Rating: 4.4 (of 5)
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On 10/14/2005, Travis McNeely (757) posted:
Overall Rating:
For a $110, this is just about the best amp you'll find. i've looked at peaveys and line 6's, but i liked the crunchy sound of this amp and snaped it up. i wish it was a TRUE tube amp but good enough as long as its got the ffd and you get what you pay for, right? in this case i think you get a little more.
Model Year: 2005
Price: $109.99 (new)
Where Obtained: musiciansfriend.com
Features:
CONTROLS Clean volume, overdrive volume and gain, bass, contour and treble. FFD tube emulator switch (works good). overdrive on/off. 15 watt, 8inch speaker, Its powerful enough to record and do house jams, but your gonna have to run it through a PA at a gig.
Sound Quality:
I play my dinky through it and even my bass, which the little marshall keeps clean all the way to volume 10. clean is good for any style, distortion works good for old school crunch and classical shred when the gain is maxed out. To tell you the truth it sounds better than a lot of tube amps ive used. You can keep your sound clean all the way up to 10, even with a bass!
Ease of Use:
Very basic. good for beginers. easy to use for the quality of sound it puts out.
Durability:
Some times when your working on the 1st e string and doing realy high pitched stuff and you got the gain maxed out it skips a little, its a solid state (dosent sound like one) so you never have to tube it. the walls are like an inch thick so its cased pretty good...
On 6/22/2003, Matja Praprotnik (1384) posted:
Overall Rating:
It's small, it's not very loud but god for a beginner!!!
Model Year: 2002
Price: $139.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Big bang
Features:
Emulated Headphones, CD in & Emulated Line out, Clean Tone, Overdrive, EQ.
Sound Quality:
The sound is good because the pric was low!!!
On 7/12/2002, MIke Bongarzone (49) posted:
Overall Rating:
Its a really goood amp for the money. If my amp were stolen i would be deeply saddened but i think i would go out and about and buy another amp with more power( another marshall). this amp aslo has a cd input feature so u can play along with ur favorite band thats pretty cool.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $129.00 (new)
Where Obtained: guitar center
Features:
This little practice amp is pretty good. its has two gain channels. One reverb its pretty decent, bass treble the usual. It kicks out some distortion i think its pretty godd for a practice amp. I dont think its loud enuff for a band or anything but its got enuff volume to jam. Its a solid state amp.
Sound Quality:
I use my wasburn bt4Q with it it works real nice i get some real nice tones. i play a litle od everything metal, punk, 70s, all that good stuff and it all sounds good. when u play it clean at a high volume its sounds pretty good. the distortion it cranked up sounds great. i use a cry baby wah and with the distortin cranked up it sounds sick .
Ease of Use:
Hey i got it as a present and within a half hour i was gettin the slammin tones i wanted.
Durability:
Havent really lugged it around alot seems pretty durable
On 5/27/2001, Greg Ebersole (95) posted:
Overall Rating:
Three reasons why i bought this amp. the features, the price and it's a marshall. i had a dean markley amp in high back in '91 and i paid about the same price and it could'nt even come close to touching this marshall. sure it's not a stack but all i can say is this little amp has alot of bang for the buck. i'm extremely impressed with this amp. for the guitarist on a budget this is one nice little s.o.b
Model Year: 2000
Price: $129.00 (new)
Where Obtained: musicians friend
Features:
The twin gain controls provide enough range to obtain the sounds you want. from clean to the "crunch" that is needed for the metal tunes and every thing in between. the reverb also helps in setting up anice sound. even when my kids are sleeping i can turn it down and still get a nice sound from it without plugging in the headphones
Sound Quality:
I play an epiphone SG-style guitar through it. the tone is pretty good for such a little amp. you can dial in anything from the doors to ac/dc to anthrax and mettalica. i'm always experimenting with the different sounds you can get from it.
Ease of Use:
Plug in get the sound you want and play.
Durability:
It seems to be a sturdy little amp but it stays in my room so it should last for quite a while without any problems
On 4/22/2001, Inactive Member posted:
Overall Rating:
This is a great practice amp, and THE best 15 watt out there.
Price: $130.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Accent Music
Features:
See other reveiws, they tell the knobs. It's a nice little practice amp... has great power for being 15 watts.
Sound Quality:
Excellent sound quality on this little thing.
Ease of Use:
SIMPLE!
Durability:
It didn't mess up when I had it...
On 4/2/2001, Jake Spitz (133) posted:
Overall Rating:
Overall it get's it's job done... It's a practice amp, no more no less and I would highly reccomend it to all who are in the market for something like it.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $100.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
Features: *15W into an 8" speaker * Reverb * Twin gain controls * Treble contour * Bass tone control * Line out jack * Headphone input * CD input This little guy is perfect for what I need. The two gain controls get the great Marshall sound and the clean tone is incredible for the size of it. I would have liked another channel and more mid-range features, but, hey, for a hundred bucks it's a good deal.
Sound Quality:
At the moment i'm using a Squire Strat and a custom made strat with custom shop '69 pickups (pieced together a la eBay.) Both sound real good through this little guy... I would reccomend it highly for a good clean tone and a nice blues tone. Once you get past the "bluesy" area with the gain controls the noise just gets a little out of hand. Unfortunately, when I take it jamming, it can't keep the clean sound when I try to pump it up over the drums, but, it wasn't meant for high-volumes. It's not the most incredible thing in your life, but it's fine for practice.
Ease of Use:
The controls on this amp can be mastered in minutes... And if your're not sure about the way you set it up, the instruction manual comes with "generic" settings for the type of sound you are looking for.
Durability:
I've lugged this thing to jams a million times... It gets tossed in the back of a car and then gear gets tossed over that... It's been dropped once on pavement and it still keeps chugging just like it did from day one. Besides, it's got the Marshall name slapped on it...
On 1/8/2001, Kevin Roberts (549) posted:
Overall Rating:
Before I chose this one, I tried out a crate. This one just sounded much better. The controls also allowed me to produce many more tones that I wanted. If this amp were stolen...I guess I would just mope around my house with nothing to plug into until I bought a new amp; which would probably have a little more power.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $129.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
It's got two gain controls, treble, contour, bass, reverb, a cd jack, and an output jack.
Sound Quality:
I use my Hamer Archtop electric, and the amp sounds very nice with it. I play classic rock, punk, and a little bit of metal. I like the amp because it allows me to greatly vary the amount of crunch I can add to the sound. I am pretty sure my neighbors can hear me wailing away when I crank the volume up...Makes me proud.
Ease of Use:
This is your basic practice amp, and is very easy to use. You may not get all of the sounds that you desire, but hey, it's only $130. And for the quality, well worth it.
Durability:
Seems pretty durable, although I haven't really put it to the test yet. I think it can withstand a good beatin'.