Marshall MG30DFX

30W Combo (1 x 1")

Made by Marshall

Description A combo on the smaller end of the scale, but with the Marshall name on it you know there's got to be more to it! Two channels with CD input (for jamming along to your favorite music) headphone output and a nice little array of digital effects.
Posted By Tony Arnold (2864)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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Overall Rating: 3.8 (of 5)
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On 1/10/2007, Rick Robinson (347) posted:
Overall Rating:
I bought this amp because of the price and the Marshall reputation. I would replace it if necessary, and would recommend it to other players.
Model Year: 2004
Price: $220.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Wichita, KS music dealer
Features:
This is a sold state amp with an effects switch that emulates a tube amp. It also has effects for reverb, etc. You have the option of playing through a clean or overdrive channel. All of the controls are easily accessible and work well. I just use it for solo practicing, so it has plenty of power.
Sound Quality:
I play a Dean EVO Special and get a great classic rock sound with this amp. I'm sure it would suit just about any style of music that anyone would want to play. It sounds great at all volumes, and the distortion is easy to adjust to suit your preference.
Ease of Use:
Very easy to use and adjust in either the clean or overdrive channel.
Durability:
I have never needed to repair this amp after two years of playing. I don't move the amp very often, but I believe it would be durable if you do move amps frequently.
On 11/3/2004, John Boogher (432) posted:
Overall Rating:
I guess its an ok amp if you like metal and/or dont really care about cleanish tones. Its definitely worth it to buy something better if you can afford it. I recently bought a Blues Junior and am very pleased with it- I probably wont buy another amp(at least for awhile).
Model Year: 2004
Price: $249.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
Basic EQ controls for both the clean and dirty channels plus four effects that can be used one at a time. It is 100% solid and you can really tell. The FDD 'valve' simulator is fairly useless.
Sound Quality:
The clean sound is decent. The overdrive is pretty bad unless you like metal.
Ease of Use:
It is easy to use but I could never get the slightly dirty sounds I wanted.
Durability:
I only had it four months so who knows.
On 8/3/2004, James Posillico (90) posted:
Overall Rating:
For the money i guess it's a pretty good amp. i just wish that i would have bought the fender fm212r combo amp. the fm212r is 100 watts, 2 12" speakers has 2 1/2 channels and is only aabout 50 or 60 bucks more. it doesnt have any effects, but for that price with 100 watts, you can get a bunch of pedals. so i recomend you buy that amp instead of the mg30dfx, true it's not a marshal, but it is a much better value.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $240.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sam Ash
Features:
It's got alright fetures. the effects are great, especially for only $240. you have to buy a footswitch seperatly which i think is stupid, i think that they should have just charged like 10 extra dollars for a footswitch cause it's really annoying to have to pause when im playing something that goes from clean to distortion but o well.
Sound Quality:
This amp has great distortion if you like alot of it, but it you want a sound in between cleanish and distorted, you can't get it. and the clean channel is horrable. it cracks alot and if you try playing at any volume passed 2 or 3 it just sounds horrable. and the amp tends to go in and out alot at high volumes. sometimes it just stops playing then you turn it off and come back later and it works fine again. some of my friends have this amp and say the same thing happens to them.
Ease of Use:
It takes a little fiddling around with to get the right sound you want, but not so much. if you like really death metal kind of tone this is amp is pretty good. personally i'm not into that, but if you are it's pretty good.
Durability:
It does go in and out all the time, but i havent had to replace anything on it, and i dont think theres anything to replace to fix that.
On 5/14/2003, Tony Arnold (2864) posted:
Overall Rating:
Perhaps the only way this amp could be improved is by being able to select more than one effect at a time. I would definetely buy this amp again.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $240.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Features:
Two channels swithed either on the amp or by an optional pedal. A solid state amp but with a feature called "FDD" which emulates valve response. Great features for a little amp.
Sound Quality:
Made primarily with practice or small venues in mind, this Amp will do the job. Great distortion at the higher end, very nice sound for the garage or bedroom.
Ease of Use:
Plug it in and go!
Durability:
Marshall, 'Nuff said?