The MG101CFX delivers 100w of power through a single 1x12” speaker driver in a compact and convenient 1x12” combo package and features the same fantastic feature set as the 50w combos in the range. When you need more power to cut through either on stage or in rehearsals the MG101CFX truly delivers and what’s more the MG 101FX is supplied with a 2 way footswitch and also benefits from compatibility with STOMPWARE technology in a revolutionary new controller sold separately allowing you to choose and store your settings, add to these new custom voiced effects in an effects system laid out to allow total flexibility and 3 effects at once! The Marshall MG101CFX Amp provides the flexibility and control you need.
Incorporating a separate control for the onboard reverb allows just the right amount of depth to be added to your tone, Delay is also controlled by its own independent control and not only can you add in as much or as little delay as you require what’s more the onboard tap tempo function also allows you to dictate exactly how fast the delay runs. The third effects control provides a three option chorus / phaser / flanger section allowing one of these custom voiced effects to be added into your sound.
Even with the MG101CFX's volume capabilities you still need to be able to practice in private or play along with your favourite tracks so the 3.5mm headphone jack and 3.5mm input jack mean you can play along backstage or at home in relative silence whilst still sampling the awesome tone of a Marshall. The MG101CFX also has the added capability of an effects loop which can be engaged from the front panel whilst additional pedals in the loop can be connected via the rear jack sockets. Additional Damping control adds further personality to the tone with each of the two damping settings providing a different feel to the response of the amplifier.
Packed with the latest foot switching technology, incredible effects, on board damping, and most importantly a white script Marshall logo the MG101CFX Amplifier provides the confidence and power needed to truly express yourself.
Every single amplifier in the range is built to ensure the best quality in tone and what is more every tone inside the new MG is a Marshall tone ensuring you have access to only the best in clean crunch and overdrive sounds. Advances in design have allowed the MG to become more organic and responsive in its tone delivery and through careful design the sound achieved from every MG is more lively, more controlled and more importantly the best ever MG tone yet.
The biggest advance in the way MG provides amplification to the guitarist is in its functionality. Using the tried and tested design principles that are the only way of delivering the best tone, MG also utilises digital controls. Using this foundation the MG achieves not only the best possible sound set but delivers it through the most flexible interface possible putting the guitarist back in control of their sound.
Plug in and play
The MG comes with shop presets for each of the tones allowing the guitarist to simply pick a style and play away. Additionally for amplifier purists the amplifier can be placed into manual mode which will allow all of the controls on the front panel to represent exactly the settings on the front panel. Marshall recognise that having presets can be great but ultimately an amplifier is an extension of the guitarists expression, by allowing programmable models (MG15FX and above) to be fully reprogrammed.
MG has inbuilt the revolutionary Marshall designed Stompware technology which was originally designed for the flagship JVM range. Using only a guitar cable an MG in conjunction an MG 4 way foot controller enables Marshall’s STOMPWARE technology allowing the user to program their preferred settings using the foot controller. Settings are remembered in the amplifier allowing the guitarist to return again and again to their preferred sounds.
Every emphasis on the new MG is centered on delivering the quality of tone and playability expected from a Marshall Amp ensuring that from the bedroom to the stage the new MG delivers time and again to the expectations of the guitarist.
As technology advances so too the way people use amplifiers has developed. In place of the ¼ headphones and line in sockets the new MG range has 3.5mm jack sockets opening up greater possibilities to the guitarist. By using your headphones from your portable mp3 or CD player you can play an MG to your hearts content without disturbing anyone and by utilising the 3.5mm line in you can play along to your chosen tracks making the MG a perfect practice tool too!
Manufacturer Marshall Model MG101CFX Guitar Amp Dimensions (H x W x D) 528 x 591 x 283 mm Weight 20kg Amplifier Type Solid State Controls Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Reverb, Volume, Mod, Delay, Master Effects Digital Delay, Modulation and Reverb Effect Loop Yes Wattage 100 Watts Inputs One Channels 4 Speaker 1 x 12" Included Accessories 2-Button Footswitch Power Supply Cable
On the face of it, this amp doesn't sound too bad, if you play alone. Once you add a band, it has a tendency to drown and fade away, encouraging you to turn the volume up and up.
Programming sounds took longer than it should but that's probably due to me not having instructions...
I haven't once been able to use the footswitch effectively as it never seems to work.
The built in effects sound great, especially the reverb. Playing funk or surf music is so much fun with this amp.
Overall it’s great for bedrooms (probably best to use a lower wattage) but not so great with a band.
It has two channels with two modes. The clean channel includes a switch to turn it into a soft overdrive channel, which is ideal for blues or classic rock. And, the lead channel includes a switch to increase the gain level, which is ideal for all kinds of metal or high-gain hard rock.
Each channel has a separate EQ, and it’s great to have two really different sounds. For example you can use lots of middle range with the dirty channel to get a classic Marshall tone, and cut some middles in the clean channel to get a bright, clean sound.
Also the effects included help you to get the tone you want. I usually use a combination of Delay, Chorus and Reverb to get a really nice, distorted tone.
I have to say that this amp is also really good when used with pedals. It sounds great with multi-effects plugged in the clean channel and with modulation effects through the effects loop.
The only bad point about this amp is that is a bit over priced (you pay for having the Marshall logo on your amp) in my opinion, and that it really does not give the classic Marshall tones. But anyway, I think it's a great amp with a good sound, even it’s not a classic Marshall.
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