#1
Hi,
I was wondering if anyone could tell me how loud the Marshall MG100DFX amp is and if I would be able to use it at gigs for parties and gigs in front of about 200-300 people??
Also how reliable is it and how good does it sound??

Cheers.
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#2
Loud enough for that, I would think. However...the tone would be bad. And reliability isn't great, either.

What sort of music do you play, and how much do you have to spend? There are a lot of better amps you could get for a similar amount of money.
#3
I can tell you right now, it doesn't sound that good. I'm not hating on it simply because everyone hates MG's but because there are much better SS amps for the price. It really doesn't sound that good [as do most SS IMO] and it's overpriced. What is your price range, and what styles of music do you play, perhaps we could better direct you to a better suiting amp?
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#4
its the best amp in the world
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#5
No.1. Don't buy it.

No.2. Don't buy it at any cost.

No.3. DO NOT BUY IT.

No.4. Use the search button. Plenty of MG threads describing how bad it is. The end.
#6
It is loud.

It is unreliable and sounds like crap.
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No.3. DO NOT BUY IT.

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#8
100 watts is too loud for something like that. I use an ad50, and it is plenty loud for even medium sized clubs.
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#9
i played a mg full stack and i didn't like it, the one crate solidstate stack thats like$400 sounded kinda cool for playing around sometimes, but all the fuzz would just get annoying. but if thats what u want
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#10
You could probably get a good 30 watt tube combo for about the same price, and it would be as loud as the 100 watt solid state MG. And sound a lot better.
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ATTENTION!! step away from that mg.its a horrible amp
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You could probably get a good 30 watt tube combo for about the same price, and it would be as loud as the 100 watt solid state MG. And sound a lot better.


Definitely. Or, failing that, a decent SS amp, such as the Vox Valvetronix.
#14
I used to own a Marshall MG100DFX, and in my experience...

1. Yes it will be loud enough to gig for a couple of hundred people, so long as it's indoors.

2. I owned it for 2 years and I it worked perfectly.

3. It doesn't sound great. It has got plenty of effects and lots of distortion, but none of its features are particularly good and the whole package can sound flat and lifeless. It is not the worst amp in the world, like so many users on this site claim, but you'd be better off spending your money on a Vox Valvetronix or a Roland Cube (although I would recommend the Vox, personally).

EDIT: You could always get a small (but loud) valve amp for a little more money, but first ask yourself if reliability and on-board effects are currently higher up on your list of needs than a tonal difference you might not even notice yet anyway.
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#15
My price range is about up to £300 and I play indie rock music like Libertines, The View, Arctic Monkeys, The Enemy, however I own an OD20 pedal so I can get all the effects I want with that.

Cheers.
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#17
You could definitely get a valve amp with that. The Laney VC30 is worth a look. Or perhaps a used Fender Blues Jr. or, if you're gigging, used Hot Rod Deluxe. A valve amp would definitely give you better tones for that sort of music.
#19
Used classic 30, Laney VC30 (as mentioned), or a used jcm 800/900 would be great for those styles. The mg is pure ****. If you really don't want to go tube (although I can't really see why), check out the Vox valvetronix range.
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Used Classic 30 or VC30 are good choices, but the JCMs are metal amps, the 900 more so than the 800.
#21
use the bloody search button, these threads are becoming very annoying
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#22
you could get a Valveking 112 for that, which isn't too bad
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