MG10CD review by Marshall

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 6 (162 votes)
Marshall: MG10CD

Price paid: $ 78.69

Purchased from: eBay

Sound — 9
Perfect first amp, does everything I want, from the acoustics of 'Polly' and 'Truth Doesn't Make A Noise' to the distortion of '...Teen Spirit' and 'one step closer. The clean channel is, well, clean, with no distrotion at high volume, although it does have a little bit of static. Nothing to worry about though. Overdrive channel has plenty of gain, and volume. Some static at high levels, more than in the clean channel.

Overall Impression — 10
Perfect first amp, even makes my unbranded strat sound good! Like I said, I play it with a Behringer X V-AMP and a Danelectro chili dog. It's exactly as I had thought it would be, and, if only for the cost, I would buy it again. I chose this over the Fender mini-tone master and Marshall MS-2 because of size and variety. I love this thing.

Reliability & Durability — 10
It will never break. End of.

Features — 9
Ok, it's small, but what did you expect for 50? It still does eveything you could possibly want from it though. I play a variety of styles, from Nirvana to Led Zep, and a lot of punk and White Stripes (hey, they rock and I'm still learning), and it is amazingly loud and versatile for the size. 2 channels, clean and overdrive, but no footswitch. This isn't really a problem for me though, as my X V-amp can put as much distortion into it as I want. This means that most of the time I just leave my amp on clean or low gain, and control everything with my pedal. Has a headphone jack and a CD input, neither of which I use often. No effects other than gain and tone, but, again, it's 50 and my V-amp does all that shit for me. Will only ever use this in my bedroom, but it has easily enough power to do a band rehearsal, but definitely not a gig. Perfect for what I want, especially when you consider the cost.

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