MG10CD review by Marshall

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  • Sound: 5
  • Overall Impression: 5
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Features: 4
  • Reviewer's score: 5.5 Decent
  • Users' score: 6 (162 votes)
Marshall: MG10CD
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Sound — 5
The amp gives good tone for squeeky pop-punk and similar, but sounds empty in general. For heavier sounds, it sounds very dull and doesn't have much oomph. It's fine for beginners or for a warm-up before a gig, but doesn't pack the punch required for anything more.

Overall Impression — 5
Ther amp is not really suited towards any style and gives only limited, middle-of-the-road sounds. Comparing this to my 30watt Vox, it is worthless. It's good to have a practice amps, but it needs more of a punch to give the right sounds to keep interest in playing. In the event of losing this amp, I would now stick rigidly to Vox and the tone I have now, rather than bothering to spend out on another 0 Watt Marshall. It is lacking so much, but it's not worth having those things with only 10 watts to pump those sounds.

Reliability & Durability — 8
I have had no faults, so far (touch wood). But Marshall wouldn't have the reputation they do with unreliable amps.

Features — 4
This amp is pretty limited in terms of features. It has 4 knobs; clean channel volume, Overdrive gain and volume and a mids booster knob. The 2 channels are the regular clean and overdrive. It would be nice to have a full EQ panel to nail all the right sounds you want from a practice amp, unfortunately, the tone settings are very primative. But then, what do you expect from a cheap and cheerful 0 Watt practice amp?

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