Price paid: $ 102.48
Purchased from: Gigsounds
Sound — 8
I am using a Tanglewood TSE 605 with humbucking pups. I have recently bought this guitar as my old rubbish stratocaster didn't want to last any longer. I generally play garage, blues (including slide guitar) and grunge. I find the distortion very good for garage, and great for grunge, as I have enough for the growl and volume, but I can also hear the treble well. The amp suits my style of music well as it is raw sounding and has a good range of tones. A downside is that the clean turns muddy and distorted at around 9 with my guitars volume set to 10. Though this can be an annoyance, it isnt that bad as for me I like that kinda tone.
Overall Impression — 7
The overall impresion of the amp is good, the MG10CD is a good practice amp, with a good range of tones. I would recommend this amp to beginners, though nothing above, if you were to get a new practice amp(as an intermediate level guitarist), I would say: this amp is a no no. If it were stolen, I would replace it with am Orange, 30 watt amp. I just wish this amps cleans were better, though it has done valiant service so far.
Reliability & Durability — 7
I can depend on this amp, I've had it for 3 years, and I think it will still last, though I am looking for a louder-bigger amp perhaps an Orange with 30-40 watts. I would not gig with this amp as it is to small, but for practice at home, it has done good service. I think the tone has changed over 3 years, for worse, as the clean has become a little distorted at high volumes.
Features — 9
I have no idea when this amp was made, as my dad bought it for me, in 2004. I found the amp very gd as a beginnner, as it was easy to use, the controls are very simple. The MGCD10 has a headphone jack, and a cd+emulated line out(which I have never used). As a beginner I found the amps tone fine, and still do to a certain extent though I do find it lacks some power. As a 0 Watt amp I think it is perfect for practice at home. It is great for the styles of music I play, the cleans are bright, though are not particually powerful and the overdrive is loud, heavy and versataile, it is very simple to find a good tone, overall I am pleased with this amp as a practice amp.