Purchased from: Sam Ash Music
Sound — 3
Most MG's are notoriously bad. It would be a lie to say this was an exception. Although the amp emits practically no noise no matter the conditions, it's overall sound is mediocre. The cleans are barely passible. The overdrive doesn't sound like overdrive at all. It's more along the lines of some washed-out, crappy fuzz. Interesting sound at first, later very annoying. This thing takes forever to distort clean, even with humbuckers. But this is even worse than the overdrive. Most people think the MG sounds bad. I think it sounds pathetic.
Overall Impression — 3
I play lots of things (No set style). I've had this for 3-4 years. When I originally bought this, I only had a choice between this and an Ibanez amp. That's the only reason I got it, because it sounded better than the Ibanez. I should have saved up a little and got one of those Vox Valvetronix amps (the one before the new silver grated one) I would never buy this again. In fact, I'm staying away from Marshalls for now. (because I can't afford a good one).
Reliability & Durability — 4
Wouldn't gig with it. I'm sure it'd be reliable, but it is only 10 watts. Despite this it gets pretty loud. It hasn't broken and shows no signs of breaking in the future. Unlike the higher priced MG's, this one dosen't suffer from the overheating problem. I just wouldn't gig with it because of it's harsh, bland tone.
Features — 5
A 2005 amp, solid state, 2 channels (usual clean/overdrive). Nothing special. No EQ, just a "contour" control, essentially a treble control. One master volume for clean and a Drive level and Drive tone controls. Features CD line-in for jamming with music, emulated line out (for quiet practice/recording), and emulated headphones (headphone use).