MG15CD review by Marshall

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  • Sound: 2
  • Overall Impression: 2
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Features: 3
  • Reviewer's score: 3.8 Poor
  • Users' score: 5.7 (119 votes)
Marshall: MG15CD

Price paid: € 120

Purchased from: local music shop

Sound — 2
The sound is hopeless I use a high end EMG equipped Jackson king v for metal gigging and an ESP LTD M-50 as a backup and for for practice (cheap but totally excellent guitar I highly recommend it to anyone!) mostly the sound is thin and cheap sounding the distortion flat out sucks balls! And the clean channel is harsh sounding u can dabble a bit with it to get a workable (aka less annoying) sound for practice but generally the sound is low quality and there's a noticeable hum from this amp when idle especially with the gain channel, if u put some decent pedals in front of it it can sound ok but if the idea is a no fuss portable practice amp you hardly wanna be carrying a bunch of pedals around with it just to get a decent sound, fact is it's a low end amp it's not really d worst sound ever it's tolerable but with great practice amps like the Micro Cube and the Line 6 spider 15 costing roughly the same amount with far superior sound built in fx and tons of more features Marshall really have to do better than this.

Overall Impression — 2
Basic dull boring run of the mill piece of crap practice amp, but then again it does the job not everyones a millionaire u gotta start somewhere and it'll last! nd with decent teqnuqie anything can sound good tho as soon as you've better funds or interest you will be looking for something better.

Reliability & Durability — 8
the only redeeming feature of this amp is that its solidly built and will defiantly last a long time (unless you purposely smashed it cos it sounds like total crap but then your just being stupid) which makes it reliable tho it's only a 15 watt it'd just be used for practice you couldn't really do a proper gig with it it doesn't have the power so it would be unlikely to see much abuse tho it could undoubtably take a fair beating but though it'll probably last forever u'll almost never use it due to the sound unless ur just starting out or can't afford a better amp or just play guitar as a light hobby.

Features — 3
I play a variety of styles and guitars I gig regularly in cover and metal band it's a basic two channel solid state Marshall at the time of buying I just wanted something portable as I also teach guitar and figured Marshall would b a good bet but looking back on things there are a lot better amps for the job it has 2 channels clean and distorted 3 eq controls (bass, mid, treble) and an fdd Switch which helps the sound marginally at best the only saving grace features wise of this amp that makes it decent for practice is an input for cd/mp3 which is handy for jamming to backing tracks it is a reasonably loud amp for 15 watts but you'll need more wattage for anything other than practice.

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