Price paid: € 169
Purchased from: http://www.musicstore.de
Sound — 10
As you surely know this is a sulide state amp but on the box you can read a message: "Pure analog Marshall sound" and it's TRUE. Also if you set the volume near 0 you can hear a great saturation with the overdriven channels and a pure clean sound with the clean channel. I use it for rock rhythms and leads and I can say it has a great sound. When you Switch it on for the first time you can hear the 4 pre-stored sounds, one for each channel, but you can store every sound you want. On every channel you can add 2 different digital effects: Reverb and one of the other four effects, reverb, in fact, is indipendent, chorus, flanger, phaser and deley can be choosed one by one. The clean channel is very smooth, soft and easy and if you add some reverb and phaser you can have a completely surrounding sound. The cruch channel is for classic rock. Have you ever heard AC/DC? That's it. I use a Ibanez RG550 an it screams like a Gibson SG. The 2 Overdrive channels are striking. The Overdrive 2 is more aggressive than 1 and it is made for Metal sounds. I use the Overdrive 1 channel to play Iron Maiden songs with a Fender Stratocaster 2009 American Standard and it seems to be on a stage.
Overall Impression — 10
I can really say it is perfect for clean and Rock sounds. I use it everyday. My neighours are so happy to hear this pure Marshall sound. If you have the strange idea to buy a Marshall amp, as I had, for home use I can really say buy this one or one or it's family. The 50 Watts for example.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I use it everyday for home use but I used it with some friends at very high gain and it never fails. It is so new I cannot say it's durability but it comes out of the fabric with a 3 years warranty. So if you will have some problems you can contact your local store or Marshall directly.
Features — 9
Hi all, this is my very first review for a very new Amplifier. This new MG4 model by Marshall has been released in late 2008 in the USA and early 2009 across Europe. It is a 15 Watts amp with a 1x8" Speaker. It has 4 storable channels (clean, cruch, overdrive 1 and overdrive 2), 5 digital effects ( independent reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, phaser), MP3/Line in, Emulated Headphones and it is compatible with a completely programmable footswitch controller (PEDL 90008) not included. I own this amp since 2 months and I can say it's perfect for home.