MG30DFX review by Marshall

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 6.8 (302 votes)
Marshall: MG30DFX

Price paid: $ 210.45

Purchased from: GAK

Sound — 9
I use an Ibanez RG321MH. With my old guitar the amp sounded a bit limited, but the Ibanez unleashes the distortion for awesome metal tones. I play mostly metal, and it'll make anything sound good. I play a bit of rock aswell, and the amp suits it well. The clean channel is a bit limited though-only 3 controls. Also, through headphones it is a lot quieter.

Overall Impression — 9
This is a good amp for metal and rock. The clean channel is also good for bluesy stuff, or jazz or whatever. I've been playing about 2 and a half years now, and have a cheap distortion pedal and I'm planning on getting a wah pedal soon. I'm not the most experienced in amps but I know that this is a good one. If it were stolen, I would consider either I higher range one, or maybe consider something else like a Line6 Spider III. Or I would just find and kill whoever stole it.

Reliability & Durability — 9
I have had no problems with it, although I have heard bad things about it's reliability. I can't say I take care of it much, but I don't neglect it. I don't chuck it around, infact, it hasn't moved in a year. But I don't do the whole put the controls to 0 kind of stuff. That's just me being lazy. But anyway, I've had no problems with the reliability.

Features — 8
It has 2 channels-clean and overdrive. It has a footswitch pedal input, a CD in jack (for plugging in iPods etc) and a headphone output. And of course, the all-important input. It has reverb, chorus, delay and flanger that are easy to use. It also has FDD (Frequency Dependency Damping).

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    SG69. probably that's because your amp sucks! i don't know where are you from, but here in italy i bought a good amp. probably you got a bad one with problems. i've heard that sometimes people buy this amp and got terrible sound. i got luck and i bought the good one xD and i play from 3 years. and i might know something about guitars and amps. =)
    My friend has this amp and his guitar teacher tells him its a good amp and that its better than my Spider 3.