Price paid: £ 150
Purchased from: Private Sale
Sound — 3
I'm using a mixture of a Gibson '77 Dot and a PRS Tremonti SE. They both sound mediocre through the Marshall. It's unbelievable. Every pickup is the same, crap tone. And it's not the guitars because I've tried them both with the MG100HDFX half stack and it's a great sound. The overdrive channel makes a constant noise, no other amp I've had does this, the clean channel, as said, is broken... When it worked, wasn't amazing. Distortion is rubbish.
Overall Impression — 1
What do I wish it had? Everything it doesn't - good tone, clean channel that works. If I had the choice of this amp and any other amp in a similar price range, I'd buy the other amp. It's dreadful. Get's extremely hot after around 10 mins of use and heatsink has been checked and no problems can be found, so God knows what's wrong. Dreadful amp. Don't buy it.
Reliability & Durability — 2
Can't rely on this amp, I wouldn't consider to use it at a gig even if I did have a backup. It's dreadful, a disgrace for Marshall in my opinion. It hasn't broken down, apart from the channels messing up. Not been negelected at all. Done everything you should: turn it off when plugging in/out and the like. It's still rubbish.
Features — 2
Features... ehhh... It's the worst choice I've made in my four years of guitar. It's got two channels, clean and overdrive... Both are less than average for me. Clean channel broke after 1 use and the distortion's on the way out and it's only 4 months old. If you play anything similar to Green Day/My Chemical Romance/Old Punk Rock, this is NOT the amp for you. It has terrible gain... Tones... You can get maybe one decent tone out of this, and even then it's not amazing.