Marshall MG Amps

Buying Guide: Marshall MG Series Amps

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No models or digital forgeries—just 100% pure, unadulterated Marshall!

As digital modeling amps have become more pervasive in the gear world, you may have noticed that many claim to recreate “classic British tone.” It’s no secret that phrase is usually industry code for one word—Marshall. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and that being the case, Marshall owes its modeling competitors a “thank you!” for making its brand the one digital copycats target the most.

That said, although many modeling amps do provide a wide range of tones, it’s not realistic to think a $100 practice amp can match up to the 100W, all-tube stacks; legendary vintage amps; or boutique, handwired combos your heroes used on classic cuts. Rather than focus on recreating the sounds of other amps, Marshall chose to continue doing what they do best—designing and building amps that let your individuality shine through.

Marshall prides itself on a history of innovation, not emulation. The company takes the position that  it’s an original, and so are you! Rather than being a jack of all trades, Marshall aims to be the master of one—tone! That's why Marshall has set the standard for decades, offering amps that capture its unmistakable legacy and allowing you to sound like yourself.

Marshall’s range of stunning-sounding MG amps is surprisingly affordable. The series is comprised of 11 amps in total—nine combos, a  mini stack, and a 100W head—plus two 4x12" cabinets, angled and straight. All 11 amps boast acclaimed Marshall analog tone and nine are totally programmable, featuring four channels (Clean, Crunch, OD-1 & OD-2), (speaker) Damping, plus an impressive offering of digital effects. These effects include Modulation (Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Vibe, or Octave), Delay (Hi-Fi, Tape, Multi, or Reverse) and Reverb (Studio or Spring). From the portable, MG10CF 10W practice combo to the gig-ready 100W MG100HCFX head, the Marshall MG range has something for everybody and every budget.


Take a video tour of the MG50CFX. Classic Marshall roar meets a slate of stage-worthy effects in a practice-size combo.

Add to this, Marshall’s groundbreaking Stompwear—a patented, programmable footswitching technology that works with a regular guitar cable—and you quickly realize that this Marshall range is built for serious performance duties.

Marshall MG4 Stompware Footswitch

The MG4 Stompware Footswitch puts four front-panel controls, or entire presets, right under your foot for breathtaking transitions.

Start shopping the selection at Musician’s Friend today and discover more about these guitarist- and wallet-friendly amps. Marshall MG amps don’t need to copy others or make misleading claims, they’re already the warm-up/practice amps of choice for Zakk Wylde, Kerry King and Yngwie Malmsteen. That’s the Marshall difference … they’re no copy brand, they’re the real deal.

You’ll find the world’s largest selection of Marshall amps, combos and speaker cabinets at Musician’s Friend, all backed by our lowest-price, total satisfaction guarantees.

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