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Blehh.... (Marshall - MG412A)

By King Loudness, 25/01/2012
The Marshall MG412A is the company's cheapest level cab and is meant to go with their solid state MG100 head, or act as a 4x12 rig for those who can't afford a 4x12 of a higher calibre. It's actually slightly smaller than the conventional 1960 cab which has its pluses and minuses. The lighter weight means that's definitely a little easier to cart around than a regular model and it doesn't cause as much strain on the back. However, it also sounds thinner and cheaper because of this. The tones are certainly lacking in low end heft as well as punchiness, especially at higher volumes. In a band mix the cab doesn't really offer the solid backbone to stand up in a mix. Using high volume tube rigs the sound tends to get buried in a mix, especially when other guitarists are in the mix. It's loaded with cheap Celestion branded speakers that are built for this model. They aren't the same quality as a Vintage 30 or Greenback though, they are pretty flat and bland sounding without much top end sizzle or punch in the midrange. However the cheap construction is a bigger fault here, because you're left with a very thin and cheaply made enclosure that will always sound inherently thin regardless of speaker choice. It's really not a surprise given the cheaper price of this cab, but then again I've had cheaper cabs from other companies that did sound thicker than this. Your milage may vary though. For just a beater cab to use for lower volume applications it sounds okay, but it really doesn't hold up very well at higher volumes. Players might be enticed by the fact that it's a cheap cab emblazoned with the Marshall name, but if you need a decent cab for gigging applications I would look elsewhere.
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Not a bad intro amp (Marshall - G50RCD)

By iamqman, 01/08/2011
This is Marshall's attempt at the introductory amps for the beginner or low budget guitar players. For the quiet player it has a headphone input so if you desire to play at home quietly or in your office this is a great feature.

This is the same amp as the other wattage in this series. This you get a little bit more air through with the extra wattage. This is 50 watts and will shake walls down with solid state tone.

This amp is similar to the FX version of this series with a few more options. First you have the foot switch and input right next to one another on the front panel. Next, you have a instrument input on the front for the headphone jack, line out and CD input. You can hook your favorite CD player into the amp and use the CD player's volume to get the desired volume out of the amp.

UTILIZATION

Features
Twin switchable channels
Clean Channel with its own Treble and Bass controls
Overdrive Channel with Gain, Bass, Contour, Treble, and Volume controls
Built-in Reverb
Line out
Headphone input
CD input


SOUNDS


This is going to be a bit less headroom than the 80 watt version and a little more headroom than the 30 watt version. The tone from this amp isn't that bad for being a solid state amp. It has 2 channels with two modes for each channel and all are very usable in the basic functions. This is an all in one amp for a beginner guitar player. Any one who has spent any time with a tube amp will not go for this other than to have as a practice unit for silence or office use. The crunch channel will get you a great classic rock tone. Trying using a Gibson Les Paul or SG and dial down the gain for some good Led Zeppelin tone or Ac/Dc crunch.

The over drive channel is excellent for modern rock and will sound good with any guitar used with humbucker pickup. I suggest dialing in your contour control knob to find the best synch with what ever guitar that you are planning to use with the amp. ONe great thing about this amp is the contour knob.

The contour control basically shifts the mid-range frequencies in your guitar tone. By turning the Contour fully clockwise you will scoop out of your sound most of the middle frequencies. If you combine this setting with heavy distortion and high Treble and Bass settings you can get a killer thrash tone, perfect for brutal rhythms and nasty leads. By turning this control fully anti-clockwise you can get some great fusion type

OVERALL OPINION

These amps have been long discontinued so the used market is the only way to go at this point. They newer models so this one is obsolete. If you are looking for a good amp that you don't have to worry about and just need for practicing or silent playing and you need that Marshall tone then this is a good amp for those purposes. This isn't going to go on stage anywhere or be good for recording, but if you need simplicity in a practice amp then this is a great amp for that. It has a good enough tone for getting your chops down or feeling out the neck of the guitar. I would recommend this to any Marshall fan looking for a solid practice amp.
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Too loud (Marshall - G80RCD)

By iamqman, 12/07/2011
This is Marshall attempt at the introductory amps for the beginner or low budget guitar players. Along with the reverb in the the amp it has several other effects such as Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Delay. For the quiet player it has a headphone input so if you desire to play at home quietly or in your office this is a great feature.

This is the same amp as the other wattage in this series. This you get a little bit more air through with the extra wattage. This is 80 watts and will shake walls down with solid state tone.

This amp is similar to the FX version of this series with a few more options. First you have the foot switch and input right next to one another on the front panel. Next, you have a instrument input on the front for the headphone jack, line out and CD input. You can hook your favorite CD player into the amp and use the CD player's volume to get the desired volume out of the amp.



UTILIZATION

Features
Twin switchable channels
Clean Channel with its own Treble and Bass controls
Overdrive Channel with Gain, Bass, Contour, Treble, and Volume controls
Built-in Reverb
Line out
Headphone input
CD input

The Contour control basically shifts the mid-range frequencies in your guitar tone. By turning the Contour fully clockwise you will scoop out of your sound most of the middle frequencies. If you combine this setting with heavy distortion and high Treble and Bass settings you can get a killer thrash tone, perfect for brutal rhythms and nasty leads. By turning this control fully anti-clockwise you can get some great fusion type

SOUNDS


The tone from this amp isn't that bad for being a solid state amp. It has 2 channels with two modes for each channel and all are very usable in the basic functions. This is an all in one amp for a beginner guitar player. Any one who has spent any time with a tube amp will not go for this other than to have as a practice unit for silence or office use. The crunch channel will get you a great classic rock tone. Trying using a Gibson Les Paul or SG and dial down the gain for some good Led Zeppelin tone or Ac/Dc crunch.

The over drive channel is excellent for modern rock and will sound good with any guitar used with humbucker pickup. I suggest dialing in your contour control knob to find the best synch with what ever guitar that you are planning to use with the amp.

OVERALL OPINION

If you are looking for a good amp that you don't have to worry about and just need for practicing or silent playing and you need that Marshall tone then this is a good amp for those purposes. This isn't going to go on stage anywhere or be good for recording, but if you need simplicity in a practice amp then this is a great amp for that. It has a good enough tone for getting your chops down or feeling out the neck of the guitar. I would recommend this to any Marshall fan looking for a solid practice amp.

These amps have been long discontinued so the used market is the only way to go at this point. They newer models so this one is obsolete.
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Not a bad practice amp (Marshall - G30RCD)

By iamqman, 22/06/2011
This is Marshall attempt at the introductory amps for the beginner or low budget guitar players. Along with the reverb in the the amp it has several other effects such as Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Delay. For the quiet player it has a headphone input so if you desire to play at home quietly or in your office this is a great feature.

This amp is similar to the FX version of this series with a few more options. First you have the foot switch and input right next to one another on the front panel. Next, you have a instrument input on the front for the headphone jack, line out and CD input. You can hook your favorite CD player into the amp and use the CD player's volume to get the desired volume out of the amp.

The Contour control basically shifts the mid-range frequencies in your guitar tone. By turning the Contour fully clockwise you will scoop out of your sound most of the middle frequencies. If you combine this setting with heavy distortion and high Treble and Bass settings you can get a killer thrash tone, perfect for brutal rhythms and nasty leads. By turning this control fully anti-clockwise you can get some great fusion type tones.

UTILIZATION

Features
Twin switchable channels
Clean Channel with its own Treble and Bass controls
Overdrive Channel with Gain, Bass, Contour, Treble, and Volume controls
Built-in Reverb
Line out
Headphone input
CD input
Single 10 in. speaker

SOUNDS

The tone from this amp isn't that bad for being a solid state amp. It has 4 channels and all are very usable in the basic functions. This is an all in one amp for a beginner guitar player. Any one who has spent any time with a tube amp will not go for this other than to have as a practice unit for silence or office use. The crunch channel will get you a great classic rock tone. Trying using a Gibson Les Paul or SG and dial down the gain for some good Led Zeppelin tone or Ac/Dc crunch.

The over drive channel is excellent for modern rock and will sound good with any guitar used with humbucker pickup. I suggest dialing in your contour control knob to find the best synch with what ever guitar that you are planning to use with the amp.

OVERALL OPINION

If you are looking for a good amp that you don't have to worry about and just need for practicing or silent playing and you need that Marshall tone then this is a good amp for those purposes. This isn't going to go on stage anywhere or be good for recording, but if you need simplicity in a practice amp then this is a great amp for that. It has a good enough tone for getting your chops down or feeling out the neck of the guitar. I would recommend this to any Marshall fan looking for a solid practice amp.

You cannot buy these new anymore because Marshall has discontinued them. So the used market is the only way to go now with these amps. I have seen them for around $120 or so.
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