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- What does this mean?
The Marshall MG50CFX is a fully-featured amplifier in the new Carbon Fibre MG series of amps which will be great for silent and bedroom practice, but has enough ooomph to see you through a small gig too! Featuring an incredible 4 channels, 3 simultaneous digital effects including reverb, delay and octaver, line input for MP3 players, headphone output for silent jamming and flexibility / expandability via a Stompware Controller, the MG50CFX offers up a lot of tone for your money; authentic Marshall tone!
Whether you need a big biting British clean or bulldog Brit distortion, the MG50CFX will oblige. Thanks to digital recollection of settings, the MG50CFX enjoys the best of analogue circuitry and digital effects which combine to make great Marshall sounds without limitations. Ideal for gigs, jams, rehearsals, bedroom use and silent practice.
Here's what Marshall say about the MG50CFX
50-Watt, 1 x 12" combo with 4 channels, DFX, and 4 programmable memory locations
Analogue Brawn, Digital Brain
Unlike the vast majority of programmable amps out there, the only thing digital about the MG50CFX is its built-in effects and memory - as far as the tone pumped from its sonic heart goes, the MG50CFX is 100% Analog. Unlike modelling amps that claim to impersonate famous and well-respected amps made by other brands the MG50CFX is a Marshall just like the script logo it proudly bears proclaims!
Split Digital Reverb - New Feature
The built-in digital reverb boasts two options - Studio or Spring. Both are high quality, digital reverb emulations that have been designed exclusively for the new MG50CFX.
More Modulation - New Feature
In addition to high quality, digital Chorus, Flanger and Phaser, the MG50CFX has an Octaver option, which takes the original guitar signal and adds another one octave lower. The 50-Watt and 100-Watt variants also benefit from a Vibe effect too, for that classic 70's effect.
More Delay Delay Delay - New Feature
All new MGs with an "X" in their name feature digital delay, with an intuitive tap tempo button so the delay time can be easily set. On the 50-Watt and 100-Watt units, the Delay has its own separate control so it can be combined with the modulation effects.
Input & Output for Perfect Practice
The MG50CFX features two 1/8th inch jacks for CD/MP3/media player input and emulated headphone output which, when used, mutes the amp's speaker. The MG50CFX makes "silent" practise sound great with consummate ease.
One of the things that make MG amps "feel" as good as they sound is the use of built-in speaker damping. In a nutshell, this feature emulates the way a valve-driven powerstage allows the speaker to "misbehave". To add to the tonal versatility of the 50-Watt and 100-Watt variants, this feature is both switchable and programmable.
All of the programmable amps in the range will store and instantly re-call every front panel control setting (including FX) apart from the Master Volume, which is set manually depending on the playing situation. To add further to the amp's versatility, you can purchase a dedicated Stompware footswitch (PEDL-90008) which will greatly expand the amps programmability enabling you to control the switching of channels, effects, reset the tap tempo, tune your guitar, or store 4 programs that are completely independent of the amp's channels. For example - if you wanted to store and instantly recall two different Clean channel settings and two OD-2 channel settings, you can.
- Output: 50 Watts
- Channels: 4
- Reverb: Digital (Studio or Spring)
- Modulation FX: Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Vibe or Octave
- Delay: Hi-fi, Tape, Multi & Reverse
- Tap Tempo: Yes
- Number of Simultaneous FX: 3
- Speaker Size: 1 x 12"
- Programmable: Yes
- Stompware Compatible: Yes
- Damping Switch: Yes
- Headphone Output: Yes
- MP3/Line In: Yes
- FX Loop: Yes
Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 23 January 2014
Excellent advice and service, products are always packaged well and A+ communication on deliveries.
Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 31 December 2013
Just as expected - large, good sound, good quality.
gordon | Purchase date: 03 June 2012
very happy. for a novice it has all i need for now. it compliments my guitar very well.
ROY | Purchase date: 08 March 2012
Great amp for the money.Great tones,very loud.very moorish to play with. work s well with footswitch thats supplyed but even better with stompware footswitch.Great for rock or metal clean tones also good. A very easy amp to use.PS Also looks fab.