Marshall Debuts New MG Series at NAMM
Posted by Michael Mueller on January 22, 2009 at 1:37 PM
There is no better way, I assure you, to kick off the annual four-day winter NAMM trade show than with a breakfast buffet that includes all-you-can-eat bacon. Unless, that is, the main course is Slayer's Kerry King and Whitesnake's Doug Aldrich demonstrating 100-watt Marshall amps at an absurd volume level. Aye, that'll wake ya up in the mornin'!
Dubbed the "Loudest Breakfast of Your Life," Marshall set up the event to debut their new line of solid-state MG amps. Ranging from a punchy 10-watt practice amp to a chest-pounding 100-watt head, the MG series amps have digital effects, simple and intuitive footswitching, and four classic Marshall channel presets (clean, crunch, OD1, OD2) that can be tweaked and stored.
The MG10 and MG15 are two-channel amps with basic EQ controls. Moving on to the MG15FX and MG30FX, you get crisp digital effects including chorus, flanger, phaser, and delay—all on one control knob. At the top of the foodchain sit the 50- and 100-watt combos and head/cab setups (MG50FX, 101FX, 102FX, 100HFX). Besides adding a healthy dose of tonal roar, these powerhouses include a separate digital delay effect, thus allowing you to combine three effect types (reverb, delay, modulation) for myriad effects possibilities.
The footswitch is fully programmable, with each of the four switches assignable to any front panel switch, preset channel, and/or built-in tuner. The amps also feature a headphone jack and a MP3/Line In input, so you can jam along with your favorite CDs. Visit www.marshallamps.com for more info.