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Old 04-16-2013, 03:06 PM   #21
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well you've lost me...good luck in that career though
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:55 PM   #22
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I play with this covers band sometimes, they bring their neighbours kid and he's got your amp.

I keep telling his Father to get him a better one because it sounds fizzy, overly trebley, the rates just nothing to it. I compare it to any of my amps and it just doesn't stand up.

I wouldn't take anyone seriously when had one of them and refused to get a new one AND said that bad players can't get good tone out of it. Maybe you got a really good one or you have the magic touch.

All the best with your career, although I think its a bit early from what you said to think you'll make money out of it. But here's hoping!
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:01 PM   #23
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If you show up to a professional musical job with an MG you will probably be laughed out of the building. No offence or hurt intended but maybe upgrade that before getting another guitar.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:03 PM   #24
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Inb4 denial.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:50 PM   #25
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yeah man no one will take you seriously with the atrocity that is a Marshall mg
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:58 PM   #26
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yeah man no one will take you seriously with the atrocity that is a Marshall mg


This is complete bullshit. Only a proper dipsh1t would try and belittle a talented player because of the gear he/she used.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:20 PM   #27
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:22 PM   #28
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It doesn't matter how good you are, if what you play through makes what you play sound shitty that's your fault.

People shouldn't be judging people on it, but you'd have to question someone's seriousness if they came into a job as a session guitarist with a $100 budget, starter amp.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:25 PM   #29
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It doesn't matter how good you are, if what you play through makes what you play sound shitty that's your fault.

People shouldn't be judging people on it, but you'd have to question someone's seriousness if they came into a job as a session guitarist with a $100 budget, starter amp.


Problem is people initially don't see the MG50 that way, since it's $400 new...and says "Marshall" on it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:29 PM   #30
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I know of one French Quarter bluesman whose career earnings were largely brought in by his work on a Squier and the amp that came with it, since lost to the floodwaters of Katrina. He owned guitars that cost more than my car, but that Squier had "the mojo." (The Edge was trying to help him replace his lost gear, last I heard.)

But he's the only guy I know of who made a living using cheap gear.
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But he's the only guy I know of who made a living using cheap gear.


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Old 04-16-2013, 05:33 PM   #32
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I think he's cool, but I've never seen him actually play anything worth a damn.

He's all soul though.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:40 PM   #33
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Problem is people initially don't see the MG50 that way, since it's $400 new...and says "Marshall" on it.


The operative word here being professionals
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:58 PM   #34
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Problem is people initially don't see the MG50 that way, since it's $400 new...and says "Marshall" on it.


Seems that it's overpriced because it has Marshall on it.

That's around the price I would expect a beginner to pay, but I'd direct them towards something like a Laney VC50 or a Blues Junior, or a Mustang 3 or something good.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:11 PM   #35
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I'll give you that one, so the count is now 2.
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:27 AM   #36
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This is complete bullshit. Only a proper dipsh1t would try and belittle a talented player because of the gear he/she used.


That might be the case... but if you're a professional musician, you're expected to have professional gear. Just like they wouldn't want you turning up in a 20-year-old Iron Maiden t-shirt, ripped jeans and a cheap squier with stickers all over it (unless it's a professional punk band, which is pretty ironic )
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i didnt know there was so many "bad players"

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Old 04-17-2013, 05:09 AM   #38
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What most of you are doing right now is pathetic. I guess you don't realise that not every one can afford an Axe FX or some fortune-costing Mesa Boogie etc. Sure I'll upgrade when I have the money, but I have to start with what I have. Who brain****ed you to believe that it is IMPOSSIBLE to get a good tone out of entry-level equipment? I'm not talking about micing a starter amp, I'm talking about using an FX processor going into the amp and then recording the amp direct. Ofcourse it's easier to sound good with good equipment and it can be challenging to get a great tone out of cheaper stuff, but if you're willing to try, it is possible. I know I probably shouldn't be replying because atleast one of you is trolling, but damn people. Go listen to David Maxim Micic and try to convince me he has a bad tone.
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Go listen to David Maxim Micic and try to convince me he has a bad tone.


I won't try, because taste is subjective. But I will say that while his chops are quite in evidence in everything of his I have heard, I'm not all that impressed with how his music sounds. But that's me with my ears, not you with yours.
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