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Old 11-09-2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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Marshall MG15CFR worth buying? and other questions.

So hey guys, I've been looking to buy my first amp, but can't really decide, what to buy. My friend reccomended me Marshall MG15CFR. My budget is 350-400 euros(including the guitar). Here, it costs about 130 euros. Should I buy it or look for other one? Oh, and also, what you think about Yamaha Pacifica 112J and 112V? which is better? What starter guitar would you reccomend?

I listen to stuff like Muse, RHCP, Linkin Park, Green Day, Katy Perry.

Been playing around 1,4 years with an acoustic Yamaha F370.
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:49 AM   #2
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Can't help you with the guitar, but no, just no to the MG
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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The Yamaha guitars are probably among the best guitars ive tried among the starter spectrum. Since your budget is for both a guitar and amp the Pacifica is a solid choice imo. Either of the two versions will do.

As for the amp, stay the hell away from the MG series of amps. Try looking at the Roland Cube 30 or the Peavey Vypyr 30. They are both solid starter amps.
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:44 AM   #4
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A Roland Cube is always a sure buy! After 10 years of playing and various amps I bought to use live, the cube is the only one that I always kept as a practice amp, or when I want to play only a few minutes a day.
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:45 AM   #5
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Solid-state Marshall's sound good, but this sounds better...

http://www.thomann.de/gb/roland_cube_40gx.htm

Top that off with a nice Tele...

http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_hbt1952.htm

and you'll have a nice starter rig that's in your budget!!!
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:09 AM   #6
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I have a Yamaha 112j. It is an excellent choice for a starter guitar. I actually prefer my Yamaha over my mexi strat. The pups are better and there's no volume knob where I rest my hand. I'd try to go used if I were you.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:15 AM   #7
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Cubes are great look in to that for your amp. The pacificas are okay, but I was mega impressed with the Harley Benton Tele.. It felt better than my friends American select strat, and the sound wasn't bad either.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:33 AM   #8
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Agile also makes a damn fine guitar...dirt cheap
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:00 PM   #9
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Thanks a lot for all your replies, I went to a site of music shop I go and found this : http://muzikavisiems.lt/kubai-elekt...ndcube-15x.html it's a Roland Cube-15X as you can see. It costs about 130 euros. What you guys think? And what's the difference between 112J and 112V?
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:24 PM   #10
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the cheaper cubes don't have as many amp models and don't sound as good, basically. if you can't stretch to the higher wattage cubes, i'd probably look at the vox valvetronixes or vypyrs instead, even their lower wattage models have a nice selection of amp models. (I haven't tried the vypyr but it's well-regarded around here.)

the 112V is just a newer model- it has a coil split on the bridge pickup, the J doesn't. Aside from that, I'm not sure there's much difference. If there's very little difference in price, get the V. If there's a big difference in price, the J would likely be the better choice.
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:36 PM   #11
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Thanks a lot for all your replies, I went to a site of music shop I go and found this : http://muzikavisiems.lt/kubai-elekt...ndcube-15x.html it's a Roland Cube-15X as you can see. It costs about 130 euros. What you guys think? And what's the difference between 112J and 112V?

I have a 15x. It has a nice clean tone but the overdrive is worthless. It's built like a tank though.
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:34 PM   #12
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Scrap the MG and get a Peavey Vypyr. They provide a lot of different amp models and are great for practicing at lower volumes.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:29 PM   #13
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Scrap the MG and get a Peavey Vypyr. They provide a lot of different amp models and are great for practicing at lower volumes.


If you're playing Metal, I'd go for it. But judging from the OP he wouldn't be playing that so personally I feel a Vox VT would be better here, but the Vypyr is a good shout too.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:50 PM   #14
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If you're playing Metal, I'd go for it. But judging from the OP he wouldn't be playing that so personally I feel a Vox VT would be better here, but the Vypyr is a good shout too.

Perhaps you're right - the "lead channel" for the Vypyr is definitely geared toward metal playing. The "rhythm channel" has some decent cleans, but they aren't crystalline by any stretch of the imagination.

The only Vox VT I played was in a Guitar Center and I remember thinking it was a quality amp, but I don't have enough experience to really weight in on it.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:56 PM   #15
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So hey guys, I really really grateful for all your answers. I thinking of buying Yamaha Pacifica 112J, because the 112V is ~60 euros more. And I think I will buy Roland CUBE-15X. All of this will cost ~350 euros. The guitar costs ~220euros and the amp ~128 euros. What you guys think? Is it worth and have I chosen a right guitar and an amp for starters?
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:27 PM   #16
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No used market? I only say that cause I got my 112j for $40usd used. They're very cheap used. Other than that, sounds like a decent set up.
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So hey guys, I really really grateful for all your answers. I thinking of buying Yamaha Pacifica 112J, because the 112V is ~60 euros more. And I think I will buy Roland CUBE-15X. All of this will cost ~350 euros. The guitar costs ~220euros and the amp ~128 euros. What you guys think? Is it worth and have I chosen a right guitar and an amp for starters?


Yamaha and CUbe is a good choice! Welcome to the world of guitar playing!
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