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fitzyfantastic
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#41
A big thing to keep in mind when buying an amp for gigging is that the vast majority of venues will mic your amp. This means that you don't need a huge stack, and it may be more beneficial to get a smaller amp (you can crank it up to it's full potential, thus unleashing the monster tone you've always wanted). I learned the hard way when I had to turn my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe down to 1.5 volume to appease a sound guy.
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#42
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he's talking about the new version of the MG. everything you've said refers to the old model. Given that MGs are basically the only amps on sale where i live i've seen a lot of the old ones, new ones, and got to compare them side by side, and all the shortcomings of the older MGs are gone in the new ones - no more "crushing" overdrive, no more plastic cleans, the build quality is greatly improved. the only thing they did wrong this time was increase the price, so they are still overpriced and you can certainly do a lot better for the money.

That was my point. Always is.

Also, it still doesn't sound like a Marshall.
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#43
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That was my point. Always is.

Also, it still doesn't sound like a Marshall.

Well, i think it does, at the very least, sound like an imitation marshall. The old MGs had nothing of a marshall tone to them, but these new models do sort of..
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#45
Eariler today my brother tried to tell me that because my MG is a half stack, it will be better than a JCM 900 combo, and that I "don't need" a good tone.

I facepalmed.
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#46
The kid that plays in my new band told me he was going to buy a Marshall halfstack as an upgrade to his amp so we could play shows with it. I asked him to show me which one and when he looked it up on my computer I facepalmed myself, then kindly plugged him into my JCM 800 so he could play a real Marshall.


He no longer wants that P.O.S. MG
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#47
Quote by Blompcube
he's talking about the new version of the MG. everything you've said refers to the old model. Given that MGs are basically the only amps on sale where i live i've seen a lot of the old ones, new ones, and got to compare them side by side, and all the shortcomings of the older MGs are gone in the new ones - no more "crushing" overdrive, no more plastic cleans, the build quality is greatly improved. the only thing they did wrong this time was increase the price, so they are still overpriced and you can certainly do a lot better for the money.


No Blompcube......just....no

The new MG series still sounds just as ****ty as the old one. Only difference is that the clean channel is almost as good as a 5150's now....and that's not saying much.

Please stop defending the MG series like it's a whole new amp. It's not. It's a piece just like the others. Possibly decent for practice amps, but a waste of money as a gig amp.
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#48
Peavey windsor/ thread.
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#49
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#50
Quote by Brendan.Clace
No Blompcube......just....no

The new MG series still sounds just as ****ty as the old one. Only difference is that the clean channel is almost as good as a 5150's now....and that's not saying much.

Please stop defending the MG series like it's a whole new amp. It's not. It's a piece just like the others. Possibly decent for practice amps, but a waste of money as a gig amp.

I'm not recommending it as a gigging amp, nor am i saying they aren't overpriced. I just tried them side by side and having done that i saw a noticable improvement regardless of whether you believe that or not, and if everyone's going to say "...just....no" about my findings as though i'm indefinitely wrong then clearly i'm wasting my time...
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#51
Quote by Blompcube
I'm not recommending it as a gigging amp, nor am i saying they aren't overpriced. I just tried them side by side and having done that i saw a noticable improvement regardless of whether you believe that or not, and if everyone's going to say "...just....no" about my findings as though i'm indefinitely wrong then clearly i'm wasting my time...


you clearly are wasting your time. Defending a ****ty practice amp. If we were talking about an early 2203 or something else, then it would be different. but it's not.
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#52
I haven't tried it, but buying a 100watt solid state half stack, isn't really a great idea.
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#53
Quote by Brendan.Clace
you clearly are wasting your time. Defending a ****ty practice amp. If we were talking about an early 2203 or something else, then it would be different. but it's not.

well it's not as if i compared it to a 2203, and you really can't compare it to a 2203 because that'd be a pointless comparison... All i'm saying is I don't think it's ****ty compared to some of the other practice amps on the market but it could do with a drop in price. Of course it's still crap compared more expensive amps, and some other amps for the same price. that's why it's overpriced.
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#54
MGs are passable practice amps, they were never meant to be large half stacks/ gigging amps, they were meant to be 10-30 watt bedroom amps with no other purpose. That is, until Marshall found out that they could make HUGE profits by making the small bedroom amp into a giant half stack, appealing to many people by stamping the marshall name on it.

the moral is the halfstacks arent good because they are beefed up crappy practice amps

anywhooo Classic 30, or a carvin? might want some pedals with them though
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#55
I saw this amp at guitar center today and thought it rocked, do you guys think that this is a good amp
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#56
^I haven't tried that amp, but they're meant to be good.

But check out some of the suggestions from forsakn and 311 before you jump into any purchases. They suggested some very good amps.

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#57
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I saw this amp at guitar center today and thought it rocked, do you guys think that this is a good amp
Peavey Vypyr 75 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp

General consensus around here is that if you MUST get a modelling amp, Peavy Vypyr is the way to go.
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#59
Quote by Blompcube
I'm not recommending it as a gigging amp, nor am i saying they aren't overpriced. I just tried them side by side and having done that i saw a noticable improvement regardless of whether you believe that or not, and if everyone's going to say "...just....no" about my findings as though i'm indefinitely wrong then clearly i'm wasting my time...

Ok
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#60
If i were you, i would get a tube instead of a solid state stack .. Since where i live , that stack costs about $1500 AUS and i would be able to get some sort of tube amp for that price..
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#61
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Both are better and i agree but harder to find and more expensive/response.
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#63
its a piece of crap, if your going to spend money on a good amp, get a tube amp.
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#64
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^you ever see the AOR on san diego's craigslist? it's going for 200 something bucks now.

yeah the guy that was selling it was just getting email addresses he never responded to any emails. I am however interested in a vtm @ guitar center.
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#65
don't get the peavey vypyr - it's just like the MG, you don't need a practice amp that's as gigantic as that. if you really need a big loud amp there are loads of suggestions here already.
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#67
I would suggest a Marshall JCM600 head or combo. All tube, not as much gain as a JCM800 but I'm thinking it's plenty for Hendrix, Clapton or Zep.
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#68


Just get a Peavey Classic 30 and an OD pedal and be done with it. No need him having a halfstack, let alone a 50 watt one.
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#71
I would definitely say a very positive yes. Most people are just opinionated and usually their opinion is based not on their own observations but what someone else is saying. I have personally compared an MG50FX to a Marshall MA50C and actually liked this one better. It has more complexity in the metal tones and the cleans are clearer. It was also much cheaper.
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I was thinkin about going to guitar center and getting this amp cuz i need a bigger amp then what i got right now, anyways would you guys reccomend it, alot of people have given me positive reviews on it
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#72
This thread is from 2009 and a guy who is now green was defending MGs. Kill it with fire.
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