#1
Hey, the guitarist of a band i've been gigging with recently, (real nice guys), is offering me his old head (MARSHALL G100RCD head) for £80, with footswitch and power lead.

He bought it about a year and a half ago for about £115 and spent about £25 on it when some wiring needed replacing (which i had done through strings and things) and he said "it never failed on me and i think for the money its a real decent sound".

I actually used it for the last gig i played, i like the distortion sound, the british tone. and it seemed in quite good condition.

My question is: should i buy it? is it a good price?

I currently have a Cube 60...............

cheers in advance
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#2
Your cube 60 owns it.
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#3
I think it's like an MG series from before the MG series was introduced. Most likely better than the current MG series. Give it a go, for £80, who cares.
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#4
i was going to use my cube as my practice amp, and this one for gigging (using other peoples cabs). on the cube for distortion i use the 'brit combo' modelling, so this would seem a logical buy......
or not?
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#5
When I first started gigging, I used my brother's G30RCD combo. Complete and utter crap. Don't. Just don't.
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#6
Brit Combo on a Cube is actually a Vox AC30...

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#7
It's not a logical buy, because the Marshall doesn't sound like a brit combo, more like a **** combo. Even though it'd be a stack
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Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
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Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#8
lol, sorry didnt mean 'brit combo', i meant the 'classic' one i think , havent used it in a while, sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#9
the head will give enbough power to gig on without the usual problems you get with solid states at higher volume levels. Also, its' £80 for a head you like the tone for - what's to lose?
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#10
The 'Brit Stack' is modelled on a Plexi or a JCM 800...The latter methinks.
A G series/MG series will not even come close to how the 'Brit Stack' sounds, they have similarities, but they aren't the same.
You'll either like the change in tone or hate it.

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#11
Id spend 80 notes on anything else - some nice headphones, beer, some pet animal etc.

All those things would keep their value better - before you ask - if you drink canned beer, you'll be able to sell the metal for recycling and gain money back from that - as well as having a damn good time.
#12
You could put that 80 aside for a new amp fund. for one that is freakin sweet.
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#13
my old g50cd sits on a shelf.

you can save for something better. if you need more power, then what's your budget?
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#14
About all they are good for is if you need the to run a modeller into. I would probably pass.
#15
I say that when you next see your mate you stand him at one end of the room and tell him you need to have a quick think over the other side of the room. Once you are at opposite sides of the room, you run at him, full speed, and kick him in the crotch so hard his nuts come out of his nose.

Then tell him that was for offering you such a terrible amp.

Then step on his hand in case he forgot.

Then you put £80 in the "I'm not going to buy a sh*t G100RCD head - I'm going to buy something better" jar
#18
NO! i have one, just turn down the vol(not the master, but the boost) treb 10, bass 2, mid 10, contour is 4, and gain is 1 oclock. duuude thats legit slash tone right there!!! also, if you're using a cab under $500, it will be utter shit, get a very clean sounding cab and slash tone is yours my boy! lol
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#20
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#21
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