#1
hey guys im looking to buy an amp for around 300-500$ ive been looking at the marshall mg30dfx, but ive read some bad reviews about it, so now im looking at the mg50dfx.. just wants some opinions on these 2 amps

i wont use the amp for gigs, just playing at home, i play mostly rock, classic rock, some alternative, and a little blues and metal.
#2
Let the MG flame war begin!
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#3
Wait a minute. You look at an amp and see that it has bad reviews so you look at its bigger clone for more money? That is silly.

Anyways, don't get either amp unless you try it and really like it. They aren't good amps to many peoples' ears so if you dislike it after 6 months don't be surprised.

I would personally look at a used Laney AOR or Sovtek Mig 60.
#4
The Marshall MG doesn't really have good tone, maybe decent if you eq it. I recommend you don't get an MG maybe you should get a Peavey Valveking or a Roland Cube. Go to your local guitar store and try out some amps before you decide
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Let the MG flame war begin!

hahah took the words out of my mouth
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#6
Quote by Lethal Dosage
Let the MG flame war begin!



I swear half of the threads in this forum include MG somewhere.

If not.... Spider.
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#7
$300-500 is your budget? Peavey ValveKing. I'm serious, look into them right now. Great amps. Quiet enough for home use, loud enough for gigs, reliable, affordable, and not too heavy.

And generally, these forums and the guitarist community as a whole severely dislike the Marshall MG series. From my experience with them, their tone is weak, thin, severely lacks flexibility and not to mention I've heard terrible stories about reliability. The thing with these amps is the fact that they sell of off the name Marshall. There are much better amps for the price.

Marshall shines in $1500-$3000 tube amplifier heads and cabs. Their MG series has nothing to do with their tube amp reputation.

In the end it comes down to whether or not you want great, flexible tone for -$500s, or if you want the Marshall logo.
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#10
dont go for the MG50

I bought a MG30 for my little brother when he started playing 7 years ago and it's still going strong - as a practise amp, and if you like the sound the MG30 IMO is a good little amp - far more reliable than my VOX AD30VT, which died a month out of it's warranty and i only used it for about 10 hours. So the little bugger cost me £13 per hour.

Speaking from experience, I wont be buying another amp with FX/moddeling on it, but If you like the sound of the MG30 go for it - I wish I had been lucky enough to be able to get one as my first amp
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#11
Quote by cuthbertg
dont go for the MG50

I bought a MG30 for my little brother when he started playing 7 years ago and it's still going strong - as a practise amp, and if you like the sound the MG30 IMO is a good little amp - far more reliable than my VOX AD30VT, which died a month out of it's warranty and i only used it for about 10 hours. So the little bugger cost me £13 per hour.

Speaking from experience, I wont be buying another amp with FX/moddeling on it, but If you like the sound of the MG30 go for it - I wish I had been lucky enough to be able to get one as my first amp


Huh.... The MG series has been around for 7 years? holy **** where have I been...
#12
Quote by NJNoise
Huh.... The MG series has been around for 7 years? holy **** where have I been...




I'm pretty sure it was seven years ago - could be 5
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#14
MG is what great tone would sound like, without the tone
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MG is what great tone would sound like, without the tone

So just 'great' then?
#16
Quote by NJNoise
The MG sounds totally slamming, the overdrive is CRUSHING

haha, best post in this thread.

Quote by NJNoise
Huh.... The MG series has been around for 7 years? holy **** where have I been...

Yeah, mine is 7 years old (almost 8). It was my first amp. I should have gone with the fender ss instead.
#17
Quote by Ddjembe Mutombo
haha, best post in this thread.



No, its the same trolling we get evertime

Marshall is a reputable amp company, but if your budgets under $500 you'll only be paying for the name, Look at the peavy VK and the Vox Valvetronix Series
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#20
Crate V-Series?... dirt cheap right now.
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Crate V-Series?... dirt cheap right now.


+1

I picked up one from MF when they were cheap. Takes pedals good too.