#1
backstory: my grandma gave me 3000 for christmas

most of it's going to the bank, and my parents might let me use some (probably 500 max)


I'm looking at this
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Marshall-MG30DFX-30W-1x10-Guitar-Purple-Combo-Amp-105017933-i1426736.gc?source=4NL8MO


how good of an amp is that?

and any reccomendations for an amp <500?

I only need a 30-75 watt that would be better than my 15w spider 3
#2
Don't buy that amp. Don't buy an MG, there are much better amps for the money. 99% of UG will agree with this.

Vox Valvetronix lines
Peavey Vypyr
Roland Cube 30-60 are great.
"The future's uncertain, and The End is always near."
-Jim Morrison
#4
I'm really liking the vyper.
and 75 watts for less than what the 30 watt mg would be is great

I'll check it out next time I go to GC... thanks!
#6
Depending on what you play, Peavey Classic, Traynor YCV, Fender Blues Jr., Fender Hotrod Deville, Peavey Valveking, B52 AT-100.
#7
B-52 OWNERZ LINK!!!

GUITAR
Gibson SG Special Faded Brown w/ Duncan Blackouts
AMP
B-52 At-112 60 Wat All Tube Combo
PEDALS
MXR 108 10 Band EQ
ISP Noise Gate
SETUP
SG --> MXR --> ISP --> B-52
#8
how good is that amp?.....good enough to get you NOWHERE!
B-52 OWNERZ LINK!!!

GUITAR
Gibson SG Special Faded Brown w/ Duncan Blackouts
AMP
B-52 At-112 60 Wat All Tube Combo
PEDALS
MXR 108 10 Band EQ
ISP Noise Gate
SETUP
SG --> MXR --> ISP --> B-52
#9
Why is everyone so against MG? My friend has one, the MG100 and he loves it. What is it that make them so ****?
#10
get a cube 60, they are amazing and miles ahead of the vypyr (which are style good) the cube 60 is simply awesome
#11
Quote by WantzChas
Why is everyone so against MG? My friend has one, the MG100 and he loves it. What is it that make them so ****?



tone & quality.

the box is shoddy, thin plywood... the electronics are solid state... the speaker is a no name korean (or where ever they're building them now) speaker with a marshall sticker slapped on it.


its a fine practice amp or if you're rockin your parents garage.
#12
Quote by WantzChas
Why is everyone so against MG? My friend has one, the MG100 and he loves it. What is it that make them so ****?


Use the searchbar, please.
This is the third time I had to say this in the last 2 days:

The Marshall MG series:

Has one of the worst quality/price ratios for an amp
Has very sub par tone
Is fairly ugly (imo)
And it just all around stinks.

The smaller ones are alright for practice, because they're used for what they were meant for, which is practicing. It's just when people fork out 600 bucks for the half stack, is when buying one becomes fairly pointless, and that money that could have/should have gone to a nice tube combo goes down the drain.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#14
Quote by WantzChas
Thanks for explaining it for the third time in the last two days.


You're welcome.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#15
Quote by WantzChas
Thanks for explaining it for the third time in the last two days.



this.


i hope you explained it better the first 2 times... cause saying it's ugly or it has "sub par tone" is the most vague thing i've ever heard about anything.


my high school english teacher meets your criteria:

Has very sub par tone
Is fairly ugly (imo)
And it just all around stinks.
#16
You know what I mean. It's almost 3 am here
The tone is bad no matter how you slice it. The cleans are lifeless and the overdrive is fizzy.
They also have a bunch of reliability problems.

I also said that it being ugly was in my opinion.
They are rather tacky and cheap looking.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#17
Quote by SlinkyBlue
Don't buy that amp. Don't buy an MG, there are much better amps for the money. 100% of UG will agree with this.

Vox Valvetronix lines
Peavey Vypyr
Roland Cube 30-60 are great.


^^^Sorry I had to correct you...^^^
Rip Kylee Harris 4.13.93-11.28.08
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tell him that he is the drummer and that his opinions are invalid

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I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming in terror like his passengers.

#18
Quote by thementor
^^^Sorry I had to correct you...^^^


There are people that like MG's
"The future's uncertain, and The End is always near."
-Jim Morrison
#19
Quote by SlinkyBlue
There are people that like MG's


Yup. There are a devoted few that feel that they're good amps.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#21
Quote by SlinkyBlue
There are people that like MG's


But not on UG. [YODA] Trust thementor on this, you should. [/YODA]
Rip Kylee Harris 4.13.93-11.28.08
Quote by Capt_Clarkson
tell him that he is the drummer and that his opinions are invalid

Quote by Jim Harkins
I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming in terror like his passengers.

#23
^Well said good sir.

Now, TS, if you know what kind of music you want to play you really don't need a modelling amp. Perhaps it's time for you to get your first tube amp. My suggestion is what I'm getting with Christmas money.

The Blackheart Handsome Devil. It's a 15/7w tube amp. It comes in a combo and a head (I'm getting the half stack) The combo is $450. Making a half stack out of it will cost you around $500.
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As usual Natrone's mouth spouts general win.

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plexi


i realize the longshot that is. little giant to humongous one.


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#24
Nah, instead of smashing a perfectly good axe, you can buy the MG just to have to destroy it on stage after a performance... That's what Marshall made them for, really.