#1
Is this a good amp? I will use it for practice... and SMALL gigs.

Here is the amp:
Marshall MG30DFX

or do i need bigger? like 50w
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#2
NO!!!!

The Marshall MG series are pretty much junk...

They are poorly constructed and sound horrible.

What style of music do you play and what is your budget?
#3
the mg series are terrible, save your money and get a nice tube amp. blues junior, hot rod deluxe, tiny terror, blackheart, etc. All are good and not too much money and will probably be louder than that.
#4
Yeah, you're new here... Learn that people don't like the MG series on UG.
Other than that if you play gigs seriously, I'd go for a 50W if it's a solid state (like the MG series).
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#5
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
MG's aren't that great, the cleans are alright, but the Distortion sounds like a box of bees.
IMO, you just pay for the marshall name. Instead, i'd reccomend a Peavey Vypyr http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Vypyr-Tube-60-60W-1x12-Guitar-Tube-Amp?sku=482912
#6
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NO!!!!

The Marshall MG series are pretty much junk...

They are poorly constructed and sound horrible.

What style of music do you play and what is your budget?



My budget is probably $500 and i play metal and rock
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#7
I have to agree. Marshall jumped in to the solid state amp market with a truly "cheap" product in terms of build quality and especially sound quality. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

There are valve/ss combos that own these and you don't have to pay premium for Marshall name.

Music style/budget are the key considerations. Look at Vox, Peavy, and others.
Jackson: DKMG w/Zakk Wylde EMGs
Fender: Fat Strat HSS
Epiphone: Les Paul Custom w/SD Pickups
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#8
don't know why so many members like the Peavey Vypyr IMO it doesn't sound very good for a modeling amp.

I recomend the Randall RG75G3, its great for the price
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#10
Its not half as bad as the people on here think it is...i have one that i use in my room for practice..its so-so, somedays i like it and somedays i don't. I haven't really done any gigs with it though, just for jamming with my friends...but its good for practice, and the effects are not bad, especially if ur a beginner-intermediate who doesnt wanna go out and buy a bunch of effects pedals
#11
I have one they suck but if you use the clean and add a nice distortion pedal to it you can get some good tones.

Look into B-52 amps, they're really good tube amps that fit into your budget.
#12
used classic 30?
Used mesa f-30?
Randall rg50tc?
Go tube man.

Edit: Orange ad5!!! or tiny terror combo.
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#14
^those B52s sound great.
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#15
Yes the B-52 AT has a great tone but i've heard from many people that it has some reliability issues
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#16
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this seems too good to be true.... 60w tube for $360? wtf? haha. maybe i'm wrong. has anyone had experince with this:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/B52-60Watt-1x12-Tube-Combo?sku=480046

Thanks

Great amps, can't beat the new low price!

Says they're out of stock though, maybe try another site that has them and have them price match if it's not as cheap?
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#17
yee the B52-AT are good man
But neverrrrrr resort to an MG or spider!
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#18
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used classic 30?
Used mesa f-30?
Randall rg50tc?
Go tube man.
Edit: Orange ad5!!! or tiny terror combo.


no no no....he doesnt have to go tube to get a decent sound. i hate how everyone thinks that you have to go tube to get anything decent. i do believe that tube does have a better sound to it, but you dont have to have a tube amp for it to sound decent.

agreed dont buy one of those MG's.

if your going to do small gigs you may want more watts if you go SS. only because there is only so much useable volume. if you go tube, 30-50 watts is more than enough...if not over kill.

look in your local used market and see what ya can find..go try out what ever you can and see what you like. if ya cant find anything decent thats used then look new. the joy of new stuff is you can try out everything and anything (if they have it of course) and find something you like. for that price range you could get a good SS and a decent USED tube.

good luck man

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#19
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no no no....he doesnt have to go tube to get a decent sound.

Though this is true, 90% of the SS amps in his price range are going to sound worse than 90% of any tube amps he could buy.
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