#1
I have a Marshall MG250DFX. It started out well and I liked it for a while, then I realized it doesn't get loud enough for me. The tones are descent, but definitely not what I paid for. I don't play in a band, but I do jam with friends and I would like something with a little more versatility. I use a Gibson SG Special Faded with Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbuckers. I mostly play music in a Jimmy Page style but still go anywhere from blues to metal like Iron Maiden. My Marshall also does not have enough effects for me. Is there an amp out there that produce similar but better tones than this amp? My price range is anywhere below $600. Thanks a lot.
#2
used Egnater Rebel if you can find one, pretty good amp and loud enough for small-ish gigs. Tubes are generally louder than SS, depending on how they're rated, but dont let low wattage scare you. Tube tones are worth the money, btw.

Big MG's are **** because MGs (15 watts, not a ****ing stack either) belong in a bedroom, not making other people's ears bleed.
#3
Most tube amps don't come with effects (aside from the Hughes and Kettner Switchblade) but if you really think you need them, look into a Line 6 Flextone, possibly used.
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#4
peavey classic 30? traynor ycv40/50?

they only have reverb, though. but with any luck they'll sound sufficiently better than your MG so that you won't care...
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#5
Either a Peavey Vypyr 75w or the 60w when it is released. It's a similar idea to the Marshall but a million times better. Alternatively, get a cheap valve amp like a Valve King or Laney VC series and invest in a few well chosen pedals.
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#6
Dont look for an amp with effects, that's what effects boxes are for. An amp is for tone/volume.
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Dont look for an amp with effects, that's what effects boxes are for. An amp is for tone/volume/overdrive/distortion.


better. and +1.

though some amp-based tube-buffered spring reverb/tremolo etc. can be cool. EDIT: it's debatable if it even has to be tube-buffered to be honest.
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#9
you are right effects should be played with pedals. With that aside any other suggestions for amps?
#10
Versatile amps in that range include the B-52 AT-112, Peavey Classic 30 (would probably struggle with most metal without an OD) and the Traynor amps, Palomino V50, Peavey Vypyr Tube 60 (although the jury is still out on how they sound seeing as Peavey keep pushing them back) and the Kustom Defender.
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better. and +1.



Meh, I meant tone as in clean tone / dirty tone, but whatever, you were probably right to clarify for amp newbs
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haha, no worries, as you said, it doesn't hurt to clarify it.
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#15
You have a 250 watt amp it does not get loud enough for you but you don't play in a band. Where are you playing this amp do you have your own stadium or something.
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You have a 250 watt amp it does not get loud enough for you but you don't play in a band. Where are you playing this amp do you have your own stadium or something.


My thoughts as well.
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You have a 250 watt amp it does not get loud enough for you but you don't play in a band. Where are you playing this amp do you have your own stadium or something.



250 in this series of amps means 2-50 watt speakers= 100 watts total
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yeah it would be ridiculous to have a 250 watt amp. 2 50watt speakers does not necessarilly mean 100 watts. they both max out at 50 watt giving me maybe 60 so no its not loud enough for me.
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yeah it would be ridiculous to have a 250 watt amp. 2 50watt speakers does not necessarilly mean 100 watts. they both max out at 50 watt giving me maybe 60 so no its not loud enough for me.


I see well get yourself a an old Marshall 100Watt tube amp.
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I see well get yourself a an old Marshall 100Watt tube amp.
Yes.

But he will probably want an attenuator with that! or maybe a 50-watt version instead
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Yes.

But he will probably want an attenuator with that! or maybe a 50-watt version instead


He's looking for LOUD though... not quiet...