#1
Are all stacks Tubes? i was looking at the Marshall Micro Stack and was wandering if it was a tube or not
#3
no it's not, and it's a horrible amp IMO and should be avoided.


stacks just mean that the head is not built into the cab... this allows for switching out different speaker/head combinations
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#4
Wondering. Wandering means to walk off aimlessly and with no sense of direction or purpose.

And no, not all stacks are tube amps.
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#6
o and btw it wasnt the regular marshall microstac i was looking at it was the Zakk Wylde micro stack
#8
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o and btw it wasnt the regular marshall microstac i was looking at it was the Zakk Wylde micro stack


they're the same thing, the ZW one is just aesthetically different on the outside, and more expensive if i remember right.


either way, what kind of budget do you have ?
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#9
how bout the epiphone valve junior half stack or the Peavey Windsor All tube half stack or the blackheart BH5h and BH 112 half stack
#10
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Cheap stacks are horrible
Not useful
Get a combo

That's the information to follow.

Besides - what do you need a stack for? You playing stadiums next week? Most gigs mic you and run you through an in house anyway. Usually if you know what you're doin 60w is fine.
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#11
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how bout the epiphone valve junior half stack or the Peavey Windsor All tube half stack or the blackheart BH5h and BH 112 half stack



depending on the genre you're looking to play, those could be a good start.
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#13
able to spend 400 but looking fo 300-350( i know im not gonna find much for that)
#15
my genre is blues and classic rock like acdc and led zep and bad company. but also want to be able to crank it up with some nice distortion........ and whats wrong with the marshall micro stack?
#16
i live in the middle of nowhere maryland the closest places are b-more(Baltimore) Annapolis and Dover delaware
#17
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Also, on the Epi, Windsor and Blackheart - those Stacks are actually the way to go.


which would be best for what i want to play
#19
The Blackheart would be great.

The Microstack is just a more expensive MG model that looks cooler. It's a piece of junk tone-wise - after you've had time to compare it to actual tube amps and much higher quality solid states...

Besides - what do you need a stack for? You playing stadiums next week? Most gigs mic you and run you through an in house anyway. Usually if you know what you're doin 60w is fine.


Have you ever played a 60w tube amp?

Also, a half stack isn't much louder than a combo. Why does everyone STILL assume that?

It just comes down to convienence factor - if you actually regularly play gigs, I can't believe that you would enjoy lugging around a 4x12.
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Besides - what do you need a stack for? You playing stadiums next week? Most gigs mic you and run you through an in house anyway. Usually if you know what you're doin 60w is fine.


what i really want is just a tube but it seems like i can get a decent tube stack for cheaper then it would be to get a crappy tube combo
#21
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what i really want is just a tube but it seems like i can get a decent tube stack for cheaper then it would be to get a crappy tube combo


combos are generally less expensive than a head + cab, all told. the combo version of all the amps you mentioned would be cheaper overall...
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#22
Well, on top of what has been suggested already new, here is some stuff to look at used.


B52 AT100 head $200 (needs speaker cabinet)
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/msg/990699387.html

Crate Blue Voodoo combo $399 (more blues i think)
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/msg/989709302.html

Line 6 Flextone III combo $500 (over budget but nice if you like built in effects)
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/msg/987362105.html

Peavey Classic 50 combo $500 (over budget but a great gigging amp)
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/msg/986559714.html

Fender Blues Jr combo $420 (good for blues and rock - talk them down)
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/msg/980758267.html

Peavey Bandit combo $450 (talk down)
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/msg/974197606.html
#23
Blues(Muddy Waters, SRV) Clapton, Classic Rock(ACDC, Led Zep, Bad Company), every once in a while just like to jam out and crank up the distortion(but no metal for me).
#24
Blues and Classic rock...didn't catch that before. Classic 50 and Blues Jr for sure. I would go after that Classic 50 if you don't think it will be too heavy or loud. The Marshall MG series just really is not all that good. They are not made by Marshall. They do not sound like Marshall. And they are not reliable like the old Marshalls. The B52s, Peavey Windsors and Crate Palominos are all on sale right now too.

Here is another one.

Vox AC50 CP2 50watt combo $200 (shizzle if it's true)
http://annapolis.craigslist.org/msg/981987588.html
#25
What is a good speaker for 1950s Danelectro tube amp 11 watts.Just been updated re-capped etc.
#27
^^ wrong thread

more stuff

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 40watt combo ($500 over budget and very loud and giggable)
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/msg/966127897.html

Laney AOR Pro Tube 30w head in red $500 (over budget and needs a cab)
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/msg/966037111.html

Fender HRD 40w $450 (ditto)
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/msg/960728350.html

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