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#1
why do several guitar dealers swear by them? i was in the guitar strore (to buy crybaby wah) and the only amps they seemed to sell was really high end marshalls, peavey valvekings, fender bullets and MGs

they had more MGs than anything else

so why do they seem to sell so many if theyre so crap?

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#2
because they make money off noobs like you, please leave.
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To make money.
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#5
Same reason why anything of lower quality and mass produced is pushed anywhere...they make more of them and want a return, so the sales person gets commissions for selling them.

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#7
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Ahh you're english.

They're like asda smartprice or tesco value.

Cheap, and the quality's pretty damn awful.


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#8
Quality control is crap, but the name has the reputation.

Nonetheless, i have an MG, given to me as a christmas present 6 years ago. This same amp has helped me from a budding guitarist into a guitarist playing material of Vai, Petrucci, Satriani etc.
Despite the fact that it only now has one volume, a broken footswitch, effects gone crazy, all crackly pots, and volume peaks/troughs. BUT believe it or not somedays, with the aid of TS808 overdrive pedal and a wah pedal, at practice volume, it sounds good.

Anything louder etc, sounds like crap. Not Behringer crap, but crap.
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MGs CAN sound very good. You just need to put a good player through them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dNgBLlKGPc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xMuJe4VIaE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SevUeXJgw&feature=PlayList&p=45BD5656309C2E07&index=0&playnext=1

Of course, you can't gig with them. But for a practice amp, they're perfectly acceptable (Albeit overpriced).

that's something i've always known about the MG, they can sound good, but there's something very uninspiring and unenjoyable about playing through them, if you've ever tried a 'real' amp.

Fortunately, the new MG series just needs a bit of educated tweaking of the EQ before it can be a satisfying practice amp, and i hope people will be able to look past the larger MG logo and use their ears, and of course, NOT expect a cheap substitute to a JCM.
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I was impressed with 1st video, that is all.
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#14
Maybe there are so many of them because they ordered in loads and knowbody has bought them, and the ealer is swearing by them to get them out of the shop? Anywas, I haven't used one so im not gonna judge...
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MGs CAN sound very good. You just need to put a good player through them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dNgBLlKGPc
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Of course, you can't gig with them. But for a practice amp, they're perfectly acceptable (Albeit overpriced).

You have to review an amp aside from a player. This good player, will sound alot better playing on, lets say, a Roland cube. That brings us back to the fact that the MG is crap.
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#16
Cause they have CRUSHING OVERDRIVE.

The lower end models sound kind of meh, and I've heard the higher end are prone to overheating due to an internal problem.
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#17
Because they say Marshall and they look expencive.
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Because they say Marshall and they look expensive.

that's why you want one hay
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that's why you want one hay

No I want one because I want to save some money, the vypyr is basically just paying for effects and stompboxes that I don't use.
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No I want one because I want to save some money, the vypyr is basically just paying for effects and stompboxes that I don't use.

Then get a peavey bandit instead of the MG.
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No I want one because I want to save some money, the vypyr is basically just paying for effects and stompboxes that I don't use.

Vypyr > MG

That is all..
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#23
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Then get a peavey bandit instead of the MG.

Good idea. The Peavey isn't likely to break down anytime soon either.
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Good idea. The Peavey isn't likely to break down anytime soon either.

+1
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arghhh!! so sigg'd!
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#27
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Ahh you're english.

They're like asda smartprice or tesco value.

Cheap, and the quality's pretty damn awful.

you mean Tesco value beans are not the best for high gain!?!?!
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#28
Bigger profit margin and easy to sell because they have "Marshall" branded across the front.

It's as simple as that really.
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#29
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Then get a peavey bandit instead of the MG.

+2

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#30
The profit mark up on them is huge by comparison to other amps in the price range and the word Marshall makes people who havn't done any research buy one
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#31
Its about money. Companies like marshall push their high profit margin stuff really hard. They dont need to push the tube marshall stuff it sells itself for the few who can pay for em. For every tube marshall sold there are probably 10 or more MGs sold. They are cheap and have the marshall name on em. Some kid goes to a place like GC and tells his mom he has to have a halfstack or all the other kids will make fun of him, you think mom is gonna buy him a 1900$ tube amp or a 500$ MG. I know what my mother would have gotten, cheaper is always better right. A shop is going to make alot more money selling MGs than tube marshalls just in volume of sales. The shop near me only carries spider amps. I asked why they didnt carry anything decent. First he told me they were good amps, I laughed but didnt argue the point, then he told me the commission is alot higher on the spiders than other brands. He said he had trouble keeping the spiders in stock they sold so fast. If he had other amps they would compete with his spider sales and not make so much money. Most music stores are just like any other sales job their purpose is not to get you the equipment you need its to make money, if that means selling you higher profit margin junk versus lower profit quality then so be it.
#32
It's simple man a lot of beginners and people that don't know much about tone or amps see the Marshall name and say hey this is an amp like Jim hendrix used or like Megadeth! They think because it's a Marshall it's the same kindof amp. Most of these people have never even heard of a tube amp. I had a guy ask me if Marshall even made a tube amp. That's why they sell. It's the name and nothing else.
#33
Same reason why spiders sell. Noobs who don't know how to EQ, let alone know what good tone sounds like, buy them cause they say Marshall on them.
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Same reason why spiders sell. Noobs who don't know how to EQ, let alone know what good tone sounds like, buy them cause they say Marshall on them.


Yup. They see all their idols with Marshalls and say "I WANT THAT TONE" then they go out and buy an MG just because of the Marshall name.

And how many of these threads do we need in a day?

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#38
Thing is... I don't understand the original poster. Why does he give a crap if they are selling out in stores? I mean crystal meth sells good too but that don't mean it's a good thing does it!? Who cares what sells. Or even if you like an MG. Try out amps... figure out what you like.
#39
Quote by tjhome28
Ahh you're english.

They're like asda smartprice or tesco value.

Cheap, and the quality's pretty damn awful.


disagree

they sell because they do have a big name on them, but theyre crap inside
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#40
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No I want one because I want to save some money, the vypyr is basically just paying for effects and stompboxes that I don't use.


That's not correct. The vypyr sounds 10 times better than an MG. I don't use the stompboxes or effects really on my vypyr 60 tube. I use mostly just a rec and 6505 model with no effects. It sounds awesome. I would not play on an MG. The vypyr is paying for a better sounding amp not paying for effects. So you are looking at the features and judging an amp by that? That has nothing to do with if it sounds better.
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