#1
probs going to buy one of these what you guys think


and yeah yeah yeah i get it tube amps are better blah blahblah
im a student musician i cant afford one lol
is there anything that is teh same sorta price that is better ??
or anyof you own one?
yeah i want a decent amp for giging i have £270 budget
i have a roland cube aready and it kicks major cornholio
as i will be giging soon need somthing loud enough pluss has good distortion and good cleans to run effects through ( im a very versitile guitarist ill play clean blues and dirty hendrix blues to metal corecand classic rock ) teh thought of that nice marshal sound appealed to me
also an amp with built in features would be nice
any sujections??
mucho thanks stu

OH alos it need to run a 4x 12 cab
Last edited by stuartstratford at Mar 3, 2009,
#2
lol

1. Marshall MGs are bad no matter whether you buy the HDFX or DFX.
2. Look into Roland Cubes, Line6 Flextones, Blackstar HT-5s.

I can give you more specific model names if you give me a maximum you're willing to spend.
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#3
Yes.

They are some of the biggest pieces of shit you can get.

What's your budget?
What genres do you play?
Do you only need a practise amp, or do you have a band?
Will you be gigging?
#4
also, check out the vypyr series, 30 and above, and also the tube series
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#5
You know, for the price of an MG Halfstack, you can, in fact, get a kick-ass tube amp?


...you could also get a crappy one.
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.
#6
buy anything but a mg, trust me they suck
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#7
Quote by theoreticmusic
You know, for the price of an MG Halfstack, you can, in fact, get a kick-ass tube amp?

+lots, budget and genres played?
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#8
Quote by bartdevil_metal
lol

1. Marshall MGs are bad no matter whether you buy the HDFX or DFX.
2. Look into Roland Cubes, Line6 Flextones, Blackstar HT-5s.

I can give you more specific model names if you give me a maximum you're willing to spend.

+ 1
#9
yeah i want a decent amp for giging i have £270 budget
i have a roland cube aready and it kicks major cornholio
as i will be giging soon need somthing loud enough pluss has good distortion and good cleans to run effects through ( im a very versitile guitarist ill play clean blues and dirty hendrix blues to metal corecand classic rock ) teh thought of that nice marshal sound appealed to me
also an amp with built in features would be nice
any sujections??
mucho thanks stu
#11
I'd say a Vypyr Tube 60? It's a modeling amp but that's all I can think of for all of those.

EDIT: Beat...

Last edited by SaintsofNowhere at Mar 3, 2009,
#12
Hughes & Kettner Edition Blue 60 DFX
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.
#13
Quote by stuartstratford
Yeah, I want a decent amp for gigging, I have £270 budget. I have a Roland Cube aready and it sucks major cornholio...
I need somthing that's loud enough to gig with, has good distortion and good cleans to run effects through (I'm a very versatile guitarist - I'll play clean blues to dirty hendrix blues through metalcore and classic rock). The thought of that nice Marshall sound appealed to me. Also, an amp with aome built in effects would be nice. Any suggestions?

Mucho thanks,

Stu


Thanks for the easy to read post Stu

I suggest again what I did before, a Line6 Flextone. It will do all you need, and at a decent standard. Much better than your current Cube, and definitley better than the MG you were about to get

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/line6-flextone/7072
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Last edited by bartdevil_metal at Mar 3, 2009,
#14
Quote by SaintsofNowhere
I'd say a Vypyr Tube 60? It's a modeling amp but that's all I can think of for all of those.

EDIT: Beat...

take that! lol
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#15
Obviously trying to start a huge thread, especially since his second post is a copy and paste of his original.
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#20
i use a line 6 flex tone for gigs at the moment
or a beheringer rack through the PA but thats ****e but there not mine


and yes i do have a cab already
#21
Quote by bartdevil_metal
lol

1. Marshall MGs are bad no matter whether you buy the HDFX or DFX.
2. Look into Roland Cubes, Line6 Flextones, Blackstar HT-5s.

I can give you more specific model names if you give me a maximum you're willing to spend.


+1000 - Listen to this guy TS
Marshall may be an awesome brand, generally but their cheap stuff is really nasty. Digital and a tone sucker.

The HT-5 Is an awesome amp, run that through a 4x12 and its a loud arse mother****er for a 5w tube.

Let me just add a few to the list,

Randall RG50TC - Cheap with plenty of gain on tap

Peavey Classic 30 - Might need a pedal to get into serious metal territory, Great for Hendrix.

B-52 - Awesome, just awesome especially for high gain.

The best advice I can give you is try out heaps of amps and for the love of god:
don't buy a marshall mg or a line 6 spider....no exceptions, just don't
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* Boss DD-3
#22
Black star HT-5's are good amps
but you do need reverb and a bit of delay and your set for a mega tone

but you will need to mic it up
is only a 5 watt valve/tube amp


yes go on
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#23
Since you want the effects I have to agree with the Flextone or Vypyr recommendations. Played em both, good amps for what you want TS.
#24
seriosly will a 5w tube run a 4x12 at a decent level


awsome i will take your advice cheers guys
mini tube amps i will look into
or hughs ketner or peavy vypr combo

awomeee
#25
Quote by stuartstratford
seriosly will a 5w tube run a 4x12 at a decent level

Well it won't have a ton of clean headroom and does not have effects, which is why I didn't recommend it. But if you will be mic'ing the amp at gigs it would be fine. You would have to rack or pedal for the effects you want.
#26
He can't really afford any of the things suggested except the Vypyr 75...

Unless he can score a great deal of some sort.
#27
dont get it, i have one, its ****.
save up and get somethign used, its such better value, maybe an engl or something.
well worth it
#29
you'd get no distortion(or atleast anything worthwhile)
out of the mf

get a peavey valveking 112 or 212 combo i think thats in the price range
all tube and pretty good distortion
#30
have fun tryin to find a 4x12 on $270 or whatever kinda money that is. lol. the marshall 100dfx watter is realy good. check you local pawn shop for an amp there r normaly alot of guitar related stuff there.
Last edited by SG_Player93 at Mar 7, 2009,