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Aeromaiden2195
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I was thinkin about going to guitar center and getting this amp cuz i need a bigger amp then what i got right now, anyways would you guys reccomend it, alot of people have given me positive reviews on it
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Quote by metalistight
Go for it!
Great amp!

+1. Super duper amp. The overdrive delivers.

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[quote="'[[BurnTheDusk"]]']Boss pedals may be built like tanks but I would rather buy a cardboard box that is on my side than pay for a tank that is working against me.
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#4
Generally, it's not a good idea to get a 100 watt solid state (JC120's and metal aside). But it's a Marshall, so it must be great. GO FOR IT.
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#5
Most definately!!!!

(actually....no.)
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#6
Better than the old MGs I hear, but I bet it isn't close to worth what they are charging.

If you can tell us your budget, musical style, and location we could probably help out more than those people who gave you positive reviews on that bad amp.
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#7
Unless you're going to be playing big gigs and that, it'll probably do. Not the greatest sounding amp (Far from it) but it still has a nice Marshallish tone to it.

If you want a nice solid state, look on ebay at some Valvestate 8100 heads, great little amps.
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HAHA, I love how GG&A is just caving in on itself.

On a related note:
don't ever buy that amp.
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Quote by acdcrocks0323
Better than the old MGs I hear, but I bet it isn't close to worth what they are charging.

If you can tell us your budget, musical style, and location we could probably help out more than those people who gave you positive reviews on that bad amp.

I usually play stuff like Zeppelin, Clapton, Hendrix, and any other classic rock. My budget is from 500-600 and i live in TN
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Combo breakers!

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[quote="'[[BurnTheDusk"]]']Boss pedals may be built like tanks but I would rather buy a cardboard box that is on my side than pay for a tank that is working against me.
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you can get a way better amp for the price. You could get an old Carvin for that much. That's what I did, I got a vintage x100b and I love it so!
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#12
Quote by Dr.Pain-MD
Combo breakers!


close to a report sir, read the rules.


also do not ever buy this amp.





although i hear it has CRUSHING overdrive
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Quote by Aeromaiden2195
I usually play stuff like Zeppelin, Clapton, Hendrix, and any other classic rock. My budget is from 500-600 and i live in TN

Sounds like you are a good candidate for a used Laney AOR 50 combo or a Laney TT20 combo or a Peavey Classic 30 with an upgraded speaker.
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Quote by acdcrocks0323
Sounds like you are a good candidate for a used Laney AOR 50 combo or a Laney TT20 combo or a Peavey Classic 30 with an upgraded speaker.
well tomorrow im going to guitar center to try some of the amps out
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^Guitar Center doesn't really have a wide variety of amps...They won't have a Laney or a Traynor.

Quote by acdcrocks0323
Sounds like you are a good candidate for a used Laney AOR 50 combo or a Laney TT20 combo or a Peavey Classic 30 with an upgraded speaker.

I would also recommend a Traynor YCV50 Blue. They can be found for 650 brand new on eBay.
Very road worthy amp, and definitely has a tone that can be considered "Marshall-y".
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These would be great for classic rock too:
Laney VC15/VC30
Vox AC15/AC30

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[quote="'[[BurnTheDusk"]]']Boss pedals may be built like tanks but I would rather buy a cardboard box that is on my side than pay for a tank that is working against me.
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Dont ever buy a Marshall MG. It is better than the old ones, but that doesnt prevent this amp from being a sad sack of sh*t.











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Quote by Dr.Pain-MD
These would be great for classic rock too:
Laney VC15/VC30
Vox AC15/AC30

Ill be sure to look at those. If you guys have any other suggestions i need something for playing gigs. Nothing that big though
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#21
BUY THIS AMP NAO!!! ITS A MARSHALL! WHY WOULDNT YOU!!!

Seriously:

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The MG rocks man, wayne static uses one! If it doesn't have enough gain for you then you can get a metalzone.
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Vox AC15, but I think you would have to mic it up at the gigs.
Or a Traynor YCV50 Blue, but I doubt Guitar Center will have that in their used section. Guitar Center doesn't have a good variety of amps, is there a local music shop where you live? Other than guitar center?
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#24


I like how everyone at the beginning recommends it. Why'd people have to go and mess it up!?!

Quote by Aeromaiden2195
well tomorrow im going to guitar center to try some of the amps out

Go Monday instead, they're having their List sale, at least if you buy something that sucks, you won't pay as much
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#25
Man if I were you and had $500 I'd be lookin' at this stuff


Peavey Windsor head $300 (needs cab) you can buy these new too for about the same price)
http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/1185883095.html

Fender Blues Jr Tweed combo $425
http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/1185853009.html

Laney VC30 2x10 combo $600
http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/1185734805.html

Carvin XB100 head and 5150 cab $500 (don't know much about this amp, but worth checking)
http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/1184701297.html

Blackheart Little Giant amp head $135 (needs cab)
http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/1184675736.html

Peavey Bandit 112 [100w combo?] $160
http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/1184531149.html

Peavey Windsor 112 combo $200
http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/1182928387.html

B52 AT100 head $350 (needs cab)
http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/1181913087.html

Peavey 2x12 tube amp $260 (they don't say what it is but I'd ask)
http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/1180309257.html

Vox Valvetronix 2x12 combo $300
http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/1179535810.html

Line 6 Flextone III 2x12 combo $250
http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/1178953242.html

Traynor YCV40 1x12 combo $325 *go play this*
http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/1177516842.html

Kuston 36 Coupe 1x12 combo $600 (slightly over budget)
http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/1175998643.html


Mesa Boogie 2x12 cab $250
http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/1184014559.html


All posted in the last few days. Never hurts to inquire or play to see if you like it. There were quite a few Marshall MG series amps on there too for CHEAP. There is a reason for that


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B52 AT60 combo $360
Peavey Valveking 112 $420
Fender Blues Jr $600 now?
Peavey Windsor half stack $400
Peavey Vypyr 60 $450
Blackhearts if you can find one
Crate Vs if you can find one
Peavey Classic 30

and some other stuff I can't remember
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^ 311 covered all my amp recommendations........ im soooo slow today
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#28
oh for gods sake...

have any of you people actually tried the new MG, at bedroom volume, let alone at gig volume? or did you just listen to the compressed, bit-crushed youtube demos and insist that it's no better because it's still an MG?

I think if marshall changed the name you lot would probably like it...

With that said, i haven't tried it at gig volume, so if you're planning on buying one for gigging make sure you get to play through one at volume, and if you can't get to crank one, based on the old version's "success" (at sounding bad), get something else.
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#29
AVOID MARSHALL MGs AT ALL COSTS!

if you want to buy a cheapish marshall, go for an AVT or old valvestate. MGs arent worth the parts theyre made from, made in asia with no quality control.

and im pretty sure, the first couple of posts in this thread were messing with you. under no stretch of the imagination does the overdrive 'deliver'.
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Quote by Silver-spear94
AVOID MARSHALL MGs AT ALL COSTS!

if you want to buy a cheapish marshall, go for an AVT or old valvestate. MGs arent worth the parts theyre made from, made in asia with no quality control.

and im pretty sure, the first couple of posts in this thread were messing with you. under no stretch of the imagination does the overdrive 'deliver'.

he's talking about the new version of the MG. everything you've said refers to the old model. Given that MGs are basically the only amps on sale where i live i've seen a lot of the old ones, new ones, and got to compare them side by side, and all the shortcomings of the older MGs are gone in the new ones - no more "crushing" overdrive, no more plastic cleans, the build quality is greatly improved. the only thing they did wrong this time was increase the price, so they are still overpriced and you can certainly do a lot better for the money.
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^why, were you doing the same thing?

im just gonna post a list but you also posted craigslist links....... so you win
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If they lowered the price by about $200, the amp would be a good practice amp, but it is just too expensive.

You are better off with a JCM 900 combo.
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still, i overheard a guy playing a guitar he was going to buy through a 'new' MG 50 watts thing, and it sounded so terrible he put down the fender USA custom shop tele and left.
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#35
Quote by JilaX^
Just so you know, the people recommending that you buy it, are being sarcastic.


or they aren't.

at this point, were so sick of people asking about this amp that if your still ignorant enough to ask about it you might as well just buy it.

TS, i dont know how long you've been here so that may or may not apply to you.
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Quote by Silver-spear94
still, i overheard a guy playing a guitar he was going to buy through a 'new' MG 50 watts thing, and it sounded so terrible he put down the fender USA custom shop tele and left.

seems as though you are unaware that there actually is a new model which is different to the ****ty older version. and if that guy thought the guitar sounded disappointing because it was a cruddy guitar and not because it was a solid state practice amp, he probably had no idea how to dial in a good tone to begin with, no matter what amp he would've used. I got a great sound with it when i used a Rickenbacker 330 through it, if you've ever listened to in the city by the Jam, you'll have an idea of what it sounded like. I was quite surprised. I figure if it can sound like that, instead of a piss poor imitation of it, i can't be a bad amp, even though that particular tone is nothing special and comes more from the Ric 330 itself..

just so you don't get the wrong idea, i'm not recommending this amp as a gigging amp, as i have not tried it at volume and as with most solid state amps in the price range it probably has a harsh, unpleasant nature at volume. If perhaps you were looking for a bedroom amp i would recommend the 30 watter... but in the price range for a gigging amp you'd be better off with a 30-50 watt tube combo, and you could get something so much better for the price if you go used, like the aforementioned JCM900.
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#37
Quote by JilaX^
Just so you know, the people recommending that you buy it, are being sarcastic.

I kinda figured that out when i saw most of the posts on this thread
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#39
Quote by Rhoads_1096
For that much money I would get a tube.
Wait, one of the dudes who reccomended the amp to me said to get a tube amp, is there a version of this amp thats a tube amp.
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#40
^no

And if there was, I still wouldn't buy due to construction issues. I don't even think Marshall makes the MGs.

I highlighted the ones for you that I would look at if you HAVE to have a Marshall Tube amp.


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May 23 - Marshall Amp MG100HDFX - $150 - (Murfreesboro) pic

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May 21 - Marshall MG100DFX - $195 - (Antioch) pic

May 21 - Marshall JCM2000 TSL60 - $650 - (Hermitage)

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May 19 - Marshall RARE 1960A Stereo Cab with Greenbacks - (East Nashville) pic

May 19 - MARSHALL MG10 AMP - $50 - (W NASHVILLE) pic

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May 18 - Marshall Half Stack and Head - $500 - (Brentwood) pic

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May 17 - Marshall Vintage Modern 2266 Half Stack - $1700 - (Franklin)

May 17 - Marshall JCM2000 TSL100 - $1100 - pic

May 16 - marshall combo tube amp - (lebanon) pic

May 16 - MARSHALL MG100DFX COMBO AMP - (NASHVILLE) pic

May 15 - MARSHALL 4-12 SLANT CAB JCM900 SERIES MODEL 1960A-(AWESOME) - $500 - (Nashville) pic

May 15 - Marshall Valvestate VS65R Amp w/ footswitch - $235 - (Nashville) pic

May 15 - Marshall 2266C combo - $1000 - (Hermitage) pic

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May 13 - Marshall MG10 practice amp - $60 - (w nashville) pic

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