#1
Today I got a Marshall MG. It works fine, but I've noticed a lot of stigmatism (not sure if thats the right word) about them. Are they really that bad? I've already destroyed to box, so I doubt I can return it. What can I do to prevent any future problems that might arise
#2
Don't worry about the durability, they are some of the most durable amps you will see. The main thing people rag about it the tone, but as long as you are cool with it then it shouldn't matter to you. It's a decent amp and is not as bad as people make it out to be.

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#3
They just don't sound very good to me. I used to have one, and hated it. The newer ones are better, but still not very good. If you like it though, then it doesn't matter
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#4
Why does at least one of these threads spring up every other day? I think it would be best if one got stickied...

Anyway all that matters is if you like your amp, after all we're not gonna come round and have a try are we!
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the MGs are just a bit unreliable sometimes. which MG did you get? i hope it's one of the newer ones as they sound a bit better and feel a lot less fake to play through imo. But really, if you like it, and it doesn't break down on you, who cares?
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#8
You've made your bed so now you'll have to lie in it. No joy!

RE: Reliability. The people who say that MGs are unreliable are talking rubbish. The only reason you shouldn't have bought it is that it sounds like sh*t. But you're too late now so you'll just have to suck it up.
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RE: Reliability. The people who say that MGs are unreliable are talking rubbish. The only reason you shouldn't have bought it is that it sounds like sh*t. But you're too late now so you'll just have to suck it up.

at least 3/4 of the 100 watt MGs i've seen have had the overdrive channel sometimes bleeding through onto the clean channel and vice versa, when you switch channels, requiring you to keep on switching the channels until the problem goes away, only for it to return after you've switched the channels another few times? i don't care whether you think i've pulled that statement out of my arse or not because there's no way i can prove it to you, but i really have seen this problem too often.

With that said, that doesn't mean it's going to happen to every MG. They probably just needed a bit of contact cleaner on the switches.
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#12
UG people are dicks. MGs get a lot of flacks because they dont soun like a $6000 boutique amp, they sound like a $500 amp. If you like, thats all that matters. My friend has one and actually, he gets a pretty good tone out of it. If you dont EQ like an idiot, youll be allright.
#13
I don't have anything against MG's or other solid state amps like the Frontman's and what not, they're great amps for when you're new and just learning to play guitar, but the higher your price range the more of a rip off they are. If you are willing to spend $500, or even $300, you can get yourself a nice tube amp, which is why most people here don't like them...because about once a week someone comes in here with a new 100W MG amp and thinks its the ****, when he could have made a more informed decision and gotten a much better deal on a nicer amp.

That wasn't aimed at TS, I'm assuming he got one of the lower wattage models...HNAD
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UG people are dicks. MGs get a lot of flacks because they dont soun like a $6000 boutique amp, they sound like a $500 amp. If you like, thats all that matters. My friend has one and actually, he gets a pretty good tone out of it. If you dont EQ like an idiot, youll be allright.



oh, they sound like a 500 buck amp eh?

so i guess its better than the B-52 AT-112, which sounds like a sub $400 amp.

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they sound like 50 dollar amps with a 450 dollar logo on them. which one did you get? the MG15 and 30 aren't as much of a waste of money as the others since they're ok as practice amps
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UG people are dicks. MGs get a lot of flacks because they dont soun like a $6000 boutique amp, they sound like a $500 amp. If you like, thats all that matters. My friend has one and actually, he gets a pretty good tone out of it. If you dont EQ like an idiot, youll be allright.

No, MG's get lots of "flacks" because they sound like they're not worth the 5 bucks the guy in China got payed to make it. I've played decent amps under $500 the MG certainly isnt one. Yes, its not the MG's fault we cant get a decent tone out of it. We just EQ like idiots ALL of us.

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Did I just read what I thought I read? Are you being ssarcastic? Please tell me thats sarcasm.

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Today I got a Marshall MG. It works fine, but I've noticed a lot of stigmatism (not sure if thats the right word) about them. Are they really that bad? I've already destroyed to box, so I doubt I can return it. What can I do to prevent any future problems that might arise



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#22
I'd broadly agree with most people here. The MG, especially the new one, isn't actually that bad as long as you have the 15w or 30w. Granted, the Vypyr, Vox VT and Cube are all better but other than that the MG is fine as a practice amp. Of course, if you bought a huge 100w MG stack then you've made a huge mistake.
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Well, its like my dad always told me. "You cant fix stupid."

Your dad is Ron White?

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No, just disregard all the posts in this thread that say that the tone is noticeably worse when it's dying...


i should have read the thread
#25
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Well, its like my dad always told me. "You cant fix stupid."




Like my pops always told me, stupid people can't comprehend sarcasm...

Well not really, more like STFU and eat your damn brussel sprouts but you get the point..

And MG's are pure tonal bliss btw ... ahh could you tell? .. that was an example of sarcasm
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Congrats TS - HNmgD!


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#28
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Don't worry about the durability, they are some of the most durable amps you will see.




I have no problem with their tone, I dislike them because their (lack of) reliability.
#29
MGs are pure crap. Nothing redeeming about them. I have one collecting dust. Hopefully I never have to plug in in again. Was thinking of setting it on fire.
#30
Mgs are not terrible amps. They are fine if your just starting out as long its like a 15 watt. But if you go and buy a 100watt half stack version, then you sir have wasted your money. There is much better you can get for the price of that giant practice amp.

A little irrelevant, but you always know when someone has an mg because they call it their"marshall half stack". It sounds like they are trying to impress, when then you find out its just a mg100dfx head and 4X12 cab lol.
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Mgs are not terrible amps. They are fine if your just starting out as long its like a 15 watt. But if you go and buy a 100watt half stack version, then you sir have wasted your money. There is much better you can get for the price of that giant practice amp.

A little irrelevant, but you always know when someone has an mg because they call it their"marshall half stack". It sounds like they are trying to impress, when then you find out its just a mg100dfx head and 4X12 cab lol.


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Mgs are not terrible amps. They are fine if your just starting out as long its like a 15 watt. But if you go and buy a 100watt half stack version, then you sir have wasted your money. There is much better you can get for the price of that giant practice amp.

A little irrelevant, but you always know when someone has an mg because they call it their"marshall half stack". It sounds like they are trying to impress, when then you find out its just a mg100dfx head and 4X12 cab lol.

Quoted for truth.
#33
OH GOD ITS A RANT AND ITS COMING RIGHT FOR US!

1. MGs, L6 Spider IIIs, and Fender Frontmans are all terrible amps. No matter how loudly you proclaim OH BUT MINE IS DIFFERENT, they still sound terrible. The practice amp size sounds terrible too, but pretty much every practice amp ever does not sound that great.

2. If, by some stretch of the imagination this is not a troll thread, you should use the goddamn search bar, seriously, there are hundreds of threads about this exact same topic.

3. You will not get a good amp for $200. Save your money.
#34
I actually like using my MG for an oversized fuzz pedal when an overdrive or two are thrown on top of the gain channel, and the cleans are alright for jazz.
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OH GOD ITS A RANT AND ITS COMING RIGHT FOR US!

1. MGs, L6 Spider IIIs, and Fender Frontmans are all terrible amps. No matter how loudly you proclaim OH BUT MINE IS DIFFERENT, they still sound terrible. The practice amp size sounds terrible too, but pretty much every practice amp ever does not sound that great.

2. If, by some stretch of the imagination this is not a troll thread, you should use the goddamn search bar, seriously, there are hundreds of threads about this exact same topic.

3. You will not get a good amp for $200. Save your money.



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2. That one I can agree with.

3.
#37
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Prove me wrong.


1. You're not necessarily wrong, it's just that you're being an elitist asshat. You are wrong about the practice amp part though, there are plenty of practice amps that sound pretty decent.

3. What is a good amp anyway? Some people just can't or don't want to spend much on an amp.
#38
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Prove me wrong.


1. Blackstar HT-5 that everyone is raving about at the moment is essentially a practice amp, it would struggle to keep up with a drummer in my experience therefore practice amp.

3. A 'good amp' is subjective, for example I would take my MG over the Peavey Vyper any day. I also don't really like fender amps, again from my experience, but many people love them, if he gets a half decent tone from it then why not have one
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