#1
So I'm probably going to get a Marshall Haze amp. I currently have a Marshall MG15DFX. I play classic rock (Zeppelin, AC/DC, etc.) But I don't know which to get, the 40 watt combo or the 15 watt head with the 2 cabs. I have tried them both - although to a limited extent - and they both sound nice. Which do you think I should get?
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#2
Depends, do you want more headroom, or a stack? It really just comes down to that.
#3
If you go with either of them, be sure to use different speakers. The ones they use for the Haze are junk.
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Are you for sure dead-set on the Haze? You can get a MUCH better amp for $800... they are pretty overpriced IMO. If you can go used you could easily find a JCM 800/900 on CL or Ebay within that budget easily. Also look into a NEW Vox Night Train, USED Vox AC 15/30, or a USED JCM series Marshall.
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#5
I like th 40 Watt combo, but only because it has an fx loop, where the head doesn't. the head is lower watts, so it will let you crank it up and bake some tubes without being too earth shakingly loud. So if you need the loop like I do, go for the combo, but if you are a guitar => amp kind of guy, I'd go with the head.
#6
Good to see that someone isn't afraid to buy a Haze. I'd definitely get one if I had the money, but make sure not to get the cabs that come with it. Even if they seem like an extremely good deal, look into some other speakers. Maybe try to find a used 1960A cab or something. Many people agree that the Haze cabs are what give them a bad name.
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Nobody is afraid to buy the haze, just there's better options out there, its like buying a 1990 ford tempto for the same price you'd pay for A 2002 ford mustang.
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#8
Neither IMO. You can do alot better for $750.

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You can do a hell of a lot better a t 750$
I'm not saying the Haze is bad, just that there are better options
Look into a used Peavey 5150/6505 or XXX, maybe as said before a used Marshall JCM
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You can do a hell of a lot better a t 750$
I'm not saying the Haze is bad, just that there are better options
Look into a used Peavey 5150/6505 or XXX, maybe as said before a used Marshall JCM

No, he plays classic rock he doesn't need a monster of an amp like that, I love 6505s but for classic rock its overkill. For the price you could get a Vox AC30/15 or the new nightrain, there are also a ton of old marshall JCMs in your price range too.
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#12
find a used studio 15 for about $650. or ac15, or night train. or get a deal on a new haze head. It should be 20% off right now if you are in the US.
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Are you for sure dead-set on the Haze? You can get a MUCH better amp for $800... they are pretty overpriced IMO. If you can go used you could easily find a JCM 800/900 on CL or Ebay within that budget easily. Also look into a NEW Vox Night Train, USED Vox AC 15/30, or a USED JCM series Marshall.


+1 tho i havent seen very many jcm800's under $950
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haze = overpriced, overhyped junk.

tiny terror or vox nighttrain.

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+1 tho i havent seen very many jcm800's under $950

I have seen a few 800's on Ebay go for around $500... but they can go all the way up to $1500 though.
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haze = overpriced, overhyped junk.

tiny terror or vox nighttrain.

IMO The Tiny Terror is more overhyped and worse than than the Haze.

That said, everyone else is right. Try looking for used Marshall JCMs, Vox AC15/30, or Peavey Classic
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#17
Although many of the amps suggested are very good, namely the JCM800, the Night Train, the Classic 30, and yes, the Haze, I think that there's even better options for you in the $800 range. The Egnater Rebel 30 combo is an excellent amp for classic rock. It's similar to a Classic 30, in that it's a 2 channel amp with a similar range of gain and similar look. However, the Rebel 30 has better clean as well as distortion channels, and some nice features not found in many amps. It's got 2 sets of power tubes, 6V6's and EL84's. You can blend these 2 to get some great sounds, namely Fender and Marshall, with unique tones somewhere in the middle. Also, if one tube dies, you can just use the other set while you get a replacement. Another excellent feature of the amp is its power scaling. You can turn the amp down to 1 watt for home practice, and bring it up to 30 watts for a gig. Since there is one power scaling knob for each channel, you can set the clean channel for early breakup or tons of headroom, while setting the dirty channel to your liking as well. You can talk Musiciansfriend down to giving it to you for $800.

Here is a youtube demo of the of the amp:

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Meh, the Haze is just an MG with tubes. Get a used JCM800, you'll be happier.
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Meh, the Haze is just an MG with tubes. Get a used JCM800, you'll be happier.


Wow. You haven't tried the amp, have you? It's certainly overpriced, but it's not a bad amp. I'm really tired of all the bandwagon new Marshall hatred on this forum.
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Wow. You haven't tried the amp, have you? It's certainly overpriced, but it's not a bad amp. I'm really tired of all the bandwagon new Marshall hatred on this forum.

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No, he plays classic rock he doesn't need a monster of an amp like that, I love 6505s but for classic rock its overkill. For the price you could get a Vox AC30/15 or the new nightrain, there are also a ton of old marshall JCMs in your price range too.



oh didnt c that he plays classic rock
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