#1
Ok so ive been experimenting with lower tuning and i realized that my crappy little marshall mg cant take it. however, i have a marshall mg halfstack, which is basically a solid state head and a cab. now, im off to college in a year or so, and i was wondering:

1: would drop B songs sound like farts coming out of the halfstack or would it sound alright

2: would it be better to invest in a tube-combo amp?
#2
dude you have all you need with the CRUSHING OVERDRIVE!!!!


but seriously just buy a little tube amp... its totally worth it
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#4
Pretty old...

as for the MG Halfstack... are you happy with it? A tube amp upgrade would always be welcome- but thats up to you. Dropped B is really heavy...what stuff are you playing?
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#6
If you are moving into the dorms, do yourself (and your dorm-mates) a favor. Sell the halfstack and get a POD and run it through your computer. Dorms are VERY strict on noise and the POD will allow you to play your guitar at any time of day/night without pissing anyone off.
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#7
I think it will be able to handle it... I have an MG250DFX and it handles everything decently (contrary to what people will tell you). However, upgrading to a tube amp is never a bad idea if you can afford it. I know I am planning on doing that first chance I get.
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#8
Quote by Richmanofaction
I think it will be able to handle it... I have an MG250DFX and it handles everything decently (contrary to what people will tell you). However, upgrading to a tube amp is never a bad idea if you can afford it. I know I am planning on doing that first chance I get.

they make a 250 watt MG!!!!!???????

Also, you're right. MGs get a bad rap, the cleans are decent. Go for a small tube amp. I recomment the Vox AC4 and an overdrive.

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#9
Quote by jc349
they make a 250 watt MG!!!!!???????

Its actually only 100 watts, its the combo version.
#10
Ah, ok.
The thought of 250 watts of crushing overdrive.......

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#11
Quote by mogar
If you are moving into the dorms, do yourself (and your dorm-mates) a favor. Sell the halfstack and get a POD and run it through your computer. Dorms are VERY strict on noise and the POD will allow you to play your guitar at any time of day/night without pissing anyone off.

+1
#12
well i have band practice this sunday so il see what happens with my halfstack

thanks for the help