#1
ok heres the go

i am looking to buy an electric guitar amp and i am not sure which one to get. i have narrowed it down to a few. here they are

marshall mg15dfx
orange crush 15r
roland cube 15x
vox pathfinder 15r
line 6 spider I ( 15 wat version )
randall 15xm

those are what i have narrowed it down to. please give me your advice cox i am stuck big time and need help. please include reasons for your choice.

Equipment which is going to be used: epiphone les paul standard or epi sg g400 custom AI

Things going to be played: powerchords, distortion, guns n roses stuff, led zep stuff, riffing etc

Desperate for help please answer
#2
Stay away from the spiders. They do infact suck. I also hear the Marshall MG's suck but I've yet to try one. I've tried the Roland and Orange and they're decent.
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#3
a lot of people hate the mg's, but my little sister has one that i use sometimes to practice on and it sounds great for a beginners amp!!!!
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#4
My advice is only to get a spider if your going to mainly be doing covers as they don't have their own sound, they digitize over amps and musicians sounds, but infact are decent amps if thats what your doing, if not then get something else.

I don't know about the others though haven't really played any of them but i have heard MG's are rubbish but haven't tried 1 myself
#5
I have no experience with the Vox or the Randall.

The best among the remaining lot there is the Roland Cube.

The Orange is an acceptable practice amp, but don't expect the signature Orange tone.

Stay away from the Spider and the MG.
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#6
Cube, vyper, valvetronix

its been said a million times ...
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#7
The new marshall mgs are a massive step up from the old range, however, for the price, the features are a bit limited compared to other modelling amps in the bedroom/practice amp bracket.
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a lot of people hate the mg's, but my little sister has one that i use sometimes to practice on and it sounds great for a beginners amp!!!!

The cleans are not bad.....but the OD sucks. Totally. Doesnt have any character. Not enough gain either, now that you mention it. And the EQ is terrible. You need to rotate the knobs halfway to notice any difference in sound. Totally unlike my pedal-even a single mm of change makes a difference. But even that doesnt have enough gain...
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#14
If you're not interested in the Peavey Vypyr I'd say the Roland Cube is your next best bet.
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#15
from what i see from the NEW MGs, they arent terrible. but def look into the peavey vypyrs. from the bands u listed, the crush would be good, but a lot less versatile than a modeling amp, and when ur first starting out, versatility is key, because who knows how ur tastes will change at first.
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#16
What a letdown. After such a melodramatic thread title, I was expecting something more profound than "What practice amp should I get".
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#18
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Desperate for help please answer


please, dont lose any sleep over this...you're gonna get through it!

play them, decide which you like best, and buy it. dont get an mg or spider.

by the thread title, i thought you might have been seriously in trouble and needing help badly
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#19
i had the MG... but it sucked and i'm selling it soon. i've heard good things with the cube so i'd get that or the vox. just because it's a vox.
#20
Not a fan of the Roland. Not for me. Pick this over spider and MG though.

The MG's distortion sucks. No MG.

The Spider 1 Have no clue.

I've heard good stuff about orange amps too. But never tried one.
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What a letdown. After such a melodramatic thread title, I was expecting something more profound than "What practice amp should I get".

this.
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#23
Get a Peavey Vypyr amp.
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#24
i ended up getting the cube although i would have prefered the valvetronix but it too expensive in australia
#26
i use a line 6 spider 4 as a practice amp. cost 100 bucks, not bad for a practice amp.

i hate line 6 myself, but the little 15 watt spider is a decent practice amp if that's all you are looking for
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#27
I dont know about you guys but I cant stand practice amps....I like playing with my headphone on...thats better for me..
#28
OK. Cubes are decent.
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#29
Get a Peavey Vypyr. Been said a bunch in this thread, I'm saying it again for emphasis. Best, most versatile solid state starter/practice out there.
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