#1
Hi. im currently using a Marshall MG15 and i want a bigger more powerful amp so i was thinking a stack?
i have around £200 to spend and i have this in mind:
Fender Fm100 Head
im planning on buying the head first then the cab later.
Will the head alone still be loud enough until i get a cab (only for practise)
i play blues, rock (foo fighters etc.) (i also love john mayers tone) and a bit of metal
can you guys recommend a good head/amp?
thanks
#2
You can't run a head without a cab, if you do, you'll fry the head...
And, don't buy a FM, and you don't need a stack.
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#4
Erm, for £200, you don't have many options IMO, is there anyway you could save up a bit more?
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#6
Bugera combo would be your best bet I think, probably the 333 or the 333XL. Great clean channel, and the distortion is good too. If you get a later model one (which are supposedly more reliable) then you should be set. You'd have to save up a little more though.
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#7
for 150$ you can get the bugera v5 then get a bad monkey to overdrive.
#8
buy a marshall mg100fx. Marshall is the best. İts 100watts so i think it will be enough. ALso coming with 2 channel footswitch.

İf you buy this amp you may not need a head for a while.. İts good. Than you can buy a good head on it..
#9
Okay, that opens it out a lot.
Now, I may be a bit biased, but you could get the Blackheart Handsome Devil Combo, which really is a fantastic amp, but, if you want to play metal, you're going to have to get a pedal.

Maybe a Peavey Windsor if you're not bothered about cleans? But I guess you are.
You could also try and look for a used Peavey Classic 30.
I'm not sure about how much Vypyr Tubes are, but they are pretty good for versatility. TS, If I was you, I'd go to your nearest shop, and try out a bunch of amps, and buy the one you like best.
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#10
For your money don't get a stack.

Also the Frontman won't sound any better than your MG.

Save up more money.
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#12
Thing is for the money your looking to spend you really need to reconsider buying a stack amp. As your wanting more power any stack amp you buy in that price range is not really going to be an upgrade. Less amp or more money.
#13
Quote by vaca11
buy a marshall mg100fx. Marshall is the best. İts 100watts so i think it will be enough. ALso coming with 2 channel footswitch.

İf you buy this amp you may not need a head for a while.. İts good. Than you can buy a good head on it..

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#14
interesting guys what would you say to a vox for around £200 are they good or do you have to spend big buck to get a good one.
ive seen a marshall 100hd head for £130 but the idea of a stack isnt sounding too good now.
i like peavey but they just seem cheap i dunno why and ive seen some good value in them.
#15
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interesting guys what would you say to a vox for around £200 are they good or do you have to spend big buck to get a good one.
ive seen a marshall 100hd head for £130 but the idea of a stack isnt sounding too good now.
i like peavey but they just seem cheap i dunno why and ive seen some good value in them.

Don't get those crappy Marshall MGs.

The used Peavey Classic option is probably the best you can get for your money, I don't know why they just seem cheap to you, but they are pretty great amps.

EDIT: Which Vox did you see for £200? If it's a VT (Valvetronix) it's not worth the money.
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#16
Im liking the look of the bugera's has the same classic look as the two rock amps (my dream amp)
im gonna have a good look into peaveys
#18
For the money you have now, a Fender Vibro-Champ XD sounds good. If you get that extra 100 bucks by Christmas, you can get a Fender Super-Champ XD, a Bugera V5 with a decent distortion (I suggest an MXR or Electro-Harmonics pedal), and possibly a used Peavey Classic 30 if you can find one cheap enough.
#19
dont buy that FM, my friend has one... and it sucks to much
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#20
It's been said but you can't use a head on it's own. And don't get a Fender FM, I have one a well...just don't.

For £200, go for the Vox AC4.


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#21
Laney VC15.

Does everything but metal [unless you have a pedal for that].
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#22
Your not going to fry a FM100 without a cab. It's a solid state amp.

That bieng said, you're not going to make any sound without a cab either.

And you're not going to make any good sound with or without a cab so I'd pass on that amp.
#23
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Does everything but metal [unless you have a pedal for that].


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#24
Quote by al112987
Your not going to fry a FM100 without a cab. It's a solid state amp.

That bieng said, you're not going to make any sound without a cab either.

And you're not going to make any good sound with or without a cab so I'd pass on that amp.
It would still fry his output transformer. He just doesn't have any tubes to fry, but if it was a tube amp, those would get fried too.
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It would still fry his output transformer. He just doesn't have any tubes to fry, but if it was a tube amp, those would get fried too.
except that solid state amps do not have output transformers, so...
#26
Quote by Stuarttt-1
It's been said but you can't use a head on it's own. And don't get a Fender FM, I have one a well...just don't.

For £200, go for the Vox AC4.

Thanks for help but that vox is too small.

Im gonna try some pawn shops and see if i can get a used peavey they usually have loads.
any other suggestions. or anyone know where i can get a reasonable vox?
#27
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Thanks for help but that vox is too small.

Im gonna try some pawn shops and see if i can get a used peavey they usually have loads.
any other suggestions. or anyone know where i can get a reasonable vox?

That VOX is nowhere too small if you play at home.
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#31
how much blues, rock and metal do you play (percentage-wise, i mean). What exactly do you mean by blues, rock and metal? is it only for home practice? do you want valves?
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#32
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Originally Posted by vaca11
buy a marshall mg100fx. Marshall is the best. İts 100watts so i think it will be enough. ALso coming with 2 channel footswitch.

İf you buy this amp you may not need a head for a while.. İts good. Than you can buy a good head on it..

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That's a horrible suggestion. I made that mistake.

*Sorry, forgot to suggest something
Get one of the old peavey classics (The one with the on/off/on switch in the back) and put an OD pedal in front of it.
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#33
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except that solid state amps do not have output transformers, so...
Sorry, I meant power transformers, not output transformers, though there actually are a few solid state amplifiers that have output transformers.
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#34
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except that solid state amps do not have output transformers, so...


Im pretty sure my amps have transformers. Isn't that the part that amplifies the signal?
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#35
nah, they, er, transform the impedance, or the voltage, etc. etc. as far as i'm aware. transistors, op-amps, or valves are most likely doing the amplification in most guitar amps, i'd have thought.
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