#2
Prepare the flame shield!
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#3
I wouldn't reccomend paying £500 for it at all. If you want to spend that kind of money , look else where, maybe a second hand marshall? Do you want valve or solid state?
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#4
Are you looking at the dfx model or the hdfx model? The dfx is a waste of money, it's the same thing as a cheap marshall mg practice amp only with a lot more power. The hdfx is a bit better, but there are better amps for your money. Any particular sound you are after? Or do you just want volume?
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#5
Dude, avoid this amp like the black plague. Trust me, I tried it at Best Buy and was thoroughly unimpressed with the sound. Hell, it even made my dad's 15W MG sound good...

If you're looking for a Marshall, you're looking at the wrong amp...

As the above posters said, there are far better amps for that money. What are you looking to play and do you want tube or solid state?
Last edited by rocknrolldude43 at Dec 15, 2009,
#6
Sorry mate. It's total shat. May sound tolerable at low volumes, then turn it up and prepare for a sound similar to mashing potato.
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#7
Well, the MGs are okay beginners' amps, but don't buy them if youre more experienced. For 500 pounds, you can probably get some all tube head with a Harley Benton cab from Thomann. You'd be much better off with those.
#8
i will be playing death metal mostly, but i want it to be able to handle everything
#9
The MG series is a complete joke, I wouldn't recommend buying that at all. Look into the Line 6 HD100.

It's a decent price, and it's an all-tube head, 4 programmable channels, built-in effects. It's about 800 dollars US, so that should be within your 500 pound price range.
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#10
Quote by mr faceless
i will be playing death metal mostly, but i want it to be able to handle everything


look elsewhere then...the OD channels are the worst part of the MG. put 'marshall mg' in the searchbar and read the other threads about this amp.
#11
do NOT buy that amp for death metal, or anything requiring significant amounts of gain/dist

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#12
It's not a very good amp. But, it is not, as one might judge by the general opinion, absolute shit. It's got a pretty good clean channel for running distortion pedals through it, and the OD channels are pretty good if you don't want to play Nile or Cannibal Corpse etc... however, it's extremely noisy at higher volumes and gives absolutely horrible feedback, my brother's had a MG100hdfx half stack for years, and it does it with every guitar we've plugged into it during that time.
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#13
Quote by The^Unforgiven
It's not a very good amp. But, it is not, as one might judge by the general opinion, absolute shit. It's got a pretty good clean channel for running distortion pedals through it, and the OD channels are pretty good if you don't want to play Nile or Cannibal Corpse etc... however, it's extremely noisy at higher volumes and gives absolutely horrible feedback, my brother's had a MG100hdfx half stack for years, and it does it with every guitar we've plugged into it during that time.

This.

I actually did like the MG's cleans myself (both on my dad's 15-watter and the 100W stack at Best Buy), the OD, though, not so much. My dad's 15W MG did hold me over fairly well until he gave me a 15W Peavey Vypyr for my birthday last year, which blew his MG out of the water (hell, he even admitted it himself).
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Last edited by rocknrolldude43 at Dec 15, 2009,
#14
Oh come on guys, you can flame MG's better than that. You're slipping.

My advice, leave the MG where it is and buy a real Marshall. Even if it's old and crusty looking and in need of a total retubing it would be a better than buying an MG.
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#15
Quote by Tyler Durden
do NOT buy that amp for death metal, or anything requiring significant amounts of gain/dist
If it's a 100 watt half stack MG, I'd just go ahead and say don't buy it for anything. Period.
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#17
Quote by BobDetroit
No brainer dude.. I say go it. Heck get the full stack.


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For £500 you can get something pretty nice really.
I assume if you're looking at a halfstack then you'll be gigging right?
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