#1
I don't get it. MGs seem to be kind of pricey for what they are and what you can get instead of them. I don't think they're awful amps in of themselves but paying $400+ for a basic SS practice amp is crazy.

While tube amps are generally expensive, it's still possible to get a perfectly giggable, "Professional" level one for around the same cost as the larger MGs. I just don't see the point in it, it just seems the whole thing is a big con and it annoys me.

I know they've improved the MGs quite a bit but I don't see why they deserve to cost the same or more than a decent SS amp like the Peavy Bandit. If you compare Vox's pathfinder series too, no contest. Even the Fender Frontman series seems better, the price actually reflects it's worth a hell of a lot more.
#2
Because they have the word "Marshall" on them.
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Because they have the word "Marshall" on them.


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There's really no other reason other than because they can charge whatever the hell they want and n00bz will still buy them.
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#5
the name /thread
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There's really no other reason other than because they can charge whatever the hell they want and n00bz will still buy them.



Exactly. Clearly, since it says Marshall, it must sound like it's tube brothers.

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#7
Jimmy Hendrex Used Marhsals! Their The Best Amps In The World!!
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Jimmy Hendrex Used Marhsals! Their The Best Amps In The World!!

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#10
Just because certain artists use certain amps, it doesn't mean that they are better or worse that others, it just means that it worked for that artist.

You never know a really good artist may emerge and he may use MG's.

And to answer the question, tbh, MG's arent that expensive, the best way to buy Marshall is to look second hand though.
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#11
Quote by TheRectified
Exactly. Clearly, since it says Marshall, it must sound like it's tube brothers.

that's what the noobs think. that's why noobs buy any cheap halfstack and any >100watts amp; they think that they will sound and play better because they have a big amp or a marshall/fender amp

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You never know a really good artist may emerge and he may use MG's.
not good in my list, but some guy in a band called electric X or something like that, uses MG's
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#12
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and Slash tooo he is sooooo cool, I have his epihpone gitar and everything!

awsoem! dat meenz u snd just leik slash if u haf liek da same guitar n ampilifer!!!11

but yeah.. the MG full stack is horrendously overpriced for what it is.. there really is no reason for it to cost that much.
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#13
Quote by ChiliFan01
Just because certain artists use certain amps, it doesn't mean that they are better or worse that others, it just means that it worked for that artist.

You never know a really good artist may emerge and he may use MG's.



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#14
How many SS watts do you need and still be a practice amp?
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Quote by ChiliFan01
Just because certain artists use certain amps, it doesn't mean that they are better or worse that others, it just means that it worked for that artist.

You never know a really good artist may emerge and he may use MG's.

And to answer the question, tbh, MG's arent that expensive, the best way to buy Marshall is to look second hand though.


Just because the artist is good, doesnt mean their tone is good.
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Because they have the word "Marshall" on them.


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#17
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How many SS watts do you need and still be a practice amp?


Wattage with SS amps doesn't matter with low volume like a tube amp which is probably one of the reasons why some people don't bother with tube amps to begin with. A lot of the "Shitty" SS amps still sound better(or at least more consistant) at low volumes than some tube amps.
#19
Presence of their brand name = justification to charge an exorbitant mark up, regardless of how good the tone really is.
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