#1
Would the Marshall MA 100H be considered a high end amp? I'm looking to buy one last amp that will last me for a while and I want to do it right. Not make a purchase I'll regret.
Thoughts, tips, and advice is greatly appreciated.
#4
It's ok. I react the same way to anything that I strongly believe in haha.
Budget is below $1000.
Genres are Alt, Punk, Classic, Metal (e.g. Breaking Benjamin, Slash, Paramore, Ac/Dc, Rise Against, RJA, 3DG)
Home and Gig?
Either, preferably new but if it's a great used then sure.
Boston, MA
Currently I'm playing through a Vox vt15

Thanks dude!
#5
the ma is marshall's entry level tube amps, for some it could be the only amp you need, and it should last decades as long as it is well maintained
#7
I can help you with some new amps too. Personally, I'd look used first.

Home or Gig means do you play your guitar in bedroom setting only or do you jam/gig with other musicians where you may need more volume. I noticed you were from Boston and play Slipnot too. What is the heaviest music you want to play?

Edit: I'll reread your new requirements but this is a start. No particular order. I like the XXX and the Traynor the most. Good luck.

Ampeg Reverberocket $550
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/msg/1803823665.html

Bugera 333x half stack $800
http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/msg/1804073179.html

Line6 Flextone III $350
http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/msg/1802347856.html

Line6 SpiderValve combo $600 eh
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/msg/1797915412.html

Marshall JCM2000 DSL100 Head (needs cab) $725
http://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/msg/1802304091.html

Marshall JCM900 combo $550
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/msg/1800324060.html

Mesa Boogie Subway Rocket 20 combo $500
http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/msg/1797824494.html

Peavey XXX head (needs cab) $500
http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/msg/1808303555.html

Peavey Valveking 112 (needs mods/pedals) $400 more like $300
http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/msg/1808256331.html

Peavey Classic 30 (very versatile) $450
http://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/msg/1808251309.html

Peavey Triumph 60 $499
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/msg/1803546425.html

Traynor YCV 50 Blue $475
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/msg/1806520685.html
#8
Wow so many options! haha I should've been more specific but I meant I will be doing home and gig. I'd use it for both. But for me it's a toss up on the JCMs or the XXX. Which Jcm is better btw?
#9
Quote by Rcasa630
It's ok. I react the same way to anything that I strongly believe in haha.
Budget is below $1000.
Genres are Alt, Punk, Classic, Metal (e.g. Breaking Benjamin, Slash, Paramore, Ac/Dc, Rise Against, RJA, 3DG)
Home and Gig?
Either, preferably new but if it's a great used then sure.
Boston, MA
Currently I'm playing through a Vox vt15

Thanks dude!

Ah, that is something to work with!

A Traynor YCV50 Blue will do those styles very well and is good value in the States. A Peavey Classic 50 is also worth considering, though I like the Traynor a bit better.

When it comes to used stuff, an Engl Blackmore with a nice 2x12" cab would work well, though they're a bit rare in the US.


EDIT: Just found this: Mesa Trem-O-Verb:
http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/msg/1805430871.html
Last edited by TheQuailman at Jun 24, 2010,
#10
^Tremoverb is nice. I didn't even see that. I think I had set the budget on craigslist at $300 to $800.

TS. Go to your craigslist. Go to Musical Instruments. Type in 'amp'. Then type in a budget range......and follow that closely. If you have any questions just come back here and ask.

NEW: Look at maybe the Peavey 3120, Vypyr 60, Eganater Renegade and Tweaker, Epiphone So Cal 50....stuff like that.
#11
Out of all the amps you listed I would suggest looking at the Bugera, the Traynor, and the JCM900, the jcm2000's suck imo(atleast compared to the rest of the JCM line). The Ampeg or the XXX would be decent as well. I would suggest staying away from Line 6, some people will tell you otherwise, but i'm not a fan of anything that company makes(except of course the DL4)

Just whatever you do , DO NOT BUY THE LINE 6 SPIDER! Horrible Horrible amps, even with the tubes, still terrible.

If you really want something awesome look for a deal on a JCM 800 or a 5150 or 6505. Or maybe even a Mesa single rectifier or mark series
Last edited by handbanana at Jun 24, 2010,
#12
Quote by Rcasa630
Wow so many options! haha I should've been more specific but I meant I will be doing home and gig. I'd use it for both. But for me it's a toss up on the JCMs or the XXX. Which Jcm is better btw?

The JCM 2000 gets high gain tones more easily than the JCM 900, but the right boost in front of a JCM can give incredible tones. (See this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95uBOcnmH4I)

Also, the JCM 900 needs to be cranked high to get a good tone on its own. Don't plan on using it in your bedroom often unless you are willing to buy an attenuator.
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#13
No.

In fact, I'd argue that apart from the handwired 1974 and 2061 amps, Marshall has nothing high end in its line-up anymore.

The larger handwired replicas are rubbish.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#14
Well I messaged the people I'm interested in and I'll post back here if anything else is needed. I really appreciate the help! Thanks
#15
Take a look at the Carvin V3 while you're at it. Very versatile, vey loud, and very well made.
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