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So I really dig Marshalls, especially the 800. But they are an awful lot of money, and I would think that since it came out someone has created one that sounds almost identical.

So are there any amps that really sound like the 800? And when I say that, I mean an amp that is as raw and has all the balls of the 800. I understand there will probably be somewhat of a difference in the tones, but that is to be expected
#2
Sovtek Mig 50 (nearly identical from what I hear)
Peavey Triumphs (not quite as close, but still good)
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#3
$700-900 is an awful lot?

What's your budget?
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#4
I was asking the exact same question a few months ago!

From what I was told, a Peavey VTM is exactly what you're looking for.
#5
Sovtek MIG
Peavey VTM (hot rodded 800 type sound)
Red Bear Amps MK series
Peavey Butcher

Four amps off the top of my head that are similar to the 800 and tend to go alot cheaper.

You can get a real 800 for between $700 - $1000 though. They're really not that expensive.
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Sovtek MIG
Peavey VTM (hot rodded 800 type sound)
Red Bear Amps MK series
Peavey Butcher

Four amps off the top of my head that are similar to the 800 and tend to go alot cheaper.

You can get a real 800 for between $700 - $1000 though. They're really not that expensive.



Expensive is a subjective word.

If you can get a Peavey Butcher or VTM fo,r lets say, $300 used then I think that that may be the better deal if $$$ is a concern.

Also +1 on the Sovtek. Unfortunately, I'm seeing less and less of them on the used market, and those that I do see now are starting to creep up in price.
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Sovtek MIG
Peavey VTM (hot rodded 800 type sound)
Red Bear Amps MK series
Peavey Butcher

Four amps off the top of my head that are similar to the 800 and tend to go alot cheaper.

You can get a real 800 for between $700 - $1000 though. They're really not that expensive.


I have had a hard time finding them at that price.
#8
well its not an amp... but i run a tonebone plexitube distortion pedal through a fender hot rod deluxe and I have gotten alot of comparisons from people to that and similar model amp. The pedal has 1 possibly two tubes in it and the gain is crazy good. I know its not the same but maybe buy a good clean amp and have your gain from the pedal. Just a cheaper idea. The pedal is dead on the sound you are looking for though.
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They're really not that expensive.


Depends where you are too. I don't know where TS is, but in Australia they're about $3000 dollars.

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Depends where you are too. I don't know where TS is, but in Australia they're about $3000 dollars.

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#12
Here's your replacement, mate.


In all seriousness, JCMs are at really gewd prices used. Nothing at that price new will beat the real deal used.
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In all seriousness, JCMs are at really gewd prices used. Nothing at that price new will beat the real deal used.


Haha, MGs really aren't that bad. They are overly popular and of course suck compared to a real Marshall but I have played through amps hundreds of times worse
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The ENGL Invader is insane but they cost more than the jcm800s


The fuck is wrong with you?

TS, if you can't find a JCM800 for under $1000 you aren't looking at all. They go for ~$800 all day long.
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