#1
i currently own a marshall MG100DFX half stack with the original cab that came with it. (i forgot the exact name of the cab)
id like to upgrade to a peavy 6505 amp but due to financial constraints cant buy the entire stack at one time. i was wondering if i was to just buy the 6505 head, would it work alright with my current cab until i can afford a matching cab?
thanks in advance
#2
it would work, but the peavey amp would be knowhere near as great-sounding as it should be. a poor speaker cab will hold back a great amp from its true potential.
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#4
Quote by ERICtheBERIC
would it be enough of an improvement to make it worthwile?


Definately. Also, don't go for the matching 6505 cab - I haven't heard a good review about it anywhere.

EDIT: actually bothered to read, AUS is a different story
If you're in the US, Mesa Boogie is a good bet, although maybe pricey. Check out Avatar too.
#5
^avatar is waaaaay overpriced over here.

keep your eves on ebay if you can go used, you can get some better marshall cabs and such.
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#6
Quote by ERICtheBERIC
would it be enough of an improvement to make it worthwile?

Yes, the improvement in tone will be drastic.

Also, Peavey cabs are pretty crap anyway - I don't know what's available on the Australien market, but there will certainly be some cab-manufacturer there that will have superior products in stock.
#8
Quote by EUniqe
yeah what they all said. you'll cream yourself when you first plug the 6505 in.

and you'll do the same when you get a better cab. such as one of these:

http://www.allansmusic.com.au/prod/44956/Marshall_1960A_4x12_300watt_Angled_Speaker_Cabinet.aspx

http://www.allansmusic.com.au/prod/115585/LANEY_4_X_12_CELESTION_WADED_QUAD_BOX.aspx

The Marshall cab is not only cheaper but it has better speakers.
Even better but more expensive again.
http://www.allansmusic.com.au/prod/140246/Orange_4X12_Cabinet.aspx

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#9
sweet! im sold. gonna sell my old amp and a heap of other shit and start saving for the 6505
#10
Honestly. What I would do for now is sell the entire MG stack and whatever else and get yourself the $6505+112 combo. Yes it is loud. Yes you can gig with it. Then deal with a new halfstack later when you have more cash.