#1
I got a Marshall Mg full stack and , to put it simply, it sounds awful. I have decided to buy a new head to run through the cabs. I have looked at a few heads and at the moment I am thinkin of buying a Blackheart Hot Head and i was wondering if it would run with my current cabs. here are the links to both

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Marshall-MG4-Series-MG412A-or-MG412B-Guitar-Speaker-Cabinet-Black?sku=581795

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Blackheart-Hot-Head-BH100H-100W-Tube-Guitar-Amp-Head?sku=488005

If there is another head you could recommend i would love to hear it. I wanna keep the price under $1000.

Any help would be much appreciated.
#2
Lots of stuff man with that budget

The Blackheart Hot Head is a great step up. With your budget you might be able to get a killer head and cab but let's see.


Budget?
Home or gig?
Genres played?
Current gear?
Closest city?
New or used?

Oh, and yeah - that cab will work, but there might be better. If you sold it all what would your budget be?
#3
Since you're purchasing a Blackheart Hot Head, I assume you're not into extremely High Gain type of music. Never tried this particular head, but I've always loved their amps (especially the Handsome Devil series). I wouldn't keep your MG 4x12 though... They really have horrid speakers and are cheaply made. I'm not sure of you're music tastes but I'd probably get a cab with V30s in them. If you want to save cash, try finding a 2x12 instead of a 4x12 cab.
#4
Budget- $1000
Rehearsal and Gigging
play mostly classic rock
Currently running the Mg stack with a epi sg with emg's
Closest city? Edmonton Alberta
Want to buy new.

If i was to sell i might have a budget of 1500

Thnx for the input
#5
Quote by straightjeff
Budget- $1000
Rehearsal and Gigging
play mostly classic rock
Currently running the Mg stack with a epi sg with emg's
Closest city? Edmonton Alberta
Want to buy new.

If i was to sell i might have a budget of 1500

Thnx for the input

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jet-City-Amplification-JCA48S-4x12-Guitar-Speaker-Cabinet?sku=583600
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jet-City-Amplification-JCA50H-50W-Tube-Guitar-Amp-Head?sku=430427#used

if it were me I'd sell off the MG for a few hundred and buy the above. It'll have more than enough gain, more than enough volume and the cab/head are engineered to work together. This means both components of the stack are of equal quality, and so you won't be insulting a nice head by using an MG cab.

for the record, you could have something MUCH nicer if you'd go used.
#6
well i plan on upgrading my cabs too eventually. just have a shortage of cashflow at the moment so i was thinking of snatchin up a head first. but thanx for the input. ill check out the jet city.
#7
^^ that looks like a solid choice.


you can also do something like this:

http://edmonton.en.craigslist.ca/msg/1947370180.html Boogie Lonestar.

Egnater Renegade would be pretty sweet if you can find one used. I would also look at Traynors and Fortin. Both made in Canada. Traynor YCV50 Blue is very affordable and very boutique like in a way....imo. Stacks maybe a used Marshall JCM or DSL/TSL. JVM maybe. eh.
#8
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#11
the traynor ycv50 blue is great for what you want to do.

you can get an extension cab if you think you need to move more air.

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#13
Quote by Way Cool JR.
I actually think the Black Heart is the best amp on this thread for what you want TS. Since you want a classic rock amp and not high gain like most all others mentioned. I would get the matching cab for it to they are built great with pretty nice speakers. The amp has a great British tone and also has the option of cutting it's power in half for a more power versatile.

I was just about to say the 6505+ may be a little... hard to tame... for classic rock, but the Jet City, Traynor and Egnater are hardly metal amps... and tbh I thought the blackheart sounded sub standard for that price range...
#14
he never said he wanted a metal amp.

not sure where all the 6505 stuff is coming from.
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