#1
Anyone round here got one? Ive got about £600 to spend on a valve amp and im flitting in between a bugera 62XX or this MA (or a used DSL if one pops up). The metal head in me wants the bugera but Im in a couple of bands, one metal and the other softer hard rock type stuff and i think a Marshall would be a better choice seeing as I'm also currently looking for session work as well as performing in different bands for my college A levels. So any reviews? I should be going to B'ham next month to play around with some
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#2
from what UG says, they are just an MG with tubes.
But I have never played one, so can give you more info than that.

But if you are asking for new amp info, give us a little more detail than "metal and some softer hard rock" bands you like the tone of is usually a good place to start.
#3
Well for the metal side I'm into pretty modern stuff, Trivium Machine Head stuff like that (also a huge fan of iron maiden, metallica and older thrash bands) The hard rock side is stuff like GNR, Velvet Revolver, Airbourne, Aerosmith. I also love the ol blues guy like Hendrix, Clapton BB king.I guess I'm looking at the MA because i can crank a good clean crunch to get a good lead gainey sound. But an amp designed for metal won't be as easy to bring down. I want to be able to play bedroom levels, small gigs and medium sized outside gigs (700 people or so).
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#4
I have heard that they aren't that great - and if you have around the £600 mark then check out used equipment. possibly the Egnater's and I can personally recommend the Orange TH30 - it goes from pretty clear cleans through to a convincing (borderline) metal distortion. If you need more filth drop a decent pedal in front. There's an FX loop and at 30 watts, if you really need much more juice plug it into a 2x12 or larger.
It's an opinion. It's subjective. And I'm right, anyway.
#5
I'm getting a 212 with vintage celestion 30's btw.
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#6
Any other amps you think I should try are also greatly appreciated My budget's £500 and I'm willing to go used.
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#7
i have played an MA the cleans were alright but the gain was a fizzy mess.
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Michael Kelly Custom Shop Plum Telecaster
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Jet City 2x12
Custom Board

It is NOT trash metal it is tHrash metal...get it right
#8
A used JCM (DSL?) is probably a better Marshall to look into than the MA.

Otherwise the Blackstar HT-40s (and above) are pretty versatile from what I've seen.
Last edited by baumaxx1 at Apr 18, 2011,