#1
I own a marshall MG100HFX which is good enough for practices to hear over the drummer and good enough for shows, but i dont want to record it. At this point we are planning to play out and tour extensively before recording an album, but i would like to prepare for it. Do most studios provide quality amps to musicians? If they dont i am going to have to buy a new amp. Most likely a Marshall JVM 205H, Bogner alchemist (Or uberschall though its out of my budget) or a Mesa Boogie. The style i play i need a good overdrive channel and a good clean channel. On that note what are the pros and cons to these amps and which mesa boogie amps are the best in your opinion in a $2000 budget?
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#2
Yes, they do. How many, and how good they are depends on the studio, of course.

I've recorded briefly at a studio as a guest on a bands song, and from what little I saw, they had the usual suspects - 6505's, XXX's, some kind of JCM's I think.
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#3
It really depends on the studio. When I recorded my first demo I turned up to the studio with my Korg Multi-effects and a MG 30 watt combo, the engineer laughed and plugged me in to a JCM 900, as a noob I spent the rest of the day bitching about how the guy didn't let me play with my stuff. The folly of youth........

and back to the question - call the studio and see what they have (or are willing to let you use).
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#4
Check around some do, some dont.

You can always go with pod farm or something similar.
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#5
most studios do but the quality can vary, one place might have great 6505s kicking around where-as another place you wil have to make do with a dusty jcm800
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#6
Most of the studios I've been to had pretty nice gear, Orange Rockerverb 50, Peavey 6505, Marshall JCM800. That said, it might be weird to use a completely new amp, but the engineer will know how to make it sound good.
#7
Any studio worth the money will have at least a few amps in there for you to choose from. The guy my band recorded with had a Framus Dragon, a 6505+ (his amp), and a JCM2000. He also had access to one or two others that belonged to the other guitarist in his band. If the studio doesn't have a descent amp or two I wouldn't bother with it.
#8
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most studios do but the quality can vary, one place might have great 6505s kicking around where-as another place you wil have to make do with a dusty jcm800

i'd take a JCM800 over a Peavey 6505 any day..
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i'd take a JCM800 over a Peavey 6505 any day..

They're pretty different amps bro
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