#2
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The Vox, Vox is pretty indie standard and although MGs are ok (yet widely hated on UG) the Vox will fire it out of the water
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#3
IMO definitely the vox, it's tube and in general I find the vox cleans much more appealing than marshall ones, especially MG. (I'm assuming from "Indie rock" that you'll be mostly clean?)
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#6
im talkin bout mild indie rock which in most cases uses lots of distortion/overdrive like the strokes, interpol, arctic monkeys, smashing pumpkins, etc
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#7
Don't get a 100 watt MG. every time you do that baby jesus cries.

even if you need lots of clean headroom a vox AC15 would be better than an MG
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#9
let me rephrase indie/alternative will probably help out
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#11
actually i 90% times use distortion instead of clean :P
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#12
Quote by Bibimyun
actually i 90% times use distortion instead of clean :P

well then, there's no reason to get an MG over an AC15 then.

if you're gigging you might not get too much clean headroom from the AC15 but if you mostly use distortion you won't need it, and the distortion you'll get will be loads better than the MG distortion.
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#13
ok at first i was thinkin of a build with just marshalls since i love their tone but when i made a thread about indie/alternative rock guitars this one guy considered vox ac15c1 but ive always wanted a half stack and now im well as some people say "in a pickle"
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#14
Quote by Bibimyun
actually i 90% times use distortion instead of clean :P

Still definitely vox lol
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The Vox, Vox is pretty indie standard and although MGs are ok (yet widely hated on UG) the Vox will fire it out of the water


nah they're shite

yeah get the vox. i mean there might be other options. but out of those two, vox.
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#16
i just saw the marshall on overdrive on youtube and sounded kinda like good crap but i saw the vox and it had that more crispier and fresh tone but idk wat do u guys think
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#17
is there anybody here that actually likes marshalls???? :u
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#18
Quote by Bibimyun
is there anybody here that actually likes marshalls???? :u

MG tone ≠ Marshall tone. The MG is Marshalls low end solid state series and is generally regarded, and deservedly so, as poo. They have nothing in common with classic amps like the JCM's or the JTM's.
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Quote by Bibimyun
ok at first i was thinkin of a build with just marshalls since i love their tone but when i made a thread about indie/alternative rock guitars this one guy considered vox ac15c1 but ive always wanted a half stack and now im well as some people say "in a pickle"

it'd be stupid to get an inferior amp just because it's a half stack. you'll only regret it in the long run.

the MG half stack is literally a half stack version of the MG15FX. everything about it is exactly the same - it's just bigger, louder and more expensive, with the same 'cheap amp' tone. and the MG15FX is already quite overpriced for what it is. the fact that the MG halfstack costs around the same as an AC15 is absolutely disgraceful.

Definitely go with the AC15. not only is it a much, much better amp, it's far better suited to what you play.

edit: this is nothing to do with liking or disliking marshall or vox or anything like that, either.
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#20
People do like marshalls, just not the MGs. Theyre oversized practice amps, imagine this



with a marshall logo and 100 watts. Thats pretty much the MG.

The AC15 is deffinately the winner. The AC30 is better though, try get one used if ya can.
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Quote by Bibimyun
i just saw the marshall on overdrive on youtube and sounded kinda like good crap but i saw the vox and it had that more crispier and fresh tone but idk wat do u guys think

If you really want to push this TS, go out and try both of them. They're both relatively common amps, so go to your nearest guitar center and check them out.
#23
Quote by beckyjc
People do like marshalls, just not the MGs. Theyre oversized practice amps, imagine this



with a marshall logo and 100 watts. Thats pretty much the MG.

The AC15 is deffinately the winner. The AC30 is better though, try get one used if ya can.

this. i've even used a park amp. it sounded the same as an MG.
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#24
Quote by LeakyFlask
MG tone ≠ Marshall tone. The MG is Marshalls low end solid state series and is generally regarded, and deservedly so, as poo. They have nothing in common with classic amps like the JCM's or the JTM's.


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vox gets my vote too in this case.
#25
Quote by Bibimyun
i just saw the marshall on overdrive on youtube and sounded kinda like good crap but i saw the vox and it had that more crispier and fresh tone but idk wat do u guys think


yeah i dunno, i mean all the replies you've got so far seem to be sending out a mixed message. they certainly don't seem to be unanimous or anything.

Quote by Bibimyun
is there anybody here that actually likes marshalls???? :u


i have an 18 watt clone, and also a laney gh50l which is basically a glorified jcm800. I certainly don't dislike marshalls.

However, the only resemblance an MG bears to a (good) marshall is the badge and colour scheme.

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if you so desperately want the marshall go get it but don't come here asking us and then just ignoring good advice.


exactly. We see these threads all the time.

It's your money and your choice- if you already know you want the marshall, then by all means get it, but don't expect us to rubber stamp your (wrong, IMO) decision, because we won't.

I agree with becky, though- the ac30 is a fair bit nicer. I didn't much like the ac15 i tried.
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#26
Quote by Bibimyun
im talkin bout mild indie rock which in most cases uses lots of distortion/overdrive like the strokes, interpol, arctic monkeys, smashing pumpkins, etc


They don't use lots of distortion compared to most rock bands

Get the vox though for the reasons that have already been stated
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Quote by Bibimyun
is there anybody here that actually likes marshalls???? :u
Yes. Good Marshalls. The MG isn't a good Marshall. Get the AC15. It's pretty much one of the go-to indie amps.
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#29
Quote by Bibimyun
im talkin bout mild indie rock which in most cases uses lots of distortion/overdrive like the strokes, interpol, arctic monkeys, smashing pumpkins, etc


Definitely get the Vox, and probably a good overdrive pedal. The Marshall's distortion is voiced for metal or hardcore punk, which won't sound good for your style at all.
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Definitely get the Vox, and probably a good overdrive pedal. The Marshall's distortion is voiced for metal or hardcore punk, which won't sound good for your style at all.

Hard core punk maybe metal god no. So ts whats your budget nearest craigslist and are you willing to go used.
#31
Is this even a question? Who uses a Marshall of any form for indie? Vox is really the manufacturer of choice for indie guitarists, particularly AC15's and AC30's.

I know the tone you're going for. I'd also look into Fender Hot Rods. I'm actually pretty sure one of the guys in The Strokes uses one.
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