#1
My friend wants to sell it to me, but I'm not sure about buying it because I've heard some negative comments about it in the past. Is it really as bad as I hear?
#3
i have the mg half stack...its ok but ur much better off saving for a tube amp (you will be happier with yourself in the long run). if its just a practice amp and ur getting it really cheap and u need it then get it.
#4
They might not be the best, but if it's your first amp and he's giving you a good deal, why not?

My first real amp was the MG80 and it served me well, never let me down and was loud enough for gigging.

There are a lot of gear-snobs on this site who think anything but the best isn't worth bothering with, but at the end of the day if it does what you want it to that's all that matters. I presume you've tried it & liked it if you're thinking about buying it?
Gibson LP Traditional, LP GT, LP Studio, SG Standard x2
Barber Tone Press > EHX Worm >TC Polytune > EXH Glove > EHX East River Drive > Zoom G3 > TC Spark Mini Booster
EVH 5150 III LBXII
Jet City JCA22H
.
My SoundCloud
#5
If it's your friend who is selling it, why not ask to try it out before buying it?

Personally, I think it's pretty bad and there are plenty of other amps in the price range that I would prefer.
#7
You should get a Peavey 6505+...it will solve all your probems and daily tasks from cooking breakfast to wiping your ass and everything between.

The reason being there so many used going up for sale, it is far too superb an amp for the average guitarist to handle. But you my friend, it is calling you
Starting Weight: 310, 38.8% Body fat (11/2008, pic in profile)
Latest Weigh in 230.2 14.3% Body fat (4/13/2013)

Pro life, pro gun, health nut, Christian and conservative. I make no apologies if what I say pisses anybody off.
#8
i recently got given one off a friend, and it's not as bad as everyone says, but there are better practise amps out there for the same money
PRS SE Torero | Fender MIM Tele | Jackson RR3

Bugera TriRec Infinium | Randall RH50T

Marshall 1960AV

Soundcloud
Band Facebook
#9
which one?

how much?

what are you using now?

are you in a band?
Jenneh

Quote by TNfootballfan62
Jenny needs to sow her wild oats with random Gibsons and Taylors she picks up in bars before she settles down with a PRS.


Set up Questions? ...Q & A Thread

Recognised by the Official EG/GG&A/GB&C WTLT Lists 2011
#10
How much are Vox Valvetronix VT15 going for these days? Could go with that, or a Roland Cube of sorts. MG was my first amp, so it sounded good to me. First amps always sound good, but theres better first amps out there, like the aforementioned.
Don't buy Guitar Hero.
Buy Guitar Pro.


My Gear: (That I actually use)

ESP Edwards E-CY-165 CTM
Vox Saturator
Vox AD50VT
Vox Tonelab LE
Jim Dunlop Crybaby 535Q
#12
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
yes

This.

Which MG is it?

How much is he selling it for?
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#13
Those amps have a rather low resell value for a reason, which model is he wanting to sell to you? You might actually be getting a fair deal, or worse. Look at the model used on Guitar Center's used section or on eBay to get an idea of what the amp is actually worth
Endorsed by Dean Guitars 07-10
2003 Gibson Flying V w/ Moon Inlay
2006 Fender All-American Partscaster
SVK ELP-C500 Custom

1964 Fender Vibro Champ
1989 Peavey VTM60

[thread="1166208"]Gibsons Historic Designs[/thread]
#14
Don't buy it unless he's selling it to you for chump change. Then, in that case, use it as a small coffee table or a piece of modern art after taking it apart. A much better option is the Peavey Vypyr 30.
7 STRING LEGION

Damned Icon - Invictus

Quote by SYLrules88
im not very good with that harmonic thing. i get them to match perfectly then i play a chord and it sounds like hellen keller singing


Music Man
PRS
Mesa Boogie
#16
but any other amp.
Quote by Most_Triumphant
Depends, I don't know what pickups go good with plywood. EMGs will make it sound like every other EMG guitar though.

Quote by JazzMunkeyy
it needs a silver flakes
and sara underwood
#18
Gear:
Fender AVRI '62 Jazzmaster, Fender Gold Sparkle Strat (custom), Custom Swirled Roswell Rhoads
Marshall DSL15H, Weber Speakers, Fender Champs (x2),
'63 Fender Reverb, Mosrite Fuzzrite, Joe Bonamassa Fuzz Face, Whiteface RAT
Vintage Tubes!
#19
Quote by MetalMike676
You should get a Peavey 6505+...it will solve all your probems and daily tasks from cooking breakfast to wiping your ass and everything between.

The reason being there so many used going up for sale, it is far too superb an amp for the average guitarist to handle. But you my friend, it is calling you


The answer to every amp question is not 6505. Everyone and their brother has one and it's extremely annoying. I would recommend finding a used peavey vypyr. Tons of amp models, both clean and distorted.
#20
You need new friends...
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Highway One Telecaster
Dean Evo
Mesa F-50
Laney GH50L
Vox AC30 C2
Ampeg V2
pedals
#21
Should I drive an icepick into my ears? If I owned an MG that might actually be a mercy though, I guess.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#22
Don't buy it. Everything that's wrong in the world is because of the MG.

Libyan revolution? The rebels were pushed to breaking point when Gaddafi started playing Smoke On The Water through an MG on state TV.

Carbon taxes? MG's emit far too much carbon, the tax is on them.

Socialism? Marshall built the MG so everybody could own a Marshall. That's socialism.
Quote by Cathbard
If all you had to go on was the forum you'd think a Decimator could cure noise caused by dodgey stage lighting and restock the ocean's population of sperm whales
#24
Quote by shadow__666
Don't buy it. Everything that's wrong in the world is because of the MG.

Libyan revolution? The rebels were pushed to breaking point when Gaddafi started playing Smoke On The Water through an MG on state TV.

Carbon taxes? MG's emit far too much carbon, the tax is on them.

Socialism? Marshall built the MG so everybody could own a Marshall. That's socialism.







Between the velvet lies, there's a truth as hard as steel.
The vision never dies, life's a neverending wheel.
#26
trying to be unbiased here- ive played thru the mg halfstack and the other guitarist in my band has been using one (not his) for awhile, theyr better than most people give them credit for, but still pretty flippin bad. getting a better cabinet if its a head does help a bit, but there are much MUCH better amps to spend your money on.
#28
just think about how a loud amp would sound if you had the worst hangover in the world - that's how MGs sound normally.
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.