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#1
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TA15


what cab would you put this mesa ta15?

also would this be gig worthy?

I have a blacktar ht40 and its loud enough. But if this amp is better sounding....

im thinking of either switching the ht40 for a 20w head.

Combos are getting to heavy to carry.

Just wondering if 5 to 20 is enough for small to med gigs and practice.

Trying to get the best early Marshall sound with out buying a Marshall.
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#2
just wait for the jca22h to come out
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#3
That boogie is a pretty decent amp, I tested one at work and thought it was loud enough, you can get some great sounds out of that lunch box.
Best cab for that would be an open back 12.
Last edited by sstony at Aug 25, 2011,
#4
Quote by sstony
That boogie is a pretty decent amp, I tested one at work and thought it was loud enough, you can get some great sounds out of that lunch box.
Best cab for that would be an open back 12.



what about 2 12 cab like a stack? or would head and a 2 x12 cab be better?
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#5
If you want the Marshall sound, why don't you just buy a Marshall?
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#6
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If you want the Marshall sound, why don't you just buy a Marshall?



too much $. I was looking at the ma series head . They sounded weird . Are they any good?
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#7
Quote by silly6-string
too much $. I was looking at the ma series head . They sounded weird . Are they any good?

Never tried that particular model, so can't comment. The head isn't reviewed on this site, but there's a review for the MA50C here:
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/guitar_amplifiers/marshall/ma50c/index.html

It seems to be pretty highly rated, I'd imagine the head would score at least as highly as the combo.
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#8
I heard the ma is an MG with tubes.
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#9
i wouldnt say that. the ma sounded good when i played it, but there is definitely a fuzz/fizzyness to it. if it can be solved via tube change, it could possibly compete with the dsl series. imo.
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#11
Quote by Linqua5150
i wouldnt say that. the ma sounded good when i played it, but there is definitely a fuzz/fizzyness to it. if it can be solved via tube change, it could possibly compete with the dsl series. imo.

There's better amps for that price though.
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#12
Dude, remember what I said about getting all your ducks in a row before posting?

What don't you like about the HT? Get something with substantial wattage for gigging, especially higher gain stuff. If you want Marshall-esque, look into Laney and buy used.
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#13
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There's better amps for that price though.

true, why i recommended jet city. i have the original combo, and its sound is very marshally. imo its better than most/all marshalls ive played. the 22h will be a two channel version of it with awesome overdrive. i was originally going to mention the haze, but as i recall it sounded very similar to the ht 40 i played in shop. i own the ht 100, and maybe its just my cab but is sounds better than the lower wattage counterparts. laney would also be a great idea, if you can find a good conition AOR series or a used gh50l you can find them around a 500$ pprice point, the AOR you can find lower sometimes.
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#14
Quote by Linqua5150
i wouldnt say that. the ma sounded good when i played it, but there is definitely a fuzz/fizzyness to it. if it can be solved via tube change, it could possibly compete with the dsl series. imo.


The fuzz/fizzyness it's not bad actually, it depends on taste.
#15
Dude you should get an Egnator Rebel. i freakin love that head. But I think its 999.99 at guitar center. you might buy used but its a killer amp.
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#16
I apologize I meant the egnator renegade its the 65 i think. Anyway great amp!
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#17
remember that "all you need is 5 watts to gig" thread.

it was actually a typo.

you need 50.
#18
what about
haze 40
ma 50

orange is good. but expensive.

is 15 watts enough to gig with?

I see the egnator are good but everything in my price range is low wattage?
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#19
After battling with headroom and wattage for almost a year, I finally broke down and bought a Fender Twin amp. However, the last gig I played (first time I was gonna use the amp), we actually had someone to run sound for us with decent equipment. I was able to use my Deluxe Reverb(22W) at about volume 2(sweet spot).

I guess my point is,...from my experience, if your amp isn't high wattage, you need a PA,amplifier,etc. to make it louder. The Twin was actually too loud for the last gig because it was louder than the mains and they said it didn't sound good out front.
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#20
While I'm an advocate for getting higher-wattage amps and headroom, this guy states that he wants older Marshall tones, which relies on power tube saturation to achieve the sound, and a lower-wattage amp would certainly nail that better.

And yes, cranked to the max it's loud enough for gigging, but there's no headroom.
#22
Quote by GS LEAD 5
+1

The Haze 15W is good (not the 40, thats another MG with tubes).
Laney is also good for marshally tones. What about Orange?


Neither the Haze nor the MA sound anything like an MG. I've owned an MG, and played the Haze, and they're drastically different.

OP, if you want a Marshall, why not just get a used JCM 800? They tend to be about $800 or so.
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#23
Quote by gregs1020
remember that "all you need is 5 watts to gig" thread.

it was actually a typo.

you need 50.


If you want some usable clean headroom, you technically don't need 50 watts to play small gigs, but it's prolly a good idea.

I say go for it, run it through a 2x12, and it'll be loud enough, but your cleans will not be clean at high volumes.
#24
Quote by gregs1020
remember that "all you need is 5 watts to gig" thread.

it was actually a typo.

you need 50.


That was my thread! And you need 50 for heavy metal music. But 5 works with a 3 piece jazz/classic rock band.
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#25
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That was my thread! And you need 50 for heavy metal music. But 5 works with a 3 piece jazz/classic rock band.

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#27
I cranked 3 hundred watt amps today in my room

They aren't that loud. Only shook my room a little.

Low wattage sucks.
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#28
Haven't we had this conversation before? TS, just buy a godamn amp ffs. Why is this so hard?
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#29
Quote by silly6-string
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TA15


what cab would you put this mesa ta15?

also would this be gig worthy?

I have a blacktar ht40 and its loud enough. But if this amp is better sounding....

im thinking of either switching the ht40 for a 20w head.

Combos are getting to heavy to carry.

Just wondering if 5 to 20 is enough for small to med gigs and practice.

Trying to get the best early Marshall sound with out buying a Marshall.


If you want that amp get it (used if you can so you'll save some money). The TA-15 is very good amp for it's size and you can start using one 1x12 cab (the new rectifier 1x12 can be a good option). You can put a nice mic in front of it and you will be ready for a gig.

Guitar in one hand, cab in the other one and head hanging from your shoulder. DO YOU SEE YOURSELF LIKE THIS? =)
#30
Quote by AcousticMirror
I cranked 3 hundred watt amps today in my room

They aren't that loud. Only shook my room a little.

Low wattage sucks.



i meant out of the ma and mg what would you get? Sorry

This is a battle i dont think ill ever win.

I want a nice clean bluesy channel and a gain channel that does little to dirty dirty.

This is so hard to find.

I think that the mhaze 15w have 6l6 aren't they bad for gain?

thought 2xECC83, 2xEL34 where good channel tubes. Im very confused.

I like the black star but it was to metal sounding. But there is a tone in my head that there has to be a amp that makes it.

looking on gc now for used.

k questions:

Combo or head

wattage 50 or 100

the number after jcm800 2?? what does this mean and what do i look for?

I want late 60 to the 80's classic rock, blues and hair metal,
My newest cover Rivers Of Babylon sublime style.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J_E7iWLxmiA


My gear:
taylor 310
Fender strat MiM
Cry Baby-GCB-95
Tone port ux2
tascam dp4
80s rock, classic rock, classic metal
Last edited by silly6-string at Aug 26, 2011,
#31
Quote by silly6-string
i meant out of the ma and mg what would you get? Sorry

This is a battle i dont think ill ever win.

I want a nice clean bluesy channel and a gain channel that does little to dirty dirty.

This is so hard to find.

I think that the mhaze 15w have 6l6 aren't they bad for gain?

thought 2xECC83, 2xEL34 where good channel tubes. Im very confused.

I like the black star but it was to metal sounding. But there is a tone in my head that there has to be a amp that makes it.

looking on gc now for used.

k questions:

Combo or head

wattage 50 or 100

the number after jcm800 2?? what does this mean and what do i look for?

I want late 60 to the 80's classic rock, blues and hair metal,


Low wattage do not sucks, a big part of classic rock and blues from 50's to 70's was made with low wattage amps.

Blues and a gain that does little to dirty dirty tone? I do believe TA-15 is a good option for you, also the Carvin V3M worths a look.

There is something you should know though, to see if X amp has the tone you hear in your mind you will have to try that amp first (and the odds are you will have to try some more amps before you find it).
Last edited by Perverockstar69 at Aug 26, 2011,
#32
Quote by Perverockstar69
Low wattage do not sucks, a big part of classic rock and blues from 50's to 70's was made with low wattage amps.

Blues and a gain that does little to dirty dirty tone? I do believe TA-15 is a good option for you, also the Carvin V3M worths a look.

There is something you should know though, to see if X amp has the tone you hear in your mind you will have to try that amp first (and the odds are you will have to try some more amps before you find it).



ya i heard this and was blown away from the mesa 15

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hzQ3ZGpHMA&feature=related

great demo. Just every guitarist i like plays a marshal


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dk-skkeIKI

also great marshal tone
My newest cover Rivers Of Babylon sublime style.

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taylor 310
Fender strat MiM
Cry Baby-GCB-95
Tone port ux2
tascam dp4
80s rock, classic rock, classic metal
Last edited by silly6-string at Aug 26, 2011,
#33
I still don't understand what your missing with your ht20.
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#34
Quote by Perverockstar69
Low wattage do not sucks, a big part of classic rock and blues from 50's to 70's was made with low wattage amps.

Blues and a gain that does little to dirty dirty tone? I do believe TA-15 is a good option for you, also the Carvin V3M worths a look.

There is something you should know though, to see if X amp has the tone you hear in your mind you will have to try that amp first (and the odds are you will have to try some more amps before you find it).



Wut.
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#35
Quote by AcousticMirror
I still don't understand what your missing with your ht20.


in my prev reply i stated that the ht sounded to metal sounding. But i just heard this and fell in love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dk-skkeIKI marshal jcm800 4210
My newest cover Rivers Of Babylon sublime style.

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Tone port ux2
tascam dp4
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#36
Quote by Perverockstar69
Low wattage do not sucks, a big part of classic rock and blues from 50's to 70's was made with low wattage amps.

Blues and a gain that does little to dirty dirty tone? I do believe TA-15 is a good option for you, also the Carvin V3M worths a look.

They do suck if you want to get good cleans over a drummer. And wtf has what somebody used in a studio got to do with what they do on stage? Jimmy Page often used small Supros to record with but he didn't use them on stage did he? Horses for courses. I love my low power tube amps but I aint gonna use them on stage. On stage give me at least 50W or gtfo.
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#37
Quote by Cathbard
They do suck if you want to get good cleans over a drummer. And wtf has what somebody used in a studio got to do with what they do on stage? Jimmy Page often used small Supros to record with but he didn't use them on stage did he? Horses for courses. I love my low power tube amps but I aint gonna use them on stage. On stage give me at least 50W or gtfo.



got these from Clist

http://binghamton.craigslist.org/search/msg?query=jcm&srchType=A&minAsk=&maxAsk=

and this from gc used http://used.guitarcenter.com/usedgear/index.cfm
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#38
Either the Deville or the DSL depending on whether you want brit or american. I'd probably go for the DSL because you can get decent distortion at low volumes with no pedals. The Deville at least needs a boost to get any dirt down low because its own distortion is horrendous. The only way to get decent distortion out of a Deville on its own is to crank the volume to window shattering levels.
The DSL will give you more midrange british bite, the Deville will give you nicer cleans.
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#39
the Marshall MA head you want is the amp you want to sound like. Dirty cleans and screaming drive it has you like that no?
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#40
Quote by Cathbard
Either the Deville or the DSL depending on whether you want brit or american. I'd probably go for the DSL because you can get decent distortion at low volumes with no pedals. The Deville at least needs a boost to get any dirt down low because its own distortion is horrendous. The only way to get decent distortion out of a Deville on its own is to crank the volume to window shattering levels.
The DSL will give you more midrange british bite, the Deville will give you nicer cleans.



never said anything about a deville. I like marshal cleans. I think jcm is what i need. Just need to know what kind is the one im looking for. Used i can afford.

i HAD a deville and hated it. Cleans were great but not my main stream tone.

ty for replying
My newest cover Rivers Of Babylon sublime style.

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Fender strat MiM
Cry Baby-GCB-95
Tone port ux2
tascam dp4
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