#1
so, i own a marshall mg10, with a seemingly un-tamable distort. its either wildly loud cleans, or metal like distort. how can i achieve an powerful eighties distort?
(btw the amp only has gain volume and a contour knob -- pretty crap)

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#3
Do you have any budget to afford a pedal to get the sound you want? Obviously a multi FX unit would provide the most flexibility, but it would depend how much you have to spend.

Although as I type that, I think to myself "if he could afford a pedal, he could afford a new amp", so now I'm wondering if this post was worth it.
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#5
In theory, yes. The gain knob should only gradually increase the amount of distortion you're getting, so if you don't want too much you only turn it part way.

In practice, it's a fairly basic amp so if you're after a specific sound it's unlikely you'll achieve it. As you only have a gain knob to control it, you're only ever going to get the MG distortion from it unless you add something else into the mix.
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#6
The MG is a fairly poor amp. You'll be hard pressed to get a desirable tone out of that and I recommend upgrading amps before thinking about buying any effects. No effect will make a cheap amp sound good and, in my opinion, having a pedal which is more expensive than your actual amp is a bit silly.
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#7
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#8
If you're not in the market to buy a new amp check out the AMT-Legend series pedals.
Cheap and sounds great!