#1
i own a marshall mg15fx and i play rock songs like metallica guns n roses etc im thinking of buying a distortion pedal that good for heavy playing and soloing. some people recommended the boss mt2? wt would u guys say?
#2
I would recommend you put the money towards a new amp
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The MG generally sucks, and spending money on pedals to go into it would be a waste of time and money.
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post the info from THIS thread in here, and we can help you find the right amp.
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#9
the thread seems to be closed. which amp can i buy in a price range of $200-300?
#10
For $200-300, if you want an amp that'll do metallica/guns 'n roses, you could get away with a Peavey Valveking, but you would also want to buy a cheap overdrive pedal (Boss SD-1, Ibanez TS-7, or DigiTech Bad Monkey). I don't like recommending modeling amps, but if you don't want to mess with tubes and pedals the Roland Cube or Peavey Vypyr series of amps would be good too.
#11
yeah it's an informational thread. Answer the questions asked in that thread in this thread so we can have an idea of what you need in an amp
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#12
I would recommend a different amp as well....been there, done that.


But, if you can't afford anything like that, and just want a good distortion pedal, I'd recommend the Boss MetalCore pedal over the MT-2.

I used to have an MG 100 half-stack with an MT-2 as my main metal tone (...allows time for the laughter to settle... )

Anyway, that pedal can work, but it'll always sound fizzy and you have to run the bass dimed to get enough low-end out of it. It wasn't the worst sound in the world for what I play; predominantly black metal, but I could have done a lot better.

Where was I going with this? Oh yeah, I A/B'd a Boss Metalcore vs. an MT-2 in my local music store a month or so ago and the MetalCore definitely had a much heavier, ballsy sound to it, with less fizziness. So I'd look into one of those if I were you.

But ultimately, I wouldn't spend a lot of time with your MG, you can do a whole lot better, for not a whole lot of money. *CoughPeaveyValvekingCough**
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#13
my budget is around $200-300. i mostly play metallica guns n roses iron maiden etc i want a new amp and good distortion pedal or a multieffects processor like the behringer v amp. currently i have a marshall mg15fx with a zoom 505ii and in a few days ill have an ibanez rg350m.
#14
If you're in the US: Preferrably Peavey Ultra combo and a Bad Monkey or a Valveking and a Bad Monkey.

In the UK: Try to find a used Laney VC50.
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#15
Id advise against the Valveking. It's a good amp, but for the kind of music you want to play, you may outgrow it too easily. I think the ultra combo is a better choice for a peavey in that price range as well, but there are many great amps to choose from. Go to a local store and play them all.
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