#1
So as you can see in my sig I have a Marshall MG amp, and as everyone knows it is not the best amp in the world, so with the fact that I have an interface and some DAW software but no monitors, I thought I wonder if there is a way to get my amp to act as my monitors, and I have done it just using a double ended headphone lead from my mac to the mp3 line on my amp and there we have it.

Finally I can have good sound coming out of my Marshall MG amp, it's brilliant it's a great amp actually, when you're not using any of the built in sounds!
#6
The new MGs are actually pretty sick for a practice amp. Don't be hatin'
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MGs are one of the worst things ever to happen in sound.


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MGs are one of the worst things ever to happen in sound.


I had one when I was like 14 and it was perfectly good for practicing in my bedroom. Cheap as shit too
#10
Pfft, I had an MG15Something and as a practice amp, it was alright. Wasn't the best, but it got the job done and that was enough for me. When you're paying £60 for an amp, you can't be surprised that it doesn't sound as good as higher end amps.
#11
Haven't run the thing over with a big 4x4 yet TS?
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Haven't run the thing over with a big 4x4 yet TS?


Bravo lol
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#15
All MG's are good for practice. But then again, so are keyboard amps with a distortion pedal.
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The new MGs are actually pretty sick for a practice amp. Don't be hatin'
I remember trying one a while back. Playing some noice blues-drone when I turned the OD on.

Sounded like a bee under a sink.
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#18
I don't know, I think they have decent cleans

Just don't go anywhere near the overdrive button, and your ears will be alright
#19
MGs wouldn't receive any of the hate they currently receive if Marshall were to rebrand them using the Park brand they used to use for their entry level amps (and dropped the price accordingly).

They are good starter amps, but anyone who buys them thinking they are getting a real Marshall is going to be disappointed.
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#20
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They are good starter amps, but anyone who buys them thinking they are getting a real Marshall is going to be disappointed.

I don't know, i know a guy who runs his Gibson LP through a MG stack and he thinks his tone is great. It sucks really hard but he likes it. The EMG's and Dimebag distortion he uses just make it worse.
#21
I have a crappy MG15 amp, it is good for well practice. Poor for distortion...apart from that I got what I paid for.

How to make it sound better? Get a better amp.
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#22
I thought a way to turn an MG into a good amp already existed.

1) Sell it.
2) Buy a good amp.
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#23
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I hear there's a crushing overdrive in those things!

No way man. Line 6s have a better crushing and br00tal overdrive!
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I don't know, i know a guy who runs his Gibson LP through a MG stack and he thinks his tone is great. It sucks really hard but he likes it. The EMG's and Dimebag distortion he uses just make it worse.

If he likes it, nothing else matters.

I had an MG a few years ago, then an AVT for a while. Despite all the hate, both models can make some good noises if you know how to use them. I only got rid of the AVT because I reached a point where I needed more versatility than it offered.
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#25
I had and MG head and it was fine, I did use a distortion pedal, but whatever.

I sold it for like 70 dollars, I want a peavey head for my cab that's just sitting here since I don't have a head.
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#26
TBH, it's not so much a case of making the MG good, it's more a case of bypassing the bits that make it suck.
I own one, and while I usually just play through a Korg AX3000 and headphones, plugging it inot the MG's CD in lets it just amplify, rather than imparting tone.
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No way man. Line 6s have a better crushing and br00tal overdrive!


This. The insane channel on the Spider IV is amazing. Perfect amp if you like the heavy stuff like As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, August Burns Red ect. I'm looking to get this or the Peavey Vypyr 30....
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This. The insane channel on the Spider IV is amazing. Perfect amp if you like the heavy stuff like As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, August Burns Red ect. I'm looking to get this or the Peavey Vypyr 30....

Are you serious?

If you want high gain stuff, just get a Cube.
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MGs wouldn't receive any of the hate they currently receive if Marshall were to rebrand them using the Park brand they used to use for their entry level amps (and dropped the price accordingly).

They are good starter amps, but anyone who buys them thinking they are getting a real Marshall is going to be disappointed.


There still are all those posers who buy them because of the big Marshall logo on front and then think they're rockstars or something, they have to cover that segment of the market
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This. The insane channel on the Spider IV is amazing. Perfect amp if you like the heavy stuff like As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, August Burns Red ect. I'm looking to get this or the Peavey Vypyr 30....

What about Asking Alexandria and Nickelback? Can it do it?
#32
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This. The insane channel on the Spider IV is amazing. Perfect amp if you like the heavy stuff like As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, August Burns Red ect. I'm looking to get this or the Peavey Vypyr 30....


The sad thing is I don't think you are trolling.
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What about Asking Alexandria and Nickelback? Can it do it?

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