#1
So recently I've been in need of a new amp, but I'm stuck between two choices so please give me your input (amp pun) on which one to chose.

The first amp is the Marshall MG30FX 30watt practice amp

The second one is the Marshall Valvestate 8240 "S80" Combo

Your opinions?
#2
They're both rubbish but the Valvestate is the lesser of two evils.
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#3
Neither, get the AFD100.

Realistically, get the Vox VT range, they sound significantly better than the MG.
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#5
At least the Valvestate has a cute little stereo chorus thing happening. That one's a 40W+40W stereo amp. As a practice amp it would be ok, they just sound shitty when turned up to drummer volumes. Not that they sound that good turned down but if you are just practicing it probably won't make you vomit foo far.
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#6
Yeah well I have about a 400$ price range, and I was thinking of a Blues jr. but they dont get enough amplification. And I kinda want to buy from my local music shop
#7
Used Jet City might be in your price range.
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#8
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Yeah well I have about a 400$ price range, and I was thinking of a Blues jr. but they dont get enough amplification. And I kinda want to buy from my local music shop


What do you mean "they dont get enough amplification"? On Sweetwater, the Vox Valvetronix+ VT80+ is going for $350. Solidstate it may be, but I don't see a 120 watt power section being insufficient.

Why are you restricting yourself to buying local if you're not getting the best deal?

Also, maybe you should fill out the recommendation request details.
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#9
The not enough amplification was for the Fender blues jr. Considering its a smallish sized amp I cant get it loud enough to be heard over my drummer, trust me i've tried. And I've heard that the VT's get this nasty snare/hiss
#10
Maybe a used Valveking? They're pretty cheap.
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#11
Quote by Soapy Dishes
The not enough amplification was for the Fender blues jr. Considering its a smallish sized amp I cant get it loud enough to be heard over my drummer, trust me i've tried. And I've heard that the VT's get this nasty snare/hiss


Have you actually tried the Vox VT?


Also: provide answers to questions that you have not answered below:
Budget? - What is practical for you and what is your limit?

Genres? - What style do you play mostly, fav guitarists, do you need cleans, etc?

New or Used? - Lots of great amps out there used, especially in a down economy.

Home or Gig? - Also important. Maybe you do both. Jamming with a drummer can be considered 'gigging' but you won't have a PA etc.

Closest City? - We aren't here to stalk you but we need to know where you are in the world roughly and we can help further if we know what city you are in (ie craigslist, local shops, Guitar Center used section, etc)

Current Gear? - Also good for us to know.
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#12
A Blues Junior will easily cope with a drummer, not if you want a good sparkly clean tone, but it easily keeps up, and the fact you're looking into Marshall suggests you're not looking for massive cleans. An MG30DFX will not keep up at all.

The VTs don't hiss AFAIK and never heard of any issues with them.

And we really need the information that kitty asked you to provide to be able to help you.
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#13
I'm pretty sure Blues Jr is louder than MG30. Wattage =/= volume. MG30 is a practice amp, Blues Jr is not.
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#14
Yeah thanks guys I've looked into the VT's more it was an earlier problem, so today Im gonna go and buy a VT80+ hopefully its worth it
#15
Sooo... where's the NGD post? We deserve some gear porno for the hard work.
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