#1
Hello everyone, can someone help me with these three amps?
- Randall RG8040
- Line 6 Spider IV 75
- Marshall MG101CFX
I think all three are with transistors and around the same price.
I need to play only in the rehearsal room with my band, music is from ac / dc to metallica.
Before I had a Marshall jcm 900 100 W, very powerful, too much for the rehearsal room, but unfortunately is broken. However, similar amps are too expensive.
#2
Well, to be honest the MG and the Spider are terrible amps, by all means avoid them!
I'm not familiar with the Randall, but i really think you could do better.
To really help you we need some more infos:
Where do you live?
Whats your budget?
Do you mind buying used?

But from what i can gather from your post a used Peavey Vypyr Tube 60, Ultra or XXX should be right up your alley, and all of them can be found on the guitarcenter used section for under 300 $.
#3
Tbh Spider's and MG's are the two amps I'd say you should stay the hell away from. I played a Spider IV once and it felt like a toy. While I've never played an MG myself I've heard nothing but bad things about it tbh. So out of those three amps I'd go with the Randall.
#4
So I live in Switzerland, my budget is around 450$, but I'll a new amp.
#5
I had a Spider IV 75. I will say I liked it for about the first year. After that, I started to hear little things that I didn't like. The distortion seemed muddy and the effects started to sound fake, if that makes any sense. I guess the "new" wore off and I started to really hear it. I bought my Egnator and proceeded to sell of the Spider.
Try to find a Vypyr like ~Luke~ said. Or the Randall should be Ok. Is the Randall a modeler?
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#6
Between these three, the Randall for sure.

Would you consider another amp though?
With that kind of money you could get a better amp indeed -
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#7
The Randall 8040 is transistor.
Is the Peavey Vypyr 75 good? 75 watt for rehearsal is ok? And the sound?
#8
Just how broken is the Marshall?
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#9
^+1 get the Marshall fixed
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#10
Ive always heard people say to stay clear of L6 Spiders and Marshall MGs. I think they are more geared to beginners going into intermediate playing levels. The Spiders have lots of effects and stuff which is nice but nothing of great quality. Im not sure what you have to spend but maybe check out a Peavey 6505+ 112. Ive seen the stacks go for around 700-800 on my areas craigslist. But a 6505 112 would be enough for studio plus they sound really good imo. All tube and great for pretty much any kind of hard rock/Metal.

I got mine for 500.00 I think? But, I bought it new off ZZsounds and did the 4 month payment plan. Still, its a great amp for the price and worth looking into.
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#11
If you want a solid state amp, go for something made by Tech 21 (which means you would have to order it online). They're completely analog and sound much better than any digital modeling amps.
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#12
If you can hear the amp over the drums, its loud enough.
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#13
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So I live in Switzerland, my budget is around 450$, but I'll a new amp.


Well, I'm in Switzerland too, if you buy new your best option will be a Jet City, they are really cheap on Thomann.
But i would still advise you to go used, there are currently some really good deals on Ricardo:
Peavey 6505+ for 400 CHF: http://www.ricardo.ch/kaufen/musik-und-musikinstrumente/gitarren-und-zubehoer/zubehoer/verstaerker/fuer-elektrische-gitarren/peavey-6505-combo/v/an718330072/
Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 for 300 CHF: http://www.ricardo.ch/kaufen/musik-und-musikinstrumente/gitarren-und-zubehoer/zubehoer/verstaerker/fuer-elektrische-gitarren/peavey-120-watt-roehrenverstaerker/v/an722221720/

and what is actually wrong with your jcm 900? Could be quite cheap to fix it.... or if you want to get rid of it I may be interested