#1
hey guys! urgently need your advice. I need a proper amp, preferably with proper distortion, mainly for home. what to buy: Marshall MG 15 dfx (2004 year, 40 eur), vox pathfinder - hardly used, 50 euro, or Soundking ak20 ra, hardly used as well - 35 euro. its urgent! looking forward for your advice! thanks in advance!
#2
A 400-pound guy with a case of serious diarrhea would sound better than an MG, so I'd recommend the other two if it has to be one of those three. Admittedly, I don't know anything about those other two. Also, I'm unfamiliar with Euros (or what you could get with 50 Euros, for example -- it doesn't sound like much).
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#3
Among these, the pathfinder's the best, but each of them suck pretty bad.

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#4
^ the pathfinder's actually not bad, but it's not exactly terribly versatile, and heavier distortion on it doesn't sound so great. it's basically a cheap ac30ish-sounding solid state amp. it sounds pretty good for that, considering its price. just it doesn't really do much else.
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#5
thanks a lot for your replies, guys! well I just wanna play at home, practice etc. - for sure not for performances. I don't want something super awesome since I might be moving out in some time and I counted on 50-69 euros max. I like playing metal (not exclusively though), so good distortion would be nice - I mean if it doesn't suck completely, its ok. do you think pathfinder is ok for my requirements? at least I know its only 3 months old while Marshall is from 2004 year. any clue about Soundking? - there were some nice reviews about this model on the web. thanks a lot!
#6
I'd probably go with the Vox - purely because it is likely to keep it's value best for when you sell it.
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#7
I wouldn't want the vox for metal, no.
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#8
I somehow made up my mind with VOX... is distortion so bad? I mean I don't play only metal, but I like a good distortion sound. I also have a Zoom G1XN Multi Effects Processor - sounds nasty but gives strong distortion.
#9
it's not great

the clean tones up to about ac/dc levels of distortion are very good indeed for a cheap solid state practice amp. above that though, things start to deteriorate...

yeah if you have a pedal you can try that. i doubt it'll make it any worse, at any rate, for heavier tones.
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#10
I like pathfinder's and I got this amp, hoping it would recreate the tube sound of the bigger vox tube amps, namely my gigging amp, the AC15. I was very impressed. I much prefer to use this amp as a practice amp: it's lightweight, loud enough, great clean sounds, takes my pedal board great, and it's solid state: no tubes to replace.
#11
Buy a Roland Micro Cube now and go busking to earn enough Euros to but a nicer amp when you are ready. They are very small but quite musical sounding and can be found for $50Eu used.
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#12
I highly appreciate you help! I just got Pathfinder. so far - so good, I like it. indeed, distortion could be better from perspective of metalhead, but its more than fine for me. thanks a lot!
#13
No worries, glad you like it. Yeah it's actually a pretty decent little practice amp, just it's not all that versatile.
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