#1
Has anyone had one of these before? Im looking at one with a marshall cab together for $570 and my current amp head is crap. Is this a decent one? Or is it like the Mg carbon series head (crap)
#2
Anything in the MG series is pretty awful, and I wouldn't pay more than $100 for that stack if I was crazy enough to buy one. You can get leaps and bounds better for almost $600.

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#4
I wouldn't get one if they were free.
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#6
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i wouldn't take one for free, to be honest. i'd feel too guilty about flipping it.


This. I had one -- it was the worst waste of money I've ever experienced. I didn't know what I was getting into. They sound terrible and even worse if you try to compete with a drummer. It sounded like a herd (pod? flock?) of elephants farting in unison when I turned it up.

However, I did manage to sell mine for $300 to a guy in a country band who was only going to use the cleans. If that amp did anything remotely well, it was the cleans. He liked it when he tried it, so I didn't feel too guilty.
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#7
I've had the MG50 head and cab. It's loud but that's about it. You could probably get some okay metal tones out of it, but I never really tried. Please get something better. If you want metal, Peavey 6505 or something. Cleans, something Fender or Classic 30.
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#8
had one briefly as a loner while my amp was in the shop. begged them to fix my amp sooner. the MG series is aimed at beginners and to those who want the look of the stack. sadly the amp itself is a fail. says marshall but sounds little like the real thing when turned up to band volumes. as has been said spend your money elsewhere. guessing you have no real need for a stack.
#9
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If that amp did anything remotely well, it was the cleans.
I thought the cleans sucked pretty bad.

I kinda liked the crunch though.

Worse thing about them is definitely the speakers - they can make every amp suck.
Still not stellar tone but definitely usable if paired with good speakers.
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You could probably get some okay metal tones out of it if you had a very good sounding distortion pedal and you paired the amp with a very good cab.
FTFY

I'd not get it TS.
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#10
The cleans are okay...I have a little MG for a practice amp at the house and it sounds alright with my Strat with Texas Specials in it. Taking that a step further I've noticed the MGs take pedals well but you're still not going to have any special tone. I had to play a show at one of the bigger places in DFW with an MG half stack....it was embarrassing having to leave my JCM at the house. It's possible to get a semi-decent sound out of it but there are better options out there.
#11
Had one at a rehearsal space I was using, I was about thirteen though. Thought it was great. Then I brought a 6505 combo along and difference was night and day.

It's solid as a practice amp if you don't turn it up much though.
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#13
^ fffuuuuuck!

Get that TS, hell of an amp and hell of a deal.
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#18
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You're referring to the Marshall MG, yea?

The JCA is decent.


Yes, the MG.

The JCA will benefit from an immediate retubing imho, as a side note.
#19
Hmm, to be honest, a secret rig of my bandmate for a while was a Line 6 Pod through the loop of an MG.

Sounded pretty good and got compliments on the tone when we hid the head behind the cabinet.
#20
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Hmm, to be honest, a secret rig of my bandmate for a while was a Line 6 Pod through the loop of an MG.

Sounded pretty good and got compliments on the tone when we hid the head behind the cabinet.



Well that is an exception. A modeler usually sounds its best through a neutral solid state amp since the "tube warmth" and such are already part of the modeling. And that is what MG can do, make the Pod louder without coloring it too much.

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#21
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Well that is an exception. A modeler usually sounds its best through a neutral solid state amp since the "tube warmth" and such are already part of the modeling. And that is what MG can do, make the Pod louder without coloring it too much.


For sure. Used MG100 head can be a great, cheap way to push a Pod
#22
Or you could get a clean and better sounding power amp for less money.

It may be be, but when I had one I thought the cleans sucked pretty bad.
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#23
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Or you could get a clean and better sounding power amp for less money.


You can pick up a used MG around here for about a dollar/watt.
Cheapest clean power around here haha
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Or you could get a clean and better sounding power amp for less money.

It may be be, but when I had one I thought the cleans sucked pretty bad.


Yeah but thats still the preamp and tone stack doing its work. Pod into FX Return bypasses that shit.

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#27
I have one. It was my first amp. At low volumes it sounds fine. When you turn it up it has a muffled sound which I think it more from the speakers than the amp itself. All in all not nearly as bad of an amp as people on here will make it seem, but there are far better choices for the price of a new one. If you can find a cheap one used, go for it.