#1
Hey guys, I need a new amp for gigging with my band. My eye dropped on the MG102CFX, which it sounds brilliant to me. My question is: has anyone had experience with it? Is it suitable for gigs in bars? I'd say 100-200 people more or less.
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#2
Stop.

Budget?
What kind of music do you play? Bands and link YouTube clips.
Do you have a cab?
Used or New?
Where do you live?
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#3
Giggable? Yes. It can get loud enough. Does it sound good, especially in gigging volumes? Well the MG amp and the MG cab (especially the speakers) are one of the most hated things on this forum so you do the math. But if you like the sound thats the important part. But I would look around for other options first. Dont just stick in Marshall, especially if you want solid state. In which in case I would get one of the new Randall RG amps, actually already own one and its a great amp.


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#5
Quote by lemurflames
Stop.

Budget?
What kind of music do you play? Bands and link YouTube clips.
Do you have a cab?
Used or New?
Where do you live?


we do rhcp covers in manchester, budget about 300 pounds. don't have a cab, and dont mind either used or new
#6
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*edit* Completely off topic, but lemurflames regarding your avatar my 5 month old Dachshund puppy says hi.

Make sure you teach it and make it understand where its place is in the home before it owns you.

Seen it happen too many times.
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#7
chances are even if you tried the mg and loved it, you will tire of it very quickly. it's buzzy and fizzy, and just sounds weak when turned up.

if you're just after a nice clean channel and not amp distortion, check out the fender hotrod deluxe, or a peavey classic 50.
#8
My MG was the worst amp I've ever owned. I'd say it was the worst amp I've ever heard, but I've heard some 10 watt, 8" speaker practice amps that were a little worse. But only a little worse.
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#9
not a fan of peavy, trebles kills me. I never had the chance to try a fender, but from what I heard are not very versatile, so I just abandoned the idea
#10
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Make sure you teach it and make it understand where its place is in the home before it owns you.

Seen it happen too many times.


Oh I know, stubborn and intelligent little shits and I love them for it.

Actually only thing I gave up on (that fight lasted about 5 minutes) was at the first night when she wanted to sleep next to me. My previous Dachshund did too but since I have now grown fond of having more space in the bed I was determined to do otherwise with her. But her beeping and seeing those big ears flop at the edge of the bed (and just the ears, she could not jump high enough to see her face) was too much. A moment of weakness and now she sleeps curled under my armpit every night.

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#11
Sharing the bed with them is like a Dachshund law.
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#12
the classic series is fairly dark, they're not like the high-gain heads. and what do you mean by not as versatile as other amps? unless you're talking about different channels and effects on the amp...they're pretty standard for a tube amp.
#13
i'm talking as ignorant, for what i read they are not goo when you put some distortion on, obviously it's to check it out, cuz I might not be like they say.
#14
Used Peavey VK212 and set the treble knob to your liking.

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#15
i use a peavy (can't tell what model) in the room i rehearse with my band, and I just hate it. I set the trebles almost to minimum, but that sound was way too "metallic" and very painful for my ears
#16
Not sure what to tell you, but it's probably garbage. VK212 is a tube amp which is naturally warm and full. Definitely wouldn't be metallic or too trebly. I find it to be very dark, actually.
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#17
If you hate treble then you should definitely give the ValveKing a chance. It's one of the darkest amps I know of.
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#18
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If you hate treble then you should definitely give the ValveKing a chance. It's one of the darkest amps I know of.


dunno about the darkest. if you use teh clean channel you can turn the bright switch off. the drive channel doesn't seem very trebly to me at all. i use a strat with mine and i assume that you play one as well. not sure what amp you tried but i really doubt it was a VK or a classic 30. when you say versitile what does that mean to you. both those peaveys are 2 channel amps and can cover a lot of ground.
#19
They're just
You'd be far better off with a used Peavey Classic 30/50 or Marshall JCM2000 DSL (made after 2003).
MG's are just garbage.
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#20
i have to consider budget guys, all choices you got me are above 300, I understand quality and everything, but I'm not a professional, plus I would need it only to gig, and don't know for how long this band will stay together.
#21
The older Valveking model used is well below that and worth every penny. Its a nice tube amp with decent distortion channel and fantastic clean channel.

I mean used VK 100w head is about 230€, thats about 160 pounds. That leaves almost half of your budget for hunting down a good cab to go with it.

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#22
First, I had problems with treble spikes with some of the smaller (less than 60w) Peavey tube combos, so I can't say I'm a fan.

Beyond that, I know several people have suggested good amps the you find outside your budget. There may be a good reason for that. Nothing delivers quite the same feeling of bad than listening to music played through bad gear. I know you say this is just for amateur stuff, but that's no excuse to sound amateurish. The better amps will help you avoid that. If nothing else, nobody else in the band will be able to tell you your gear sounds crappy, and that's why nobody is showing up for gigs.

And who cares if THIS band doesn't stay together? If you enjoy being in a band, you'll find another one...and you'll already have a decent amp to play through.
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#23
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They're just
You'd be far better off with a used Peavey Classic 30/50 or Marshall JCM2000 DSL (made after 2003).
MG's are just garbage.

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#24
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i have to consider budget guys, all choices you got me are above 300, I understand quality and everything, but I'm not a professional, plus I would need it only to gig, and don't know for how long this band will stay together.

even more reason to get something decent, at a used price. you'd want more money back if you decide to sell the amp, yes? MGs don't hold their value at all. plus they're shit-hard to sell.
#25
i would also second the valveking and DSL401c. the peavey classic series amps are pretty kick ass too.

mg's are shit. not worth the money.
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