#1
Hi Guys,
I recently got an unexpected birthday present from my mum, a Marshall MG30 ..., I know these things do not have the best reputation, but as it was a gift I feel I can't really just sell it. I was wondering if any of you guys have played them before, I can't seem to get a tone I like from the thing! I was debating buying a new speaker for the thing, I can't imagine they used the finest of speakers in the amp!
#2
they did't use the finest anything. you are right about that. 
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#3
Yeah I know, what I'm trying to get at, is there any mods I could go to the thing to improve it? 
#4
milesgregory The only money that's worth putting into them is as a way of hiding your personal weed stash.

Keep it as a doorstop if you feel bad about selling it.
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#5
emancipation?



seriously, though, I dunno about the speaker. I think, for example, the AVTs actually had pretty decent speakers in them (the g12t-100 I think), and they still didn't sound all that great. and they sound better than MGs (granted, maybe because of the better speaker...). but a good speaker, unless you find one second-hand, is going to cost the guts of your MG.

I'd probably just put up with it and try to find some kind of use for it so you don't annoy her. maybe as a low volume practice amp or something like that.
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#6
It's a doorstop, a paperweight, a weed stash, but it looks cool enough.  
AFAIK no one has ever gotten satisfying tone out of one but enough knob tweaking can get it tolerable as a practice amp.  Don't put any money into it... ever.
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Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
#7
milesgregory Sorry friend. They are not good. With the right know-how you can get okay tones but they are not worth the price tag at all. Just keep playing with it. Do not use the EQ controls or gain controls to extremes. Be smart with pickup selection.
#8
Yeah it's annoying, I mentioned I wanted a practice amp and was bought it ... any recommendations on any decent amps to practice on? I've got a tiny terror but it doesn't sound great unless it's cranked, something that I can't do at home.
#9
Quote by milesgregory
Yeah it's annoying, I mentioned I wanted a practice amp and was bought it ... any recommendations on any decent amps to practice on? I've got a tiny terror but it doesn't sound great unless it's cranked, something that I can't do at home.

A Tiny Terror?  That is a pretty awesome lunchbox amp that works really well at any volume if you spend some time and get to know it.  We played a bunch of live gigs with one and also did some recording at low volumes with excellent results.  Learn to use this fine little tool well.
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
#10
Yeah. It's just annoying, I could do with something small due to space. I guess I'll just have to play around with the mg, I'll see what I can do with it.
#11
milesgregory mod it as Bookshelf... And buy the real marshall... You dont need to sell it... Just repurpose it... Mod it as mini beer chiller alson seem good for your room...
#12
Install an extension speaker jack so you can take it around to shops and try out different speakers.
#13
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Install an extension speaker jack so you can take it around to shops and try out different speakers.

+1

This mod is extremely easy to do and is really fun to experiment with. Most of these little SS combos have a bad reputation because the small, weak speakers sound like garbage when cranked. Running the amp through a proper cab makes it sound much better. 
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Quote by KilowattBandit
+1

This mod is extremely easy to do and is really fun to experiment with. Most of these little SS combos have a bad reputation because the small, weak speakers sound like garbage when cranked. Running the amp through a proper cab makes it sound much better. 
so true