#1
Hey guys, I currently have a line 6 spider 3 15 watt amp that I got when I first started playing. Of course I want to upgrade now that I am older and a somewhat better player. I was looking for what type of amp would sound great for a modern metal tone with a drop tuned guitar (C-C#).

Additionally, a local guy is selling a Marshall 250DFX for 100 dollars. This is a nicer amp than what I have and am considering buying it since I feel this is a good price, however I don't want it to be putting out a really garage-type overdrive tone. Would this produce a good modern tone?

Sorry, not the hugest gearhead, hince why I am asking for advice. Thanks
#2
marshall MGs are pretty crappy. I'm not sure it's any better than what you already have, apart from being louder.
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Hey guys, I currently have a line 6 spider 3 15 watt amp that I got when I first started playing. Of course I want to upgrade now that I am older and a somewhat better player. I was looking for what type of amp would sound great for a modern metal tone with a drop tuned guitar (C-C#).


I don't think that the amp you're considering is much of an upgrade. 
#4
well the MG is certainly a way bigger amp and may be slightly better tone wise. for $100 that's not a bad price provided the amp is in good condition.  you'll find that Marshall MGs get no love on this forum however as i said at that price point it's not bad. if you need an amp loud enough to play in a band on the cheap that would work. if you just want something to play at home then perhaps you couild save some more money and go for a Peavey VIP series amp which would be better tone wise for what you want
#5
Thanks everyone for the replies. I hadn't done too much research before posting in the forum. I think I may just save up and look elsewhere. I guess just for 100 that it would be a decent upgrade, but it may be best to buy something else. Any suggestions on a good amp for gigging that would give a good tone? I saw monwobobbo mentioned the Peavy VIP series. 

Once again thank you.
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Thanks everyone for the replies. I hadn't done too much research before posting in the forum. I think I may just save up and look elsewhere. I guess just for 100 that it would be a decent upgrade, but it may be best to buy something else. Any suggestions on a good amp for gigging that would give a good tone? I saw monwobobbo mentioned the Peavy VIP series. 

Once again thank you.

answer on "better" amp would totally depend on your budget
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well the MG is certainly a way bigger amp and may be slightly better tone wise. for $100 that's not a bad price provided the amp is in good condition.  you'll find that Marshall MGs get no love on this forum however as i said at that price point it's not bad. if you need an amp loud enough to play in a band on the cheap that would work. if you just want something to play at home then perhaps you couild save some more money and go for a Peavey VIP series amp which would be better tone wise for what you want


yeah that's sort of what i was thinking, i was wondering if i was being too harsh... if you absolutely need the extra volume (say you're starting gigging or whatever), for $100 it may be fine. but if you don't, it's likely more of a step sidewise (admittedly slightly more future-proof, though, in case you ever do start gigging).
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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