#1
what up guys, im lookin to buy a used half stack (head and cabinet) on ebay or something for around 400 - 450, and was wondering what the best model to look at would be? I looked at the Marshall MG100HDFX but apparently the word is that its a piece of **** and the avt series is a little pricey, so what would you guys recommend? Im playing with a Gibson Les Paul Studio so I'm looking for that classic Marshall Sound. Thanks
#2
this is the wrong section.


anyway, if ur into high gain music. maybe u can try to find a peavey.

but honestly ull get more for ur money if u look at a combo over the half. ur not getting better sound out of the SS half, ur just getting a "look."

for $400-500 u can get a beast. a randall high gain amp. they have a ton of models around that price range.
u can even find a tube amp. tube gives more of a classic marshall sound than a cheap ss.

honestly, is there a reason u want a solid state stack?
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#3
Peavey Triumph 60/120 heads, Peavey VTM head, or Classic 60. I hear good things about the B52 heads. Crate Blue Voodoo 60/120 sound good also.
#4
Go with a combo. You only need around 50w for anything, so there's no need for a halfstack.

For $500 you can get a Marshall AVT50, which I've heard good things about. As for the MG, some people love them, some people hate them. I love mine. I recommend that you try the 50w and see if you like it. Also try the AVT50.
My Gear:

Washburn WI14 Electric
Washburn D10s Acoustic
Marshall MG100HDFXR Special Edition
Marshall MG412AR Special Edition

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#6
^Really? I've heard that they're pretty good, although a little overpriced.
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Washburn D10s Acoustic
Marshall MG100HDFXR Special Edition
Marshall MG412AR Special Edition

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#7
Yeah Marshall AVTs are horrible. You really don't need a half stack. Just get a decent tube combo or something.
#9
Make sure you never get a Marshall MG, they're total shit and anyone who says otherwise is completely deaf.
#10
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#11
I like mine...It's actually pretty good for a solid state amp. Of course it doesn't compare to an all tube amp, but for a solid state practice amp it does the job.
My Gear:

Washburn WI14 Electric
Washburn D10s Acoustic
Marshall MG100HDFXR Special Edition
Marshall MG412AR Special Edition

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#12
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I like mine...It's actually pretty good for a solid state amp. Of course it doesn't compare to an all tube amp, but for a solid state practice amp it does the job.

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#15
What's wrong with that? The MG does what it's supposed to. It sounds nice (for solid state) and is plenty loud. What exactly else can you ask for from an amp?

As for Tube amps, you can get a good one for around $500. I'd recommend that over ANY solid state amp.
My Gear:

Washburn WI14 Electric
Washburn D10s Acoustic
Marshall MG100HDFXR Special Edition
Marshall MG412AR Special Edition

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#16
For close to that price, ive heard that the Randall RG50TC ($570 New, about $400 used) has a great marshall tone, but that is a combo. You need to ask yourself if you want a good tube combo tone, or a "meh" solid state tone. A tube combo is very loud compared to a ss halfstack.
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#17
You would never need more than 50W Tube power. You just would never, ever use that much. I would suggest that you pass on the solid state halfstack and go for a 50w Tube combo.
My Gear:

Washburn WI14 Electric
Washburn D10s Acoustic
Marshall MG100HDFXR Special Edition
Marshall MG412AR Special Edition

Quote by Danno13
^Xenn is my favorite MG owner EVAR.

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^ Xenn fav MG user evar