#1
I've read almost everyone dislikes the marshall MG's. I have the 100watt combo version and i do agree its not a nice sounding amp but i have a Boss GT=8 which i reun using the 4 cable method which basically bypasses the preamp of the marshall and sorta just uses as a speaker i think so basically my ampis my gt8 whiich i can get some sweet sounds. Ive read most ppl after a new guitar that have a MG marshall everyone has said get a new amp 1st. Do u think this is the same case for me because as some of u may have read below im after a shcecter hellraiser FR so yeh do you all think new amp first or will gt8 do for now. I know its personal choice but some opinions would be great.
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Cameron
Equipment

Guitars:
Ibanez SA160QM
Amps:
Marshall MG100DFX
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Boss GT-8
#2
A new amp determines your sound more than a new guitar. I'd say go for the amp.
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i'd say get a new guitar first, personally im currently using that method with a pod xt at the moment into a avt50h effects return (bypassing the preamp) and it sounds pretty good. Definatly get a new amp afterwards though. I'm planning on replacing that head with a laney gh50l when i can afford it lol.
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#5
Since you're using modelling stuff, a new guitar won't sound too differen, but it will feel different. Go for which ever you feel is lacking the most, tone or feel.
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#6
whatever floats your boat, I bought a guitar first which is because I found a great deal on an MIA Fat Strat and it made any amp I plugged it into sing. But the guitar you have is decent so I'll agree with what telepromters said.
#7
Quote by Teleprompters
sell the mg, get a small tube combo with nice cleans, possibly a fender blues junior or any other fender

Why a Fender? Not everyone likes RHCP, he has a Hellraiser FR (Suited for metal). I suggest selling it and getting a Vox or a Roland Cube. Though I may be wrong, what style of music do you play?
#8
Quote by hourglass666
Why a Fender? Not everyone likes RHCP, he has a Hellraiser FR (Suited for metal). I suggest selling it and getting a Vox or a Roland Cube. Though I may be wrong, what style of music do you play?

whats the point in suggesting a modeller ? thats basically just getting the same rig as he's got at the moment.
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#9
you think people hate MG's, you gotta see the mile long flames about the line 6 spider...anywho, a peavey would be versatile and quite reliable, IMO
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#10
new amp all the way. it will seriously help.
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Quote by hourglass666
Why a Fender? Not everyone likes RHCP, he has a Hellraiser FR (Suited for metal). I suggest selling it and getting a Vox or a Roland Cube. Though I may be wrong, what style of music do you play?


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Since you're using modelling stuff, a new guitar won't sound too differen, but it will feel different. Go for which ever you feel is lacking the most, tone or feel.

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very true
#12
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you think people hate MG's, you gotta see the mile long flames about the line 6 spider...anywho, a peavey would be versatile and quite reliable, IMO


Yeah i prefer mine to the line 6, a mates got one but that doesnt do it for me aye. Thanks for all the replies and yeh my main style is metal so i duno do fender do a good metal amp. But the main thing for me is money i really want a new guitar which is why im thinking about geting the schecter as i can get it for about 1100 AUD but if i could get a good amp for around the same price ide definatly consider it any suggestions.
Equipment

Guitars:
Ibanez SA160QM
Amps:
Marshall MG100DFX
Effects:

Boss GT-8
#13
Why not get a tube power amp and a nice cab?
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Quote by BobFromReboot
Why not get a tube power amp and a nice cab?

Oh yeah havnt really even thought about that got any suggestions i dont know much about that.
Equipment

Guitars:
Ibanez SA160QM
Amps:
Marshall MG100DFX
Effects:

Boss GT-8
#16
Quote by Roc8995

Wow that seems the go, thats a really good idea might have to invest in one of those because i am pretty happy with the amount of tones i can get from the gt8. Also ive been hearig alot about the neck on the hellraisers, is it really that big or can anyone tell me the dimensions?
Equipment

Guitars:
Ibanez SA160QM
Amps:
Marshall MG100DFX
Effects:

Boss GT-8
#17
Not everyone hates MG's. I have one and actually find it to be a decent practice amp. Since you have a special set-up already, if it's workign for you, I don't see why you should change it. Just because it isn't the most conventional setup, if it works, why f*ck with it?

I went by what I liked the sound of. Not by what the majority of UG liked. And ebcause I did that, I found a practice amp that I like. I didn't really like the other amps people on UG recommended me. I picked what I wanted, which I recommend you do as well. Just because some random person over the internet thinks you need new gear, it doesn't mean it's true.

You have a good set-up now, and the only kind of upgrade you could get would be to go fully tube. Which, yes, would be great, BUT you already said you can get a sweet sound from your current setup. And, if you already have a good sound, why upgrade just yet?

If you want a new guitar, go for it. Just because your setup uses an MG doesn't mean it sucks. You're really just using it for the speaker, so technically it's just a cabinet.
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