#1
Which is better the Marshall MG100HDFX Head or the Line6 Spider II 150 Watt Head?

Marshall has the reputation and if i could afford a tube amp i'd buy one however the Marshall solid states don't have such a good rep. I've head nothing but good things about the Spider.

I play Metal and Classic Rock mainly.

I have a budget of 200 pounds, if you guys know of anything better please let me know.

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#2
HAHA well....depends on what you want to say "better" is. Both heads really have a bad reputation. I honestly don't care for either head. To be honest though, why in the heck do you need 150 watts? I'd honestly rather take the MG over that, but shoot if you can afford one of the Vox modeling amps, go with that instead.
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#3
Unless you have a gig or something coming up in the future, it couldn't hurt to just save up and buy a marshall tube amp. That way you won't have to upgrade again.
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#5
Neither, they're both complete crap.

Marshall solid states are utter crap. They're very muddy, and the distortion channel is god-awful.

The Line 6 Spyder series is also horrible. It's very vold and arteficial sounding.

I'd reccomend that you save up for a tube combo. Or buy a Vox AD60VT.
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#7
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Tube combo.


Wow, that's a useless post. Your not even reccomending one, your just stating a noun. Next time try to use an entire sentance when helping someone.

The Vox ADVT series does have preamp tubes, but it really doesn't affect the sound much, it's more of a gimmick.
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#8
the one you get from your girlfriend is the better head,but seriously they both suck but if you have to choose go for the Line 6
#9
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the one you get from your girlfriend is the better head,but seriously they both suck but if you have to choose go for the Line 6


haha, when i saw the title of this thread, i knew someone smart would say something like that.
#10
Made me smile, thanks. I'm more inclined toward the Spider because they seem to get better reviews. I played on of the original combos and i like it because it was easy to use.

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#11
the spider is better if you dont care about your guitar sounding like a synth and like to play around bad quality effects and modulations.

the mg is better if you like better tone than the spider but dont care if your guitar sounds like a synth

meh... both are kinda... meh...
#12
Unless you get a really good deal and really tried and liked teh spider dont get it. Get a kustom quad 100 dfx head instead if your looking for solid state.

The only people giving the spider good reviews are mostly people who dont know better or just trying to feel better about a bad purchase
#13
You can't go on reviews alone though. If you did like the Spider combo, then get one if you want to spend the money on it. But I would agree that if you could afford to save up for one and wait a bit, get a tube amp so that you won't want one in another year or so after getting the Spider head.
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#14
I've heard the Spider Line 6 before, and it sounds awesome IMO. I haven't heard the Marshall, but like people have said, it'd be better to save up for a tube combo.
#15
what music do you play, and what's your total budget?
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#16
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Wow, that's a useless post. Your not even reccomending one, your just stating a noun. Next time try to use an entire sentance when helping someone.

The Vox ADVT series does have preamp tubes, but it really doesn't affect the sound much, it's more of a gimmick.



WRONG!!!!!! the tubes is used to as the overdriving. It acts just like a tube amp. its not a tube amp, it just pretends its one. the higher the volume, the more the overdrive. I usually turned master up to max and then used the volume for level of distortion and then used the gain for volume. just like a real tube amp works
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#17
They're both terrible, terrible amps, don't bother with them.

Get a decent valve combo.
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#18
....Are you gigging?

Hell no to both. If you want a head then get a Epiphone head for 100 it blows those two out of the water. Just get a tube combo, look into traynor
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#19
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WRONG!!!!!! the tubes is used to as the overdriving. It acts just like a tube amp. its not a tube amp, it just pretends its one. the higher the volume, the more the overdrive. I usually turned master up to max and then used the volume for level of distortion and then used the gain for volume. just like a real tube amp works


Not really. An all tube amp uses several tubes in both the pre-amp and power amp stages. A hybrid has a single tube in only the pre-amp stage (if I remember correctly)
The difference in tone is insignificant.
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#20
Seriously, just two vavle juniors, and a stereo avatar 4x12. Better than any solid-state in the price range.
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