#1
I'm thinking of selling my fender hot rod deluxe and getting something like the marshall mg100dfx combo. My fender is a pretty decent amp but I can't get that really distorted sound out of it, that I could with the marshall. My question is do you think the marshall would be a better amp? Also, is it loud enough for a gig and if not are there any other good marshalls in the $300-700 price range? Thanks~
#2
noo!!!!!! keep the hot rod and buy and distortion pedal and maybe better tubes!!! no MG!!!!
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#3
NO!!

Marshall MG's are CRAP. You're not gonna get a good distortion out of it. It's the worst marshall amp out there. Don't expect it to replicate the sounds of famous rock stars.

If you're happy with your amp, but you want more distortion, why not get a distortion pedal? Try the Boss DS-1 or MT-2 for heavier stuff.
#4
The MG Marshall sucks. Look into the Marshall Artist series (my friend has a 3203 head and it kicks ass!) if you REALLY want the Marshall name. Or try out the jcm series. the jcm 900 combos are in your price range, I think.
#5
DO NOT SELL THE FENDER! it could easily be made much better than the marshall by simply buying a distortion pedal. look at an ibanez tube screamer or a electro-harmonix big muff.
#6
Absolutely not.
Unless you enjoy the sound of an old man coughing.
Get a distortion pedal like sashki said. And to add to the list he gave you I recommend the Ibanez Tube Screamer and a Digitech Death Metal.
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#7
Well id say either sell the combo and get a JCM900, or keep it and get an overdrive.

Do not ver get an MG
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#10
They're all right.... the MG isn't a good amp by any means.

Get a good distortion pedal, or like mentioned before, change the tubes.
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#11



Just...don't do it. K? Please don't. Just buy a good overdrive pedal, such as the Jekyll & Hyde Ultimate Overdrive, and you'll be set for life.


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#12
don't get the MG.
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#13
Quote by sashki
NO!!

Marshall MG's are CRAP. You're not gonna get a good distortion out of it. It's the worst marshall amp out there. Don't expect it to replicate the sounds of famous rock stars.

If you're happy with your amp, but you want more distortion, why not get a distortion pedal? Try the Boss DS-1 or MT-2 for heavier stuff.

Haha, when I read the "NO!!" I just pictured you jumping into the thread and screaming NO in slow motion.
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#14
That's possibly the worst idea I've heard in my life.

Hot Rods are great at cleans, and when paired with a decent overdrive, it can handle plenty of gain, but I'd suggest if you still don't like the Fender, to get another valve combo.
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#15
Eh.....wha....fu.......hell........what?

What?

*slaps with newspaper*

NO!.........damn man.
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#16
Quote by R_H_C_P
That's possibly the worst idea I've heard in my life.

Hot Rods are great to cleans, and when paired with a decent overdrive, it can handle plenty of gain, but I'd suggest if you still don't like the Fender, to get a valve combo.

You mean to get another valve combo right?
The Hot Rod is a valve combo so I assume thats what you meant.
#17
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I'm thinking of selling my fender hot rod deluxe and getting something like the marshall mg100dfx combo. My fender is a pretty decent amp but I can't get that really distorted sound out of it, that I could with the marshall. My question is do you think the marshall would be a better amp? Also, is it loud enough for a gig and if not are there any other good marshalls in the $300-700 price range? Thanks~

500-700 range? Sure. JCM 800-900 2x12 combos to be exact.
#19
Haha its hilarious how quick we are to prevent him from such a horrible mistake.
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#20
CRAZY TALK
BLASPHEMY
get a boss ds-2 for that baby
cover your precious amps ears before you mention that filth in its prescence
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#21
ill sell u mine

u seem like the kind of guy that deservs to be sold an MG100 lmao
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#22
On a related note, I'm considering trading in my YCV50 tube combo for a 10w practice amp. I need something with nice cleans but good for rock too, does anyone have any suggestions?
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#23
Thanks for the feedback. I do have a DS-1 for my hot rod, its just hard to get it to sound really distorted (especially at higher volumes), to play stuff like Metallica. Any recommendations for distortion pedals (bigg muff or ds-2 maybe, i'm not crazy about digitech)?
#26
fender hot rod = great amp
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#27
keep the Hot Rod man!

(Unless your willing to sell me the Hot Rod )
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#29
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I'm an idiot and I accidentally clicked the "Remove all subscriptions" button. If it seems like I'm ignoring you, I'm not, I'm just no longer subscribed to the thread. If you quote me or do the @user thing at me, hopefully it'll notify me through my notifications and I'll get back to you.
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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.

Quote by K33nbl4d3
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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Et tu, br00tz?
#30
I Clicked on this thread thinking 'lol it would be funny if it was an MG'

...That's right, I think 'lol'...
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