#1
ive been wondering lately which is the better brand.
my musical preferences are indie/alt., and hard rock
#2
Brand means nothing.... It's the models that the brands make that count. Compare a Marshall MG (the highest mode) to the comparable Valvetronix model, and the Vox wins by a landslide. Compare that same Vox to a Marshall JCM 800, and the JCM 800 wins.
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#4
For your type of music, as long as it's not an MG...Marshall.

EDIT: What's your price range dude? If you're only able to afford the lower end models get the vox valvetronix instead of the MG. But if you can afford a tube amp get a marshall.

Marshall's tend to have better crunch than vox's. IMHO
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#5
Get the Vox. For the low end amps, they're much better than the Marshall MG.
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#6
I may go into Sound Control this weekend and try out a Marshall MG...
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#7
Price range? 30 watt amps run anywhere from $200 to $1400.
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#10
Indie has no balls, it's mostly cleans. With an OD.
Although I do notice hard rock is also an essenciality.
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Indie has no balls, it's mostly cleans. With an OD.
Although I do notice hard rock is also an essenciality.


I'm talking Marshall's, not indie music in general
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I may go into Sound Control this weekend and try out a Marshall MG...


Do not waste your time with the MGs, if youre looking at the lower price range, go with the Vox. If you can afford something more pricy, then go for a Marshall Tube amp (JCM800/900/2000) ect.
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#16
go with the vox ad30vt
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#17
I personally think that marshall makes better amps, but they don't make them anymore. The only amp that marshall makes anymore, which is my favorite amp, is the bluesbreaker. Pretty much any vox amp you buy you can be happy with. This is for my style of playing though, so you may like marshall amps a bit more
#18
Basically IMO Vox is only good for there cleans even then there are better clean amps out there for example Fender twin and the Roland JC both have better cleans IMO.

For Dist the marshall wins hands down the Voxs distortion is no match for the Gigantic balls of an 800
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#19
if i had a choice between a Vox or a Marshall i would ef. choose a Marshall (except their solid states ones) vox's have GREAT cleans and they stay clean at high volumes but Marshall's just have that hrunch. but if you are on a budget i would get a vox, mainly because if you know how to tweak and EQ you can get very heavy and crunchy tones out of a Vox. i jsut wish i could record my settings so everybody could see how heavy mine is. it really all depends on what model your talking about. the Valvetronix VTX series are HEAVIER than the regular Valvetronix.
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#20
Considering you're looking at an MG, I'm going to suspect that your price range is relatively low, so tube amps are out. In which case, a Vox AD30VT is deffinately a good amp to look into.
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#21
This is my exact dilemna.

I have an AC30 TB/6 with celestions. It is a damn good amp for classic rock and indie rock, but I want to play thrash metal, which it's not really suited for - it doesn't really give a good low end chug.

So I'm thinking of trading it in for a Marshall JCM800 4104 2x12 combo - you guys think this is a wise move?