#1
hey my local music dealer is sellin a marshall mg100fx for 350 usd
is this a good buy?
like i dont care if its tubed or not
i actually like the sound of this thing its pretty decent and gets real loud
but would it be okay to use for shows/recordings/practices?

i play hardcore/screamo styles of music in my band
thanx for any help
#2
Search god damn it.

They're awful amps for the price, you can get something much better.
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#5
NO.


And I'm not just saying that because it's "cool", I tried one last week, and it was pretty wretched. I was even using a nice guitar (Gibson SG). I just wasn't impressed at all.
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#6
if you like it, get it. it sounds like you've already made up your mind.

Most people, however, and me included, would say you're mad.

EDIT: your vox is probably a lot better.
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#7
name a good amp to get
ok i think thisll help
i play stuff along the lines of
From autumn to ashes
senses fail
underoath
matchbook romance

stuff like taht
and im only willing to spend
350-550 bucks on an amp
a halfstack is okay
a combo is pretty good
but what would be a good amp to get for that money??
#8
you might want to wait a little until the Vox Valvetronix XL series comes out. theyre like the current valvetronix but can now handle more gain

EDIT: why dont you just save up more for now, what do you need a new amp for? you have a voxad100
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#9
Vox AD50VT

or

Vox AD100vt if you can afford, great amps!


Better yet, do what the guy above me said.
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#11
laney lc15
no one wants an mg seriously i have one its pish. I'm buying a tubeamp either a jcm900 or 2000 for around £350
probabley out of your price range but if you save up it will be worht it
#14
^^ But why not just use your Vox? It's just as loud, with more features, more versatile, and way better sounding no matter what you play (unless it's poopcore).
#16
Getting an amp for its sound is a lot better than buying it for its name. If you want a Marshall, you really want to avoid their low-end stuff, as there is better in the price range. And, that being said, your Vox will kick that Marshall's ass.
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#18
it sounds like you basically want the mg for the mashall name. just because it says marshall doesnt mean its good
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#19
Quote by xbouncer927
i wanted a marshall
like i know they are good but i dont wanna spend 1500+ dollars on one
if i wanted to do that ill just buy a car

Ah. Well. The Marshalls that professionals actually use are all tube and quite expensive. The solid state MG just doesn't compare to them in any way- sound, quality, or value.
#20
Quote by xbouncer927
i wanted a marshall
like i know they are good but i dont wanna spend 1500+ dollars on one
if i wanted to do that ill just buy a car


cheaper marshalls aren't good, and a car won't get you vintage marshall tone.

just get a peavey windsor or something.
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#21
Selling that Vox was not a good move at all...you could've bought a pedal if you wanted more high gain tones...
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#23
oh yeah, if you could, unless you like really high gain, whereas a Roland cube 60 or waiting for the new XL range from Vox to come out would be better moves, or as Dave said, try a peavey windsor- voiced around a JCM800 (one of the best marshalls) and have sliightly more gain
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#26
Quote by Dave_Mc
cheaper marshalls aren't good, and a car won't get you vintage marshall tone.

just get a peavey windsor or something.


And vintage marshall tone won't get you from your house to your local club/bar/concert venue
#27
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And vintage marshall tone won't get you from your house to your local club/bar/concert venue



yeah, i know, that's why i recommended a windsor.

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#29
if guitar playing is not priority in youre life than buy the cheap Marshall ,why care what ppl think if youre not so into it , if you were into it spending 1500$ on a wouldnt be that hard. I know a guy that sold his car to buy a Tube amp ( yep , crazy i know ) , now his got a company car and an insane rig . Bottom line , you get what you pay for (IMO)
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#30
^ true, if you aren't that into guitar, it doesn't make much sense spending $1500. That being said, there are amps around the same price as the MG which are a lot better, IMO.

Plus if you have nicer gear it can sometimes persuade you to play more (though that's quite a dodgy argument, if that's the only one you have, probably not worth it)...
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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.

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#31
hint: ebay/used.
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#32
A lot of people go on about how rubbish MGs are... but I have a MG100 (although I'm an all tube man now) and I used to get a really good metal tone from it...

For clean, it was pretty rubbish though...

Matt
#33
Quote by Matt-EB0
A lot of people go on about how rubbish MGs are... but I have a MG100 (although I'm an all tube man now) and I used to get a really good metal tone from it...

For clean, it was pretty rubbish though...

Matt

hmm, I had the complete opposite experience with my MG100. I didn't care for the metal tone at all, I thought it was loose and buzzy. The clean on the other hand, as long as we are talking clean clean with no dirt, was usable for me. I don't play a lot of cleans though, I like a little dirt, which unfortunately I didn't like on the amp either. I don't think they bothered to improve anything when they slapped the Marshall name over the Park logo and jacked the pricetag.

Goes to show though, tone is soo subjective to the listener.
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#34
^ i'm more with you there, erock- on my avt, clean up to around classic rock level of gain was usable, if unexciting... it's when the gain got higher that everything got muddy, harsh, and, well, crap.

Which'd be ok, if the market weren't flooded with 15-30 watt all-tube combos around the same price as the avt100 which'll do the low to medium gain thing better.

EDIT: i agree with tone being subjective, of course.
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#35
you should have sold some of your guitars instead, i'd wait for a the vox xl's to come out