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#1
My friend is getting tired of his rig. So he's abtou the revamp the entire thing, replacing a Epiphone Les Paul 100 with an Ibaez Artcore Hollowbody. And for his amp, he's replacing his MG10 with a.....MG? He wants to get a MG15dfx. I'm conpletely and utterly shocked why anyone would want to replace one MG with another. I have a Mg10 myself and I'm about to replace it with a Fender Blues Jr. So please, leave comments on here trying to knock some sense into my friend. Thanks
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#2
i think you should be a real friend and steal his MG, sell it , buy a new one ( replacement ), then give it to him with a "you can thank me later" or "one day you will understand" note on it .

Does he know how much those amps suck ? really , tell him to go with you and you guys go out and test as Much amps in that price range as possible.

How long has he been playing ? cant he hear bad tone ?
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#3
no, get it! the dfx means that it is SLAMMIN!
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#4
He's been playin since like Thanksgiving. Idk what he's thinking, I'm in complete and total aww of his stupidity. He's pretty good for palying as long as he has been though. He's just getting into blues, hense the hollowbody guitar, but I'm still not understanding the MG thing.
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#5
Even considering the MG is any good, what is the point of replacing 10W with 15W - he'll gain nothing!
(Maybe the dfx, but still...).
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#6
Unless he plays in a Static-X tribute band he's making a monumentous mistake.

First, why would you replace a solid state amp of any kind with another one only 5 watts louder? There will be almost zero noticable volume difference.

And 2nd, assuming he's had it for more than 2 weeks, how is he not completely fed up with his tone sounding like a bucket full of assholes?

As his friend, it is your duty to do him two favors

1. Slap him in the face and tell him to snap out of it
2. Don't let him buy anything until you take him to the store to hear what a real amp sounds like.
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#8
just get the blues junior and a distortion pedal and jam with him and his new mg. just rain all over him with volume until he begs you to stop. then you take him amp shopping.
#9
Sit down with your friend and use the search function on this forum. You will find so many posts by experienced musicians explaining why MG's are bad that should be convincing. Listen to experienced musicians.
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just get the blues junior and a distortion pedal and jam with him and his new mg. just rain all over him with volume until he begs you to stop. then you take him amp shopping.

yeah sorta, except if you wanna save him the humiliation of his new amp, get yours first and show his ass up!
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#12
Just let him get along with his new MG with "crushing distortion". It's like being in the wild, you have to learn the hard way about how to survive against predators, like having your siblings ripped apart by lions.......or buying an MG. He will eventually figure out good tone, its just a learning curve at the end of the day.
#13
tell him to get the 50 watt option



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#14
look for a an ex demo one. i got my mg50dfx for £100, bargain, and guess what? i can get a decent tone!!! great for tht price.
#16
I wouldn't spend more than 50 cents per watt on an MG.

Just let him do what he wants. I have a friend who talks about how great spider III's are, and he says he's going to buy one. When he does I'm going to jam w/ him and make him understand it's ****ty.
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tell him to get the 50 watt option

dont bother with that, my school has two of the 50w built in effects MG's and IMHO My S h i t t y little Frontman (check my sig) is better than it.

to T/S Do what everyone else is saying, get your tube amp first and show him tone.
#18
Have you just tried telling him? If he continues to be ignorant, let him waste his money, buy the Fender Blues Jr and show him a real amp
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#19
if hes getting into blues, tell him the blues jr. is called that for a reason.
also ask him to name ONE professional band who has really good tone that uses ss amps.
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#21
it depends what kinda sound you want (and how much money you want to spend). A lot of players actually prefer the sound tht solid state amps make. The MG DFX's have digital tube amp emulation optional which is pretty cool and sounds great, but obviously ain't the same as a real tube amp.

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Quote by philm87
it depends what kinda sound you want (and how much money you want to spend). A lot of players actually prefer the sound tht solid state amps make. The MG DFX's have digital tube amp emulation optional which is pretty cool and sounds great, but obviously ain't the same as a real tube amp.

I don't think they sound anything like a tube amp.

EDIT: Nor do they have any kind of tube emulation or modeling.
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#23
Mine does lol. Perhaps thts why i like the tone i get from it. Must say tht i hate it without the emuation. Now i know why you guys are always putting them down. I fully admit tht it sounds pretty poor without the tube amp emulation.
#24
hah, you mean the 'frequency dependent dampening' switch?

if anything i find it just a mid/treble booster.
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if hes getting into blues, tell him the blues jr. is called that for a reason.
also ask him to name ONE professional band who has really good tone that uses ss amps.


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Quote by philm87
Mine does lol. Perhaps thts why i like the tone i get from it. Must say tht i hate it without the emuation. Now i know why you guys are always putting them down. I fully admit tht it sounds pretty poor without the tube amp emulation.

Err, don't really think it sounds like a tube at all, even with the FDD or whatever. You haven't played a lot of tube amps, my friend.
#27
I love how it's totally like a shark smelling blood in the water everytime someone mentions an MG on here.
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I love how it's totally like a shark smelling blood in the water everytime someone mentions an MG on here.

lmfao
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#29
lol yeah, and if ur looking for tht person tht wants tht MG...yeah thts me. flame me all u want. w/e
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if hes getting into blues, tell him the blues jr. is called that for a reason.
also ask him to name ONE professional band who has really good tone that uses ss amps.

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lol yeah, and if ur looking for tht person tht wants tht MG...yeah thts me. flame me all u want. w/e

ha, there's no beating tht logic.

enjoy your 2nd MG, dumbass
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#32
If he gets an Ibanez Artcore, make sure he switches out the ****ty pickups, they are horrible.


Honestly though, Ibanez is NOT for hollow bodies, seriously.

Tell him to get either a stratocaster, gibson les paul, gibson SG, or an Ibanez RG.

Seriously.


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^Gamelon? The chick in there has great tone, and uses solid states.
Pantera? Dime use solid state Randalls. Good metal tone.
Brand New used some solid states on their new album.
Many Jazz artists like solid states.

It's not about tube vs solid state, it's about MGs being a crappy solid state.


Some solid states are absolutely fine and MGs are like Faeces-Flavoured Ice Cream but, seriously, Dime's tone was bad and I don't understand why people argue that. As for Brand New.. just no.

If he buys that MG, I'm going to chuckle.
#37
ok, well, there are a few bands, but still.
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Err, don't really think it sounds like a tube at all, even with the FDD or whatever. You haven't played a lot of tube amps, my friend.


I said it's not really the same as a proper tube amp, but it gives it a warmer sound
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