#1
Ok, I really wanted to keep with the Marshall line, and I was really wanted to get either 2x10 or 2x12. I want a fairly decent wattage (compared the the 15MG-CDR I have now) and something that will really give a good tone. Built-in effects are not really necessary.

I would like to keep the price as little as possible, anything over 600 is definitely out of the question. I searched on GC and couldn't find much, so if you would like to suggest something outside of Marshall, then thats fine and I will definitely consider it.

The guy at GC agreed that MG's were ****, and in saying that, he said he highly recommended the Line6 Spider III. I haven't heard the best things, so I wanted to check here first.

Lastly, I have also looked into Vox, and would prefer to stay awhile from fender, but I just need a better amp.
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#3
Love those people at GC
The Spider is an okay practice amp at best... quite digital sounding and overall, its crap

What kind of music do you play?
#4
Anything fender or Vox will be better than anything hybird by Marshall. Marshall only makes good valve amps. The AVT/MG are more of a beginer type amp. They really dont have anything inbetween. You can find a used DSL for about 900 CAN.

Try a Peavey Classic.
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#5
I play classic Rock, important thing I forgot to mention. Mainly, the one thing I play is Aerosmith.......with a slight bit of GnR and Motley. But truthfully, if I could get something to give me that Joe Perry or Brad Whitford sound, I would be in heaven.
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#6
I'm going to suggest a Vox Valvetronix, the 30 watt one. I have the 15 watt version, and love it. It has built-in effects, and has a much better tone than your MG, although it's not anywhere as good as a tube amp. For $600, you're not going to be able to get a good Marshall tube amp, since the better ones good for around 800 to 900 at the lowest I've seen. However, I got my JCM for $770 (including s&h). But go for the vox it'll be a nice between step from your MG to say a JCM, and it will be a good practice amp since you probably won't be able to get that sound, that you want from a tube amp at bedroom levels.
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#7
I don't know about Aerosmith, didn't pay attention to there guitar that much when I've listened to them. But, try the Peavey Windsor, It is made trying to recreate a marshall.
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#9
for the love of got dont get a spider. they will not give you any tone whatsoever, no matter how hard you try. believe me. i've owned one.

what do you need this new amp for? how loud do you want it to be?
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#10
doesn't need to be that loud. I really want two speakers and a bigger 'sized' amp. More for the overall effect. I won't be playing anywhere besides my bedroom or my garage by myself.

My Marshall MG 15W is more than loud enough for anything I do.
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#11
I got my Marshall JCM900 hi-gain dual-reverb combo for around 600. It's a good amp and is very loud. It has two 12" speakers.
#12
Quote by Paith
doesn't need to be that loud. I really want two speakers and a bigger 'sized' amp. More for the overall effect. I won't be playing anywhere besides my bedroom or my garage by myself.

My Marshall MG 15W is more than loud enough for anything I do.


if you are just a bedroom musician man, then a 15w-30w tube combo will be your best friend.
#14
Quote by JMan2423
I'm going to suggest a Vox Valvetronix, the 30 watt one. I have the 15 watt version, and love it. It has built-in effects, and has a much better tone than your MG, although it's not anywhere as good as a tube amp. For $600, you're not going to be able to get a good Marshall tube amp, since the better ones good for around 800 to 900 at the lowest I've seen. However, I got my JCM for $770 (including s&h). But go for the vox it'll be a nice between step from your MG to say a JCM, and it will be a good practice amp since you probably won't be able to get that sound, that you want from a tube amp at bedroom levels.

the vox 30W is only $240...you can probably get a lot more than that.

get the peavey classic 30. hands down, you'll love it.
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the vox 30W is only $240...you can probably get a lot more than that.

get the peavey classic 30. hands down, you'll love it.
make sure you try it out first, make sure it sounds good and its really what you want.
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+1 for the Peavey Classic
#17
+1 for the peavey classic, maybe a traynor if you can stretch to it.
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go with the marshall if you go to www.musiciansfriend.com they have really cheap ones along with other things thats where i get all my stuff and its really great quality


Umm, no.

There's no good NEW marshall in his price range.
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#20
If you're spending $600 on a Vox, **** 2 speakers and just get an AC15.
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#21
im also a big 70s aerosmith fan, and im thinking about the peavey classic 30 as my next amp. ive played it twice. i loved it.
also, check out the crate v series. i liked the classic 30 better, but you might think differently.
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#22
being so into classic rock, vox aC models pretty much made classic rock. and with 15 or 30 watts of damn good classic tube tone, it is definitely worth looking into.
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#23
Quote by metfeild
go with the marshall if you go to www.musiciansfriend.com they have really cheap ones along with other things thats where i get all my stuff and its really great quality


yeah but cheap generally equals crap, at least it certainly does in the case of solid state marshalls.
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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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#24
GOOD Marshall's ain't cheap. Cheap Marshall's ain't good.
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