Poll: Alright, so we're basically down to three. So, choose the one you think is best.
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View poll results: Alright, so we're basically down to three. So, choose the one you think is best.
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
7 28%
Peavey Valveking 112
9 36%
Laney VC30 - 212
14 56%
Voters: 25.
#1
I'm looking for a new amp and want to get a good quality 30-50 watt Marshall amp. I was originally considering an MG30 but a lot of people don't like it. So, any suggestions?
#3
^ because he either likes the marshall tone or else he thinks marshall is the best because big names use it?

in the pricerange of the MG30 just forget about marshall. Vox AD15VT has a marshall model that out marshalls the MG and AVT series so take a look at that.

doy o uwant an amp for metal or for lower gain genres?
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#4
Any reason in particular you want to get a Marshall? If you're looking for 30-50 watts solid state then I'm not sure there are any good Marshall amps in that category. What's your budget and what styles of music do you play?
#6
Good quality Marshall?

early 80's JCM800 or 1967-1968 Plexi.

Really the MG is horrible. What do you play? Get a Roland Cube or Vox Valvetronix instead.
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#7
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Good quality Marshall?

early 80's JCM800 or 1967-1968 Plexi.

Really the MG is horrible. What do you play? Get a Roland Cube or Vox Valvetronix instead.


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#8
Doesn't need to be a Marshall, I suppose. Far as what I play goes, anything from Blues to Metal. I'm looking at getting a Line 6 POD XT Live, so I'm not worried about effects. A nice gain would be good, though. Budget: around 500-600 Australian dollars (roughly 413 - 495.50 US or 204 - 244 Pounds) Looking for a single amp, not a stack. Maybe a nice valve amp.
#9
a multi effects will ruin a tube amps tone. get a blues junior, then an od pedal, and down the line whatever else you feel you need
#10
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a multi effects will ruin a tube amps tone. get a blues junior, then an od pedal, and down the line whatever else you feel you need

not if he uses just the effects and not the amp models
#11
^^^
He's right. Perfect really. Tube amps are best 99% of the time. Multi effects generally are shoddy and not worth it.
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#12
Nah, gotta get the POD. I use a Variax and it's designed to be utilized through a POD XT Live.
#13
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a multi effects will ruin a tube amps tone. get a blues junior, then an od pedal, and down the line whatever else you feel you need

Well... Use the amps Distortion and run the Effects through a loop. Easiest way I can think of.
#14
Marshall make awesome boxes of valve driven awesomeness, JCM2000 series aside, anything valve driven by Marshall will make you like 11 times more awesome than you would have been otherwise.

However they can't make a decent solid state, and quite frankly can't be assed trying, they just stick their name on horrible Park amps and rip off kids who want to sound like Slash, but don't quite understand how to get that sound yet.
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Marshall make awesome boxes of valve driven awesomeness, JCM2000 series aside, anything valve driven by Marshall will make you like 11 times more awesome than you would have been otherwise.

However they can't make a decent solid state, and quite frankly can't be assed trying, they just stick their name on horrible Park amps and rip off kids who want to sound like Slash, but don't quite understand how to get that sound yet.


So what would you suggest then?
#17
Alright, here's 3 that's caught my eye:

AVT50X - Marshall

Hot Rod Deluxe - Fender

FM65R - Fender
#18
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Alright, here's 3 that's caught my eye:

AVT50X - Marshall

Hot Rod Deluxe - Fender

FM65R - Fender


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#19
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Alright, here's 3 that's caught my eye:

AVT50X - Marshall

Hot Rod Deluxe - Fender

FM65R - Fender



AVT is just a slightly better MG.

Hot Rod is a good amp, but will not get as much gain as you want by itself, it's a pretty mellow amp

FMs are almost as bad as an MG.
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#20
So the Hot Rod would be the best out of the three? I've already got effects and distortion and gain so I'm more worried about quality of amp rather than effects.
#21
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So the Hot Rod would be the best out of the three? I've already got effects and distortion and gain so I'm more worried about quality of amp rather than effects.


I'm not quite sure you'd like it if you play Metal a lot. It's not really voiced for it, the Hot Rod is more of a clean/blues amp at best.

If I were you, I'd go with the Peaveys others suggested (Classic 30, Windsor or Valveking). Not sure if you guys get Laney fairly cheap there, but you might also want to look into those if they're not too high.
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#22
id go for the hotrod deluxe but i dnt think ull get one for 600 aussie bucks. we get ripped off over here but if u can definately go with that
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#23
As far as Metal goes, I don't play it that much, but my pedal has a hell of a lot of pre-amp. As for getting in that price range, meh. The guys up here are great and I'm sure I could probably get it close. So, the Hot Rods got the votes? Toss up between the Peavey on E-bay (not if it goes above 700 though) and the Hot Rod. Unless someone else has a suggestion? This thread will shut down in a week or so.
#24
get a new guitar, and a used Peavey 5150. that's my suggestion.
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#25
If I had enough money to buy a new guitar, I'd get a f*cking stack, not a 30-50 watt amp. As for Laney, I'm not sure if we even get them down here.
#28
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If I had enough money to buy a new guitar, I'd get a f*cking stack, not a 30-50 watt amp. As for Laney, I'm not sure if we even get them down here.


Stacks are pretty much pointless, expecially since it'd probably be solid state, in which case, that 30-50 watt tube combo amp will completely destroy it.

Yeah, you could go for the 5150 as well, but if you need really good cleans, I wouldn't suggest it. I'd go for a Classic 30 if I were you.

And for you Laney question, I'd look into the VC-30 probably, not very familiar with Laneys, but I did own the VC-30 and liked it a lot for what it did.
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#29
Yeah, for Laney:

VC30-212
LX35R

The LX35R has got a great look and a kick-ass distortion. Must find prices.
#30
The LX is pretty lame, the the VC30 is an awesome amp though.
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#33
Well the Hot Rod nor the Laney will be great for metal, but the Laey will sound better than the Hot Rod for metal.
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#34
Out of those three, and seeing as you want metal, I'd go with the Valveking even though I'm not much of a fan - with a valve and speaker change it sounds totally revolutionised and has more gain stock then the Laney and Hot Rod. The Hot Rod's distortion is icky and there ain't much of it. The Laney sounds awesome but again at MAX gain it barely scrapes Led Zeppelin..
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#35
^Yeah.

I'd go with the Valveking. A used Peavey 5150 would be ideal.

Can you get a Marshall DSL401? That's a much better choice.
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#36
I'm not to worried about the amps natural gain. If I was going to use the natural gain, it would be fore low-gain Tom Petty kinda songs. I've got my pedal if I want to do sh*t heavy metal. Or even Maiden or Zeppelin overdrive.