#1
I'm planning buying my first Amp.
I've narrowed my options to the Vox DA15 (not the AD15VT) and the Marshall MG-15CD
They both have a similar price
The Vox has some nice features like 11 Amp Styles and 11 Effects and a jack for an optional foot switch. The Marshall only has Reverb and the FDD function (a tube simulator).
Some friends of mine recommend the Marshall basically because its a Marshall and they say is just "better".

I like playing the sound of Muse, Stone Temple Pilots, Queen of the Stone Age...

Do you have any recommendations?
Thanks
Last edited by ++salas++ at Sep 14, 2007,
#2
I say your friends are meatheads, cause the MG ain't all that great.

As for amp choice, style and budget?
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#3
I would go for the VOX....Marshalls only sound good when they have real tubes...the tube switch doesn't makes the tone better only a slightly warmer..
#5
Get the vox, definitely!
The MG sucks. The Vox is great.
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I would get the Marshall.....i own a MG15 and it sounds good to me...i think it is a good choice for a beginner
#8
Well, importantly, what genre's do you play an what is your budget?
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#10
Vox >>> MG

That said, I'm gonna have to go ahead and recommend the AD30VT. The 30W version has an attenuator on the back of it that will enable you to get beter tones at lower volumes than the smaller amp, but it also has enough power available for jams or even small gigs should the time arrive.

If you don't want the added power, then maybe the DA5 would be a better choice. It can be powered by batteries, which is pretty cool. This way when you outgrow it, you'll still have a use for it. With the AD15, you'll just outgrow it.
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Some additional information:
Budget: No more than $180
Style: Rock, something like Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Stone Temple Pilots...
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Quote by ++salas++
Some friends of mine recommend the Marshall basically because its a Marshall and they say is just "better".

your friends have fallen for the big corporation's evil plot. get away from them while you still can! and get the vox.
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Vox >>> MG

That said, I'm gonna have to go ahead and recommend the AD30VT. The 30W version has an attenuator on the back of it that will enable you to get beter tones at lower volumes than the smaller amp, but it also has enough power available for jams or even small gigs should the time arrive.

If you don't want the added power, then maybe the DA5 would be a better choice. It can be powered by batteries, which is pretty cool. This way when you outgrow it, you'll still have a use for it. With the AD15, you'll just outgrow it.


Just to add... TS if you are going the miniamp route (the DA5) be sure to compare it to the Roland MicroCube. I personally find the da5 to sound a bit "boxy". The one I tried could have had a bad speaker but just so you know.
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Quote by ++salas++
Some additional information:
Budget: No more than $180
Style: Rock, something like Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Stone Temple Pilots...


in that case I would def go for the Vox
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Quote by slatsmania
Vox >>> MG

That said, I'm gonna have to go ahead and recommend the AD30VT. The 30W version has an attenuator on the back of it that will enable you to get beter tones at lower volumes than the smaller amp, but it also has enough power available for jams or even small gigs should the time arrive.

If you don't want the added power, then maybe the DA5 would be a better choice. It can be powered by batteries, which is pretty cool. This way when you outgrow it, you'll still have a use for it. With the AD15, you'll just outgrow it.


word.

also, your friends are morons. i suggest new friends.
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word.

also, your friends are morons. i suggest new friends.

+52. As i said, they've been brainwashed by the marshall logo.
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#17
Vox for sure, don't even think about buying a new Marshall unless it's tube.
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#18
Wait, till your friends are older...

11-12 shall do.

They shall ourgrow their Marshall MG Phase.
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#19
Concerning the MG, you might get better answers if you try this amp

But, I'd recommend the AD15VT. I have one and it's fabulous. Or if you want more, go for the AD30VT (same amp, more wattage + attenuator).
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#20
Thanks Guys!
I really appreciate your help.
Just wanna say I'm considering buying the the DA15 not the AD15VT
Thanks again
#21
i have a DA15 that i use for practice, and it's a great amp for the price imo. However, had i the choice again, i would have preferred to get the AD15
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MGs are trash.
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#27
Marshall MG. Its power is minimum.
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