#1
im getting a new amp, and have decided either

-MG100DFX
-MG250DFX

im guessing the 2x50 would be louder, but it sacrifices the seperate overdrive channels and crunch etc.

tell me which i should get and why etc etc etc.

you know the score.

thanks.
#2
Don't buy an MG. Trust me. They sound ****.

Tube FTW!
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#3
quick, put on some flame armor!!!
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#5
neither both are terrible amps
unless your gigging you do not need 100+ even 75+ W
if your gigging you do not wan teither of these amps
#6
any suggestions then?

i would be gigging at least to some extent.

+ the fx on those would come in handy (especially with the footswitch) as i dont have enough to get both a new amp and a decent fx unit
#7
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neither both are terrible amps
unless your gigging you do not need 100+ even 75+ W
if your gigging you do not wan teither of these amps


neither if you intend to use one at all.
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#8
if you want solid state, everyone seems to say a used randall warhead is a good buy, it has built in effects and eq. It's basically a metal only amp though
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#9
Quote by conman25
any suggestions then?

i would be gigging at least to some extent.

+ the fx on those would come in handy (especially with the footswitch) as i dont have enough to get both a new amp and a decent fx unit


What kind of music do you play, and how much can you afford to spend? Getting a good amp is more important than effects. Much more. So I'd get an amp and then save for effects later if I were you.
#10
What kind of music do you play? Tube combos or less powerful tube half stacks should work fine.
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#11
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They both suck, so neither

What's your budget and what kind of music do you play?



budget: up to £250
genre: indie/alternative/rock (or whatever its called these days)
#12
for the same kind of price tag, the fender princeton 650 dsp or the stage 100 would do you fine. They both sound ok and have the digital effects and an onboard tuner
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#13
You're not gonna get anything good for that price, except maybe a Peavey Valveking combo...
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#14
Maybe try getting a used Fender Blues Jr. or Laney VC15/30? Either of those will probably be good enough, though the Blues Jr. may need to be pushed a little for rock. Alternatively, save a little to be able to get something better.
#15
although obviously i want something decent, it doesnt have to be amazing or anything as im only a 15yr old kid playing in a band with some mates.

are the two marshalls really that bad? cause ive played a few and they seem ok
#16
Quote by conman25
are the two marshalls really that bad? cause ive played a few and they seem ok


Yes. Whilst they may sound good now, your ear will develop and soon you'll realise that they aren't that good. A valve amp will sound much, much better than a Marshall MG.
#17
mind you, basically any cheaper amp built in dsp is trying to lure you into getting it because of it's features.

screw "fancy" features and focus on the tone of the amp, which you'll learn to be more important. you'd definitely appreciate it more when you ear develops more, but doing yourself this favor now will save you tons of misery

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/vc15-110/67333
a very good amp for people in the UK, as the price for it by you is in your favor. check out the laney thread, people love 'em.

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/vc30-112/380
a 30watt version of the one above.

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/74524
i haven't heard of anyone trying this one yet, as it's a very new amp, but it might be what you're looking for.
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#18
Well you want some built in effects and still have some good tones, maybe the Vox Valvetronix would be the way to go. I don't wanna push you into getting a tube amp, but for the most part they will sound much better especially for gigging purposes. How available are Peaveys where you are? Maybe try looking for a used Classic 30..?
#20
definitely a Vox AD50VT for you (it even has a marshall setting that sounds better than the MG )
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#22
Quote by conman25
what about a fender fm212 dsp?

i know its solid state, but are they any good?

read my other post, i edited it with some suggestions.

and the fender frontman is shit... stay away.
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#23
EVS is a pretty nice amp, but you'll be very hard put to play clean at gigs. if you think you won't really need cleans then it's definitely worth a look, with the extra £40 or so you can buy yourself a digitech bad monkey. should do all of those bands except pantera
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#24
Quote by Storm_Bringer_
definitely a Vox AD50VT for you (it even has a marshall setting that sounds better than the MG )



thankyou bro, i think youve just found me my next amp

only im getting the Vox AD 50VT 212

cheers though
#26
i don't think OD pedals react too well with modelling amps, such as the vox ad series.

either that or modulation effects.
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#27
^ used tube screamer style boxes, clean boosts, delays, phasers, etc both digital and analog with the little 15 watter and they always sounded great. its a shyte myth someone spread around just because their ds-1 didnt work with their cube.
#28
ah i see. i never used both at the same time, so i wouldn't know.

i'm also offended that my 10minutes of suggestion hunting was ignored
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#29
yeah i tried an OD through a vox ad sounded fine, or was it dist. can't remember. anyway, as unsignedrecords suggested before the laney VC series is definitely definitely worth a look and probably your best bet, but the 30 watter (which would be preferable) is a stretch over your budget, but worth it. The peavey windsor studio isn't out yet but it looks to be a good so might be wort waiting for it

(feel any better USR? )
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#30
haha thanks you.
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#31
Many people are saying that because they run distortion through the dirty channel and are like "ZOMG iT cant dO teh br00talz!"

But still, there are many amps that take dist. better than modelling.
Ben
#33
Quote by TehJermie
^ used tube screamer style boxes, clean boosts, delays, phasers, etc both digital and analog with the little 15 watter and they always sounded great. its a shyte myth someone spread around just because their ds-1 didnt work with their cube.


aye. if i can use a df-7 modelling a ts-9 into a zoom g2 modelling a peavey 5150 and get half decent results.. i imagine a warm slightly fuzzy OD should work ok in a modelling amp.
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