#1
I have not much experience with amps and i am thinking of getting a new one. I am leaning towards the vox valvetronix 30 watt but i also have a marshall mg 50DFX. So, should i sell my Mg then get the vox or stick with MG?
#3
gogogogogogo vox!
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#4
you wont get any money for the marshall there really crap

the vox is better but i reccomend saving up and buying a decent amp

the vox would be ok though if you have the money...
#5
Vox, I hate the mg series, I used to have one
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#6
you already have the marshall so dont get the vox, save up for longer and go for a bigger upgrade, you'll only want to replace the vox within the next year or 2, although the vox is much better than the MG
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#7
^ agreed, storm. Basically, if you can do a straight swap, it might be worth it. However, if you only get like £50 back on your MG and have to fork out another £70 for the vox, it's probably not. Depends how fast you can save the money too, of course.
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save up and buy any expensive tube amp and ull be set for life


And you'll constanly be trying to find a stadium big enough to crank it in....not to mention paying $200 for tubes every 3 years...ouch.


For a practice amp, I'd keep the MG because no one is going to hear it other than yourself. The vox is a little better but it's virtually no improvement at all; it's like putting a cold air intake in a Honda Civic, sure it's a little better now but it still sucks.

Maybe look into a 5-15watt class A tube combo (crate palomino, blues JR., Valve JR., JSX minicollosal) or just start saving for something more worthwhile.
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#10
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save up and buy any expensive tube amp and ull be set for life


You don't need an expensive tube amp to be set for life. There are plenty of affordable tube amps that are professional quality.

Any of those amps that MESA mentioned are good.
#11
the vox is a better choice between those two
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For a practice amp, I'd keep the MG because no one is going to hear it other than yourself. The vox is a little better but it's virtually no improvement at all; it's like putting a cold air intake in a Honda Civic, sure it's a little better now but it still sucks.


Except Honda Civics are nice, and MGs are utter rubbish.

It's more like putting shiny rims on your Ford.
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#13
Definitely Vox my friend. I recently got a Vox as a replacemnt for an MG and I couldn't be happier
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#14
are you gigging? in a band?

if not then do what i did. buy a $100 epi 5watt head and pull the plugs off ur MGs speaker, add a 1/4" input $3. and use the mgs speaker.

if you want different tones add pedals.
will stiill cost less than the vox, will intro you into the world of tube.

is great for home use and isnt expensive, so you can save until you're ready to gig.

you can always plug the MG speaker back in if you need crappy power to be heard over a drummer.
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^ One problem. Alot of guys who buy MGs buy them thinking they'll do metal, an EVJ might sound nicer, but you'll never get near metal tones.
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#17
he can always pick up a nano metal muff or some other for under $60, sounds fine too.
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^ As long as it doesn't get too muddy, that's a good idea.
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Except Honda Civics are nice, and MGs are utter rubbish.

It's more like putting shiny rims on your Ford.
Ford>Civic

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Ford>Civic

An MG is like an, MG!

British, Small, Unreliable...


Except real MGs are fun to tinker with...

And if you can find me a Ford that runs like new with 500 000+ on it, I'll agree with you.
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#22
the Vjr takes pedals well. the metal muff sounds good for the cash. it's not uber metal, but it's closer than a vox.

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Except real MGs are fun to tinker with...

And if you can find me a Ford that runs like new with 500 000+ on it, I'll agree with you.
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My neighbor has a ford aerostar with about 700,000 miles on it...

Civics are still slow, which was my point behind the statement. Unless you're dropping about $6000 into that car (H22 or K20, Turbo or Cams/Rollerrockers/Exhaust/Intake work/lighter materials) , it's pointless for performance.
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#26
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are you gigging? in a band?

if not then do what i did. buy a $100 epi 5watt head and pull the plugs off ur MGs speaker, add a 1/4" input $3. and use the mgs speaker.

if you want different tones add pedals.
will stiill cost less than the vox, will intro you into the world of tube.

is great for home use and isnt expensive, so you can save until you're ready to gig.

you can always plug the MG speaker back in if you need crappy power to be heard over a drummer.


[HYPOCRISY ALERT]yeah, and judging by these pics, jenny spent the money she saved on booze...[/HYPOCRISY ALERT]

i mean, +1. though metal through a VJ is iffy, your pedal would need to be doing most of the work.

and nice vintage 70's carpet there, jenny.
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#27
i think it'll go well with a certain couch i saw around here the other day.


and yeah, the pedal does the work on the heavy stuff, but same goes for the vox.
and what do you expect for an amp that costs about the same as a pedal.
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#28
trust people to notice a tiny portion of carpet lol

edit: i missed the pedal pic.. i was looking at the EV/MG thing..
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#29
haha, you have to bring up the furniture in the pic...

and yeah, jenny, good point.

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#30
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the Vjr takes pedals well. the metal muff sounds good for the cash. it's not uber metal, but it's closer than a vox.



Is that a behringer EQ? How is it? I'm getting one soon.
#31
^it is actually. and yes, i was shocked at how quiet it is in my rig.
just dont max out the volume level.

that's really all i wanted from it. a cheap, quiet boost.
be warned tho, it's got a plastic shell.


and haha^^^ it's actually a throw rug i tossed some gear on, cause it's soft and i like to play barefoot.
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#32
so you turn on all your pedals barefoot... doesn't that hurt? those metal muff switches look pointy... EDIT: i probably lose about a bazillion br00talz points for this...
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#33
LAf, yeah sometimes it's a bit rough, but you know i eat my wheaties.

i try to use my fuzzy slippers, but then i might fumble and miss my cue.
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#34
arg, that is a predicament.
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#35
that little valve jr would look great on top of my kustom kga 65. since the amp portion in on the top. definitely gonna snag one of those someday.
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