I have a question about Power Amps. My Marshall head just blown out a couple days ago and I was wondering if I could use a Peavy M-2600 Power Amp as a substitute for the Marshall head. Thanks
A power amp is made to cleanly amplify whatever signal is put into it. They normally produce virtually zero gain/distortion on their own, so if you play straight through just a power amp, it will be ridiculously clean & harsh. If you're desperate, you could run a distortion pedal in front of it & it might be OK, but I'd recommend fixing the Marshall, unless it's an MG.
Yep, you'll get an extremely clean signal and nothing like gain with an amp that's not designed as a guitar amp, but probably as good as the MG in your sig does if you add a distortion pedal...I've played through a PA amp before in a pinch, but I didn't like it...kept a flanger running most of the night just to keep it from being too sterile.