#1
I am definitely leaning towrads a Marshall Amp for Christmas, I was thinking 300 - 600 dollars. Suggestions please!! I want a good rock tone out of my amp if that helps any. I play classic rock and blues.
#2
No marshall for you with that budget good sir

edit: unless you buy used.
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I am definitely leaning towrads a Marshall Amp for Christmas, I was thinking 300 - 600 dollars. Suggestions please!! I want a good rock tone out of my amp if that helps any. I play classic rock and blues.


Oh there are coming guys here soon that are gonna be sooo jealous of you because you buy a Marshall while they're stuck with their Randalls, Rolands, Peaveys or whatever lol, but don't worry :p Marshall's still great
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Oh there are coming guys here soon that are gonna be sooo jealous of you because you buy a Marshall while they're stuck with their Randalls, Rolands, Peaveys or whatever lol, but don't worry :p Marshall's still great

But you want to switch to Orange
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Maybe switch to Orange, but that's Orange
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ignoring your price range (lol), you should save up more and get a JCM900 with a 1980 cab.
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I am definitely leaning towrads a Marshall Amp for Christmas, I was thinking 300 - 600 dollars. Suggestions please!! I want a good rock tone out of my amp if that helps any. I play classic rock and blues.

There are no Marshalls worth getting in your price range unless you go used, and even then I don't think there's anything that's ideal.

Peavey Classic 30 or Crate Palomino V32

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ignoring your price range (lol), you should save up more and get a JCM900 with a 1980 cab.

For classic rock and blues? Riiiight....
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in your price range id look at the peavey windsor. Its not great but its basically a marshall clone in your price range (almost.. you can probably haggle down to 600 for the head and cab)
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#10
The only thing you'd be able to get would be an MG or an AVT.

DO NOT DO THIS.

Save up and wait for a JCM 800 or something. And before you get bent on Marshall, go and try a plethora of amps, then you'll know what you really want.
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#11
You can get decent halfstack for 600 but nothing beats a marshall tube amp.
Also orange amps are good for a vintage rock sound.

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You can get decent halfstack for 600 but nothing beats a marshall tube amp.
Also orange amps are good for a vintage rock sound.


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For classic rock and blues? Riiiight....


i guess we have different ideas of classic rock. definitely not for blues, though.
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There are no Marshalls worth getting in your price range unless you go used, and even then I don't think there's anything that's ideal.

Peavey Classic 30 or Crate Palomino V32


For classic rock and blues? Riiiight....

he might be able to get lucky with a dsl 401. ive seen them go for 600, but then he'd have to pay shipping too...
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Why does it have to be a Marshall?
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^exactly what i was thinking. i love the classic marshall tone that comes from cranked plexis and jcm800s, but if i was playing classic rock and blues -- especially in that pricerange -- i'd look elsewhere. a peavey classic might work well for you, but also look into used fenders and the like. you might be able to find a blues deluxe used in your pricerange.
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Why else? It's the most publicised brand on the market.
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#19
a marshall dsl401 can be found in that price range used
in fact, i once found one at that big guitar center sale for just $300! and i had the money, just not with me
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Why else? It's the most publicised brand on the market.


following that superior path of logic, everyone on these boards should like soulja boy and justin timberlake more than dream theater and radiohead.
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#22
just get what you want dude. just spend $600 on a Marshall that you think it's worth $600. there's the $600 worth of logo.
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The Answer is: NO.

Tell people your budget, what music you want to play, they'll recommend and amp.

Reason being Marshalls do make great amps, but you have to be able to afford it. And you can't. Don't confuse their great amps for their lower end stuff.. I did!
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The Answer is: NO.

Tell people your budget, what music you want to play, they'll recommend and amp.

Reason being Marshalls do make great amps, but you have to be able to afford it. And you can't. Don't confuse their great amps for their lower end stuff.. I did!

so did i.
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Oh there are coming guys here soon that are gonna be sooo jealous of you because you buy a Marshall while they're stuck with their Randalls, Rolands, Peaveys or whatever lol, but don't worry :p Marshall's still great


STUCK?!

DID YOU JUST SAY STUCK?!

There are actually lots of amps I'd rather have than some Marshalls tbh.

Marshall aren't as great today as they used to be.

Anyway threadstaret, check out a Ceriatone 18 watter too. Great Marshall 18 watt clone.
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I am definitely leaning towrads a Marshall Amp for Christmas, I was thinking 300 - 600 dollars. Suggestions please!! I want a good rock tone out of my amp if that helps any. I play classic rock and blues.


The best, lowest end Marshall is the DSL401, and that sells for over $1000. And, frankly, there are lower priced amps out there that I like A LOT better. The Traynor YCV 50 Blue does a great Marshall crunch for less money, and offers better cleans as well.

For your budget, the best amp would probably be a Peavey Classic 30. New, they sell for $600, but you can regularly find them for $400 and under, used.

Please don't buy an amp just 'cause it says, "Marshall" in pretty cursive letters on the front. Many, many people have ended up with crappy, overpriced amps that way.
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Oh there are coming guys here soon that are gonna be sooo jealous of you because you buy a Marshall while they're stuck with their Randalls, Rolands, Peaveys or whatever lol, but don't worry :p Marshall's still great


this guy brings phailness to this thread. why the **** would a marshall be better just cuz the brand name? if i played like heavy heavy death metal like behemoth, or children of bodom, why the hell would i be jealous of a marshall? there are rolands, randalls, and peaveys that r better than marshalls (depends which one, and wat music u play). this guy probably thinks MGs would own randalls, rolands, and peaveys.
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#28
Either buy a used tube combo now (some other brand) or save up way more money for a real, non-MG non-AVT Marshall. Valveking is an option new but I find that Marshall users don't think it sounds much like a Marshall, and I concur.
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The best, lowest end Marshall is the DSL401, and that sells for over $1000. And, frankly, there are lower priced amps out there that I like A LOT better. The Traynor YCV 50 Blue does a great Marshall crunch for less money, and offers better cleans as well.

For your budget, the best amp would probably be a Peavey Classic 30. New, they sell for $600, but you can regularly find them for $400 and under, used.

Please don't buy an amp just 'cause it says, "Marshall" in pretty cursive letters on the front. Many, many people have ended up with crappy, overpriced amps that way.


+1

for comparison, here in the UK the traynor is about 50% more expensive than the dsl401.
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this guy brings phailness to this thread. why the **** would a marshall be better just cuz the brand name? if i played like heavy heavy death metal like behemoth, or children of bodom, why the hell would i be jealous of a marshall? there are rolands, randalls, and peaveys that r better than marshalls (depends which one, and wat music u play). this guy probably thinks MGs would own randalls, rolands, and peaveys.


But who cares about like heavy heavy death metal? can't listen to that sh*t anyways.
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Well the point was that Marshalls isn't the "end of all amps".

Rather opposite. I kind of dislike Marshalls. They can barely do their good amps good, the reissues being WAY INFERIOR to the originals.
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But who cares about like heavy heavy death metal? can't listen to that sh*t anyways.

Why don't you just stfu before you embarrass yourself further? Marshall amps have a special status in rock history, like Fender and Gibson guitars, that much is true. That doesn't mean that Marshall amps are the best amps in the world. The name means nothing. There are heaps of manufacturers that make better amps, and that don't ruin their reputation by selling overpriced low-end amps solely because of a well known logo.

And even if you don't enjoy death metal, there are lots of people who do. For their style (and most other styles) there are much better amps than Marshalls.
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ive found three jcm 2000 this week for about 575...didnt buy them cuz i want a mesa dual recto.
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Why don't you just stfu before you embarrass yourself further? Marshall amps have a special status in rock history, like Fender and Gibson guitars, that much is true. That doesn't mean that Marshall amps are the best amps in the world. The name means nothing. There are heaps of manufacturers that make better amps, and that don't ruin their reputation by selling overpriced low-end amps solely because of a well known logo.

And even if you don't enjoy death metal, there are lots of people who do. For their style (and most other styles) there are much better amps than Marshalls.


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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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