#1
I know a lot of people hate this amp cuz it's not a real marshall because it's not a tube amp.
but i'm not looking to get a tube amp, i'm looking at a solid state, so is this a great solid state, maybe the best?
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#3
Peavey Transtube series amps are the best and "tubeyest" sounding solid state amps in my opinion.
#4
What type of music do you play?

And when is that practice amp thread going to be stickied? : /
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#5
No, no, and no.

...it's not a real marshall because it's not a tube amp


It is a Marshall, just sounds like crap.
#6
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I know a lot of people hate this amp cuz it's not a real marshall because it's not a tube amp.
but i'm looking to get a tube amp, i'm looking at a solid state, so is this a great solid state, maybe the best?

No... it IS a real Marshall seeing as their the company who made it.

And are you looking for a tube or SS?

Also, It's not near the best SS amp. Check out B-52's.
#7
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I know a lot of people hate this amp cuz it's not a real marshall because it's not a tube amp.
but i'm looking to get a tube amp, i'm looking at a solid state, so is this a great solid state, maybe the best?

wait, do you want tube or ss?
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It's stereo amp, and I don't think it's tube. However, for a stereo amp, it is very good. Don't plug guitar into it; just use it as hi-fi if it works.
#8
i want a ss amp
because tubes are just way too expensive
i play classic rock mainly, with some metal thrown in
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#9
you could try a marshall AVT amp

its "valve state" but thats basically marketing speak for soild state with a valve in it

you'll have to try em out first though opinion on those is devided
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i want a ss amp
because tubes are just way too expensive
i play classic rock mainly, with some metal thrown in

Tube amps aren't always really expensive. Did you look at any used?
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i'm looking at a solid state, so is this a great solid state, maybe the best?


Horrible solid state, probably the worst?
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^ because for super high gain, or super clean cleans. but thats about it. Roland JC-120 or one of thsoe big randall 350w SS
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Take it from an MG owner......

DO. NOT. BUY. IT.

Do what UnsignedRecords says. I wish I had known about this place before I wasted money. I have my MG set to the best possible tone (thankfully, mine has a "tube emulation" switch, which makes it bearable) and I still don't like it.

Whatever you do, do not get an MG. They are okay for just practicing, I suppose, since that is what they were made for. But for anything else, NO.
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You've been quoted before and i'll quote you as well, TS listen to UnsignedRecords all those amps should be better than the MG. So long as you can get a good pedal for the heavier stuff.

Also if you want to go SS don't get the 100 watt MG, over sized and overpriced.
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#21
IF you HAVE to have a SS then get a Vox AD50VT
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$10 he still considers getting the mg
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^ $10 says the guitarist from my old band bought a MG because i had a marshall....then when one of his friends offered to buy him a new amp (any amp he wanted), he bought another MG, just like the one he had. Man i wish i had friends like that. The today he's putting a Super Distortion in his SG-x
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^ $10 says the guitarist from my old band bought a MG because i had a marshall....then when one of his friends offered to buy him a new amp (any amp he wanted), he bought another MG, just like the one he had. Man i wish i had friends like that. The today he's putting a Super Distortion in his SG-x

if that's not sarcasm, that's the largest amount of tonal fail I've ever heard of. Does he have a razorback, as well?

Anyway TS, if you want any other fellow guitarist to think you're a n00b, then get the MG Half Stack. Hell, get the Full Stack so they think you're a n00b with money.

I'd check out the Peavey Windsor, Peavey Classic 30, Crate Palomino, or Vox AC15 if you'd like to improve your tone.
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$10 he still considers getting the mg


They've got that crushing distortion, who wouldn't be tempted!
#26
^^ no it wasnt sarcasm. he told me that today and i almost cried. no he has a Gibson SG-X that he just put a dimarzio (?) super distortion pup in it. Hes tone deaf, i tried to help him.

^ idk how i can turn down that crushing distortion, i think i might just sell all my gear, buy an LP-100 and a MG 150w full stack so i can look cool and have that br00tal crushing distortion!
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^^ ahaha, the attraction is just so powerful
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#28
You should pick up a Roland Blues Cube 60 off of Ebay. It's a solid state with a distinctive tube like tone and feel. I have one, and well not as good as my actual tube amp, it can hold its own against a real tube amp and can actually sometimes do vintage tones better than my real tube amp because the tube amp I have is voiced for modern stuff.
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#30
^ well i guess thats one of the millions of amps i havent tried. sorry
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#32
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^ well i guess thats one of the millions of amps i havent tried. sorry



Not suprising, they aren't in production anymore

They aren't quite as compressed as most solid state amps, you can pick em up really cheap on ebay.
#33
well, no response from the TS yet...
well, mr TS, buy that MG if you still want to...
but dont go crying back here and say we didnt warn ye...
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#34
TS:

Hey! I know it's probably no fun having 18 people in a row tell you that the amp of your dreams, a "Marshall stack," sucks ass. Only YOU can tell if you're happy with your sound or not. Go to your local Guitar Center (or equivalent), and play as many as the amps as you can that have been suggested here. My personal favorite in the $500 USD range is the Peavey ValveKings. They're all-tube amps and sound great from clean to dirty. Throw a dirt pedal in front of it, and you'll get enough gain to do metal, AND put a big smile on your face.

And if you REALLY want a half-stack, buy that Epiphone SoCal 50 half-stack on sale at Musician's Friend for only $499, which includes the head AND the 4x12 cab. Put a dirt pedal in front of that (since it doesn't quite have the gain to do metal), and I guarantee, you'll like it about a million times better than the MG.

Okay, now here's the part where I get flamed . . . if you REALLY want a "Marshall half-stack" go ahead and buy the Marshall MG412 cabinet for $279. It's not nearly as bad as the head, and with the right amp, I think it actually sounds pretty goddamned good [okay, begin flaming . . . NOW!]. Then put just about ANY head on top of that EXCEPT the MG head, and you'll be in business. In fact, you could even try that $150 Epi Valve Jr. clone, the Blackheart head, when it comes out in a couple weeks. Put THAT on top of the MG412, and it'll sound about a triillion times better than the MG head through that cabinet.

Okay, here's another one . . . get a Hartke 60-Watt hybrid head, the GT60, and put THAT on top of the MG412. The Hartke has a real 12AX7 tube-based preamp in it, so it may actually sound pretty decent. Plus, it looks like a "real" amp head, and probably looks ultra-bitchin' on top of that Marshall cab. Guess how much the Hartke head is??? It's only $149!!! So, $279 + $149 = $428. For ONLY $428, you get that, "Marshall stack look," plus, kind of a decent hybrid amp head with a tube preamp, that'll have plenty enough Watts for most situations. Folks are sure to flame my suggestions, but I'm assuming (never played through the Hartke) this will still sound way better than the MG head (maybe not, try it for yourself and see).
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#35
No, it's the reason why solid state amps get such bad rep...

You're still going to buy it aren't you?
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#37
You've already got a line6spider, which is better than the MG anyway (Yes it IS that bad)
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#38
ahah man this is turning how to be more fun than anything
idk i really don't see the mg being as bad as the spider 3, just no way
i'll go try it out
haven't yet
and i'll get back to you guys when i do
who knows
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#39
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ahah man this is turning how to be more fun than anything
idk i really don't see the mg being as bad as the spider 3, just no way
i'll go try it out
haven't yet
and i'll get back to you guys when i do
who knows



the main thing with the MG series, is that its intended as a practise amp...
so when it's in head/cab form...it kinda defeats the point, and is just a marketing ploy to pray on people who havent much experience with gear...or even those who havent developed an ear for tone yet.

just because it's a "stack" doesnt mean you're going to be able to crank it really loud and it's going to sound good.

i guarantee that it won't.

it'll sound like it's struggling when you get past about 4/10 on the volume...if its anything like the MG100 combo.

Please trust me when i tell you that there are way better ways to spend your money that don't look like you're trying to compensate for a small appendage.
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ahah man this is turning how to be more fun than anything
idk i really don't see the mg being as bad as the spider 3, just no way
i'll go try it out
haven't yet
and i'll get back to you guys when i do
who knows

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ts, you're making a big mistake, just think about it.
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