#1
does anyone know anything about them??? ive heard people say that there not worth the money. are they any good ive seen that zakk wylde plays them so can they really be that bad some advice would be good
#2
zakk doesn't play them afaik he plays a modded jcm800. nothing like the MG.

They're OK (and that's it) as a practice amp but nothing more.

but you can get better for the money
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#3
ive got the mg50 and i think its really good, and dont get why people dislike them, but then again ive never tried any other mashall
#4
ok does he do a mg micro stack then?

what about them as a half stack ive seen one for arround £300 and it looks good dunno about tone tho
#5
I have a mg30 and it suited me for a while, but now ive owned it for 4 months and now I feel that for my money i could have gotten something with cleaner cleans or less grainy overdrive
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#6
don't get a half stack mg. do not. MGs are ok for practice amps, but never get a higher watt one because they sound incredibly bad when turned up.
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#7
well im looking at buying a new amp and a pedal set maybe even build my own so id be playing it on clean so im not too fussed about the inbuilt effects and stuff
#9
the whole MG series (beyond the 30 watt ones) are completely unnecessary.

IMO the only thing an MG is useful for is a practice/bedroom amp. The stacks are a waste of money, for the same amount you can get a decent valve combo if you go used. I know it's possible because I did it.

When you buy an MG you pay for the name of marshall without getting any of the things that made that name famous.
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#11
Quote by tom_1106
right ok so good praqctice amp bad anything else???

ACCEPTABLE practice amp bad anything else. I really dislike them. The guitarist in my old band had one when I was starting to play and even then I didn't think the tone was all that great. I didn't think it was bad but I knew you could get so much better.
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#12
Quote by slashrules!!!
ive had mine for nearly two years, soon im upgrading to the vintage modern

Thats just as bad.
Another overpriced marshall
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Unless you can crank it, vintage moderns don't sound good.
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#13
Well, Zakk doesn't know squat about tone, so it's understandable that he'd endorse the MG.

But yeah, they're okay practice amps.
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#15
so if i want a practice amp which i dnt look at them im looking for one i can gig with tho
#16
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#17
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so if i want a practice amp which i dnt look at them im looking for one i can gig with tho


Then stay the hell away from the MGs, they are the worst choice you could possibly make for a gigging amp, get a used tube combo; you do not need a half stack and you don't need more than 30 watts of tube power.

What genres do you play and what is your budget?
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#19
Quote by slashrules!!!
ive got the mg50 and i think its really good, and dont get why people dislike them, but then again ive never tried any other mashall


There's your problem. Try a JCM800 full stack sometime and you'll see just how ****ty the MGs are.
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#21
ok ill check ebay and places like that are marshall combos worth it and are they pricey new and used?
#22
I like the combos. They're good if you don't have room to put a 1/2 stack somewhere. I'm probably going to get a JCM800 combo soon, they usually go for $700-$1000, I was at Guitar Center the other day and a JCM800 Head alone costed $2000! So the combos are much cheaper.

But I'm talking tubes.... I believe you said you wanted just a practice amp....
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#23
well im looking for a practice amp but im also looking for a giging one when giging we usually use the inhous stuff but were starting to do bigger gigs and im looking for something that i could gig with as well incase i need to take my own amp so it means i dont have to hire one to use for the night
#24
both of those combos are too expensive. I have a half tube at home but the distortion knob is wierd... As in it has to be pushed in otherwise you don't get any sound...

Which one of these should i get?
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#25
People that say that the MG half stacks are crap at everything are total noobs

They make AWESOME bonfire lighters
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#26
^ Sigged!

And I'll second what just about everyone else is saying. I had a 10-watt MG, it was decent for bedroom practice. If you want an acceptable gigging amp, shoot for a tube combo.
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#27
After i played my friend's Marshall JVM800 with a Vigier i really understood by what people said on this forum as making your guitar sound like a girl screaming
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#28
Get a Fender Blues Junior.

More than loud enough, and with a good distortion pedal, will do any style of music under the sun.
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#29
Quote by thankyougermany
I like the combos. They're good if you don't have a stadium to play in.


Fixed.

You. Do. Not. EVER. Need. A. Half. Stack.

(Unless the amp of your choice doesn't come in combo form.)
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