#1
hey guys

I've been playing guitar for about 2 years now and im thinking about getting another amp. Even though I don't have the cash for it yet im seriously considering moving on to a more powerful amp that i can play live and at practice. Right now im using an Ibanez GSZ 120 through a Starfire Mega 10 (its a 20 watt amp) and i use a boss mt-2 metalzone pedal for drive. Im thinking about getting a Marshall 50 watt (any series).what do u guys think?Will it be sufficient to put on a good show live?also i wanna know...is it possible to use a 20 watt amp (like my starfire) to play live? It has a line out so im just wondering...

Thanks for your time guys
#2
Quote by Saffron_Inferno
hey guys

I've been playing guitar for about 2 years now and im thinking about getting another amp. Even though I don't have the cash for it yet im seriously considering moving on to a more powerful amp that i can play live and at practice. Right now im using an Ibanez GSZ 120 through a Starfire Mega 10 (its a 20 watt amp) and i use a boss mt-2 metalzone pedal for drive. Im thinking about getting a Marshall 50 watt (any series).what do u guys think?Will it be sufficient to put on a good show live?also i wanna know...is it possible to use a 20 watt amp (like my starfire) to play live? It has a line out so im just wondering...

Thanks for your time guys


marshall's always the easy option but you may benifit from another make of amp like a randall or something like that? depends what you're planning on playing man
#5
If you go with marshall any JCM series will do the trick. Though I would recommend you to look into other brands aswell since there might be something you like better. Btw, marshall is great at tube amps. If you can't afford a tube amp, don't go marshall since their non-tube amps are very overpriced...
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#6
I think the cheapest/best route to go here would be to get a Big Muff PI (NYC). Its great for really grungy sounding distortion. But I would still get a tube amp of some sort. I like the way Fender amps sound with the Big Muff a lot. The Peavey Classic 30 is good too. Anything that sounds clean is gonna work well with it.
#7
Any JCM Marshall will do the trick, but if you don't have that much money do not get a DSL/TSL. The Heavier gain stages are very fizzy indeed. And if you get a Big Muff you will need to have a clean sounding amp under it. The muff doesn't sound half as good with a Overdriven amp under it.
#8
Do not get a 50w Marshall from the MG or AVT/Valvestate series as they are crap. Your best bet if you are buying a brand new Marshall is to go for a DSL 401. It will do the trick nicely paired up with a EHX Big Muff/Little Big Muff. The amp will be more than sufficient for anything up to playing stadium rock.