#1
im curious as to why no one seems likes marshall MG's.

i'm asking a serious question, so im requesting legit input from people
#3
the small ones are OK as practice amps but the halfstack and bigger combos are crap for the money.
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#5
because your guitar playing sounds better when its not plugged in.
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#6
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#7
Do you like them? If youve played them then youve probably heard a sound similar to a dog shatting on a rattlesnake while simultaneously being raped by a wildebeest.

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#8
i got a MG .. and i'm totally fine with it.

i liked it and i got it.

i know its not a JCM or an SLP, but then again i didnt want to save up 2000(+/-) dollars for one either.. im pretty content with it honestly.

i just never hear any good reviews about it for real, and i'm rather curious.
#9
i got teh MG50
And it sounds alright to me ^o)
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#11
Okay with practice amps if your leave them on the clean setting. Otherwise it sounds like a hive of bees Africanized inside the speaker.

I have a amp modeler that i run before it, so i don't care.
#12
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you seem to be pretty offended with them dude

put it this way, buying a Marshall MG is like me taping a danelectro £12 distortion pedal to a speaker scrawling Marshall on it and charging you £200
#13
^indeed.
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#14
the smaller ones are actually pretty damn decent practice amps, but yeah they are absolutely horrible the further up you go. but i have to say, nothing is as bad as the line 6 spider series. i hate those with a passion. line 6's effects are great though.
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#16
For value they aren't bad... I have a crate combo which people classify in the same category as MG's, but with my Zoom pedal, it sounds better than 90% of these cheap tube combos people suggest, and it offers a much larger variety of sounds, with effects.
If its not tube, people say it sucks no matter what.
#17
From what I've heard, they're good for practising in your bedroom, but that's about it.
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#18
I have one... Actually, it's almost decent. I can get some goodish distortion from it with some tweaking. I wish I'd gotten a Peavey Valveking or something instead though...
#19
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the smaller ones are actually pretty damn decent practice amps, but yeah they are absolutely horrible the further up you go. but i have to say, nothing is as bad as the line 6 spider series. i hate those with a passion. line 6's effects are great though.


Those aren't as bad as people say either.
#21
They have bad tone compared to higher end amps, and they are known for their terrible reliability. In my experience, my MG30 blew up after three weeks. It is much more practical to keep saving for a different amp.
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#22
because they just don't sound good. they sound like **** flowing out of a speaker.

other than the small practice amps, once you get into the 50 watt and halfstack areas, it sounds like all the atrocious things described above.

you can't expect to get a good sound from an amp that sounds like a pack of heyenas raping a beehive.
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#23
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why tho.. is what im asking.



for the price that you pay, the tone is astonishingly bad, especially the OD channel. Theres many many amps in the same price range that lend to much better tone.
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#24
I played through my both my friend seths Spider, and my friend damians MG, Both having the useless stack versions FYI and while they both had shoddy tone, i liked the spider much more. the MG is.. welll.. you might as well get a cheap subwoofer and put an input jack on it.
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#25
I used to use one all the time because it was all I could afford, and at the time I didn't think it was that bad. Then I used something else, and I realized the error of my ways.
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#26
I have a MG halfstack and i love it, and im not a noob, ive been playing for 10 years, so i know what im doing. Granted, i use a line6 pod xt live which is where the majority of my tone comes from. bottom line is you dont need the most expensive **** in the world. the thing i love most about my amp is if something goes bad at show (which it will, all the time), i can go buy another one without having to take a loan out.

ps, im not someone who doesnt care about their tone, im tweeking my tone every day, and i think it sounds badass. Of course when the day comes that i can afford a jsx head, with mesa cabs, and two jc-120's for clean tones, i probably wont use the mg much, but for the next couple of years, my mg will be kicking ass!
#27
My MG15 practice amp does it's job pretty damn well. I like the OD tone.
#28
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I have a MG halfstack and i love it, and im not a noob, ive been playing for 10 years, so i know what im doing. Granted, i use a line6 pod xt live which is where the majority of my tone comes from. bottom line is you dont need the most expensive **** in the world. the thing i love most about my amp is if something goes bad at show (which it will, all the time), i can go buy another one without having to take a loan out.

ps, im not someone who doesnt care about their tone, im tweeking my tone every day, and i think it sounds badass. Of course when the day comes that i can afford a jsx head, with mesa cabs, and two jc-120's for clean tones, i probably wont use the mg much, but for the next couple of years, my mg will be kicking ass!


yeah thats exactly what i do. Pod live into the clean channel.
#29
as far as reliability... ive had mine for a year and ive done a few shows with it. and i have two cabs.

i am not fond of its OD tone.. there is no crunch to it at all. but i messed around with a few distortion boxes and settled on a fuzzbox and with it. it doesnt sound bad at all really
#30
They were originally just small 'starter-level' amps but Marshall soon realized that there was a market for people that wanted a big meaty Marshall amp, but perhaps couldn't afford, say, a JCM. So, they made the MG's bigger and bigger, until they were just as big and powerful as JCM's, just nowhere near as good and far cheaper, and people buy them because they are fairly cheap half-stacks with that big shiny Marshall name.
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#31
yeah .. i originally wanted an slp marshall head. but there was just no way i was gunna blow 2000 dollars on a amp (excluding cabs)
#33
I guess this would be a good place to say I love the tone of my Spider, and one of my guitarist friends wants to buy a Spider because he loves the tone of mine. They're really great amps, but I've never tried an MG before.
#34
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Now, back on topic. People don't like MG amps because they are: Overpriced, sterile sounding, the built in effects are weak, you can get better for the money and the bigger ones are just glorified practice amps.

Oh and, one more thing. SEARCH BAR!!!

There's like a 'y do u h8 MG/Spider, dey r teh br00talz' thread everyday!
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#35
I seriously tried to like my friend's Marshall MG 100 watt, but I just couldn't do it. It's just SO terrible. The cleans are sterile and the distortion just sounds so artificial, I was never more aware of playing a solid state amp than when I was playing his MG. Try a good tube combo and you'll see what good tone is, I can't play my Roland Cube after playing my Peavey 6505, and that's a far better amp.
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