#1
what would you suggest if you can buy MG50dfx for $120, or Microcube for $120(SAME PRICE!!)
i play metal like system of a down
#3
I wouldn't ask any advice here for a solid state amp, as the people here are apparently all against them, and think tubes are all elite.
#4
Quote by await_thewinter
I wouldn't ask any advice here for a solid state amp, as the people here are apparently all against them, and think tubes are all elite.

They are mostly, but microcubes are very nice practice amps for metal. Don't **** on everyone just because you don't agree. Now if the TS had $700 he could get a tube amp that would be much much better. He has $120 so the microcube is what he should get.
#5
tube amps are elite. dont care who you are, you should agree with that. but you dont need one until you can play well enough to put it to good use
#6
Quote by await_thewinter
I wouldn't ask any advice here for a solid state amp, as the people here are apparently all against them, and think tubes are all elite.



somewhat correct, somewhat ignorant. People despise the MG because of the higher Watt ones being overpiced and pointless.

But people recommend the Cube every single day.

TS go with the cube
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The Microcube has more balls than the MG halfstack.
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microcubes are great practice amps.
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#9
The microcube is a great practice amp for metal like acdcrocks said. Go for it and upgrade to tube when you need something loud for a band.

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I wouldn't ask any advice here for a solid state amp, as the people here are apparently all against them, and think tubes are all elite.


Oh lighten up. Just because everybody here can agree that your amp should be thrown out a window and you should get a new one isn't a good reason to go and get your period early. We do like some solid state amps, but we recommend tube amps when people start developing an ear for tone and want to upgrade their amps.
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im against solid state amps. i won't lie. tube amp breakup sounds so much better. you can't disagree with that. so if tube amps just sound better, why would you get a solid state amp?

i don't think tube amps are elite. they're the holy grail.
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Definately the Microcube.
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This is funny considering how the microcube is all digital.

So is the MG?
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So is the MG?

No it isn't. It's just a bad SS amp.

To await_thewinter, for that amount of money, there is NOWAY anyone can get a good tube amp for what he needs. That is why SS and digital amps exist. For beginners who need something to make them louder for cheap. Once they get more money/develop an ear for tone, they will probably upgrade to something not digital or SS.
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Microcube, MGs suck and the cube has great amp models.
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This is funny considering how the microcube is all digital.


Thats sad then.. How a digital amp out performs a SS amp.
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await_thewinter, quit whining.

Threadstarter, GET THE MICROCUBE.
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im against solid state amps. i won't lie. tube amp breakup sounds so much better. you can't disagree with that. so if tube amps just sound better, why would you get a solid state amp?

i don't think tube amps are elite. they're the holy grail.


Tube amp breakup is only worth caring about if you'll use it. If you play all cleans, all heavily distorted, or a mix of both with no 'on the verge of break-up' tubes aren't inherently better anymore.

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Thats sad then.. How a digital amp out performs a SS amp.


Don't worry, we're likely less then 10 years away from digital amps outperforming high end SS and all but the nicest valve amps. As the price of good AD/DA converters comes down, the quality of low-end digital amps will go up.

To the TS, if all you want is loud the MG is better. It'll sound awful and in a few weeks you'll want a pedal for your distortion, but it will be louder. If you're just going to practise in your room, get the Cube, my brother has one and it sounds pretty nice.
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If you play all cleans, all heavily distorted, or a mix of both with no 'on the verge of break-up' tubes aren't inherently better anymore.


Tubes allow far more articulation on the part of the player than Solid State does.
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#23
Dude, get the microcube.No MG. Not worth the money, plus not many lower end marshalls can handle metal in the slightest.

Cube.

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#24
I know it's more expensive, but has anyone seen the new microcube rx? it's $229, has 4, 4inch speakers, stero I think, all the amp models of 30x I believe, plus some sort of rhythm gadget built in too. I think it's 5 watts.

I've always hear that you don't want less than an 8 or 10 inch speaker, but I guess for bedroom levels, does it matter?

Has anyone seen this and do you think it's a rip for the price?
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what would you suggest if you can buy MG50dfx for $120, or Microcube for $120(SAME PRICE!!)
i play metal like system of a down



is this for bedroom, or with a band?
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#26
Mabye I'm insane...but I'd take the MG. If they're both effectivly practice amps at the same price point, and one can be used for more than practice (even at the sacrifice of a little tone), then it's a more flexable and useful choice for a new player.
#27
Dude, how many threads have you posted on this topic now?
Go with the microcube, IF it's only bedroom practice......
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