#1
I read some of the reviews on the sit about this amp and they state that the amp is abysmal. A friend of mine said that it would be good as long as you have a good effects pedal (in my case ZOOM G1X) but I am still worried about purchasing this amp. I also remember a lot of UGers flaming the entire MG series so what do you guys think?

EDIT: I dont want an amp with effects, I want an amp with a good speaker to produce the best output possible from my effects pedal.
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#3
a top flight multi f/x like a GT-8/10 maybe

but its a dire amp

do not buy it at all whatsoever
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#4
DONT BUY IT! The other guitarist in my band has it and its awful. It cuts out all the time and sounds generally horrible. Hes trying to sell it and get something better because he hates it that much.
#5
The Zoom wouldn't make up for the MG's bad tone. If you can afford to get a valve amp, then do; which one will be determined by what kind of music you play. If you're limited to solid state amps, though, the Vox Valvetronix and Roland Cube series are better than the MGs. Basically, the MGs are Marshall trying to make amps with the same colour scheme as their good amps, as cheaply as possible.
#6
Please do not buy any MG or Line6 Spider amp. Just please, you'd basically be paying money for a speaker for your fx unit. It's just not worth it. If you want a cheap amp, look at the Vox AD series or Fender Solid States. Both companies have SS amps that are good to great.
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I played one today, and it was dreadful. The clean was okay at best, and the gain absolutely sucked. It sounded like angry bees in a box.
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If you cant go tube, go Cube. Seriously, the Roland Cube is amazing for a cheap Solid State.
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#10
The Zoom wouldn't make up for the MG's bad tone. If you can afford to get a valve amp, then do; which one will be determined by what kind of music you play. If you're limited to solid state amps, though, the Vox Valvetronix and Roland Cube series are better than the MGs. Basically, the MGs are Marshall trying to make amps with the same colour scheme as their good amps, as cheaply as possible.


Good point. Ive had my Vox valvetronix AD30VT since christmas and its amazing. Its brilliant for practises and home use but one downside is it only has 2 chanels to store on. The effects are brilliant too.

My advice - try a vox, it might not be the right amp for you but its well worth the money if you like it.
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If you cant go tube, go Cube. Seriously, the Roland Cube is amazing for a cheap Solid State.
The Microcube and 30 and 60 watt models are.

The 20x and 15x dont have amp modeling.
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The Microcube and 30 and 60 watt models are.

The 20x and 15x dont have amp modeling.



someone doesn't know the facts

all of them have modeling, they are "modeling amps"
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#14
THX guys. I will never consider an MG again..................ever. The Cube series looks like the way to go.
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The description of the 15 watt Cube doesn't mention amp modelling, however.
#18
my brother has one of those.

it's an amazing amp in the sense that it can make a great guitar sound awful
#19
i didnt like the cube when i played one.

get teh vox
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#20
Just keep in mind you're using pedals. You're going to need an amp that won't sound like ass with your multi chucked through it.
People don't like vox's line because of this. Well, some people I've seen anyway.
Can't say much about the cube, since I've never used one.

Are you going to be using pure clean sound on the amp and the effects pedal for distortion, overdrive, effects or whatever?

You could always look up a small tube combo. Heck, if you're using the effects pedal for your sound, why not try a epi. valve junior, or one of those new little giant things that i'm as of yet unacquainted with.
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#21
lol dont buy one.
its exactly what i did.
what many guitarists do.
everyone thinks best amps are marshall and best guitars are gibson.
not true lol.

i wouldnt recommend it.
vox valvetronix are good.

i have an mg30dfx for sale
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#22
That's because they are!

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everyone thinks best amps are marshall and best guitars are gibson.
not true lol.
#23
I used to use a zoom g2.1u through an mg and it sounded ok. Get a better amp though.
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#24
I'm intrigued...why did you use a letter "O" instead of a zero in the thread title?

It's not a very good amp, there's better things you could be getting for your money.
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#25
A keyboard amp is a good, cheap solution if you just want a speaker + power amp to put your pedal through. This only really works well if the effects pedal is really good though and if it's anything like my G2.1u then the distortion sucks balls.

You'd be best getting a good amp and then using your Zoom for effects only.
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