#1
hi everyone i just got my new guitar, epiphone les paul silverburst, and i wanted to know which amp would be the best for the different kinds of music that i play. mostly led zeppelin, blink 182, and metallica. i was lookin at an entry level marshall 15 watt or the fender 25R. which one in everyones oppinion is better? thanks
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#3
Neither.

The Marshall MG series is really quite crap. The high-end Marshalls are great amps, but the MGs are just Marshall trying to sell itself to beginners.

The low-end Fenders are pretty good in my experience, but I think you would be better off with a Vox Valvetronix.
#6
go for the roland cube, you can get great versatility out of this little beast and it belts it out as well!!
#7
the cube 30 is definatly better than the marshall. The other guy is right, MGs are just marshall trying to be bought by beginners. Umm... i dunno about thta fender, i just know that cube 30s are supposed to be the best beginner amp so.....obviously just go with that.
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#8
i had the mg 30 and it sucked sounded different everytime i plugged in i now have a vox and cube love them both cube is better for metal though
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#9
I those are your only two options, then probably the marshall. Doesn't mean the fender is no good, it just means it's not for your kind of music. I bought a fender tube amp and turned into a more stackish sound with the help of pedals, and pre loaded effects like reverb, and tone knobs. so it's your choice, although there is a new marshal model by some terry guy or something, it's red in color. might want to check it out.
good luck man!
#10
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with technology today, solid state can be just as good. I own a Marshall, Fender, and I've had a Cube and played friends Vox many times

no.....youre probably just defending them because you bought one.
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I those are your only two options, then probably the marshall. Doesn't mean the fender is no good, it just means it's not for your kind of music. I bought a fender tube amp and turned into a more stackish sound with the help of pedals, and pre loaded effects like reverb, and tone knobs. so it's your choice, although there is a new marshal model by some terry guy or something , it's red in color. might want to check it out.
good luck man!

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#14
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Alright... Personally, the MG's aren't all that bad. You either like em or you hate them. It takes a couple people dissing them and then everyone gets in line and does the same thing. Wow, so what; they don't cost 1+ grand and they aren't valve so they suck? Face it people, with technology today, solid state can be just as good. I own a Marshall, Fender, and I've had a Cube and played friends Vox many times to be completely honest, and for me anyway I like the Marshall tone. I've had it a while now and haven't had any of the problems you hear people talking about, like them breaking down, the fan gettin f'ed up and makin noise, etc.
Its all personal preference... I'd tell you to go to your music store and TRY different amps. Don't go by what people tell you... that doesn't make sense. Peoplel ike different tone. If it sounds good to YOU, why not buy it?

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#15
I can't say I'm a fan of any of the recent Marshalls like the JVM or JCM2000. The vintage modern series is quite nice though. JCM900 and JCM800 are brilliant.

Marshall's build quality and reliability just doesnt seem as good these days, neither does the tone.
#16
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Wow, so what; they don't cost 1+ grand and they aren't valve so they suck?

thats not whats wrong with them. the real problem is that they sound absolutely awful. The roland cube is solid state and cheap, but it sounds good, so people like it.
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.