#1
i guess i'm making this to see how well i can trust peoples thoughts on here
i'm just wondering cuz i have ran into some people that judge gain horribly, that think that just a little gain will death metal vice versa. So i was wondering what you all thought the LEVEL of the mg's "crushing overdrive" is
i know it sucks, but i personally it can barely, just barely do thrash metal, i really can't see it even doing that well (but that probably has to do with it sucking) anyway and of course i was also wondering in comparison, does the jcm 900 have as much, less, or more gain than the mg? i was thinking more but i'm not sure
anyway i'm just looking to approve of what peoples gain opinions are
oh and keep in mind i know the mg sucks, i'm just using this as an example
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#2
The gain on an MG is like mic'ing up a beehive.

I don't know much about the JCM900. But I'm fairly sure that it has much more gain than an MG.
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The gain on an MG is like mic'ing up a beehive.

I don't know much about the JCM900. But I'm fairly sure that it has much more gain than an MG.



yes i know its a beehive...
but do you agree with my gain observation?
barely thrash metal something like that?
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I was never able to find a use for the gain. I don't listen to trash metal, so I don't know much about the tone. But what I can say is that I couldn't find any sort of acceptable tone out of the gain channel. It was very weak, so I couldn't do metal at all. It was kind of a weak bluesy drive to it... I haven't used it for a long time, and when I last used it I had my ME-50 for distortion and all my tonal needs.

Couldn't really find a good rock tone, or blues tone, or metal tone. I guess maybe jazz could be done on it, kind of. If you were drunk. Then again, I also had the 15W version, so maybe the bigger ones have better tone than the cheap practice sized amps. But with mine I never found use for the gain, and a distortion pedal handled all of that for a while.

I can't describe the level of gain very well. Just that it was very weak. Very thin... very dull and boring. I don't think it was as much distortion/"crushing overdrive" as it was just buzz. It was buzzy, and that's all. Not really anything, no character or definition, just buzz. Just take the clean tone and add a bunch of buzz and you've got the gain of an MG.
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#5
The 900s I've played have about enough gain to do Metallica, more modern metal depending on how much gain you use. With an OD it definitely has enough.
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#6
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The 900s I've played have about enough gain to do Metallica, more modern metal depending on how much gain you use. With an OD it definitely has enough.



ah see thats encouraging, even if i don't play modern metal..tehe
what do you think of them in general matrixclaw?
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