#1
I plan on buying a Marshall head soon. Is it necessary for me to get a Marshall speaker to get the most out of it? Or, will it even work with other speakers, without damaging either piece?

Possibly stupid question, but I should make sure.
#2
it works with other speakers but they give a different sound (closed back as opposed to open back cabs) you should try a couple cabs with the same head just too see if you can find a sound you really like.
#3
as long as the ohms match up for both the head and the speaker cab, you should be fine.

and please, tell me you're not getting a marshall MG stack.
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#5
you need speakers to go with the head or it wont work, in fact it will damage your amp terribly if you turn it on without being attached to a speaker cabinet.

also, what marshall head are you planning on getting? if its the mg you shouldn't get it.
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#6
^turning it on without attaching it to a speaker will not damage it, you just won't hear anything
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#7
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#8
Quote by Sam_Prillaman
^turning it on without attaching it to a speaker will not damage it, you just won't hear anything

wrong.

never turn on an amp head without a proper speaker cab hooked up to it. especially if it's a tube amp.

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Quote by Tom-sawyer
I know they're ****...

Your money will help me in the future with other JVMs.

does that mean you're getting the MG or the JVM?
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#9
Quote by Sam_Prillaman
^turning it on without attaching it to a speaker will not damage it, you just won't hear anything

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wrong.
I'm pretty sure solid state heads don't give a carp if nothing's connected, or the wrong thing is connected (impedance, etc).
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So, what are you getting (we all love a good *good* Marshall story)?
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#14
Most likely a product in the JVM series. Not sure exactly which one; I'll need to try them out first. If you like a specific JVM head over the other, I'll prioritize it.

Why JVM? I've heard (and seen practically) they 're the best for Metal.
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Quote by Tom-sawyer
Most likely a product in the JVM series. Not sure exactly which one; I'll need to try them out first. If you like a specific JVM head over the other, I'll prioritize it.

Why JVM? I've heard (and seen practically) they 're the best for Metal.


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#16
Quote by Tom-sawyer
Most likely a product in the JVM series. Not sure exactly which one; I'll need to try them out first. If you like a specific JVM head over the other, I'll prioritize it.

Why JVM? I've heard (and seen practically) they 're the best for Metal.

Well, if you NEED it to be Marshall, and you play modern metal with a British voicing, then yeah.

But there are other metal amps out there, depending on what kind of metal tone you want.
#17
You don't have to have it connected to a speaker, you take the speaker off to bias an amp, so by your theory correctly biasing an amp would kill it.
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Well, if you NEED it to be Marshall, and you play modern metal with a British voicing, then yeah.

But there are other metal amps out there, depending on what kind of metal tone you want.


+1

i've only tried the 4 channel jvm. it was actually quite nice, but there are a lot of options.
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#19
mesa boogie son! if you want a good metal toned marshall, get the KK signature. yeah kerry sucks, but the amp doesn't.
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#20
Quote by Tom-sawyer
Most likely a product in the JVM series. Not sure exactly which one; I'll need to try them out first. If you like a specific JVM head over the other, I'll prioritize it.

Why JVM? I've heard (and seen practically) they 're the best for Metal.



Try out a peavey 6505+ too


they are great too. Peavey has a bit more low end thump, but not the classic marshall tone.
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#21
By the way, I apologise unreservedly for assuming you bought the MG series.

That's the last time I use join date to guess someone's gear plans

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#22
Quote by travd92
mesa boogie son! if you want a good metal toned marshall, get the KK signature. yeah kerry sucks, but the amp doesn't.


Well, I'm planning on trying out amps by Mesa Boogie, Orange, Peavey and of course Marshall.

Whatever I like best I'll come home with, though based on youtube vids of various gear, I think it'll be a JVM head.
#23
The Cornford Hellcat might be worth a try, although its going to be extremely expensive if you're in the states mind you..