#2
I played one and thought it was pretty cool, so I don't hate them.

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#3
BECAUSE THEY'RE

they're

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#4
It's the really low end ones that are just mini amps with "MARSHALL TONE" slapped on them

Marshall tone really comes from tubes...


Although my friend could get his 100 watt MG to sound really good on certain settings with his Explorer.
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#5
I have a 30 watt MG and I don't see why people hate them, they sound pretty good
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#6
i tried them twice at a music shop, i don't mind the metal tone. but that's about it..
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#7
In reality Marshalls aren't that great.

They all have a really generic tone. (This doesn't include the handwired point-to-point 60's reissues.)
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#8
Marshall MG's suck because they like all solid state amps sound like **** when they're cranked up with distortion, most people don't realize solid state amps for the most part are made to sound better at lower volume levels, as where tube amps are meant to sound better at high volume levers
#10
Because you're paying alot for a mediocre amp and the marshall name.
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#11
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It's the really low end ones that are just mini amps with "MARSHALL TONE" slapped on them

Marshall tone really comes from tubes...


Although my friend could get his 100 watt MG to sound really good on certain settings with his Explorer.

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#12
The are an OK amp by themselves.

But they suck given the vast range of other amps you could buy for the same price, because Marshall use their logo to sell.
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#13
They're not too bad, but not a patch on other Marshalls. Not too bad, but not great. They're bearable. The reason they've got such a bad name is because it's become "cool" to MG bash.
#14
This is supposed to be in GGA not the Pit.

And people don't like MGs because they get sick of their sound after playing with them for a while, they're overpriced and people think they're amazing just because it has Marshall on the front.
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#15
I have an MG30...


...and I like it.
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#18
ive tried over 100 amps in 15 year it is the worst regardless of price. sounds like the speakers are blown
#19
Now c'mon, they're not that bad.
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#20
they sound horrible for a solidstate.. i wish i would've saved my money.. i had no clue about amps
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#21
I have an MG30, and I like it. I only use it to practice with in private wearing headphones, and it does what I expect it to do.
#23
I rented one at our rehearsal room before I got my Flextone, and I think they're ok. They do however have that specific Marshall sound and nothing else. At least they sound better than a Roland Cube.
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#24
Im not saying EVERYONE is like this, but I think some people automaticly (wf sp?) hate the mg series just because 95% of UG does, and if they do like it, they'll be labeled as the "stupid mg liker." Its utter bull****, I think the tone is O.K, sure theres better amps, but by far its better than how people treat it on this forum.
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#25
They're overpriced, re-badged, and have bad quality control. That's why I hate them.

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#27
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They're overpriced, re-badged, and have bad quality control. That's why I hate them.

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Sums it all up. I made the mistake of buying an MG30 a year ago, I loved it at first, then it broke. My second one they replaced sucked ass, and broke. So I swapped it for a Vox AD15VT. Best choice I ever made, guitar related.

Also, the other week at a rehearsal place with a new band I'm in, the only amp there I could use was a MG100DFX. It sucked balls. The distortion was sterile, and the FDD switch only made a subtle difference. The cleans weren't particularly too bad though.
#29
I have played them multiple times and I hate them. They have sterile tone, lacks dynamics, has close to 0 clraity with distortion ad a very nasal sound. Really they suck balls!
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#30
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They're not too bad, but not a patch on other Marshalls. Not too bad, but not great. They're bearable. The reason they've got such a bad name is because it's become "cool" to MG bash.



This guy is obviously trying to gain intelligence points by appearing to be an independent thinker who doesn't jump on the bandwagon. Unfortunately, sometimes the bandwagon is right, and by simply doing the opposite of the bandwagon to stay off the bandwagon, he is both every bit as bad as bandwagon-ers and also completely wrong.

Sure, some people may consider the MG to be "bearable" (although after developing virtually ANY ear for tone, this notion quickly goes away), but this alone cannot justify it being a good or even decent amp. The MG is so hated on this forum--and rightfully so--because (and this boils the hate down to its most basic level) it is an OVERPRICED practice amp that attracts inexperienced buyers (often kids or beginners) with the Marshall badge.

For an amp of its price, you deserve much much more than what you're getting, and for this reason, people should ALWAYS be warned not to purchase them. Additionally, people hate the fact that Marshall is able to achieve such wild success with such an overpriced product simply because it has their name on it---and every individual who is educated on the truth of the Marshall MG is one step in the right direction for commercial integrity and a better Marshall company in general.

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#31
overpriced, oversized practice amps.

however, kids continue to buy the half-stack version thinking it's a "proper marshall", when in reality they could get a far better amp which would bring them closer to the sound they're looking for, for the same money.
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#33
Because you should.... do a search!
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