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#1 murpay

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 08:54 AM

Anyone have any experience with either of these amps? http://www.musicians...kage?sku=483068 or http://www.musicians...kage?sku=482807 ? Im Looking to upgrade from my Roland Cube 30 and these are roughly around the price range I'm looking at. I was just wondering what your thoughts would be on these. I play mostly Classic Rock i guess nothing to heavy.
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:32 PM

Ive not played either of those but have had experience with other DFX models, the smaller one's are ok as a practice amp but ive never really liked them.
I would seriously consider whether you need a 4x12" Cab. I think your money could be much better spent on a small valve combo, something you may want to keep for a long time.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:27 PM

Both suck major balls. Buy a real amp like a Krank, Laney or a Randall, anything tube. Solid state amps are pieces of sh.t imo and most of them lack versatility, not to mention they ruin the real tone of good guitars.

That would be a huge downgrade btw, cause Marshall MG's are terrible. Just cause it says Marshall, does not mean it will sound like a real Marshall half stack and they don't tongue.gif

The only people who would buy them are n00bs who don't know the slightest thing about playing guitar or anything about amps.

Edited by AcousticSmash, 20 February 2008 - 01:29 PM.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 04:27 PM

WOH, calm down mate!

Im at uni at the moment and im using these amps in the and practice room. At home i have an ENGL screamer, and i can tell you, for the money- those marshall amps are worth it.

Fair enough, if you have the money, get a tube amp. But i can get usable metal/rock sounds out of those amps. Believe me, you can do ALOT worse than these amps.

HOWEVER, to be brutally honest- if you have a Cube 30 now- the marshal isnt going to be much different... Maybe save your money ?
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 01:55 PM

You can't do worse then a Marshall MG other then a Line 6 Spider or pretty much any other solid state amp, it just isn't worth it. Crate makes really good tube amps for people on a budget, you can get a 30 watt tube combo for 300 USD or so, they sound pretty good for rock and blues imo.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 04:51 AM

I have a Megatone 60W combo with a tube preamp, and the difference the single valve makes compared to solid state is amazing. Most guitars sound the same through a cheap solid state, but a valve brings out every quality of the guitar itself.
On channel 1, I can get anything from an extreemly clean sound, to a light blues overdrive when the gain is on 10. On channel 2, I can get from a little less overdrive then channel one, all the way up to a weighted distortion, and everything in between just as easily. I leave my CH2 gain between 6 and 7 for a smooth lead sound.
If an amp can't go halfway between clean and dirty, than it is not worth the money. (Unless, for example, it is only built for clean).
There should not be a distinguishable point where the signal begins to distort.
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Posted 22 February 2008 - 12:34 PM

Yeah, hybrid amps are actually pretty good, they sound miles better then a standard solidstate amp. I had a Vox AD50VT and it was pretty good aside from the built in effects, I just wish the amp could be adjusted so that you could get more gain out of it without changing the amp model setting, those features were a bit useless to me.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 02:42 PM

There's nothing wrong with solid state amps. I have personally played quite a few that were very very good. Also, may good/well known artists use solid state amps. B.B. King for example, plays solid state amps.

That being said, a good tube combo is still the way to go tongue.gif.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 11:20 PM

You need Crate Palomino.

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