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blackholesun  
4 Jun 2008 19:45 | Quote
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I am looking to buy a new amp, and I have used the MG100DFX at a mate's, and I was wondering what your opinion of the 50W version was? At the moment my amp is an ultra sh*tty Squire SP10 (please don't laugh at me!) I have looked at some reviews of it on ultimate-guitar.com and they all look positive. It is reduced from 249 down to 163 on GAK.co.uk ($486 down to $318) so I thought it was a very good deal.
EMB5490  
4 Jun 2008 19:46 | Quote
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arnt the marshall mg distortion bad?
blackholesun  
4 Jun 2008 19:48 | Quote
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Yeah, I thought I heard someone on here say that, but my mate loves his 100W amp, and my guitar sounded awesome through it. All the reviews on ultimate-guitar.com seem positive though, so I figured it was a different amp they were talking about on here.
blackholesun  
4 Jun 2008 19:53 | Quote
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And what about the MG30DFX?
Doz  
4 Jun 2008 20:34 | Quote
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...I'd avoid it. All the reviews on Ultimate Guitar (and a lot of other guitar sites like that) are positive all the reviews are written by people who buy that equipment.

MGs have a massive reputation as being one of the worst amps on the market. If you're part of any big guitar communities (such as UG) they get bashed extensively. Now, I don't like to just say they're shit like people over their do... but I completely agree with most critisism the amps get.

Over the past year I'd say I've come to know a thing or two about what's a good and bad amp (due to my own cautious amp searching) and the distortion on the MG is disgusting, in my opinion. Stale, thin, flat, sloppy. The cleans are pretty lifeless to in my opinion. It's definitly overpriced... but if you find one going really cheap then I suppose it'll pass as a practice amp. I have had quite a bit of experience with MGs, even though i don't own one.

Are you buying soon then? What's your price range and styles you play?
les_paul  
4 Jun 2008 21:08 | Quote
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I had that same amp and really didn't like it from the beginning. When I first got it home I took it out of the box plugged into it and right away I didn't like it. When I got it I couldn't play all that well so I didn't try it at the shop (I wasn't comfortable playing around other guitarist) after using it a while I would have to agree with Doz. I traded it in for another amp about 3 weeks ago and I am very satisfied with it.
Veqq  
4 Jun 2008 21:14 | Quote
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It does suck...I have the 30 and ugh... The clean is okay... But I played through a friends super crappy started amp and that had an even better clean...


And the distortion, it's just a buzz going over the notes, it sounds like a clean, but with a terrible buzz... I tried taking it in and I checked some new ones, and they had the same sound...

It's just not a good amp...
les_paul  
4 Jun 2008 21:17 | Quote
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I had the MG 10 Watt amp also but I gave it to my little brother. I liked the 10 watt MG better than the 50 watt MG.
Doz  
4 Jun 2008 21:24 | Quote
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I had to use one at a college gig once (my course involves playing like). It was one of the worst days of my life. :D
blackholesun  
5 Jun 2008 05:03 | Quote
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Doz says:
Are you buying soon then? What's your price range and styles you play?


I'll be buying sometime over the summer, in a couple of months time. Price range is probably 200ish, duno, depends how much Dad lets me spend. I play a load of different styles: metal, rock, grunge, funk, ska, little bit of punk, etc.
Doz  
6 Jun 2008 00:20 | Quote
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You got any other ideas for amps at the moment?
blackholesun  
6 Jun 2008 05:39 | Quote
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I saw some Fender amps on GAK.co.uk. Is the Frontman series any good?
Doz  
6 Jun 2008 12:19 | Quote
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I wouldn't go there either. I had a small one and I didn't like it. Thin sounding on both channels. I played a bigger one and it was quite noisy.
les_paul  
6 Jun 2008 12:49 | Quote
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Try a Hot Rod Deluxe. I love mine.
Doz  
6 Jun 2008 13:01 | Quote
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I know I always seem to be suggest it, but it's because it really suits your music and price range - try a Roland Cube out in a store if you get chance. Try to make it either the 30 or 60 watt ones. Also, the original versions instead of the 30x or 60x, whilst they have more features they sound fuzzier to me, not as good.
Nutter166  
6 Jun 2008 13:10 | Quote
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I'm running an MG10CD -.- there not that bad, yeah the distortion isnt that good but its not bad if there for home amps. My mate has the MG50DFX, it is alot better sounding then my MG10, its distortion sounds more..lively and correct..but just try um and see if you like them or not.


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