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post Mar 19 2008, 08:58 PM
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sad.gif Ok so here is the problem,

My Marshall amp is falling apart and I am tired of getting it fixed. With that in mind I am looking for a Marshall head. Anyone have recommendations to a Marshall model? I mainly play blues and rock.


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post Mar 19 2008, 10:38 PM
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I'm sorry to hear your problems.... Well... what is your budget and for what are you planning to use the amp?


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post Mar 19 2008, 11:05 PM
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QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Mar 19 2008, 01:38 PM) *
I'm sorry to hear your problems.... Well... what is your budget and for what are you planning to use the amp?


I plan on spending between 1,000-1,500 for an amp. Im going to hook the amp to 2cabs 4x12" and run my GT8 through it.


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post Mar 19 2008, 11:18 PM
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My advice would be to go to your local dealer and try all the Marshalls that he offers, and then pick the one that you like most. Don't just go for a model that you like and buy it online (or wherever) without playing that amp, cause Marshalls have the tendency to sound very different from one amp to the other.


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post Mar 19 2008, 11:24 PM
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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Mar 19 2008, 02:18 PM) *
My advice would be to go to your local dealer and try all the Marshalls that he offers, and then pick the one that you like most. Don't just go for a model that you like and buy it online (or wherever) without playing that amp, cause Marshalls have the tendency to sound very different from one amp to the other.


Thanks for the advice, Ill have to go down to the nearest dealer and see what they offer and just strum on them.


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Thats for sure the best way to get the amp that you want, good luck


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post Mar 20 2008, 10:21 AM
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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Mar 19 2008, 11:18 PM) *
My advice would be to go to your local dealer and try all the Marshalls that he offers, and then pick the one that you like most. Don't just go for a model that you like and buy it online (or wherever) without playing that amp, cause Marshalls have the tendency to sound very different from one amp to the other.


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IMO, guitars and amps are something that should be tested before buying, not really good to buy them online smile.gif


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post Mar 20 2008, 12:05 PM
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QUOTE (blazestrings @ Mar 20 2008, 12:05 AM) *
I plan on spending between 1,000-1,500 for an amp. Im going to hook the amp to 2cabs 4x12" and run my GT8 through it.


Are you also planning on using the amp models and distortion effects of the GT8, and not the amps own distortion? Or are you planning on using just the effects (delay etc.) of the GT8?


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QUOTE (Dejan @ Mar 20 2008, 09:21 AM) *
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IMO, guitars and amps are something that should be tested before buying, not really good to buy them online smile.gif

The thing is that I fully agree but half the guitars I own I bought online and I'd never get them as cheap in a shop. I'd try an amp out in shops and then buy it online to save money. But that is me. Being in UK I can save about 50% of price shopping online.


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Get a vintage modern O_o They're incredible... try it out anyway tongue.gif Good luck!


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post Mar 20 2008, 01:55 PM
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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Mar 19 2008, 11:18 PM) *
My advice would be to go to your local dealer and try all the Marshalls that he offers, and then pick the one that you like most. Don't just go for a model that you like and buy it online (or wherever) without playing that amp, cause Marshalls have the tendency to sound very different from one amp to the other.

+ 1 Marcus!


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post Mar 20 2008, 02:16 PM
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QUOTE (blazestrings @ Mar 19 2008, 11:05 PM) *
I plan on spending between 1,000-1,500 for an amp. Im going to hook the amp to 2cabs 4x12" and run my GT8 through it.


Wow, 2 cabs... that is a lot of power man. Try some 100Watters with one cab first, don't know for what you are using those, but just as an advice, 2 cabs are mainly for gigs at large venues. One 4x12" cabinet is powerfull enough on it's own, but as Marcus said, try before you buy smile.gif

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Yeah, always try before you buy, but in that price range a good place to start would be something like a Marshall DSL 2000 or JCM 800 smile.gif


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post Mar 21 2008, 12:09 PM
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I would definitely go on the JCM2000 series because they have an effects loop so he can plug in GT8 in there.


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post Mar 22 2008, 06:01 PM
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Dude,

I just got back from the music shop (ordered my new axe)...and..
I tried a marshall something or other head.....i can't remember the model #, but it was the Kerry King signature (from Slayer if you didn't know).

Honestly, I almost bought the marshall head instead! The distortion was UNMATCHED! I've been playing for almost 10 years, and I've never heard an amp sound so kick ass. I'm now saving for one of those.....

I'm not sure what they will run you for $$ where you are, but it was just over $2000 in Canada.


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