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post Jan 11 2010, 05:50 PM
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is Laney Mdx 120h a good amp??( i can´t seem to find anything about it :S )

here are some pictures of the amp´s head..

http://arrifana-aveiro.olx.pt/cabeco-laney-iid-58800193

what about Marshall MG 100 HDFX - 100W ?? or Crate Blue Voodoo BV120H ?? (this 2 sound nice to me but i want a 2nd opinion)

can you point me some simller amps heads you my think are better ??? ( to get a nice distortion sound like guns , metallica, some nice crunch and metal sounds )

Edit : what about a Crate GFX2200HT ??

sorry this post turned a bit biggen it was suposed to be just about the laney amp head XD but i got carried away

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post Jan 11 2010, 06:48 PM
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Slow down!

What styles/sounds do you want? What is your budget? You only listed heads, does that mean you have a speaker cab? Can it be a combo or should it be a halfstack?


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post Jan 11 2010, 07:04 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Jan 11 2010, 05:48 PM) *
Slow down!

What styles/sounds do you want? What is your budget? You only listed heads, does that mean you have a speaker cab? Can it be a combo or should it be a halfstack?


hehe i would like an halfstack.. sound would be a nice distortion like metal/hardrock ( i really like the marshall sound ) if it has a nice clean channel even better =) my budget is not that much since i just bougth a guitar .. thats why i asked if the Laney Mdx 120h was good cause i saw one for 350 euros + Laney 200w Com 4x12" Celestion Rocket 50's speker(http://arrifana-aveiro.olx.pt/cabeco-laney-iid-58800193)

i think i can goo up til 500 euros ..


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post Jan 11 2010, 07:37 PM
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For your bedroom or band practice?


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post Jan 11 2010, 07:53 PM
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Yeah the look of a Halfstack is just stunning but for 500 Euros you can't really get a good halfstack...
Most of the good sounding 4x12 cabinets start at 500 Euros, and the respective heads cost two or three times that much - even used you can't get very good equipment.

I suggest you get a good Combo amplifier, they are cheaper and more transportable and with 500 Euros you can even get a tube amp while all the heads you suggested are solid state amps and imho they don't sound as good

The peavey Valveking 112 or 212 amps are ubeatable in thir price region: Rock/Metal, good quality, good sound and very very loud!

http://www.thomann.de/de/peavey_valve_king_212.htm
http://www.thomann.de/de/peavey_valve_king...tarrencombo.htm

Save the idea of a halfstack for when you have more money and you are already playing in a band with a rehearsal room, halfstacks are way too loud for home use anyways and a pain in the lower back to move arround...How I know that? I had my 100watt halfstack in my room for a couple of weeks! tongue.gif


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post Jan 11 2010, 09:12 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Jan 11 2010, 06:53 PM) *
Yeah the look of a Halfstack is just stunning but for 500 Euros you can't really get a good halfstack...
Most of the good sounding 4x12 cabinets start at 500 Euros, and the respective heads cost two or three times that much - even used you can't get very good equipment.

I suggest you get a good Combo amplifier, they are cheaper and more transportable and with 500 Euros you can even get a tube amp while all the heads you suggested are solid state amps and imho they don't sound as good

The peavey Valveking 112 or 212 amps are ubeatable in thir price region: Rock/Metal, good quality, good sound and very very loud!

http://www.thomann.de/de/peavey_valve_king_212.htm
http://www.thomann.de/de/peavey_valve_king...tarrencombo.htm

Save the idea of a halfstack for when you have more money and you are already playing in a band with a rehearsal room, halfstacks are way too loud for home use anyways and a pain in the lower back to move arround...How I know that? I had my 100watt halfstack in my room for a couple of weeks! tongue.gif


YOu r rigth =) i think i will keep playn my line 6 75w spider III ( do you guys think this will do for some gigs w/ band ???) until i saved up more money and and need a amp w/more out put ...

QUOTE (MickeM @ Jan 11 2010, 06:37 PM) *
For your bedroom or band practice?

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4 now is just 4 bedroom but i want one that will do 4 band practise / gigs ...

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post Jan 11 2010, 10:30 PM
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QUOTE (ruben_mcn @ Jan 11 2010, 09:12 PM) *
YOu r rigth =) i think i will keep playn my line 6 75w spider III ( do you guys think this will do for some gigs w/ band ???) until i saved up more money and and need a amp w/more out put ...

Will sure do. For gigs you'll use a PA to where you can line the Spider, or mike the cab incase you think it's not loud enough. Which it might be so you'll have several options to be heard smile.gif


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post Jan 14 2010, 01:12 AM
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QUOTE (ruben_mcn @ Jan 11 2010, 09:12 PM) *
YOu r rigth =) i think i will keep playn my line 6 75w spider III ( do you guys think this will do for some gigs w/ band ???) until i saved up more money and and need a amp w/more out put ...


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4 now is just 4 bedroom but i want one that will do 4 band practise / gigs ...


If you like the sound of that line 6 amp then it will do a great job for gigs! Practice is that on all (club and bigger spaces) gigs you have a mic in front of the amp that sends your guitar sound to PA speakers system! So in practice, 50w amp will do a great job too (speaking from experience).Even smaller ones can work if you like their sound, but PA and sound technician have to be good!

Your amp will do the job nicely on a gig.


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post Jan 14 2010, 07:22 PM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Jan 14 2010, 01:12 AM) *
If you like the sound of that line 6 amp then it will do a great job for gigs! Practice is that on all (club and bigger spaces) gigs you have a mic in front of the amp that sends your guitar sound to PA speakers system! So in practice, 50w amp will do a great job too (speaking from experience).Even smaller ones can work if you like their sound, but PA and sound technician have to be good!

Your amp will do the job nicely on a gig.


the fact that you can combine both signals, direct and microphoned is a great plus! I love the "surround" sound of it


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QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Jan 14 2010, 07:22 PM) *
the fact that you can combine both signals, direct and microphoned is a great plus! I love the "surround" sound of it


If the DI out is good (proper cab simulation), and the tone tech is good, it can sound good, I agree.


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