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post Jun 24 2010, 03:35 PM
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Shall we Talk a bit about this new series smile.gif ??

Has anybody tried them out ?? What did you think of it ??

Why are they so "cheap"??

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post Jun 24 2010, 11:31 PM
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post Jun 25 2010, 12:23 AM
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They are ok, but don't expect a tone like the *real* Marshall made in UK amps have. The MA series are Marshalls answer to the cheap, chinese made tube amps by other companies.


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post Jun 25 2010, 10:07 AM
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Isn't MA just a MG with tubes? I think I remember reading a review saying you get heavy cruch out of it at most but would fail if you were aiming for metal. You'd need to add an OD/Dist pedal for that. I could remember wrong though, havn't tested it.


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post Jun 27 2010, 02:33 AM
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They didn't come in here. We just recently got Blackstar line, I can imagine these coming in 6 months dry.gif


But one look at them tells what they are: cheap all-tube amps made in china with big logo that says "Marshall".



PS The reason some amps are expensive is because they use quality components and quality craftmanship. Instead of cheap wood, they put marine-grade plywood, custom tolex/leather, high quality electronic parts, high quality transformers (cost the most), good tubes, hi-quality potentiometers, hi quality capacitors etc.. Instead of machine-punched PCBs, you can make it hand-crafted and let humans solder everything on turret tag boards, it will be more cleaner, but it would cost more per unit. All these things are important. Not only will the quality of the material and craftmanship determine the price per unit, but the brand name is also counted into the price. You can add some secondary factors too, like international shipping or cost/demand connections.

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post Jun 29 2010, 01:14 AM
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I wouldn't expect much from those amps. Better try to get a UK one. But you should try it in store if the have 'em, maybe you would like their sound...


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