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post Dec 13 2011, 05:36 PM
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Hello great GMCers!
Until now I played with my pc, a MobilePre usb audio interface and guitar rig.

But it's time now to buy (actually to get some Christmas presents tongue.gif ) some gear.
I need an amplifier and/or a multieffect... The budget is limited, and I'm considering an ampli with effect on board or an ampli + multieffect.
I only need an ampli for practice.

I really like the Marshall mg15fx equipped with some effects (can find it at 159 euros here in Italy), and I like the Boss ME-25 (about 149 euros).

The great dilemma is: to buy just the marshall or an ampli without effects + boss me-25?
Having a multieffect with a switching board could be very useful...

Any ideas?
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post Dec 13 2011, 08:41 PM
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Effects on the BOSS will most likely be better than those on the MG.
I'd go the good clean channel amp + multieffects route smile.gif


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post Dec 13 2011, 08:58 PM
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+1 multieffects are a nice way to learn about fx
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post Dec 13 2011, 09:07 PM
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Ok! So what kind of ampli do you suggest? Budget around € 160. Just home practice.
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post Dec 13 2011, 09:30 PM
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My advice is to get Marshall and boss when you have separate units you have more control and more ways to adjust your tone


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post Dec 13 2011, 09:47 PM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Dec 13 2011, 09:30 PM) *
My advice is to get Marshall and boss when you have separate units you have more control and more ways to adjust your tone

So are you suggesting a 'clean' Marshall (no effects) + boss ?

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post Dec 13 2011, 10:56 PM
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You have a wide range of small practice amps for that price, my favorite is Vox Pathfinder 15R ! With an external cabinet, I've played club gigs on it ! wink.gif


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post Dec 13 2011, 11:18 PM
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How bout Roland Cube? It's an awesome amp with effects and modelling, and I think it's better sounding then Marshall, at least cleans are, and distortion is probably more versatile (I think there is an option to add footswitch too).


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post Dec 14 2011, 12:42 AM
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QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Dec 13 2011, 10:56 PM) *
You have a wide range of small practice amps for that price, my favorite is Vox Pathfinder 15R ! With an external cabinet, I've played club gigs on it ! wink.gif

That sounds like a good amp to have!


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post Dec 14 2011, 06:18 AM
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The best would be to go to a music store and try different ones until you fin one that you like and feel comfortable with the sound.


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post Dec 14 2011, 11:37 AM
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QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Dec 13 2011, 10:56 PM) *
You have a wide range of small practice amps for that price, my favorite is Vox Pathfinder 15R ! With an external cabinet, I've played club gigs on it ! wink.gif



QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Dec 13 2011, 11:18 PM) *
How bout Roland Cube? It's an awesome amp with effects and modelling, and I think it's better sounding then Marshall, at least cleans are, and distortion is probably more versatile (I think there is an option to add footswitch too).


I'll take a look a these two wink.gif

QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Dec 14 2011, 12:42 AM) *
That sounds like a good amp to have!


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Dec 14 2011, 06:18 AM) *
The best would be to go to a music store and try different ones until you fin one that you like and feel comfortable with the sound.


Actually I'm going to find some time to go to a big music store (luckly here in Rome there are a lot) and try. But of course I wanted to hear your suggestions Masters!

Thanks everyone, I'll give you a word when I buy the amp.

QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Dec 13 2011, 11:18 PM) *
How bout Roland Cube? It's an awesome amp with effects and modelling, and I think it's better sounding then Marshall, at least cleans are, and distortion is probably more versatile (I think there is an option to add footswitch too).

The Roland Cube has an output for Headphones/Recording out. It means that I can plug this output to my m-audio and record the sound of the amp on my sequencer?
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post Dec 14 2011, 11:44 AM
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QUOTE (mavel @ Dec 14 2011, 11:37 AM) *
The Roland Cube has an output for Headphones/Recording out. It means that I can plug this output to my m-audio and record the sound of the amp on my sequencer?


Sure, you can do that.


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post Dec 14 2011, 11:54 AM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Dec 14 2011, 11:44 AM) *
Sure, you can do that.

Amazing!
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post Dec 14 2011, 12:12 PM
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Most of today's amps have line out/recording out, so just to add: check out various options, and as Gab and others said: try before you buy in the store, you will have more clearer idea about what it sounds like, as opposed what says "on paper".


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post Dec 16 2011, 04:59 AM
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QUOTE (mavel @ Dec 13 2011, 08:47 PM) *
So are you suggesting a 'clean' Marshall (no effects) + boss ?


Yes, or a Marshall with just a couple effects like distortion, overdrive, chorus.


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post Dec 16 2011, 09:13 AM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Dec 13 2011, 10:18 PM) *
How bout Roland Cube? It's an awesome amp with effects and modelling, and I think it's better sounding then Marshall, at least cleans are, and distortion is probably more versatile (I think there is an option to add footswitch too).


I must agree with Ivan here, as I have tested the Roland Cube myself!

Otherwise, the best choice would be a clean amp with a multieffects unit, for the budget you are having available!


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