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> Marshall - Mg100dfx Vs. Mg250, Opinions please
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post Oct 27 2007, 08:52 PM
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Hey guys,

I finally realized that I need a new amp...and I found one for well....isn't guitar stuff always a little more than you can actually afford smile.gif

Anyway, it's Marshall's MG100DFX....it's a 100 watt amp with one 12 in it. However, I could pay a little more and get Marshall's MG250DFX. It's also a 100 watt amp but with two 12's with 50 watts each. I went and tested the 100DFX and no joke..the tone was amazing...purely. I seriously had to unplug my distortion pedals since the overdrive and distortion on the amp was giving a better tone all around. So, if anyone had/has used this amp....please shine some light my way to which would be a better investment all-around. Thanks.

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post Oct 27 2007, 08:54 PM
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I don't think the DFX range is good so I'd suggest you buy the cheaper one.


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post Oct 27 2007, 08:59 PM
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Which one are you talking about MickeM? They are both DFX's smile.gif the 250 or the 100? Since you said that I should go for the cheaper one...I"m assuming you don't think that the 250 will give out as much as the 100. Understandable, do you have any knowledge on amps to help with you judgment? I will prob. go with the 100 but the 250 costs more..and even though price isn't everything...I was assuming it might be better for certain things. I"m assuming that you might get a bit more of a stereo effect and that's all.

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post Oct 27 2007, 09:46 PM
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QUOTE (Bulletproof @ Oct 27 2007, 09:59 PM) *
Which one are you talking about MickeM? They are both DFX's smile.gif the 250 or the 100? Since you said that I should go for the cheaper one...I"m assuming you don't think that the 250 will give out as much as the 100. Understandable, do you have any knowledge on amps to help with you judgment? I will prob. go with the 100 but the 250 costs more..and even though price isn't everything...I was assuming it might be better for certain things. I"m assuming that you might get a bit more of a stereo effect and that's all.

My answer was a bit on the ironic side, since I'm not fond of the DFX series (no matter the number of Watts) I suggested to go for the cheaper one to waste less money (on something bad)
Of course this is just my opinion, in general I think Marshall come with good amps but there have been a few that don't masure up where the DFX series is one.

What matters really is what you think, if you like the DFX you should go for it. If someone else, like myself, says they are bad it could just mean that I have bad taste or play amps that cost a fortune. laugh.gif (neither really apply to me but whatever) cool.gif

EDIT: And in general a 2x12" would be plenty nicer than a 1x12

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QUOTE (MickeM @ Oct 27 2007, 04:46 PM) *
My answer was a bit on the ironic side, since I'm not fond of the DFX series (no matter the number of Watts) I suggested to go for the cheaper one to waste less money (on something bad)
Of course this is just my opinion, in general I think Marshall come with good amps but there have been a few that don't masure up where the DFX series is one.

What matters really is what you think, if you like the DFX you should go for it. If someone else, like myself, says they are bad it could just mean that I have bad taste or play amps that cost a fortune. laugh.gif (neither really apply to me but whatever) cool.gif

EDIT: And in general a 2x12" would be plenty nicer than a 1x12


And, a half stack would be nicer than that.

http://www.americanmusical.com/item--i-MAR-REDMGHS.html

Its also red. laugh.gif

I perfer tube amps alot more than solid state though.
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post Oct 28 2007, 12:20 AM
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I would go all tube amp also. I have a Marshall VS65R valvestate and have played several other non tube Marshalls. They just don't cut it for me. My amp is a good practice amp, but for tone ..... it sucks. Most of the non tube Marshalls I have played have an ok clean channel, OD lacks warmth and depth for me. They all sound tinny and muddy. Just my 2 cents , but go for tubes, your sound will love you for it


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post Oct 28 2007, 05:59 AM
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Ive tried out the Marshall AVT 50H. Solid state head but i guess they designed it as a tube sound. Pretty good IMO. Thinking of actually buying it. What do ou guys think bout it?

http://www.elderly.com/vintage/items/130U-7789.htm. Just some pic.


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post Oct 28 2007, 07:58 AM
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QUOTE (VinceG @ Oct 28 2007, 06:59 AM) *
Ive tried out the Marshall AVT 50H. Solid state head but i guess they designed it as a tube sound. Pretty good IMO. Thinking of actually buying it. What do ou guys think bout it?

http://www.elderly.com/vintage/items/130U-7789.htm. Just some pic.

The AVT is an okay amp, but I think it's rather pricy every where outside the UK.


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post Oct 28 2007, 08:44 AM
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Vince, for 4k why not check out the bad cat 30watt with matching 2x12 cab ?? smile.gif


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post Oct 29 2007, 08:40 AM
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i'd say no to both of those amps and get something a little more legit but if you are seriously going to get one get the smaller one. you will have NO need for all the extra watts.


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post Oct 29 2007, 01:17 PM
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You can do much better than an MG series for that kind of money. Get a good tube combo like a Peavey Valveking or a modelling amp, for example the Line6 Spider III.
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post Oct 29 2007, 04:55 PM
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Lots of good points here guys. I deff. appreciate all the advice. To be honest, I would much rather wait a little while longer and save up for something more decent...no biggie. I'm just looking for an amp that has amazing tone....and it's versatile. I want something that I can just practice with at my house and also use in a Garage Band type setting. So I know I'm starting over again, but some ideas would be amazing too. I've played guitar for a while now...BUT I have a sound guy that's been at this Church that I play at; he's like "you just play!!"......hmph. So know I know squat about all the tech. aspects of guitar. So, let me know what you think would be a pretty good all-around versatile amp that I could try. Like I said, I could wait a little longer and get the better amp...but which one should it be smile.gif. Post your reply. Thanks.


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post Oct 29 2007, 06:11 PM
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i think awesome mid-priced amps include Line 6's new spider valve series and the Peavy ValveKing series.


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I nearly bought a valveking, I hear they are very good!! smile.gif


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