Gave The Mg An Honest Try...

Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by The Ozzk, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. mcblink

    mcblink Well-Known Member

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    Ah, yes, the MGs.

    My very first Marshall was the MG30RCD. That was around 20 years ago already? Holy shit.... anyway, I still have it, and I occasionally use it. Right now, it's with a friend but here's a pic of someone else's:

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    iron broadsword Well-Known Member

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    When I put an a little 15 mg head through my 1960a I couldn't believe how much better it sounded, but still not like a tube amp. Way better than whatever trash speaker they put in it though
     
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    Allterr Active Member Silver Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm pretty sure I read somewhere at sometime that Zakk Wylde uses them quite a bit for practice, etc....
     
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  4. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands Well-Known Member

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    I've heard people getting decent tones with the 2nd generation MG heads.



    The first generation (G100) seems okay, and the 3rd and 4th sound pretty bad in my experience.

    None of them compare to the Marshall 8100/8200 or VS100, though. :lol:
     
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    Townsendspecial Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but I think they are a POS. No depth and fullness, even with a speaker change.

    sure, some can get a mediocre sound with lots or upgrades, but after all that, why not just get a tube amp?
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands Well-Known Member

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    A tube amp would sound like a piece of shit through bad speakers too. Just a slightly better sounding piece of a shit. :lol:
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    When I purchased my grandsons mg half stack , I got it for 150$ a Craigslist score, it served him well, and it was sold for 225$ 6 months ago, the new owner is happy as hell with it, and he and his band are doing well, and at the time of my purchase even 300$ more wold still be short of getting a good tube amp, :2c: so I stilll believe it is a viable option!
     
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