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Old 07-15-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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Half Stack?

Im looking into getting a half stack, but am on a kinda tight budget, as in under $800 haha

I love Marshall, but the only affordable they have is the MG100, and the reviews for that are mixed. Any other good ideas? I have a Marshall MG30 thats good for use in the house but band practice and gigs really suck with it :/
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:12 AM   #2
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My other brother has a Marshall MG250 and it's really nice.
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:07 PM   #3
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type it in on google, then there should be a shopping thing comparing prices.
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Evilbay?

Whenever I thirst for something new I always look for 2nd hand first.
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I don't care what anyone says, but ANY Marshall is the best in the business of it's class. Put it up to 10 and your all good
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:34 AM   #6
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haha I see

I think I will go for a MG100 halfstack.
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:36 AM   #7
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Why does anyone really need a half stack? 30 watts is good. Venues can microphone your amp, you know?
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:53 PM   #8
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I hate micing my amp haha

and the quality isnt the best
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:46 AM   #9
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I hate micing my amp haha

and the quality isnt the best
Do you play pretty crappy clubs then? I play around in Seattle and mic'ing the amp sounds wonderful.
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Old 08-29-2008, 04:23 PM   #10
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not the mic quality, but the actual amp kinda sucks
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Old 08-29-2008, 06:54 PM   #11
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not the mic quality, but the actual amp kinda sucks
Well.... extra speakers won't really do that much to improve tone. Perhaps instead of looking for the half stack, you should be looking into a new amp?
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The Vox AC30VTs are nice too. My other brother has one of those. Great modeling amp, and loud as hell. And the preamp is a tube, so it does have some pretty good tube tone.

I, on the other hand, live in an apartment in NY, so the 10-watt tiny Marshall I bought used yesterday for $40 is enough for me.
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:39 AM   #13
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Well.... extra speakers won't really do that much to improve tone. Perhaps instead of looking for the half stack, you should be looking into a new amp?
Yeah I am looking into a new amp but a halfstack version of whatever. I have the Marshall MG30 and the MG100 halfstack from what I heard kinda sucks so yeah

If I had the money I'd get a Marshall JCM 2000
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no one needs a half stack.
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I presume if you’re hanging out on this site you play lots of U2 stuff. If so, why not go for the Vox AC30, like Edge. It’s part of Edge’s sound.
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Yeah I am looking into a new amp but a halfstack version of whatever. I have the Marshall MG30 and the MG100 halfstack from what I heard kinda sucks so yeah

If I had the money I'd get a Marshall JCM 2000
Personally, I don't like anything Marshall's made post JCM 800. Though I used to be a Marshall fan, I'm not anymore. I love my Rivera quite a bit, but if I was to buy something new, I'd get an AC30 or some sort of Fender combo amp.
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Speaking of Fender amps, I've played one of these and thought it was one of the best sounding amps I've heard in my life, but it's not particularly cheap.
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