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Guys I wanna buy a new amp, but I'm a newbie I don't know what amp buy, so I need help...

 

I am searching a 15w amp with clean and dist channel ( or overdrive or lead...)

I've searching a little bit in the marshall site and I've found this 

 

http://www.marshallamps.com/products/amplifiers/mg-carbon-fibre/mg15cfx/

 

I think it's ok... what do you think?? I accept any suggesting :P

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I'm searching tab for these songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7npnaQ2L-wA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUSOER-pTa4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASc1dR1i9MQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_7-7zSoprI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVPfduXRi10

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I bought one of these for my son (the older Spider III version):

http://line6.com/spideriv15-30/

 

I chose the 30 model for the large speaker. An excellent-sounding amp for not much (I paid 100 euros for the Spider III but it was basically new). The models are great and the FX are really good too. Has a built in tuner too, which I liked. It sounds really good even at low volumes.

 

I'd steer clear of anything with a smaller speaker, the sound gets boxy pretty quickly.

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I have a MG10 but it's too limited to be really usefull on the long run but the MG15 you show have many more option so it seems like a good choice. The line6 spider are some really good amps that i can only tell you to go for it if you found one cheap enough for your budget. Know that a low power will limit you quickly, the one that can do more can do less, i have a Mustang III and it's a beast (100W) so if you don't want to move it around, i clearly think you should go for more power but if you need to transport it everywhere better stick to some low power that will be lighter.

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No, but it's the one I prefer to use when trying out guitars in shops.

 

I have a MG10 but it's too limited to be really usefull on the long run but the MG15 you show have many more option so it seems like a good choice. The line6 spider are some really good amps that i can only tell you to go for it if you found one cheap enough for your budget. Know that a low power will limit you quickly, the one that can do more can do less, i have a Mustang III and it's a beast (100W) so if you don't want to move it around, i clearly think you should go for more power but if you need to transport it everywhere better stick to some low power that will be lighter.

No, low power is good for a practice amp. The speakers for bigger amps are designed to give best response when you're pushing most of the amp's power through the; at low volumes, the sound you get tends to be dull and, for want of a better term, farty.

If you're just playing in your bedroom, 20W and an 8" speaker will make one hell of a racket - particularly if you angle it upwards, so the sound is projected into the room, rather than muffled by the carpet.

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I have a MG10 but it's too limited to be really usefull on the long run but the MG15 you show have many more option so it seems like a good choice. The line6 spider are some really good amps that i can only tell you to go for it if you found one cheap enough for your budget. Know that a low power will limit you quickly, the one that can do more can do less, i have a Mustang III and it's a beast (100W) so if you don't want to move it around, i clearly think you should go for more power but if you need to transport it everywhere better stick to some low power that will be lighter.

 

I'm guessing he's not ready to start playing with a band yet, so a smaller practice amp is best for playing at home and learning. And yeah, a 15 watt solid state amp will fill a bedroom. I just don't like those smaller speakers, personally, they lose too much of the bottom end.

 

Once you start playing with a drummer, then a tube amp is pretty much a requirement (in my own opinion -- I find that solid state amps just don't cut through like tube amps do). But wattage with tube amps is pretty deceiving -- a 50 watt tube amp doesn't get significantly louder than a 15 watter, but it can go at higher volumes before you over drive the tubes. I prefer low-watt tube amps. Mine is 5 watts. Plenty loud.

 

Oh yeah -- once you start playing at those kind of volumes, invest in a good pair of musician's earplugs. Save your hearing.

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To be clear, i don't think he need a 100W or even a 50W if it's just starting but i prefer to say out of my own experience that a too small amp will obliged you to change quickly so even if it's cheaper you might not use it a lot in the end and even with my mustang, playing with headphone allow me to get the full potential of the amp without starting a war with the neighbour. It's a good way to practive too since headphones have usually more bass so it gives you a different perspective on your sound. And yeah 20W can be enough to fill a room but it depends on the room you want to fill obviously, without knowing how, when and where he practice it can be hard to give a real good advice on what's best so giving him different point of view can help to make the best choice for him.

 

Concerning the technology uses in amps, there's no right decision because they are the one creating the sound of your guitar so it depends on every one taste. I'm not a fan of tube amp mostly because they induce distortion in the sound that i'm not a fan of and if needed i can reproduce them but the opposite doesn't work but that's my personal view.

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I'm just playing in my room for practice I don't need a 100w amp ahahah

So the mg15cfx seems fine I think will buy it

 

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My favorite song:


[sharedmedia=videos:videos:881]
 

 

 

I'm searching tab for these songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7npnaQ2L-wA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUSOER-pTa4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASc1dR1i9MQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_7-7zSoprI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVPfduXRi10

If anyone can help me please send me a pm

 

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I'm just playing in my room for practice I don't need a 100w amp ahahahSo the mg15cfx seems fine I think will buy itInviato dal mio LG-P760 utilizzando Tapatalk

 

Go for the mini-stack version! That one looks really cool!

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HI, I agree to stay away from the 15w marshall, I had 1 myself and its pretty shite without pedals, I ended up giving it away. On paper it appears great, but the nobs and dials just dont do anything. Regardless of what level you set the OD, it sounds the same, just all or nothing. no matter what, I couldnt make it sound nice without pedals

 

 

I moved away from full solid state amps and got a blackstar ht5r, its great in comparison to the marshall mg15 series. there is also a 1 watt version and dont be fooled by the rating, its pretty loud and again IMO sounds nicer and more versatile to the marshall. Worth a look, then in time add a nice multi effect pedal and youre good for almost any sound

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HI, I agree to stay away from the 15w marshall, I had 1 myself and its pretty shite without pedals, I ended up giving it away. On paper it appears great, but the nobs and dials just dont do anything. Regardless of what level you set the OD, it sounds the same, just all or nothing. no matter what, I couldnt make it sound nice without pedals

 

 

I moved away from full solid state amps and got a blackstar ht5r, its great in comparison to the marshall mg15 series. there is also a 1 watt version and dont be fooled by the rating, its pretty loud and again IMO sounds nicer and more versatile to the marshall. Worth a look, then in time add a nice multi effect pedal and youre good for almost any sound

I'm not searching a tube amp is too expensive... so what do you suggest?

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My favorite song:


[sharedmedia=videos:videos:881]
 

 

 

I'm searching tab for these songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7npnaQ2L-wA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUSOER-pTa4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASc1dR1i9MQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_7-7zSoprI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVPfduXRi10

If anyone can help me please send me a pm

 

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I just take a look at the review in different site and at this price and this power it's seems like a good starter amp to me. The MG series seems quite hated by some but i own one myself and it's quite decent, far from perfect but compared to the price at this power it's hard to find something better without doubling the price.

 

At one point if you don't know where to look with all this different advice, just go to a local music store and try some amp with your guitar and see what you prefer.

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At one point if you don't know where to look with all this different advice, just go to a local music store and try some amp with your guitar and see what you prefer.

Yes, at the moment I'm just looking on internet for make me an idea for the amp I have to look for. If I wont find any amp that I like, I think I'll buy on internet

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My favorite song:


[sharedmedia=videos:videos:881]
 

 

 

I'm searching tab for these songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7npnaQ2L-wA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUSOER-pTa4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASc1dR1i9MQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_7-7zSoprI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVPfduXRi10

If anyone can help me please send me a pm

 

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Other than that I have two suggestions for brands. Behringer or Vox. Both are excellent value for money.

Making suggestion based on brand is useless. A brand doesn't define the sound the amp create and it can vary a lot in one brand depending on how the amp was designed.

 

A good amp is a personal appreciation some like when the sounds is crystal clear, other like when it's fuzzy and different amp in one brand can answer to different criteria depending on personal preferences and you can find some equivalent in other brand too if you take your time to look (and hear) different amp.

 

The MG series sound is not the best in my own opinion but it's cheap and good enough to begin with and if he likes the sound of it, i think he should go for it.

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I wouldn't worry about a tube amp until you're ready to start playing with a band. But there are affordable entry-level tube amps. The Epiphone Valve series amps are excellent - doesn't look like they make them anymore, but I bought a new Valve Jr. for 100 euros a few years back. 5 watts get really loud, but the really advantage of a low-watt amp is that you get that nice overdrive at lower volumes.

 

Hybrids are a good option -- usually they'll have a tube in the preamp stage, warms up the sound before it hits the power amp. I had a Vox like that -- Yes, I've had a lot of amps over the years.

 

Like I said, the Line 6 Spiders sound really great (in my opinion) and the price is right for a beginner, and it gives you a lot of FX to play with, which is fun.

 

And like I said, if you can extend your budget for an amp with a 12" speaker, you'll have an amp you can use for years. You risk outgrowing the smaller speaker very quickly.

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Mesa Boogie are great, however not cheap, but used one in good condition can be nice to get :D :D

 

this small one is pretty good:

 

 

:D

and this is lifetime amp, great quality built in California

 

Buckethead used this, just bigger version several times :)

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I just take a look at the four force page and they don't even indicate the weight or the technology of amplification.

And comparing the price to what's they "sell", it's seems a bit weird.

 

I don't trust them at first sight.

 

PS : Never trust any video of a guitar player who play around with an amp it doesn't necessarily represent what you will be able to get in the end, depending on how they recorded it, the guitar used, the player, and most of the time they don't even show how they set up the amp.

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I just take a look at the four force page and they don't even indicate the weight or the technology of amplification.

And comparing the price to what's they "sell", it's seems a bit weird.

 

I don't trust them at first sight.

 

PS : Never trust any video of a guitar player who play around with an amp it doesn't necessarily represent what you will be able to get in the end, depending on how they recorded it, the guitar used, the player, and most of the time they don't even show how they set up the amp.

 

It's solid state but it's wired to emulate a Class A tube amp.

 

There's an excellent video of them dropping it off a ladder, kicking it around.

 

It can't sound worse than those Roland Cubes, anyway.

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