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Dave_Mc
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Post by Dave_Mc » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:58 am

^ definitely. the amount of threads i see on the other guitar forums I go to where someone is running a real high-end guitar (like a US-made PRS or something) through a marshall mg or line 6 spider ("because I only play at home" :o ), and then wondering why they don't sound good, is enough to make you cry. Or laugh, when they say, "but I'm not willing to upgrade the amp". :lol: I mean, they had no problem with buying a really expensive guitar to just play at home... and an amp isn't just there to make you louder.

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Post by BobK » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:19 am

I tried out a Marshall MG at our rehearsal studio, (I take my own, but an MG was in the room). Actually, it sounded OK. Not sure what its like really cranked up or on stage. Are they any good?

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Post by JohnA » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:41 am

BobK wrote:I tried out a Marshall MG at our rehearsal studio, (I take my own, but an MG was in the room). Actually, it sounded OK. Not sure what its like really cranked up or on stage. Are they any good?
All depends what you want and what your budget is, personally I think they sound pretty poor, but I'm a snob :wink:

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Post by Dave_Mc » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:42 am

^ same here :lol: on another forum i go to, mgs are the forum whipping boy, and it's not entirely undeserved. i heard the newer version is meant to be a little better, but i haven't tried it yet. the older ones are horrible, and i noticed most people were qualifying them as "better than the old ones" rather than "good" :lol:

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Post by Leif » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:39 am

JVsearch wrote:
Here's a PDF of the experiment:
http://www.stormriders.com/guitar/telec ... r_wood.pdf
It looks like they measured the volume - frequency distribution at a set time after sounding a string. In other words there is no attempt to measure the effect on sustain. Isn't that a key quality? Or have a misunderstood the test?

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Post by looktoyourorb » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:16 pm

Dave_Mc wrote:^ definitely. the amount of threads i see on the other guitar forums I go to where someone is running a real high-end guitar (like a US-made PRS or something) through a marshall mg or line 6 spider ("because I only play at home" :o ), and then wondering why they don't sound good, is enough to make you cry. Or laugh, when they say, "but I'm not willing to upgrade the amp". :lol: I mean, they had no problem with buying a really expensive guitar to just play at home... and an amp isn't just there to make you louder.
+1

I am only left with 2 practice amps but they are proper amps: Cornford Harlequin MKI (hand build and signed by Paul) and a Blackstar HT-5 for when I feel hairy.

I'll never go back to cheap practice amps, I'd rather fart in a can. You can play a PRS Dragon or custom shop Tele and they sound the same...
Tokai LS150 - TJ78 - ES100N
PRS SC245 - Modern Eagle - 53/10 Ltd
Gibson SG Std - LP R6 - Firebird - Melody Maker
Epiphone Casino Elitist
Ibanez Destroyer DT420
Jackson Roswell
Fender RW 60's
DIY Cabronita & Telemaster

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