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$20 Marshall MG30cfx with blown speaker

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by larscaster, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Posy rules! Strat-Talk Supporter

  2. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Most Honored Senior Member

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    Feb 8, 2011
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  3. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 16, 2018
    Tacoma in two weeks
    No from me too.
     
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  4. larscaster

    larscaster Strat-O-Master

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    Feb 19, 2016
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    Any particular reason why ?
     
  5. shovelmike

    shovelmike Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2013
    Missouri
    I haven't tried one, but the MG series don't seem to get good reviews in terms of the sounds people expect from a Marshall.
    It seems to me, for a practice amp it would be OK at $20, that's pocket change.
     
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  6. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Senior Stratmaster

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    58
    May 2, 2016
    Cranston, Rhode Island
    I have a mg series. They're ok, not great. I bought it under $50 fully working. It's the one I keep in the basement or bring on the deck in the summer.
     
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  7. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 27, 2018
    North Central NC
    One problem of several I'd have with that deal is not knowing that the speaker is really the problem. If I actually considered buying it, I'd take a speaker of some sort and a way to connect it to find out.
     
  8. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Posy rules! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Agreed , and the fact that unless you already have a speaker replacing it would be more than the amp is worth, if it is indeed only the speaker.
     
  9. wmachine

    wmachine Strat-Talker

    269
    Mar 5, 2016
    Ohio
    Some of the top of the line MGs are barely okay, but I'd definitively avoid this one. A great deal on a bad amp is not a great deal. Don't let the Marshall name sway you.
     
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  10. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Most Honored Senior Member

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    Like others said once you replace the speaker you have an amp that’s only worth the price of the speaker.
     
  11. larscaster

    larscaster Strat-O-Master

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    Thanks to all...NO DEAL!
     
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  12. Miotch

    Miotch Senior Stratmaster

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    Jun 28, 2011
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    I paid $20 for an MG50FX, with some problems. Speaker was OK though. After fixing the problems, it was just a weird amp. I could get a good clean sound and I could get a good crunch, but seems like I had to do something different every time. I didn't care at all for the "FX" part of it. I figured at $20, what the heck. But it also required zero dollars to fix. I wouldn't have paid $20 if it needed a speaker. I used it for vocals at practice for a while, then just pulled the chassis, stuck a 16ohm speaker in it and made it a cab for my DSL1 HR.

    cab 12.jpg
     
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  13. JohnDH

    JohnDH Senior Stratmaster

    If it had been me, If it were able to prove that the output stage wasn't blown, Id probably have ponied-up that $20 just to have a cheap project for the weekend. Maybe a head conversion? Then wrangle the circuitry a little, to taste.

    I had similar fun with a little mg10cd, which is an enjoyable rude noisey little b@stard
     
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