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$20 Marshall MG30cfx with blown speaker

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

  1. larscaster

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    No x2
     
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    No from me too.
     
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    Any particular reason why ?
     
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    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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    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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    Like others said once you replace the speaker you have an amp that’s only worth the price of the speaker.
     
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    Thanks to all...NO DEAL!
     
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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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    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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