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Marshall Mini Stack

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by Leedsoronto, May 15, 2018.

  1. Leedsoronto

    Leedsoronto Strat-Talker

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    A 15 watt stack, gimick or a serious amp. Plenty around on the market used for less than 250$ Canadian

    So tempted, Reviews all say it has a great sound, anyone have one ?
     

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  2. shupe13

    shupe13 Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 17, 2010
    Greenfield, IN
    Never owned one but I did play one. I really liked it. For $250 you wouldn’t be disappointed imo.
     
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  3. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 10, 2012
    stamford, CT
    That's a micro stack, not mini stack, and they're pretty cool
     
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  4. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Senior Stratmaster

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    They are a decent solid state amp. Of course they are really not that different than the other Marshall MG combos just in more pieces to move around. One sold here on CL for $130 last month. Not sure what that equals in Canadian dollars.
     

  5. Leedsoronto

    Leedsoronto Strat-Talker

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    That’s Close to Can200$

    Interesting to hear good stuff about this amp from people who actually play

    It’s probably more practical for me using one of these in the basement rather than buying a 100 W half stack
     
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  6. Raiders757

    Raiders757 Senior Stratmaster

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    Offer the seller $225, then run right home and rawk the roof off the house.
     
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  7. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I've flipped a few and they sound decent. Better than most small combo amps. There's one on my local CL for $150.
     

  8. Leedsoronto

    Leedsoronto Strat-Talker

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    Will do this right now
     

  9. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Senior Stratmaster

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    The ones from the 80's and 90's (pre MG series) were pretty darn good. I had one back in high school that was really cool.
     
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  10. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
    Its a Marshall :cool:
     
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  11. shupe13

    shupe13 Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 17, 2010
    Greenfield, IN
    Buy both so there’s no chance of a wrong decision.
     
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  12. Leedsoronto

    Leedsoronto Strat-Talker

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    Yeh but !! How do I sneak two amps into the basement LOL
     

  13. Tora Tora

    Tora Tora Strat-Talk Member

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    I owned one for a couple weeks- absolutely awful sound. it's a gimmick.
     
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  14. Leedsoronto

    Leedsoronto Strat-Talker

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    How bad in what way Tora

    My fear was that is sounds like 2 Academy 10w amps wired together >shudder<
     
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  15. TheDuck

    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

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    The older (Pre MG) Micro Stacks were pretty good, and were based on the Lead 12 solid state combo.
    The MG MS (like all MG series amps) are budget amps with a budget tone.

    If you dont expect too much from it, its a cool lil' amp to have, and a great conversation piece.
    If you expect it to sound like a tube Marshall, you'll be disappointed.
     
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  16. Leedsoronto

    Leedsoronto Strat-Talker

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    Thanks Duck

    I was looking for an amp to run a Korg peddle board on. Waste of time thru my modelling amps, also like the stack style

    My $$ could get me a 15 w micro or mini or whatever it is or I can go big for a 100w half stack G100 is affordable

    Is it best to turn down a 100w amp or play a low watt one ? Basement area only
     
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  17. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 10, 2012
    stamford, CT
    I like running my amps as wide open as they want to go

    I would go low watt
     

  18. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    +1...they look kind of cool but you would be better off with a Lead 12
     
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  19. TheDuck

    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

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    @Leedsoronto - I assume the Korg you are talking about is a modeler?
    If so, the MG MS isnt a good choice, as it will color (aka kill) the modelers tone.

    100W tube or solid state amp in a basement is the epitome of overkill.
    You'll never get that amp to work its magic unless you are planning on dropping everything off your walls and really p*ssing off your neighbors.


    Modelers on the other hand ...

    If you really want a stack for your basement, you could look into a Fender Mustang IV. Its a 150 watt 4x12 modeler that sounds great and is tamable when used at lower volumes.
    Marshall CODE series amps might be your thing as well. They have a head / cab set up thats really good at mimicing the classic Marshall tones. Though in truth, I'd recommend the Mustang over the CODE, but thats just my opinion.

    If you arent set on a head/cab combo, look into the Fender Mustang III. Its a killer amp thats loud when needed, quiet when it has to be, and sounds great.
    Theres also the 100W CODE combo.
     
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  20. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Victoria TX
    Those look way cooler than they sound, but for a good price they can be a lot of fun.
     
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