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Old 16th April 2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default Improving a Marshall MG30DFX


I may be able to get hold of a Marshall MG30DFX amp.

I was originally going to build a P1 or similar tube amp.
however for the price of the MG30DFX I am considering getting it and then modding it to improve the amp.

Are there any suggestions for improve such an amp, out would the cash be better off put towards a valve project?

Many thanks.
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Old 16th April 2013, 08:08 PM   #2
Enzo is offline Enzo  United States
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Without you playing through the MG30 and identifying areas it needs improvement, it is hard to say what it might want improved.

If you want a useful working amp, then this might be a good choice. But if you want a project and a chance to learn something, then building a tube amp is a fine idea.
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Old 17th April 2013, 01:30 PM   #3
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Hi Holmes, I have played on that series of Marshall. They do clean quite well, and they do the fully cranked up lead distortion well. It is the in-between warm overdrive that is lacking. If you get it for a low price though I think it would be a good project to mod.
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Old 17th April 2013, 01:52 PM   #4
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Enzo, that is true.

Shanx thanks for that.

I may get it anyway and not mod it.

I found a schematic somewhere, so I'll try and dig that out to see what might be possible.

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Old 17th April 2013, 02:10 PM   #5
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Well you said "tube." Marshall's MG Series is Solid state so yea.
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