July 28th, 2007, 03:40 PM
I played at a Birthday party last night for a other musician that has some health problems and I did not take one of my amps as I was told there would be amps there. (I will never fall for that again I will bring my own) Well I and an other guy was the only guitar players to show up and a friend of mine had his bass rig there and a loud drummer. I let the other guy use my guitar for a set and I played a set as we only played for two hours as a other guy former musician had his Karoke system there which was a stacked Triamped system. He was playing CD's earlier in the evening. Well the only amp to play through was this Marshal Mini Stack which of course is 15 watts and I told the guy to mic it. Well he did not have much on the Mic and the Marshal was a PITA to use. I had the treble on 6 and the bass on three and of course I had to crank the amp to get loud enough to be halfway heard and had a lot of feed back what gives with that Even playing Clean. I can see using a High gain distortion pedal would case some feed back gain as I was using my Digitech PR 80 with it for effects had the amp reverb off too but like I said I was getting feed back set on clean too. Needless to say I was not too impressed as I have had other small amps dimed and never had the feed back issue this amp created. Not impressed at all. To top it off the guy who had the PA sytem had mic problems on one vocal mic and I think he shut the one off to the amp as it was feeding back every so often. I finally got it so it would not feed back but then the vol was not where it should have been either. If this is the way small Marshal SS amps behave I would never buy one!! I did have compliments on my playing so that was nice but still I hate it when there is equipment problems between the screwed up mics and the amp feeding back when it should not have it put a damper on my set the other guitar player had the same issues.