#1
Peavey 5150 II
Bugera 6262
Peavey 6505 +

Which of these amps would you buy and why?

Personally, I'm leaning towards either a used Peavey 5150 II or the Bugera 6262. However, from my understanding, these are all the same amp.
1979 Gibson Les Paul Silverburst
James Tyler Variax JTV89
Schecter C1 Classic
Ibanez RG520QS
Greg Bennett Torino TR4

Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
GSP1101 & Pod X3 Pro
Peavey 5150 & JSX
Bugera 6262 & 333XL
Carvin V3
Spider Valve HD100
#3
Quote by theraven871
However, from my understanding, these are all the same amp.


Well the 6505+ and 5150 II are the same amp (minus the name and cosmetics)...the Bugera is a copy of the circuit of those two. I would take the 5150 II if it were me
#4
It's all a matter of your personal preference, but most people seem to think that the 5150 is the best of those three.
Gear:

Guitars: Ibanez SV5470F, Ibanez Xpt700, Fender MIM Standard Stratocaster ('04-'05), Jackson Ps-2
Ashton AG200,
Amps: ENGL E530, Bugera 6262-212,
FX: TC Electronics G-major 2, Behringer EQ700, Morley Volume / Wah
#5
I do like the bugera as I can buy a new one for such a low price. Also I can bias the tubes without right from the top of the amp shelf. That should save me quite a bit of time.

A used 5150 II still costs a bit more then a new 6262. While I hear that many users have to perform early maintenance on their 6262s, I'm still thinking that buying a used 5150ii would leave me with a used amp that will also require eventual maintenance.

Then again, I'm just as nervous about the 6262 failing early on me. I'm not worried about replacing the crappy tubes it comes but I wouldn't want to do any serious work on it.
1979 Gibson Les Paul Silverburst
James Tyler Variax JTV89
Schecter C1 Classic
Ibanez RG520QS
Greg Bennett Torino TR4

Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
GSP1101 & Pod X3 Pro
Peavey 5150 & JSX
Bugera 6262 & 333XL
Carvin V3
Spider Valve HD100
Last edited by theraven871 at Dec 10, 2009,
#6
Well, the early maintenance might not even be true anymore. I heard that from the first series of the Bugera amps there were many that were practically duds or just ticking timebombs, but they've pretty much pulled their act together now, and the amps they make now should be a lot more reliable.
Gear:

Guitars: Ibanez SV5470F, Ibanez Xpt700, Fender MIM Standard Stratocaster ('04-'05), Jackson Ps-2
Ashton AG200,
Amps: ENGL E530, Bugera 6262-212,
FX: TC Electronics G-major 2, Behringer EQ700, Morley Volume / Wah
#7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsJRhreZmCU&feature=related if you haven't seen this yet, here's a pretty good review of the 6262, especially because it revolves around it being compared to the 6505+, that the guy previously owned.
Gear:

Guitars: Ibanez SV5470F, Ibanez Xpt700, Fender MIM Standard Stratocaster ('04-'05), Jackson Ps-2
Ashton AG200,
Amps: ENGL E530, Bugera 6262-212,
FX: TC Electronics G-major 2, Behringer EQ700, Morley Volume / Wah
#8
Quote by The^Unforgiven
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsJRhreZmCU&feature=related if you haven't seen this yet, here's a pretty good review of the 6262, especially because it revolves around it being compared to the 6505+, that the guy previously owned.


Yeah I watched that. He did a great job putting that review together and managed to stay entertaining enough that I didn't get bored.
1979 Gibson Les Paul Silverburst
James Tyler Variax JTV89
Schecter C1 Classic
Ibanez RG520QS
Greg Bennett Torino TR4

Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
GSP1101 & Pod X3 Pro
Peavey 5150 & JSX
Bugera 6262 & 333XL
Carvin V3
Spider Valve HD100
#9
Get the 6262. Many people believe they sound a little better then their Peavey counterparts out-of-the-box.

Couple that with the low price and improved build quality in the lastest revisions and unless you need the Peavey name there's no reason not to get the Bugera.

You could even use the money you save to buy a quality set of tubes, new cab or get it FJA-modded.