#1
Well ppl, it appears that i no longer have my beloved Peavey 5150 :-( (thank god for insurance) So, it seems im in a bit of a pickle.......

Do i replace my 5150II with another, or do i go for a Mesa Triple Rectifier.

I have used a Mesa b4 and after a bit of tweeking, i was quite impressed with its sound.

I play heavy fast music.

Ideas people :-)
Originally Posted by ibanez_guru
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#2
You should look at the Mark series, in my opinion the best Mesa amps for metal.
#3
2 Channel Dual or Triple Recto, otherwise, the 5150, but a 5150, not a 5150 II.
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#4
If you're asking yourself this question, you must feel that there's a better option out there than simply replacing your 5150II.
#5
I have been happy with the peavey but maybe its time for a change. I hear a lot of good things about the mesa amps. I guess i could get the mesa and go back to the peavey if im not happy later on....
Originally Posted by ibanez_guru
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well i did sit 5th row for the who in '82.

ears are still ringing a bit.
#6
Mark V ---> that shit goes off with the right settings. If not, the Triple Rec is a devastating piece of kit. I'd take it over the 5150 any day of the week.
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#7
im suddenly interested with the Mark V's. so i guess the debate is now, if i go with a mesa, is it the triple rec or mark v lol. Price isn't a major issue....
Originally Posted by ibanez_guru
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ears are still ringing a bit.
#8
2 Channel Triple Recto > Mark V, IMO
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#9
They're roughly the same price new anyway, I'm pretty sure. Well, they'd both be stupidly loud, ultra-high gain beasts... the Mark V is physically smaller, and doesn't have the chrome checkerplate on the front. Eh, they're both wicked.
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#11
2010 Triple Rec or old 2-channel Triple Rec gets my vote. Such an awesome tone.
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#12
Quote by ibanez_guru
im suddenly interested with the Mark V's. so i guess the debate is now, if i go with a mesa, is it the triple rec or mark v lol. Price isn't a major issue....

Then the question is: how tight do you like your tone?
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#13
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2 Channel Triple Recto > Mark V, IMO

Listen to this guy^

But why not Peavey? Maybe try the new 6534+ and see how you like it.
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#14
yeah i think i am leaning towards an older 2 channel trip rec. i even found one for $1200 AUD head only :-)

As to what happened with the 5150, Either someone decided that they would just help themselves to it or it grew legs and ran away!!!

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Originally Posted by ibanez_guru
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well i did sit 5th row for the who in '82.

ears are still ringing a bit.
#15
I'd go for a 2010 rectifier, or an old 2 channel dual rectifier.
They are both better than the mark V if you ask me.
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#16
why only peavey and mesa? How about other amps like ENGL, Splawn, Bogner, Diezel etc. U said price isn't an issue.
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#17
The Mark V is a superior amp, but it won't suit the sound you're going for as well as a rectifier. I'd definitely look at an older 2 channel dual.
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#18
I was an 5150 user for years. Then, like you, I heard many good things about the Mesa Boogie.

Different amps work for different people. If you are a 5150 user and were happy with that amp. Then, like me, a Mesa Boogie just may not do it for you. They are great amps, but after the honeymoon period is over I'll bet that you'll just want your 5150 again.

Test out the product before you buy it and don't be afraid to be critical of a new purchase. Often times, our minds psychologically don't allow us to be as critical of a new guitar amp as we should be. This is because it's difficult enough to justify the purchase so our minds only concentrate on the positive aspects of the amps. This is also why musicians go through gear awfully fast.
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#19
I've heard some great tones come from a Mark V head with an Orange cab.
#20
The Mark and Rectifier amps are so different than it is hard to mention them in the same breath in terms of comparison. I would go for one of the new Triple Recs with the Power scaling if you don't go for another 5150, but honestly I would just go with the 5150.
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#22
The hardest part is gonna be finding another 5150 for a reasonable price. Some people advertise them for rediculous prices because they are becoming hard to get. When i say price isn't really an option, it doesnt mean that im gonna pay double what they are worth..... Please dont post anything about "why dont u get a 6505 instead" Our other guitarist has a 6505 and there is no comparison sound wise. As proud as he is with the 6505, even he will tell u there is no comparison...
Originally Posted by ibanez_guru
ARE YOU TONE ******ED??????

Thats not a dig either, its a serious question!!!!!!!!!


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well i did sit 5th row for the who in '82.

ears are still ringing a bit.
#23
Quote by ibanez_guru
The hardest part is gonna be finding another 5150 for a reasonable price. Some people advertise them for rediculous prices because they are becoming hard to get. When i say price isn't really an option, it doesnt mean that im gonna pay double what they are worth..... Please dont post anything about "why dont u get a 6505 instead" Our other guitarist has a 6505 and there is no comparison sound wise. As proud as he is with the 6505, even he will tell u there is no comparison...

No comparison between what?

There is no difference between the 5150 and 6505
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#24
u got a jcm 800 get a recto and you will have an epic amp monopoly also the recto can do what a 5150 can but a 5150 cant do what a recto can
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#25
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u got a jcm 800 get a recto and you will have an epic amp monopoly also the recto can do what a 5150 can but a 5150 cant do what a recto can



My JCM basically never sees the light of day! Im too scared to move it! Its got the sweetest tone ever but its old and im scared of breaking it lol!!! It is probably the one piece of irreplaceable equip i will ever own. Its so versatile. It doesnt suit the style i am playing these days but for jamming and bumming around, it is the sweetest sounding amp i have ever seen used or heard. Its definately one of a kind :-)
Originally Posted by ibanez_guru
ARE YOU TONE ******ED??????

Thats not a dig either, its a serious question!!!!!!!!!


Quote by gregs1020
well i did sit 5th row for the who in '82.

ears are still ringing a bit.
#26
Try 'em both out and see which one you like best.

Sorry I can't give you more advice than that. I personally prefer the Triple Rec tone, but Mark may be better for the sound you are going for, idk. Definitely prefer the Triple Rec over the 5150, but that is just me again.
#27
IMO a Mark V isn't that great for serious metal, the Recto just has so much more balls to it and even though ppl say they're not tight if you EQ it properly you can get incredible metal tones. i've got a Dual and its the best amp i've ever played so i'd recommend but i haven't played a Triple, it is however supposed to be tighter in general than the Dual
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#28
Well i want that full on sound cause i will also be using a 7 string as well as 6
Originally Posted by ibanez_guru
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well i did sit 5th row for the who in '82.

ears are still ringing a bit.
#29
Quote by ibanez_guru
The hardest part is gonna be finding another 5150 for a reasonable price. Some people advertise them for rediculous prices because they are becoming hard to get. When i say price isn't really an option, it doesnt mean that im gonna pay double what they are worth..... Please dont post anything about "why dont u get a 6505 instead" Our other guitarist has a 6505 and there is no comparison sound wise. As proud as he is with the 6505, even he will tell u there is no comparison...


hey not trying to hijack the thread or anything like that but if you want a good priced FJA bias modded 5150 I am looking to part with mine. I would fully suggest going out, finding one and playing it first because pesonally I like the 5150 more than the II and the bias mod makes it sound all the better.

message me back if your interested I won't charge ya much more than 700$

now on topic I like the 5150 because I just couldn't get over the touchy eqing and the loose bottom end of the rectos, just me tho
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#30
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hey not trying to hijack the thread or anything like that but if you want a good priced FJA bias modded 5150 I am looking to part with mine. I would fully suggest going out, finding one and playing it first because pesonally I like the 5150 more than the II and the bias mod makes it sound all the better.

message me back if your interested I won't charge ya much more than 700$

now on topic I like the 5150 because I just couldn't get over the touchy eqing and the loose bottom end of the rectos, just me tho

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#32
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IMO a Mark V isn't that great for serious metal, the Recto just has so much more balls to it and even though ppl say they're not tight if you EQ it properly you can get incredible metal tones. i've got a Dual and its the best amp i've ever played so i'd recommend but i haven't played a Triple, it is however supposed to be tighter in general than the Dual


I know its your opinion but Mark V not good enough for serious metal
Between the Buried and Me, Lamb of God, and John Petrucci uses them and get some pretty heavy tones. It doesn't have the low end kick that the recto's have but rather punches you in the spleen with awesomeness in its own way (:

But I'd say try both the Triple Recto and a 6505 and see which one you like more. I have to agree these amps are much more of a purist metal kind of amp compared to a Mark V. I just get defensive because I own one
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#33
Ts, private message me, my brother is selling his old dual rec and it is in perfect condition, so message if interested
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#34
If you go for Mesa I'd suggest the Mark series, the Roadster or an old 2 channel. the newer 3-channel Dual Rectifiers don't sound as good as the old 90's ones, and the Triple does sound a bit better, but it's not worth paying the extra hundred or more for. You could also go for a Single Rec if you wanted to, those put out the older Mesa tones better than a Dual or Triple can, and they're much easier to tweak.
#36
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i perfer my 5150 to the recto

Is yours a 2 channel though?
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#37
Quote by shtuff
hey not trying to hijack the thread or anything like that but if you want a good priced FJA bias modded 5150 I am looking to part with mine. I would fully suggest going out, finding one and playing it first because pesonally I like the 5150 more than the II and the bias mod makes it sound all the better.

message me back if your interested I won't charge ya much more than 700$

now on topic I like the 5150 because I just couldn't get over the touchy eqing and the loose bottom end of the rectos, just me tho



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Originally Posted by ibanez_guru
ARE YOU TONE ******ED??????

Thats not a dig either, its a serious question!!!!!!!!!


Quote by gregs1020
well i did sit 5th row for the who in '82.

ears are still ringing a bit.
#38
a boosted 2 channel recto is one of the biggest wins i have ever heard. period.
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