#1
I'm going to be buying a preamp (Not a full tube amp) so that I can test a few things out. I'm willing to buy new or used.
I'm a huge Peavey 5150 fan (been using them for years). Does anyone know of a good guitar preamp that I can get a good 5150 tone with?
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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
#2
how much will you spend?
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#3
Quote by budreiser1
how much will you spend?


Whatever it takes........within reason of course.

I'm not opposed to spending good money. I just want a good sounding preamp.
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
#5
axefx is realy good
Ibanez rg770
Washburn x50proq
Ibanez rg7621
peavey 6505 plus combo
Boss Ge 7
vox satchurator
Cae mc404 wah
#6
Quote by 667
Tech 21 SansAmp PSA.


I've listened to video clips of this and it sounds more "Dual Rectifier-ish" then "5150-ish".
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
#7
I own a 5150 and a SansAmp PSA-1. It can definitely sound 5150 ish. It does everything really.
#8
Randall RM4.
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#9
I would totally say an Axe Fx Ultra, it's a modleing preamplifier but it is well known as one of the few modelers that is just good, if not BETTER than the real thing, now better is in ease of setup, recording etc

TAKE NOTE: it does sound good but there are 2 things you should know

1: it can be complicated to learn to get the sound in your head, just for the amp portion there is like 10 parameters

2: it simulates cabs if you want but if you are going to do this it would be best to use with a pa so the sound is not colored
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thanks for making an old dude feel like his advice is actually taken into consideration
#10
Randall RM100 or RM4 (the RM4 is heavy as shit, though, weightwise).
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#11
If he's looking for something that can get close to ONE tone and something that he can just test a few things with, I doubt he's going to shell out the cash for an Axe-FX.

May want to give the ENGL e530 a look. Head to netmusicians.org for some clips, it does modern metal pretty well. Should be able to find it for about $400ish used.
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#12
I like the Randall RM4 in concept.
I tried out one of Randall's modular tube amps with this same design and it sounded a bit......digital? Not sure how to put it. Just didn't sound natural to me.

Love the sound of the Engl e530. If I cannot find exactly what I'm looking for then I already decided to just buy one of these.

I used to have an old Peavey Rockmaster way back in the day that I loved (Mine had some mods done to it). I'd love to find another one but they are next to impossible to find.

Any other suggestions?
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
#14
Quote by Raijouta
Randall RM100 or RM4 (the RM4 is heavy as shit, though, weightwise).


Never handled an RM4, but the RM100 ain't exactly light either.