#1
Well the title pretty much sums it up. I've had my vh140c for almost 2 years now and it's an awesome amp but I'm not sure it's really what I'm looking for. While I can nail that old school death metal tone I haven't been able to really get any really modern sounding metal tones to it. In addition, maybe it's just me, but I think it sounds a bit digital, and the 5150 sounds more organic I guess.

I love the tone of the 5150, but I also love my vh140c, and I don't want to make a decision I will regret later. Thoughts?

I would try to find a 5150 212 combo, and I play mostly in my bedroom...it's really a pain having a halfstack in your room lol
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#2
I would recommend a 5150 II rather than the original for what you described.

As for space, Theres 2x12 cabs.
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#3
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I would recommend a 5150 II rather than the original for what you described.

As for space, Theres 2x12 cabs.


Yeah I wish I could get a 212 man but I'm not trying to deal out like 400 for a nice 212 when a 5150 combo costs like 500 used

I've always heard that the 5150 combo sounds more like the 5150-ii head than the original anyways

Any other opinions on if this would be a good trade for me?
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#4
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I would recommend a 5150 II rather than the original for what you described.

I wouldn't.

The 5150 II/6505+ is much smoother and more muddy. More versatile, but lacks the oomph the 5150/6505 has. To each their own though, I much prefer the original for modern metal
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#5
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I wouldn't.

The 5150 II/6505+ is much smoother and more muddy. More versatile, but lacks the oomph the 5150/6505 has. To each their own though, I much prefer the original for modern metal


The II does lack balls, and it is smoother. That's what makes it sounds more modern to me.
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#6
Dude Peavey sucks save a little more and buy an Orange Rockerverb or VHT Deliverance.
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#7
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Dude Peavey sucks save a little more and buy an Orange Rockerverb or VHT Deliverance.


Hahaha no thanks

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I wouldn't.

The 5150 II/6505+ is much smoother and more muddy. More versatile, but lacks the oomph the 5150/6505 has. To each their own though, I much prefer the original for modern metal


Hey man I know you used to have both of these amps, would you say it's a good idea for me to get the 5150?
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I think black doom death metal is just plain stupid. go flame on me but i can't hear nothing but shit on those songs with everything in drop A or below. also it could've been without lyrics as you'd never hear them anyway.
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#8
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Dude Peavey sucks save a little more and buy an Orange Rockerverb or VHT Deliverance.

Trollololol ignorance.
#9
peavey sux you should buy a dumble

seriously though

TS the decision is totally up to you..
It sounds like you want to change to tube so i'd go for it personally.
#10
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peavey sux you should buy a dumble

seriously though

TS the decision is totally up to you..
It sounds like you want to change to tube so i'd go for it personally.


Yeah that's probably true, like I said though I just don't want to do something I'll regret later
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I think black doom death metal is just plain stupid. go flame on me but i can't hear nothing but shit on those songs with everything in drop A or below. also it could've been without lyrics as you'd never hear them anyway.
#11
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Dude Peavey sucks save a little more and buy an Orange Rockerverb or VHT Deliverance.


modern metal


modern metal, the genre in which every band uses or has used a 5150/6505, XXX or JSX for at one point or another




TS, if you regret it later you can always sell the Peavey and get another Ampeg, or maybe even something else.
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#12
Yeah I think I've pretty much made up my mind on the 5150, good points guys thanks for the help.

Anyone know How loud will it be compared to my vh140c?
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#13
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Hahaha no thanks


Hey man I know you used to have both of these amps, would you say it's a good idea for me to get the 5150?

I really don't like the 2x12 combo, so I wouldn't suggest buying that one. It's like a cross between the 5150/6505 and the 5150 II/6505+, which is a bad thing IMO


The 5150 is probably a bit louder than the VH-140C, though it really wouldn't matter, I don't think you'll ever turn either up all the way
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