#1
Recently I've been hunting down some 5150s/5150 ii and the ones I'm running into are quite cheap... Around 300-600

I'm unsure if the amps are simply old, old tubes, unwanted, damaged or even fake ( I'm aware that they are discontinued and are replaced by the 6505s)

Just wondering - would anyone counterfeit a peavey or other desirable amps? Has anyone seen fake amps?

Thanks guys.
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#2
I've never seen or heard of a fake amp... But I'm sure they exist. I don't think the ones you're seeing are fake simply because of the price range though. From what little I know (I'm not into metal so 5150s are as useful as sandpaper TP for me) ~$550 is about the going rate for a 5150... So the range you state actually seems pretty reasonable.

Are you looking for a $1000+ 5150? I'm sure someone on here would be happy to buy one of the $300 ones you've found and sell it to you for $1200...
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#4
5150/5150II's used are normally under &900 so i doubt your seeing fake one's. They were massed produced in high volumes and not that hard to come buy nowadays. The 6505 series replaced them after EVH left peavey. Unless Modded by some companies that will be the going rate for most all the 5150 series amps.

Remakes of the 5150 6505 series are the 6260 series from Bugera. Really bad remakes if that. Its kind of a curse around forums. There very unreliable electronically more than anything. The sound is there but they're not built worth a damn.

Noramally if you see a modded or altered 5150 or 6505 amp they tell you in the description what has been done. Not many counterfiets that I've run across. Its more profitable to do guitars than amplifiers.
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they don't need to make fake amps, they can reverse engineer an amp outta country, make it in china and sell it in america completely legally. for example, bugera has been doing it for years.
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#6
Ah, thanks guys.
I understand the bugera/behringer situation.

I'll conclude that amps in general can't easily be conlunterfeited for profit. And these 5150s can simply be really worn out and need tube replacements.
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#7
I see the 2x12 combos go for around $350-400 all day long, and the heads for around $500. More or less depending on cosmetic condition. Almost all Peavey amps are built like tanks and can take quite a bit of abuse, just go play it and make sure it's alright. No weird noises, crackly pots, etc.


If you want, I'll buy the amp and have it shipped to me. I will personally inspect it and make sure it's good to go, and send it back to you with my approval. How does $1200 sound?
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Counterfeit Peavey? Is that what they're calling bugera's these days?

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Counterfeit Peavey? Is that what they're calling bugera's these days?




As far as 5150s and 6505s go, $600 is the average, normal asking price. $500 is a fair deal. $400-450 is a steal. Anything lower has issues, or might be stolen.

That's based on my recent experiences in the US. I'm assuming that's where you are as well? 5150 prices have definitely gone up, in general it seems like a lot of gear prices have gone up. I guess with more and more people using the internet every day, people are really starting to hone in on the deals, to the point where prices are raised competitively and there are no deals anymore.

For example, MIJ Squires used to be very high quality guitars that could be had for very cheap because they had the Squire name on them. Now I see them going for $400 minimum.

I bought my 5150 212 a couple years ago for $450. I haven't seen a 5150 or 6505 of any kind for under $600 for a while now. It's a shame.

EDIT: Or maybe everything is just expensive as **** in CA.
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Must be. There's a 5150 combo listed near me for $400 right now, but the cost of living here is low compared to California.
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#12
A fake 6505 is the Bugera 6260.

I would so grab a 6505 for $600, given it's in good condition and such. Throw a 5150 badge on there and your golden.
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#13
Lucky Americans, here on the Canadian east coast the 6505's have been known to go for around 700-900$ used, considering new they are 1200 before taxes. Of course one that has seen some wear and tear could be 600-700$ I suppose. I love my 6505+, but would also love to get my hands on the original 5150, heard they are rawer sounding, which is def something I'd love to try out tonewise.
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Try Living in Australia!!!!!!! Our dollar is worth more than the USD but you wont find a used 6505+ for under $1400!! Im trying to find a used mesa recto cab 4 x 12 and the only one i can find for sale used is $1100 with a $1799 rrp for new!!!!

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I love my 6505+, but would also love to get my hands on the original 5150, heard they are rawer sounding, which is def something I'd love to try out tonewise.
5150 and 6505 are the exact same amp

The 5150ii/6505+ have a tad less gain than the regular model, but on something like this you'll never miss the difference.
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