#1
Sup GG&A,

A friend of mine has one of these 100w heads with the matching cab (v30's I think? Can anyone verify? ) that he is willing to sell me for $1000 (CDN). He's had it for 4 years and I know he took care of it. I currently have a 5150 2x12 combo and am looking to upgrade to a half stack. My question is, can this amp achieve good "modern metal" or "djent" type tones? I have a Schecter Hellraiser tuned to Drop A and a Maxon od808 into a Boss NS-2 as my current setup. Anyone have any experience with this amp? Should I just get the 6505 head like everyone else?

Thanks,

Steve
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#2
You have a 5150 2x12 is it the second series of those or no? They are the 6505 just before EVH left Peavey. so you have what you need amp wise just add a 2x12.
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#3
The 5150 came before the 6505. I have a 5150 2x12 combo and I want to upgrade to a half stack.
Ibanez RGR421EXFM >> Maxon OD808 >> BOSS NS-2 >> Peavey 5150 212
#4
From my understanding those YCS100 are more of a classic/hard-rock kind of amp, nothing like your 5150.

Like was already said, get a decent 2x12 cab with V30's (making sure it is the same Ohms as the 5150 you have). Set the 5150 on top of the 2x12 cab and Viola 1/2 stack
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#5
Yea, I've thought of doing this. The reason I want to upgrade to a head/cab (separate) half stack is just straight up portability. The 2x12 combo weighs a solid 70 LBS and is really getting annoying for me to lug around. I just want to be able to carry a head around and plug into multiple cabs at our jam space or the venue etc.
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#6
5150 III mini and a cab would be something to look at
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Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#7
You could mod it into a head. Many people have done so with the 6505+ 112

And getting a 4x12 will not really improve portability, it may add casters so you can roll it, but still it's massive. And also you could do the same with your current amp and attach some casters to the bottom.

But a head + 2x12 approach would be good though.
#8
They don't weight 70lbs, more like 85 :P Do a combo to head conversion? You probably can find a used mesa 4x12 for around $600? Traynor makes good stuff, but if you're going for the crazy low end thump, you can't beat the mesa rectifier 4x12 cab!
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#9
I used to own one (sold it after I sold my cabs) that I got from a friend.
The friend used it for "modern metal" (not a plug; just youtube "Sirens Fall Silent"). They did some "djent" stuff and it cleaned up nicely.
I really liked the way it sounded. He is the lead guitarist and it really cut through.
BUT he ended up buying a 5150 because, even though it sounds awesome as a "modern metal" amp, it really wasn't designed to be pushed that hard.
He kept blowing preamp tubes until he bought the 5150.
Awesome!