#1
So I've been absolutely loving my new 5150 and a few new pedals in my arsenal, took me about a second to get an absolute killer tone and I just cannot wait to bring it out on tour next week (And break my back doing it!)

One thing I am still having trouble with is cleans. Yes I know, it's not a clean amp but I turned crunch into clean, as most do, with the gain all the way off and with my chorus and delay it sounds perfect for stuff like the verse for Bringin on the Heartbreak and even strumming to I Remember You... But one thing I cannot get it to do is have it sound good playing Wanted Dead or Alive! It just doesn't sound right to me, too bright and no amount of effects (or lack of when I turn the loop off) seems to cover up the lack of tone there, it just doesn't sound right for some reason... Any suggestions? I have a 10 band in the loop I'm not using currently (Too busy to set up to mesh well with my dirty tone so it's just been sitting there taking up real estate) is there something I could try setting it to when I switch to clean? All I've done with it was put volume all the way up and gain all the way down with a mid bump starting at -12 to 0 but wasn't impressed and haven't had much tweak time...

I need something to really get that song especially to sound good clean, cause the others sound decent enough for what we do... Just not that one
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#2
Try your EQ

you may find that the cleans on the 5150 are not to your taste, I don't like them at all.
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Try your EQ

you may find that the cleans on the 5150 are not to your taste, I don't like them at all.

Alright, what frequencies should I bump/dip to help me out?
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#4
Try the neck pickup?

The 5150 really isn't meant to be good at cleans, but I've gotten some perfectly acceptable tones out of mine using the neck pickup on most of my guitars. In fact, my Bernie Rico Jr. sounds pretty great on the clean channel of the 5150... then again it also has coil splits on both pickups, so it lends itself nicely to clean tones on that amp.
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Alright, what frequencies should I bump/dip to help me out?

Start with them all at 0 and slide each one up or down until you find something you like
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#6
I'm a new 5150 owner as well but if you have the head version, look into the bias mod to clean up the cleans and if you're playing mostly the songs you mentioned and nothing extremely high gain then look into the lower gain tube set as well - Eurotubes has these. Folks then like the delay and chorus to clean up the clean channel more and then tweak with the 10 band EQ. There are all sorts of tube combinations you can pick and choose from too to color the tone. Tubescreamers are also commonly used as well for a boost.
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#7
This is exactly the reason i bought a 5150ii.
Been able to get a decent clean tone with a chorus pedal in the loop, gonna add a reverb to help warm it up too soon.
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#8
I put a tube in v1 with less gain, switched to a bridge pup and tapped it on my 6505+. I know it isn't the same, but it may help. You can also roll off the volume and tone a bit to find a nice sweet spot. But like it was said, you could just not like the cleans on the amp
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