#1
So here's the deal I love love love love love my Peavey 5150 but I can't fake the cleans enough like I thought I would... Lots of songs from the 80's have the typical bridge/pre chorus clean bits and no amount of delay and chorus can get me sounding like I want... And don't get me started trying to strum to songs like Wanted or I Remember You...

So even though I love the distortion tone on it I have to ditch it for a more versatile road amp until I have enough money burning me I can justify essentially a single channel amp... Which leads me to the DSL/JVM

The DSL is very popular playing the 80's thing and it's cheap but again it has a shared EQ so I don't know how well cleans are gonna work live... The JVM 210/05 would be all the diversity I'd need. Are the cleans and dirt and all that more impressive to justify the extra couple hundred? Selling my Peavey would get me a DSL with some cash or I could invest a couple hundred extra into the JVM which is more than doable... Just seeing if people think it's worth it
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#2
I wasn't crazy about the JVM, but I really like the DSL. The cleans were decent on both, but the JVM OD was meh. How about a 5150III?
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#3
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I wasn't crazy about the JVM, but I really like the DSL. The cleans were decent on both, but the JVM OD was meh. How about a 5150III?

I've thought about that route... But one of those with a matching white cab are still pretty expensive
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#4
I have a dsl100 and it has a really nice clean.
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#5
Used and get a avatar, marshall, or mesa cab
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#6
If you love your 5150, why not take the extra you'd save up for a JVM, and get something like a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe or a Peavey Classic and ABY them?
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#7
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If you love your 5150, why not take the extra you'd save up for a JVM, and get something like a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe or a Peavey Classic and ABY them?

I thought about that as well but it's too cumbersome live... I'd need another set of pedals or a processor for that to get chorus and delay and the band would need to buy a bigger board to mic it since we're already at capacity without me having a vox mic
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#8
Also look at the Krank 1980, nice cleans and a great Marshall dirty channel
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#9
I use a multi-effects pedal so I can use my 6505 distortion and then the processors preamps for cleans.

You aren't going to get your peavey sound out of a marshall if you like what you have.

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#10
I think the cleans on the DSL are fantastic. I really like the distortion on the DSL alot, but sometimes it comes across as too too thin and harsh when it isn't mic'd, which can be an issue sometimes at performances, since a lot of the time we aren't mic'd (sounds weird but trust me haha).

The DSL has tons of Mods you can do as well.

Wouldnt using an ABY take little room on your board? Throw it at the end of the chain, no need to double up on effects, unless you keep everyting in the loop.
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#11
My buddy went from a 6505 to a JVM, be prepared to boost it with an OD pedal to get similar distortion tones
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#12
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I think the cleans on the DSL are fantastic. I really like the distortion on the DSL alot, but sometimes it comes across as too too thin and harsh when it isn't mic'd, which can be an issue sometimes at performances, since a lot of the time we aren't mic'd (sounds weird but trust me haha).

The DSL has tons of Mods you can do as well.

Wouldnt using an ABY take little room on your board? Throw it at the end of the chain, no need to double up on effects, unless you keep everyting in the loop.

Ya my delay and chorus are looped, only thing out front is wah, Maxon OD808 and tuner... And no room on the board to plug in 2 mics for me

Hopefully this store in town has both a DSL and some sort of JVM on hand to test...
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#13
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My buddy went from a 6505 to a JVM, be prepared to boost it with an OD pedal to get similar distortion tones

I'm only about 1 o'clock on the high gain channel on the Peavey... I doubt I'd need to go any further than OD green dime'd or amber on the JVM
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#14
The type of distortion you will be getting is different as well. I went from 6505+ to the DSL and noticed that immediately. i actually preferred the Marshall, so it was not an issue to switch. I also didn;t need that much razor sharp gain.
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#15
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The type of distortion you will be getting is different as well. I went from 6505+ to the DSL and noticed that immediately. i actually preferred the Marshall, so it was not an issue to switch. I also didn;t need that much razor sharp gain.

I'm playing hair metal... I'm not exactly needing to dime any frequency so it's not being used to utmost br00talz potential so a switch to a Marshall isn't going to be that big... I just know a few guys in "the scene" have used or still use DSLs (Satchel I know used em before graduating to the 5153, but I still think his tone with the DSL was better) and the other hair metal dudes in town use a DSL (alongside a bunch of playback so who knows how often he's playing live...) and the JVM is essentially a history lesson in Marshall so it has what I need plus 2 channels of gain head room (And that's just on the 210) so the versatility of the JVM is a plus and not shared EQ is a plus... And MIDI out and this and that... But is it $400ish more of a plus than a DSL... Salt Lake isn't the biggest music city so it's not like there are an abundance of used JVMs or DSLs on Criagslist or KSL to try...
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#16
a lot of people will recommend the DSL over the JVM. while the JVM has options, people tend to like the dsl more. I hear people dislike the JVM also because the "gears" sound too diode-y. This is their opinion I never really thought of it that way. I like the DSL a lot. Only two channels though, but there is a mod to make the clean/crunch like the 6505+, but it costs some money.

Like I said, I love the Marshall. I just picked up a JCA 100h that is really doing it for me. The cleans are like an overdrive channel with less gain, but I really work with it and love it. Also a shared eq, and no reverb. you have tons of options here
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#17
If you play hair metal and already have an OD for leads, I'd definitely suggest getting the same amplifier as what I have: Laney VH100R. Surprised no one has mentioned it yet. It has a really nice clean channel, which can be driven to some nice overdrive tones by it's own Channel A Drive. The Channel B has a little bit of crunch to it and when you put the Channel B drive on, it sounds heavenly. Goes to even death metal distortion with a tubescreamer/or the like -pedal. If you want to hear how it sounds, through a "decent" video camera, listen to following:
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#18
Is a Splawn Quickrod out of budget? I can find'em used for $1200-1400
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#19
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Is a Splawn Quickrod out of budget? I can find'em used for $1200-1400

I totally forgot to check if there are any of those for sale... Whenever I think I want a Splawn I go the totally custom route and build it with a Marshall chasis and white tolex like Randy and all this then I look at the price... If the QR goes used about a JVM I wonder how they stack up. Another board I'm on has the biggest boner for them so I've always been interested but if it's hard to find a Marshall here then I'm assuming a used Splawn of any kind will be harder lol
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#20
The Splawn makes the JVM mess its pants and run home crying before it even gets to Gear 3.
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#21
Quote by classicrocker01
The Splawn makes the JVM mess its pants and run home crying before it even gets to Gear 3.

**** it, the other guitar player in this band I'm jumping on board with has a DSL I'm going to get a used Quick Rod with the Peavey money!
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#22
Yea there are several used splawns here www.guitarcenter.com/usedgear and they just got a white one with KT88's in $1349.99 (I'm sure you could get it for $1200

There is also a pro-mod for $1040 if you can get away with a single channel
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#23
^Im heading up there tomorrow, checking that out!
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#24
Quote by Tremolo Bum
I use a multi-effects pedal so I can use my 6505 distortion and then the processors preamps for cleans.

You aren't going to get your peavey sound out of a marshall if you like what you have.


This is what I did when I had a 6505 as well.
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