#2
Yeah, 5150 was trademarked by EVH.
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#4
They're identical other than the name. When Eddie Van Halen left Peavey, he took the 5150 name with him. Peavey just changes the name, but kept selling the amp.
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#5
Ah.. then all of these local metal bands in a huge fuss about their 5150s that they barely overbet someone with on Ebay... and think the 6505's are bad are just kinda... not.. right in the head?
#8
Exact same design, just under a different name due to the fact that EVH owns the rights to the 5150 name. Now if you're talking about the 5150II/6505+ vs the 5150/6505, that would be a different story...
2005 Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Marshall JCM900 MKIII Master Volume head
Carvin G412T cabinet
Line 6 DL-4
Boss BF-3
Boss CS-3
Boss NS-2
Boss OD-20
Boss PH-2
Ibanez TS-7 (being modded soon!)
#10
The extra EQ helps alot if you were looking for a brighter lead tone with a darker rhythm tone, or with a more defined/distinguished cleans (I crank the treble on the cleans..) with a more agressive/thick rhythm tone on the lead channel.

The extra tube on the 5150II clean channel is for more gain, not less... IIRC
#11
most 5150's are cheaper than the new 6505's......cuz there used..thats like the only reason why id say there a better buy
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