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#161
yes, a boost is like a boss sd-1, ibanez tube screamer, or maxon OD-9. you turn the level up and the gain down so it beefs up the signal and saturates the pre-amp more. check out the stickies for info.
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#162
Maybe a 900 would be better as opposed to the 800.

What will you be playing the MOST of? rock, classic, or metal?
#163
eh, 900 would be good to.

and time for the jcm-er to make a new thread. 5150/6505 sh*t only in here. from word of the creator.
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#164
^ all hail Geno.

anyways. Yeah dont start a new thread about the 900 ... use the search feature first...and if you still dont have all the right info THEN make a new thread.
#165
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and time for the jcm-er to make a new thread. 5150/6505 sh*t only in here. from word of the creator.


Exactly!

Now, coming back to the 6505 combo, do they have a fan inside or something? With the closed back, its got to be extremely hot inside right? Has anyone tried to close the back of a XXX combo ?

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#166
Maybe its just me, but does anyone here think people are ****in retarded when they say that the 5150 has more than enough gain? I hate it when people say that **** because I have my 5150 II on 10 for preamp and it still isn't enough gain. I have a tubescreamer in front of it boosting the signal plus a BBE Sonic Stomp to add high end. Maybe one of my tubes blew, but I can't stand my 5150 anymore. Not enough gain and i get no high end even with the presence at 10. Im seriously thinking of ditching the piece of ****. I loved it a couple months back, but whether a tube blew or whatever, the tone sucks now. Anyone else have this problem with their 5150?
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#167
^ umm ur retarded? The amp HAS to have something wrong with it...if not...go get yourself 8,563 Boss MT-2s and have fun that.

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#168
Quote by Mdragoon
Maybe its just me, but does anyone here think people are ****in retarded when they say that the 5150 has more than enough gain? I hate it when people say that **** because I have my 5150 II on 10 for preamp and it still isn't enough gain. I have a tubescreamer in front of it boosting the signal plus a BBE Sonic Stomp to add high end. Maybe one of my tubes blew, but I can't stand my 5150 anymore. Not enough gain and i get no high end even with the presence at 10. Im seriously thinking of ditching the piece of ****. I loved it a couple months back, but whether a tube blew or whatever, the tone sucks now. Anyone else have this problem with their 5150?

LOL... Your 5150 is definately f*cked up dude. I play brutal death metal on it with the preamp gain on 6.5, no boost or anything.
#169
Quote by Mdragoon
Maybe its just me, but does anyone here think people are ****in retarded when they say that the 5150 has more than enough gain? I hate it when people say that **** because I have my 5150 II on 10 for preamp and it still isn't enough gain. I have a tubescreamer in front of it boosting the signal plus a BBE Sonic Stomp to add high end. Maybe one of my tubes blew, but I can't stand my 5150 anymore. Not enough gain and i get no high end even with the presence at 10. Im seriously thinking of ditching the piece of ****. I loved it a couple months back, but whether a tube blew or whatever, the tone sucks now. Anyone else have this problem with their 5150?

Retube it and calm down.
#170
Quote by Mdragoon
Maybe its just me, but does anyone here think people are ****in retarded when they say that the 5150 has more than enough gain? I hate it when people say that **** because I have my 5150 II on 10 for preamp and it still isn't enough gain. I have a tubescreamer in front of it boosting the signal plus a BBE Sonic Stomp to add high end. Maybe one of my tubes blew, but I can't stand my 5150 anymore. Not enough gain and i get no high end even with the presence at 10. Im seriously thinking of ditching the piece of ****. I loved it a couple months back, but whether a tube blew or whatever, the tone sucks now. Anyone else have this problem with their 5150?

I'm assuming you bought it used, did you take it to a tech for a once over when you got it? Did you change the tubes when you first got it? If not, it's probably due for a re-tube, that's part of owning a tube amp, and considered regular maintenance. I would change both the preamp and power tubes if the gain is as bad as you say. My Mark IV had old tubes when I got it, and the high gain didn't sound great at all. It had the original preamp tubes, and approx 5 year old power tubes. The previous owner sold it to me because he didn't think it had enough gain. I retubed it with Mesa power tubes and JJ preamp tubes, and it woke right up.
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#171
Quote by Mdragoon
Maybe its just me, but does anyone here think people are ****in retarded when they say that the 5150 has more than enough gain? I hate it when people say that **** because I have my 5150 II on 10 for preamp and it still isn't enough gain. I have a tubescreamer in front of it boosting the signal plus a BBE Sonic Stomp to add high end. Maybe one of my tubes blew, but I can't stand my 5150 anymore. Not enough gain and i get no high end even with the presence at 10. Im seriously thinking of ditching the piece of ****. I loved it a couple months back, but whether a tube blew or whatever, the tone sucks now. Anyone else have this problem with their 5150?

change the tubes.

who ever asked about the fan, i'm not sure.
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#172
Do you guys think that the single EQ is a drag? I've only seen these with a single EQ, which is kind of a turn off to me.
#173
5150 II's/6505+'s have an EQ for both channels. Besides, I EQ both my channels very similarly anyways.
#174
Quote by xxgenocide98xx
In my opinion cabs that go well with the 5150-

5150 straight cab

Any of these as 2x12s or 4x12s-
ENGL Traditional w/ v30s
Marshall 1960a or AV.
MesaBoogie Traditonal w/ v30s
Genz Benz G-Flex
Carvin Legacy


Which one would be good with the 5150/6505 if I wanted to play early metal (Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, etc.) And some death metal (Dimmu Borgir, 1349, Children of Bodom, etc.)?
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#175
would the 6505 be good for ac/dc, BLS, black sabbath, aerosmith, motley crue, jimi hendrix, GNR, judas preist stuff?
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#176
it does it good enough.
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#177
so the 6505 would be a good choice for all those? the best choice?
Motley Crue 2/11/06!
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#178
no.

it's a metal amp that can do those tones well.
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#179
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#180
After weeks of trying to make a Peavey XXX combo sound like a 6505, I'm finally thinking of getting the 5150/6505 head and a 1x12 cab so its not too big for my apartment bedroom. Since Peavey amps concentrate on Pre-amp saturation and dont need to be cranked all the way ( or use an attenuator ) I can still get good metal tones at low volumes. But can a 120 watt head be played at such low volumes that its still tolerable a few feet away or do I need to have an attenuator?

can I pull this off ??

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#181
My friend plays a 5150 II head through a Marshall 1960b 4x12 in his room standing about a foot away. I think you should be fine.
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#182
Cool !! Thanks. A first hand experience helps.

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#183
^ aye, just to second that, it'll be fine. it's pushing the volume to get power tube breakup which is loud. with the volume around 1, it'll be fine (if a little flat sounding).
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#184
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My friend plays a 5150 II head through a Marshall 1960b 4x12 in his room standing about a foot away. I think you should be fine.


Yeah, i have the same setup but with a 1960a. Get a noise gate if you don't have one, low levels will still have a big buzz without one (ISP are good).
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#185
He didn't have any buzz at all.
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#186
Quote by CodySG
He didn't have any buzz at all.


I second that! Its a $1000 Pro head!! it should not have any buzzing. My XXX is as quiet as a mouse. I agree that the XXX does not have as much gain as the 6505 but even with a OD pedal with level maxed out its still very quiet since its got some patented noise elimination going on. I'm assuming the top-of-the-line professional head, will also have something similar if not better.

Is there buzz/hum with no guitar plugged in? There is a "ground" toggle switch which you can experiment with to make the humming go away. But I'm sure you already knew that.

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#187
I seem to have a problem finding a footswitch for my 5150. I bought it second hand and got the 2 switch footswitch with it but I want one where I can turn crunch on and off aswell. Anybody know where I can buy one of these from because I have searched the net for agers now?

I am also from England so prefferably an english selling site.

Thanks
#188
Ebay usually has about a thousand on it.
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#189
Quote by emperor_black
I second that! Its a $1000 Pro head!! it should not have any buzzing. My XXX is as quiet as a mouse. I agree that the XXX does not have as much gain as the 6505 but even with a OD pedal with level maxed out its still very quiet since its got some patented noise elimination going on. I'm assuming the top-of-the-line professional head, will also have something similar if not better.

Is there buzz/hum with no guitar plugged in? There is a "ground" toggle switch which you can experiment with to make the humming go away. But I'm sure you already knew that.

i still say your tubes are going dude. my XXX is a noisy beast and has much more than enough gain.
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#191
Just bought a 6505 combo. It made me **** my pants. Digging it so far...
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#192
Good on ya' boy! Hope it does good for you
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#193
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#195
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#196
So what kind of tubes do you guys recommend for a 5150/6505? I'm still new to tubes so I'm not sure.
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#198
^ Both I guess. But any information about tube that you can give me would be great.
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#200
^ yeah just get the high gain 6505/5150 set. and never look back.
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