#1
I'm considering a used Peavey 5150. What would you consider a good price/deal on one in good condition?
#2
they are nice amps, just see how much they are new and if in perfect condition scrap a little off the price.
#3
I don't believe they make them any more. I believe it was replaced By the 6505.
#4
I would think 800-1000 depending on how used it was. I'm saving up for the 6505 version myself.
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#5
Quote by fireman464
I'm considering a used Peavey 5150. What would you consider a good price/deal on one in good condition?


Brand new they come at about £1200/$1150 (Yeah I know America is lucky :P) on eBay you could probably get one around $500 - $700... If your in England liek me they're hard to find relatively cheap =/
#6
Quote by fireman464
I don't believe they make them any more. I believe it was replaced By the 6505.

Yeah you won't find a new anymore unless you're real lucky.
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#8
Quote by Untitled001
Well the 5150 and 6505 are pretty mcuh exactly the same....


I've heard that. That's one reason I'm thinking used. Savings!!!
#9
You should be able to find one used anywhere from $500-$800, don't pay more than that for a 5150 used, unless there are some neat mods done by reputable amp techs.
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#10
Quote by Mudder
You should be able to find one used anywhere from $500-$800, don't pay more than that for a 5150 used, unless there are some neat mods done by reputable amp techs.



Thanks for the info. What kinda mods are we talking about? By the way I saw a used one on eBay for $549.00 buy it now price. That's what got me wondering about pricing.
#11
roughly 600-800... bidders go nuts for the Block Letter (EVH instead of sig) versions... all of em (5150 BL, sig, and 6505) sound the same
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#12
The 5150 and 6505 are the exact same amp, the same goes for the 5150 II and 6505 +. The bock letter head just had better stock tubes when it was released, but rule 1 of buying an amp of Ebay is to replace the tubes asap. Don't pay more than 1000 bucks for a used 5150/6505 or 5150 II/6505 +.

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#13
Quote by Cone 21
The 5150 and 6505 are the exact same amp, the same goes for the 5150 II and 6505 +. The bock letter head just had better stock tubes when it was released, but rule 1 of buying an amp of Ebay is to replace the tubes asap. Don't pay more than 1000 bucks for a used 5150/6505 or 5150 II/6505 +.



Thanks for the advice.
#14
it depends you buying a head or a combo
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#15
i almost got one. it's perfect for metal or rock, unless you need a clean channel, in which case you're out of luck, cuz it pretty much sucks.
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i almost got one. it's perfect for metal or rock, unless you need a clean channel, in which case you're out of luck, cuz it pretty much sucks.


I disagree, the clean channel is passable, but why the hell would you be buying a gain *****'s amp such as the 5150 for the cleans?
#17
i agree 5150 isnt bought for its cleans its bought for its distortion.

Buying a 5150 for its cleans is like buying a MG for its distortion. It just doesnt happen.

They are great amps though and with a nice chorus pedal the cleans become much better
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Quote by Syn Harvest
i agree 5150 isnt bought for its cleans its bought for its distortion.

Buying a 5150 for its cleans is like buying a MG for its distortion. It just doesnt happen.

They are great amps though and with a nice chorus pedal the cleans become much better


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#19
Quote by Syn Harvest
i agree 5150 isnt bought for its cleans its bought for its distortion.

Buying a 5150 for its cleans is like buying a MG for its reliability and good tone. It just doesnt happen.

They are great amps though and with a nice chorus pedal the cleans become much better


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#20
good job JMac thx for the correction lol

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#21
My friend got a 5150 head for $350 online used... He picked up a cab for around $300-400 added, so total was $750 at most for a 5150 + cab. That's shipped.
#22
I have the cab, so the head only is what I need. I'm torn between the 5150 and a Marshall JCM 800 or JCM 2000. I know they both are good amps. I just need to decide on which sound I really want. If I could get a killer deal that may decide it for me.
#23
I'll tell you this, the Jcm is WAY better for the classic crunch, but not that great for modern metal

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#24
JCM 2000's aren't bad for metal.
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#25
It depends on what music you like to play. The JM800 will be better for more classic rock, a little darker than the Peavey. The 5150 is better IMHO for modern rock and metal. Unless you get a smokin deal on the JCM2000 I'd go with a 5150 instead.
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#26
Quote by Mudder
It depends on what music you like to play. The JM800 will be better for more classic rock, a little darker than the Peavey. The 5150 is better IMHO for modern rock and metal. Unless you get a smokin deal on the JCM2000 I'd go with a 5150 instead.


I play a of classic and modern. From what I've seen, I'm finding better deals on the 5150.
#27
^Do you play both classic and modern, like 50/50?
If so, a JCM 900 might be good.
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