#1
Ok, so I just bought my Carvin MTS off of eBay for $425 about a month ago. It's a great amp in every respect, but it just doesn't have the voicing I want. To put it simply, it keeps trying to be a Marshall, and I keep trying to make it a Mesa; and it's not happening. So I should be able to sell it for about $350-400 on eBay, plus the $450 I have now, which should give me $800 or so. I also might sell my Gamecube since I never play it anymore, and I could probably get around $150 for that.

At this point I think my best options are probably either a used Peavey 5150, or I might be willing to save for a couple months until I get a job in the summer and get a Framus Cobra, which would probably be $1200-1500 used, and is basically my dream amp. I'm completely open to any suggestions, but I feel I need an amp that was designed for metal; the Carvin is extremely versatile, but it just can't quite do what I want the most the way I want it. Also, I don't really want to suffer bad cleans, but the cleans pretty much take the back burner if the amp isn't good at metal. I'd appreciate any advice or suggestions, thanks

EDIT: Thought I'd add, I play a Schecter FR Damien with Bill Lawrence pups, into a Genz-Benz G-Flex 2x12 cab.
Last edited by De Amazing Blob at Feb 11, 2007,
#2
yea dude the Framus will be about 2kish and up.. 6505 is a great amp very dark and low end voicing. I tried one out yesterday and loved it. i really want one to go with my jsx.
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#3
the 5150 is great. Also, check out Randall's. They have a great, full sound, even if its solid state. Decent prices too.
#4
Yeah, the Framus' are like $2.4k new, but I saw one in great condition go for around $1400 the other day. I also realize that Randalls are nice, but I would like to stick with tubes. I think I'll see if I can get out and try a 5150 to see if it'd be for me or not.
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#5
i have a peavey 6505, its the best amp ive ever played on
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#6
where the heck are you finding it for 2.4k new? at rocksolid its 3.2k : \
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#7
That's the list price, on eBay there's a dealer that sells them $2400 for the head and the halfstack for $3400. On RSA it says "Call for RSA's best price!" or something, that's not what they actually sell it for.

And yeah, I've been hearing a lot of great things about the Peavey's, I'll try to try one out if possible, but I'd appreciate more versatility, which I hear it has little of.

What are everyone's thoughts on B-52 AT-100s? I'm thinking that would be better for metal than the Carvin, but not necessarily much of a step up.
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#8
If metal is what you are going for you can't really go wrong with a 6505. If you have money leftover I'd recommend a mesa boogie cabinet instead of the 6505 cabinet.
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#9
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where the heck are you finding it for 2.4k new? at rocksolid its 3.2k : \


Wow... For once England get's the good deal. £1k new.

If I were to buy it from the US it'd probably cost me around £1.5k
#10
^ Yeah they're well priced in the UK cheaper and better than a recto. I'd say the Peavey's are a little overpriced in the US than they are in the UK, say.

Save up for the Framus is what I'd do but if your sh*t desperate go grab a 5150 off ebay.

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#11
^Yeah, I'd love to be able to get a Framus, but it will be towards the end of the summer until I could afford one, and I'm in a band and the Carvin isn't really cutting it for us right now. I suppose I could always sell the Peavey once I had enough to combine money I had and what I got for selling it and get a Framus, but that would be kind of a hassle...

And I have a Genz-Benz G-flex 2x12, which I don't think I'll be upgrading anytime soon, and I definitely wouldn't have gotten a 5150 cab anyway.
#12
Dude, go for any of the higher end peavey heads. Plugged into the g-flex, it would sound amazing, plus, it is not that much money.
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#13
Yeah, I'm sure I could get an incredible metal sound, which I'd love, but I guess I'm just worried about lack of versatility... Though with a chorus and EQ the cleans shouldn't be that bad...? Does anyone know how the 5150 fares with crunch sounds, bands like GN'R and AC/DC? It doesn't have to be a Marshall or anything, just pretty good.
#15
^I've thought about a XXX, but I've heard they're kind of sterile, and my main goal is brutal distortion, which I hear the 5150 is much better at. I did try a 5150 and XXX about a month and a half ago, and though I can't exactly recall them that well, I know I like the 5150 better.
#16
save $ and buy a used mesa boogie. It makes a world of difference compared to all the other Sh** people are recomending
#17
^Well, I'd consider a Boogie, but I'd have to save up to get one like a Framus, and I'd rather get a Framus over a Rec. Why do you think Peaveys are shit?
#18
shecter boy is an idiot, ive played a mesa dual rec and my 6505, the mesa is not any better or any worse for metal. lol, "the sh** people are recomending" shows how much you know...
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Ibanez SA260, EMG pups, Original Floyd, and Schaller locking tuners tuners

5150 III 4x12 Cab

LOOKING FOR NEW TUBE HEAD!!!!
P.M. If your selling one!!!
#19
^Yeah, that's kind of what I was thinking... I know he has one, so that's probably why he thinks everything else is worse