#1
is there any difference between the peavey 6505 and 5150 combo other than the name? also, is it a good combo amp for metal? are there any other good tube combo amps you could recommend for metal?
equipment:
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Peavey 5150 combo
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#3
- There is no real difference between the 2.
- They are ONLY good for metal.
- Have a look at Engls since they are good for metal and have decent cleans.
#4
i have the head, its pretty much only good for anything that ahs to do wiht heavy music the cleans arent that good though, it has more gain then you'll ever need, but just get a noise gate if you plan on playing larger venues
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#5
i compared the engl fireball with the 5150
result:

peavey

pros:
- one of the best metal sounds
- endless gain
- wonderful dark sound
- a beast for metal (oh i already mentioned that)

cons:
- no cleans
- very loud (dont even try to play without noisegate)
- you can play metal and thats it

engl screamer

pros:
- unbeliefable metal sound
- brilliant clean sound
- quiet
- versatile amp

cons:
- crunsh chanel is not good
- very bright, modern sound (i dont have a problem with that, but some have...)
my gear:

guitar: Schecter c1 classic
amp: Engl fireball
box: Engl v30 4x12
effects: g-major
in future: ESP eclipse, PRS Custom 24...
Last edited by dickeskind at Nov 4, 2007,
#6
I've tried 6505, the clean is decent on that amp.



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#7
no they are not....if you hit the strings a little harder the "clean tone" begins to crunsh like hell
my gear:

guitar: Schecter c1 classic
amp: Engl fireball
box: Engl v30 4x12
effects: g-major
in future: ESP eclipse, PRS Custom 24...
#8
That's what I like about it. Dynamic picking WTF! And it doesn't crunch, it just sounds a little bit more brighter and slightly distorted.



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#9
ok kazra...if you like distortion in you clean tone than go for the peavey
my gear:

guitar: Schecter c1 classic
amp: Engl fireball
box: Engl v30 4x12
effects: g-major
in future: ESP eclipse, PRS Custom 24...
#10
Quote by dickeskind
i compared the engl fireball with the 5150
result:

peavey

pros:
- one of the best metal sounds
- endless gain
- wonderful dark sound
- a beast for metal (oh i already mentioned that)

cons:
- no cleans
- very loud (dont even try to play without noisegate)
- you can play metal and thats it


I couldn't dissagree anymore.

No matter what people say, the 5150 CAN do lots of other genres other than metal, maybe not as good as others, but it doesn't sound like crap. The rythm channel can actually get a pretty decent classic rock sound out of it, it can also (obviously) play stuff like Van Halen and the cleans don't suck as bad as everyone says they do. They can be cleaned up decently with a tube change (JJ Hi-Gains are the best I've found for this) or a chorus pedal of some sort can be added.

That being said, as an owner of a 5150, its way too harsh sounding of an amp for me anymore and can get pretty muddy.


Oh and you do realize at the top of your post it says you compared it with a fireball, but then you give a comparison of a screamer to it. Typo?
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ok kazra...if you like distortion in you clean tone than go for the peavey

Listen to the beginning of "Achilles' Last Stand." Distorted "clean" arpeggios=awesome.


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I couldn't dissagree anymore.

No matter what people say, the 5150 CAN do lots of other genres other than metal, maybe not as good as others, but it doesn't sound like crap. The rythm channel can actually get a pretty decent classic rock sound out of it, it can also (obviously) play stuff like Van Halen and the cleans don't suck as bad as everyone says they do. They can be cleaned up decently with a tube change (JJ Hi-Gains are the best I've found for this) or a chorus pedal of some sort can be added.

That being said, as an owner of a 5150, its way too harsh sounding of an amp for me anymore and can get pretty muddy.


Oh and you do realize at the top of your post it says you compared it with a fireball, but then you give a comparison of a screamer to it. Typo?


+1. Also, Ted Nugent uses one. XD
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Listen to the beginning of "Achilles' Last Stand." Distorted "clean" arpeggios=awesome.


+1. Also, Ted Nugent uses one. XD


Ah yeah, totally forgot Ted Nugent used them
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#14
The 5150/6505 is a great metal amp, but can do decent classic rock tones and a great EVH Brown Sound.
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there is a mother 5150/6505 thread. take a look at it, its pretty usefull.


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