#1
What are the main differences in these two. I know the 5150 isnt made anymore, but is there any other significant difference in sound?
#3
I assume they just changed the name after heir EVH endorsement was over. Might be a few trivial differences in components but I can't imagine anyone could tell the difference.
#4
the 5150 sounds better aparently, i've never tried them out but i want a 5150
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#5
Quote by ChaoticVengence
the 5150 sounds better aparently, i've never tried them out but i want a 5150


That's a bit weird considering they are the same thing.
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#6
same thing, diff. name.
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#7
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That's a bit weird considering they are the same thing.


I'm pretty sure the older ones use different transformers and other componants compared to the new ones. The both sound relatively the same though.

It's pretty much like that with all amps. An older Marshall Mark II will probably sound better than a 1987x Reissue.
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#8
except they aren't reissues....they're the same amp with a different name due to trademark issues with Eddie Van Halen.
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#9
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except they aren't reissues....they're the same amp with a different name due to trademark issues with Eddie Van Halen.


I know they aren't but it's been almost 2 decades you know? They aren't going to be using the same parts in the 6505 amps.
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#10
A lot of people say the original 5150 sounds better than the 6505, however, the only reason behind this is that the original "block letter" amps came with better tubes stock than the later runs. Other than that they're the same.
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#11
Internally its the same parts. Eddie is doing his own thing now so the 5150 would be trademark infringement. So they changed the name. The 5150 still has that aura around it so it "sounds" better. And its a bit hard to judge 2 amps you have never actually heard as being better or worse.