Just bought a Palomino V8 for $200. V5 is same price, but it is newer. Would I be happier with the newer V5 or the discontinued V8? Don't know the difference in features. Don't play anything high gain if that matters, the highest gain i go is led zeppelin, but i love clapton.
try sending slatsmania a pm?
I'd say stick with the palomino, I have the V5 and if it's classic/zeppelin tones you want, then you're set with the palomino. The V5 has a more modern sound and sounds harsher in my opinion - though I do like it.
The Palominos are being replaced by the Crate V series from what I understand. So it is kind of a old versus new argument. I liked the Crate but have not found a Palomino to try yet.