#1
I'm taking my 5150 back because frankly since I got it last November, I've never had it working for a period longer than 2 months.

My question to you, UG, is that will I be disappointed in the least bit just getting a new 6505 instead? It won't cost me anything extra. If anything, I'll gain $32 store credit after I get it.
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#2
I'd say do it. Or if in the period you've been playing the 5150 you've liked it, then just say it's faulty and get a new one.
#3
Quote by fretsonfire74
I'd say do it. Or if in the period you've been playing the 5150 you've liked it, then just say it's faulty and get a new one.

There won't be a new one haha. I've liked the 5150 but not worth the trouble and the 6505 is supposed to be the same amp, so who knows. I'll give it a shot.
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#4
Well play it, and find out if you like it. Out of curiosity, what's been happening with the 5150?
#5
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Well play it, and find out if you like it. Out of curiosity, what's been happening with the 5150?

I was playing it and it had a pretty severe volume drop and started buzzing like mad. Everything I played sounded muddy and disgusting. I had it happen a few times before. Time to get rid of it.
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#7
I have a 6505 and I love it. I'm biased though because I've never had a chance to play a 5150, but I don't think you'll be disappointed at all. The thing is a tank too.
#8
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I have a 6505 and I love it. I'm biased though because I've never had a chance to play a 5150, but I don't think you'll be disappointed at all. The thing is a tank too.


Then you like the 5150 too, they're the exact same amp.
TS, i remember you had a thread a while ago about getting a new amp that was $2000+ and you wanted suggestions, why not put the 5150 towards that fund?
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#9
Quote by rwalby9
I was playing it and it had a pretty severe volume drop and started buzzing like mad. Everything I played sounded muddy and disgusting. I had it happen a few times before. Time to get rid of it.



Mine used to do that. Did it crackle a lot when you turned it on?

Mine hasn't done it for a while though, think I've got the hang of turning it on so it works now.
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Quote by rwalby9
I was playing it and it had a pretty severe volume drop and started buzzing like mad. Everything I played sounded muddy and disgusting. I had it happen a few times before. Time to get rid of it.


Have you checked the tubes and/or had it looked at by a pro? If not I'd do those before you go and sell it if you like it.
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#11
If you liked the 5150, you'll like the 6505. Its the same amp.
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#12
Supposedly the cleans are a tiny bit better on the 6505, but the distortion suffers a tiny bit because of it. Not sure how true that is though.
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#13
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Then you like the 5150 too, they're the exact same amp.
TS, i remember you had a thread a while ago about getting a new amp that was $2000+ and you wanted suggestions, why not put the 5150 towards that fund?

It was a gift, and I want to keep it. I don't wanna put more money into a new head right now anyway cuz I'm planning to get an ENGL Savage 120 at the end of August.

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Have you checked the tubes and/or had it looked at by a pro? If not I'd do those before you go and sell it if you like it.

It was retubed with fresh JJ's last month, and its had this same problem before and the tech who worked on it charged Guitar Center $270 for all the repairs when I paid $130 for the warranty. I just need reliability.
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#14
Let it warm up for longer.

I had the same problem with mine and it seems to be sorted now.

All I did was clean it all, especially the all the jack sockets, and I let it warm up for like 3 minutes. Hasn't done it for months now.
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Quote by rwalby9
It was a gift, and I want to keep it. I don't wanna put more money into a new head right now anyway cuz I'm planning to get an ENGL Savage 120 at the end of August.


ahhh i see.
Running a Savage and 6505 at the same time would be so sick.
I'll be expecting clips of the Savage because i might consider saving up to buy one in a few years.
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Supposedly the cleans are a tiny bit better on the 6505, but the distortion suffers a tiny bit because of it. Not sure how true that is though.

No.
You're getting mixed up with the difference between the 5150/5150II and the 6505/6505+.
And I'll say that the difference in tone is negligable - there's an extra preamp valve in the II/+ versions - the difference in cleans is more noticable than the difference in gain but it's not anything to think much of.
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No.
You're getting mixed up with the difference between the 5150/5150II and the 6505/6505+.
And I'll say that the difference in tone is negligable - there's an extra preamp valve in the II/+ versions - the difference in cleans is more noticable than the difference in gain but it's not anything to think much of.


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Quote by rwalby9
I was playing it and it had a pretty severe volume drop and started buzzing like mad. Everything I played sounded muddy and disgusting. I had it happen a few times before. Time to get rid of it.

that sounds like a tube change is needed take it to a tech to get the tubes checked before you take it back for good and also what cab are you using that might have something to do with the muddieness
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#20
i need to which tubes to put in my 5150. i read about tubes for a few hours one night and found out that they all sound different. i love they way mine sounds now and i dont want to spend a ****ton of money on tubes i dont like. plus i also heard that sometimes you get tubes that will quit working after a few hours because when they factory test them, its only for a few seconds and are not tested for hours of use. but then again i HEARD that and im not sure if its true or not. me and my friend have the same 5150s for our band and ours sound completely different. his cleans are pretty good whereas mine are ****ty depending on where we are playing and for some reason it seems that it also depends on where i am plugged in at. My lead channel sound way better than his anyways.
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#21
Turns out they want it to be repaired first. So I guess I'm keeping it. I bet because I run it at 60W they'll automatically give me a new quartet of tubes. Yay me!

I took a gander, I think it needs new jacks and the pots all need cleaning.
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