#1
ok so, im about 99% sure im getting the 5150 combo from a guy tomorrow for that price but...in case i dont; (i wouldnt if my paycheck didnt come in like it suspposed to)

what are some other nice versatile hi-gain amps for this price range?

i prefer the 5150 because a lot of my fav. bands use Mesa Recs & 6506/5150s and i figure this with my hellraiser is the best way to emulate their tone..

but, is there a cheaper tube amp to get & then id get a pedal with the money i saved to get that br00tal/hardcore rockish tone?

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#6
Quote by beadhangingOne
I wouldn't try getting a cheaper amp with a pedal. 5150 is a good choice, and you seem to be getting a good deal. I take it you won't be using cleans all that much?


well...i am rhythm guitar for our student worship band, but on my own time...its all about the distortion baby, and i would like to start a southern metalcore band down the road

plus, i heard that a chorus pedal can clean that right up..AND the guy is throwing in a free monster cable so..id prefer the 5150 deal

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Last edited by jcp42877 at Jul 17, 2008,
#7
Go for the 5150 dude. I'm getting it too.
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#8
get ur tubes biased the correct level and nice tube upgrade. then you could crank your clean channel for a good 'vintage'-ish sound. either that or OD it.

i mean for your worship stuff obviously...usually worship sounds best w/ a vintage 'classic rock' sound. crunch is good but anything that sounds harder than rock will be too out of place in the band lol.
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#9
Quote by slash_rocks2005
get ur tubes biased the correct level and nice tube upgrade. then you could crank your clean channel for a good 'vintage'-ish sound. either that or OD it.

i mean for your worship stuff obviously...usually worship sounds best w/ a vintage 'classic rock' sound. crunch is good but anything that sounds harder than rock will be too out of place in the band lol.



haha, true... well the amps just been re-tubed, but im probably going to rely on the amps clean channel crunch combined with my hellraiser using the tap-coil feature

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#10
that sounds pretty good man! if it hasn't been biased DO IT ASAP!!! i heard from a good friend and owner of one that getting it biased correctly opposed to the stock 'colder' bias setting REALLY brings out a better sound, making the clean MUCH more useable!!

oh and is it coil tap or splitting coil? coil splitting is what you want for the SC sound....but i hear ya!
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#11
The cleans on the 5150 aren't THAT bad. Everyone here makes them out to be the most horrible thing ever. It's usable without a chorus.

Only once you start to turn it up really loud do the cleans start to really suck, but you have to turn it up pretty freakin loud.
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