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#1
Hey all, I'm a long time member from HC, just registered at UG.

Something ****ed up happened...on band practice 3 days ago, my bassists little brother thought it would be funny to push my 5150iii's head off the cab...it fell, hit the ground.

I had a look, made sure no tubes were broken, as none were. However, when I went to turn the amp on, it won't turn on. Nothing at all...Is this something I can fix myself? Or is it time to take advantage of fender's warranty?

Thanks.
#2
... wow bro. im not sure their warranty covers things like this...

even though the tubes were fine, the shock from the fall probably knocked loose some parts inside. Take it somewhere to have it looked at, and like i said, their warranty will probably only cover things like the amp shorting out, or it breaking for no reason at all.
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Check the fuses, pray, take it to a tech.

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Kill the little ****er with fire.

If the warranty doesn't cover it, get the kid [and by that I mean his parents] to pay for damages.
#9
Im pretty sure theyll cover some ****ed up **** like that, I mean its not his fault that it broke its that little ****ers fault
#10
Thanks for the help guys. I'll check the fuse in the morning, and hopefully that will be it. I'll take it to a tech if that's not the problem.

Cheers
#11
Could have knocked your connections loose with the fall, take it in to your local music store, and see if it is covered by the warranty, and if so use it, you can't rival the manufacturers tech support, they did build/design it themselves after all. If they don't cover it under warranty get your music store owner to open it up and see if anything bad happened
(NOTE: ONLY IF YOU TRUST HIM; the guy around here is a great guy, but I would never trust him with my guitar)
#12
yes, kill that little S***, at least get him to pay for damages.
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#14
could be a connection come loose...
bust it open and see what's been knocked...

(and bust the kid, while you're at it...)
#15
Doesn't peavey make 5150's? Not Fender?

But make the little **** pay for it. Then buy a new one that does work
#16
Fuses, loose tubes, etc.

Have you made a thread about this on HC? Are they crying right about now? I know I would be
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#17
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Doesn't peavey make 5150's? Not Fender?

But make the little **** pay for it. Then buy a new one that does work

Eddie and Peavey split a while ago...
Eddie got to keep the 5150 name, and Peavey kept the circuitry...

Peavey 6505 is the new 5150...
#18
Quote by heminder
could be a connection come loose...
bust it open and see what's been knocked...

(and bust the kid, while you're at it...)


Don't follow this advice if you don't know what you are doing. Tube amps contain very high voltages that can kill you. Do not start pulling the chassis.

Take it to a tech and see if its still under warranty, if so, get it fixed by someone who knows what hes doing. If not, find a good tech that you trust to fix it for you.
#19
if the power on indicator light dosent light...it sounds like a fuse,...if theres no visible damage to the chassis and its still under warrantee take it back and tell them it just stopped working..(forget to mention the being pushed off the cab part..wink-wink)

oh,..then push the little crumb snatcher in front of a truck,..cuz it will not only be funny...but redmption!!!

i love those amps
#20
Quote by heminder
Eddie and Peavey split a while ago...
Eddie got to keep the 5150 name, and Peavey kept the circuitry...

Peavey 6505 is the new 5150...


6505 was the 5150II

No... the 5150III is the new 5150. So pretty much, 5150III is new 6505, which was the 5150II, which replaced the 5150.
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#21
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6505 was the 5150II

No... the 5150III is the new 5150. So pretty much, 5150III is new 6505, which was the 5150II, which replaced the 5150.

*confused*
#22
Quote by heminder
Eddie and Peavey split a while ago...
Eddie got to keep the 5150 name, and Peavey kept the circuitry...

Peavey 6505 is the new 5150...


Hes talking about how the TS said "fender's warranty."
#23
Quote by KingJustinian25
Hes talking about how the TS said "fender's warranty."

i know, but someone asked a question on the 5150 thing...
just answered him...

my bad...
#24
Quote by Reincaster
6505 was the 5150II

No... the 5150III is the new 5150. So pretty much, 5150III is new 6505, which was the 5150II, which replaced the 5150.


Exactly... except you're explanation is a bit confusing.

EVH helped Peavey design the 5150 (which also lead to the creation of the 5150II). A few years back EVH and Peavey split - Eddie got to keep the 5150 name and Peavey got to keep the 5150 circuitry, which they used to produce the 6505 (so basically the 6505 is an exact clone of the 5150II just with a different name because of the legal issues).

Recently EVH teamed up with Fender to produce the 5150III (which is Fender's version of the Peavey 6505) which is the head we are talking about here in this thread.

Hoped that helped clear up the confusion lol.

TS: I would see if its covered under warranty but I highly doubt it is... even though it wasn't your fault. it is still damage that was caused by a person and not normal ware and tear on the head.

If its not covered under warranty then I would demand that the kid (or his parents if he isn't old enough to be held responsible and pay for it) pay for the repairs to the amp since he is the one who damaged it!
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#25
Quote by Reincaster
6505 was the 5150II

No... the 5150III is the new 5150. So pretty much, 5150III is new 6505, which was the 5150II, which replaced the 5150.

What the hell are you smokin? The 6505 is the new 5150. 6505+ is the new 5150 II. The 5150 III is what Eddie worked with Fender to make.
#26
Quote by nate23
What the hell are you smokin? The 6505 is the new 5150. 6505+ is the new 5150 II. The 5150 III is what Eddie worked with Fender to make.


Wait... yea, you're right.

I was kinda close on my explanation lol
#27
Quote by nate23
What the hell are you smokin? The 6505 is the new 5150. 6505+ is the new 5150 II. The 5150 III is what Eddie worked with Fender to make.


I was about to say the same thing,

5150 = 6505
5150II = 6505+

5150III is totally different and made by fender in conjunction with eddie.
#28
Quote by nate23
What the hell are you smokin? The 6505 is the new 5150. 6505+ is the new 5150 II. The 5150 III is what Eddie worked with Fender to make.


Yep, I confused the 5150II and 6505+. But I still stand by the 5150III being the newest 5150, and the 6505 being the in between.

The 5150 III different than the other two amps, but it IS the new 5150. Just like the 69 camaro and the 94 camaro. Very different cars, but one's a classic, one's the "new" camaro.
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#29
Wow, that sucks to have a $1900 amp broken like that. As said before, check the fuse, pray, and find a good tech.
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#30
Just called one of my tech buddies. He says he'll be over tomorrow to have a look at the fuse/general amp. Hopefully that will be it. Will keep you guys updated.
#31
If it has a warranty, just explain to them it stopped working.. and don't tell them you dropped it


i know it might be jackassish, but still worth a shot
#32
It's probably not going to be anything major and it probably isnt going to be to expensive to fix. Thats the good thing about tube amps. They aren't that complex of a system.
#33
I wonder if that says anything about the reliability of it though? My head's been dropped a couple of times and works just fine, hell, one of the 6L6's are smashed and it still works.
#34
yeah but its all about what happens when it drops. Yours may have not hit the same place or he could have had one that didnt have something in there tight.
#36
Whatever you do don't tell anyone what really happened. Say it just stopped working for no reason. That may help with warranty.
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#37
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OFF WITH HIS HEAD!! (kid's)

That was what the kid was thinking about the amp
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#38
Holy ****, so he BROKE your EVH head? I thought a Peavey 5150 would be bad enough. Bankrupt their family.
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#39
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Whatever you do don't tell anyone what really happened. Say it just stopped working for no reason. That may help with warranty.


I second that. If it's not a fuse or something easy to fix, just say it stopped working after a few practices.
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#40
yeah, id say even if you cant get the warranty you can get it fixed without killing you. I mean if it was me i'd rather pay to get it fixed rather than use the warranty. Because the warranty you got to send it off and not have an amp for like 3 months. Yeah they say 6 weeks but thats unlikely. Thats why amp warranties dont even matter to me. I ain't sending them nowhere. lol
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