#1
I own a peavey 5150 combo and I just can't seem to get the tone I am looking for. My peavey amp has a fizzy gain with deep booming bass. I am looking for that raspy mid crunch distortion .

like this

I play metal but not that downtuned muddy metal. I play a lot of 80s thrash metal like nuclear assault, flotsam and jetsam, early metallica and megadeth.


What would be a good amp for that kind of tone I'm looking for?
#2
A lot of the stuff you listed would be covered well by a JCM 800.


As a matter of fact, that's what Metallica used on a couple of their earlier albums.
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#4
well thats a 5150 for you? LoL have you tried an EQ pedal in the effects loop?
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#5
are there any other marshall or marshall sounding amps that can get that jcm 800 tone?

the jcm 800 is popular and carries a premium price.

would something like a jcm2000 dsl come close?
#6
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well thats a 5150 for you? LoL have you tried an EQ pedal in the effects loop?

5150 is not a bad amp it just has a different kind of distortion, To me it sounds more hissing/fizzy distortion. It can't really do a good mid crunch tone. Hard to explain it.
#7
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are there any other marshall or marshall sounding amps that can get that jcm 800 tone?

the jcm 800 is popular and carries a premium price.

would something like a jcm2000 dsl come close?



Dude, no it's not. You can get it just as cheap if not cheaper than a 5150 if you grab one from the 80s on ebay. Honestly, these things carry a price of no more then $800 for a combo.


As for Pink, I suppose great minds really do think alike.
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