Re: Can anyone recommend me an amp ?
I just got a 5150 combo, and I have to say the 500usd I spent was a great deal. I was pretty torn between the 5150 and the classic 50 212...both great amps and the classic 50 did have better cleans, but the 5150s distorted channel was great. I like the very midrangy sound it has. I really dont put many knobs far off of 12 o'clock, including gain. With the closed back enclosure it's very bassy and punchy, especially with the resonance at about 7 or so. It's a pretty noisy amp, especially if you crank the gain up(which I find unnecassary with the amount of gain on tap) I'll be changing the tubes out soon though, so this should take care of SOME of the problem. A hush/boss noise pedal is a simple enough fix though. The only real negatives I have are the reverb could be better, the clean could definately be better(keyboardist using the fender now) and it's damn heavy. Luckily peavey not only has one handle in the middle but on both sides as well. It definately has a very rich distorted tone, not just the 'chainsaw' or chug tones(plenty of both if wanted) but its pretty harmonic as well. I care enough about the amp that some mods to improve the clean tone might be in the future. As silly as it sounds I really like the look of the amp as well.