Re: Need help on choosing an amp...
I dunno about the X-100B
Its a fine amp, but its not really suited well for the type of music you want to play.
Line6? Nope, sorry. Someday you'll buy a real amp and understand what the rest of us are talking about.
The 5150? You can get these for relatively cheap used dude, if you look in the right places at the right time. There are LOADS of these out there on the market, and Peavey's pumping out the new 6505's so there will be no shortage of that amp. (the 6505 is the exact same amp as the 5150, just a diffent name because EVH owns the rights to the name "5150". He quit his endorsment, and Peavey couldn't just drop such an important amp in the metal scene.
If you wanna hear what a 5150 sounds like, go listen to some of "The Haunted"
Those Ultras are GREAT amps, and for pennies. They are the fathers of the XXX, George Lynch took the Ultra and tweaked some stuff and they were going to make it his signature amp but he backed out of the deal, so they called it the XXX and made it anyway. (George Lynch uses Marshall Plexis, He loves them, and always goes back to the plexis)