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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-08-2009, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Peavey 5150 212 Combo Settiings

Guys, finally checked out the music practice room in the basement of my office building and found out it has a Peavey 5150 212 combo. The room attendant said I could crank it up as loud as I want since its isolated from the rest of the building and has a bit of soundproofing. I can use the room by the hour but the room is always busy with other musicians in the building, namely pianists and brass players.

Since I can only rent this room by the hour I need some info on how to set up this 5150 for decent tone. I don't have time to play around with every single setting on this amp tweaking it forever.

I'll be using my trusty 7VWH with Evolutions. I am also bringing along a Satchurator, Boss Metal Core, a mid 80s Boss Heavy Metal pedal and a Dunlop Wah.

Can anyone give me some pointers and suggestions on knob placement for this 5150, both in the clean mode and in the distorted/overdrive mode? Thanks for the help in advance.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-09-2009, 01:25 AM
 
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Re: Peavey 5150 212 Combo Settiings

man you have found what i consider the most under rated combo. it has a awsome clean and more gain than should be allowed on a amp. i personally use this amp and have a soft spot. the reverb on the amp is not as thick as others but it is enough for 80's metal and plenty of blues and jazz.

here is a great site with good settings to start the tweaking with. i personally use the balance tour setting with some minor tweaks.

http://mr5150.vhvault.com/5150_Settings.html

and also this site has some other settings
http://www.wolfgangregistry.com/5150...-settings.html

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Re: Peavey 5150 212 Combo Settiings

and the amp is capable of more gain than you will ever need. try the pedals on the clean channel but also try the high gain side with just guitar and amp.

my favorite is clean channel and the crunch button.....

please let me know what you think after a session with it. always interested in hearing others experience and settings

also play with the resonance i have mine set at 6.5 but play with it as it makes a big difference

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-09-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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Re: Peavey 5150 212 Combo Settiings

On my 5150 block letter head I generally use my clean channel as a "pure" clean and my lead for scorching shred destruction:

Rhy Pre: 5 (no bright, no crunch; your call on bright)
Lead Pre: 8
Low: 8
Mid: 0-2 (depending on guitar)
High: 8
Post Rhythm: 4.5
Lead Post: 2ish
Resonance: 8
Presence: 7-8 (depending on guitar)

Hope this helps! Such a great amp... (note; my settings works best with maple fretboard guitars, but dropping the mids to zero compensates for rosewood IMO)
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-10-2009, 10:57 AM
 
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Re: Peavey 5150 212 Combo Settiings

This is my respsonse to the "EQ" thread in the polls section, copy and pasted:

bass - 5.9
Mids - 8
Treble - 6.5
Resonance-6.3
Presence - 7.1

With the "Bright" switch turned on which boost 2khz by 6db. Which is a fairly big boost. Although It's upper mids not Treble and doesn't brighten up the sound at all but adds more cut/bite.

I'm playing through a 5150 2x12 combo and according to Peavey it has more bass than any other 5150/6505 because it's a closed back cabinet which could contribute to the lower bass setting.

It's also worth noting the Bright switch only works on the clean channel. I won't add my Pre/Post setting as I have to practice in an apartment so they're not what I'd actually play with. However, Pre=Gain and Post=Volume.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-10-2009, 11:58 AM
 
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Re: Peavey 5150 212 Combo Settiings

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it has a awsome clean
huh? i don't think clean is subjective like say "tone" would be, with that said the 5150 surely doesn't have awesome cleans unless you don't like your cleans very clean fankly.

~TJ
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huh? i don't think clean is subjective like say "tone" would be, with that said the 5150 surely doesn't have awesome cleans unless you don't like your cleans very clean fankly.

~TJ
No the amp won't do fender cleans.. but for all purpose it will get really clean and allow you to play fingerpick style classical without going in to distortion. the combo is biased warmer than the head and this is what really woke up the cleans and gave the gain side a better sound as well. i am running tung sols and ruby tubes.

i play country, blues, jazz(supprised me on this one too but pulls it off well), metal, and some classical. the amp has quite a bit of headroom and tons of lows to really make a clean sound thump without being muddy. to me it has a nice round sound and the ruby tubes and tung sol's have warmed it up some so it not as mid prone and sounds more even

for the really clean recording i use a fender twin reverb but for all live stuff the 5150 does it all.

it is one of those things that you just need to try one day. it might not be your cup o tea but it really sounds good and many others are suprised to know that the 5150 combo is delivering the cleans on our songs live.
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