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5150III 50w for smaller/mobile setup instead of 5150II

5150II

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Hi there...

At the moment I'm using a 5150II on a 2x12 Genz Benz cab (for playing live)and a Marshall 4x12 1960 (stationed in our rehearsal location) for my band. I'm playing 3 Ibanez (rg770, JS 1200 and a Fireman) and one LTD EC 1000 vbk. We mainly cover some rock songs songs like CCR, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Queens of the stoneage, Alice in chains, Queen, Led Zep, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and so on.

I want to do some down scaling on my gear. I find my gear to heavy en to big hauling around. I keep bumping into door posts skipping of paint and parts of wood. I move my amp in a flightcase just to protect it, I'm thinking about chancing that to a padded cover though.

The EVH 5150III drawn my attention being a smaller and some kind more developed version of my 5150II. I've never seen it for real, on youtube it sounds great and looks small enough. When I checked the specs it isn't realy that much smaller and lighter as I thougt it would be. The 5150III 50w is only 6 inches less wide and only 13.2 lbs lighter.

My question:

Would it be a wise decision to sell my 5150II and buy an EVH 5150III 50w to make my gear lighter, smaller and more mobile? Or would the difference be to small to matter. What amp would be a good choice in in my case? I read something about Carvin V3M and The Legacy III but they are extremely difficult to find and try out in The Netherlands and I'm afraid they do not deliver the 5150 roar and kick less ass.

Note: I'm living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Houses are not that big, cars are not that big and often playing live in a local bar the stages are not that big also.
 

Blix

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While 6 inches and 13.2 lbs doesn't seem that much on paper, the head is quite a bit smaller. And sounds better too IMO... :)
But if you have the chance to try it first , do that.

Personally I couldn't be happier with mine.
 
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6 inches smaller is a huge difference in size. A buddy of mine just sold his 5150 for it and loves it. Sounded great when I heard them.
 

5150II

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I think I just have to go to one of the big guitar stores in Germany and try a lot of those smaller amps. I like the take no prisoners 5150 sound but a portable amp is also very important to me.

I have to wait a couple of weeks until the 5150's are out there in the stores again.... :waiting
 






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