Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by theroan, Jun 17, 2008.
WHich do you think is the best metal amp?
I've played through both amps. I just bought a 5150 combo. That is just an over the top, unreal metal amp. My vote goes to the 5150.....
peavey is heavier. mark 4 hits harder.
so in recording, the real solution is to double track the part with a 5150, and then double it again with the mark 4.
live, you split your signal to both amps.
Yes because we're all made of money
Dude, a properly dialed in Mark IV, is one of the heaviest amps EVER. Yes, Heavier than the Peavey.....
Actually the MkIV usually comes with 1 speaker and the 5150 with two, so I'd guess at 90# the Peavey is Heavier! Seriously, I like the tone of the 5150 better for classic metal.
I agree with re-animator. Listening to Lamb of God and comparing to Killswitch really helps to compare the two (they use Framus live but Sneap himself attested to the fact that they used the 5150 in the studio).
The 5150 seems to cover more of the spectrum and sound bigger.
The Mark IV sounds like a junkyard dog where the 5150 sounds like a very pissed off grizzly.
Both are great they just go different places.
5150s seem kind of limited to me. However, listening to Petrucci, LoG and Chevelle shows a rather vast spectrum. The low end of a Mark's a lot tighter than a 5150. "Omerta" by LoG's why I bought the Mark IV. I found out how versatile it was afterward.
True. I forgot about Chevelle. They get some pretty solid tones.
You're right... the 5150 is a bit of a one trick pony...
So is this guy going to have Andy with him to quad track the 5150?
Sorry, had to do that.
The 5150 is not very clear or articulate imo, the MK IV is a legend and jack of all trades.
Well my MKIV widebody combo weighs 66lbs. I'm not sure what a 5150 weighs but I can't imagine it being heavier than that......
Uh.....wait......you don't mean that kind of heavy?
Mark IV is 85 lbs, the heaviest 1x12 there is, and is able to get very wide range of tones, if you looking for heavy distortion the EL-34s will get you there, the amps sounds like a Stilleto then, which has that Dark Heavy distortion.