Peavey 5150 alternatives??

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  1. mims2

    mims2 Member

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    I played a 5150 head this past weekend and loved the sound and would like to have something similar for myself. Can anyone suggest a head that sounds similar on the overdrive sound, but maybe with nicer warmer cleans? It would also be good if I could find something with 50 watts or less. My budget is around $1200 used...
     
  2. Roobubba

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    Ahh 50W or less... I was going to suggest the Peavey 5150-II. I have one and I love it :)
     
  3. Roobubba

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    come to think of it, if you can get your mits on an ENGL Fireball, I think that might float your boat for the right kind of power output...
     
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    What about thier smaller JSX amps? The mini colossal.
     
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    I tried the JSX and liked the sound, loved the clean, but the overdrive sounded kinda thin. I'll give it another look. Can anyone else give me some comments on the ENGL fireball?
     
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    I've played a Fireball and liked it, but I haven't lived with it so I shouldn't comment. I can tell you that I really really like my Engl Screamer. Yeah..the name is silly..but the amp is killer for a 5150 alternative, as well as having tons and tons of other tones buried in it. I've been playing mine for over a year, and theres whole areas I haven't explored yet. Nice amp for a good price. It also has the upside that the master volume works really well.
     
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    Bump.

    I wish I could find a head with just the lead channel and power section.
     
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    Bugera 6260
    $600 range
    Nuh said.
    Gregory
     
  9. Cary Chilton

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    Holy crap, I was going to buy an Ampeg VL501 but now I am not so sure. A new 5150 sounding amp for 549 bux! Dang! I did check youtube and Harmony, seem to be more with the 6262 model. Reviews were much better for the 6262, the 6260 got a general 8 /10 for sound whereas the 6262 got 10's..... is this crap or does the 6262 sound better?


    Anyone???????
     
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    I wouldnt rely too heavily on HC reviews Cary, Ill bet there were guys saying I only got this amp today , and giving it a 10.

    Bryan
     
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    If only you will hold out and increase your budget just abit more, I'll heartily recommend the Splawn Nitro :)
     
  12. stratzrus

    stratzrus Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B Supporting Member

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    In a recent thread there was a lot of love here for the Bugera 333XL. It sounds like it's at least worth an audition at that price.
     
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    The 6260 has the best overall tone to my ear. The 6262 and 333 series have more gain. Depends on what you need.

    I prefer tone and when needed add a good pedal.

    Most of the reviews I have read are from metal kids on budgets.
    But if your doing more than metal check them all out before you buy.

    Gregory
     

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