Trade advice- Peavey for Mesa

Brian Quinlan

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I just wanted to get some other peoples opinions out there on this possible trade.

A Peavey 5150 ii for a Mesa Single Rectifier?

Any pros/cons? and is there anything I should look out for?

Thanks
 

mvd18969

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Welcome to TGP (fellow Philly guy here as well). Which amp do you currently own?
I have been a mesa guy since the mid 80s and love them. The only amp that I really didn't care for was the rectifier series. I never played a single but I've played duals and triples. They do that rectifier tone very well if that is what you're looking for. I thought it to be kind of one-dimensional. I also own a 5150 which I think is more versatile than the rec series. They can be a little noisy.
 

ReddRanger

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If you're talking 5150 II head, you'd be trading 120W down to 50w. Is that something you want to do?

Depending on your style, the 5150 maybe be more versatile...especailly if you're a metal player.
 

Waxhead

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Having played both amps I think the Recto is better. Has better tones thru the whole range and is quiet. Test em both out and decide for yourself :)
 

Flinto2002

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I think the 5150II is probably the more versatile amp. It's the one I'd want given the choice. However, the Mesa may hold its value better.
 




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