Amt Electronics P1 Peavey 5150
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Amt Electronics P1 Peavey 5150

P1 Peavey 5150, Guitar Amp Simulation Pedal from Amt Electronics in the Legend Amps series.

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milenko 03/23/2013

Amt Electronics P1 Peavey 5150 : milenko's user review

«  AMT P1, the 5150 preamp for metal! »
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Well, do short: AMT P1 is a preamp pedal MXR format, using JFET technology.

Read PREAMP well, eh? So it is made to plug into a PowerAMP, not in front of an amp / preamp else!
That said, it is possible to still use the front panel, using the output cabinet simulator, and the results are drinking on a clear sound.
Connectivity simple and complete: input, direct output (for connecting to a return of PowerAMP or effects loop), cabinet simulator (for plugging directly into a console, or in front of an amp for the more adventurous).
Detail: P1 requires a 9V DC power (12V, it is even better), with an intensity of 6 mA (not greedy), negative center ... or a traditional 9V ^ ^.
Cosmetic level / strength, the pedal is well built, the switch is very strong and soft, the paint is good quality.
The interior is in the same vein: the circuit board is very clean, the interior as well as exterior machined.

Little bonus at the end: the pedal is Made in Russia, made in the city of Omsk, West Siberia ^ ^. It is even signed by its designers, gentlemen Kampf Marichev and Chernyaev. Long live the eternal Russia!
На Здоровие!

UTILIZATION

The general configuration could not be more simple: three knobs for EQ (bass, mid, treble), 1 volume knob, 1 gain knob.
I never looked at the manual, we do not really need.
It is very, very easy to find beautiful sounds: just dose level gain, restore volume, then even according to his tastes. The knobs are very effective.

SOUND QUALITY

The guys at AMT us understand that the AMT P1 is a simulation of Peavey 5150.
Never having tried a 5150, I could not tell you if this is true, but what is certain is that this pedal sounds really good.
AMT P1 gives this sounds harsh, dense, violent, with virtually unlimited headroom! It responds well to volume knob on the guitar, and shines with beautiful large dynamic until crunch (beyond it settles, normal). The resulting sounds are really realistic sounds like a real amp, this is clearly not a gadget digital sounds "squeaking" (Notice to manufacturers cheap multi-effects).
In addition, the pedal has a good versatility, allowing to scan the "nice" crunch, good heavy metal high-gain distortion modern (and regardless of the microphone, so headroom is huge).
The best sounds were large modern saturations. Obviously, cleans and crunches were less convincing high gain pedal forces.
Note that the AMT P1 gives the best of itself in DC 12V power: the sounds are more vivid, fuller, with a little more dynamic. But it already sounds very well 9V.

3 chainings I used most often:
- Guitar => AMT P1 preamp direct out => PowerAMP Brunetti Rockit => Orange PPC112 V30, the sound was excellent, one of the best high gain sounds that I could have at home!
- Guitar => AMT P1 preamp direct out => PowerAMP EHX 22 Caliber => Orange PPC112 V30, the sound was very good, a little less realistic than the Brunetti Rockit, but it gave already want to play all day ^ ^ .
- = Guitar> preamp AMT P1 cab sim => Peavey Nano Valve, the sound was better than the distortion of Peavey Nano Valve, but it was a lot lower treble to the sound is correct. Somewhat expected given the speaker's tiny Peavey Nano Valve.

I used it with several different guitars: Vigier Excalibur Indus, Fender / Warmoth Telecaster NAS-Kotzen, Teisco Spectrocaster, Ibanez 540PII. It sounded great every time!

OVERALL OPINION

Since July 2010, I used it for almost 3 years.
I've used other preamps before P1: M1 AMT (good for crunch / hard rock), ENGL E530 (excellent, but it is a machine with a higher range) Damage Control Demonizer (a bit disappointing this pedal).
What I love most: the sound quality, the realistic sounds, distortions well violent, manufacturing quality, small size, price, Made in Russia Omsk West Siberia.
What I like least: nothing.
The value is very good: 90 € new, used 50-60 €. Win this brand really be known.
Is what I would do this choice? Obviously yes!

NB: for practical reasons, I sold the AMT P1 (as well as M1), so I can buy AMT D2. Yes, I am in AMT!
However, I consider buying a M2 AMT.