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Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Peavey belonging to the 5150 series.

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  • pierre etoilepierre etoile

    Peavey 5150 212Published on 11/11/04 at 07:22
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Amp while 6L6
    black, a central grip
    it is not far from 50 kilos (horror transport)
    80W 2 x 12 insert effects
    clear footswitch / saturated reverb +
    high gain / low gain switch + crunch and bright
    gain, volume, bass, mid, treble, presence of rglage and resonnance
    PRVU space for the power cord
    The finish of this amp is perfect

    USE

    Setup is simple but the amp pulls a little to high and this done, it is quite difficult settle. We must take time to find the right rglages especially for average earnings (rock) the beast tends to be packed. As against the resonnance really brings a big plus keeping the sound including bass.
    It does not heat up too much from some combos

    SO…
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    Amp while 6L6
    black, a central grip
    it is not far from 50 kilos (horror transport)
    80W 2 x 12 insert effects
    clear footswitch / saturated reverb +
    high gain / low gain switch + crunch and bright
    gain, volume, bass, mid, treble, presence of rglage and resonnance
    PRVU space for the power cord
    The finish of this amp is perfect

    USE

    Setup is simple but the amp pulls a little to high and this done, it is quite difficult settle. We must take time to find the right rglages especially for average earnings (rock) the beast tends to be packed. As against the resonnance really brings a big plus keeping the sound including bass.
    It does not heat up too much from some combos

    SONORITS

    It is perfect for my style of music but it is not PRVU in theory for the clean channel but I find the formidable in this range of sound.
    I play Stratocaster, Jazzmaster or DeArmond (humbucker) the sound is warm and does not bleed, it is a formidable precision. The sound of the guitar is very faithfully transcribed

    In terms of the same opinion that crunch for clear sound but watch the attack of the strings.
    The saturated channel can be exploited for the most extreme styles of music. Nothing even with sound Marshall typ some fat (6L6 requires).
    I never use the reverb but it can be effective.
    Something very important: let it heat long enough the sound will be better.
    Cons: the breath (light or saturated rglage the gain for rock sounds.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I had bought for his departure in lights (6L6) and I not find in other brands (Twinreverb or JCM 800) a model really suited my needs.
    I use it for 6 or 8 years is a very particular amp that we could describe as modern for those seeking an amp polyvalant, must try !!!
    In the same way as a Marshall, Fender, Mesa Boogies Riviera (prices not justified my taste), Laney, Gibson, H & K, this big combo has its place and fits perfectly on many grounds.
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  • MGR/Timmy Van HalenMGR/Timmy Van Halen

    Peavey 5150 2X12 Combo

    Peavey 5150 212Published on 09/15/04 at 15:00
    Bought for $900 at Guitar Trader. I played it and had to get it.

    It has more distortion than anything ever heard before! I love a lot of distortion and I can't get this thing over 7 on the knob. It has 2 channels, one has a cleaner crisper sound, and I like to put the distortion on there for rhythms. Then it has an even more distorted channel that I play leads through. It gets too much feedback for rhythms. I like the tube sound too. But, I read somewhere that people were replacing the tubes, so I did that too, and it kicks even more ass, and the clean sound is better too. If interested contact Eurotubes (I don't work for them, they just did a great job).

    It is friggen heavy! Nee…
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    Bought for $900 at Guitar Trader. I played it and had to get it.

    It has more distortion than anything ever heard before! I love a lot of distortion and I can't get this thing over 7 on the knob. It has 2 channels, one has a cleaner crisper sound, and I like to put the distortion on there for rhythms. Then it has an even more distorted channel that I play leads through. It gets too much feedback for rhythms. I like the tube sound too. But, I read somewhere that people were replacing the tubes, so I did that too, and it kicks even more ass, and the clean sound is better too. If interested contact Eurotubes (I don't work for them, they just did a great job).

    It is friggen heavy! Need a dolly to take it anywhere.

    construction and quality is great. You can probably drop it out of a truck and it'd be fine.

    If you want to rock, this amp rocks. If you want some new amp that has 120 different effects and sounds (I have a Fender Cyber Twin that does that), then this isn't for you. If you want to rock, this is the best amp out there.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/Topher H. MGR/Topher H.

    Peavey 5150 212 Combo

    Peavey 5150 212Published on 11/09/03 at 15:00
    Purchased for $549.99 Used at Guitar Center

    This amp has one of the best amp distortions that I have ever heard. With the presence and resonance features its easy to beef up the sound or really give it a top boost. The 5150 combo is 60 Watts (half of what the 5150 Head is) but can get disturbingly loud. Also a great amp for people who don't want to worry about maintenance and repairs. It was designed by Eddie Van Halen and features two channels, Rhythm and Lead (no clean and dirty). Kinda hard to get a clean tone from it but thats why you get two amps and A/B them back and forth for clean and dirty. I'm using a fender M-80 for clean and then switching to the peavey for distortion (which…
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    Purchased for $549.99 Used at Guitar Center

    This amp has one of the best amp distortions that I have ever heard. With the presence and resonance features its easy to beef up the sound or really give it a top boost. The 5150 combo is 60 Watts (half of what the 5150 Head is) but can get disturbingly loud. Also a great amp for people who don't want to worry about maintenance and repairs. It was designed by Eddie Van Halen and features two channels, Rhythm and Lead (no clean and dirty). Kinda hard to get a clean tone from it but thats why you get two amps and A/B them back and forth for clean and dirty. I'm using a fender M-80 for clean and then switching to the peavey for distortion (which it has alot of)

    The Weight of it!!! It weighs 85 Lbs and carrying it by yourself is almost impossible because of the akward handle in the middle at the top.

    I believe it is an 11 ply wood cabinet with 2 12's and of course a the built in head w/ the tubes. Built like a U.S. Battleship. Also is a fixed bias so when you need to retube you just plug em and play em. (www.eurotubes.com, Bob Plekta is a great help.)

    Overall this amp is great. Lacks on the clean side but its not made for that. Its made for distortion and gain, and it delivers. Works for metal, rock, blues. Can pull off country if you drop the preamp and the rhythm channel. If you need great sound without 100 stomp boxes in front of your amp this is the way to go. Love it!!

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • VishNuRoXoUtVishNuRoXoUt

    Great amp, but defintiely a back breaker!

    Peavey 5150 212Published on 11/30/11 at 18:56
    The Peavey 5150 2x12 Combo amp is an all tube high gain combo. It runs at 60 watts and has two sheffield 12" speakers. It has a hi and low input, an external speaker out and an effects loop. Unlike the 5150 heads, the combo amp has footswitchable reverb and actually sounds quite nice. The clean side also has a bright switch. It is a two channel amp and the clean channel has a crunch button to make boost the gain quite a bit. The two channels share EQ controls, that can really put some people off, but its pretty easy to find some sort of compromise. Then to top it off there is a master resonance control and presence control. The amp itself is a friggin' tank but I recommend casters and maybe…
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    The Peavey 5150 2x12 Combo amp is an all tube high gain combo. It runs at 60 watts and has two sheffield 12" speakers. It has a hi and low input, an external speaker out and an effects loop. Unlike the 5150 heads, the combo amp has footswitchable reverb and actually sounds quite nice. The clean side also has a bright switch. It is a two channel amp and the clean channel has a crunch button to make boost the gain quite a bit. The two channels share EQ controls, that can really put some people off, but its pretty easy to find some sort of compromise. Then to top it off there is a master resonance control and presence control. The amp itself is a friggin' tank but I recommend casters and maybe even a back brace. It weighs close to 100 lbs.

    UTILIZATION

    I've never had a problem dialing in a 5150, they just like to be played. Everything about the 5150 combo is super usable and I have never had a problem using it.

    SOUNDS

    Naturally I've only played guitar through this amp, but I've used single coils, P90s, humbuckers, bolt on neck guitars, through neck guitars, the works. It can adapt very well to any guitar. Never had issues there. The reverb is pretty lush and made the cleans really surprisingly shimmery and almost pristine. I played a lot of ambient stuff on mine. Then the lead channel has all the gain anyone could need on tap, the amp is a bruiser. It gets some nice hardcore and metal tone. But it can also play lighter styles. The crunch mode on the "rhythm" channel was really nice for stonery prog metal, whereas the "lead" channel was much tighter. Really great sounding amp. My only real beef soundwise is that the speakers could be a whole lot better.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Apart from this amp weighing a ton and the Sheffields lacking in the speaker department this is a very killer amp. I'm extremely happy about it. They are not made anymore but they can be found used for very very good prices so I must say the value is impeccable. Built like a tank and sounds great. If you're a strong person, no reason not to use one.
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  • MisterjackMisterjack

    Peavey 5150 212Published on 01/26/03 at 05:08
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    All Tube Amp
    80W
    clear footswitch / reverb saturated
    Type settings marshall
    the same simplicity ...

    UTILIZATION

    The sound is just huge and immediate
    it respects the sound of the guitar

    SOUNDS

    Sharp and clear his mega saturbr /> we know the success of the head VH 5150

    OVERALL OPINION

    Big solidity I had no fault in 3 years
    the light breath of its saturated easily canceled by any musical Electronics
    the sound is big and even at low volume
    and the more I sell this amp because I have another (the same) to turn
    At this price you wont get the equivalent in Marsall, laney or other ... unless you have the Q
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    All Tube Amp
    80W
    clear footswitch / reverb saturated
    Type settings marshall
    the same simplicity ...

    UTILIZATION

    The sound is just huge and immediate
    it respects the sound of the guitar

    SOUNDS

    Sharp and clear his mega saturbr /> we know the success of the head VH 5150

    OVERALL OPINION

    Big solidity I had no fault in 3 years
    the light breath of its saturated easily canceled by any musical Electronics
    the sound is big and even at low volume
    and the more I sell this amp because I have another (the same) to turn
    At this price you wont get the equivalent in Marsall, laney or other ... unless you have the Q
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  • stonefreestonefree

    Peavey 5150 212Published on 09/02/04 at 07:35
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Lamps 100w 3 channel + reverb footswich

    UTILIZATION

    Very easy to use
    trs aggressive with the same zero-treble!
    too out of breath if you want a good saturation (style Niagara Falls)

    SOUNDS

    I bought it to the big rock but too much of the breath of the saturation I sold
    I have a scratch Hamer US excellent sounding good with other amps

    OVERALL OPINION

    I AIM ITS CLEAR! I had a lot of amp MarshallJCM800 - MsaBoogie prampli - PeaveyPrampli _ all the best!
    Right now I work with the pod pro and am (almost) satisfied
  • DolipraneDoliprane

    Peavey 5150 212Published on 09/17/04 at 15:20
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    60w lamps while about 42 pounds, 2 channels (clean channel with bright switch), reverb, and footswitch.
    Its weight is a big problem: I installed smoothly but it's always a dilemma!
    An effects loop (also excellent) is also Submitted the back and an output for an external speaker.
    The back of the combo is closed for better bass response. In fact, it is a head with a 2x12.

    UTILIZATION

    Trs easy to use, the EQ is clear and effective trs. Module is easily the grain.
    The big sound trs obtained quickly, even with 0 pots. It is quick to form a big big sound! And placing a short time, we realize that the possibilities are standard.

    SOUNDS

    Since I'm a fan of Van Halen is …
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    60w lamps while about 42 pounds, 2 channels (clean channel with bright switch), reverb, and footswitch.
    Its weight is a big problem: I installed smoothly but it's always a dilemma!
    An effects loop (also excellent) is also Submitted the back and an output for an external speaker.
    The back of the combo is closed for better bass response. In fact, it is a head with a 2x12.

    UTILIZATION

    Trs easy to use, the EQ is clear and effective trs. Module is easily the grain.
    The big sound trs obtained quickly, even with 0 pots. It is quick to form a big big sound! And placing a short time, we realize that the possibilities are standard.

    SOUNDS

    Since I'm a fan of Van Halen is the amp that suited me best! Apart from the Plexi but is unaffordable.
    With the MusicMan EVH Wolfgang and, once branches is a killer! Get Connected to "Low" with the pr of 5 / 6 and the sound is carrment VH! With the back closed the bass is HUGE! Harmonics come in a flash, the music is easily controllable Feedback.
    The sound, unlike what we read sometimes, is warm enough for a hi-gain amp like this. Rebiaser I made mine for a grain is less tight and the ball
    The clean sounds are also nice, as long as one takes the trouble to work the EQ, even though we've heard better.
    BMOL: the breath, but with a good noise gate, it attnue normment.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Would be difficult to remain objective, but really I LOVE THIS AMP! I do not resell it for the world (except perhaps for the Plexi!). So if you're a fan of Van Halen, the big rock bass that kill, saturation huge, it is for you! At this price, hard to beat!
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  • pierre etoilepierre etoile

    Peavey 5150 212Published on 11/11/04 at 07:18
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Amp any 6L6
    black, a central grip
    we are not far from 50 pounds (a horror transport)
    80W 2 x 12 insert effects
    footswitch light / saturated reverb +
    high gain / low gain crunch and bright switch +
    gain, volume, bass, mid, high, the SETTING THE prsence and resonance
    Prvu space for the power cord
    The finish of this amp is perfect

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is simple but the amp draw a bit to the treble and thus it is difficult settle. We must take time to find the right rglages especially for average earnings (rock) the bte tends race. As against the resonance really brings a big plus maintenance of sound including bass.
    It does not heat up too much over some c…
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    Amp any 6L6
    black, a central grip
    we are not far from 50 pounds (a horror transport)
    80W 2 x 12 insert effects
    footswitch light / saturated reverb +
    high gain / low gain crunch and bright switch +
    gain, volume, bass, mid, high, the SETTING THE prsence and resonance
    Prvu space for the power cord
    The finish of this amp is perfect

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is simple but the amp draw a bit to the treble and thus it is difficult settle. We must take time to find the right rglages especially for average earnings (rock) the bte tends race. As against the resonance really brings a big plus maintenance of sound including bass.
    It does not heat up too much over some combos

    SOUNDS

    It is ideally suited my style of music but it is not Thor to prvu in the clean channel but I find it terrible in this range of sound.
    I play on Stratocaster, Jazzmaster, and DeArmond (humbucker) sound is warm and does not bleed, it is a formidable precision. The sound of the guitar is transcribed trs Fidler

    As for the crunch even notice that the clear sound but watch the attack of the strings.
    The channel can be exploited for saturated styles of music most extreme. Not even with his somewhat Marchall typ fat (6L6 forces).
    I never use the reverb, but it can be effective.
    Trs important thing: let the heat long enough the sound will be better.
    The disadvantages: the breath (or clear the rglage saturated gain for rock sounds.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I had purchased for his dpart lamps (6L6) and I found not in the other brands (or Twinreverb JCM 800) A model really suited my needs.
    I use it for 6 or 8 years is an amp trs particular that could be called modern for those looking for an amp Polyval must try it!
    In the same way as a Marshall, Fender, Mesa Boogies Riviera (price I got no reason), Laney, Gibson, H & K, the big combo has its place and fits comfortably in many fields.
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  • Le vrai StefLe vrai Stef

    Peavey 5150 212Published on 01/01/07 at 16:01
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    -Tube amp (5x preamp. 2x6L6 + amp.) 60W with reverb .... see other opinions.
    -Ah ... the HP 12-inch 2 sheffield ... well adapted to the sonoritées 5150.

    UTILIZATION

    -As soon as I connected I regretted my purchase (used, € 700.) Then, little by little, I have learned to tame the beast ....! dangerous !!... the clean channel gain (rhythm.) to 4 / 10, the lead to 6 / 10 no more, yet the guitar plugged into the low gain input! I was not used to input the settings so low. Eq. very good efficiency and ... but a single setting for 2-channel ~ ~ ~ ~

    SOUNDS

    -I play with an LP and an SG std std (Gibson.), I play more blues-rock, but I occasionally let off steam by playing Meta…
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    -Tube amp (5x preamp. 2x6L6 + amp.) 60W with reverb .... see other opinions.
    -Ah ... the HP 12-inch 2 sheffield ... well adapted to the sonoritées 5150.

    UTILIZATION

    -As soon as I connected I regretted my purchase (used, € 700.) Then, little by little, I have learned to tame the beast ....! dangerous !!... the clean channel gain (rhythm.) to 4 / 10, the lead to 6 / 10 no more, yet the guitar plugged into the low gain input! I was not used to input the settings so low. Eq. very good efficiency and ... but a single setting for 2-channel ~ ~ ~ ~

    SOUNDS

    -I play with an LP and an SG std std (Gibson.), I play more blues-rock, but I occasionally let off steam by playing Metallica ... Do not believe the 5150 is for a single zic-style ...
    -With the lead channel, the settings in depth, the pick makes too much noise, my fingers are siffer the ropes when I Frolla ... 'Is the gain to spare! and in addition he began to snore serious!
    -With the clean channel can also serve as the second distortion channel, but as the equalizer settings are common .!?!... clear if the sound is rather bright than hot.
    -Reverb is pretty good ...-
    detail:-Although it hardly heats, a slight odor emanates from the amp ,.....??? It sounds like a fishy smell! ... Maybe the person who owned the Peavey was a sailor before? --- Or fishmonger ?----------- or his wife was a cod ?)....--------------------- - that is --- + months later ok! more smell!) -

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had a month and I have not tested with other musicians ... otherwise everything runs perfectly for me ... (except the weight!)
    -I can compare it with my classic 30 (Peavey), and personal, although the classic is perfect for me, the 5150 is more than an amp (how to say ?),... ...!!!+++ MORE
    - (I had a Marshall vs8080, nothing to do !)...( Normal, was long ago, to start ... now the lights is another thing !...)...
    -I got it used, now renamed the 5150 is 6505, but it seems the same. I think the quality is, in fact everything is, and for the price, I would do the same choice ... (the store where I bought me 2 years warranty! They must have confidence in the model !).
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  • francky2603francky2603

    Peavey 5150 212Published on 03/07/08 at 16:18
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    I have this amp 60 w lamps for four months. (I flash over 8 years ago and never take the plunge)
    I admit it is a little Drout at beginners level rglages: you can not Exceeds 6 or 7 out of 10, if not a drooling in all the senses.

    UTILIZATION

    With a little practice and when we understand the operation of the BTE (you must actually warm it enough) it's the big slap!

    SOUNDS

    It possde everything I search: gain and harmonics will its standard regardless of the volume, and yet I play the Symphony X, Megadeth and others .... only on the clean channel position and crunch! I turn then to fans of tapping, sweeping, ... lgato n'hsitez more.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Except as i…
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    I have this amp 60 w lamps for four months. (I flash over 8 years ago and never take the plunge)
    I admit it is a little Drout at beginners level rglages: you can not Exceeds 6 or 7 out of 10, if not a drooling in all the senses.

    UTILIZATION

    With a little practice and when we understand the operation of the BTE (you must actually warm it enough) it's the big slap!

    SOUNDS

    It possde everything I search: gain and harmonics will its standard regardless of the volume, and yet I play the Symphony X, Megadeth and others .... only on the clean channel position and crunch! I turn then to fans of tapping, sweeping, ... lgato n'hsitez more.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Except as its weight, the ratio quality price is ultra COMPTITE Comparative Hughes and Kettner, msa Rivera and ...
    Because for 600 or 700 euros today, there is not much part of the formulation.
    By consquent is a choice I do it again without hsitation.
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