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Peavey 5150 212 2x12 60W Guitar Combo Amp
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This sweet combo is a veritable Pandora's box of great sounds, and is built to strict specifications set up by Edward Van Halen. A punishing 60W pour...Click To Read More About This Product
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This sweet combo is a veritable Pandora's box of great sounds, and is built to strict specifications set up by Edward Van Halen. A punishing 60W pours out of 5 - 12AX7 preamp tubes and 2 - 6L6 power amp tubes. Features a footswitchable lead/rhythm channel select and reverb defeat. Master controls include a 3-band EQ, resonance, and presence. Rhythm channel utilizes pre/post gain controls and bright/crunch switches. Lead channel has pre/post gain controls only. 2 Sheffield 1200 12" speakers in a closed-back cabinet. Footswitch included.
The 5150 series amplifiers and enclosures are the result of extensive research and development with guitar legend Edward Van Halen to produce the ultimate products for guitarists. With the 5150 and 5150 II heads, you'll experience super rock crunch, harmonic-rich sustain, and screaming drive like you've never heard before. Production models are identical to those Van Halen uses when recording, as well as those he currently uses on tour.
- 5 - 12AX7 preamp tubes
- 2 - 6l6 power amp tubes
- 2 - 12" speakers
- 2 footswitchable channels
- 3-band EQ
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5150 212 2x12 60W Guitar Combo Amp
- 30-1/8"W x 24-1/4"H x 12"D
Reviewed by 16 customers
Only bad thing is it's really heavey.
Well it's a rocker that's a given. Some say that it's a one trick pony but there is more than one sound in the box. The clean is great. Not Fender, but still exceptional. Just spend some time getting to know it and tweak it a little. You'll find it. I use a DS-1 distortion to dirty up the clean channel for bluesy stuff and switch to the lead channel for paint peeling loud distortion.Did I say loud? Oh yeah! Unbelievablly loud. Pre on 6 and post on 1.5 is loud enough get you noticed by local law enforcement.This amp sings. I've actually bought it twice, that says something. For my 40th b-day the wife says the sky was the limit. I still picked the 5150 combo. That says even more.
This is the best amp I have ever owned. I have owned both a Marshall and Crate Half stacks. I have also played through Fenders, and none of them had anything on this amp. They closed back cabinet gives this amp the lows of a half stack without the high price tag. It is also loud enough to rattle the windows. It has a a heart stopping punch!!! Did I mention it is really loud!
i was sceptical of this amp because eddie doesnt have a seriously mean guitar tone. Well i found one in and played it and bought it within 5 minutes of jamming on it i wanted to take it home and turn it up as loud as can be. I have played many many other amps including boogie, crate, soldano, marshall and line 6 and i must say the tone and punch of this amp blow them all away and leave them tasting dust. Play one if possible and turn it up loud loud loud!!!!!!!!
- Loud as hell & and very punchy
- Very heavy & Controls are in the back
- Great for gigging
I remember seeing this amp back in the 1990's. Eddie Van Halen had designed it and introduced it during Van Halen's "Balance" album in 1995. He had a wall of them on tour that year! A friend of mind owned one so i always said if i can find one that was priced right i would buy one. And i did today! It's a very heavy amp (85 lbs i read) BUT it does come with wheels. The amp is loud as hell. It's got some balls but that's what you would except from a tube amp. No stupid useless effects to it, just plug your guitar and rock out! I'm the 3rd owner. Happy i bought it. Gonna have a lot of fun with this one for awhile. I have a Ernie Ball plugged into it and it just rips the ears off of everyone standing close to it. So far, i'm impressed. And i think anyone who buys one will be too. If you want a amp that will do the work for ya, i highly suggest buying this. Peavey is a good American company. I've owned 3 Peavey amp in the 25 years of playing.
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Very nice amp,compact,loud,nice harmonics,reverb works great. The only other thing I can say about this amp is that my guitar pickups aren't the greatest, and this amp sound fabulous, I can just imagine if I had a $1,000 dollar guitar
I found mine in a pawn shop and it still had the footswitch. I tried the amp out with several pawn shop guitars, (the ultimate test bad strings and all). All the guitars sounded different with the amp, as they should have, but I was able to get a great sound quickly with any guitar/single or dual coil pickups, I plugged into this amp. I have owned just about every major brand of amp you can name and would put this amp up with any of them and above many of them. My only complaints would be the frying pan hiss as the amp is turned up, it can get noisy on either channel, and the amp had feedback at 75% volume with no guitar plugged into it, it will get new tubes and a checkout when I get time. I guess this is the price of high gain but I never had this problem at this level with any other amp befor. I don't mind the weight, castors would be nice but I am going to put it in a road case with castors so that will fix that issue. I am happy with this amp, what more could be said.
I have now owned mine for 4 years now and it still amazes me. I go to the music stores trying to find somthing new to turn me on and it just hasn't happened. Two channels of shread. and plenty loud.
This amp is simply marvelous! I've owned tons of amps, from Marshalls, to Fenders, Crate, Boogie and many others, and I've never been as satisfied with my sound as I am now. The closed back gives the amp a true "stack" sound... this baby really moves air! And the tone... it just doesn't get any better. the crunch setting on the clean channel gives what has to be one of the greatest rhythm (and lead!) tones I've ever heard. This amp just drips with great tone on every setting. The resonance knob really makes the bass thump, my leads cut through the mix like never before, and yet maintain that sweet tone. One concern I've heard about the 5150 series is the clean channel. The combo amp has a prettier clean channel than the full stack. You can get some great bluesy clean tones, and that sweet, just breaking up tone easily. The amp also reacts very well to the guitars volume control and your picking. The 5150 is rock solid and will hold up to tons of punishment and road abuse. About the only bad thing I can say about this amp is that it is one HEAVY son of a gun!!! You'll want to install casters on it if you plan to move it much. And with the closed back, it can be tough to get a decent grip on it for carrying it around. I guess that didn't concern Eddie too much when he designed it since he has all those roadies to move his stuff for him... lucky.Also, it would have been nice to have separate EQ controls for the two channels and the ability to switch the clean channel crunch on and off from the foot pedal. All these things were addressed by Peavey in the 5150 II amp, but as of yet, haven't made it to the combo amp. Other than that, I have NO complaints.In summary, you can't go wrong with this amp. from clean to blues, to classic and modern rock sounds... this amp does it all, and does it all better than just about anything else out there. You won't be disappointed.
I own a fender cyber twin and this amp out performes it. Its one of the best sounding amps I've used on stage with one of the cleanist lead channels I've heard.