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  • Peavey 6505+

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  • Marshall tsl 100

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Thread: Got the green light for a new amp

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    Underglazed Hair Metalologist 80's_Metal's Avatar
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    Default Got the green light for a new amp

    If you know me and what monstrosities of metal that I try to play, please cast a vote.

    Got more back on our taxes and so my wife said go ahead.... Around 6 or 7 bills.... I'm looking at:

    1. Peavey 6505+ (I had and sold one of these just a few weeks before my Marshall mode 4 died and my Peavey XXL started acting up)

    2. Marshall TSL 100

    3. The elusive Mesa dual rec under 7bills.... Point me to one if you find one.

    4. Other high gain, multi channel monster that I may be interested in?

    I've almost clicked buy it now on a few already so make your picks quick to help a brother out.
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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    I have been impressed with the Bugera offerings I have had a chance to play

    Other than that

    Maybe something snobbish

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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    Can you find another Randall at that price? Maybe an old RG120ES?

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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    For the price, I'm a big fan of the 6505+. Why did you sell yours?

    Doubt you'll ever find a real Boogie Dual Rec that works anywhere near that price

    If you can step up a couple hundred, you can find JVM's for just under a grand! Personally, that's where I'd put my money (if I had any...lol)

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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    Quote Originally Posted by Demanic View Post
    Can you find another Randall at that price? Maybe an old RG120ES?

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    Yes lots of Randall's, but I can't jive with their voicing very well, I've owned a couple... Tougher than ****, but I like the Marshall sizzle and the peavey Ballz tones better

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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    Oooohhh jvm..... Can't seem to find anything under a grand in that model.


    I sold my 6505 because I felt like I didn't "need" a $700 amp.... Used the money for something else.... Had 2 "perfectly good" Solid state amps sitting there....
    But things have changed a lot in a few weeks ha ha.... Troubles with all 3 amps at the house has shifted my tastes so to speak.
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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    Look for a Bad Cat Cougar 50H head. It was designed by the same guy that designed the 5150. It has a very cool Mid Boost notched knob that selects different frequencies for the Mids in addition to your standard 3-band EQ. It makes the amp very versatile and the amount of gain is insane. In my opinion, it's almost too much gain as I have it set below noon for my metal needs. This amp is way underrated, and thus priced accordingly.

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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    You could check out the Jet City Amelia.

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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    Used Splawn Quickrod. You can probably find one for about 1K.

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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    Anything from the Peavey 5150 family and onwards will be amazing, why on Earth did you sell the 6505+? Those are incredible amps.
    Egnater Armaggedon or Vengeance.
    Jet City JCA50 or JCA100. Cheap and brutal.

    No love for the Laney Ironheart from me. Plenty of channels and push-pulls but I could never ever get them to sound right, always almost there but not quite. Too stiff.
    Maybe they'll work for you, what do I know? Those are modern metal amps and I don't play much of that.
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    Ibanez RG270 / Screamin' Demon bridge

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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    How 'bout a 5150 III 100W 3-channel for under $800?

    Click here: LINK

    Also, you can grab the 2-channel JVM's for around $800 and the 4-channel comes up reasonably often for $950-$1K.

    Still, I'd grab that 5150 III and give it a spin for the price!!!

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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    That 5150 is the same exact amp as the 6505 right?

    Just Eddie moved to different company.

    I think I'd rather have Peavey logo than evh logo. Just my personal tastes.

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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    No, they are quite different. Definitely in the same family, but you could say that about dozens of Marshalls

    You should look into the 5150 III. The internet is your oyster

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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    Plus, the big-boy 5150 III that I posted is 3-channel. Obviously not a 5150/6505 clone on that fact alone

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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    Bugera 333XL INFINIUM Hardcore 120-Watt 3-Channel Tube Amplifier Head with Reverb and INFINIUM Tube Life Multiplier https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007KZQND6..._DAnSCbEZ77AHA

    BUGERA 6262 INFINIUM Ultimate Rock Tone 120-Watt 2-Channel Valve Amplifier Head with Reverb Multi Colored (6262INFINIUM https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007KZQMLE..._hDnSCb744KCE3

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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    Really taking a hard look at the Egnater Armageddon. Never been on my radar before.

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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    Like previous posters have said, the EVH 5153 is WAY different than the Peavey 5150/6505. I have the 6505 212 and the 5153 50W head. The 5153 is a lot more versatile. What size amp are you looking for, under 50w, 50w, or 100w+?

    You're in AZ? There is a Peavey 5150 ($600) and a Peavey 5150 II ($750) on Craigslist in PHX.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/EVH-5153-50...kAAOSwmwFces3A

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/EVH-5150-II...kAAOSwZ65cdA5e

    The 100w are going for around 1K+.

    Fair warning, the 5153 50w has a volume jump from channel 1 to 2, but you can have the concentric volume pots from EVH installed by a certified Fender amp shop.

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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    Peavey XXX/3120, JSX/XXX II
    Saw some Rivera Knuckleheads out there around $700
    5150 III and 6505 are good amps too
    Dual Rec might be thought to find, but 50w Single Recs easy to find at that price

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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    I could picture you in the driver’s seat of this:

    https://reverb.com/item/21771229-kra...rc=aw.ds&pla=1

    These are badass too:
    https://reverb.com/item/20807342-kra...annel-tube-amp

    Having said that, a Mesa Stiletto would be killer - got the solidness of Mesa with more of a Marshall sound.
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    Default Re: Got the green light for a new amp

    I had a Krank rev 1 for a out 6 months on loan, that thing was a brutz!

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