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    Default 5150/6505 owners

    Would you say those amps capture or is similar to a hotrodded Marshall tone? I'm trying to find a small tube amp that can capture 80s tones (Extreme, Skid Row, etc) with the ability to push it into metal territory (Ozzy, maybe Rammstein with a pedal if needed).
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    Default Re: 5150/6505 owners

    How about Jet City?


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    Default Re: 5150/6505 owners

    I like them don't get me wrong, but for not much money the 6505 has a lot more features I was after like attenuation, headphone jack, reverb etc...
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    Default Re: 5150/6505 owners

    Fair play, they are more versatile.

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    Default Re: 5150/6505 owners

    They are sort of descended from a 'rod Marshall sound, but the execution is still quite different. There is massively more body, punch and grit, more 'modern' flavour and feel. I don't mean that with '80s chops, gutar touch and suitable gain they can't produce something like that, they are just not '80s by nature.

    My best bet would be a cheap but awesome RnR workhorse Origin 20 head with a dedicated booster pedal. Also, the mini Peavey 6505MH or the EVH LBX heads are worth checking. Or a tiny power amp and an AMT S1 / S2 preamp pedal that is voiced after the king of the era Soldano SLO100 head - but that's a whole different story.

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    Default Re: 5150/6505 owners

    Quote Originally Posted by NecroPolo View Post
    ...the mini Peavey 6505MH or the EVH LBX heads are worth checking.
    Yeah, I'm currently looking at the 6505 MH. As I live in an apartment I need to be able to tone it down now and then, so the switchable attenuation and headphone jack is a plus. Reverb and having a dedicated clean channel also helps (though I'm assuming the clean isn't great by Fender standards). Of course, none of that matters if the tone isn't there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphial View Post
    ...(though I'm assuming the clean isn't great by Fender standards)...
    "Almost functional" is what comes to my mind in a head-to-head comparison with the cleans of a good Fender amp

    It's definitely not made for this.

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    Default Re: 5150/6505 owners

    Check out the DSL20H or the DSL1R.
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    Default Re: 5150/6505 owners

    Laney Ironheart may be worth a look.

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    Default Re: 5150/6505 owners

    I’d suggest looking at the Blackstar Venue series, maybe the HT-20.

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    Default Re: 5150/6505 owners

    . . . we all prefer differant sounds and hear things very differantly from one another . . . but i will take THIS sound (95% of the time) over any hotrodded Marshall tone.

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    Default Re: 5150/6505 owners

    I will take this over any DSL/TSL (Marshall's ''hot rod amps'').

    YMMV

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