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    What should i buy a 5150 I or 5150 II. What cab should i get a marshall what year etc. or should i get the peavey brand? about how much will it cost? Please help me out

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    My Marshall is a '74. NOTHING sounds like the old ones. I haven't played through the Peaveys yet, so I would take Eddie I's advice if you go that direction.

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    get a marshal cab. I Had the 5150 cab, as well as a marshal cab, and there is ne comparison, the marshal is way more responsive, warm, and full sounding. I like the other guys, would suggest an older one as well!

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    The first 5150 head is still cool , as tone and sound !
    I run my one with a 1936 cab Marshall that i take used from the 80s , cause I think the 80s Marshall cabs sound better than the todays ones !
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    Unless you need a great clean channel I would save the $1100 and just get a nice used 5150 head. I have heard that the marshall cabs sound better but I would try both of them out if you have the opportunity.
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    If your interested in the new 5150 I suggest you contact Strings-N-Things in Memphis Tennessee.I've purchased two Wolfgang guitars from them and I got a sale flyer from them in the mail the other day, they had the 5150II advertised at 799.00 It could have been a misprint, but it might be worth checking out.This is the toll free number
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    Thanks!!!!!!Is the 5150 capable of producing heavey metal sounds such as metallica? Or do
    I need a over drive pedal? I am thinking about getting one of those marshall cabs the re issued old ones. If i want that 80s hairband sound does the older cabs do the trick?

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    Before you start buying---be honest. Will you be doing a considerable amount of performing or rehearsing with a very loud band? Or do you play by yourself in your home?
    I ask this because, aside from the money, a 5150 is a BURDEN to those who aren't 'out there', using it. They are big, heavy, and extremely loud; ie they aren't always practical. I own a 5150 (w/5150 cab, which I think sounds BETTER than the Marshalls I tried with it), but since I haven't been performing, I rarely use it.
    Now, if you really need a big amp, the 5150 is fine. It has enough gain for extreme metal sounds, but it doesn't have the harsh, super-scooped thrashy sound. My solution? If you want a Metallica sound from a 5150, put a graphic or parametric EQ in the f/x loop, boost the lows and highs, dump the mids. A metal pedal is NOT needed. However, if you ALWAYS want a more metalish sound, look into the Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifiers instead of a 5150--they have that sound built in.

    One last note: while it may seem really cool to own a vintage (read: old and used) Marshall cabinet, consider how long it will last and how much more abuse it will take. Weigh this against the cost (I would pay no more than $150 for any cabinet more than 10 years old, no matter WHAT kind it is). And also never overlook the possibility of a good old fashioned combo amp [there are too many young players who feel they need a half/whole stack to be cool] that you can add an additional speaker cabinet to if needed.

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    I will be doing some playing at a battle of the bands contest so i will need something loud. I like edwards sound but man i really love that metallica black album sound. Are mesa boogies more pricey( whats an average price?) And should I get a mesa boogie cab. Wow this hard with all these choices. Can the mesa produce 5150 tones?

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    I don't know about the States, but Boogie gear is damned expensive in Canada! It's awesome gear, but it's out of a lot of people's price range, but if you have the cash, go out and try everything in every combination. Also, try some rack gear, (POD, Mesa rack)!

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