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    hi there,

    a couple of weeks ago i bought a wolfgang standard. and for me it's a great guitar. thanks to peavey and to ed. with a friend of me (he plays drums) we are doing some sessions in a small room. but my amp (40w Hughes&Kettner) is not loud enough. So want to buy an amp that has got more power and a good sound (we play all that stuff: metallica, judas, maiden, nirvana, acdc etc.)

    Can anybody tell me how does the wolfie sound with a 5150 212 combo? which effects can i use with this amp? and finally is the combo really load enough for maybe a club concert?

    Thanks for your help...and sorry but my english is not so good.

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    Hi Carlos and welcome to the links! I had the 5150 and I must say I didn't like it. I also had the head and hated it. The first show I played live with the combo the fuse blew. Also, I don't like the sound when you turn it past like 5 or 6 it gets muffled and breathes heavy.Just my opinion though. I would say first try out one of those Marshall combos the valvestate or tube ones.

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    the 5150 combo will be plenty loud for a club gig. Remember, you'll probably mic your amp anyway, so you just need enough volume to hear yourself onstage.

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    I agree with GGB I had the head and really didn't like it. I tried to convince myself I liked it but in the end I could not get a sound out of it that I liked. I sold the 5150 years ago but recently plugged into one in a local music store. To make a long story short, I was reminded why I sold mine in the first place.
    I even remember the very first time I heard ED playing one live and I thought... It doesn't sound like his old marshalls...I don't like it. Kinda hurts the ears.

    My next amp after the 5150 was a brand new $250 sovtek mig 50. In my opinion it smokes the 5150. Big warm and fuzzy. All the things The 5150 is not.
    I now use old marshalls but the sovteks still hold there own. In fact I am buying another mig 50 for $150. It's Crazy how cheap these amps are. Its ridicules. Buy one!heck, Buy two!

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    Ugh...do not buy a Marshall Valvestate combo or head, they blow big time!

    I like my 5150, and it is MORE than loud enough live. The engineers at the clubs are always telling me to turn down. Guess it's all personal preference.

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    I have a 5150 and I love it. Like Brett said they are PLENTY loud enough. Buy one and you won't be dissapointed.

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    I have a 5150 head/cab, but I've never heard the combo. My question to you guys that have is--->Is the combo's clean sound better than it is in the head?

    I love my 5150; it's great for all of my lightly distorted to full-bore overdrive needs. However, I ABHOR the clean sound-I think it's awful, so I use a separate preamp just for clean stuff. If a sparkly, bright clean sound is something you're looking for in an amp, the 5150 combo may/may not suit you, so check that out, and ask around.

    By the way, for all you guys that DON'T like the 5150 in general, what exactly do you dislike? What are ye seeking that ye ain't finding? I'm curious; there's been a lot of 5150 bashing going on here, and I would like to hear, in better detail, what's 'wrong' with it.

    Of course, I still love mine regardless of what anyone says! Well, the weight isn't very friendly, but I have to deal with that.

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    I used to have a 5150 but I got rid of it, not because I didn't like it, but because it's pretty much useless living in a condo!

    I love mine, however I did have a few beefs with it.

    1) To get a good tone with my 5150, I needed to turn it way up, I'm not a genious when it comes to electrical currents, etc, but 120watts seemed a bit much! I was always fighting with soundguys and try as I may, I couldn't get a good tone at a low level!

    2) The cab (4x12) stink IMHO, they remind me of a Carvin cab! They're way to bright, and do not feel as responsive as a marshal cab.

    3) I wish that the foot switch had a button to turn the crunch button on and off, that would have made it a touch more versitile!

    Other then that, for wath it is (a high gain tube amp) it was great!

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    Yeah the Peavey cab is kinda lousy, the other guitarist/singer in my band has one with his 5150. I use a Marshall 4 x 12" cabinet myself and my tone is much sweeter than his. Turning off the crunch button by footswitch would be useful Home I agree.

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    5150 bashing? I don't think I'm hurting the amps feelings.
    What didn't I like about the 5150?
    Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz !!!!!!
    It just sounds buzzy to my ears even when Ed plays it. It has one sound to me,Super distortion and no clean or Semi clean and absolutely no Dynamics. When I play a chord lightly Through my 71 Marshall superlead it sounds warm and clean, If I smash it, It instantly turns into a monster. The 5150 sounds the same whether you play lightly or hard, Buzzzzzzzzzzz. But, If you get off on that sound, more power to you.

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    I just don't have those problems Push. If I want to get a chord to lightly ring cleanly, I'm able to get it. I also don't run the pre-gain at 10 like people are prone to do, so I don't know.

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    I never had the buzz problem either, just as long as you have the post up high enough, and the pre low enough.


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    testing !


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    I got a 5150 head 120w , passed with Marshall cabs ! For me this is an optimal coiche !
    I think that the 5150 really smokes !
    Come on guys , do ya think to get this lead tone with a Marshall head ?
    The Marshall are versatile i know , but don't compare two products that are completely different !
    The 5150 is a good amp , with a cool hot lead !


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    Brett,
    I guess we all hear things differently. Perhaps I'm just not a high Gain type of guy.

 

 

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