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    I am looking at buying a 5150 II half stack for $999.00 The problem is when I cranked the pre-gain on the lead channel I hear a substantial buzz. I tried several different guitars, Is something wrong with the amp or it this normal?

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    Get used to it, the 5150 is a buzzy, loud amp.
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    the 5150 series defenitely benifits from the addition of a noisegate. its a high , high gain amp. fizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz z.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel
    I saw this thread on the main page and got excited for a second, I thought that they were recording a new record! Silly me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett
    Get used to it, the 5150 is a buzzy, loud amp.
    He's right, the 5150s are notoriously buzzy. BTW, I just picked up one of the new Hughes & Kettner Switchblades - AMAZING amp!

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    Thanks for the info, the gate sounds like a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDHEAD
    Thanks for the info, the gate sounds like a good idea.
    Try the MXR Smartgate - the pedal version of the rack unit that Rockman used to make. I have one and it's great. Also, the ISP Decimator is supposed to be really good.

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    i use the boss NS-2 noise suppressor pedal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick S
    i use the boss NS-2 noise suppressor pedal.
    Same here.
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    The NS2 is a great pedal, but the Smartgate has much more sensitivity control; so it doesn't suck out as much of your tone. Not to be argumentative, but I sometimes I can't control my inner gear-head...

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    they re all good pedals imo.

    but the NS-2 can power other pedals and has an effects loop.

    id use the mxr as well as the boss.

    i play my 5150 at about post 5 so the gate releases pretty fast lol.

    now feedback can be a problem at those volumes , not gonna lie , i usually play next to my cabinet instead in front of it.

    the mxr looks to be just as good as the boss.
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