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    Default Peavey 5150 combo vs EVH 5150 III combo

    I am kinda wishing I held on to my 5150 Peavey combo. Let it go last week and now I am sort of wishing I had kept it. I have the new EVH combo coming sometime next month and I cant wait to get it but I LOVED that old combo too and I maybe should have kept that one too. I guess I sold it to stir up 500 bucks towards the new amp. I am 100% looking forward to the new EVH combo and certainly glad I bought it as I needed to have it but for collection purposes it might have been good to keep the Peavey too...
    as far as sound is concerned I have never played through a Fender EVH amp but I hear they are pretty good with a nice versatile sound. Being more of a EVH guitar collector I had to have the new combo but money is not something I have as much of these days so I had to at least take a bite out of the cost of the new one. As far as sound, versatility and being able to create old and new EVH tone what do you guys think? Think this new combo will be the best bang for the buck sound wise for us EVH sound / tone junkies and be able to kick ass all over the old Peavey combo?

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    It always sucks selling any gear !
    I think you will be very happy with the EVH combo. I have the 5150 III 50w and the 100w heads. They pretty much blow away all the other amps I have ever had which is quite a few. I actually use the 50w much more than the 100w. If the 5150 III combo is still the same circuits as EVH 5150 III heads---you will not be disappointed. I never really cared for any power scaling features but that is just me. One thing you may consider is getting a 2x12 cabinet and using that rather than the combo speakers. I always did this with combo amps to reduce the amount of vibration the circuit boards and tubes get from playing loud.
    Man, I am using the 50w to push a 4x12 with Celestion 70th Anniversary speakers with no problems---the amp just rocks the Hell out of them.
    Back to the subject---seller's remorse just sucks and there is no way around that. I will tell you that I have not been let down by any of the current EVH/Fender gear in anyway.
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    hey thanks for the input. I may have to grab one of the 2X12 cabs like you said as that sounds like a good idea plus it would look good in the EVH room too.

    look forward to the new amp. Everything I have read and seen shows that the new combo should pretty much be like the 50W head. If thats the case I think I'll be happy with it.

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    I read somewhere that Fender intends to release a 1X12 combo version of this amp in the second half of 2013. If that is true, I would be more interested in that version. It will smaller, lighter, and less costly. But I would only consider it if it includes the built in attenuation, or if Fender doesn't release a lower watt head version with attenuation. 50 watts is over-kill for me, as I only play in my house.

    Of course I'm going to have to get one of the new EVH striped series guitars as well. I too may have to liquidate some gear to help justify these new purchases.

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    As the former owner of a 5150ii and current owner of a 5150iii 100w head - you won't be disappointed.

    My buddy has the 50w version and it sounds every bit as awesome as the 100w - he just uses it as a 2 channel amp though, due to the shared volume/gain controls of channels 1 and 2. Even with the shared controls on the combo, I think you'll find all 3 channels extremely useful. Power scaling seems like a great feature as well!

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    yeah the power scalling feature has me pumped for sure,

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    you will love it. it is essentially the 50w head made into a combo, plus adding reverb and the power scaling, which works great. yes, there will be a 1x12 version down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150rob View Post
    yeah the power scalling feature has me pumped for sure,

    Rob
    I'd like to see power scaling on the 50 watt head. In fact, I'm waiting a bit to see if that happens before purchasing.

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    rob, once you get the new amp there will be no regret. I have recently gone from an original 5150 head and box to a 50W head and two 112 boxes. The new amp is fantastic and will be more versatile than your old amp.

    Regarding the sound of the amp, the gain of the original 5150 sits inbetween the blue and red channel. The blue channel is a bit more crunchy and tighter whereas the red channel is really saturated. The green channel is a lot cleaner than the original 5150 (which isn't too hard) and quite sparkly sounding. Maybe a bit of Fender influence there.

 

 

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