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    Quote Originally Posted by EJC View Post
    So I traded one of my 6 guitars (I'm trying to get down to 3) lastnite for a 5150 III LBX Mach 1. Holy shit. This thing is insanely loud on the 15w setting. I really can't go past 9 o'clock on the dial. And I mean that's unmiked small club gigging volume through my Orange 112 cab. The Red channel has TOO much gain. Even at 25% I couldn't imagine using that much gain live. It sounds like Jake E. Lee on the Ultimate Sin album.

    What an awesome little amp though. Well worth the Mexi strat I traded for it.

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    Hmmmmm....
    These recent praises of the LBX amps are certainly making me curious as far as checking them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJC View Post
    So I traded one of my 6 guitars (I'm trying to get down to 3) lastnite for a 5150 III LBX Mach 1. Holy shit. This thing is insanely loud on the 15w setting. I really can't go past 9 o'clock on the dial. And I mean that's unmiked small club gigging volume through my Orange 112 cab. The Red channel has TOO much gain. Even at 25% I couldn't imagine using that much gain live. It sounds like Jake E. Lee on the Ultimate Sin album.

    What an awesome little amp though. Well worth the Mexi strat I traded for it.

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    I had a Mark I for a while and traded it for the LBX II. The MAJOR advantage is the concentric volume and gain controls, but other than that, it has a terrific clean channel and the Blue channel is perfection. The Blue channel is not like the Blue channel on the Mark I. It is more like a cross between the Blue and the Red channels. I like it much better. I tried to use the Red channel on the Mark I, but ultimately found that I preferred the Blue channel and never used the Red.

    Because the clean channel on the LBX II is so good, it allowed me to run a 5150 Overdrive in front of the amp. I set up the pedal to run with single coils, and the Blue channel on the amp to run my Humbucker guitars.
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    I hear you. As this was a trade, I had to go for it. I would still prob use my Carvin V3m in a live situation, but the 5150 Mach 1, is sill gigable. I set the gain at 25%. Then I can roll off the volume on blue and get fairly clean, roll up for thick OD, and go red for leads. I guess that was the thought process. IDK. I'm a metal head. Like Pantera/Anthrax type shit. And anything over 25% gain on red seems ridiculous. I don't even know how its tweaked with that much gain.

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    Is this a thread about Summer NAMM? Or Summer NAP? Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Van Halen View Post
    No worry man. Good sleep cannot be over rated. Not sleeping well dang near cost me my marriage/life early on. Dr. wants to be sure I’m not having undetected seizures. & I might be able to get off a med if it’s good. A few days pita & maybe less med required. That’s a win to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rokgtar View Post
    How did it go, Ted?
    It gets read around the 20th so we’ll know more then. Just getting it off my neck was a big plus.
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    Has anyone gotten a 5150 Solid colours yet? Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KS 5150 View Post
    Has anyone gotten a 5150 Solid colours yet? Just curious.
    They're not due to ship till at least September.

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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    Yeah, the Satchel signature guitar is ugly (which i guess is the point).

    I can't imagine a market for neon pink or green 80's guitars, with tiger stripes.
    Or playing through a pedal called the Pussy melter.

    I know they have fans, but gear ain't cheap.
    Why would you buy something like that?


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    I just got a call from Sweetwater and the 5150 Deluxe's are shipping now. I had to cancel my preorder for personal reasons, unfortunately, so I won't be getting one as planned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaminub View Post
    I just got a call from Sweetwater and the 5150 Deluxe's are shipping now. I had to cancel my preorder for personal reasons, unfortunately, so I won't be getting one as planned.
    The Blue Deluxe 5150 Guitar I ordered still hasn’t shipped yet. Seems the solid colors have shipped but not the Deluxe models.

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    You should have it this week then? Please post pics. I planned on getting the blue. I would have if I didn't lose my job in July. Still recovering from that

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    There's some of the Blue/ Tobacco quilts on American Musical. My days of dropping $900-$1000 on a guitar that does the exact same thing as my other guitars are over though. Resist the urge of buying something you don't need and invest for your future!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJC View Post
    There's some of the Blue/ Tobacco quilts on American Musical. My days of dropping $900-$1000 on a guitar that does the exact same thing as my other guitars are over though. Resist the urge of buying something you don't need and invest for your future!

    ~E
    Ive got everything from a 64 Fender Strat to the 2015 EVH Wolf Standard. Two 76 Black Beauty Les Paul Customs. An 81 Ibanez Destroyer. A Jeff Beck Sig Strat that Ive played about 10 times. USA and MIJ EVH Wolfs. USA Peavey Wolfs and a USA EBMM Wolf. One of my favorites is a USA 09 Charvel HH San Dimas Strat. I keep saying I am gonna get this or that and Ive come to the conclusion I just don't need any more guitars. It's crazy, I Know. But, I am not really even playing the last several months. So while the Tobacco Burst 5150 catches my eye. I already have a Tobacco Burst MIJ EVH Wolf that kicks some serious ass. Pretty sure Im done chasing guitars. I did buy a Wilson Freaker Wah the other day. That thing is really cool. So, yeah, I can't see dropping $1000, $1500 on any more guitars. I am quite confident Ed will be okay without getting anymore of my money....lol
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    A lot of your guitars are considered investment pieces. Nothing wrong with that at all...

    I was more "in to" buying guitars when it was easier to sell them online locally. Now nobody seems to be buying shit. I think the most guitars I ever had was 9. Im down to 6 now, and would love to get down to 3.

    I've noticed a lot of the Mexican/Japanese EVH stuff isn't really holding it's value. A lot of the guitars going for 500-600 online, about half the retail price. My only "expensive" guitars are an EVH circles I got on clearance for $600, and a custom Carvin Ultra V. I thought I would keep those forever, but I'm probably going to sell both eventually.

    I have 2 Wolf standards (1 Floyd, 1 hardtail), an 80's Kramer that I'll prob keep forever, and the Mexi-Strat I bought in 1997 that I'll keep forever.

    Unless I see another Wolfgang online locally for a really good price, I don't foresee buying anything else. I'd love an older Fender Yngwie strat but the prices on those are insane.

    As for the 5150's, the headstock just rubs me wrong. I don't like the angle of the string pull behind the nut. Strat headstock would have looked so much nicer in my opinion. And I am not really into Floyds anymore. I was surpised how much warmer my hardtail Wolfgang sounded unplugged compared to the Floyd one.

 

 

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