This amp kicks butt! I would definitely buy another one. Great value for the money. This amp is LOUD!
Model Year: 2000
Price: $685.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Ebay.com
The 5150 II is the result of the ongoing efforts of Edward Van Halen and Peavey Electronics to create the ultimate in guitar amplification. This newest amp head is a 120 watt, all-tube powerhouse that has toured the world, been recorded live and in studio, and has met the requirements of this world class player. Using four 6L6 power amp tubes and six 12AX7 preamp tubes, the 5150 II features separate three-band EQ on the Rhythm and Lead Channels, a footswitchable Crunch on the Rhythm channel, and separate Resonance and Presence controls. Plus, in order to change easily between the 3 modes of operation and to disable the effects loop, the 5150 II uses a sturdy metal 3-button footswitch. It comes with a 25 cable that is removable on both ends, so there is no problem reaching out front on bigger stages. This state-of-the-art guitar amplifier produces great tone, offers more flexibility, and embodies the reliability that Peavey is known for.
Personally, I like the amp a lot. It has more than enough gain, and the Resonance and Presence controls enable me to dial in just the right sound. This is a no-frills amp. I would recommend running a noise reduction unit with it for louder settings, as it emits a constant hiss when the post gain is set higher than 4. Beware: this amp is EXTREMELY LOUD! I rate it a 5. Very good amp for the money.
Very easy to set up and dial in sounds.
Like most Peavey gear, it is built rock solid.