Peavey 5150 212
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Peavey 5150 212

5150 212, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Peavey in the 5150 series.

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VishNuRoXoUt 01/12/2011

Peavey 5150 212: Produktbewertung von VishNuRoXoUt (content in English)

"Great amp, but defintiely a back breaker!"
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The Peavey 5150 2x12 Combo amp is an all tube high gain combo. It runs at 60 watts and has two sheffield 12" speakers. It has a hi and low input, an external speaker out and an effects loop. Unlike the 5150 heads, the combo amp has footswitchable reverb and actually sounds quite nice. The clean side also has a bright switch. It is a two channel amp and the clean channel has a crunch button to make boost the gain quite a bit. The two channels share EQ controls, that can really put some people off, but its pretty easy to find some sort of compromise. Then to top it off there is a master resonance control and presence control. The amp itself is a friggin' tank but I recommend casters and maybe even a back brace. It weighs close to 100 lbs.

UTILIZATION

I've never had a problem dialing in a 5150, they just like to be played. Everything about the 5150 combo is super usable and I have never had a problem using it.

SOUNDS

Naturally I've only played guitar through this amp, but I've used single coils, P90s, humbuckers, bolt on neck guitars, through neck guitars, the works. It can adapt very well to any guitar. Never had issues there. The reverb is pretty lush and made the cleans really surprisingly shimmery and almost pristine. I played a lot of ambient stuff on mine. Then the lead channel has all the gain anyone could need on tap, the amp is a bruiser. It gets some nice hardcore and metal tone. But it can also play lighter styles. The crunch mode on the "rhythm" channel was really nice for stonery prog metal, whereas the "lead" channel was much tighter. Really great sounding amp. My only real beef soundwise is that the speakers could be a whole lot better.

OVERALL OPINION

Apart from this amp weighing a ton and the Sheffields lacking in the speaker department this is a very killer amp. I'm extremely happy about it. They are not made anymore but they can be found used for very very good prices so I must say the value is impeccable. Built like a tank and sounds great. If you're a strong person, no reason not to use one.