PEAVEY® 5150®MkII 120w HEAD - ★ RARE CLASSIC ★ | FREE FREIGHT | 1YR WARRANTY | LIMITLESS LAYBY | PAYPAL | NO INTEREST EVER Finance Available
Peavey® 5150®MkII 2-Channel - 120watt 240volt Guitar Amplifier Head. FREE FREIGHT | 1 YEAR WARRANTY | LIMITED LAYBY | PAYPAL & MORE PAYMENT OPTIONS | NO INTEREST EVER Finance available. The undisputed go-to guitar amp series for scores of metal bands. The 5150®MkI, 5150®MkII, the 6505®Series & 6505®Plus are well known for their high gain overdrive channels, and have seen widespread use by rock, hardcore and metal guitarists.
THE PEAVEY® 5150®MkII - AMP HEAD
The Uncontested Sound Of Metal. It's the tone that made history.
120W of pile-driving power voiced to Edward Van Halen's specifications and identical to the amps he uses when touring and recording. 6 - 12AX7s in the preamp and 4 - 6L6s in the power amp. Includes footswitchable lead/rhythm channel select, effects loop, 3-band EQ, plus resonance and presence controls on each channel. Rhythm channel includes pre/post gain controls and bright/crunch switches. Lead channel includes pre/post gain controls only. Preamp output. Footswitch included. 16, 8, or 4 ohms.
The 5150® series amplifiers and enclosures are the result of extensive research and development with guitar legend Edward Van Halen to produce the ultimate products for guitarists. With the 5150®MkI and 5150®MkII heads, you'll experience super rock crunch, harmonic-rich sustain, and screaming drive like you've never heard before. Production models are identical to those Van Halen uses when recording, as well as those he currently uses on tour.
Peavey® 5150®II 2 Channel - 120watt Head OPERATING MANUAL .PDF URL: https://assets.peavey.com/literature/manuals/80304643.pdf
AMP HEAD OVERVIEW:
Six 12AX7 pre amp tubes
Four 6L6 power amp tubes
120 watts RMS into 16, 8 or 4 ohm
Footswitchable lead/rhythm channel select
Resonance and presence controls
Pre Gain and Post Gain
Weight Unpacked: 48.30 lb (21.90 kg)
Weight Packed: 57.00 lb (25.85 kg)
Width Packed: 26½" (66.04 cm)
Height Packed: 10¼" (25.4 cm)
Depth Packed: 11¾" (27.94 cm)
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The Peavey® 5150®
The Peavey® 5150® is an all-tube guitar amplifier made by PEAVEY ELECTRONICS from 1992 on, initially as a signature model for EDDIE VAN HALEN. Since Van Halen and Peavey parted ways in 2004, the name of the model was changed to Peavey 6505®, with Van Halen taking the 5150® name for his company, EVH, to name his 5150®III amplifier. Thus, the 6505® was named in celebration of Peavey's 40th anniversary (1965–2005).
Several aspects of the amplifier, likely responsible for its success, are its rigid construction and reliability, excellent frequency response (largely attributable to the vacuum tube amplification), and clarity with heavy gain; a feature generally synonymous with the amplifier image among its market demographic.
While the product was engineered, designed around a centered PCB, an aspect sometimes considered "impure" among audiophiles, its cascading five pre-amps (four pre-amplifiers and one phase inverter) and four power tubes were exceptionally implemented in a simplistic manner, allowing individual components to carry themselves (such as exceptional transformer placement to ensure acoustical integrity ie. minimizing "transconductance") in addition to "commonizing" the systems' ground by way of multilayer PCB, a large source of unwanted nuances at the least in most poorly grounded musical applications.
The Peavey® 5150®MkI shipped with four Ruby Tube 6L6 Power Tubes, and five 12AX7 Tubes in the pre-amplifier staging (with one as a phase inverter). Despite its shared "plain" PCB, each component was generally high quality, allowing manufacturing ease while providing high quality tone at an affordable price.
A defining attribute largely responsible for the 5150®MkI sound is the fixed bias. Commonly described analogue a car engine and its respective idle, the 5150®MkI bias was set to a lower value (lower engine "idle") which resulted in the Power Tubes running at a lower energy commonly known as "cold-biased". While the electrical theory behind this can easily be examined and "theoreticized", the 5150®MkI and its configuration resulted in a more controllable gain setting (ie. having a more forgiving sonic range than similarly "hot-biased" configurations. This engineering choice set the 5150®MkI up to intrinsically sound its best with minimal augmentation. Since tube-amps are still uncontested in music amplification as far as tonal quality is concerned, (see hard-clipping) the optimal setting for tubes are when they are pushed to natural distortion (ie. Increases in "volume" or Bells (dB)). Thus, by allowing such a heavy amount of gain to be applied without sacrificing tonal definition, the amplifier could then be pushed due to the "colder" biasing requiring more current, versus a "hotter" setting from the beginning (volume knob or potentiometer knob "value of 1.")
While able to stand among modern technology as a relatively "simple" design, especially in comparison to boutique "hand-wired" variants, the reliability and era its inception welcomed helped verify its cultural significance in Hard Rock, later Metal, as a unique product with a unique tone.
Both the 5150®MkI and the 6505®Series are well known for its high gain overdrive channel, and has seen widespread use by rock, hardcore and metal guitarists. An early breakthrough was its use by Colin Richardson and Andy Sneap, two "seminal" British producers of heavy metal; especially Machine Head's Burn My Eyes (1994) helped the 5150®MkI gain a reputation for its sound, which "defined a generation of guitar tone". Other notable artists and producers to use the 5150®/6505® include Jason Suecof, Matt Tuck and Dino Cazares.
Although some players believe that the 5150®MkI (particularly the "block letter 5150®") to be better-sounding than the 6505®Series, the only difference is that the original 5150®s shipped with higher quality tubes. However, these tubes have most likely been replaced, as they are now over 20 years old.
5150® / 6505®
The 6505®Series is the base model of the series, and is identical to the 5150®MkI, with exception of the stock tubes and its name. It has five 12AX7 tubes in the pre-amp, and four 6L6GC tubes in the power section. It has 120 watts RMS output power, into 16, 8 or 4 Ohms. The effects loop can be bypassed with a footswitch. It features separate input for both high and low gain.
It has 2 channels, Rhythm and lead. Each channel has a separate pre-/postgain control, and the rhythm has an extra crunch and bright switch. The channels share a 3-Band EQ and presence and resonance controls. Switching channels can be done both via the front panel of the amp, or with the remote footswitch.
It is also available in a 60 watt 2×12 combo. The 2×12 combo features 60 watts of RMS output power into 16 or 8ohms. It also features five 12AX7 pre-amps tubes and two 6L6GC power amp tubes.
5150®MkII / 6505®Plus
The 6505®Plus is a second version of the 6505®Series and is identical to the 5150®MkII. It features an extra 12AX7 tube in the pre-amp stage, to prevent breakup in the clean channel. It features separate 3-band EQ, presence and resonance controls for the 2 channels. It also features only one input, unlike the 6505®, which had two. There are bias test-points on the back, making changes to the tubes easier.
It is available in a 60 watt 1x12 combo (Called 6505®Plus 112), of which the internal circuitry is identical to that of the head, with exception of using 2 instead of 4 6L6GC powertubes an additional 3-spring reverb. It is made in China to cut costs.
This version is identical to the 6505®Plus, but uses EL34 tubes instead of 6L6GC tubes in the power section. It was created as a response to the growing demand of high-gain EL34 amplifiers, previously found almost solely in Marshall and ENGL amplifiers, both European brands.
Review from http://www.guitarsite.com
Peavey® 5150®II Tube Amp Head Review
Despite the lead singer hoopla that may be brewing in the Van Halen camp at any given moment, the name "Edward Van Halen" still draws a good deal of attention. So when it was announced that Peavey and Eddie had teamed up again to whip up a brand-spankin' new 5150® amplifier, guitar fans worldwide were clamouring to get a peek (or should we say a listen) of the new creation.
Such was the case last January at the annual NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) event in Los Angeles. When Edward appeared at the Peavey booth to debut a prototype of the 5150®MkII, hundreds upon hundreds of show goers crammed themselves around the cubicle attempting to catch a glimpse of the renowned guitarist and his wares. NAMM attendants claimed to be blown away by the otherworldly sounds emanating from the booth (hey, it doesn't hurt to have Eddie Van Halen playing through the amp. Shit, he could jam through a Radio Shack amp and still make it sound amazing...). Hopes were high for Edward's latest "masterpiece".
Then the release date had gotten pushed back several months, frustrating those would like to test drive it ourselves. Now that we have, is it worth the wait? Well...
Before we get to the nitty gritty, let's see how it's different from the original 5150®MkI. The first amp housed a standard four 6L6 power amp tubes, and so does the II; but while the 5150® contained only five 12AX7 preamp tubes, the 5150®MkII adds one for a total of six 12AX7's. The 5150®MkI featured a three-band EQ, whereas the 5150®MkII has two such EQ's (one each for the rhythm and lead channels) for better fine-tuning. There are separate Resonance and Presence controls for the rhythm and lead channels on the newer model, while the previous possessed only one set of such controls. The two models share the same bright/crunch controls (on the rhythm channel) and pre/post gain controls (both channels). The 5150®MkII allows the user to turn the crunch option on and off with the footswitch (a handy plus), while the other didn't. The 5150®MkI offered two input jacks, but the 5150®MkII only has one (Peavey and Edward did this for some reason or another; perhaps because of lack of room on the amp's front?). Both models have virtually the same rugged casings; so if you view each one "from the knobs up", you can easily mistake the two for each other.
That last statement can apply to their lead channel sound, as well. Sorry, folks; I cannot tell any difference between the two. I'm not implying that it's bad in any way. In fact, it's rather good; the first 5150®MkI amp absolutely cranked with a badass, ball-shaking, tear-your-head-off-and-shit-down-your neck tone that most players search for all their lives.
I ask, why bother purchasing the II if there's no tonal differences or improvements? There's a case in the rhythm channel: the sound is practically identical to the first 5150®MkI's clean sound (admirable, but no where close to being as incredible as an amplifier like the Carvin Legacy amp), yet you have more power to make minute changes in the sonic output. If that's something you'd want, then go for it. Most Van Halen fans will be playing through the excellent lead channel anyhow, so the rhythm channel's expanded controls will matter little. My advice is: if you already own a 5150®MkI, don't bother laying down your hard-earned cash for a 5150®MkII -- it's just not worth it for minor refinements. If you own neither one, on the other hand, go with the II; you'll never know when you might want a bit more governance over your tone.
This amp rates a solid 8.5 on a scale of one to ten in my book. This rating could have been a 9 or even a 10 if reverb was added (c'mon, Eddie, why not? We'd love it!) and if the clean sound was dramatically improved. All in all, the Peavey® 5150®Series boasts the best distorted tone available by any amps currently in production.
Power : 120 watts RMS
Tubes : Four 6L6 power amp tubes and six 12AX7 preamp tubes
Graphic Equalizer : 3-band active EQ for each channel (rhythm and lead)
Rhythm channel : Pre/post gain controls, bright/crunch switches
Lead Channel : Pre/post gain controls
Footswitch : Lead/rhythm channel select, Crunch on/off, and Effects Loop; comes with 25' cable
Dimensions : 10.3" Height 26.5" Width 11.9" Depth
Weight : 48 lbs.