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  • #31






    Quote Originally Posted by colejustesen
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    maybe...



    It has been so long since I have used one... It has been over seven years, and the most I played them at the times was 10 minutes...



    Cole




    As someone who owned a 5150 4x12 for many years and has played most of the other Peavey cabs, my opinion is that their speakers are usually not bad, but the construction of the cabs makes them (and any other speaker you put in them) sound bad. The 5150 cab was tried with stock speakers, V30s, G12T75s and a combination of both the 30s and 75s in an X pattern. It always sounded bad - flat, congested in the mids, and lacking any kind of 3D girth. The same speakers in my Mesa cab sound amazing. The construction quality itself is good - they're nearly indestructible. That doesn't help the sound, however.



    So my opinion is to stay away. For around $200 I would take a used Mesa 2x12 over any Peavey 4x12. It will sound better and bigger than the 4x12. My advice is to always go try for yourself, though. Just go to a music store and try a Peavey cab next to a Mesa or even a decent Marshall cab. The difference is night and day.
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    • #32






      Quote Originally Posted by Nick H
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      Ive heard they suck. But for $200 or less, they might be your thing.




      You play a Madison, your opinion is invalid.









      Quote Originally Posted by soc_monki
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      the cabs are built really well. its the speakers that arent that great. get a cheap Peavey cab, load it with some quality speakers, and youre good to go.




      This is more accurate. I've heard a Valveking, both a 1x12 and head with the 4x12 matching cab, replaced with Vintage 30s and a huge difference in sound/tone.











      Quote Originally Posted by OverDriven
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      As someone who owned a 5150 4x12 for many years and has played most of the other Peavey cabs, my opinion is that their speakers are usually not bad, but the construction of the cabs makes them (and any other speaker you put in them) sound bad. The 5150 cab was tried with stock speakers, V30s, G12T75s and a combination of both the 30s and 75s in an X pattern. It always sounded bad - flat, congested in the mids, and lacking any kind of 3D girth. The same speakers in my Mesa cab sound amazing. The construction quality itself is good - they're nearly indestructible. That doesn't help the sound, however.



      So my opinion is to stay away. For around $200 I would take a used Mesa 2x12 over any Peavey 4x12. It will sound better and bigger than the 4x12. My advice is to always go try for yourself, though. Just go to a music store and try a Peavey cab next to a Mesa or even a decent Marshall cab. The difference is night and day.




      Friend of mine has the same setup on his 5150 cab and his tone is amazing.
      Find me and the rest of the guise here: www.guitarampboard.com

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      • #33






        Quote Originally Posted by Nick H
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        Ive heard they suck. But for $200 or less, they might be your thing.




        You play a Madison, your opinion is invalid.









        Quote Originally Posted by soc_monki
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        the cabs are built really well. its the speakers that arent that great. get a cheap Peavey cab, load it with some quality speakers, and youre good to go.




        This is more accurate. I've heard a Valveking, both a 1x12 and head with the 4x12 matching cab, replaced with Vintage 30s and a huge difference in sound/tone.











        Quote Originally Posted by OverDriven
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        As someone who owned a 5150 4x12 for many years and has played most of the other Peavey cabs, my opinion is that their speakers are usually not bad, but the construction of the cabs makes them (and any other speaker you put in them) sound bad. The 5150 cab was tried with stock speakers, V30s, G12T75s and a combination of both the 30s and 75s in an X pattern. It always sounded bad - flat, congested in the mids, and lacking any kind of 3D girth. The same speakers in my Mesa cab sound amazing. The construction quality itself is good - they're nearly indestructible. That doesn't help the sound, however.



        So my opinion is to stay away. For around $200 I would take a used Mesa 2x12 over any Peavey 4x12. It will sound better and bigger than the 4x12. My advice is to always go try for yourself, though. Just go to a music store and try a Peavey cab next to a Mesa or even a decent Marshall cab. The difference is night and day.




        Friend of mine has the same setup on his 5150 cab and his tone is amazing.
        Find me and the rest of the guise here: www.guitarampboard.com

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        • #34






          Quote Originally Posted by OverDriven
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          As someone who owned a 5150 4x12 for many years and has played most of the other Peavey cabs, my opinion is that their speakers are usually not bad, but the construction of the cabs makes them (and any other speaker you put in them) sound bad. The 5150 cab was tried with stock speakers, V30s, G12T75s and a combination of both the 30s and 75s in an X pattern. It always sounded bad - flat, congested in the mids, and lacking any kind of 3D girth. The same speakers in my Mesa cab sound amazing. The construction quality itself is good - they're nearly indestructible. That doesn't help the sound, however.



          So my opinion is to stay away. For around $200 I would take a used Mesa 2x12 over any Peavey 4x12. It will sound better and bigger than the 4x12. My advice is to always go try for yourself, though. Just go to a music store and try a Peavey cab next to a Mesa or even a decent Marshall cab. The difference is night and day.




          Thanks for the input! I will just have to see what is available at my local Guitar Center as well as the pawn shops... Thanks



          Cole
          Amps
          Marshall JCM900 2500 MkIII
          Egnater Tweaker 15
          TRM Guitarcabs Wide Ported 1x12 (Fane Medusa 150)

          Pedals
          Korg Pitchblack+
          Ibanez Weeping Demon Jr.
          Pro Tone Thruster
          Monte Allums GT Mod SD-1
          ISP Decimator (Loop)
          MXR 6 Band EQ (Loop)
          Hermida Reverb (Loop)
          Visual Sound V3 Single Tap Delay (Loop)
          Carl Martin Octaswitch
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          • #35






            Quote Originally Posted by OverDriven
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            As someone who owned a 5150 4x12 for many years and has played most of the other Peavey cabs, my opinion is that their speakers are usually not bad, but the construction of the cabs makes them (and any other speaker you put in them) sound bad. The 5150 cab was tried with stock speakers, V30s, G12T75s and a combination of both the 30s and 75s in an X pattern. It always sounded bad - flat, congested in the mids, and lacking any kind of 3D girth. The same speakers in my Mesa cab sound amazing. The construction quality itself is good - they're nearly indestructible. That doesn't help the sound, however.



            So my opinion is to stay away. For around $200 I would take a used Mesa 2x12 over any Peavey 4x12. It will sound better and bigger than the 4x12. My advice is to always go try for yourself, though. Just go to a music store and try a Peavey cab next to a Mesa or even a decent Marshall cab. The difference is night and day.




            Thanks for the input! I will just have to see what is available at my local Guitar Center as well as the pawn shops... Thanks



            Cole
            Amps
            Marshall JCM900 2500 MkIII
            Egnater Tweaker 15
            TRM Guitarcabs Wide Ported 1x12 (Fane Medusa 150)

            Pedals
            Korg Pitchblack+
            Ibanez Weeping Demon Jr.
            Pro Tone Thruster
            Monte Allums GT Mod SD-1
            ISP Decimator (Loop)
            MXR 6 Band EQ (Loop)
            Hermida Reverb (Loop)
            Visual Sound V3 Single Tap Delay (Loop)
            Carl Martin Octaswitch
            Powered by Voodoo Labs & T-Rex

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            • #36






              Quote Originally Posted by OverDriven
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              So my opinion is to stay away. For around $200 I would take a used Mesa 2x12 over any Peavey 4x12. It will sound better and bigger than the 4x12. .




              No ****************ing way. And you'll never find anything Mesa for $200.

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              • #37






                Quote Originally Posted by OverDriven
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                So my opinion is to stay away. For around $200 I would take a used Mesa 2x12 over any Peavey 4x12. It will sound better and bigger than the 4x12. .




                No ****************ing way. And you'll never find anything Mesa for $200.

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                • #38
                  this seems to be a sweet deal, in my area, but I have no need for a 4x12



                  http://lynchburg.craigslist.org/msg/3468071029.html
                  Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.-Winston Churchill

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                  • #39
                    this seems to be a sweet deal, in my area, but I have no need for a 4x12



                    http://lynchburg.craigslist.org/msg/3468071029.html
                    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.-Winston Churchill

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                    • #40
                      this seems to be a sweet deal, in my area, but I have no need for a 4x12



                      http://lynchburg.craigslist.org/msg/3468071029.html
                      Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.-Winston Churchill

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                      • #41
                        this seems to be a sweet deal, in my area, but I have no need for a 4x12



                        http://lynchburg.craigslist.org/msg/3468071029.html
                        Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.-Winston Churchill

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                        • #42






                          Quote Originally Posted by midnightlaundry
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                          No ****************ing way. And you'll never find anything Mesa for $200.




                          Not unless you find an awesome forumite offing a beat up half-back vertical 2x12.



                          But generally, yeah, probably not.
                          Originally Posted by TheEternal


                          Can't you just let Jesus melt your face?









                          Originally Posted by Neilrocks25


                          life's too short not to eat bee's




                          Good Transactions

                          Peavey Bravo 112, Acoustic Control Corp 150 (x2), Peavey VTM120, Mesa Metal Grille Halfback 2x12, Tubeworks vert 2x12, Peavey 1810
                          Godin SD24, Squier Standard Strat, Ibanez "Millenium" Destroyer, Agile 3100, Squier Classic Vibe Tele, Peavey Reactor

                          Fix Congress First

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                          • #43






                            Quote Originally Posted by midnightlaundry
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                            No ****************ing way. And you'll never find anything Mesa for $200.




                            Not unless you find an awesome forumite offing a beat up half-back vertical 2x12.



                            But generally, yeah, probably not.
                            Originally Posted by TheEternal


                            Can't you just let Jesus melt your face?









                            Originally Posted by Neilrocks25


                            life's too short not to eat bee's




                            Good Transactions

                            Peavey Bravo 112, Acoustic Control Corp 150 (x2), Peavey VTM120, Mesa Metal Grille Halfback 2x12, Tubeworks vert 2x12, Peavey 1810
                            Godin SD24, Squier Standard Strat, Ibanez "Millenium" Destroyer, Agile 3100, Squier Classic Vibe Tele, Peavey Reactor

                            Fix Congress First

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                            • #44






                              Quote Originally Posted by kissmyace
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                              this seems to be a sweet deal, in my area, but I have no need for a 4x12



                              http://lynchburg.craigslist.org/msg/3468071029.html




                              I have that same cab with the exception being that it's covered in tolex, and it came with Celestion G12M-70's. It's heavy MDF, but I would drag it up and down stairs when I was a 135lb teenager. If I could do it then, I can do it now. You can too.

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                              • #45






                                Quote Originally Posted by kissmyace
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                                this seems to be a sweet deal, in my area, but I have no need for a 4x12



                                http://lynchburg.craigslist.org/msg/3468071029.html




                                I have that same cab with the exception being that it's covered in tolex, and it came with Celestion G12M-70's. It's heavy MDF, but I would drag it up and down stairs when I was a 135lb teenager. If I could do it then, I can do it now. You can too.

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