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  • How are the 5150 Cabs?

    I can get one used for 350. Worth it? Or am I better off just paying 2x as much for an Avatar or WhiteBox with Celestions?
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    </div> <font size="1"><b><i>Guitars:</i></b><br />
    <u>LTD EC256:</u>EMG's, Tonepros, Grovers<br />
    <u>Agile PS900 Blue Flame</u><br />
    <u>Ibanez Acoustic:</u> V300CW<br />
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    <u>EVH 5150 III 100w</u><br />
    <u>EVH 5150 III 4x12</u><br />
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    <u>POD HD300</u><br />
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    <b>Good Transactions:</b> cadfael, kev324, sahlomonic, Lucius</div>

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    you're better off getting a used marshall cab with celestion for 300-350.
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    • #3
      you're better off getting a used marshall cab with celestion for 300-350.



      This.

      The Peavey cabs have always sounded kinda tubby to me.
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      • #4
        much better options at that price point used.

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        • #5
          There not that bad, Theres not much differance between the marshall and peavey cabs, ive owned both, Flame suit on:lol:

          Well Marshalls have Celstions and the Peavey has crappy Sheffields, but Marshalls seem to go about 500 used here. At that price I may as well just spend the bit extra to get a new Avatar or WhiteBox.

          I'm basically just looking for a cheap cab for jamming at home with, so it doesn't have to be the best. I just don't want it to sound like crap :lol:
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          <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>James Hetfield</strong>

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          <div class="message">I AM THE TABLE!!</div>

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          </div>
          </div> <font size="1"><b><i>Guitars:</i></b><br />
          <u>LTD EC256:</u>EMG's, Tonepros, Grovers<br />
          <u>Agile PS900 Blue Flame</u><br />
          <u>Ibanez Acoustic:</u> V300CW<br />
          <b><i>Amps:</i></b><br />
          <u>EVH 5150 III 100w</u><br />
          <u>EVH 5150 III 4x12</u><br />
          <b><i>Effects:</i></b><br />
          <u>POD HD300</u><br />
          <u>MXR 10 Band EQ</u></font><br />
          <br />
          <b>Good Transactions:</b> cadfael, kev324, sahlomonic, Lucius</div>

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          • #6
            The 6505/5150 cabs are great. I like the Sheffields better than Celestions. Someone here( I forget who) pointed out that I could get a better nasty, more vibrant sound with the stock speakers. So far they have not let me down.

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            • #7
              ...Someone actually like's Sheffields?! Has Peavey started moving away from using Shef's and started using Stephens or is that just for the 6534+ cab?

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              • #8
                What do most people find wrong with them? So far I haven't had any problem.

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                • #9
                  I have a straight cab. It sounds good.
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                  • #10
                    The most general complaint is that they are muddy/tubby.

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                    • #11
                      I got mine for $100. It sounds good for metal. It can handle lots of low end and stay tight and focused, but maybe to cold sounding for rock music. I don't know what people mean by "muddy and flubby." To me it stays much tighter than a v30 cab, and those Marshall cabs with the 75's are awful unless you change the speakers. $350 is too much though.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks guys. If you think 350 is too much, how much do you think I should offer him?
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                        <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>James Hetfield</strong>

                        </div>
                        <div class="message">I AM THE TABLE!!</div>

                        </div>
                        </div>
                        </div> <font size="1"><b><i>Guitars:</i></b><br />
                        <u>LTD EC256:</u>EMG's, Tonepros, Grovers<br />
                        <u>Agile PS900 Blue Flame</u><br />
                        <u>Ibanez Acoustic:</u> V300CW<br />
                        <b><i>Amps:</i></b><br />
                        <u>EVH 5150 III 100w</u><br />
                        <u>EVH 5150 III 4x12</u><br />
                        <b><i>Effects:</i></b><br />
                        <u>POD HD300</u><br />
                        <u>MXR 10 Band EQ</u></font><br />
                        <br />
                        <b>Good Transactions:</b> cadfael, kev324, sahlomonic, Lucius</div>

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                        • #13
                          I had one for a while when I bought my first 5150 it came with it , it was a slant I had that and a marshall 1960a. I liked them both I though the 5150 def had more low end . I painted Jane Doe on the back of mine but eventually sold it to guitar center for 250 bucks. In the end I kept the marshall around longer. But damn I miss that cab and wish I could find it . the Jane Doe was cute.
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                          • #14
                            I offered him 300. I guess I can't really go wrong for that as if I don't like it, I can probably get close to that from Long and Mcquade for it.
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                            <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>James Hetfield</strong>

                            </div>
                            <div class="message">I AM THE TABLE!!</div>

                            </div>
                            </div>
                            </div> <font size="1"><b><i>Guitars:</i></b><br />
                            <u>LTD EC256:</u>EMG's, Tonepros, Grovers<br />
                            <u>Agile PS900 Blue Flame</u><br />
                            <u>Ibanez Acoustic:</u> V300CW<br />
                            <b><i>Amps:</i></b><br />
                            <u>EVH 5150 III 100w</u><br />
                            <u>EVH 5150 III 4x12</u><br />
                            <b><i>Effects:</i></b><br />
                            <u>POD HD300</u><br />
                            <u>MXR 10 Band EQ</u></font><br />
                            <br />
                            <b>Good Transactions:</b> cadfael, kev324, sahlomonic, Lucius</div>

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                            • #15
                              trust me take the time and find a marshall cab in that price range. it isn't too hard. just offer people that amount, lots of people will post higher prices but $350 is fair for most marshall cabs from the 80s on.
                              <div class="signaturecontainer">Bedrock Lead 50<br />
                              Red Bear MK 60 <br />
                              Carvin 4x12 with 90s BR12 speakers<br />
                              JCM 800 Lead 4x12 with G12-65s</div>

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