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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?
    Originally Posted by James Hetfield


    I AM THE TABLE!!



    Guitars:
    LTD EC256:EMG's, Tonepros, Grovers
    Agile PS900 Blue Flame
    Ibanez Acoustic: V300CW
    Amps:
    EVH 5150 III 100w
    EVH 5150 III 4x12
    Effects:
    POD HD300
    MXR 10 Band EQ

    Good Transactions: cadfael, kev324, sahlomonic, Lucius

  • #2
    you're better off getting a used marshall cab with celestion for 300-350.
    Bedrock Lead 50
    Red Bear MK 60
    Carvin 4x12 with 90s BR12 speakers
    JCM 800 Lead 4x12 with G12-65s

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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

          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
          Originally Posted by James Hetfield


          I AM THE TABLE!!



          Guitars:
          LTD EC256:EMG's, Tonepros, Grovers
          Agile PS900 Blue Flame
          Ibanez Acoustic: V300CW
          Amps:
          EVH 5150 III 100w
          EVH 5150 III 4x12
          Effects:
          POD HD300
          MXR 10 Band EQ

          Good Transactions: cadfael, kev324, sahlomonic, Lucius

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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.
                  EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE



                  ebmm axis-fortin cali/metro plexi 50-soldano hot rod 50-5150-5152-jcm 900 mk3
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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?
                        Originally Posted by James Hetfield


                        I AM THE TABLE!!



                        Guitars:
                        LTD EC256:EMG's, Tonepros, Grovers
                        Agile PS900 Blue Flame
                        Ibanez Acoustic: V300CW
                        Amps:
                        EVH 5150 III 100w
                        EVH 5150 III 4x12
                        Effects:
                        POD HD300
                        MXR 10 Band EQ

                        Good Transactions: cadfael, kev324, sahlomonic, Lucius

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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.
                          it's just dad and me and some american beers.

                          Jazzmasters and AC30's

                          www.cavelife.bandcamp.com

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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.
                            Originally Posted by James Hetfield


                            I AM THE TABLE!!



                            Guitars:
                            LTD EC256:EMG's, Tonepros, Grovers
                            Agile PS900 Blue Flame
                            Ibanez Acoustic: V300CW
                            Amps:
                            EVH 5150 III 100w
                            EVH 5150 III 4x12
                            Effects:
                            POD HD300
                            MXR 10 Band EQ

                            Good Transactions: cadfael, kev324, sahlomonic, Lucius

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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.
                              Bedrock Lead 50
                              Red Bear MK 60
                              Carvin 4x12 with 90s BR12 speakers
                              JCM 800 Lead 4x12 with G12-65s

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