5150 Iconic combo

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5150 Iconic combo

Post by Sluggy » Fri Mar 18, 2022 7:33 am

What’s everybody’s thoughts on these? Thinking of ditching my Vypr 30watt and POD X3 live and just get this combo with a few pedals. The POD takes a degree in science to figure out so I’m just useing downloaded patches. 😂


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Re: 5150 Iconic combo

Post by _xxx_ » Fri Mar 18, 2022 9:15 am

Haven't played that model, but so far all EVH amps were awesome. Thus I think you can't go wrong with this one either.

The POD sounds quite lo-fi, so you'll be better off with pretty much any decent tube amp.

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Re: 5150 Iconic combo

Post by Sluggy » Fri Mar 18, 2022 10:32 am

_xxx_ wrote: Fri Mar 18, 2022 9:15 am Haven't played that model, but so far all EVH amps were awesome. Thus I think you can't go wrong with this one either.

The POD sounds quite lo-fi, so you'll be better off with pretty much any decent tube amp.
Yeah basically I have the vypr on a clean channel and let the pod do the effects or modeling. Doesn’t sound like the 5150 tho

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Re: 5150 Iconic combo

Post by _xxx_ » Fri Mar 18, 2022 2:22 pm

Of course, there are very few modelers that come close to the real thing and then they cost 2k+ like Axe-FX or Neural Quad Cortex. Among the cheap ones, only Hotone Ampero has somewhat realistic amp feel (still far from the real thing, but 1-2 steps above Line6, Headrush and co).

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Re: 5150 Iconic combo

Post by Sluggy » Fri Mar 18, 2022 3:12 pm

Yeah I don’t need to spend that much😂 I’m not even in a band. Just jammin in the basement that’s all!

Hell even the price for the EVH is high for me. lol But it seems to sound good and Is cheaper then the 2x12 combo’s they have.

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Re: 5150 Iconic combo

Post by _xxx_ » Fri Mar 18, 2022 3:48 pm

Yeah, tough choice if you want a small amp. I found my tone with the Triple XXX combo with FX, but that's a different kind of vibe, more modern/polished tone.

Maybe a used 6505 Mini head would fit the bill? sometimes they go for less than $400. Especially if you have some box already, or maybe you could use that Vypyr speaker on low volume.

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Re: 5150 Iconic combo

Post by shwayman11 » Fri Mar 18, 2022 6:50 pm

_xxx_ wrote: Fri Mar 18, 2022 3:48 pm Yeah, tough choice if you want a small amp. I found my tone with the Triple XXX combo with FX, but that's a different kind of vibe, more modern/polished tone.

Maybe a used 6505 Mini head would fit the bill? sometimes they go for less than $400. Especially if you have some box already, or maybe you could use that Vypyr speaker on low volume.
Was gonna suggest the same thing. I've heard great things about the EVH LBX heads too--especially the original version.

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Re: 5150 Iconic combo

Post by Sluggy » Sat Mar 19, 2022 10:42 am

Wow the mini 6505 head sounds real good! I see there’s a 6505+ 60 watt combo amp as well.

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Re: 5150 Iconic combo

Post by SWANTECH » Sat Mar 19, 2022 12:01 pm

Get one fast.
Tube amp prices are getting crazy. Tubes are becoming even harder to source. Covid made it really difficult and now all Russian trade and exports have been stopped from out side the Russian federation.

I was going to sell off a few. Then decides to keep mine. A Fender Blues Jr is now getting $800.00 USD. That is crazy.
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Re: 5150 Iconic combo

Post by 80sChris » Sat Mar 19, 2022 2:16 pm

When valves get impossible to source the prices will crash on those old amps.

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