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Old 2005-02-15, 11:05
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5150...again sorry

hay guys and galls (but mostly guys im sure) need some info on getting a very meaty low end slam on my peavey 5150 mk1 head through a marshall 4x12 any help much apreciated..see im new to 5150 (just got it yesterday) and its reputation preseeds it..also if anyone has a footswitch for one or that will fit one contact me on underclass@hotmail.co.uk ill pay well cheers
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Old 2005-02-15, 14:20
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If your after that kind of sound, try turning up your resonance to about 7 or so. The resonance gives your tone a little more balls. Also, you might want to put your lows on about 5-6. But whatever you do, DO NOT SCOOP THE MIDS! Instead keep the mids anywhere between 5-10 and put the highs where ever you like. Another thing, the presence pot on 5150's get real sensitive in the 8-10 region, so I have mine on about 8.5. To me, it sounds like the sweet spot, but experiment a little.

PS- Don't turn your gain up a whole lot. 5-8 will be plenty, otherwise your sound will lose definition.
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Old 2005-02-15, 14:48
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I've found that asking for settings for 5150 is just useless. It seems the slightest change in room size, furniture, flooring, people ect ect. calls for a pretty big eq change. So just do what everyone with new gear and a good sound do: suck it up, sit down and tweak it. But seriously, if you want more low end do you really need to ask how to get it?
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If your after that kind of sound, try turning up your resonance to about 7 or so. The resonance gives your tone a little more balls. Also, you might want to put your lows on about 5-6. But whatever you do, DO NOT SCOOP THE MIDS! Instead keep the mids anywhere between 5-10 and put the highs where ever you like. Another thing, the presence pot on 5150's get real sensitive in the 8-10 region, so I have mine on about 8.5. To me, it sounds like the sweet spot, but experiment a little.

PS- Don't turn your gain up a whole lot. 5-8 will be plenty, otherwise your sound will lose definition.


resonance that high will sound like mud, that might be good for low volumes but for high volumes I wouldnt but the resonance past 3.

8 for gain? I have mine on 6 and its already a shitload of gain.

I think DEAD pretty much gave you all the advice you need.
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Old 2005-02-15, 19:31
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5150's are so easy... really you an kinda knock the knobs around and for the most part everything will sound good. not like a meas or anything where it's harder to get a good tone than a bad.

turn everything to 5 and go from there.
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Old 2005-02-15, 23:04
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i want a 5150 real bad. anyone want to sell me one? I'll offer $100

for real though, a 5150 is without a doubt the next amp im buying. ive only played on one once, and i loved it. Like XDX said, its easy to get a good tone
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Old 2005-02-15, 23:21
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Well my friend is looking for a head and he seems interested in a Blue Voodoo... so if you wanna sell it and make some profit then maybe we can work something out.
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Old 2005-02-15, 23:22
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Old 2005-02-15, 23:23
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Old 2005-02-15, 23:24
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Old 2005-02-15, 23:25
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Old 2005-02-15, 23:30
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Old 2005-02-15, 23:38
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Old 2005-02-15, 23:40
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Old 2005-02-15, 23:46
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Old 2005-02-16, 18:47
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5150's are capable of quite a bit.

If the Eq still proves inadequate for you, you can always buy an EQ pedal, as MXR carries.

I'm not very knowledgeable about tube amps, but I do know you have to juice the things to get them to sound their best. And a 5150 on volume 2-3 will tear tiles off the floor. I would buy some sort of device to reduce the power ( Edward Van Halen bought a device from radio shack that served this purpose back when he used an all tube Marshall head ) so you can get the amplifier on full throttle at a manageable volume. The more volume the amp puts out, the more bass it pumps, and when you're turning an amp up past 5-7, it can get mushy on a Bass 10, Mid 5, Treble 6-7, and then you have to turn down the bass knob. If you could cut the power efficiently, you'd have more to "work with", on your bass EQ knob.

At least I think so. I may be wrong. XdX or BLS or someone who undoubtedly knows more than I could tell you for sure.
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Old 2005-02-16, 19:03
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A power attenuator like the one THD makes is what your talking about.

It lets you drive your amp without increasing the volume, so you get that great tube saturation without cranking your amp.
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Old 2005-02-16, 19:08
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A power attenuator like the one THD makes is what your talking about.

It lets you drive your amp without increasing the volume, so you get that great tube saturation without cranking your amp.


Obviously, as you can tell, I don't know much about this ... so it basically gives it more drive. I'm thinking about getting a 5150 Combo, and that would be a must have. ( I'm convinced that if I worked with it I could get a sound I would prefer more than solid state Crates or Randalls ) Is there any shift in the EQ balance?
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Old 2005-02-16, 19:48
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Old 2005-02-16, 19:52
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that statement was asinine and unnecessary. Why do you insist on showering the forum with your random, annoying comments?
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