Peavey 5150 II Guitar Amplifier Review

Peavey 5150 II Hands-On Review

With the Peavey 5150 and 5150 II heads, you’ll experience super rock crunch, harmonic-rich sustain, and screaming drive like you’ve never heard before. Production models are identical to those Eddie Van Halen used for recording, as well as those he used to tour with. […]

Tube or Solid State Amps

Retubing a Peavey 5150 Amplifier

If you’ve got lots of cash, I highly recommend buying new old stock (NOS) tubes. These are tubes that were manufactured years ago and never sold or used. A set of four NOS RCA 6L6 “backplates” will run you over $300, while the GE 6L6s go for about $150 a quartet. These tubes deliver superior quality and construction, if you can affor them. If you can’t, don’t worry. You can still get killer tone out of tubes from China or Russia. […]

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Eddie Van Halen EVH Wolfgang Guitar

In 1978, Eddie Van Halen made his debut into the rock n roll world. He made his appearance to the world with his homemade guitar later called, “Frankenstein”. At the time when his phenomenal technique and tone demanded unbelievable performance he created his guitar to match his almost untouchable standards […]