Peavey 5150 dating
This version is identical to the 6505 , but uses EL34 tubes instead of 6L6GC tubes in the power section.Peavey Foundation Bass Guitar - 1989 - Black In good overall used condition for a nearly 30 year old bass and showing some minor scuffs and dings.Despite the lead singer hoopla that may be brewing in the Van Halen camp at any given moment, the name "Edward Van Halen" still draws a good deal of attention.So when it was announced that Peavey and Eddie had teamed up again to whip up a brand-spankin' new 5150 amplifier, guitar fans worldwide were clamouring to get a peek (or should we say a listen) of the new creation.However, these tubes have most likely been replaced, as they are now over 20 years old.It is available in a 60 watt 1x12 combo (Called 6505 112), of which the internal circuitry is identical to that of the head, with exception of using 2 instead of 4 6L6GC powertubes an additional 3-spring reverb.
My advice is: if you already own a 5150, don't bother laying down your hard-earned cash for a 5150 II -- it's just not worth it for minor refinements.
Sorry, folks; I cannot tell any difference between the two. In fact, it's rather good; the first 5150 amp absolutely cranked with a badass, ball-shaking, tear-your-head-off-and-shit-down-your neck tone that most players search for all their lives.
I ask, why bother purchasing the II if there's no tonal differences or improvements?
Such was the case last January at the annual NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) event in Los Angeles.
When Edward appeared at the Peavey booth to debut a prototype of the 5150 II, hundreds upon hundreds of show goers crammed themselves around the cubicle attempting to catch a glimpse of the renowned guitarist and his wares.