Capture of the Peavey 5150 Block Letter for the IK Multimedia ToneX. Includes two matched cabinet IRs!

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Capture of one of the most iconic high gain amps, the Peavey 5150 Block Letter. The original 5150 and its many reissues are a staple for heavy rock and metal players with an iconic deep, aggressive and filthy high gain channel. The amp is suited for all heavy genres and is extra versatile in that area. Like all revolutionary gear, the 5150 was born out of the hunt for a specific tone. Eddie Van Halen himself and Peavey engineer James Brown designed out of Eddie’s mind an amp that could go from clean to the crunch to super heavy all in the same unit. 

The Peavey 5150 is generally defined as an aggressive, punchy high-gain tone that can become warm and deep or bright and buzzy by tweaking the amp settings. Launching the Peavey 5150 Block Letter in 1992 helped Eddie and all guitarists of the 90s define what heavy music sounded like. Not only that, but it became a blueprint for high gain amp manufactures up to today by giving birth to what is referred to as the “5150 tones”.

When it first came out, it was all guitar players wanted. The flexibility to play leads with a lot of sustain, palm-muted power chords, and clean rhythm guitar makes the 5150 highly flexible with a character of its own. Being used in thousands of famous rock records since it came out, the tone is so popular that most high gain amps today share some similarities with the 5150.

This preset can be used either with a Power Amp (or the FX Loop of an Amp) and a Cabinet or straight to an Audio Interface, PA Speakers or FRFR. If you intend to use a Power Amp and Cabinet, please turn OFF the pedal's CAB SIM. Includes both STUDIO and LIVE  NVA Matching Cabinet Impulse Responses. 

ALL INCLUDED CAPTURES ARE DI CAPTURES, meaning that you can either use them with your ToneX pedal and a power amp/cabinet or select any Stock Cab/IR of your choice when connected to FRFR/PA Speakers or Audio Interface (using either the ToneX pedal or the ToneX Plugin). Comes with a EVH 5150 4x12 Straight IR and a Peavey Invective 212 2x12 IR!

The captures for the Peavey 5150 Block Letter include:

  • Rhythm Channel, clean sound
  • Rhythm Channel, breakup sound
  • Rhythm Channel, crunch sound
  • Rhythm Channel, overdrive sound
  • Lead Channel, distortion sound, normal gain sensitivity
  • Lead Channel, distortion sound, high gain sensitivity
  • Lead Channel, distortion sound, high gain sensitivity, boosted by Barber Tone Pump EQ
  • Lead Channel, solo sound, normal gain sensitivity
  • Lead Channel, solo sound, high gain sensitivity, boosted by TC Electronic Spark

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Includes Impulse Responses from our Ultimate IR Pack

This Capture is part of our Classic Vintage #2

This Capture is part of our Hi-Gain Monsters #2

IK Multimedia Tonex
Single Amp Capture
Gain Structure
>50 Watts
Tonex: 1.1.6
This preset bundle can only be used with the appropriate plugin. If you own a Tonex pedal, you need to import these using the Tonex plugin.
Yes, this pack includes custom IRs that work with the presets.