Tone Capture of one of the most iconic high gain amp, the Peavey 5150. 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 is best used with a power amp (or the FX Loop of an amp) and a cabinet. If you don't intend to use a cabinet please turn on cab sim and either select one of the stock cab sims or use one of the included matched cabinet IRs. This tone capture comes with a Marshall MR1936V 2x12 IR with two more tube variations!
The tone captures for the Peavey 5150 include:
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Includes Impulse Responses from our Ultimate IR Pack
This preset is part of the Peavey Pack Bundle