mdrs wrote:I always heard good things about their tone. But, I've never played one.
I have an old JCM 800 50 watt combo, that has two channels; in theory, one is clean, and the other is "dirty". Well, they are more like dirty and dirty!! Very little difference I could ever hear between them!! Still, a very usable amp, with great tone.
Sounds like my kind of amp!!
The cool thing about the 5150 is that I use the red channel (high gain) as a solo channel. Even tho it can get some insane amounts of gain, it still has really good note separation and clarity, and it sounds just like the crunch channel, so it works great as a solo boost....Pretty versatile amp that is well built and very nicely priced.
I've found that even tho I play with what I would say is more of a 70's high gain tone (think Jimmy Page, Billy Gibbons, etc....), I like high gain amps for some reason. Not sure why, cause on this one and my Prosonics I never run the gain past noon, but there's something about the higher gain amps, even running at mild(ish) gain levels, that I prefer.....to each their own I suppose.