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    Join Date: Jan 2011
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    5150III 100w or 5150III 50w

    I'm thinking about buying a used 5150III
    I like the lower price of the 50 but like the independent eq on all 3 channels of the 100. I know alot of you guys have this amp. I play in a metal band I have a randall rm100 KH marshall jvm410h and a new dual recto. Just wanting to round out my amp collection. Let me know what you guys think about the wattage and features. Thanks
    Not 9 EMGs

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    Do you want a small head with el84 or large with el34?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samer View Post
    Do you want a small head with el84 or large with el34?

    both the 50 and 100w use 6L6 toobs!

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    I have the 50w.
    Tone for days.
    Ungodly powerful (my live volume set just above 9 oclock).
    Has midi.
    Love it.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    5150III 100w or 5150III 50w

    I think the 100 is really nice, but I'm gonna end up with the 50. The tone is a little better to my ears (more power tube saturation at similar volumes), MIDI, light to carry and just awesome.

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    I'm totally with Shannon on this one. I've only had it less than a week, but my 50w slays. It's also the reason Stu now wants one. Unless you absolutely have to have a separate eq on each channel, there's no reason to buy the 100w. Like Shannon, my live volume is around the 3 point (or 9 o'clock) and it cuts through the entire band with ease. Clean and crunch channels are very different, even though they share an eq, and both are great sounding.

    Just buy a 50w, you won't regret it.
    I'm so metal I shit bats

    My band > WALK IN COMA

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    Since 50w is not much quieter, I'd go with the 100w to get the full eq.
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