Hey guys. About a year ago I was eagerly awaiting the 5150 III combo and was prepared to buy one when released. I was thinking built in power attenuation and reverb would be better than just grabbing the 50 watt head.
However a friend convinced me to try the Axe FX II... which I love. But... I can't help but wonder if I'm missing anything. Unfortunately no music stores near me carry hi-end/hi-gain or I'd be able to hear for myself. What do you guys think? Have any of you had both and can fill me in on details/differences? I'm still considering buying one even though I am quite happy with the Axe, if not for a backup and true tube tone just to have on hand.
Please share your wisdom/ experiences with me!
Well,i have a 5150 III 100 w head...i must be honest...this is the MOST INCREDIBLE amp i've ever had. Tons of headroom,an amazing definition,a true clean channel,a very good crunch tone and an unbelievable lead tone. I'm really in love with this amp and this surely is not limited to metal...anyway,the tonal palette you can achieve with an AxeFx is obviuously larger....i am considering to buy an Axe so i'll be able to use this in the effect loop of my EVH and then i'll have an extra option if i need to play abroad..carrying just the axe can be a life-saver option sometimes!